Electric automobile sales have yet to disrupt the dominance of internal combustion.
Electrics at this point would appear bound for a niche market, hardly living up to President Obama’s pledge to encourage their proliferation to about 1 million plug-ins on the road by 2015.
That prospect had gop.com’s research division saying: “Another day, another broken promise from President Obama.”
And Fisker, the manufacturer of the much-ballyhooed Karma and recipient of a half billion-dollar U.S. Read more
Amongst other things, the prestigious New York Auto Show 2013 became the proverbial launch pad for Nissan’s first ever hybrid model, the 2014 Pathfinder. When this Japanese automobile giant first announced their intent to develop a hybrid concept about two years ago, it was assumed that their next Altima sedan would make use of such technology. To find that Nissan’s foray into the world of hyper-fuel-efficiency is to be marked by a crossover SUV comes as a surprise, albeit a pleasant one.
The hybrid model is to mirror the exterior design of the previously launched Pathfinder model. Read more
Washington State depends on a tax per gallon of gasoline to pay for highway construction and maintenance. With the emergence of the all electrical vehicle as the preferred method of transportation within the next five years, states that depend on the sale of gasoline for tax revenue will have to find new sources if the highway system will still function.
People born during WW II have seen rapid response to changes in technology. For example, electric clothes dryers, television, transistors, Programmable Controllers, Mobile Phones, Robotics, CDs, PCs, Flash Drives, iPads, BioMed and a plethora of hardware and software have brought us to the frontier of possibilities. Read more
Hydrogen is now fast becoming the most preferred fuel that would surely help you in saving a large amount of money on a monthly basis. These days there are various companies that are manufacturing vehicles that are operated with the help of hydrogen. Hydrogen provides motive power to the vehicle which helps you in operating your car with great efficiency. Hydrogen operated vehicles come with special engines that help in the conversion of chemical energy to mechanical energy. The reaction takes place in the fuel cell chamber. Read more
Every time that I go to fill up and am greeted by yet another shock at the pump when I read the price of gas I think there has to be a way to reduce the amount I am paying for gas. It seems that not a month can go by without the prices moving up once again. I only wish I could say the same about my income. Now wouldn’t that be a sweet deal – have your wages tied to the price of gas? If it rises, so too do your wages…yes, I know, just day dreaming.
However there are some things that you can do to pay less and to help you find the cheapest gas in your area. Read more
Right now in America there is an energy revolution taking place. Thanks to new technologies and thanks to former President George W. Bush and his executive order signed in 2005, natural gas (NG) is abundant in America. Production has gone up so much over the past five years and prices have fallen to levels not believed imaginable a decade ago. In fact, they have fallen below the level that companies can profitably produce it.
At the same time other new technologies which will help us use this natural gas have been taking place. Read more
Volkswagen has been building concept after concept of the ultimate eco car, based on technology that is very close to production. Unlike some eco startup companies who are just hoping for miracles, VW is looking to build what is today possible.
The first one in this series was the Volkswagen 1 Liter concept car, which appeared in 2002.
This was obviously pushing the envelope in terms of technical innovation but involved no miracles, if a fair bit of expensive technology. The body is made of carbon fiber and the chassis out of magnesium, so it is quite lightweight. Read more
The MiEV is coming to town.
Translation: Mitsubishi Motors North America Inc. is offering up its Mitsubishi innovative Electric Vehicle (amazing name, I know) for pre-order starting April 22, Earth Day.
This vehicle, like Nissan’s Leaf, is all electric all the time. The only other full-on electric car commercially available is the Tesla Roadster, which will set you back about $100,000. Tesla’s sleek Model S sedan, which also boasts a 300 mile charge life and claims zero to 60 in 5.6 seconds, costs about half that and comes out next year.
The all-electric line-up available to consumer soon will be up to five models. Read more
Getting ready for summer? Ready to start packing up that tent or rv and hit the road? Did you save any money for gas? Fuel prices may have dropped a small amount, but just wait for the big drive of summer vacation. You and I both know the fuel prices will go right back up again.
Analyst are already predicting that summer of 2011 will come in higher than the previous record back in 2008. Economist are saying that people are feeling poorer than they really are because of having to spend so much in fuel just to go anywhere.
Stores Blame Gas Prices!
Wal-Mart is even blaming the high gas prices for having the lowest sales this year. Read more
Is the earth really going green? You bet it is. The environment is coughing and spitting from all the toxins we are putting into it and most of it comes from the thousands of manufacturers worldwide. Carbon emissions are eating away at the atmosphere and it may take hundreds of thousands of years to repair. The new century is bringing forth new ideas that will help our planet recover from this surge of air and water pollution. Automobile emission control is one way to begin “going green” and the BMW Mini is in the forefront of this planet-saving march.
When speaking or thinking about electrical cars in general, people often think how tedious it will be to constantly have this car charging. Read more