by joelado, Sun Apr 05, 2009 at 01:45:57 PM EDT
On April 3, 2009 at 1:31 PM, the Spirit of DC, a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) became the first vehicle of its kind to have visited all 48 states of the contiguous United States of America. "The Spirit of DC became an All American," says "EV Jerry" Asher, the driver and co-chair of the effort. The history making record was set after Asher and the Spirit of DC crossed over the Georgia/Alabama line while on US 78. This is the beginning of the end for the Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle All Around America (PHEV3A) Team that is made up mainly from members of the Electric Vehicle Association of Washington, DC (EVA/DC).
by joelado, Tue Jan 06, 2009 at 03:47:17 AM EST
Picking the Winners
Just because it's green and a good idea, isn't a guarantee it will succeed reaching the marketplace, much less reach commercialization, writes Joseph Lado in an article for EVWorld.com
The picture above is of Apollo 15's astronaut James Irwin with the first lunar rover on the Mare Imbrium. It has been nearly 40 years since man drove an electric vehicle on the moon, much less mined it for Helium 3.
by dtaylor2, Sun Jun 22, 2008 at 01:38:55 AM EDT
As we all wait to see who Obama will pick for VP I thought it would be good to talk about something different.
So here are my thoughts on solar power.
by Chelsea Sexton, Tue Mar 25, 2008 at 06:12:07 AM EDT
March 17, 2008
Dear Gov. Schwarzenegger,
President George Bush called on Americans this month to "get off oil" and start to drive electric vehicles. With gas nearing $4 a gallon, global warming threatening disaster, and our national security at risk, the president got it right.
Unfortunately, powerful California regulators are perilously close to killing the electric car all over again.
On March 27, the California Air Resources Board will revise their history-making program that put more than 5,000 highway-capable Zero Emission Vehicles (ZEVs) on the road and reduced our output of carbon dioxide--the main global warming gas--by one million metric tons.
But new revisions by the Board's staff will profoundly weaken the program again instead of propelling our country toward a pollution-free future. This proposal would require each automaker to produce only about 150 ZEVs per year through 2015.
That's less than what consumers are demanding...
by Chelsea Sexton, Fri Mar 21, 2008 at 11:15:28 AM EDT
Plug In America Needs Your Help. You Are Invited!
Plug in America Press Conference and Rally
Date: Wednesday - March 26, 2008
Time: 10:30 a.m.
Where: California EPA Building
..........1001 I Street
Electric Car Drivers: Bring Your EVs!
We want zero emission electric cars on the road, and we want them NOW! Help PIA inspire Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and CARB Chair Mary Nichols to do the right thing by clicking here.