Sunday, June 5, 2011

EV News Roundup Week of 6/1

EV News

Plug In America: "Plug-in vehicles of today are what cell phones were in 1987" - Autobloggreen blurbs the latest Plug-In America newsletter and chooses the exact same pull-out quote I did: nice work Sebastian Blanco.

Ten Reasons Why You’ll Really Enjoy Owning an Electric Car - this piece from All Cars Electric is by Michael Thwaite, who couldn't make it to the Macungie EV-ent in April  :-(   These 10 arguments for driving an EV are so cogent & well-written I couldn't punish him for being a no-show by burying it farther down in the links!  

Electric Cars? Even NASCAR Drivers Want them  Race-car loving Volt owners unmasked by All Cars Electric!

Video: Crazy Genius Charges EV by Towing It  tee-hee, this link is to Wired's coverage, see also All Cars Electric take here.

Volt, LEAF Charge Faster With Unofficial Hardware Upgrade - also from All Cars Electric as is the next link -- yay for more DIY hacks!  

850 Miles In A Tesla Roadster In A Weekend: Crossing The Line - tip-to-tail EV charging stations can now get an electric car from one end of the United Kingdom to the other in 24 hours.

Hybrid News

ReGo Converts Hybrids to Plug-Ins -  Finance & Commerce on a Minneapolis conversion start-up. 

Fisker Debuts Karma at Monaco Grand Prix  Sovereign Prince of Monaco runs it through the street course, first appearance of any monarchy in this blog thanks to EV World.  

EV Industry News

Electric BMW i3 to Start at $35K, Have 150 HP and 99-Mile Range from Car & Driver's "deep inside source"  ooh

Tesla Roadster Rated at 119 MPGe by U.S. EPA  Treehugger's Michael Graham Richard emphasizes that what matters with an EV is not MPG equivalent but how your electricity is made

Ford Follows GM Lead on EV Charge Port Location  from EV World -- where do you plug in to charge your EV?

GE unveils EV Solar Carport in Connecticut - from Autobloggreen, picture this near you:

In related EV solar-charging news check out the 25 Solar Assisted EV Charging Stations Recently Deployed by Oak Ridge National Laboratory -- 125 to be completed by this time next year.  Thanks to Ira Weissner of the Green Jobs Academy for this link!

London Expands its Electric Car Charging Points As Part of Transportation Plans - By next year, they'll have more charging points than gas stations, according to Treehugger.

On the Horizon

Prince Charles's Eco-Village to Include Nissan Leaf - from Scotland on Sunday yes this is definitely a brand-new source for our weekly EV news roundup

Future Mitsubishi i-MiEV Will Provide Emergency Power to Homes - from the Yomiuri Shinbum, also not a source we have linked to before for sure

Wireless Electric Car Charging Closer to Reality from more familiar web-destination Treehugger on underground induction charging systems

EV's are Not the Only Solution to our Transportation Problems

Airbus-sponsored electric airplane flies for the first time the LA Times blog on a German experimental flight

How Much Does It Cost To Commute By Bike?  Treehugger's Lloyd Alter wants to count in food-as-fuel for bikers, which seems a little silly as all us car-drivin' folks eat too

The Forgotten Future of Pedal Power: How Bikes Can Do Just About Anything my friend Alex Wolfson scooped both Autoblogreen and Dan Monroe by sending me this direct link 12 days ago

In Wider-ranging Renewable Energy News & Policy

Solar Panels for All New Buildings in Japan? from Zachary Shahan at ecopolitology

Food for Thought

Long Commutes Kill People - and destroy marriages: from Slate

Carbon emissions from energy use hit record level, agency says CNN reports, but fails to point out that this is how addicts respond to an impending shortage: "oh gosh I am stressed by the fact that I'm about to run out and that's gonna make me use it up faster"  

Saudi prince: Keep Americans hooked with cheap oil  There's a shocker!  Also from CNN.  

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