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Toyota iRoad. Getting home after using public transport

Public transportation is a great idea. Sometimes though, you may live a few miles from the stop. Why drive a car when you can drive an iRoad? This is the niche Toyota wants to fill. The iRoad is similiar to a motorcycle, offers protection from the elements, and has an electric engine. Plus it could […]

Solar power and electric vehicle stocks from 1910’s

What goes around comes around. There were numerous electric vehicle manufacturers from about 1890 to 1920, as the Steinmetz Electric Motor Car Corporations stock certificate and Baker Electric Vehicles ad show. And there were even attempts at solar power as shown by the Solar Furnace and Power Co. stock certificate.      

Wireless recharging for vehicles in transit in Korea

South Korea has achieved a major breakthrough of wireless recharging electric vehicles while they are moving, eliminating many drawbacks for EVs like charging time and finding recharging stations. Wireless recharging could be a game-changer The first two OLEV [Online Electric Vehicle] buses are operational this year. At the end of the year, Gumi City plans […]

PG&E plug-in hybrid trucks bring power to work crews, neighborhoods

This is a seriously smart idea. Electric-powered hybrid trucks bring power with them when there’s a power outage. The truck IS the generator. The purpose of a utility-owned plug-in hybrid truck includes the ability to carry a crew, supplies and tools to a job-site—mostly using electric power rather than gasoline—and then for the truck itself […]

EV company Better Place closes down

Electric vehicle manufacturer Better Place made cars with swappable batteries. Drive into a Better Place outlet and they’d swap your battery in minutes, just like filling up with gas. But their cars were expensive and so were the swapping facilities. Their concept got traction in small counties like Israel and Denmark where conceivably a dozen […]

Department of the Stupid. States plan hybrid, EV taxes

Hey, let’s encourage people to buy electric vehicles and hybrids because they’re all squeaky green and non-polluting then tax them extra for doing so. Yes, special hybrid and EV taxes will be sure to increase sales of these vehicles. Texas and Oregon are considering doing this, based on the dubious logic that efficient vehicles use […]

New York City plans 10,000 electric vehicle charging stations

Mayor Bloomberg wants New York City to have 10,00 new electric vehicle charging stations in seven years. There are currently a mere 2,069 EVs registered in the city. So, if they build the beginnings of a charging network, will more people buy EVs? We will see… The proposed charging stations will take just 30 minutes […]

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