Monthly Archives: June 2011

How to Block Spam, Web Bots, and Web Crawlers

There’s a lot going on these days with people who find blogs like Green Machine Digest and post comments to gain links to their pages, market their products/services, build their user traffic numbers, virally spread their message, etc. They’re using … Continue reading

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Cell Phones and Electric Vehicles Have a Few Things in Common

Lithium ion batteries are the energy storage source for a lot of things we use these days, from laptops to cell phones and electric vehicles. The iPhone has a “heat spreader” ultra-thin layer of graphite to deal with the overheating … Continue reading

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Cars 2 Animated Sequel Shows Race Circuit Powered by Alternative Fuels

The No. 1 weekend movie that pulled in $68 million, “Cars 2,” tells the story of race car Lightning (Owen Wilson) on the World Grand Prix circuit fueled by an alternative called Allinol. This alternative fuel prompts bad guys to … Continue reading

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US and Europe Aligning Electric Vehicle Standards

The U.S. and the European Union are close to setting joint standards for electric vehicles - an ambitious work plan aiming at aligning regulatory issues, standards and research for those vehicles, EU Trade Commissioner Karel De Gucht said in a speech … Continue reading

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Ford Offering Good Stuff for Your Wallet and Planet

Here’s something worth noticing… More than 40% of consumers view fuel economy as “extremely important” when considering a new vehicle purchase today, a new study by Martiz Research finds, and which Ford Motor Co. just cited in a press release. … Continue reading

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What it Will Take for Fuel Cell Vehicles to Succeed

USA Today posted an article about the road block hydrogen fuel cell vehicles are facing — from the Obama administration cutting Dept. of Energy grants for research and development, the lack of fueling stations, and automakers hedging their bets on … Continue reading

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Who the Heck is Union of Concerned Scientists?

So the Union of Concerned Scientists took Center for Automotive Research to task for its report on automakers not being able to realistically reach the possible upcoming 62-mpg-by-2025 mandate from the federal government. CAR said the vehicles would cost more … Continue reading

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ClipperCreek Offers Cheaper EV Charging

ClipperCreek, the oldest of the electric vehicle charging station technology companies, has introduced its LCS-25 – a compact, residential charging station priced at just $995. ClipperCreek says that the LCS-25 sets the standard for “small size” chargers and drives down … Continue reading

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Range Anxiety Reduction for Stress Cadets

At some point in the near-term future, I’m going to write a special report with the working title “Relieving Range Anxiety.” You’ve probably heard the commonly used range anxiety label describing worries car shoppers can get over electric vehicles running … Continue reading

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What the Earliest Early Adopters Think About the Mini E

While a few early adopters drove off dealer lots in late 2010 and early 2011 in what are considered the plug-in electric vehicle launch vessels, a handful of drivers already had been driving EVs for a year and a half. … Continue reading

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