Monthly Archives: August 2011

Ford Evos combines extended range with cloud technology

Ford Motor Co. is showing off the Evos concept car next month at the Frankfurt Motor Show. The Evos looks sharp, and is a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle said to get 500 miles per trip from its gas tank and … Continue reading

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Random green machine news including EV glossary link

The main benefit of subscribing to Google Alerts by a handful of search terms is that you get an email with links to the latest stories in from news sources and blogs. It’s quick and easy to use, and can … Continue reading

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Automakers expanding definition of the word green

Plug-in electric cars like the Chevy Volt and Nissan Leaf are getting most of the attention on green coming to the car business, but it’s much bigger than that. For automakers, being committed to sustainability has influenced where they’re investing … Continue reading

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Connectivity means bringing benefits to fleet managers and consumers

As you’re commuting to work these days, rising gas prices can be very annoying, as are traffic, road construction, and tailpipe smog emissions. It would be great if robotics and computer systems could take over the car, getting you there … Continue reading

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Why clean diesel cars are worth paying attention to

As automakers around the world face stringent mileage and emissions mandates, getting there will require a lot of hybrids, plug-ins, advanced technology, and something other than traditional gasoline engines. This will include biofuels, synthetic fuels, and clean diesel. While Americans … Continue reading

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Plug-in conversions offer more options, but it ain’t cheap

Somewhere in between the GM EV1 dying out and the Chevy Volt and Nissan Leaf making it to dealer lots, plug-in electric vehicles were purchased by a handful of people (not sure about the numbers). This happened through conversions of … Continue reading

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Special Request: Leave a Comment!

I have a big request of readers that could take you one minute, or one hour. I’d like you to leave a comment to this blog post, or to any of the other ones you see posted or that will … Continue reading

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Early adopters want clean, green electric power sources

For many of the early adopters of plug-in electric vehicles like the Nissan Leaf and Chevy Volt, the power source for the electricity matters to them. A big reason for buying electric vehicles is being proactive about tailpipe and carbon … Continue reading

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Plug In America takes Costco to task for pulling plug on EV charging

For those who’ve owned plug-in electric cars for several years, whether that be a do-it-yourself conversion or one of the originals like the Toyota RAV4 EV, finding public charging stations used to be a difficult journey. It was usually necessary … Continue reading

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Sort of exciting multi-tasking green fuel story

There’s a story I just read about a hydrogen vehicle fueling station just being installed in the Orange County, California suburb of Fountain Valley. It make interesting points about things happening in green cars and fuels that can make people … Continue reading

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