Category Archives: Electric

VIDEO: Hybrid into house

VIDEO: When emergency officials respond to the scene of a crash, one of the first steps taken is to safely disconnect a vehicles battery.

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Follow the electric motorcycles and their homegrown solution to Washington

Our plan is to retrace the route of the automotive CEOs who went to Washington DC asking for government loans. But instead of looking for aid, we’d like to present President Obama with a homegrown solution to the transportation crisis. … Continue reading

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Swappable batteries for electric taxis

For vehicles that need to stay on the road and don’t have time for a charge, a pilot progam in Tokyo for swapping batteries in taxis. It’s an important test for Japan, too. While Japan’s 60,000 taxis represent only 2% … Continue reading

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LED lights invade my house

From: @paulkuehnel Sent: Jul 4, 2009 10:55a I’m diggin this new LED desk lamp. Its white, its bright, and it takes 3.2 watts http://myvid.me/7y3N sent via UberTwitter Every once in awhile gravity takes over and things tumble off my home … Continue reading

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FirstEnergy rate hike is because… ?

On Monday , the utility put into effect a 8.3 percent increase that tacks on an additional $6.97 per month for the average residential customer who uses 750 kilowatt hours of power, said Scott Surgeoner, a spokesman for FirstEnergy. The … Continue reading

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Google’s PowerMeter plugs in

The webpage with the cool statistics ( Google power meter – Greenmesh 2/09) is plugging into eight utilities and their customers by providing gadgets and info to track home electricity use. Check out the cool graphing. The Google PowerMeter includes … Continue reading

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Storage is as important as generation

One of the first principles of physics that I learned in high school is that matter cannot be created not destroyed, only changed from one form to another. A burning stick is in essence a battery – energy from the … Continue reading

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Nissan’s all electric – range 100 miles

Nissan is set to debut an all electric car in Japan in 2010. The car’s drive system is reviewed by usatoday.com/money/autos A 100 mile range for an electric car would satisfy the daily drive of most commuters. The car can … Continue reading

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GM to Segway into tiny vehicles

US carmaker General Motors is joining with scooter maker Segway to make a new type of two-seat electric vehicle. The prototype, which will be debuted in New York, is aimed at urban driving. GM aims to start making them by … Continue reading

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Diesel and hybrid evolution

As alternative engine technology matures, manufacturers jockey for position and price. Honda decides to cancel diesels for their larger platforms and evolve their gasoline hybrid offers into the larger cars. The price of the new low cost Honda Insight will … Continue reading

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