Friday, January 27, 2012

CODA Automotive at DC Auto Show 2012

Robbie Diamond, President and CEO of the Electrification Coalition and Phil Murtaugh, CEO of CODA Automotive talk about the electrification of transportation at the DC Auto Show January 26, 2012. Electric Vehicle Association of Washington, DC EVADC

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Thursday, January 26, 2012

2011 TTXGP Brammo Racing - Without Background Audio

Brammo Empulse RR Racing Footage From 2011 TTXGP

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WV Tech Electric Motorcycle Conversion Project

Check out this well documented electric motorcycle conversion by West Virginia Tech’s Mechanical Engineering students. Click here to download the PDF plans.  Electric Motorcycle Plans. Leave a comment below and tell me what you think of this build.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

The Grid Grows, and Overtakes E85

I actually found this hard to believe, but This data was recently released by the department of energy. There are now more then double the EV Charge stations then E85 re-fueling stations. 2,515 E85 stations, compared to 5,430 electric charging stations! I know what you’re thinking, “there probably all in California or New York”, well [...]

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

"Morning in Hamtramck" | Chevrolet Volt | Chevrolet

A Chevrolet Volt assembly line winds through the streets of Hamtramck, Michigan, a city within a city in the heart of Detroit. As the local workers build this pioneering extended-range electric vehicle, the citizens of this American manufacturing town look on filled with pride. For more information about Chevrolet Volt visit

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Chevrolet Volt | Pecan Street Project

Learn how the Chevrolet Volt is being used to study the impact of a concentration of electric cars in a community.

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Monday, January 23, 2012

Chevy dealers turn down more Volts- Hallelujah!

The latest in the “let’s make a story about how EVs suck where there is none” trend is this morning’s news that certain Chevrolet dealers are choosing not to take more Volt inventory.  Sensationalistic media outlets are framing this as a nationwide lack of demand, because of course, Clovis, CA (near Fresno) is representative of [...]

Sunday, January 22, 2012

EV Home Charging Station Installation

This video documents the installation of an Aerovironment 240V charger (EVSE - Electric Vehicle Service Equipment) in a garage for a 2012 Nissan Leaf. Installation by Cary Electric Company Recorded by Scott Wilson of the Electric Vehicle Association of Washington, DC.

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Monday, January 16, 2012

Shelina Moreda Pics

So, during the TTXGP/e-Power race at Laguna Seca in 2011, I took a bunch of photos of the various teams and riders.  I’m going to put some of them up here.  First up is Shelina Moreda from the eCRP team.  She is a local (from northern california) racer who performed well, and is just as [...]

Friday, January 13, 2012

On the 2012 Fisker Karma EVer

Fisker has never recieved quite the fanfare of Tesla, but their novel approach to green transportation should be turning some heads. After years of Fisker Karma delays, satirized by the EVCast, we might finally start seeing some of these luxury plug-in hybrids rolling around eco-chic areas in the US.  Deliveries have begun in the US [...]

Tesla Model S: The Classes and Options

Tesla has become world renown for their superior performance electric vehicles. The Roadster put them on the map as the first production electric car that was actually refined, cool, and exciting. The heir to the awesome electric car throne, the Model S, will finally be delivered in 2012. The Model S sedan is targeted at [...]

Monday, January 9, 2012

Will the BYD E6 Finally Become a Reality?

BYD Auto has been a hot topic for green geeks and business savvy investors for the past few years.  We started writing about them in 2008, pronouncing them the “sleeping giant” of China. There was strong interest from investors like Warren Buffet, and Portland, Oregon wanted to establish a BYD headquarters in their city. Several setbacks [...]

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Lola-Drayson B12/69EV: The First Electric Le Mans Supercar

Lola and Drayson Racing are working together to create the first all-electric Le Mans race car. Their primary goal, however, is to showcase the electric vehicle’s potential in single lap time trial results. They intend to charge the car through inductive charging and there is no word on any quick stop methods of recharging necessary [...]

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Info on the Chevy Volt’s Safety Enhancements

Long story short, GM will be strenthening the Volt’s frame that protects the battery pack from side impact collisions, and make enhancments to the vehicle’s battery cooling system.  The enhancements come in response to a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Preliminary Evaluation which found that a full-scale vehicle crash test last May resulted in an [...]

Tesla Roadster to be Discontinued

Tesla is  drawing sales of the Tesla Roadster to a close in 2012, primarily to focus on their more subdued and affordable Model S.  As of September 30, 2011, Tesla had sold more than 2,000 Roadsters worldwide and the car maker announced it intends to sell a total of 2,500 units before it discontinues the [...]

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

On the 2012 Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid

Starting in March 2012, the Prius Plug-in will be available at participating dealers in Arizona, California, Connecticut, Hawaii, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia and Washington. Hopefully, availability will expand to several more states in 2012.  If you don’t live in one of these states, the Toyota [...]