Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Hired Steve Mayer as General Manager

It is my pleasure to announce that today Elithion hired Steve Mayer as the General Manager. Steve will be responsible for management, business development and mechanical engineering. Steve was the Senior Project Manager at EEtrex since 2008, where he lead … Continue reading


video on Global Warming as survival

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Poll -Americans suppport high mileage cars and EVs

Eugene Mulero, E&E reporter Published: Monday, April 29, 2013 A “large majority” of American car buyers plan to buy fuel-efficient vehicles in the coming years, according to a survey released today. The Consumer Federation of America said interest in models … Continue reading


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Monday, April 29, 2013

E-Bike News: Cynko Retro E-Bike, E-Cruiser/Diavelo, Vancouver E-Bike Share, & More! [VIDEO]

Whoa!  Checkout the retro style Cykno electric bike with a carbon fiber frame, fork, wheels, brake levers.  The Cynko also features a mid drive motor, 360 watt hour lithium polymer battery, and pedal assist (pedelec).  No word on price yet, but I bet it ain’t cheap! The new HeroEco A2B bikes were presented at a launch [...]


Bryan's Tesla Model S - Door Handles & Navigation Demo

Bryan demonstrates the operation of the Tesla Model S retractable door handles and the navigation system as he drives to a charging station and meets another...


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Compliance Cars, WA Need Them Too!


Friday, April 26, 2013

Greenpower School Electric Car Finals

HD | QuickTime Share by: vPIP Embed (copy & paste): close Every year children from schools from all over the UK build and race their own Electric Cars. It culminates in the Greenpower finals at Glorious Goodwood racetrack. I got access to the pit lane and the chance to talk to some of the kids [...]


The Specialized Turbo E-Bike Now Available in the US! [VIDEO]

The 28 mph Specialized Turbo electric bike gives your pedal power a turbo boost!


2 way EV charging. To and from the grid.

…..Stock Watch..Amazon Revenue Rises, Starbucks Sees Cooldown, Expedia Travels Lower….In Two-Way Charging, Electric Cars Begin to Earn Money From the Grid By MATTHEW L. WALD | New York Times WASHINGTON — Finally, payback for the plug-in. A line of Mini … Continue reading


Tuesday, April 23, 2013

To Arlington!

As a way to celebrate Earth Day and learn more about how I can continue to limit my impact on the environment, I stopped by Arlingtonians for a Clean Environment’s Green Living Expo this past weekend. Last year I showcased my Nissan Leaf at the event, but this year I went just to relax and learn some new things. It was 65 miles RT, starting from my home in Gainesville.  This put … Continue reading »


VIDEOS: Bike Polo Played On Smart Electric Bikes!

Adding electric assist to the wild and crazy game of bike polo!


Monday, April 22, 2013

This earth is the only home we have

back-up-planetThe graphic above, produced by the Facebook-based group, I Love Climate Scientists, pretty much says it all, don't you think?


It’s Earth Day. How “Green” Is the Ford C-Max?

It depends on who you ask.  ”Green” is subjective.  There are a lot of opinions on this matter.  Kelley Blue Book announced last week that the 2013 Ford C-Max Energi is the 6th most “green” vehicle, the Ford Focus Electric … Continue reading


Saturday, April 20, 2013

U.S. energy laboratory gets 2nd solar EV canopy

nrel-brooke-solar-treeThe U.S. National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) now has a second Envision Solar International Solar Tree array at its Vehicle Testing and Integration Facility. Envision completed the installation of the solar EV charging canopy at NREL's Golden, Colo. facility in mid-April.

"I'm proud that we have been chosen again by NREL. They are delighted the Solar Tree deployment went so quickly and without any typical construction problems," stated Desmond Wheatley , Chief Executive Officer, Envision Solar.


Friday, April 19, 2013

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

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eFlow E3 Nitro Electric Bike Review

Here is the full Review of the eFlow E3 Nitro with ride characteristics, a range test, pros, cons, and overall thoughts + video and pictures!


Racing Nissan Leaf | Fully Charged

Rob Llewellyn takes a spin in the Nissan Nismo RC at Silverstone Race Track. LIKE Fully Charged on Facebook @ http://fb.me/FullyChargedShow Fully Charged Pod...


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Green Power at Silverstone | Fully Charged

Robert Llewellyn heads down to the Silverstone racetrack to join Greenpower! LIKE Fully Charged on Facebook @ http://fb.me/FullyChargedShow Fully Charged Pod...


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Carbon Capture | Fully Charged

Rob Llewellyn discovers how carbon capture works. LIKE Fully Charged on Facebook @ http://fb.me/FullyChargedShow Fully Charged Podcast on iTunes @ http://bit...


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Hydrogen Production | Fully Charged

Mr Llewellyn finds out how hydrogen is produced. LIKE Fully Charged on Facebook @ http://fb.me/FullyChargedShow Fully Charged Podcast on iTunes @ http://bit....


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Home EV Charger | Fully Charged

Robert Llewellyn finds out how to power your home... from your car! LIKE Fully Charged on Facebook @ http://fb.me/FullyChargedShow Fully Charged Podcast on i...


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Supercapacitors | Fully Charged

Rob Llewellyn discovers how a Supercacitor actually works. LIKE Fully Charged on Facebook @ http://fb.me/FullyChargedShow Fully Charged Podcast on iTunes @ h...


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Tidal Turnines | Fully Charged

Robert Llewellyn discovers how tidal turbines can work as an alternative form of energy production. LIKE Fully Charged on Facebook @ http://fb.me/FullyCharge...


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Wind Farming | Fully Charged

Robert Llewellyn visits Whitelee wind farm in Scotland to learn more about wind turbines. LIKE Fully Charged on Facebook @ http://fb.me/FullyChargedShow Full...


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Whisky Power | Fully Charged

Rob Llewellyn discovers the eco-friendly ways of making whisky. LIKE Fully Charged on Facebook @ http://fb.me/FullyChargedShow Fully Charged Podcast on iTune...


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Sunday, April 14, 2013

Analyst defends Tesla Model S lease

editors-blog-entry3Along with many other media outlets, SolarChargedDriving.Com last week ripped Tesla for misleading advertising that, at least at first glance, implies you can lease a Model S for $500 per month.

In fact, it turns out you’ll be cutting a monthly check to Tesla for more than twice that amount. Not exactly a bargain, nor, as Tesla maintains, a “savings” bonanza, cheap electricity or not.

Still, some are saying Tesla’s $1,100 lease of the Model S is a smart move despite the relative bogusness of its $500 per month post EV savings claim.

Online investment media outlet Motley Fool is one of these. In the video above, Motley Fool analyst John Rosevear explains what the real goal of Tesla's new financing offer might be -- and why it's a great long-range move for the upstart carmaker.


EVs for Everyone, Part 1: Better Batteries - F, GM, TSLA - Foolish Blogging Network


Friday, April 12, 2013

The Story of Fisker

The article is written by Biren Ahmed of servicingstop.co.uk – a car servicing company based in the UK with over 1,000 garages. Fisker started out back in 2007 with great expectations.  They are a unique company, offering vehicles that resembled Ferraris and Lamborghinis. What is the difference? Fisker builds plug-in hybrids. Celebrities are very interested [...]


Obama Proposal Promises to Boost Accelerating EV Sales Into the Stratosphere!


Ford C-Max Energi Loses to Fusion Hybrid for Canadian Green Car Award

The Automobile Journalists Association of Canada announced today that the 2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid (not the Fusion Energi) is the inaugural recipient of the Canadian Green Car Award.  The other four finalists were the Ford C-Max Energi, Hyundai Sonata Hybrid, … Continue reading


EV charging station bill passes Oregon Senate; reasons to (ahem) think cars are too easy to drive: Commuting roundup | OregonLive.com


Misconceptions Continue to Hinder Electric Vehicle Sales | PluginCars.com


Thursday, April 11, 2013

Nissan Leaf at an eVgo CHAdeMO Freedom Station

Plugging a CHAdeMO into a Nissan Leaf.


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Episode 117 Free Market?

This week, Linda Weidemann, Tony Schaefer and Russell Frost discuss the Tesla press conference and legislative activity in Texas, Fisker getting sued and why alt car people tend to cluster into specific groups.

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Most Import Features for The Next Ford C-Max Update

A lot of articles with photos of an updated Ford C-Max that will have an Aston Martin-styled grill are circulating on the web lately.  The current C-Max body, first sold in Europe in 2011, has only been in North America … Continue reading


eFlow E3 Nitro Electric Bike Specs, Video, & Pictures

Checkout the in depth video of the eFlow with riding footage & features. Plus lots of detailed pictures of this unique electric bike!


C5 #2


Wednesday, April 10, 2013

The Surgeon General's Proposed Call to Action on Walking

The PROPOSED CALL TO ACTION ON WALKING from the Office of the Surgeon General Regina M. Benjamin, MD, MBA is a bold step towards getting Americans active. WA...


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Controlling the Azure Dynamics Air Conditioning Compressor


C-Max Buyers Load Up On Options

  According to Ford, more than three out of four C-Max customers choose the hands-free power liftgate.  The hands-free liftgate is available only for the Hybrid SEL and Energi.  It also requires the 301A and 302A equipment group packages.  These … Continue reading


Are there any other Sinclair C5 owners in Sydney, or Australia?


Tuesday, April 9, 2013

E-Bike News: E-Bike Haters?, Super Capacitors, New Mid Drive, & More!

E-Bike haters; what?  Here is a great article to all the e-bike skeptics out there. Will capacitors replace batteries?  A new discovery in capacitor technology may be on the path to that. This is a great article about e-bikes that was recently posted in BBC news.  It is focused on the e-bike scene in the UK.  It [...]


Saturday, April 6, 2013

Sinclair C5 Restoriation


March 2013 sets several records for EV Sales

Battery Electric Vehicles (BEV) set several sales records in March 2013. March was the best sales month ever for the Nissan LEAF which recorded 2236 sales. March was also the best month for the Tesla S electric vehicle with an … Continue reading


Diesel spill closes portions of Willard Bay State Park | The Salt Lake Tribune


Chevron pipeline leaks 4,200-6,300 gallons of diesel in Utah: media report | Reuters


10 Best 40 MPG-or-Better Cars of 2013 - Yahoo! Finance


Friday, April 5, 2013

Episode 116 Black Lighting Fisker

We're back!

Thank *you* for your patience and support.

This week we talk about Fisker, Infiniti, Nissan, Prius and much more.

Featuring: Chelsea Sexton, Evan Fusco, Linda Weidemann, Tony Schaefer

Host: Russell Frost

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Burley Travoy Trailer Review: E-Bike Cargo Hauler & Shopping Cart! [VIDEOS]

Full review of the Burley Travoy with a bunch of pictures, videos, assembly info, ride characteristics, pros, cons, and overall thoughts.


EEtrex: the end of an era

EEtrex (a company with which Elithion has some indirect connections) is in bad shape. On Wednesday it laid off a great number of employees, leaving only a skeleton crew in place. One of the people who lost her job was … Continue reading


Your choice: Renewables here, or wars abroad?

solar-on-homesWhat would you rather see America invest in -- wars abroad to protect fossil fuel interests, or clean, locally and domestically produced, limitless energy here at home?

Enough said, right?


Thursday, April 4, 2013

Transport Evolved Episode 144. Don’t Read The Small Print

Join EV journalist Nikki Gordon-Bloomfield, and guests Domenick Yoeny from Autobloggreen and Marc Geller from PluginAmerica  as they discuss the week’s news in the world of electric cars, including the best April Fool’s EV jokes, Telsa’s Lease scheme for the 2013 Model S, and a new electric sportscar which looks uncannily like the Tesla Roadster. Plus news from [...]

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Wednesday, April 3, 2013

This Week in EV Bay; Should March 2013 Be Considered The Watershed Month of EV Adoption?


The Electric Generation

  I’ve previously posted about how I’ve been helping the Edison Electric Institute (EEI -an association representing the shareholder-owned electric utilities in the US), plan and launch a community-oriented campaign to generate consumer interest about the benefits of plug-in vehicles and using electricity as a transportation fuel. Over the last several months, I’ve asked for [...]


Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Announcement: Tesla Unveils Revolutionary New Finance Product

Tesla Motors announces, in partnership with Wells Fargo and US Bank, it has created a revolutionary automotive financing product that provides the best eleme...


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Great news from Tesla Motors…and a grain of salt.

  It’s looking to be a great week for Tesla Motors, who previewed its Q1 results yesterday and promises more good news today. In a nutshell, the company sold more cars than expected and is now even more confident about its profitability this term. All good stuff, and Tesla deserves kudos for the achievement.  A [...]


VIDEO: Faraday Bikes CEO Talks About His Inspiration for Electric Bike Design

"Electric bikes amplify everything about the cycling experience; the fun, the speed, the liberation..." Adam Vollmer, CEO of Faraday Bikes.


Ford C-Max Sales Up 18% From February

Ford C-Max sales were up 18 percent month-to-month with 3,769 vehicles sold during March 2013.  The break down between C-Max Hybrid and Energi sales wasn’t disclosed in the press release.  Ford vehicle sales were up 6 percent from one year … Continue reading