Monday, September 30, 2013

Guest Post: Driving For Less Than A Loaf of Bread Per Day

For some people, the switch to electric vehicles is one brought about by a proclivity for exciting new technology, or the desire for a shiny/fast/sexy new car. For others, it’s all about the green transport. But for some, it comes down to a consideration of cold hard figures. Our family fell between these camps. We’d [… ...

http://transportevolved.com/2013/09/30/guest-post-driving-for-less-tha

We'll all pay for Fracking, one way or another -- or will we?

Images of people protesting against Fracking this summer brought back a host of memories for me. I’ve done some protesting in my time. Most notably as part of a group that occupied the USAF base at Molesworth, for a year or so, to prevent the siting of cruise missiles there. Our eventual eviction, by more [… ...

http://zerocarbonista.com/2013/09/30/well-all-pay-for-fracking-one-way

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Transport Evolved Episode 167 Show notes

On today’s Transport Evolved: robotic LEAFs, cleaner EVs, beating Tesla, free CarWings, how to jump-start your EV, and a world ruled entirely by women. These, and many other stories, on this week’s Transport Evolved, with Nikki Gordon-Bloomfield, Mark Chatterley, and guest Robert Llewellyn. You can watch on the Live page, or listen live with Mixlr. [… ...

http://transportevolved.com/2013/09/29/transport-evolved-episode-167-s

Your Own Personal EV Assistant

While watching the brilliant Iron Man films, we can’t be the only ones who want our own version of Tony Stark’s household assistant JARVIS. We think he’s brilliant. The household artificial intelligence can do pretty much anything and carries out these tasks with the perfect mix of humour and contempt. And while we are just [… ...

http://transportevolved.com/2013/09/29/your-own-personal-ev-assistant

Saturday, September 28, 2013

MIT: vehicle emissions cause 53,000 extra deaths a year

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After the Warranty What Will the C-Max Battery Cost to Replace?

If you’re considering buying a C-Max, you might be concerned about the cost of replacing the lithium ion battery when it fails.  A recent article in Autobloggreen said it wasn’t “all that expensive.”  The C-Max warranty is 8 years and … Continue reading → ...

http://cmaxchat.com/?p=76

CA Gov. Brown Signs Six EV-Friendly Bills To Celebrate Plug-in Day

For years, the state of California has been at the front of EV-friendly policies with generous tax rebates, single occupant EV-access to miles of high-occupancy vehicle (HOV) lanes, and more EV models on the market than any other state in the U.S. But thanks to six new pieces of legislature signed into law today by [… ...

http://transportevolved.com/2013/09/28/ca-gov-brown-signs-six-ev-frien

National Plug In Day 2013 (Where Have We Gone This Year?)

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T.E.N. Episode 1: EV Etiquette, Emissions, Tesla, EV advertising, CarWings and Plug-In Day

Welcome to the very first episode of T.E.N! Short for Transport Evolved News, T.E.N. is recorded every Friday to help your weekend get off to a flying start by making sure you haven’t missed the big EV news stories of the week.   Just ten minutes in length, T.E.N. delivers the EV news in a [… ...

http://transportevolved.com/2013/09/28/t-e-n-episode-1-for-friday-sept

Friday, September 27, 2013

Open Charge Alliance Officially Launches To Make Public Charging Easier

If you're one of the many EV drivers who occasionally makes a trip beyond the range of your car, you'll know how utterly frustrating it can be to arrive at a public charging station to find you don't have the right RFID or 'smart' card to replenish the battery pack of your parched EV. If that sounds familiar, you've probably wondered why you can't easily roam between EV charging networks like you can with your mobile phone -- or pay for what yo ...

http://transportevolved.com/2013/09/27/open-charge-alliance-officially

City Walk: Walking School Bus

Fewer children are walking and biking to school, and more children are at risk of becoming overweight. The simple act of walking to school can add much neede...

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Why Buying a C-Max Energi Now Makes Sense

Hey, I wish I would have waited a month to buy the C-Max Energi.  Ford is now offering $3000 in bonus customer cash, 0% for 60 months and a $1000 competitive lease conquest in some areas for the C-Max Energi.  (Go … Continue reading → ...

http://cmaxchat.com/?p=409

National Plug In Day and Ford Plug-in Vehicles

Ford C-Max Energi owners may not be aware that September 28 and 29, 2013 (Saturday and Sunday) is “National Plug In Day.”  There are local events scheduled throughout the world.  There’s more information available and a page to find local … Continue reading → ...

http://cmaxchat.com/?p=403

Set of Azure Dynamics parts + BMW E30 for sale

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Thursday, September 26, 2013

EV Charging at Hotels

http://carswithcords.blogspot.com/2013/09/ev-charging-at-hotels.htm

The Electric Bike Scene at Interbike 2013 -- Part 1 [VIDEOS]

This first part of electric bike coverage at Interbike features videos of the new electric bikes for 2014 from brands like Pedego, Haibike, eFlow, IZIP, Optibike, and BH Easy Motion. ...

http://electricbikereport.com/the-electric-bike-scene-at-interbike-201

New Device Gives Stranded EVs a Jump Start: From Another EV

Running out of charge is about the worse thing that can happen to any electric car owner, and while it rarely happens, it's an often-cited reason why people won't make the switch to a plug-in car.Traditionally, running flat has meant that you've had to wait around for a tow truck, beg an agonisingly slow charge from a 13-amp wall socket, or find another way to finish your journey, but now a company from Italy has another solution: get a fellow EV ...

http://transportevolved.com/2013/09/26/new-chademo-device-gives-strand

How many more winters of energy discontent?

Ed Miliband made a headline grabbing speech this week -- the bit that grabbed my attention, and that of much of the media, was the promise to freeze energy prices for 20 months and ‘reset the energy market'. It hard to argue with the premise that there something wrong with the energy market -- the [… ...

http://zerocarbonista.com/2013/09/26/how-many-more-winters-of-energy-d

Nissan: Euro Carwings Subscription Will Stay Free

Nissan confirmed today to Transport Evolved that Carwings will remain free for European LEAF owners even after their cars reach three years of age, a change from the previous plan of charging owners a yearly subscription for the service.Integrated into every Nissan LEAF, Carwings allows drivers of Nissan electric car to remotely interact with their cars via a smartphone app or Internet browser, giving them real-time information on their car st ...

http://transportevolved.com/2013/09/26/nissan-confirms-euro-carwings-s

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Stealing the Sun Miles® thunder in Colorado

So, okay, how's this for more than a little bit of irony: Almost exactly four years ago I founded SolarChargedDriving.Com with the full intention of plugging an EV into home solar as soon as possible at our Aurora, Colo. home.Now, someone other than ourselves, in this case  tenants who are renting our sunny Colorado home (notwithstanding the week of rain last week, Colorado really IS sunny) while my family and I spend a year in, ahem, not-ve ...

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http://solarchargeddriving.com/editors-blog/on-ev-pv/1188-stealing-the

Waitrose Proves EVs Go The Distance, With Suitable Charging

Electric cars are often portrayed by mass media and ardent petrol heads as expensive toys with limited range, incapable of life outside of a busy city like London. They are, we're told by everyone from Top Gear to the bloke down the pub, nothing short of useless.But a YouTube video posted over the weekend begs to differ, pointing out what we already knew: with the right charging infrastructure.Enter Quentin Clark, head of sustainability at Waitr ...

http://transportevolved.com/2013/09/25/waitrose-proves-electric-cars-c

Supportive Government Policies Stimulate Electric Vehicle Market in Turkey, Finds Frost & Sullivan - KPTV - FOX 12

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Tuesday, September 24, 2013

AllCell Launches Industry's First Stand-Alone Premium Electric Bike Battery

The AllCell Summit™ battery is available for purchase as a stand-alone product, expanding options for OEMs, retailers, and consumers. ...

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Twitter Question and Answer with Ford Managers

The following question and answer session with Ford C-MAX Chief Engineer John Davis, Chief Electrified Powertrain Engineer Mazen Hammoud and C-MAX Brand Manager Patricia Piedrahita occurred on September 24, 2013.  The questions and answers are not listed in any particular … Continue reading → ...

http://cmaxchat.com/?p=403

Monday, September 23, 2013

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Las Vegas's Energie Cycles selected for Red Rock Bike Tours

New electric bike guided tour program takes Las Vegas visitors through the million year old rock formations of the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. ...

http://electricbikereport.com/las-vegass-energie-cycles-selected-for-r

Moto 100% électrique ZERO en vente au Quebec !

Voici ma moto 100% électrique ZERO S 2012 lors d'un cour arret chez Sylvain Juteau pour charger. Elle est capable de 160km d'autonomie réel de 145km/h max et...

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Friday, September 20, 2013

Transport Evolved Episode 166. Johnny Cab

Join Transport Evolved Nikki Gordon-Bloomfield and Mark Chatterley with guest Kevin Sharpe  as they discuss the week news in the world of plug-in cars, including ECOtality bankruptcy, GM promise of a 200-mile EV, and Tesla self-driving future. Plus news from BMW, Nissan, California and more… Subscribe to the show via iTunes, Youtube or Blip.tv This show [... ...


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http://www.transportevolved.com/2013/09/transport-evolved-episode-166-

Friday 13th

It an interesting date and I'm a fan of it. Partly I suppose because I'm ‘anti superstitious'. And partly because it the date of two important birthdays; of a son and a windmill. Friday the 13th of December 1996 – is a day I remember well, the day we installed our very first windmill after [… ...

http://zerocarbonista.com/2013/09/20/friday-13th

Thursday, September 19, 2013

City Walk: Walkscore: Dupont Circle, Washington D.C.

Dupont Circle in Washington D.C. is renowned for its walkability, earning a 98 out of 100 points on the website walkscore.com. Neha Bhatt of Smart Growth Ame...

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Paving the Way for Model S in Texas

Realtor Matt Holm is a Model S owner and advocate in Austin, Texas. When he's not using his car for work and play, he's fighting the good fight against deale...

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New Year's Resolution

See how Model S owner Cory Costanzo and his family have fun while making good on a New Year's resolution. For more Model S customer stories, visit: www.tesla...

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Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Model S at Refuel 2013

Earlier this year the Tesla team took Model S to Laguna Seca for the Sport Electric Time Trials. This EV showcase offers drivers a unique opportunity to put ...

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Yates to Join Distinguished TED Speakers for Oct. 19 Bermuda Event

Chip Yates has just announced his acceptance of an invitation to appear at the annual TEDx Conference in Southampton, Bermuda on October 19, 2013. He has been asked to speak on his rocket-fast journey to push electric transportation to the forefront, what it takes to be a pioneer in global improvement, and why failure is one of th ...

http://www.flightofthecentury.com/yates-joins-an-international-ted-com

Monday, September 16, 2013

Sustainable2Wheels: ETRA brings 2Wheels to European Parliament in Brussels

Among the many activities on the event program are two animated debates with prominent politicians, electric cycling classes with ex-pro Henk Lubberding, the presentation of state of the art 2Wheels and of several European 2Wheel projects, cycling tours through Brussels and a petition action for a European 30km/h speed limit. ...

http://electricbikereport.com/sustainable2wheels-etra-brings-2wheels-t

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Transport Evolved Episode 165. Healthy Sporty Growl

Join Transport Evolved Nikki Gordon-Bloomfield, and John Voelcker from High Gear Media  as they discuss the week news in the world of plug-in cars, including a rundown of launches from the Frankfurt Motor Show, Elon Musk planned trip across the U.S., and record EV sales during the month of August. Plus news from Nissan, BMW, Mitsubishi [... ...


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Friday, September 13, 2013

City Walk: Washington D.C.: Government Monuments Walking Tour

City Walk explores the government monuments of Washington D.C. with Certified Master Tour Guide Jeanne Fogle, a fourth-generation Washingtonian. City Walk is...

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Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Yates Sets 3 New World Records Sept 6, Bringing Official EV Total to 14!

Feature Photo by Mike Delaney Friday morning, September 6, 2013. Once again, Chip Yates has pushed the frontiers of electric aviation, setting three new electric airplane international records in early morning flights over the Mojave Desert in California. FAI (Fédération Aéronautique Internationale, or The World Air Sports Federation) will shortly release Yates’ newest achievements in his electric Long-ESA saga, with first-eve ...

http://www.flightofthecentury.com/yates-sets-3-new-world-records-sept-

New 2014 Haibike, eFlow, & IZIP E Bikes from Currie Tech. Lots of Pictures!

Currie introduces a bunch of new 2014 e-bikes: 5 new Haibike models using the new Bosch Performance Line mid drive motor, 3 eFlow models, 3 new IZIP models, plus many redesigned IZIP models. ...

http://electricbikereport.com/new-2014-haibike-eflow-izip-e-bikes-from

Monday, September 9, 2013

City Walk: American Dreams: Innovations

Taking a journey back in time to the "Age of the Push Button", Steve Blair of the University of South Carolina and former Surgeon General of the United State...

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Preview of the NEW 2014 ProdecoTech Electric Bikes!

New 2014 ProdecoTech e-bikes: Phantom X3 with big battery, powerful Oasis beach cruiser, electric Fat Bikes from TommiSea, new Mariner folding e-bikes, torque sensor pedal assist, and more! ...

http://electricbikereport.com/preview-of-new-2014-prodecotech-electric

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Tesla Superchargers Come to Europe

In August 2013, the European rollout of Tesla's Supercharger network began in Norway. Superchargers were energized across the country, connecting Norway's ma...

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Transport Evolved Episode 164. The Fast And The Furious

Join EV journalist Nikki Gordon-Bloomfield, Mark Chatterley   as they yet again go on the road in this week’s show, experience the BMW i3 first hand, and get quick drives of the Tesla Model S and BYD e6. Subscribe to the show via iTunes, Youtube or Blip.tv This show is sponsored by Audible.com ...


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Friday, September 6, 2013

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Arches and Canyonlands National Parks on Less Than One Tank

My first road trip was a four-day Labor Day Weekend trip to Arches and Canyonlands National Parks.  I’ve been putting a lot of “hybrid” miles on our new Ford C-Max Energi.  I haven’t been driving fast (almost always 65 MPH … Continue reading → ...

http://cmaxchat.com/?p=400

Interview with the Fearless Leader of the Ride The Future Tour, Susan Jones

Susan Jones talks about the world record setting 3,700+ mile coast to coast electric vehicle tour, adventures, and people they met along the way. ...

http://electricbikereport.com/interview-with-the-fearless-leader-of-th

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

C-Max Sales Up 12% for August

Ford Motor Company said today that August C-Max sales were 3,032 for the Hybrid and Energi models combined.  That is a month-over-month gain of 12% from the 2,700 sold in July 2013.  Toyota sold 3,932 Prius V’s and 1,791 Prius Plug-in … Continue reading → ...

http://cmaxchat.com/?p=397

Sept 3: Discovery Channel Kicks off Season with Chip Yates' Story, Part 1

“As the sun rises over the Mojave Desert, a brand new aircraft is revving up for an epic day…” Thus begins the narrative for the lead story on Discovery Channel’s ”Daily Planet” Series, which kicked off its new season on Tuesday, September 3 with a feature on Chip Yates.  Part 1 introduces “one man who ha ...

http://www.flightofthecentury.com/sept-3-discovery-channel-kicks-off-s

Life With An Electric Assist Cargo Bike

Paul Willerton shares his experiences of building an electric cargo bike from the ground up with a Yuba Mundo frame and BionX SL 350 HT DT XL e-bike kit. ...

http://electricbikereport.com/life-with-an-electric-assist-cargo-bike

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Brutus V9 Photo Shoot Slideshow

A collection of photos from the first photo shoots of the V9. Music provided Copyright free from Jordan Sterns and Mike Williams. If you are interested in a ...

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SIgns of Ecotalities financial struggles already showing -- website down

Ecotality the company that runs the Blink Network of EV Charging stations recently announced that it would seek bankruptcy protection. I’ve noticed slow downs and temporary interruption to their website recently. This Labor Day weekend the site is totally unresponsive. … Continue reading → ...

http://jpwhitenissanleaf.com/2013/09/01/signs-of-ecotalities-financial

Charger Control Electronics

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Strapping the Cells

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New Charger Mounted

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Charger Inlet

http://electrojeep.blogspot.com/2013/09/charger-inlet.htm

Rear HV Terminals

http://electrojeep.blogspot.com/2013/09/rear-hv-terminals.htm

Orange is the New Black

http://electrojeep.blogspot.com/2013/09/orange-is-new-black.htm

New Rear Cover

http://electrojeep.blogspot.com/2013/09/new-rear-cover.htm

Top-Balancing the Pack

http://electrojeep.blogspot.com/2013/09/top-balancing-pack.htm

Building the New Front Box

http://electrojeep.blogspot.com/2013/09/building-new-front-box.htm