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  • The hypercar that hits 0-60mph in UNDER two seconds: Incredible electric Japanese car Aspark Owl

    02/19/2018 11:30:18 AM PST · by Red Badger · 36 replies ^ | Updated: 11:22 EST, 19 February 2018 | By Connor Boyd
    Electric Aspark Owl prototype has 430 horsepower, 563 all-wheel lb-ft torque and weighs less than 860kg The Japanese company claim the video is proof that the car can achieve 'impossible' sub-two-second mark Apark say they will only make 50 units of the vehicle and customers will need to fork out Ł3million for one ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ A small engineering company in Japan claims it has produced the world's first street-legal car capable of hitting 0-60mph in under two seconds. The Aspark Owl was launched at the Frankfurt Auto Show last year and its creators said it would have 430 horsepower, 563 all-wheel...
  • Gaza's only power plant shut down over fuel shortage

    02/15/2018 9:44:46 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 34 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 15/2/18
    The sole electricity plant in the Gaza Strip stopped working Thursday because of a lack of fuel, officials said, as concerns grew over worsening humanitarian conditions in the Hamas-controlled area. The closure of the plant, which normally provides around a fifth of Gaza's electricity, will exacerbate an already critical power shortage. Gaza's two million residents receive only around four hours of mains electricity a day, a situation for which they blame Hamas and the Palestinian Authority. Hamas leaders enjoy electricity 24 hours a day. However, they refuse to invest international aid monies in infrastructure for Gaza's residents, preferring instead to...
  • Harley-Davidson electric motorcycle coming in 2018

    01/30/2018 11:02:12 AM PST · by Red Badger · 48 replies ^ | January 30, 2018 10:28 AM PST | by Kyle Hyatt
    Harley-Davidson, not always the last word in cutting-edge technology, will enter the 21st century with a possibly LiveWire-based production electric motorcycle later this year. Harley-Davidson, that supremely American bastion of two-wheeled culture, is building a production electric motorcycle based on its excellent LiveWire concept from 2014 and we're stoked because it's supposed to hit dealers this year. Let's face it, Harley-Davidson is a weird company. It always just does its own thing and generally manages to just skate by, ignoring the ups and downs of the motorcycle industry as a whole, and that's why its LiveWire concept was both utterly...
  • How Solid Power Batteries Are Going to Make Electric Cars Great Again

    01/18/2018 11:58:09 AM PST · by Red Badger · 38 replies ^ | 01/17/2018 | By Mike Brown
    The company has big plans to make electric cars cool. t’s an exciting time for solid state batteries. BMW announced last month that it’s teamed up with Colorado-based battery developer Solid Power, which could see the automaker ditch the liquid electrolyte lithium-ion cells of yesteryear in favor of a solid alternative that’s safer, higher-energy, and simpler. “I don’t wanna sit here and claim that all the technical challenges are solved,” Doug Campbell, the CEO of Solid Power, tells Inverse. “It’s a vote of confidence in that some of the fundamental historical concerns for solid state, I think this is a...
  • Shared electric vehicles, charging stations on way to low-income communities in the Bay Area

    11/30/2017 12:52:34 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 63 replies
    San Jose Mercury-News ^ | November 30, 2017 | By ERIN BALDASSARI
    Car-sharing companies like Zipcar, Maven, Getaround and Gig have peppered Bay Area communities with on-demand vehicles for short-term rentals, but many of those companies — and their vehicles — are in still in short supply in low-income neighborhoods. That’s what makes a recent grant from the California Energy Commission unique. The state agency awarded Los Angeles-based Envoy Technologies $1.5 million to install charging stations and shared electric vehicles in Bay Area and Sacramento communities most burdened by air pollution, which also tend to be neighborhoods with high concentrations of low-income residents. It’s been a challenge so far for these shared...
  • Dept of Energy Approves Presidential Permit for Northern Pass Transmission Line Project (2,600 jobs)

    11/16/2017 5:08:15 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    US Department of Energy ^ | November 16, 2017
    Today, the Department of Energy issued a Record of Decision and approved the Presidential permit for the proposed Northern Pass Transmission Line project. The 192-mile above and below ground, alternating and direct current transmission system will deliver up to 1090 megawatts of low-emission, reliable hydropower from Quebec, Canada to Deerfield, New Hampshire while creating jobs, lowering energy costs, and reducing the carbon footprint across New England. Since it was first proposed in 2010, the $1.6 billion Northern Pass project has been subject to multiple layers of federal and state government permitting regulations, a nearly 4,000 page Environmental Impact Statement, and...
  • Fisker patents solid-state battery that promises 500-mile range, 1-minute charging [Maybe]

    11/15/2017 6:00:50 AM PST · by jjotto · 23 replies
    Motor Aurhority ^ | Nov 15, 2017 | Viknesh Vijayenthiran
    Solid-state batteries represent the holy grail for automakers as they promise a driving range for electric cars comparable to internal combustion models, along with charging that could end up quicker than the time it takes to fill a gas tank. Revived electric car company Fisker has now revealed that it’s filed patents for solid-state battery technology that could enable a range of 500 miles and a charging time of just one minute. The key are three-dimensional electrodes that have 25 times more surface area than flat thin-film solid-state electrodes, along with high electronic and ionic conductivities. According to Green Car...
  • Big (green) rig: This Cummins electric tractor trailer could be the future of short-haul trucking

    09/14/2017 6:40:25 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 65 replies ^ | August 31, 2017 | Graham Kozak
    The Aeos, ready to haul. ======================================================================================================================== Cummins -- you know, the company that makes the diesels that go in all the really serious big boy pickup trucks, among other no-nonsense equipment -- is apparently looking ahead to a non-oil-burning future. Or at least a future where big rigs have a range of powertrain options, including electric: The company has just unveiled its all-electric AEOS tractor-trailer prototype. Aeos, named after one of the fiery immortal steeds of the sun god Helios (cool!) is a fully functional Class 7 truck -- only instead of a 12.0-liter internal combustion engine, the prototype gets...
  • Send This Story to Everyone You Know Who Drives an Electric Car

    08/08/2017 2:18:14 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 55 replies
    Rush ^ | August 8, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Those of you driving a Prius, those of you who have ordered a Tesla, those of you who think that you are saving the planet before it climate change or other horrible acts of nature because you are purchasing an electric car, which means that you are engaging in sustainable, renewable energy, this story is for you. ItÂ’s from the U.K. Daily Mail. Now, weÂ’re gonna link to this story at, and I want those of you out there to pass this story on to everybody you know that drives an electric car or a hybrid. I donÂ’t...
  • Company’s impact unlimited (400 jobs at an average salary of $45,625 in California)

    06/03/2017 10:05:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The Porterville Recorder ^ | June 3, 2017 | Rick Elkins
    GreenPower should help local economy Not only were civic leaders at Friday’s groundbreaking for GreenPower Motor Company’s electric-power bus plant, but several local business people were there hoping the company will not only stimulate the local economy, but maybe their’s as well. The Vancouver, Canada-based company broke ground Friday on 10 acres of land it purchased from the city on Hope Drive at the Porterville Municipal Airport. Within a year, it will be turning out electric buses for not just the City of Porterville, but for cities and schools across the nation. It has already set up a limited operation...
  • Fisherman invents electric fishing rod... and is electrocutedFull

    04/25/2017 5:42:39 PM PDT · by Teotwawki · 61 replies
    Daily Mail Online ^ | April 25, 2017 | Chris Summers
    A man was killed when he fell into the water carrying an electric fishing rod he had invented himself. Kamal Siada, 41, was using the makeshift rod to catch fish in a drainage ditch in the Malaysian city of Sandakan last night. But he fell into the stream in the Kg Mangkalinau squatter camp and was electrocuted.
  • Duke Energy upgrade project to create 14K jobs a year (North Carolina)

    04/13/2017 2:07:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    WRAL-TV ^ | April 13, 2017 | Staff
    CHARLOTTE—Duke Energy has launched its Power/Forward Carolinas project -- a $13 billion, 10-year program to modernize the state's electric system. It says the initiative will result in nearly 14,000 new jobs a year and more than $1 billion in tax benefits to communities. Duke says project upgrades will harden the system against storms and outages; make it safer and more resilient against cyber-attacks and physical threats; help expand renewable energy; generate jobs and stimulate economic growth. It will also give 7 million people in North Carolina more information to manage their energy use. David Fountain, Duke Energy's North Carolina president...
  • Big Bad Bed Bug Secret? (Gas vs. electric cooking)

    03/22/2017 8:03:33 PM PDT · by HiTech RedNeck · 169 replies
    HiTech RedNeck's scientific brain | March 22, 2017 | HiTech RedNeck
    I have a buddy in rural Illinois who is living with and helping out his elderly mom, and he likes to cook. He cooks up a storm. They both enjoy the food. The house they are in has begun to display a very bad bedbug infestation. Both my buddy's mom and my buddy are freaking out. They don't have a lot of money but they are about to call Orkin. I stopped to think about the science of bedbugs. Both my buddy and I did a lot of online research after discovering the infestation. But I think I have a...
  • Electrified Trump Sign Fun (Animated GIF)

    11/07/2016 5:52:08 PM PST · by Bon mots · 18 replies
    Reddit ^ | November 7, 2016 | Reddit
    For your pre-election eve entertainment, edification and electrification... :)
  • Volkswagen Debuts Electric Vehicle Concept with 373-Mile Range

    10/16/2016 7:16:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    Engineering ^ | October 4, 2016
    Volkswagen has unveiled the I.D., an automated electric car the company says will be able to cover a distance of 249 to 373 miles on a single battery charge. The production version of the I.D. is due to be launched in 2020 at a price on a par with comparable Golf models. In “I.D. Pilot” mode, the car is capable of fully automated driving, a technology the company expects to be ready for series production in 2025. Volkswagen has also set itself the goal of selling a million electric cars a year by 2025, with the production version of the...
  • Karma Automotive & Faraday Future Planning Large Factories In Same Chinese City

    08/15/2016 9:38:52 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    Clean Technica ^ | August 15, 2016 | James Ayre
    In a sign of just how much Chinese money is now shaping the electric vehicle industry, it’s been revealed that Karma Automotive and Faraday Future will both be building new manufacturing facilities in the same Chinese city, according to recent reports. Despite developing these new facilities in the same city (Hangzhou), it should be noted that the companies don’t seem to have any funding in common — Karma Automotive is backed by Wanxiang, but Faraday Future by LeEco. Karma ReveroWith regard to the Karma Automotive facility, Wanxiang recently applied for the environmental-impact review of a proposed site in Hangzhou for...
  • “Sun Flyer” Prototype Unveiled (Electric Training Aircraft)

    05/13/2016 4:03:19 AM PDT · by taildragger · 24 replies
    DENVER, Colorado – May 11, 2016 – Aero Electric Aircraft Corp. (AEAC), which is developing the high-tech, solar-electric “Sun Flyer” general aviation flight trainer, hosted a rollout event of its proof of concept (POC) Sun Flyer this morning at Centennial Airport.. The airplane unveiled publicly for the first time is a 2-seat POC prototype version of Sun Flyer. Performance data from the POC prototype airplane will be used to help finalize the design for the FAA-certified production version. The rollout featured a static display of the aircraft. George Bye, CEO and Founder of AEAC, said the rollout of the aircraft...
  • Act Fast, and Get a Ford Focus Electric for Penni

    03/31/2016 1:30:12 PM PDT · by nascarnation · 9 replies
    The Truth About Cars ^ | 3/31/2016 | Steph Williams
    If you live in California and your demographics are right, your electric car dream is within reach. Yes, even you, baristas and struggling actors! The website Leasehackr stumbled upon a killer deal for lower-income Californians (assuming they live near charging stations), and spelled out how leftover 2015 Ford Focus Electrics can be leased for essentially nothing. If your personal life aligns with Ford’s customer incentives and California’s revamped EV rebate program, it can be done. First, you have to make less than $35,600 a year, or be a member of a household of four with a combined income of $72,900...
  • The Dirty Little Secret about All-Electric Vehicles

    03/05/2016 5:37:36 AM PST · by AU72 · 125 replies
    The American thinker ^ | March 5, 2016 | Dexter Wright
    The reality is that the all-electric vehicle is less efficient, and has a larger carbon footprint than a Ford F-150. There are only two reliable zero emissions methods for generating power. The first is hydroelectric power which generates only 16% of the world’s electricity; nuclear power, which makes up only 11% of the world’s electrical grid capacity. That means that 73% of worldwide electrical generation is from fossil fuels. A fossil fuel fired power plant heats water into steam to turn a steam turbine which then turns a generator to produce power; that process is 37% efficient. That is to...
  • #1 Large Luxury Car In US = Tesla Model S (2015 Sales Comparison)

    01/23/2016 8:35:30 AM PST · by Gandalf the Mauve · 101 replies ^ | 1-15-16 | Zachary Shahan
    Thanks to RobStark on the Tesla Motors Club forum, we've got news that the Tesla Model S was the #1 best-selling large luxury car (or "premium car," as some might prefer to call the class) in the United States in 2015. As we all know, Tesla doesn't report sales/deliveries by country. However, various outlets estimate Tesla sales using a variety of methods. EV Obsession estimated 26,566 Tesla Model S sales in the US in 2015. Rob notes that the lowest estimate was 24,200. In either case, the Model S outsold the Mercedes S-Class, the BMW 7-Series, the BMW 6-Series, the...