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  • 1,500 hp Koenigsegg Regera hits 249 mph in first (and only) gear

    03/07/2015 1:46:40 PM PST · by jazusamo · 68 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 3, 2015
    More pics at link. The Koenigsegg Regera is the latest supercar from the small, Swedish brand, and its specifications will blow your mind as easily as the car can blow you away. The two-seat, mid-motor, carbon fiber machine, whose name means "to reign" in Swedish, features a unique plug-in hybrid powertrain with a total output of 1,500 horsepower, and can reach its top speed 249 mph in less than 20 seconds. And it does it with just one gear.
  • Electric Garbage Trucks: Huge Energy Savings And They Won't Wake You Up In The Morning

    03/05/2015 5:37:16 PM PST · by LogicDesigner · 51 replies
    Forbes ^ | March 4, 2015 | Peter Kelly-Detwiler
    If one raises the topic of electric vehicles (EVs), everybody seems focused on Tesla these days. How many vehicles have they sold? Is Apple a would-be competitor? Where’s the stock going? And of course Tesla and its EV brethren have tremendous potential to reduce overall energy consumption and pollution, if sold in significant volumes. To date, there are over 250,000 EVs on the road, which is a solid start. But if one really wants to cut down on fuel use through electrification of vehicles, it might make sense to focus on the types of vehicles in which the most energy...
  • Amp Electric's Workhorse Wants To Be 'Tesla Of Trucks' For Electric Delivery Vans

    02/23/2015 6:32:11 AM PST · by LogicDesigner · 15 replies
    Green Car Reports ^ | February 23, 2015 | John Voelcker
    The pack is sized to provide a comfortable range buffer for trucks with predictable daily use, and Amp quotes a range of about 60 miles. But it also equips the E-Gen with a extender to eliminate range anxiety under unexpected circumstances. ... Fleet operators used to the costs of buying fuel for 6-mpg delivery trucks will see a clear financial benefit to an electric truck from Day One if they're leasing it, Burns said, when lease payments, fuel, and maintenance are added together. And that's even without the Federal tax credit for buying a plug-in electric truck, he claims. The...
  • City Testing the 2015 Volkswagen eGolf: An Electric Vehicle Without Pretense

    02/14/2015 9:34:48 AM PST · by LogicDesigner · 26 replies
    Forbes ^ | February 12, 2015 | Mark Ewing
    eGolf is Volkswagen’s late entry in the electric vehicle (EV) market, a neighborhood scooter that builds upon the EV concept defined by the Nissan LEAF—except it’s engineered by clever Germans who analyzed Nissan’s steep learning curve. In the fundamentals of range, performance, curb weight, powertrain layout, price, amenities, and even consumer leasing, eGolf SEL was benchmarked against the top-spec Nissan LEAF SL. VW has less costly trims levels arriving within the year, but entered the market with the range-topping eGolf SEL Premium. Above: VW eGolf has 83 miles of range, which costs about $3. That’s one-half to one-third the cost...
  • Apple has 'several hundred' workers designing new electric car, codenamed 'Titan' - report

    02/14/2015 4:07:50 AM PST · by shove_it · 219 replies
    AppleInsider ^ | 13 Feb 2015 | Sam Oliver
    The smoke surrounding rumors of an Apple-branded vehicle has begun to thicken, as a new report says that Apple is indeed working on an all-electric vehicle that would take the shape of a minivan, with a huge team tasked to the project. Apple has given the project codename "Titan," according to the Wall Street Journal. The company is said to have "several hundred" employees working in the group. Apple CEO Tim Cook reportedly green-lighted the project almost a year ago, and company executives have already begun to meet with potential contract manufacturers, including Canadian firm Magna Steyr. Apple iPod and...
  • The Chevy Volt As A Pickup: Via Motors President Talks Origins Of Plug-in Hybrid Truck

    02/08/2015 1:46:55 PM PST · by LogicDesigner · 111 replies
    Forbes ^ | February 8, 2015 | Brooke Crothers
    Conventional Chevy Silverados being transformed into plug-in hybrid trucks at VIA Motors’ high volume assembly plant.Think of it as a Volt with a flat bed. Via Motors’ “electrified” 4WD Chevy Silverado entered commercial production last month. That’s a first for the company — founded in 2010 — that retrofits GM pickups and vans and turns them into $85,000-plus plug-in hybrids that can also function as roving generators. (More on pricing below.) It’s no coincidence that the concept is similar to the Volt. The chairman of Via Motors is Bob Lutz, father of the Chevy plug-in hybrid. It’s also no coincidence...
  • Tesla Model S P85D 'Insane' Mode: NSFW Video Shows How Insane It Really Is

    01/28/2015 12:57:48 PM PST · by LogicDesigner · 183 replies
    Green Car Reports ^ | January 28, 2015 | John Voelcker
    Many Tesla fans and electric-car drivers now know about the Model S P85D, Tesla's all-wheel-drive electric car that's arguably the fastest four-door sedan on the market. What most of them likely don't know is just what the car's ultimate performance mode, called "Insane," actually feels like. Now there's a video out from Drag Times that shows how astoundingly, jaw-dropping, amazingly, startlingly, incredibly insane the Insane mode actually is. NOTE: Video is NSFW, has rude words (delivered in tones of shock, horror, awe, amazement, and joy). With 1.3 million views in three days, the reactions to Drag Times CEO Brooks Weisblat's...
  • Low gas prices, incentives change math for electric cars

    01/22/2015 7:14:12 PM PST · by jazusamo · 148 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 22, 2015 | AP
    Drivers trying to calculate whether it's practical to own an electric car are facing a new math. U.S. gas prices have fallen more than $1 per gallon over the last 12 months, to a national average of $2.06, according to AAA. That makes electric cars — with their higher prices tags — a tougher sell. "Fuel savings are not top of mind to many consumers right now," says John Krafcik, president of the car shopping site Automakers have responded by slashing thousands of dollars off the sticker price of electrics. Incentives averaged $4,159 per electric car last year, up...
  • Tesla P85D Destroys Dodge Challenger Hellcat On Dragstrip: Electric Car Thrashes 707-HP Hemi (Video)

    01/20/2015 11:57:06 AM PST · by LogicDesigner · 263 replies
    Green Car Reports ^ | Jan 19, 2015 | John Voelcker
    Say "P85D" to Tesla owners and fans, and you will see the drooling and twitching and heavy breathing and lustful stares--and more drooling--that Tesla's fastest, highest-performance electric car brings. The same happens with the word "Hellcat" for fans of high-powered Hemi V-8 performance. Now, courtesy of two owners--each convinced that their car is the fastest, baddest beast on the road--we know what happens when the two cars face off on the drag strip. Two days ago at Palm Beach International Raceway, a Tesla Model S P85D and a 2015 Dodge Challenger Hellcat competed in the traditional quarter-mile drag race. Hint:...
  • Chevy Bolt: As Lame as its Name?

    01/13/2015 11:04:39 AM PST · by jazusamo · 70 replies
    NLPC ^ | January 13, 2015 | Mark Modica
    Sound the trumpets! Here comes the next best, all-new, electric wonder-car from General Motors. The dust had not even cleared from the rollout of the new and improved 2016 Chevy Volt when GM CEO Mary Barra announced the newest Tesla-killer from GM, the Chevy Bolt. Let's hope that the engineers working on the Bolt put more thought into the design of the vehicle than the GM executives put into naming the car. Seriously, the Bolt? The name sounds like something out of a Disney animated movie. I wonder if the names Ratchet orSocket were in contention. Whatever the case,...
  • AP Source: General Motors plans to sell moderately priced 200-mile electric car in 2017

    01/10/2015 2:04:06 PM PST · by jazusamo · 81 replies
    Star Tribune ^ | January 10, 2015 | Tom Krisher - AP
    DETROIT — General Motors plans to start selling an affordable electric car in 2017 that will be able to go 200 miles on a single charge. A person briefed on the matter told The Associated Press that GM plans to start selling a $30,000 battery powered family car called the Chevrolet Bolt sometime in 2017. A concept version of the car will be unveiled Monday at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, according to the person, who asked not to be identified because the official announcement hasn't been made.
  • Plug-In Electric Car Sales Continue Rise In 2014: 100,000-Plus Last Year

    01/10/2015 9:32:02 AM PST · by LogicDesigner · 141 replies
    Green Car Reports ^ | January 5, 2015 | John Voelcker
    Plug-in electric car sales for calendar year 2014 rose above the 100,000 level, the third annual increase in full-year sales in the U.S. since modern electric cars first went on sale in December 2010. The highest-selling electric car in the world, the Nissan Leaf, set a new U.S. record for plug-in sales of a single vehicle in one year, logging 30,200 deliveries during 2014. That compares to a 2013 total of 22,610, and less than 10,000 units in each of its first two years on sale. The balance of 70,000-plus was made up of sales of no fewer than 20...
  • Nissan LEAF Drivers Drive More Miles Than Gasmobile Drivers In Europe

    01/09/2015 10:03:38 AM PST · by LogicDesigner · 100 replies
    CleanTechnica ^ | January 9th, 2015 | Zachary Shahan
    In Europe, at least, drivers of the 100%-electric Nissan LEAF actually drive about 50% more than average drivers of petrol- and diesel-powered cars. This helps to bust the myth that electric cars are inadequate for the average driver, and that electric car drivers don’t drive very much. It also indicates that Nissan LEAF owners must be saving a lot more money than generally assumed. Electricity for powering a car is much cheaper than petrol or diesel. The average driver will save several thousand dollars (or euros, british pounds, etc.), but someone who actually drives much more than average is going...
  • Michigan to Tesla Motors: You're Not Welcome

    10/22/2014 4:31:03 AM PDT · by LogicDesigner · 72 replies
    Forbes ^ | October 21, 2014 | Micheline Maynard
    Michigan’s Republican governor signed legislation on Tuesday that officially bans Tesla Motors and any other carmaker from selling directly to consumers in the state. But Rick Snyder, who is seeking re-election next month, maintained in a letter to lawmakers that the bill simply clarified the state’s existing law and that such direct sales already were not legal in Michigan, home to Detroit’s big auto companies. Now, state law requires that Tesla, or other car companies, must sell vehicles through networks of franchised dealers. If the company doesn’t have its own network, the state requires it to sell vehicles through another...
  • A Raw Deal in Michigan

    10/17/2014 6:11:10 AM PDT · by LogicDesigner · 9 replies
    Tesla Motors ^ | October 16, 2014 | The Tesla Motors Team
    On October 1, the Michigan Automobile Dealers Association succeeded in passing a bill that is harmful to consumers. The bill, HB5606, was originally a single amendment to existing law designed to ensure that the car dealers can tack additional fees on to the purchase price for all vehicles (from any manufacturer) sold in Michigan. Such fees have a controversial history, are generally regarded with skepticism and have been the subject of consumer concern in other states. Not content with enshrining their ability to charge consumers dubious fees, on the last day of the legislative session, the dealers managed to make...
  • Ghosn: 'We are getting there' on making Nissan Leaf profitable

    10/03/2014 8:58:04 AM PDT · by LogicDesigner · 33 replies
    autobloggreen ^ | October 2, 2014 | Sebastian Blanco
    "We are getting into positive, which is good for this technology." – Carlos Ghosn After 19 months in a row of record sales in the US, the money picture for the Nissan Leaf is steadily improving. To date (well, until the end of September), Nissan has sold 63,944 Leaf EVs in the US and a total of around 140,000 globally. The company produces the electric vehicle in three countries: Japan, the UK and the US and has sold more standard passenger EVs than any other automaker. Add all that up and you get to an EV that is just about to be profitable. At...
  • Auto sales: Plug-in electric sales nearly double in 2013

    01/18/2014 1:10:27 PM PST · by ckilmer · 52 replies
    csmonitor ^ | January 3, 2014 | John Voelcker,
    More plug-in electric cars were sold in the US than ever before in their third year of sales. The 2013 total of roughly 90,000 electric vehicles didn't quite double the 2012 total of about 53,000,  but the numbers seem likely to grow again this year.
  • Nissan Integrity at Stake in Leaf Owners' Battery Test

    09/18/2012 1:11:20 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 51 replies
    National Legal & Policy Center ^ | September 18, 2012 | Paul Chesser
    In what looks like an attempt to avoid a potentially costly and disastrous recall of its taxpayer-funded electric vehicles, Nissan has dismissed the concerns of its Leaf customers in Arizona and other hot states by claiming the apparent loss of battery capacity is “normal.” Owners of the company’s dismal selling plug-in have banded together to collectively test their vehicles and see just how “normal” their loss of “bars” on their power indicators are. Over the weekend twelve Leaf owners – led by EV advocate and Leaf owner Tony Williams – were to conduct an extended range test in Phoenix,...
  • EVs could collapse the grid, PJM warns east coast

    06/05/2012 8:03:21 AM PDT · by bigbob · 26 replies
    Smart Grid News ^ | 6/5/12 | Unattrib
    A forum hosted by the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission to explore potential impacts of alternative fuel vehicles on critical infrastructure heard a good news, bad news scenario from the CEO of the PJM Interconnection, the regional grid operator. PJM CEO Terry Boston told the forum that with smart grid controls in place and re-charging properly synchronized between midnight and 7 a.m., the electric distribution system could accommodate 25 million EVs, according to coverage of the forum in the Philadelphia Inquirer. But without those controls, the scenario will look a lot different, Boston warned. "If all of those came home at...
  • Chevy Volt, Perfect Car for the One Percent, Suspends Production

    04/19/2012 12:26:19 PM PDT · by BO Stinkss · 43 replies ^ | April 19, 2012 | John Ransom
    General Motors reached another Obama milestone when they announced late on a Friday afternoon that they were suspending production of the Obama-inspired Chevy Volt for five weeks due to lack of demand. Presumably the Volt was an attempt by GM to help Obama with his pledge to put 1 million electric cars on the road in return for the tens of billions of dollars in forgivable “loans” that the company got from the Obama administration from the TARP bailout. The hybrid gas-electric vehicle gets 25 miles on a full, overnight charge and costs around $40,000. To date, GM has sold...
  • 10 Reasons Why Fisker May Be Worse Than Solyndra

    03/15/2012 10:36:19 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 14 replies
    National Legal & Policy Center ^ | March 15, 2012 | Paul Chesser
    Automotive and green technology advocacy Web sites areabuzz with a story about a former employee of Fisker Automotive who claims the company released its $102,000-plus Karma electric sport sedan prematurely, in order to meet targets set forth by the Department of Energy so Fisker could access funds from a $529 million loan award. This followed reports from all over the Internet that Consumer Reports purchased a Karma in Connecticut for $107,850, only to see it totally disabled before the magazine could run it through its tests. The whistleblower story originated on the pro-Clean tech Web site, and was...
  • Frito-Lay/PepsiCo Cashes in On Electric Truck Subsidies

    12/08/2011 11:22:56 AM PST · by jazusamo · 10 replies
    National Legal & Policy Center ^ | Devember 8, 2011 | Paul Chesser
    Last week Frito-Lay, the $12 billion snack foods division of PepsiCo, boasted it would add 10 all-electric delivery trucks in Orlando, Fla. , as part of its plan to deploy 176 such vehicles in the U.S. and Canada by the end of year. As is custom with corporate announcements that proclaim their eco-accomplishments, so as to pacify persistent climate alarmists , Frito-Lay said the vehicles would emit “zero” pollutants from tailpipes and release 75 percent fewer greenhouse gases than diesel. The ETs (electric trucks) can allegedly run 100 miles on a single charge, and Frito-Lay says the groundbreaking new...
  • Obama EV Goal Does Little to Lessen Oil Consumption

    11/30/2011 10:39:02 AM PST · by jazusamo · 10 replies
    National Legal & Policy Center ^ | November 30, 2011 | Mark Modica
    Many articles written over the past year have questioned if President Obama will be able to reach his goal of having a million electric vehicles on US roads in 2015. A more important fact has been overlooked. That is, even if we get a million EVs on the roads in four years, we will have done practically nothing to reduce oil consumption in America. To be more specific, we will reduce consumption by approximately 0.15%. Is it worth the billions of taxpayer dollars spent producing controversial vehicles like the Chevy Volt in order to lessen foreign oil dependence four...
  • Ghosn: Nissan Business Plan Now Based on Government Subsidies (Green energy & EV's)

    10/25/2011 2:32:29 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 4 replies
    National Legal & Policy Center ^ | October 25, 2011 | Paul Chesser
    While sales of the Chevy Volt languish, the maker of the all-electric and better-selling (but not great-selling) Nissan Leaf maintains that his company’s fortunes and that of his alternative vehicle have a promising future – with two big “ifs.” Renault-Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn told Reuters he expects 2012 sales to surpass this year, barring “economic 'armageddon'” and “ a 'Lehman-style' crisis.” According to Ghosn, “the highest level of uncertainty is Europe,” but he is confident “that 2012 will be another record year for the car industry no matter what Europe does." But anyone paying attention to the debt crisis...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Chevy Spark EV To Be Made in Korea

    10/14/2011 9:24:38 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 16 replies · 1+ views
    National Legal & Policy Center ^ | October 14, 2011 | Mark Modica
    After enduring years of Chevy Volt hype, we now get a new "new best thing" from General Motors in the form of an electric version of the Chevy Spark. And I have it on good authority that the Spark will be made in Korea. The media seems to be pretty excited about the prospects for yet another green vehicle entry from Government Motors, despite the fact that the Volt did not exactly live up to the hype. Well, fool media once, shame on GM; fool media twice, shame on media. What is the motivation behind GM producing yet another...
  • BMW North America CEO: Electric vehicles "won't work for most people"

    04/26/2011 12:13:47 PM PDT · by AKSurprise · 48 replies
    Autoblog Green ^ | 04/25/2011 | Eric Loveday
    BMW North America chairman and chief executive officer, Jim O'Donnell, told the Detroit News that he's "far more optimistic" about diesel vehicles boosting the automaker's U.S. market share than electric vehicles (EVs) and added that the U.S. government should cancel its $7,500 tax credit for electrified autos: "I believe in a free economy. I think we should abolish all tax credits. What they are doing is putting a bet on technology, which is not appropriate. As a taxpayer, I am not sure this is the right way to go." But that's not all that O'Donnell had to say. The CEO...
  • Greenest cars: natural gas Honda Civic GX, Nissan Leaf electric and, just barely, Chevrolet Volt

    02/15/2011 10:05:39 PM PST · by Nachum · 27 replies · 1+ views
    L.A. Times ^ | 2/15/11 | Tiffany Hsu
    For a list of the greenest 2011 model-year vehicles, there sure are a lot of traditional gasoline engines among the top 12 cars ranked by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy. The council's 14th annual ratings of the most eco-friendly cars on the market include internal combustion models such as the Smart Fortwo, the Ford Fiesta and the Hyundai Elantra. (Snip) The battery manufacturing and disposal processes -– which can be emissions-laden and toxic -– were also factored into the calculations and knocked electricity-dependent vehicles down a few rungs.
  • US Auto Dealers Resist White House Plan For Plug-In Tax Credits

    01/27/2011 11:57:13 AM PST · by Skeez · 19 replies
    FOX Business ^ | 01/27/2011 | Josh Mitchell
    WASHINGTON -(Dow Jones)- U.S. auto dealers are resisting a White House proposal that would require them to temporarily cover federal tax credits for consumers who purchase plug-in electric cars. The government currently offers tax credits of up to $7,500 for the purchase of electric vehicles. Consumers claim the credit on their tax returns. The White House proposed this week allowing consumers to receive the rebate at the dealership, with dealers temporarily covering the credit and being reimbursed later by the federal government. The change would lift sales of plug-ins, the White House said. The National Automobile Dealers Association, a trade...
  • Big City Liberals Are Flunking Out of the Electoral College

    08/07/2010 11:45:18 PM PDT · by ak267 · 5 replies · 1+ views
    What is it about the founding fathers that the left finds so offensive? The founders put great thought into the structure of our republic, so why reject the wisdom behind the Electoral College? Are population centers trying bypass the Electoral College and crowd out smaller states? Stephen Green, Scott Ott and Bill Whittle discuss the U.S. Constitution on this edition of Trifecta.
  • The Detroit Electric

    04/26/2009 4:04:16 AM PDT · by NavVet · 99 replies · 1,853+ views
    Detroit Electric ^ | 26 April 09 | Detroit Electric
    Good news fellow conservative EV enthusiasts. This venerable American company that was a leading auto maker about 100 years ago has reinvented itself. New models are being designed by European Engineers and are being built in India, so that they can be in a showroom near you soon. Just curious, global warming BS aside, how many Freepers would pay 23K (112 mile range) or 33K (300 mile range) for an all electric sedan with a range of 150-300 miles if it cost between $2.00 and $4.00 worth of electricity to achieve that range. (charging time would vary depending on type...
  • Tesla Model S Electric Car

    03/27/2009 2:28:12 PM PDT · by NavVet · 67 replies · 2,002+ views
    Tesla Motors ^ | 27 Mar 09 | Tesla Motors
    With a 300-mile range and 45-minute QuickCharge, the $49,900 Model S can carry five adults and two children in quiet comfort – and you can charge it from any outlet, without ever stopping for gas. World’s first mass-produced electric vehicle offers performance, efficiency and unrivaled utility, making it the only car you’ll ever need.
  • BYD Launches China's First Electric Car For Nearly $22,000

    12/15/2008 5:40:24 PM PST · by CE2949BB · 13 replies · 904+ views
    AHN ^ | December 15, 2008 | AHN Staff
    Shenzhen, China (AHN) - China's BYD Co., which is 10 percent owned by U.S. investor Warren Buffett, said Monday that it has launched the world's first homegrown electric, mass-produced plug-in hybrid car.
  • New Michelin tech puts power to the wheels

    12/04/2008 7:04:04 PM PST · by Flavius · 26 replies · 3,014+ views
    cnet ^ | 12/1/08 | na
    Issues with battery tech aside, electric motors allow for the creation of much simpler vehicles, without the need for exhausts, cooling systems, or complex lubrication schemes. The next logical step for electric vehicles is to move the electric motors into the wheel hubs themselves, replacing driveshafts, transmissions, and differentials with much lighter wires and switches. The primary problem with this configuration is the huge jump in unsprung weight that comes with mounting heavy electric motors inside of the wheels. Michelin Tires thinks it may be a step closer to solving this problem with its Active Wheel technology, unveiled at the...
  • Chrysler: Half of all cars electric by 2020

    09/30/2008 10:35:32 AM PDT · by shove_it · 27 replies · 493+ views
    autobloggreen ^ | 9/29/2008 | Jeremy Korzeniewski
    We've taken a good look at each of the three electric vehicle concepts that Chrysler took the wraps off of last week, plus one extra for good measure. For various reasons, none of these vehicles really seems quite ready for prime time - one is based on a Lotus sportscar chassis, two require huge battery packs and the last is limited to 25 miles per hour. Tough bring those to market. Still, Chrysler says it plans to launch one of them by 2010 in the U.S. with European delivery scheduled a bit later. We'll see. If that does happen, Chrysler's...
  • Chrysler Unveils Fleet of Electric Vehicles

    09/23/2008 8:35:34 AM PDT · by Scutter · 59 replies · 1,665+ views
    CNBC ^ | 9/23/2008 | CNBC
    video here.
  • Trust Driving 4 Percent McCain Lead in Buckeye State [OHIO]

    09/15/2008 12:03:47 AM PDT · by tomymind · 5 replies · 161+ views ^ | Sept. 15, 2008
    Suffolk University Poll Shows Ohioans Identify with Palin BOSTON, Sept 15, 2008 /PRNewswire-USNewswire via COMTEX/ -- With just 51 days remaining in the 2008 Presidential campaign, the Republican ticket of John McCain and Sarah Palin holds a 4-point lead in the key state of Ohio, according to a poll released today by Suffolk University. McCain-Palin led the Democratic ticket of Barack Obama-Joe Biden 46 percent to 42 percent. More respondents identify with Sarah Palin than with the other candidates. Asked which of the four candidates is "most like you," 31 percent said Palin, followed by Obama (22 percent), McCain (21...
  • Updated 411 Obama vs. McCain Electoral Map Preview 09.09.08

    09/09/2008 1:39:17 AM PDT · by tomymind · 73 replies · 647+ views
    411mania ^ | 09.09.08
    How do things look now? Obama - 273, McCain - 265 So where does the race stand now? We've seen a lot happen in the past 30 days. Obama picked Joe Biden as his VP, we got a pretty successful Democratic convention, McCain picked Sarah Palin as his VP, and we got a pretty successful Republican convention. The end result of everything, at this point, seems to be a slight boost for McCain nationally. However, all polling done in swing states since the end of the conventions indicates that the race remains basically the same. I'm also going to go...
  • Mercedes Plans Electric Car by 2010

    06/21/2008 7:21:54 PM PDT · by T Ruth · 40 replies · 327+ views
    Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung ^ | June 22, 2008 | Henning Peitsmeier, Susanne Preuß und Holger Steltzner
    General Motors will den Chevrolet Volt schon 2010 für rund 30.000 Dollar auf den Markt bringen. Was wird ein Steckdosen-Smart kosten? General Motors intends to market the Chevrolet Volt as early as 2010 for around $30,000. How much will a plug-in Smart cost? Wir planen für das Jahr 2010 einen Elektro-Smart und für dasselbe Jahr auch ein Mercedes-Modell. Über den Preis ist noch nicht endgültig entschieden. Das hängt davon ab, ob wir die Autos mit den Batterien verkaufen oder ob die Batterien geleast werden. We are planning an Electro-Smart for the year 2010, and for the same year also a...
  • Stark Joins in $10 Million Round For Peoria, Ill.-Based Firefly Energy

    12/05/2006 1:30:30 PM PST · by Red Badger · 3 replies · 437+ views ^ | 11/13/2006 | ADAM FENDELMAN
    PEORIA, Ill. – Batteries have a very simple job: to work and to last. Just as today’s computer processor is nearing its theoretical limit, experts say current widespread battery technology is also approaching its ceiling. That imminent reality has motivated a wide array of companies to develop advancements that travel down various lines of thinking. Beyond lithium-ion power, some believe fuel cells are the future while others swear by a more hybrid approach. Others, like a small firm in Peoria, Ill. with 26 employees, are taking roads less traveled. Firefly Energy is going the route of developing new technology based...
  • Vote for Edwards instead of Kerry shocks Minnesota Electors

    12/14/2004 9:31:06 AM PST · by jimthewiz · 126 replies · 9,064+ views
    Star Tribune ^ | 12/14/04 | Dane Smith
    Voting irregularities were few in Minnesota this year -- until it really counted. Defeated Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry likely is going to get one less electoral vote nationally than he should have -- 251 instead of 252 -- because of an apparent mistake Monday by one of Minnesota's 10 DFL electors. One of the 10 handwritten ballots cast for president carried the name of vice presidential candidate John Edwards (actually spelled "Ewards" on the ballot) rather than Kerry. "I was shocked ... this will go in the history books," said Secretary of State Mary Kiffmeyer, who presided over a...
  • Bush Wins, Again (LA Slimes editorial)

    12/13/2004 2:01:47 AM PST · by RWR8189 · 41 replies · 1,777+ views
    LA Times ^ | December 13, 2004
    And you thought you were done with the 2004 election. Today the electoral college formally meets to reelect George W. Bush as president. Barring any last-minute surprises, the vote should be 286 for Bush, 252 for John Kerry. This ratification will elicit yawns instead of the outrage it did in 2000, when the electoral college went for the loser of the popular vote. But don't think 2000 was such an anomaly. The country barely dodged a bullet this time around. Had 59,388 Ohioans switched from Bush to Kerry, 2004 would have repeated the acidic result of the electoral college winner...
  • Electoral College Today(Vanity)

    10/28/2004 6:15:40 PM PDT · by MichelleWSC · 60 replies · 1,521+ views
    Vanity | 10/28/04 | MichelleWSC
    While I was playing around with the EV map plugging in various states this is what I came up with as I see it today. Bush States = TX(34), LA(9), OK(7), AR(6), MS(6), AL(9), GA(15), SC(8), NC(15), TN(11), KS(6), NE(5), SD(3), ND(3), MT(3), WY(3), MO(11), ID(11), KY(8), VA(13), WV(5), AK(3), AZ(10), CO(9), UT(5), NV(5), ID(4), NM(5), FL(27) Total = 259 Kerry States = CA(54), OR(7), WA(11), NY(31), VT(3), ME(3), RI(4), MA(12), CT(7), DE(3), MD(10), DC(3), IL(21), Total = 171 Remaining States = HI(4), MN(10), WI(10), IA(7), MI(17), OH(20), PA(21), NJ(15) NH(4) Bush has roughly 259 EV's and needs 12 which...
  • Maine Could Split Its Electoral Vote

    10/12/2004 11:41:19 AM PDT · by RWR8189 · 53 replies · 1,711+ views
    Newsday ^ | October 12, 2004 | David Sharp
    PORTLAND, Maine -- People who live here say there are two different Maines -- the liberal, populous and wealthy southern coast and the conservative, sparsely populated and poorer north. Those different Maines could split its four electoral votes by awarding one candidate three votes and the other candidate the one remaining. That lone electoral vote could determine the election: in 2000, George W. Bush defeated Al Gore 271-266, barely collecting the 270 electoral votes required for victory. Under state law, Maine awards two electoral votes to the statewide winner and one apiece to the winner in each of its congressional...

    11/24/2003 12:10:19 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 17 replies · 404+ views
    Interesting map of Unemployment in last week's Time magazine. Looks like unemployment may not be much of an issue in PA, IA, MN (states lost by Bush), but could be in other areas. Feel free to comment: