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  1. Dyson EV / Sakti3 solid state battery emerge

    Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Competitors
    A few years ago Dyson bought Sakti3, a Michigan start up with promising solid state battery technology. Apparently the technology works. Dyson has announced its working on its own EV which will debut by 2020: If you were...
  2. True: Electric Cars were Designed for Women

    Totally Off-Topic
    Electric cars, like the Bailey Electric, were designed for women. In 1908, the Bailey Electric "Phaeton Victoria" cost between $2,000 - $2,600 (depending on the battery option) and could get 50 miles on its 60 amp battery. The car weighed about 2,000 pounds. Women liked them because, unlike...
  3. Terrafugia Announces Plans for TF-X Plug-in Hybrid Flying Car

    Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Competitors
    I've been a 'fan' of flying cars since I first started reading Popular Mechanics/Science in the 50's. The TF-X looks like the best one yet. Maybe Terrafugia can pull it off: Thanks to ElectricCarsReport for this read...
  4. Saab Sold to China-Japan Buyer in Electric-Vehicle Push

    Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Competitors
    National Electric Vehicle Sweden AB—a Chinese-Japanese investment group—agreed to buy Saab Automobile and convert the bankrupt Swedish manufacturer into a maker of electric cars. Saab would be entering a market that includes the Chevrolet Volt, made by former owner General Motors Co., and...
  5. Charged - Electrical Vehicle Magazine Recommended?

    Generation 1 Volt (2011-2015)
    Hey guys, not sure if this is the right board for this post. I was looking for some magazines related to EV's, the Volt etc. and came across this Charged magazine and wanted to check with you guys to see if any of you read it and if it's any good? It's kind of pricey at 29.95 /year for 6 issues...
  6. A Decent Electric Car Article....WSJ

    Chevy Volt General Discussion, News, and Events MrEnergyCzar
  7. GM CEO Dan Akerson: 3k miles, 1 Gal gas.

    Chevy Volt General Discussion, News, and Events
    Fortune interview: "We've developed an engine we're now putting in the market that will cost you on the order of $1,500 and has two reservoirs of energy, one for compressed natural gas and the other for gasoline. Why are we building an engine that can burn either? Because the infrastructure...
  8. History of Electric Cars: 1959-1960

    Totally Off-Topic
    53-years ago, in 1959 and 1960, there were several efforts to bring electric cars to market. Among these, the Henney Kilowatt was produced in small numbers: has an interesting write up on the vanished Nic-L-Silver Pioneer...
  9. My EV is TRUE ZERO EMISSIONS... There should be millions!

    Politics, Finance, and Environment
    So while everyone seems to be arguing about just how "green" electric cars are, I've been driving my Volt on hydro electric power from a 428 megawatt dam that is 81 years old and supplies power to about 160,000 homes. Unlike other green energies, hydro is producing 24/7 and truly produces ZERO...
  10. $250k Chevy Volt subsidy claim bogus

    Chevy Volt General Discussion, News, and Events
    I am so shocked about how mis-informed the public is about the Volt. How one lie can create false facts. And I am so freakin sick of Rush and Fox news spewing lie after lie about an awesome car. Just now I watch Sheppard Smith on Fox say a volt fire after a week (and there are others) he said...
  11. buy a NEW 2012 Chevy Volt for $20,500 (no joke)

    Generation 1 Volt (2011-2015)
    I ordered my red 2012 Volt in mid July in Tulsa, Oklahoma and picked it up October 19th 2011. I had a 2004 Chevy Z71 Tahoe my wife drove 95% of the time alone to work. We spent $50 a week in fuel (she says $80 a week!) $50 x 52 weeks $2,600 x 5 years = $13,000 (conservative figure) Okay, here's...
  12. Acronym Guide: What do they mean?

    Newcomers to GM-VOLT.COM (See here for FAQs)
    What do all the acronyms mean? First i did try the search and i picked up a few here and there. But being that I am still some what new to the EV world as many are. I thought it would be nice to have one place that we could list all of the acronyms that revolve around the EV world and the...
  13. Walgreen's Charge Stations: Failure in the Making?

    Electric Vehicle Batteries & Plug-In Charging
    $4 for 90-minutes in a Walgreens parking lot is the expected rate according to Tim Mason, the president and co-founder of 350Green. Walgreens announced last month it was installing electric car charging stations at 800 stores nationwide. Assuming a level 2 charger, that's $4 for what we would...
  14. Engine Creates Electricity, Eliminates Generator

    Electric Vehicle Batteries & Plug-In Charging
    Rotary Piston Generator (RPG) eliminates separate generator, starter or gearbox. Runs on gasoline, kerosene, propane, natural gas, ethanol, methanol or hydrogen. The RPG contains an induction armature that rotates around a fixed shaft inside a rotary piston. As they rotate relative to one...
  15. Shimizu In wheel Motor-Drive for 2WD, 4WD, 8WD

    Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Competitors
    This is technology for inserting motors inside the vehicle wheels. The car is comprised of a platform installed with a drive system consisting of an in-wheel motor, inverter, and battery. The technology has been made feasible by developing a compact, high-efficiency motor. The main advantages...
  16. How is the transition to electric cars going?

    Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Competitors
    "The main issue is going to be getting Americans beyond the No. 1 fear about electric cars: "range anxiety," says Rosanna Garcia, a marketing professor at Northeastern University in Boston who studies innovations and what keeps people from adopting them."...
  17. Nelson smokes a BMW, Accord, Ram, Lexus, this guy does the rest.

    Electric Vehicle Batteries & Plug-In Charging
    "Nelson Says Mar 9th, 2011 (8:31 am) This morning I smoked a BMW, Honda Accord, Ram Truck, Lexus SUV and some others" Then you'll love watching this Nelson:
  18. A Conservative Case for the Volt

    Politics, Finance, and Environment
    Perhaps unsurprisingly, the majority of hybrid and electric car enthusiasts are of the liberal political persuasion. Their motivations and rationale range from the highly scientific and data-based, to emotional and social-justice driven. But I would like to speak as a philosophical conservative...