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FLIGHT OF FANCY: CREATING THE NEXT FLYING CAR

15 Apr 2014 - MIX Aerospace has been working for the last four years to create a flying car. Now they're looking to turn those dreams and drawings into working prototypes, using Indiegogo to help raise funds and, more importantly, awareness.

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The $800K Porsche 918 Spyder Plug-In Hybrid Supercar is rated at 67 MPGe combined in hybrid mode, and a still-respectable 22 mpg when driving on gasoline power only.

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Juan Carlos Zuleta

Juan Carlos Zuleta

NUCLEAR FUSION

In a recent interview with David Letterman, Jamie Edwards, a 13 year old boy from England informs that he was able to build a nuclear fusion reactor at his school. Notwithstanding the fact that this represents an amazing result for a kid of that age, there might be more to this incredible tale. It, together with other recent developments in the electric car industry, could be an indication that, contrary to a previous supposition of mine, we might indeed be witnessing right now the inauguration of the lithium era in the world.

Steve Stollman

Steve Stollman

WHO KILLED THE STREETCAR? THE "SNELL REPORT"

In 1974, legislative aide and anti-trust attorney Bradford Snell, released a 100-page report on GM and ESSO's "Secret holding companies", calling for a restructuring of the American transportation system, starting with the break-up of the Big Three.

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Where You Don't Want to Live: The Five Dirtiest Cities in America

Ah Sunny Southern California... the glorious Big Apple... the prosperous Big 'D... all cities that sound good if you believe the Chamber of Commerce PR, but not if you're poor or plan to live long and prosper.

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33 Total Articles for Week of 13-Apr-14 to 19-Apr-14

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17-Apr-2014

BMW Increases i3 Electric City Car Production 43 Percent
BMW has raised daily output to 100 vehicles from 70 previously at the factory in Leipzig, Germany.
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Wanxiang Aiming to Become the Tesla Motors of China?
Having acquired Fisker Automotive's assets and A123 Technologies, Hangzhou-based Wanxiang appears to be positing itself to become the leading luxury electric carmaker in China.
Total Page Views: 577

Havyard Launches Hybrid Plaform Service Vessel
The Platform Service Vessel (PSV) in given operations uses 30 to 40% less fuel compared with a traditional PSV.
Total Page Views: 109

FORECAST: Electric Drive Truck Fleet to Grow to 100K-Plus By 2020
Navigant Research report analyzes global market for hybrid electric vehicle, plug-in hybrid electric vehicle, and battery electric vehicle trucks.
Total Page Views: 170

Electric Transit Buses Introduced into Reno, Nevada Fleet
In addition to the four Proterra electric buses, RTC's 71 bus fleet includes 18 hybrid diesel-electric buses that run in part on electricity.
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US National Parks Shift to 'Green' Vehicles, Including Electrics
Nine of America's 13 national parks will switch out their ICE-age vehicle fleets to propane-powered trucks and vans, low-speed electric vehicles, and plug-in hybrids.
Total Page Views: 91

Germany to Have 400 Quick Charging EV Stations by 2017
Projekt SLAM, backed by BMW, Daimler, Porsche and Volkswagen, will deploy the country's largest electric vehicle infrastructure with the Combined Charging System (CCS) connector.
Total Page Views: 157

Three Hydrogen Fueling Stations to be Deployed in London
The three electrolyser-based 700 bar refuelling stations are designed to respond to grid balancing needs.
Total Page Views: 77

Dubai Plans Electric Car Charging Network
Persian Gulf Emirate plans to integrate electric cars and nuclear power, using excess electric power to recharge EV batteries.
Total Page Views: 94

Vintage-Style Electric Touring Car Debuts in New York City
Vintage replica electric touring car that is designed to replace horse-drawn carriages in Central Park would cost between $150-175,000 apiece.
Total Page Views: 187

Mahindra Plans US Debut of GenZe Electric Motor Scooter
$3,000 GenZe electric motor scooter has top speed of 31 mph and estimated range up to 30 miles.
Total Page Views: 324

Austria Electric Motorcycle 'Inspired by Cuttlefish'
Range on the Johammer J1.150 is estimated at 93 miles and up to 124 miles on the J1.200, the former selling for under $32,000, the later for $35,000.
Total Page Views: 220

Virginia Community Police Department Deploy Zero Electric Motorcycle
he nearly $13,000 electric motorcycle was financed with money recouped by Virginia in a $1.5 billion settlement reached in U.S. District Court in Abingdon with Abbott Laboratories
Total Page Views: 229

Taiwan Firm Introduces Battery Exchange Vending Machine for Electric Scooters
Kentfa Advanced Technology Corporation's vending machine is capable of charging and dispensing 15 batteries for use in the firms Isuda City Cruiser electric scooters.
Total Page Views: 224

16-Apr-2014

Hyundai Engineers Discover Improved Electrolyte To Improve Battery Range
New sulfone-based electrolyte greatly improved the capacity and reversible capacity retention of a Li-sulfur battery, enabling an EV with a range of 85 miles to increase to 120 miles.
Total Page Views: 483

Peugeot Announces Debut of Exalt Electric Hybrid
Range in EV-mode not announced at this time.
Total Page Views: 759

Volvo to Field Its Own All-Electric XC90 SUV
Electric version of XC90 seen as potential competitor to Tesla's Model X crossover coupe.
Total Page Views: 383

Mercedes Begins Production of B-Class Electric
B-Class electric car seen as competitor to BMW's i3, which while heavier than the its Bavarian rival reported offers similar performance parameters.
Total Page Views: 542

Tesla Reports Strong Demand for Model S, Model X
Company says it will need to start third production line to build its Generation III car.
Total Page Views: 653

Tesla Motors Questions Motives of Wisconsin Lemon Law Lawyer
Wisconsin attorney Vince Megna filed a similar lemon claim against another carmaker on behalf of the same doctor last year.
Total Page Views: 475

Fisker Creditors to Receive 20-25 Cents on the Dollar
Meanwhile Hybrid Tech Holdings, which acquired the original US DoE loan for $25 million, is expected to receive upwards of $90M from the sale of Fisker's assets.
Total Page Views: 264

14-Apr-2014

Kandi Prepares for Shanghai Launch of Electric Carshare System
Shanghai government officials are briefed on launch of electric car-sharing system coming to Jinshan District late in 2014.
Total Page Views: 468

Fossil Fuel's Attack on Renewable Energy Is Futile Effort
Jim Marston debunks fossil fuel attacks on renewable energy as no longer credible.
Total Page Views: 455

GM's Perspective: How Successful Is the Volt?
CNET's Brooke Crother sits down with two General Motors executives three years on into the launch of its Chevrolet Volt extended range electric hybrid.
Total Page Views: 712

Tesla Sales Model Faces Obstacles In New Jersey
New Jersey lawyer and managing partner of Scarinci Hollenbeck, LLC explains some of the legal challenges Tesla Motors faces in overcoming sales ban in his state.
Total Page Views: 527

Indian Official Bucks Trend, Drives Electric Car
Transport Commissioner K Amaranarayana has become the first bureaucrat in the state to opt for an electric car, Mahindra Reva
Total Page Views: 379

Tesla Rewriting the Rules on Getting From A-to-B
Justin Loiseau finds that Tesla is not only building superior electric cars, they are taking advantage of power company inertia to create a national charging network.
Total Page Views: 528

General Motor's Electric Vehicle Moon Shot
Besides investing $384 million in Detroit Hamtramck assembly plant, GM is hinting at a technology leap for the Volt and a 200-mile electric car to compete against Tesla's consumer EV.
Total Page Views: 926

Test Drive: Ford Fusion Hybrid
Larry Prinz discovers during his test drive that not only does the Ford Fusion Hybrid save fuel, but looks great at the same time.
Total Page Views: 1600

Test Drive: Vauxhall Ampera Electric Hybrid
Sam Wollaston discovers a cue for the '21st Century' ailment for range anxiety, the Ampera electric hybrid, the twin of the Chevrolet Volt.
Total Page Views: 482

BMW to Showcase X5 Concept with eDrive at NY Auto Show
BWM Concept X5 eDrive preview slated for 2014 New York International Autoshow
Total Page Views: 399

Biking Proponent Urges Cyclists to Switch to 'Zero Emission' Electric Cars
Jan Heine urges cyclists to transport their bikes to events and venues using 'zero emission' electric vehicles like the Nissan LEAF.
Total Page Views: 874

ZeHus Bike+ Wins Golden Creative Award at China Cycle 2014
Compact and lightweight, the Bike+ drive system switches on and off automatically, allowing the bike to operate just like a non-motorized model.
Total Page Views: 971

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