Electric car

Texas Teen Builds Electric Car With a $10,000 Budget

October 16, 2008 / No Comments

As car manufacturers are venturing into making electric cars to beat the high costs of fuel, a 17 year old, Lucas Laborde, has already built an electric car with a difference. It took him 150 hours to convert a normal gas powered car into one that runs on electricity. Luke, as he is known to his friends and relatives, hopes to ...

Nissan Nuvu – The Electric Car of 2015

October 2, 2008 / 3 Comments

The Paris Motor Show is ongoing as I write in Europe's love capital and we have some juicy news from Nissan who decided to surprise us all today. Nissan Nuvu is the latest concept car announced by the Japanese carmaker, an electric car that will revolutionize urban transportation in ... 2015. [singlepic=7,,,,] Why can't we get our hands on this tiny car ...

Paris Hilton Strips Down, Reveals Energy Plan

August 7, 2008 / 1 Comment

In some circles I suppose Paris Hilton is doing her part to heat things up, cause more global warming, maybe, and in others she is just making a fool out of herself...and me, too for caring what she thinks. In any event, people read about her, look at her...and I hope, never listen to her. Hilton's energy plan - "We can ...

5 Reasons for Green Gas Stations

July 13, 2008 / No Comments

Is it possible that a gas station, gas pump, filling station, service station (take your pick) be green? GP hardly thinks so. But, Treehugger proves us wrong. Sure enough, if a station, this one looks like a Shell station (we can really read the hell out of it), is left alone long enough it will turn green. Is that kind of ...

Electric Mini, BMW Doesn’t Want You to Have It

July 11, 2008 / 2 Comments

BMW may not be targeting environmentalists with their new Electric Mini but we're really excited even though only 500 units will be produced. Chances are that you're not going to buy one because rumors already say 490 of these models have already been leased to selected customers. Destined for California only (hear that Bill? a test drive?) the new Mini ...

Electric Car with Superconducting Motor

June 18, 2008 / No Comments

Sumitomo Electric Industries has an electric vehicle prototype that is driven by a superconducting motor. It's the first in the world and we will get a glimpse of the vehicle at the G8 Summit in Toyako, Hokkaido beginning on June 19. Sumitomo wants the world to know that high-temperature superconductivity technology is an option for electric motors. The usual electric motor uses ...

Norway’s Think City Goes 110 miles on One Charge

June 13, 2008 / 6 Comments

The Norwegians are on to something. Think Global is the company and Think City is their electric car that can go 110 miles without a recharge. Apart from meeting all US and European safety standards, the two-seater also packs very good performances and tops at 65mph. Assembled in Southern California, Think City will be sold for less than $25K and ...

Recharge Vehicules Electriques: Self-Serve Electric Car Pools by Paris` Mayor

May 7, 2008 / No Comments

Bertrand Delanoe, the actual Paris mayor said that if re-elected he will build the "Autolib" which is a self-service electric and/or hybrid-electric car system, that will include 300 free re-charging stations in different parts of the city and 2,000 cars (electric and hybrid). This car-sharing system may be a solution that would reduce car congestion and may solve some of ...