Electric Driving

in the Time of Trump

Politics aside, the question that should be asked is why would we continue to drive fossil-fueled powered vehicles if battery technology continues to improve? The price of gasoline has been “affordable” for some time now. But like any commodity, the price can be manipulated by producers and suppliers at will. If you’ve lived longer than […]

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Electric Driving

in the Time of Trump
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Bad Boy

I get it. Elon Musk wants to talk Tesla investors into letting him buy SolarCity, and Wall Street goes crazy. The same Wall Street that packaged up toxic financial assets and sold them around the world without batting an eye. Buying SolarCity seems risky given Tesla’s cash burn. Anyone who knows anything knows that.1 Bad, […]

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VIVA VIA

Imagine taking a pickup truck or van that gets 15 miles per gallon and transforming it into a plug-in hybrid that can attain up to 100 miles per gallon in typical daily driving. That’s what Via Motors of Orem, Utah has officially been doing for over a year. Founded in 2010, the company spent five […]

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3X the Clarity

When I ran across a Honda Clarity tucked quietly away in the upper South Hall at CES last January, I was introduced to Honda’s concept of generating hydrogen on-site in a stand-alone fueling station. You can read about this INTRIGUING IDEA here. It turns out that Honda had more than a Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle […]

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EVs in PARADISE

On October 8, 1899, Hawaii’s first automobile rolled through the streets of Honolulu. According to a report in the Hawaiian Gazette1 it achieved speeds of up to 14 miles per hour and was found to “excite no undue attention from horses.” Whether or not this was because of the vehicle’s lack of clattering gasoline engine […]

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