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. It turns out that Honda had more than a Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle in mind with the Clarity. Just announced are […]

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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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Ēlektra

While the Koch brothers plot the extinction of electric vehicles1 and possibly by default the human race, one woman shines brightly2 in the fight to make electric vehicles exciting, and therefore appealing to the masses. Born in Sweden in 1981, this race driver with a Master of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering holds the distinction […]

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Charge Me

To fill up your car, you have to go to a gas station. Maybe it’s in your neighborhood. Maybe it’s on the way home from work. Maybe it’s far enough out of your way that you decide to fill up later. Which can lead to jumping into your car in a hurry only to discover […]

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PROVIDING CLARITY

Consumer Electronics Show / Las Vegas, Nevada Tucked away off to the side, on the upper floor of the South Hall at the Las Vegas Convention Center, the booth seemed out of place. Instead of sprouting gadgets and accessories for cell phones as found in surrounding booths, it contained a solitary white car next to […]

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The Arcimoto Paradox

For years, I’ve been following the progress of a company out of Eugene, Oregon that has been developing innovative, affordable, all-electric transportation. That company, Arcimoto, is now taking reservations on their generation 8 SRK vehicle, with an initial price of $11,900. For $100, you can reserve your very own 3-wheeled all-electric vehicle with an open […]

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Test Drive of a Petrol Car

I don’t usually pass along a story without “interpreting” it, but there is a first time for everything. Instead of boring you with my blather, I’m simply sending you to an article by Tesla Club of Sweden member Tibor Blomhäll. It’s a fun, if not long, read. Thanks to John Ripper for bringing it to […]

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The More Things Change

When I was a kid, building an electric vehicle that would go farther than a few miles seemed like such a simple thing: just put a generator on board. When the batteries needed charging, fire up the generator et voilà: just keep on driving. It was a simple-minded solution at the time. Weight, energy density, […]

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