Archive for the ‘Wheels’ Category


Grimsel Electric Car Sets New World Record

Posted on November 5th, 2014 by

Grimsel Electric Car  Sets New World Record The Formula Student Team at the Academic Motorsports Club Zurich (AMZ) made history as their ‘Grimsel’ electric racing[...]
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What the Electric Car Needs

Posted on December 9th, 2013 by

In 2011, emissions from transportation accounted for 28% of total U.S. greenhouse gas emissions. This tells us something we already know. If we want to[...]

The Electric Car Debate: Are They Really Doing the Environment a Favor?

Posted on December 3rd, 2013 by

The petroleum-guzzling transport system is a big factor in the environmental crisis. So no wonder electric vehicles have been heralded as a tide turner. But[...]
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eGallon Understates The Costs of Driving Electric Vehicles

Posted on July 22nd, 2013 by

  The energy department recently released a new tool intended to encourage the public to buy more electric vehicles.  Released with much fanfare, the eGallon[...]

Me and My iCar

Posted on June 20th, 2013 by

One RMI staffer’s journey to the Nissan LEAF I split up with my 2001 Subaru Forester. Perhaps I should say it split up with me.[...]
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Transportation Innovation in Nairobi

Posted on February 13th, 2013 by

  Kenya’s Innovation Leadership Innovation is born out of necessity, open mindedness and effort. Kenya has these attributes in spades. It is the world leader[...]
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Do EVs Make Good Cents or Sense?

Posted on January 3rd, 2013 by

David Herron of Torque News stated in his article “60 kWh Tesla Model S rated at 208 mile electric driving range by EPA:”  “The 85[...]

Hybrid Electric Vehicle Battery To Grow in 2015

Posted on July 29th, 2012 by

Hybrid Electric Vehicle Battery To Grow in 2015 New market research forecasts that electric vehicle battery will be the next big thing come 2015. The[...]

Honda’s 1st EV Car Delivered To Couple

Posted on July 25th, 2012 by

Honda’s 1st EV Car Delivered To Couple American Honda Motor Co., Inc., has delivered its first all-electric 2013 Honda Fit EV to couple, Matt and[...]

NASCAR and EPA Team Up on Environmental Initiatives

Posted on June 13th, 2012 by

NASCAR joins EPA’s team to support some of the agency’s environmental initiatives. On May 22nd, NASCAR and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) signed a memorandum[...]
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Autotrader Research: High Gas Prices Create Interesting Purchasing Behaviors

Posted on April 3rd, 2012 by

Rick Wainschel, Vice President of Automotive Insights at, discusses the impact that high gas prices are having on a potential customer’s purchasing habits.

How Our Prius Paid For Itself and Put $10,000 Back In Our Pocket

Posted on April 2nd, 2012 by

Our 2006 Prius topped 100,000 miles last weekend as we drove on Interstate 70 through Colorado’s Glenwood Canyon, prompting my wife and I to wonder[...]
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Electric Vehicle Charging Station Erected With Solar Panels In Illinois

Posted on March 21st, 2012 by

Curtis Pascarella, Owner of Phillips Chevrolet, discusses why his dealership decided to install a solar powered electric vehicle charging station, the first of its kind[...]

Life in the Fast Lane – Electric Vehicle Observations

Posted on February 1st, 2012 by

Recently I had the opportunity to use a Nissan Leaf™ for several full days, a much more interesting exercise than a simple test drive. As[...]

Car Charging Group Expands EV Charging Services in Florida

Posted on January 18th, 2012 by

Car Charging Group expands EV charging services in Florida Car Charging Group Inc. has expanded its EV charging infrastructure in Florida. EV charging services are[...]

ECOtality to Install EV Charging Stations at Kohl’s Department Stores

Posted on December 16th, 2011 by

ECOtality to install EV charging stations at Kohl’s Department Stores ECOtality Inc. has entered into an agreement with Kohl’s Department Stores to install Blink Pedestal[...]