25 Feb '12, 2am

RETHINKING ELECTRIC CARS.

February 24, 2012 – Vol.16 No.49 RETHINKING ELECTRIC CARS. by Bruce Mulliken, Green Energy News Gas prices are on the rise. Again. Wouldn’t it be great to drive away from gasoline altogether? The heck with roller-coaster-priced petroleum fuels, fill your tank with electrons. But let’s face reality. For now, and the immediate future, electric vehicles are for an extreme niche market, not ready for the masses or mainstream quite yet. Got a fat bank account? Care about the planet or oil dependance? Don’t have to go very far or have more than one car? Get an EV. Today. Mother Earth thanks you. The masses aren’t going to flock to electrics until range-per-charge increases and vehicle prices drop considerably. Studies show that most people don’t drive more than about 30 miles per day on average. But in truth, there’s often a trip, sometimes unplanned, that goes farther than that...

Full article: http://www.green-energy-news.com/arch/nrgs2012/20120024.html

Tweets

Facts, Fiction of Coal-Powered Electric Cars: “...

evworld.com 25 Feb '12, 1pm

“The electric car doesn’t do any good because it’s just powered by coal” gets repeated by the oil industry, by news pundit...

Just How Clean Are Electric Cars? - EV World

evworld.com 25 Feb '12, 4pm

At nearly every electric vehicle or smart grid conference, someone in the audience asks the question about just how clean ...

RETHINKING ELECTRIC CARS -- PART 2.

green-energy-news.com 03 Mar '12, 8pm

Fortunately it’s in the car makers best interest to sell as many electric cars, or electric vehicles (EVs) as they can. Se...

Is Your Electric Vehicle At Risk Of 'Bricking?'...

hybridcars.com 24 Feb '12, 7pm

Polling the manufacturers about their opinion doesn't really answer the question. It depends on (a) the parasitic load of ...

Coal Powered Electric Cars – Fact and Fiction

Coal Powered Electric Cars – Fact and Fiction

cleantechblog.com 21 Feb '12, 5pm

There are valid concerns about coal powered electric cars. Coal is used for about 45 percent of U.S. electricity generatio...

Smokestack vs. Tailpipe: How Clean Are Electric Vehicles?

Smokestack vs. Tailpipe: How Clean Are Electric...

greentechmedia.com 23 Feb '12, 4pm

At nearly every electric vehicle or smart grid conference, someone in the audience asks the question about just how clean ...

10-Year Old’s School Project Becomes Electric Car Must-See

10-Year Old’s School Project Becomes Electric C...

greencarreports.com 24 Feb '12, 9pm

By Nikki Gordon-Bloomfield Nikki Gordon-Bloomfield Contributing Writer BIO Nikki Gordon-Bloomfield is a self-confessed pet...

‘Affluent greens’ key to electric and hybrid car sales: Luxury car owners – and not traditional environmentalist...

‘Affluent greens’ key to electric and hybrid ca...

thegreencarwebsite.co.uk 23 Feb '12, 11am

Luxury car owners – and not traditional environmentalists – should be the target for manufacturers and dealers when it com...

Chinese Vehicle Makers Arrive, With Electric Cars Not Far Behind:

Chinese Vehicle Makers Arrive, With Electric Ca...

plugincars.com 22 Feb '12, 10pm

Toyota Prius with a plug-in kit using Chinese Thunder Sky cells The auto industry has long feared the arrival of a Chinese...

Presidential Politics, Rising Gas Prices and Electric Cars: By Brad Berman · February 21, 2012 The biggest facto...

Presidential Politics, Rising Gas Prices and El...

plugincars.com 21 Feb '12, 6pm

The biggest factor affecting electric car sales is the price at the pump. And it’s on the rise. The national average is no...

for Sale

for Sale

dupontregistry.com 27 Feb '12, 1am

The World’s Premier Luxury Marketplace AUTOS - A Buyers Gallery of Fine Automobiles duPont REGISTRY is the premier marketp...

Why Electric Cars Are Not the Answer (But They Sure Can Help)

Why Electric Cars Are Not the Answer (But They ...

treehugger.com 20 Feb '12, 3pm

Referencing a recent debate he took part in at the Oxford Union in which he successfully defended the motion that the futu...

Mitsubishi 'i' Electric Car: Ultimate Guide, What You Need To Know: Read More The 2012 Mitsubishi "i" electric c...

Mitsubishi 'i' Electric Car: Ultimate Guide, Wh...

greencarreports.com 24 Feb '12, 1pm

has gone down so well, we thought you might find a similar page useful for the quirky "i" electric car and its Citroen and...

These luxury cars boast impressive mileage

These luxury cars boast impressive mileage

luxpresso.com 24 Feb '12, 1am

Even if fuel economy doesn't matter too much to a premium luxury car buyer, still, purchasing a luxury vehicle need not re...

Ford #hybrid cars to run on Panasonic power | |...

thegreencarwebsite.co.uk 26 Feb '12, 12am

Even the best of us need a little help from time to time – and those clever carmakers at Ford have turned to Panasonic for...