Posts Tagged ‘electric car’

Nissan Celebrates Revenge of the Electric Car with Green Program 2016

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The 2006 documentary, “Who Killed the Electric Car,” appeared to show the auto manufacturing industry in bed with Big Oil, such that battery-powered vehicles never even had a chance.  Its hard to believe that just five years later, electric vehicles (“EVs”) have enjoyed a mainstream resurgence that has resulted in people literally lining up to [...]

Nissan LEAF Electric Cars Arrive in the U.S.

New Nissan LEAF 100% Electric Vehicles Arrive in the U.S.

Notwithstanding the massive Japan earthquake that devastated the country on March 11 this year, Nissan recently announced that just one week later, more than 1,500 new Nissan LEAF electric cars had either arrived in U.S. ports, or were in transit. The press is most excited about the arrival of “Luna Spirit,” which is one of [...]

Revenge of the Electric Car

Revenge is a dish best served... by an electric car!

Its 2011, and perhaps the lowly electric vehicle (aka “EV”) will have the last laugh.  Just 5 years after the documentary, “Who Killed the Electric Car,” people are finally taking the battery-powered vehicles seriously.  So much so that the original filmmaker, Chris Paine, has created “Revenge of the Electric Car,” which was released last week, [...]

Experts Predict Electric Vehicle Surge in 2011

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In a recently published study experts predict an electric vehicle surge in 2011. The report issued by Zpryme Research and Consulting, and sponsored by Airbiquity indicates that enthusiasts of plug-in electric vehicles will… er… “drive” the market rapidly forward. Within 5 years, more than three-quarters of a million EVs will be on U.S. roads. Even [...]

Electric Car-Friendly Scenic Byway to be Created in Washington State

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The first of its kind in the nation, an electric car-friendly Scenic Byway will be created in Washington State.  Its no accident that the Evergreen State will be the site of a green highway.  Infrastructure for electric vehicles has been best established along the West Coast of the United States, laying the groundwork for a [...]

Considering a New Car? How About a Green Car Loan!

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If you are in the market for a new car this year, you are probably pouring over consumer reports, considering projected mileage and even re-sale value.  But what about financing?  Automakers and dealerships are encouraging people to buy environmentally-friendly hybrid or even 100% electric cars with attractive financing options, commonly called “green car loans.” If [...]

Electrifying Times: Electric Car Magazine Published in Bend, Oregon

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While 2010 may be the biggest year for the electric vehicle since…. well…. ever, one man in Bend, Oregon has pinned high hopes on the alternative means of transportation for nearly a decade.  Bruce Meland has been publishing Electrifying Times, an electric car magazine, internationally (right here from Central Oregon) since 1992! Seems that there [...]

Nissan Leaf to Get 99 MPG?

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There’s been some hooplah in the news recently about the projections for the new Nissan Leaf.  The electric vehicle, which will go on sale next month in 5 states in the U.S., is claimed to be able to get 99 MPG (miles per gallon) per the manufacturer’s website. The battery-powered electric car might not be [...]

Chevy Volt Commercials

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After all the hype and hoopla, its time for the rubber to meet the road.  Quite literally. The 2011 Chevy Volt is officially on the market in several regions of the United States. Several new Chevy Volt commercials are inspiring consumers to go for the electric car, and hoping to dissuade naysayers from negative preconceptions: [...]

Hybrid Electric Car from Volkswagen

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Once again, its time to re-think any preconceptions of electric cars as geeky or gutless.  A new hybrid electric car from Volkswagen will hit showrooms next year, which shares its electric drive system with Porsche’s Cayenne S Hybrid. VW is taking its popular SUV, the Touareg, and creating a gasoline-electric hybrid sport utility model for [...]

Can Electric Cars Go Mainstream?

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The next 12 months will be a big test for electric cars.  After years of hype, several prominent auto manufacturers are finally releasing new electric vehicle models for sale to the general public.  The Chevy Volt and Nissan Leaf are just two of several new EVs that you’ll soon see driving along streets and highway. [...]

Mitsubishi i-MiEV: Electric Car Coming to U.S. in 2011

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Another new electric car is about to hit U.S. roads in 2011.  The Mitsubishi i-MiEV is already available in Japan, with plans to start selling in America in fall of next year.  After several years of fine-tuning its concept EV, Mitsubishi is finally ready to put this urban car on the global market. The i-MiEV [...]

Hyundai to Produce an Electric Car

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Joining the ranks of other major auto manufacturers, Hyundai will produce an electric car, starting in 2012.  With the Chevy Volt heading to consumers in fall 2010 and the Nissan Leaf close behind, Hyundai wants to make sure that its customers are also given the option of a gasoline-free drive. The Hyundai “BlueOn,” will be [...]

Obama Goes for a Chevy Volt Ride

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This year is the big test for electric vehicles.  Sure, there are a few that are already on the road, but mostly super expensive versions like the Tesla (over $100,000) and cars that have been converted to electric with DIY instructions.  But later this fall, Chevrolet is releasing the Chevy Volt!  The plug-in electric hybrid [...]

First Electric Car Charging Station in Bend Oregon

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If you are a regular reader here at Peachy Green, you probably already know that I am very keen on and excited about electric cars.  This year, several major manufacturers are coming out with new models that will change the driving scene. With the BP Oil Spill continuing to spew polluting fossil fuels into the [...]