May 2011

Saudi Arabia has noticed the interest in EVs

May 30, 2011

EVs influence desired oil prices According to an interview on CNN with Saudi Arabian Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal, the oil producer would like to see the price of oil fall to the $70-$80 per barrel range, from its current price of roughly $100 per barrel. Driving their desire to see lower prices, was their larger concern […]

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Gas Powered Everything

May 28, 2011

Sometimes, you don’t need to say anything else.

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LEAF earns top safety ratings in Europe

May 26, 2011

LEAF among safest vehicles on two continents European automobile safety testing standards applied to the Nissan LEAF determined that it is among the safest vehicles on the road in Europe, as well as being one of the safest vehicles on the road in the United States, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). […]

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Free power

May 25, 2011

Just find a guy with a truck Some folks are just a little bit “out there”. A LEAF driver in Amsterdam, Holland needed to get home for his daughter’s third birthday party. Being the parent of three, we can totally understand the motivations. Unfortunately, his daughter was 43 kilometers away (roughly 27 miles) and his […]

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Extended warranty for the LEAF?

May 24, 2011

Probably not In response to a reader comment, we thought that we would address this topic, as there are many different approaches to the thought process. Keep in mind, these are just our thoughts. Others may disagree for various reasons. As a rule, I am against extended warranties of any kind – home electronics, appliances, […]

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EV Project status update

May 22, 2011

Where do they stand? We have an outstanding inquiry into the EV Project, but apparently do not carry the requisite clout to engender a response. Based on recent press releases, this is what we have been able to ascertain of the situation. In August of 2009 Electric Transportation Engineering Corporation (eTec), a subsidiary of ECOtality, […]

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