I just read this article on AllCarsElectric.com. Seems like some interesting news. For those unaware, up to this point any vehicle with less than four wheels is classified as a motorcycle. This has allowed electric start ups to avoid the costly ($50M-100M) crash testing required of vehicles legally defined as cars. Motorcycles do not [...]
Let’s talk for a minute about conversions. Why should you convert a vehicle to run on electricity? Even putting all the benefits of electric transportation aside right now, what I’m trying to get at is the fact that many vehicles like the plug-in Prius, the Chevy Volt, the Nissan Leaf, and the Mitsubishi iMiev are [...]
Okay, so let’s start by working out what exactly a hydrogen car is, since it gets so much hype as an alternative fuel. It is, in essence, an electric car that gets its charge from a fuel source, usually, hydrogen.
Let’s take a look at the EV’s close cousin, the Compressed Natural Gas car. I would say that this is my second-favorite alternative automotive engergy source. It pretty much explains what it is in the name – an ICE that burns compressed natural gas, like you use to heat your house or water (some of [...]
Why electric cars over other non-gasoline options?
As an avid proponant of electric vehicles, it is sometimes easy to forget what a lot of people know, or don’t know, or think they know. It’s not a matter of intelligence, it’s simply a matter of what information you’ve been exposed to (or not exposed to, or [...]