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Why an SUV and an EV make the perfect combination.

Posted 02-03-2009 at 01:08 PM by mattW
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Many people seem to think that EV enthusiasts want everyone to drive a generic efficient car and lose their individuality and hobbies. What they don't think about is how having an electric car would actually benefit their recreation time. That's right having an electric car can actually make your SUV better and I don't just mean better in the nerdy 'more efficient' kind of way, I mean better in the world-conquering, give-me-a-mountain-and-I'll-show-it-who's-boss kind of way.

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The Chinese Tea Trade and the Electric Car

Posted 02-03-2009 at 01:09 PM by mattW

Early in the nineteenth century substantial money could be made shipping Tea from China to England. The East India Companies' Monopoly on the trade had recently ended and at the time a high demand (and price) was placed on the first tea of the season. Fast light ships called clippers were developed in order to beat the bigger slower ships back to England with the first fruits of the tea harvest. Competition grew and an annual race developed. The boats were refined and redesigned; every few years...
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Green Cars Part 1- The Myth of the Green Car

Posted 02-03-2009 at 01:11 PM by mattW

Over the next three weeks Iíll be running a series on Ďgreen carsí. This week is Part 1 the Myth of the Green Car, next week Iíll be looking at alternative fuels and in the final post Iíll try and un-greenwash the Electric Car.
The Myth of the Green Car.

Can Cars be good for the Environment?
Electric, hybrid, efficient diesel, hydrogen and bio-fuelled vehicles are all the more frequently being advertised as the eco-friendly alternative by car manufacturers, but...
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Green Cars Part 3- Hydrogen

Posted 02-03-2009 at 01:14 PM by mattW

The more I delve into this topic the more detail I want to address, so rather than cover all three energy storage options in this post Iíve decided to give a more detailed look at hydrogen. Keep a look out for a look at compressed air and battery electric in the next two weeks. Hydrogen is the darling of the media, car manufacturers and oil companies alike. The general public seems fairly convinced that hydrogen vehicles are going to be the way of the future and a simple replacement for oil. Just...
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Green Cars Part 4 - Compressed Air

Posted 02-03-2009 at 01:15 PM by mattW

Could the answer to our transport needs have been right in front of our faces all this time?Conventional cars work by exploding fuel and air in a chamber to exert force on the pistons, but what if rather than using an explosion to provide that pressure on the piston, you just stored your Ďfuelí at a constant high pressure. Thatís the concept behind the air car, and it looks like a pretty promising technology. Like hydrogen the air is not actually the source of energy, it is the storage medium, but...
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