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Location: Courtenay, British Columbia, Canada

Monday, May 28, 2007

*87 Jeep Wagoneer still looks good

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This is a great 4 cyl. about town jeep with 238K. Just the thing for ease in the snow and the odd 4x4 venture on logging roads. The economical 4 cyl is not designed for freeway passing but you can stay in the right lane. I like the looks and did have the chance to sell it a couple of times when I was*nt in the mood, but now I am in the mood and have reduced it from $2900 to $2400 OBO.

I really want an Electric Vehicle, but like most people, just can not afford it right now. The Phoenix is $45,000. A bit rich but the EV motorbike is only $900 to $1400 and that may do for a short time. = TG
PS: The gas money saved will be a good down payment.

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Monday, May 21, 2007

Prius Hybrid 52 MPG battery assist

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Prices for a good used Prius are quite reasonable. Using one of the auto shopping finder service sites, you can use 98401 for a zip code and see what is selling from 11K to 22K in the WA area not too far south of Vancouver. BC.

Ideally, Evs like the Phoenix SUT [ Sport Utility Truck ], [Scroll down a few], are perfect since they allow you to remain mobile even when gas at the pumps is reserved, during a crisis, for police and emergency only.

A newer used Prius is an excellent interim choice. The money you save on gas can go toward a new EV, [ Electric Vehicle ] when they are easier to get.

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Sunday, May 20, 2007

Balkan Vehicle by Armet. . Weak?

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This is a real shell of safety, yet it could be made more secure if you think about it*s weak points.

[1] Blocking the exhaust = failure

[2] Intake air [ oxygen], substitute inert gas = failure

[3] Damage to cooling radiator = failure

[4] No gas or diesel = failure

There are more, but the point is BatteryPack operation avoids all these security weaknesses.

An on board biofuel 3 cyl 4 stroke genplant can extend the range anytime. . . . . Here are two Gurkhas by Armet.

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Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Government t Gas or Hybrid compare pages

For your next new car . . .
Canada Government Gives you great Info Value Free!

There are 12 car photos per page for each year from 1999 to 2007. Each photo and specs in order of gas efficiency.
============ Check the year page for your car
Honda Insight
1.0 L, 3 cylinder hybrid
5 speed manual
Annual Fuel Cost: $504
Annual Fuel Use: 720 L
CO2 Emissions/Year: 1728 kgTwo-
Fuel Consumption City: 3.9 L/100 km (72 mi./gal.) Hwy: 3.3 L/100 km (86 mi./gal.)

Volkswagen Jetta
TDI Diesel Wagon
1.9 L, 4 cylinder
5 speed manual
Annual Fuel Cost: $791
Annual Fuel Use: 1180 L
CO2 Emissions/Year: 3186 kg
Fuel Consumption City: 6.6 L/100 km (43 mi./gal.) Hwy: 5.2 L/100 km (54 mi./gal.)

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Volkswagen New Beetle
TDI Diesel
1.9 L, 4 cylinder
5 speed manual
Annual Fuel Cost: $737
Annual Fuel Use: 1100 L
CO2 Emissions/Year: 2970 kg
Fuel Consumption City: 6.2 L/100 km (46 mi./gal.) Hwy: 4.6 L/100 km (61 mi./gal.)

Pontiac Vibe [When 35MPG standard arrives, all below this disqualified]
1.8 L, 4 cylinder
5 speed manual
Annual Fuel Cost: $980
Annual Fuel Use: 1400 L
CO2 Emissions/Year: 3360 kg
Fuel Consumption City: 7.9 L/100 km (36 mi./gal.) Hwy: 5.9 L/100 km (48 mi./gal.)

No need for hybrid unless you want bigger car w/ lower MPG. Most Hybrids are no gas = no go. To be free of gas pumps and sudden gas outs, you need an Electric Vehicle. [EV]

I like the Phoenix short box p/u EV.. Scroll down to white p/u photo. =TG

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Saturday, May 12, 2007

Toyota hybrid sport power Demon

The June '07 print edition of Automobile casually drops a bit of a bombshell in page 30. They report that Toyota has given the FT-HS hybrid sports car the green light for production. You should remember the FT-HS concept from this year's Detroit Auto Show, where it was one of the most significant unveilings. The Calty-designed production version will make its debut in 2009.

[Photo credit..thanks AutoBlogGreen. com ]

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Battery powered EV enriches Pizza Guy

Domino's Pizza (The Official Pizza of NASCAR, btw) delivers piles of pizzas every day and probably burns several gallons of fuel, or at least pays their drivers to burn it. So going electric probably sounds pretty good to both the bean counters and the environmentalists.

We usually give a good size tip to the Pizza Guy. How much can he be making,.. right?
Well think again. If his vehicle never stops at the gas pump, he makes a decent income.

Further more, if he has shares in his EV maker*s company or in the AltairNanosafe Battery firm, then the Pizza Guy is likely to buy the apartment building he delivers to eventually.
Battery powered EVs do save you from financial abuse at the pumps.

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Friday, May 11, 2007

EV Battery Charge Range Compared

Remember, that while 250 miles can seem limited at first glance, every last owner of the 135 mile range EV1 loved their EV and would have bought it from GM if GM had allowed sales instead of reclaiming them all back off lease.

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Monday, May 07, 2007

EV - Altairnano lithium titinate battery talk

This is the new Phoenix SUT, [Sport Utility Truck], using the quick-charge AltairNanoSafe battery pack.

Charging forward in Exponential times with the latest battery talk . .

Between AltairNanosafe battery and AutoBlogGreen

AG: we have developed a new class of electrode materials that are used in lithium ion batteries. And it's analogous to what was done with the nickel-based batteries 20 or so years ago when metal hydride electrode materials replaced cadmium in nickel cadmium batteries to produce what's called nickel metal hydride batteries. And we're doing something similar with our nano structure ceramic materials where we produce a lithium titanate material that's used to replace graphite that's conventionally used in conventional lithium ion batteries and as a result we have a new class of batteries that we call nanotitanate to reflect the new electrode material.

Now, these batteries have almost unbelievable performance in that they can be recharged very rapidly. Depending upon the power supply, we can recharge these batteries in less than a minute.

In large format that would power, say, a full sized all electric vehicle that carries five adults. Those battery packs can be recharged in less than ten minutes.

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These are not souped-up golf carts. These vehicles can break loose the tires from a standing start, accelerate to speeds in excess of 100 miles an hour, even though that's higher than the speed limits of American roads.

The batteries have tremendous life, estimated to be in the range of 12 to 15 years, or about the design life of the vehicle. And importantly, these batteries can operate at minus 50 Centigrade to plus 75 Centigrade, or 165 Fahrenheit. It's unusual battery technology and the technology's been validated by third parties.

AG: We have been talking with Zap and Lotus and yes, Zap has, aspirations to use the Altair technology in their vehicle. And we're in discussion around the commercial terms of that agreement. Just a comment if I may, Sam. I'm not aware of anyone who has battery technology similar to Altairnano's NanoSafe battery performance.

ABG: Right. That's why I asked the question the way I did. Essentially your company are the only ones that would fit into the description of what Zap has given for what they expect their vehicle to do.

AG: Well, I'm sure that Steven is, Steven Schneider, the CEO of Zap, he's been quite interested in the Altairnano technology for some time. we've had extensive discussions with Steven and his team and I think he's quite excited about the Altair nanotechnology and what it can do for the Zap vehicle.

ABG: Well, it's definitely very exciting technology, and I'm looking forward to actually seeing it in, in real vehicles in the real world. speaking of which, are you also, working with any other car makers besides Phoenix and potentially Zap, at this point?

AG: Yes, we are. We have several programs, the one that we've talked the most about is our program with Alcoa where we're working on a joint program to provide hybrid electric battery packs that would be used in medium duty hybrid electric trucks.

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These are parcel delivery trucks and route trucks. We do have some other programs with other automotive OEMs and truck manufacturers, but we've not really disclose those yet, but we'll be saying something about that the second quarter of 2007.
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Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Tesla EV auto Stores coming

Since initial sales volumes will be relatively low, and very little maintenance is required with an electric car, they won't need as many stores at first.

Initially there will be five customer centers opening up in 2007 in the strongest markets for the Roadster. After that, more will be added over the next two years in preparation for the launch of WhiteStar.

Tesla Marketing VP Darryl Siry confirmed that they have selected a location in Los Angeles and are scouting locations in the Bay Area, Chicago and New York. The Miami area is another likely launch location for the Roadster, since it's a natural market for sports cars. After launching the Roadster, they will move into other secondary markets like Seattle, Boston and Atlanta.
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= TG

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