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  • Nissan Launches New 2018 Leaf - Electric Car Sales Projected to Skyrocket

    Thursday 07 September 2017

    It is no secret that electric vehicles will be the choice car of the future, but just how soon will that future become our reality? For the year 2017, The Consumer Federation of America has projected that the sales of electric vehicles will increase by more than 100 percent against the 2016 numbers. As you probably know, Nissan just launched the 2018 Leaf... read more

  • Not too shabby!

    Sunday 13 August 2017

    The 2017 GM Chevy Bolt EV's price tag is $37,495, before incentives and tax credits, and has an advertised range of 238 miles. In 1971, GM created, produced and supplied a Electric-powered Lunar Rover for the first manned rocket to the moon. It cost $38M to create and build. Range was 57 miles. Would you call that progress or economy of scale?  

  • 79 years old woman drives a hybrid-electric Fi Race car!

    Friday 21 July 2017

    As reported in National Oil & Lube News  https://noln.net/2017/07/20/79-year-old-woman-becomes-oldest-person-drive-f1-car/ Rosemary Smith, a veteran Pro Rally Driver, tooted around a race course in Southern France in a 596kW Formula 1 race car to accomplish that distinction. Not just any F1 race car, but a hybrid electric race car. By comparison, many Prius models  are rated around 95 Horsepower for the 1800cc 4-cylinder gas engine, plus 96&n... read more

  • Hybrid Batteries and Hot Weather

    Thursday 29 June 2017

    Ironically, most people identify cold weather with vehicle battery failures. In all reality, most batteries are damaged in the hot weather, but since batteries are more efficient when warm than when cold and vehicles are easier to start in warm weather than cold weather, the damage doesn't show up until the following Winter. Hybrid Batteries are no exception, but a lot more  sensitive to the heat. A conventional lead-acid battery, used since the 1900's  is locat... read more

  • Hybrid Batteries and Hot Weather

    Monday 19 June 2017

    Ironically, most people identify cold weather with vehicle battery failures. In all reality, most batteries are damaged in the hot weather, but since batteries are more efficient when warm that when cold and vehicles are easier to start in warm weather than cold weather, the damage doesn't show up until the following Winter. Hybrid Batteries are no exception, but a lot more  sensitive to the heat. A conventional lead-acid battery, used since the 1900's  is located un... read more