Electric Vehicles

December 6th, 2010 Leave a comment Go to comments

I support electric vehicles. I’ve researched Ethanol, Fuel Cells and other alternatives since 2004. I concluded the best fuel to use in 90% of commuter vehicles 90% of the time is electricity. The benefits of using electricity are mind blowing, the technology to harvest electricity and store it is also increasing by the day. This page has a list of useful electric vehicle websites that I like. Enjoy:

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These are useful EV websites:

About Electric Cars & Plug-In Hybrids

California Cars Initiative, promoting 100 MPG cars
Electric Auto Association
Advanced Hybrid Vehicle Development Consortium
Neighborhood electric vehicle user group
Plug In America’s Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Plug In Partners, demonstrating demand for Plug-In Hybrids
Set America Free, promoting steps to energy independence

Allies of Plug In America

California Cars Initiative
Co-op America
U.S. Congresswoman Linda T. Sanchez, California 39th district | support
Electric Auto Association
Rainforest Action Network
Sierra Club Angeles Chapter

Our Addiction to Oil

Institute for the Analysis of Global Security
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
Arctic National Wildlife Refuge facts
Post Carbon Institute, how to live after oil & gas
Peak Oil, as described by Oil Industry Experts
Discussions about energy and our future


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Alternative Fuels & Flex-Fuel

Department of Energy, Alternative Fuel Data Center
National Biodiesel Board
Willie Nelson’s Farm Fresh Biodiesel

Find EVs

EV Finder
Electric Auto Association – NEV list
Neighborhood electric car directory
PIA Plug-in Vehicle Tracker

Electric Car and Plug-in Hybrid Equipment

AC Propulsion, innovator of electric cars & drive systems
EDrive Systems, developer of leading plug-in hybrid systems
Electric Vehicles of America, New Hampshire suppliers of EV parts
Energy CS, plug-in hybrid engineering group
Hymotion, aftermarket plug-in hybrid conversions
Metric Mind Engineering, suppliers of EV systems
Global Green Cars

Electric Car Conversion Services

To find a reliable, conveniently-located mechanic for all-electric drive conversions, please try the resources at the Electric Auto Association

News Sources for Electric Cars

EV World online magazine
Green Car Congress
Megawatt Motorworks
Electrifying Times
EVCast, podcast for information on electric cars
4EVRiders,News, Blog, & Forum on Electric Cars and Plug-in Hybrids


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Education and History of Electric Cars

EV driver community group www.evchargernews.com
Interactive resource for locating public EV chargers (not compatible with Windows IE) www.chargerfinder.com
Web resource for locating public EV chargers http://www.cleancarmaps.com/
Electric car owner’s educational site www.EVnut.com
Group successfully rallied to keep Ford Ranger EV’s on the road www.pluginamerica.com/rangerev
A personal site, dedicated to the EV1 campaign www.ev1.org EV1 Club Home page http://ev1-club.power.net
Original GM web site (circa Gen II model) www.evchargernews.com
Owner’s experience driving a RA4 EV www.prossen.com/ev
RAV4 EV original TV ad www.a52.com
Vigil to save last remaining 78 EV1 cars www.pluginamerica.com/saveev1.htm
Advocates of the Th!nk City Electric car www.thinkelectric.org
Documentary about electric cars, hybrids, hydrogen and the future of transportation. “Who Killed the Electric Car?”
English Campaign for battery electric vehicles www.cbev.org
EV owners’ difficulty in buying electric vehicles: “RAV4 Marketing Whitepaper”
Down-to-earth facts and feelings about electric cars: www.electric-cars-are-for-girls.com

Alternative Transportation

Carpool Connect, search database to find carpools www.carpoolconnect.com/
Commuter Choice, national network of ridesharing www.commuterchoice.com
eRideShare, connecting people who want to carpool www.erideshare.com/
Citizens for Rideable Communities www.rideablecommunities.org

Take Action

Declare Freedom from Oil www.freedomfromoil.org
Help Ford to improve fleet fuel economy www.jumpstartford.com
Contact the Automakers – tell them how you feel www.pluginamerica.com/contact_automakers.shtml
Sign petition asking automakers for Plug-in Hybrids www.pluginpartners.org/whatYouCanDo/onlinePetition.cfm
Join more than 300,000 who say “Stop Global Warming!” Sign the petition
Protect the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge www.sierraclub.org/arctic/
American Lung Association call for better EPA air pollution standards. Sign the petition
Call for better fleet economy standards www.ucsaction.org/
Exposing Oil Industry financing of deceptive PR campaign in California www.stophiddengastaxes.com
Support great ads to educate about global warming environmentaldefense.org
Submit to the Suggestion Box to create a future for US Automakers www.lookoutamerica.org
Make responsible buying choices through Co-op America www.coopamerica.org
UK based Campaign for Battery Electric Vehicles www.cbev.org


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New Energy News, renewable energy news www.newenergynews.blogspot.com
Plugs And Cars, about plug-in vehicles www.plugsandcars.blogspot.com
EVs and Energy evsandenergy.blogspot.com/
RechargeIT Blog, “Recharge a Car, Recharge the Grid, Recharge the Planet” http://rechargeit.blogspot.com/

Recommended Reading

Plug In America’s Book Review Page

EVolution of Electric Cars & Plug-Ins

“The Cars That Will Recharge America” by Sherry Boschert – author’s website
“Car That Could: The Inside Story of GM’s Revolutionary Electric Vehicle” by Michael
Shnayerson, 1996
“Convert It: A step-by-step manual for converting an internal combustion vehicle to electric power”, by Michael P. Brown and Shari Prange, 1993
“The Electric and Hybrid Electric Car”, by Michael H. Westbrook, 2001
“Gasoline to Electric Conversion Manual: A Workshop Guide for High Schools”, published by the Electric Vehicle Society of Canada, July 2005
“History of the Electric Automobile: Hybrid electric vehicles”, by Ernest H. Wakefield, 1998
“Taken For a Ride: Detroit’s Big Three and the politics of pollution” by Jack Doyle

Books on Peak Oil and Energy Transition

“Beyond Oil: The view from Hubbert’s Peak”, by Kenneth S. Deffeyes, 2005
“The Coming Oil Crisis”, by Colin Campbell
“Crossing the Rubicon”, by Michael C. Ruppert
“The End of Oil”, by Paul Roberts
“High and Mighty: The dangerous rise of the SUV”, by Keith Bradsher, 2002
“High Noon for Natural Gas: The New Energy Crisis”, by Julian Darley
“The Hype about Hydrogen”, by Joseph J. Romm, 2004
“Out of Gas, The End of the Age of Oil”, by David Goodstein, 2004
“Hubbert’s Peak: The Impending World Oil Shortage”, by Kenneth S. Deffeyes
“The Party’s Over”, by Richard Heinberg
“Power Down: Options and actions for a post-carbon world”, by Richard Heinberg, 2004
“The Solar Economy”, by Herman Scheer
“Twilight in the Desert: The Coming Oil Shock”, by Matt Simmons

The Rockie Mountain Institute:Project Get ReadyRMI’s effort to prepare cities for electric vehicles has over a dozen cities and numerous industry and technical partners working together toward a common goal. Next-Generation UtilityRMI’s vision of a low-carbon electricity system has at its base an energy-modeling tool that helps utilities like Duke Energy make their resource portfolios richer in renewablesyet still remain reliable and flexible.Solar Balance of SystemsOur summer charrette and resulting report have catalyzed key industry stakeholders to work together to ensure cost-competitive solar power plays a larger role in our country’s energy mix.


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Updated: 2010/11/23

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