Electrifying the USPS

I usually scan the energy headlines each morning, but had somehow missed the stories on the recently introduced bills to electrify the U.S. Postal Service fleet: U.S. Postal Service to test a repurposed electric vehicle […]

The Energy Conundrum

The following is a guest post by Paul Winstanley, the Director of Energy Initiatives from the Stevens Institute of Technology. 1. Introduction This paper was written as preparation for the recent Discover and Shell sponsored […]

ExxonMobil in the Electric Car Business?

An interesting link from a reader this morning:The Maya 300: An Exxon-Assisted Electric Car If you’ve picked up a magazine in the last year, you’ve likely seen ads touting ExxonMobil’s (XOM) research into lithium-ion batteries. […]

Vinod Khosla at Milken Institute: Part III

This will be the conclusion of Vinod Khosla’s (VK) recent lengthy interview at the Milken Institute 2009 Global Conference. The interview was conducted by Elizabeth Corcoran (EC) of Forbes and can be viewed here. In […]

Detroit Gearing Up for Electric Cars

The Dodge Circuit Electric Vehicle Regular readers know that I am hopeful that electric cars can start to become one of our transportation options in the next few years. There are several reasons for this. […]

The Solar-Powered Prius

Solar-Powered Prius (Source: http://www.solarelectricalvehicles.com/) At the end of my recent essay on Nissan’s electric car announcement, I wrote “For my next calculation, I need to see how much power I could generate by putting a […]

Ford Awakens from a Slumber; Post Office Rejects Ethanol

It seems that the reality of our situation is sinking in at Ford: Ford’s trouble: $4 gas is here to stay NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) — Ford Motor Co. executives say they believe that $4 gas […]

Nissan Enters the Electric Arena

I am feeling more and more optimistic that we are going to soon have a decent choice of viable plug-in hybrids (PHEVs). Nissan has now announced that they will have an offering in the U.S. […]

Replacing Gasoline with Solar Power

Executive Summary If you don’t want to run through the calculations, here is the summary. I attempted a thought experiment in which I calculated whether it would be feasible to use solar power to generate […]

The Aptera

Flying on the plane back to Amsterdam yesterday, I picked up a copy of Newsweek. Inside, there was a mention of a new vehicle that I had never heard of before, the Aptera: 10 Fixes […]