Green Endurance Undertake Gutsy All-Electric Mission
of the oldest and toughest stretches of road in the world is the
Pan-American Highway which runs for 29,800 miles from Ushuaia,
Argentina on up to Prudhoe Bay, Alaska. Only the most daring
drivers and the toughest cars have historically been able to endure the
trip along this forbidding path, which is precisely the point that
Racing Green Endurance hope to make with their bid to complete the
journey in their Radical SR0 electric race car. This 500
horsepower beast will squeeze out 242 miles per charge thanks to the
decision to limit top speed to 124 miles per hour during the
challenge. London, England-based Racing Green Endurance hope
to draw attention to the viability of electric vehicles on long
Moves To Invest In EV Charging Infrastructure
a decision that will hopefully inspire the American government to do
the same, the British government has announced that they will spend the
equivalent of more than $60 million to roll out plug-in charging
stations for electric vehicles across the country. Highlights
of the plan include making access points as public as possible -
including availability on public streets - as well as awarding
communities with funding if they show initiative in encouraging the use
of zero emissions vehicles. Britain's goal is to bring
electric vehicles into the mainstream within a five year window.
Motors Unveil Harbinger
would seem that one of the best ways for a fledgling electric car
company to get good press is to build a supercar capable of hanging
with Ferraris and Lamborghinis on the race track.
Attention-getting body work and gobs of performance are part of the
package found in the ECOS (Electric Cars of Springfield) Harbinger, a
wild-looking roadster shown off at SEMA 2009 that can hit 60 miles per
hour in just five seconds while running on battery power.
Priced at under $90,000, the Harbinger is an interesting alternative
for jet-setters looking to lower their carbon footprint without
reducing their fun factor behind the wheel.
addition to their ambitious EV plans, BMW also plans to offer hybrid
editions of their current vehicle lineup in the near term.
Joining the current ActiveHybrid
and the gasoline /
electric edition of the 7 Series luxury sedan will be a 1 Series
compact hybrid that will feature a mild gasoline / electric drivetrain
packaged in a classic hatchback design. Prototypes have begun
testing in Europe, with an eye towards delivering a finished product
within the next few years. Hybrid editions of both of BMW's
other sedan offerings - the 3 and 5 Series - are also in the works.
Car Reports Provides In-Depth Green Vehicle Coverage
Car Reports provides a great resource for anyone interested in reading
road tests and other reviews of environmentally friendly
vehicles. It also gathers together news affecting the green
car industry, as well as tips and hints on how to make environmentally
conscious decisions when buying a new hybrid or alternatively powered
vehicle. The site, edited by longtime media veteran John
Voelcker is still relatively new but is well on its way towards
becoming one of the more valued web resources for shoppers interested
in green cars, trucks and SUVs.