cruising on a hybrid-electric boat

on the intra-coastal An afternoon-evening cruise on the Glory B Nothing special, we just enjoyed a short trip out on the electric catamaran-sailboat. The Glory B I took some photos of the new solar panels and the boat’s night lights earlier. The 3 solar panels are connected to the batteries providing auxiliary power to everything but the propellers. Under sail, the propellers charge their own batteries which are basically only. . . CONTINUE

Hybrid-Propulsion Navy Destroyers

Navy to Test Hybrid-Propulsion on Destroyers http://defensetech.org : by KRIS OSBORN on AUGUST 6, 2013 The U.S. Navy plans to conduct a series of tests on its hybrid-electric propulsion system for destroyers in order to assess its potential for future application on one of the ships’ two propellers, service officials said. The technology, now in use on the USS Makin Island and being engineered into the next-generation America-class, big-deck Amphibious. . . CONTINUE

A Fully-Charged Tesla S In 90 Seconds

CBS News By Jerry Edgerton, June 25, 2013, Tesla to swap batteries in about 90 seconds In the latest attempt to calm drivers who worry about how far they can drive their electric cars, Tesla Motors (TSLA) plans to build station that will swap run-down batteries for fresh ones. The company says it will take 90 seconds, or less time than it takes to fill the tank with gasoline. The. . . CONTINUE

LNG Electric Ships, up to 30% more efficient

LNG (Liquefied Natural Gas) Fuel Will Be Transported by Electric Ships The British Emerald was the world’s largest LNG carrier when it launched in 2007. It was also the first vessel built by Hyundai Heavy Industries that used GE’s electrical propulsion technology. The ship generates electricity by burning waste gasses that evaporate from the holding tanks. The power generators can also switch to diesel. (Credit: General Electric) New natural gas. . . CONTINUE

Toyota, Back on top with Prius

Toyota Prius: world’s third best-selling car By Alan Ohnsman and Yuki Hagiwara – May 28, 2012 The Prius surge, after two years of recalls and production disruptions, propelled the Toyota City, Japan-based company back into the global sales lead for the first three months of the year. The hybrid line also gives the Toyota brand three of the top 10 models in the U.S. so far this year, including its. . . CONTINUE

Mercedes teams up with Tesla for a new electric car

By Jerry Hirsch / Los Angeles Times Published: February 17. 2012 LOS ANGELES – Electric car company Tesla Motors Inc. announced a deal to provide the powertrain for a new Mercedes-Benz vehicle, even as it moves closer to manufacturing its own vehicles later this year. The Palo Alto, Calif., automaker also said Wednesday that it expected revenue to roughly triple this year, when it will begin selling the Tesla Model. . . CONTINUE

Smart Forvision Electric Car Set For Frankfurt

Daimler subsidiary Smart is releasing performance details of its latest electric vehicle concept called the Forvision in preparation for the Frankfurt Motor Show 2011. We’ve covered other of Smart’s electric vehicles, including the Forspeed that was unveiled earlier this year at the Geneva Auto Show, and the manufacturer’s Fortwo models that have only recently come to United States. The Smart Forvision is made of a variety of energy saving features,. . . CONTINUE

TESLA Model S and S-P90D !

updated 12-31-2015 The fastest, 0-60, production sedan in the world! 10-28-2015: Model S P90D Does 0-60 In 2.6 Seconds! – tested by Motor Trend 07-26-2015: Model S P90D Does 0-60 In 2.8 Seconds! 10-09-2014: Model S P85D Does 0-60 In 3.1 Seconds! 09-04-2014: Tesla Sales Top Nissan Leaf In Northern Europe 03-04-2014: Tesla shares up over sevenfold in the past 12 months 02-25-2014: Tesla tops ‘Consumer Reports’ 10 best vehicle. . . CONTINUE

Zotye, totally Electric SUV; 250 mi range

a max speed of 70 MPH, a maximum range of up to 250 miles on a single charge. Marketwire SOURCE: Green Automotive Company July 12, 2010 – Green Auto Signs Ten Dealer Agreement DALLAS, TX–(Marketwire – July 12, 2010) – Green Automotive Company Inc. (PINKSHEETS: GACR) announced today that the company signed a Ten Store Contract with the Rohrman Auto Group (www.rohrman.com) ranked as the number 15th largest Auto Dealer. . . CONTINUE

Mitsubishi i-MiEV

updated July 30th 2013 Sales looked good for the i at the beginning of 2013, with 594 sold in the US in January and February, and that figure grew to 882 for the first six months of the year. The Outlander plug-in hybrid, available in Japan, was hurt by a recall this spring. Its lithium-ion battery had been short circuiting during a screening process that infected the batteries with contaminants. . . CONTINUE

GE to buy 25,000 electric vehicles

Nov. 11 2010 GE says it will buy 25,000 electric vehicles, including 12,000 from General Motors, starting with the Chevrolet Volt in 2011. GE plans to replace half of its 30,000-vehicle corporate fleet with EVs and will deploy another 10,000 electric vehicles for customers through its global fleet management business. The company says it will start by purchasing 12,000 vehicles from GM, and then buy additional EVs from other manufacturers. . . CONTINUE

Nissan’s all-electric Leaf gains edge over Chevrolet Volt

By Carl Bagh; August 4, 2010 Once the Federal rebate of $7,500 is combined with $5,000 California State rebate, the $32,780-priced Nissan Leaf costs around $20,000. The lowered price beats GM’s Volt which is priced at $41,000 which would come down to $33,500 when the Federal rebate kicks in. Nissan LEAF first will be available to consumers in December

Business Groups Ask Obama for New Electric Vehicle Task Force

Zach McDonald A coalition of business interests yesterday called for the creation of two new government groups to facilitate efforts to get one million plug-in cars on the road by 2015. In a letter to president Barack Obama, the Electric Drive Transportation Association, the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers, and two other trade groups praised the White House for its efforts to promote EVs but said that “the critical, immediate next. . . CONTINUE