Posts filed under ‘Cars’

New Automobile Engine—3.5 times more efficient


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March 16, 2013 at 9:03 pm Leave a comment

World’s first Air-Powered Car Goes on Sale This Month.

This engine for the $8,177 Indian-made Tata “Mini CAT” runs on compressed air for about 1.8 cents per mile or about one-tenth the cost of gas.

Read the details.

August 1, 2012 at 10:12 pm Leave a comment

Revenge of the Electric Car – House Party

Want to learn about electric cars, available rebates, charging infrastructure, and the integration of electric vehicles on Maui?  Attend the Central Maui “Revenge of the Electric Car” House Party in Wailuku Heights!  This party is one of many held nationwide to celebrate the Sierra Club’s national Electric Vehicles Campaign.

  • View the documentary “Revenge of the Electric Car”
  • Enjoy pizza, pupus, and beverages.  Potluck donation encouraged!
  • Learn about topics related to EV on Maui.
  • Nissan Leaf and other EV may be available for test drive.  Owners: bring your Leaf, Volt, Plug-in Prius, etc to share (or let others test-ride/test-drive)

Please RSVP to:  http://action.sierraclub.org/goto/CentralMauiEVParty.  Call Christine L. Andrews at 808-250-3678 or email mauiwit@hotmail.com for more information.

April 10, 2012 at 11:37 am Leave a comment

Top Five Electric Vehicle Initiatives of the Year

Innovations on Maui are included in this list of Electric Vehicle initiatives.

See full Greentech Media article.

December 9, 2011 at 11:50 pm Leave a comment

First All Electric Rental Cars Come To Maui

 The Maui-based Bio-Beetle ECO Car Rental company located in Kahului has expanded its business to include all-electric vehicles.

Bio-Beetle is adding the 2011 Nissan Leaf to its rental fleet, which already contains the Toyota Prius hybrid, the biodiesel Volkswagen Beetles and Jettas, and the biodiesel Jeep Liberty. The 2011 Nissan Leaf is a 100% electric, plug-in vehicle.

Read full MauiNow.com article..

Thanks to Susan Wyche for the tip.

November 10, 2011 at 1:43 am Leave a comment

Hertz Rents Out First Chevy Volt in NYC

 Hertz has 400 EVs (Electronic Vehicles) in it’s New York City fleet. [Read the full inhabitat.com article]

January 20, 2011 at 11:54 pm Leave a comment

Car Running on Algae Fuel to Cross Country on Just 25 Gallons of Fuel

Algaeus, the world’s first algae-powered plug-in hybrid car, was unveiled in San Francisco and the prototype traveled with a host of other ‘green’ vehicles to New York for the opening of the film “Fuel” to promote alternative fuel.

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October 6, 2009 at 4:45 pm Leave a comment

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