Friday, September 19, 2008


The Air Car uses compressed air to push its engine's pistons. It is anticipated that approximately 6000 Air Cars will be cruising the streets of India by 2008. If the manufacturers have no surprises up their exhaust pipes the car will be practical and reasonably priced. The CityCat model will clock out at 68 mph with a driving range of 125 miles.

More info HERE


Volvo is not what it used to be!
Volvo ReCharge Concept hybrid EV with 4 wheel motors Electric Car vehicle. Electric motors are rated for 100,000 hours or 6 MILLION Kms before they need servicing.

Only about 15% of the energy from the fuel you put in your tank gets used to move your car down the road or run useful accessories, such as air conditioning. The rest of the energy is lost to engine and drive line inefficiencies and idling. Therefore, the potential to improve fuel efficiency with advanced technologies is enormous. With an Electric Car it costs just $2.00 per 100kms with MUCH more performance than with petrol at $20.00 per 100kms.
New Report from Greenpeace

Nintendo remains in last place with a pitiful 0.8 points out of 10, scoring zero on all e-waste criteria. The company has banned phthalates and is monitoring use of antimony and beryllium and although it is endeavouring to eliminate the use of PVC, it has not set a timeline for its phase out. Nintendo discloses carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from its own operations and commits to cutting CO2 emissions and other greenhouse gases by 2% over each previous year. However, Nintendo admits that an increase in business led to a 6% rise in CO2 emissions in 2006.

See the report HERE

Play a game called CO2 Pig (in Danish) HERE

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Electric Ariel Atom Vs Porsche Carerra and Ferrari Spider

Electric Car races V10 Porsche GT and Ferrari 360 Spider. Wrightspeed X1 electric car Ariel Atom converted to EV with an AC propulsion 165Kw motor and Inverter. 0-60 in 3 sec
Tom and Dave about Electric Cars


Chris Paine in Copenhagen on the Electric Nimbus

A brilliant film by Chris Paine

Oh, and Chris also did this film in connection to Roskilde Festival 2010 in collaboration with CO2 Green Drive and the US Embassy in Copenhagen.

Operation Saturation: On the Threshold (Pt 1 of 4)

An update on how the viral idea started by "The Most Terrifying Video You'll Ever See" and beefed up in the "How It All Ends" video project is progressing. "Operation Saturation" contains some really BAD news, and some really GOOD news.
Project Better Place

Project Better Place is building the infrastructure and networked grid to allow us to switch to electric cars.