ABC's "The Lookout"exposes a problem known as "meter creeping," which happens when a gas pump over or under charges customers.
Eaton is working on upgrading its hybrid electric vehicle power control system by reducing the size of the battery 50 percent and improving the total performance of the system and its charge rate while maintaining battery life, fuel economy and overall vehicle performance. The R&D project will be funded jointly between Eaton and a grant from the Department of Energy's Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy (ARPA-E). It's intended to optimize operations of hybrids, from passenger ca
The Triac tale has not been an easy one. Originally intended to be a straightforward, three-wheeled commuter vehicle built in California and sold for around $25,000 by Green Vehicles, the company only managed to sell a small number of units before shutting down earlier this year. For some, this could just be considered another sad tale of the heavy casualties as we move to electric vehicles. To the city of Salinas, CA – which invested more than $500,000 into Green Vehicles – this is
Research conducted by Auto Trader suggests that money, not the environment, is the main driving force behind motorists' interest in eco-friendly vehicles, at least in Great Britain. The majority of UK motorists (73 percent) would consider "going green" to save money on fuel, compared to just 41 percent of drivers admitting that environmental concerns would motivate them to purchase a greener vehicle.
The last time we saw the Triac from Green Vehicles, Inc., we were not exactly impressed. Perhaps we should've tried to get a ride in the new 2010 version that the company unveiled at the Detroit Auto Show. While we still don't think we've got $25,000 to spend on one of these, we would like to see what the updates have done to this unusual three-wheeler.
For the past few years the little Xebra from ZAP! has pretty much had the American three-wheeled electric truck market cornered. However, those days of "dominance" may soon be numbered if the Buckshot from Green Vehicles proves to be as capable as they suggest it is. In fact, since they say that they have been getting "tremendous interest" from different businesses, including a request for a demo from the United States Postal Service, we wonder if it might not make the Xebra truck extinct. Like
A little while back we told you about a $20,000 highway-speed electric car promised for the American market by Green Vehicles called the Triac. It seems, as with every other electric car program (except, so far, Aptera), that the launch has been delayed and now a new estimated delivery schedule has been posted on their website. While the company informs us that test drives from the San Jose showroom can be scheduled as of August 15th, the actual driving won't occur until after October 15th. Acco
The wait for an all-electric highway commuter just got a whole lot shorter. If you wanted to buy a Tesla and had the cash, you would still have to wait until the 600 (and counting) folks in line in front of you received theirs before you could stop buying gas and start turning heads. That could take a while. Then there's the Aptera. They only begin building their birds this Fall and there are 2,400 (and counting) folks with paid reservations in that line-up which ends, or at least pauses for eff
digg_url = 'http://digg.com/autos/VIDEO_New_Triac_highway_speed_electric_car_available_now'; Is there a new three-wheeled highway-capable electric car about to emerge from "stealth mode"? We believe so and we have the video to prove it. As our faithful readers well know, we have been following the lengthy development of other three-wheeled vehicles like the Aptera and the VentureOne very closely as they are being prepared to enter the market. We haunt their forums, dig through their dumpsters
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