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In Detail: Epic Torq EV Roadster

We've covered Epic Electric Vehicles before. From their plug-in ski boat, to their emissions-free ATV, Epic seems to offer a vehicle for almost any terrain. Their third installment takes on the open road in open air style: the three-wheeled Epic Torq roadster EV.

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Translogic test drives the Epic Torq three-wheeled EV roadster

Only about a week ago did the company Epic EV makes its very first delivery of the Torq Roadster to a customer. Before that, our colleagues at Translogic spent some time with company founder Chris Anthony and were the very first to get some seat time in this Morgan-Three-Wheeler-Meets-Tesla-Roadster EV.

In Detail: Our Summer On The Water

When your summer involves a water-propelled jet pack, high-speed hydroplanes, and being jumped by a professional wakeboarder while trailing off the back of an all-electric sport boat, it warrants a look back. That's

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Epic pitches electric Amp side-by-side with wasp slaying, off-road action promo

How can an EV save your life when giant insects attack? California-based electric vehicle manufacturer Epic has an answer in a new promo touting the off-road ability of its Amp ATV, a rugged, all-electric four-wheeler that features "silent mode."

In Detail: EPIC 232se Electric Sport Boat

Electric boats aren't exactly new. Sport fishing enthusiasts have long relied on electric trolling motors that are less likely to disturb the fish they're trying to catch and make it easy to maneuver in tight spaces. What EPIC has done with its 232se is taken the known benefits of electric power and applied them to a sport boat. The environmental impact of recreational

Remember EPIC? They're now "Growth Energy" and they've got a chip on their shoulder

While looking around for information on EPIC's now-canceled sponsorship of the Rahal-Letterman Racing Team, I discovered that the Ethanol Promotion and Information Council is undergoing a rebranding. The new name: "Growth Energy."

Ethanol decline's latest casualty: Rahal-Letterman racing team

During the keynote session of the Alternative Fuel and Vehicle Institute conference last May, Bobby Rahal, head of Rahal Letterman Racing, gave a talk that described his role (click and scroll down a bit) in helping the Indy Racing League move to using 100 percent ethanol fuel. In short, Rahal was fully behind the move to the biofuel. Turns out, eth

ABC Extreme Makeover winner gets flexfuel F-150 and a year's supply of E85

I wonder just how much money and time has been spent by national organizations promoting flexfuel vehicles - even though we all know that E85 fuel is pretty hard to find. Whatever the calculation, we need to add in the cost of a new F150 crew cab flexible-fuel vehicle (around $36,000) and a year's worth of E85 (around $6,000). This was a bonus prize awarded to the Dirk Devries family i

EPIC calls for some unity on the ethanol issue, darnit

Holidays in the U.S. are used for so much more than celebrating. We've got President's day sales, the Christmas shopping season, special Easter candy flavors (notice a trend?). For the Fourth of July, something to do with being free is often in order, and this year the Ethanol Promotion and Information Council (EPIC) has decided that it's energy independence that we need to focus on as a country, dagnabit.

Are high gas prices "forcing" Americans toward ethanol?

Here's an interesting way to phrase things. The Ethanol Promotion and Information Council (EPIC) is trying to reframe America's current high pump costs with this headline: "Gas Prices Force Americans to Push for Ethanol Fuel." O rly?

Could ethanol become a classroom political issue?

Teachers, start your biofuel engines. The Ethanol Promotion and Information Council (EPIC) is providing one free pack of ethanol promotional items to educators. On the EPIC website, the item list for the packs says they contain the following:

Ready to do your part to promote ethanol? EPIC's "Fuel The Change" video contest now open

Trying to get citizens to do the heavy lifting of ethanol promotion, the Ethanol Promotion and Information Council has opened up a commercial contest with a big cash prize. The call for short entries (27 seconds is the maximum length) asks for people to "Tell us in less than 30 seconds how ethanol is a part of your life and how you're fueling American independence and a greener, cleaner future one tank at a time."

Need some good news about ethanol? EPIC's got you covered

As I wrote yesterday, even people in Kansas have a hard time supporting corn ethanol. Still, the Ethanol Promotion and Information Council (EPIC) has never let problems with the biofuel's negative impact get in the way of talking it up at every chance. Now, that good news is going to go into overdrive with EPIC's Good News Network. Accor

Ethanol promoters say ethanol is one "realistic solution" to high oil prices

Even though this week's $100-a-barrel oil prices were a bit of a false alarm, expensive oil is not a joke. In response to the record rate, the Ethanol Promotion and Information Council (EPIC) released a statement that calls ethanol one of the "realistic solutions to our dependence on a dwindling supply of energy" and says that "he ethanol industry will rise to the challenge and continue to provide a rene

Does ethanol blending really reduce American gas prices by 45 cents a gallon?

The Ethanol Promotion and Information Council (EPIC) is never going to say anything bad about ethanol. It's an organization made up of ethanol producers and industry leaders and their whole job is to, well, promote ethanol. But the group's latest Sebastian Blanco

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