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Electric cars becoming a reality

October 8th, 2010

Chevy's new Volt makes an appearance at the State Fair of Texas. (Photo: Green Right Now)

Imagine an array of wind turbines in West Texas, whirring away, generating electricity to be transmitted to more populous areas of the state. Imagine that clean, green power surging into your home. Then, imagine your new, state-of-the-art electric car plugged into a 240-volt outlet in your garage, charging that clean-running, environmentally friendly vehicle for the next day’s commute or round of errands. If all that sounds like a nice idea that will never happen, guess again. In Texas it is happening, right now, thanks to a previously unlikely alliance of planners, power infrastructure providers, utility companies and automobile manufacturers, all coming together to help the future get here just a little bit faster.

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EV1: GM’s ill-fated attempt at going electric

January 8th, 2010

While electric cars are getting a lot of attention these days, powering your automobile with a different kind of juice is hardly a new concept.

Remember EV1? General Motors pioneered the electric car way back in the mid-‘90s. When its concept car, Impact, drew favorable reviews at the start of that decade, GM decided to move forward with the next generation EV1, the first electric car designed for mass production.

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A Bright plug-in hybrid that could get 100 miles per gallon

April 21st, 2009

By Clint Williams
Green Right Now

Bright Automotive, launched just last year, rolled out a plug-in gasoline-electric hybrid vehicle on Tuesday that doesn’t just get an estimated 100 miles per gallon — it gets 100 mpg hauling a bunch of stuff.

The “IDEA” isn’t some cramped commuter car. It’s a 21st Century panel van designed for commercial fleet use with 180 cubic foot cargo capacity and a 2,000 pound payload.

The vehicle was designed specifically for commercial fleet use, said John E. Waters, CEO and President of Bright Automotive, at the unveiling in Washington D.C.

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