Donating a Car for Charity – What to Look For

Donating cars to charity

Choosing a Car Donation Charity Generally, there are three different outcomes when donating your car to charity: It will be used and operated by the charity It will be given to a person in need It will be passed on …

Volta Free Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

volta free charging

Leave it to the land of Teslas and Leafs to come up with a free charging network provided by advertisers. Volta has combined classic start-up innovation with electric vehicles to provide a free EV charging service. Owning an electric car …

Tesla Model X – Gullwing Electric Crossover

Unveiled yesterday, Tesla has done it again, this time with an electric crossover for the Porsche Cayenne crowd. Blend a sportscar, an SUV, a minivan and drop in a 4 wheel drive zero emission electric drive-train and you have the …

Leaf vs Volt – Who is Winning Sales?

With six months of sales under their belts, which is coming out on top when it comes to sales in the plug-in EV battle? Apparently the Nissan Leaf has the lead with 3,875 sold LEAFs so far in 2011 while …

Electric Car Showdown – Chevy Volt vs. Nissan Leaf

It’s so exciting to have affordable full electric highway legal cars back on the market! Brings me back to the mid 90’s all over again. This time we have some choices with Chevrolet launching the Volt right around the same …

Ford Focus Global Drive

In an effort to promote the Ford Focus, the Ford Motor Company is promoting a competition called Global Drive. While I am optimistic of future electric cars such as the Chevy Volt, I myself am a fan of this small, …

Government Vehicles Going Green

As some of you know, I work for a lab run by the Department of Energy. I get the opportunity to not only witness exciting research that furthers tomorrow’s sustainable lifestyles, but also to see the changes the federal government …

Platinum For Fuel Cells Gets Cheaper

The DOE laboratory I work for recently published some promising results of one of our fuel cell experiments. Researchers with the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and the University of Houston recently found a way to get platinum …

Rethinking Green Attitude

Maybe I’ve just been looking for them these days, but I couldn’t help but marvel at the swarm of hybrids on the roads these days, in particular the very popular and well known Toyota Prius. It seems like every car …

Cash for Clunkers – Eco Friendly or Environmental Mistake?

There has been a lot of news about the Car Allowance Rebate System or ‘Cash for Clunkers’ program, but the real question is will this benefit the environment? Conceived as a two-birds-with-one-stone program to boost our economy and remove older …

High Flying Recycled Retro Furniture

Vintage planes are like vintage automobiles, they have a certain class and distinct style about them. Some people like them, and some people love them. I personally love all the polished aluminum, patterned rivets and sleek forms of the aircraft …

Code-X Solar Powered Hybrid Catamaran Speedboat

Attention Renewable Energy Nautical Sci-Fi enthusiasts, I have just found your perfect water ride. One look, and you can see why – this solar powered Code-X speedboat looks like just about every cool crescent-shaped pointy enemy fighter ship out there. …