Hydrogen is ” an incredibly dumb ” car fuel

That’s Elon Musk’s opinion so that must be true. Tesla’s genius founder put yet another nail in the hydrogen coffin and stated what we knew all along : hydrogen is a technology that may well be too complex to ever be significant.

Oil prices reach 114 USD a barrel

Oops, we did it again. Oil prices are again on the rise and reached recently $114 a barrel. This is their highest levels since 2008. Fears of current events in Iraq are explaining this. As Bloomberg noted : ” The international benchmark surged above $114 on June 13 for the first time in nine months… Continue reading Oil prices reach 114 USD a barrel

Worth an article : My July & August 2013 tweets

If you have been away from Twitter and your environmental news sources for all summer, here is the perfect article to know what were the most important news besides the ones I covered here. Given this selection I believe it is safe to say we are reaching tipping points for both the seriousness of our… Continue reading Worth an article : My July & August 2013 tweets

ZOE electric car does 1,000 miles in 24 hours

If you are feeling range anxiety regarding electric cars, rejoice. One of Renault’s electric cars, the ZOE, has been tested for 24 hours and it was able to go for almost one thousand miles (1,600 km) during this period. Of course, it had been recharged nine times, but the ZOE did better than the Nissan… Continue reading ZOE electric car does 1,000 miles in 24 hours

Throwing money out of the window

In this economy, I am sure you are careful about how you spend your money and really think about how you will make ends meet this month or the next as the economy might head toward another recession as oil prices go up. However, each time you are putting 50 euros in your gas tank,… Continue reading Throwing money out of the window

Oil refining : another reason to prefer electric cars

While browsing my tweets of January and February, I found an interesting article giving a new reason of why electric cars and vehicles in general are great and necessary in a low carbon economy. Indeed, removing the need for oil not only reduces greenhouse gases emissions from the burning of that said oil, but also… Continue reading Oil refining : another reason to prefer electric cars

Electric cars batteries’ prices to drop by 2015

Now having to commute by car to get to my new job I can’t wait for having an electric car. But current prices are way to high for me to afford one. Luckily, this might change quite quickly. To AutoBlog Green : ” U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu estimates that plug-in vehicle battery costs will… Continue reading Electric cars batteries’ prices to drop by 2015

Paris introduces EV-sharing program

To Ecogeek :  ” Paris has introduced plans for a city-wide EV car-sharing network that will operate much like its successful Velib bike-sharing system.  The car-sharing program will begin on December 5 with 250 EVs available. “ ” The system will allow to pick up and drop off the cars at different locations as long… Continue reading Paris introduces EV-sharing program

Converting old cars to electric is pure genius

Electric cars are great as they consume much less energy and don’t rely on dirty foreign oil to transport people. They promise to be all the rage in the years and decades to come, but to date, we see very few of them. But what if we transformed today’s cars into electric ones ? This… Continue reading Converting old cars to electric is pure genius

An electric car goes 1,600 km on a single charge

Is this the car of tomorrow ? Gas 2.0 published an article on an electric car that did more than 1,600 kilometers (a thousand miles) with a single charge. The top speed was less than 50 kilometers per hour. As they note : ” The record for longest drive ever in a battery-powered vehicle (no… Continue reading An electric car goes 1,600 km on a single charge

Renault Z.E. : The best electric car ad ever

As you surely know now Renault – a French carmaker – plans to sell four different electric cars this year and next. The first model, the  Fluenze Z.E. ,  will be available in September. To this effect, the company presented today an excellent and hilarious advertisement, that will hopefully stays in everyones’ mind when it… Continue reading Renault Z.E. : The best electric car ad ever

Better Place going to China

Do you remember Better Place, the great electric car project ? To Ecogeek : “Better Place has entered into an agreement with Chinese utility China Southern Power Grid to bring their battery swap stations to the Asian country.” “(…) Better Place founder Shai Aggasi sees this partnership leading to a shift in Chinese EV manufacturing… Continue reading Better Place going to China