NOTE: This is a repost of the previous episode, encoded in MP3.
Given todays crisis with the rising prices for oil and the rising prices for food, I thought it would be interesting to look back at George W. Bush's statement "America is addicted to Oil". As astonishing as it was for GW to be so honest as to admit the national addiction, as I reread the State of the Union speech this statement was embedded among some interesting promises related to freeing the U.S. from dependence on oil.
General information site on electric vehicles. The information is a little sparse but useful.
A company offering vehicle conversions based on Lithium ION battery packs. They also describe a car and a truck they intend to offer later, at relatively low prices, which will be based on Lithium ION battery packs. The prices are low enough to be incredulous.
They have developed a kit to convert a Prius to be a plug-in hybrid vehicle. It seems they've been doing this conversion since 2006, and that they've received over 10,000 queries.
A Wiki recording information about plug-in hybrid electric vehicles.
Provides leading edge consulting, design and prototyping services for system integration, management and monitoring of electrochemical energy systems such as batteries and fuel cells. They are said to be the grandaddy company of plug-in hybrid vehicles.
A manufacturer of custom power products. The company quickly became an industry leader in rugged AC and DC uninterruptible power supplies (UPS) for military and industrial power conditioning and backup. Our RuggedUPS products are trusted in punishing environments found in war, heavy industry, and transportation.
In 2000, the company expanded into power generation by acquiring intellectual property for an innovative tubular solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) design. Acumentrics improved the technology in “stealth mode” for over five years. Internal development has made the fuel cells 60X more effective. Presently the company sells fuel cell power generators in the 1-10kW range to qualified customers and partners. They are used for silent, standalone generation and combined heat and power.
Our fuel cells offer significant advantages over traditional engine- and turbine-powered generators: no compression/combustion cycles, no moving parts, minimal ongoing maintenance, and negligible levels of pollutants. The company’s patented tubular solid oxide fuel cell design offers efficiency and operational advantages over competing fuel cell and power solutions for commercial, industrial, residential, and communications uses.
Whatever the mode and duration of your alternative transportation, you can smile and display these T-shirts, embroidered patches, and stickers with pride, so all the world can see that you are commuting "Oil-Free and Happy"! Show your community that you care, by displaying the items as you travel by foot, bicycle, light rail, bus, car pool, or even horseback!