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Wed Feb 19 2014 03:44:20 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Six-wheeled, fiberglass bodied, PINK Rolls "Fab 1" apparently built with RR approval as they donated the grille. Coming up for sale

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Wed Feb 19 2014 03:45:26 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Motoring Mysteries of the Far East - a curious collection of Asian & Pacific vehicles.
May 16 - September 14, 2014
AACA Museum - Hershey, PA

1967 Toyota Sport 800

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Wed Feb 19 2014 17:28:14 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Motoring Mysteries of the Far East - a curious collection of Asian & Pacific vehicles.
May 16 - September 14, 2014
AACA Museum - Hershey, PA

1967 Toyota Sport 800

T Hugger

Thu Oct 31 2013 20:38:22 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Toyota Prius Vs. Ford C-Max Hybrid: Pros And Cons.

For several years, Toyota had the hybrid market pretty much sewn up with its Prius.

Okay, so it never reached the heady economy highs of the original Honda Insight, but it was far more practical and electric running made it the hybrid of choice in city driving.

That's until the Ford C-Max Hybrid appeared, at any rate. If you're in the market for one of the cars, the chances are you're also in the market for the other--so we've pulled together the pros and cons of each to help you decide on your next hybrid family car.

T Hugger

Thu Oct 24 2013 18:57:37 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Replica Porsche 356 Speedster EV

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Pick your range and performance: Cars can be designed for ranges from 150 miles to 35 miles to match your needs; High Range and High Performance models; Lithium Iron Phosphate Battery Packs; Battery Management System; Motors and many components made in the USA; Charging from any plug 110 to 240 volts; Charge in 2 to 8 hours; Cost is less than .10 per mile, that’s about $10.00 to drive 100 miles
All Make Mine Electric, LLC vehicles are equipped with: Battery Management System to control charging and discharging 3 phase; AC motor and motor controllers; Regenerative braking, the car drives like a normal car; On-board charger with capability to plug into 110 or 220 outlets; Appropriate instrumentation and gauges; Full documentation and drivers manual

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Tue Oct 15 2013 16:12:06 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Next-gen Mini could sire 10 different models including PHEV.

The first generation of the reimagined, BMW-backed Mini was a simple things, confined to two body styles – hatchback and four-seat convertible. It wasn't until the second-generation platform came along that Mini began truly expanding, offering a long-wheelbase model, a roadster, a coupe, a five-door crossover, and a three-door, um, thing?

According to an interview between Automotive News Europe and the BMW board member that oversees Mini, Peter Schwarzenbauer, the funky British brand will be expanding far beyond the seven body styles it currently offers. "With the new ULK architecture, we currently have in mind eight to 10 models," Schwarzenbauer told ANE. That architecture he mentions, will also underpin the BMW 1 Series GT and the BMW X1, meaning that BMW is aiming for 10 to 12 different vehicles from just two brands off one platform (and that's only what we know about).

The growth in the Mini line isn't just limited to body styles, but overall production capacity, adding a new contract manufacturer in the Netherlands, with Schwarzenbauer telling ANE, "If I told you [Mini's total production capacity] I would be revealing exactly what our growth plans are. What I can say is that last year we produced and sold 300,000 units and right now we are expanding that capacity."

Besides growth plans, Schwarzenbauer hints that Mini's range of three- and four-cylinder, turbocharged, gas engines may be joined by EVs, plug-in hybrids and the long awaited (for US customers) diesel model. The EV and PHEV models are especially notable, as it signifies both that Mini is ready to expand into alternative energy, which it's avoided outside of the Mini E, while also pointing out that BMW's i division won't be the only ones playing with electricity.

Closing out, Schwarzenbauer let slip some details of availability on the third-generation Minis, saying that while cars will arrive at European and US dealers in the spring of 2014, there won't be regular inventories until later in the summer. Head over to Automotive News Europe for the full interview.

T Hugger

Thu Oct 03 2013 15:45:05 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Turning Over an Old Leaf: Nissan Adds Leaf EV to CPO Program.

Nissan announced that it is adding the all-electric Leaf to its Certified Pre-Owned Vehicle Program. Beginning this month, a certified Leaf will have a 7-year/100,000-mile warranty on its EV system and powertrain components, up from the 5-year/60,000-mile coverage offered from the original on-sale date when new.

This is in addition to the Leaf’s 8-year/100,000-mile battery-defect warranty and its 5-year/ 60,000-mile battery-performance warranty. Roadside assistance, trip interruption coverage, rental reimbursement, and 90 days of satellite radio are all included as part of the program.

To qualify, a Leaf must be less than five years old and have less than 60,000 miles on the odometer. The car must have a clean Carfax history and at least 9 out of 12 bars of battery capacity as indicated by the vehicle’s battery-capacity gauge. It also has to pass a 167-point inspection prior to certification.

Nissan is not the first in the EV world to offer such coverage. Tesla takes that honor with a specific CPO program for the Roadster (certified Roadsters have their own 37-month/37,000-mile warranty); the gas-electric Chevrolet Volt is eligible for GM’s CPO program, with 5-year/100,000-mile powertrain coverage in addition to 8-year/100,000-mile coverage on the battery and Voltec components.

This definitely increases the comfort level for buyers of used Nissan Leafs, and other manufacturers are sure to follow suit as the fleet of used electric vehicles proliferates.

T Hugger

Thu Oct 03 2013 15:49:29 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

1972 Volkswagen Beetle - Electric Conversion.

This is a clean, no rust, 1971 and 1/2 Volkswagen Beetle with an 72 volt electric conversion using a professional electric kit from California.

Note: Volkswagen came out with the new model 1972 super beetle in late 1971, so vehicle is registered as a 1971 but is the 1972 model.

Car itself was frame off restored and is in excellent condition with less than 500 miles since completion.

New everything!!! Front disk brake conversion, all new suspension, solid pans, all new rubber mounts and moldings, interior, tires, all new wiring, everything!!!

Has original working VW am/fm radio.

Vehicle has a standard 4 speed manual transmission (no clutch necessary) and is powered by six 12-volt Trojan T-1275 deep cycle golf cart batteries and will obtain highway speeds.

Range estimate is 40 miles on flat terrain and proper driving technique. Recharge time is approx. 8 hours with onboard battery charger from standard 110 volt outlet.

Vehicle also has a new 12-volt system for powering all safety and accessory equipment.

Note: Car is painted with Rustoleum Hunter Green paint and is not a show quality.

Electric conversion kit cost over $3000.00, batteries cost over $1000.00, plus all new parts down to the brake lines!!

This car gets lots of attention everywhere we go! It is clean, quiet, and cute! Perfect for short daily commutes.

Vehicle is licensed and inspected in New Hampshire and does not have a State issued title as New Hampshire does not require or issue them on a vehicle of this age.

Transfer of legal ownership is by bill of sale only. Buyer must arrange for pick-up or delivery.

This cute and environmentally conscious car will make an excellent second car or primary vehicle if you have a short commute.

email with questions, I will be happy to answer all inquiries.

T Hugger

Thu Apr 25 2013 22:59:08 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

A Conversation with Elon Musk

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Wed Apr 17 2013 17:50:59 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

03 Prius hits 300,000 miles!

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Wed Apr 17 2013 17:56:15 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

World Cheapest Electric Car? $10,800 Mahindra e2o from India

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Wed Mar 27 2013 19:17:18 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Green Energy

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Wed Mar 20 2013 16:06:57 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Who say's hybrids can't be fun? The 2013 Honda CR-Z 6 speed manual hybrid

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Fri Mar 01 2013 19:24:25 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Vehicle Specifics for 2006 Honda Civic
125,300 Miles. Current bid $6,900 with 3 days to go!

Just call (888) 440-0821 TO MAKE A DEAL!!!!!!!

T Hugger

Fri Mar 01 2013 19:27:42 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

2010 Prius Hybrid / Stafford Texas / 37,000 Miles / $12,700 / Texas Direct Auto 281-410-6039

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Fri Mar 01 2013 19:31:58 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

What a deal! 2001 Prius with only 89k miles in Philladelphia PA, $5,600 is a steal!

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