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ELECTRICAL VEHICLES EMIT NO TOXIC EMISSIONS. Have you ever noticed that electric vehicles have no exhaust pipe? Think about it. No exhaust, no need for an exhaust pipe! And keep in mind that electricity is relatively inexpensive in comparison to Unleaded or Diesel fuel. We are evaluating the electric vehicles in different capacities -- you can see some of them at work at the beach and at the promenade. We have received funding for our leased electric vehicle program and are working on getting more.

Gem Car:   Battery-operated Global Electric Motorcars are the clean, green transportation alternative.

* Morehttp://www.gemcar.com/

Hummer H3:   The HUMMER™ H3™ is the first proportionally correct and only Licensed custom Estate/Golf Car styled after the H3™

* More>  http://californiaroadster.com/hummer_features.html

Zenn Motor Company:  Feel Good Cars, Toronto, Canada, is a leading developer, manufacturer and supplier of electric vehicles. Driven by quality, ingenuity and the goal of

* More>   http://www.zenncars.com/

Zap World: ZAP, as a manufacturing and distribution company, represents a brand as well as an entire movement in advanced technology vehicles  

Dynasty : Dynasty Electric Car Corporation designs, manufactures and markets zero emission, electric Low Speed Vehicles (LSV's)    

* More>   http://www.itiselectric.com/index.asp

MilesZX40 : At Miles Automotive Group, we push the limits of technology to create a vehicle for those who care about today...

Tesla Motors:  ... makers of the Tesla Roadster, the high-performance electric sports car. ... Range explained: Our Vehicle System Engineer takes you behind the scenes of ...
                                                                                

 

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Other Links About Electric Cars & Plug-In Hybrids

Neighborhood Electric Vehicle user group: This group is for those who own or are considering owning low speed Neighborhood Electric Vehicles

California Cars Initiative, promoting 100 MPG cars: CalCars is a non-profit startup formed by entrepreneurs, engineers, environmentalists and consumers.

Electric Auto Association: Find out more about Electric Vehicles (EVs) by using the information on these pages

Plug in America: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) 

Plug In Partners: Plug-In Partners is a national grass-roots initiative to demonstrate to automakers that a market for flexible-fuel Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEV) exists today.

Set America Free: promoting steps to energy independence "A COALITION of tree huggers, do-gooders, sodbusters, cheap hawks, and evangelicals." 

 

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and more links below:


California Cars Initiative  www.calcars.org
Co-op America  www.coopamerica.org
Electric Auto Association  www.eaaev.org  &  www.eaa-phev.org
Rainforest Action Network  www.ran.org
Sierra Club Angeles Chapter 
www.Angeles.SierraClub.org

Our Addiction to Oil
Institute for the Analysis of Global Security  www.iags.org
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change  www.ipcc.ch
Arctic National Wildlife Refuge facts www.nrdc.org/land/wilderness/arcticrefuge/factsheets.asp
Post Carbon Institute, how to live after oil & gas  www.postcarbon.org
Peak Oil, as described by Oil Industry Experts  www.simmonsco-intl.com/research.aspx?Type=msspeeches
Discussions about energy and our future 
http://www.theoildrum.com

Electric Car Companies
AC Propulsion, innovator of electric cars & drive systems  www.acpropulsion.com
Commuter Cars Corp, maker of the Tango  www.commutercars.com
Neighborhood electric car directory  www.nevportal.com
Myers Motors, makers of the 3-wheel "NmG" www.myersmotors.com
Reva, maker of all-electric “G-Wiz” metro car  www.revaindia.com
Tesla Motors, maker of high performance roadster  www.teslamotors.com
Think Nordic, maker of all-electric cars  www.think.no
Valence Technology - advanced Li-Ion batteries  www.valence.com/
Venturi, maker of the all-electric Fetish sports car  http://www.venturifetish.fr/?lang=en
Wrightspeed, building extreme performance electric supercars  www.wrightspeed.com
Used EVs for Sale 
www.EVFinder.com

Electric Car and Plug-in Hybrid Equipment
EDrive Systems, developer of leading plug-in hybrid systems  www.edrivesystems.com
Electric Vehicles of America, New Hampshire, suppliers of EV parts  www.ev-america.com
Energy CS - plug-in hybrid engineering group  www.energycs.com
Hymotion, aftermarket plug-in hybrid conversions  www.hymotion.com/index.htm
Metric Mind Engineering, suppliers of EV systems 
www.metricmind.com

Electric Car Conversion Services
Ampmobile Conversions, South Carolina www.ampmobiles.com

News Sources for Electric Cars
Electrifying Times  www.electrifyingtimes.com
EV World online magazine  www.evworld.com
Green Car Congress  www.greencarcongress.com
Megawatt Motorworks 
www.megawattmotorworks.com

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and more links below:

Education and History of Electric Cars
EV driver community group  www.evchargernews.com
Interactive resource for locating public EV chargers (not compatible with Windows IE)  www.chargerfinder.com
Web resource for locating public EV chargers http://www.cleancarmaps.com/
Electric car owner’s educational site  www.EVnut.com
Group successfully rallied to keep Ford Ranger EV's on the road  www.pluginamerica.com/rangerev
A personal site, dedicated to the EV1 campaign  www.ev1.org 
EV1 Club Home page  http://ev1-club.power.net
Original GM web site (circa Gen II model)  www.evchargernews.com
Owner's experience driving a RA4 EV  www.prossen.com/ev
RAV4 EV original TV ad  www.a52.com
Vigil to save last remaining 78 EV1 cars  www.pluginamerica.com/saveev1.htm
Advocates of the Th!nk City Electric car  www.thinkelectric.org
Documentary about electric cars, hybrids, hydrogen and the future of transportation.  "Who Killed the Electric Car?"
English Campaign for battery electric vehicles  www.cbev.org
EV owners' difficulty in buying electric vehicles: "RAV4 Marketing Whitepaper"
Down-to-earth facts and feelings about electric cars:
www.electric-cars-are-for-girls.com

Alternative Transportation
Carpool Connect, search database to find carpools  www.carpoolconnect.com/
Commuter Choice, national network of ridesharing  www.commuterchoice.com
eRideShare, connecting people who want to carpool  www.erideshare.com/
Citizens for Rideable Communities 
www.rideablecommunities.org

Take Action
Declare Freedom from Oil  www.freedomfromoil.org
Help Ford to improve fleet fuel economy  www.jumpstartford.com
Contact the Automakers - tell them how you feel  www.pluginamerica.com/contact_automakers.shtml
Sign petition asking automakers for Plug-in Hybrids  www.pluginpartners.org/whatYouCanDo/onlinePetition.cfm
Join more than 300,000 who say "Stop Global Warming!"  Sign the petition
Protect the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge  www.sierraclub.org/arctic/
American Lung Association call for better EPA air pollution standards.  Sign the petition
Call for better fleet economy standards  www.ucsaction.org/
Exposing Oil Industry financing of deceptive PR campaign in California  www.stophiddengastaxes.com
Support great ads to educate about global warming  environmentaldefense.org
Submit to the Suggestion Box to create a future for US Automakers www.lookoutamerica.org
Make responsible buying choices through Co-op America  www.coopamerica.org
UK based Campaign for Battery Electric Vehicles 
www.cbev.org

Blogs
New Energy News, renewable energy news www.newenergynews.blogspot.com
Plugs And Cars, about plug-in vehicles
www.plugsandcars.blogspot.com

Recommended Reading
EVolution of Electric Cars & Plug-Ins
"The Cars That Will Recharge America" by Sherry Boschert - author's website
"Car That Could: The Inside Story of GM's Revolutionary Electric Vehicle" by Michael
Shnayerson, 1996
"Convert It: A step-by-step manual for converting an internal combustion vehicle to electric power", by Michael P. Brown and Shari Prange, 1993
"The Electric and Hybrid Electric Car", by Michael H. Westbrook, 2001
"Gasoline to Electric Conversion Manual: A Workshop Guide for High Schools", published by the Electric Vehicle Society of Canada, July 2005
"History of the Electric Automobile: Hybrid electric vehicles", by Ernest H. Wakefield, 1998
"Taken For a Ride: Detroit's Big Three and the politics of pollution" by Jack Doyle

Books on Peak Oil and Energy Transition
"Beyond Oil: The view from Hubbert's Peak", by Kenneth S. Deffeyes, 2005
"The Coming Oil Crisis", by Colin Campbell
"Crossing the Rubicon", by Michael C. Ruppert
"The End of Oil", by Paul Roberts
"High and Mighty: The dangerous rise of the SUV", by Keith Bradsher, 2002
"High Noon for Natural Gas: The New Energy Crisis", by Julian Darley
"The Hype about Hydrogen", by Joseph J. Romm, 2004
"Out of Gas, The End of the Age of Oil", by David Goodstein, 2004
"Hubbert’s Peak: The Impending World Oil Shortage", by Kenneth S. Deffeyes
"The Party’s Over", by Richard Heinberg
"Power Down: Options and actions for a post-carbon world", by Richard Heinberg, 2004
"The Solar Economy", by Herman Scheer
"Twilight in the Desert: The Coming Oil Shock", by Matt Simmons

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