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 Interesting information, links and resources for Neighborhood Electric Vehicles !

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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.

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

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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

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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)    

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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
Co-op America
Electric Auto Association  &
Rainforest Action Network
Sierra Club Angeles Chapter

Our Addiction to Oil
Institute for the Analysis of Global Security
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
Arctic National Wildlife Refuge facts
Post Carbon Institute, how to live after oil & gas
Peak Oil, as described by Oil Industry Experts
Discussions about energy and our future

Electric Car Companies
AC Propulsion, innovator of electric cars & drive systems
Commuter Cars Corp, maker of the Tango
Neighborhood electric car directory
Myers Motors, makers of the 3-wheel "NmG"
Reva, maker of all-electric “G-Wiz” metro car
Tesla Motors, maker of high performance roadster
Think Nordic, maker of all-electric cars
Valence Technology - advanced Li-Ion batteries
Venturi, maker of the all-electric Fetish sports car
Wrightspeed, building extreme performance electric supercars
Used EVs for Sale

Electric Car and Plug-in Hybrid Equipment
EDrive Systems, developer of leading plug-in hybrid systems
Electric Vehicles of America, New Hampshire, suppliers of EV parts
Energy CS - plug-in hybrid engineering group
Hymotion, aftermarket plug-in hybrid conversions
Metric Mind Engineering, suppliers of EV systems

Electric Car Conversion Services
Ampmobile Conversions, South Carolina

News Sources for Electric Cars
Electrifying Times
EV World online magazine
Green Car Congress
Megawatt Motorworks

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and more links below:

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

Alternative Transportation
Carpool Connect, search database to find carpools
Commuter Choice, national network of ridesharing
eRideShare, connecting people who want to carpool
Citizens for Rideable Communities

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

New Energy News, renewable energy news
Plugs And Cars, about plug-in vehicles

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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