electric cars

Currently, electric vehicles are still failing to catch on. However, I think I might have an idea that would bring public interest back to the electric vehicle. My definition of any EV is the ability to be "self-charged" by sunlight. I never believe... Read More
As electric vehicles take to the streets and devices become more advanced, the importance of batteries will only continue to rise. As a result, there's a need for innovation within batteries to increase efficiency, safety, and sustainability. This... Read More
Planet Forward
For the EPA's P3 research design competition these students from the University of Tennessee worked on an electric vehicle project. Their electric vehicle can go 30 miles on a single charge for the cost of 25 cents.
Magnetic bars across roadways and pick-up coils in bottoms of cars. Coils of wire cutting magnetic lines of force generates electricity to recharge battery packs. No need to stop at recharging stations. Charge while you drive. Magnets can be... Read More
Facing some of the most intractable foreign policy situations of his term, President Barack Obama is looking inward. In a major speech on March 30th, Obama outlined his plan to reduce oil imports by a third over the next decade and a half while... Read More
Ford Motor Company
Sue Cishchke, Group Vice President of Sustainability, Environment, and Safety Engineering with Ford Motor Company, talked to Planet Forward at the Washington Auto Show Policy Day on Capitol Hill about its all new plug-in hybrid and new line of... Read More
Create a new car classification similar to current classifications for mopeds that are designed around limited engine size and for use only on surface streets (not allowed on interstates), and with fewer government regulations. This new car... Read More
The Automobile Industry Meets the 18th Century Although the idea of interchangeable parts is often credited to Eli Whitney in the late 18th century, some credit 15th century Gutenberg. Maybe the idea will hit Detroit sometime in the 21st century,... Read More
Why is that, in politics, no-brainers are usually non-starters. (1) Lowering the interstate speed limit to 55 mph (and enforcing it) would save thousands of lives and I don't know how many billions of barrels of oil without sacrificing the... Read More

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