Electra Meccanica reveals the all-electric 250-mile-range Tofino roadster

March 30, 2017 by  
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If you’ve never heard of the Canadian Electra Meccanica , hold on for an exciting ride. It appears the Vancouver-based automaker may finally get the attention it deserves with the debut of a new electric roadster, the Tofino. Electra Meccanica, the electric division of Intermeccanica, has turned the firm’s conventional roadster into an affordable two-seater all-electric sports car . On the outside, the Tofino looks like a retro two-seater roadster, but underneath the powertrain is anything but retro. The chassis and body are made of a lightweight aerospace-grade composite and the Tofino is capable of traveling up to 250 miles on a full charge. The Tofino’s electric motor packs enough punch to give it a top speed of 125 mph and a 0-60 time under 7 seconds. Related: Meet SOLO, an affordable electric three-wheeled commuter vehicle for one The roadster will be available in five colors including Titanium Silver, Electric Red, Raven Black, Arctic White, and Bionic Bronze with a price starting at $50,000 Canadian (~$37,000 USD). Deliveries are expected to start in 2019. While we will have to wait at least two years until the Tofino arrives, Electra Meccanica is getting ready to start deliveries of its single-seater 100-mile range SOLO electric car . To raise hype for the SOLO, Electra Meccanica has revealed a high-performance version of the SOLO, called the SOLO R. + Electra Meccanica All images @Electra Meccanica

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75 American mayors affirm climate goals even after Trump executive order

March 30, 2017 by  
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This week President Donald Trump signed an executive order undoing climate action regulations like the Clean Power Plan and promoting a misguided – and likely unattainable – goal of making coal great again. But 75 United States city mayors aren’t letting Trump stand in the way of their climate action . The Climate Mayors – who represent over 41 million people in both Democrat and Republican-dominated states – published an open letter affirming their cities’ commitments to work towards the goals of the Paris agreement . Current Los Angeles mayor Eric Garcetti and former mayors of Philadelphia and Houston started the Climate Mayors, or the Mayors National Climate Action Agenda, to inspire mayors to work together to reduce greenhouse gas emissions on a local level, and support efforts for climate action policy at a national and global level. Mayors from New Orleans to Chicago to Austin and Fayetteville, Arkansas are involved. Related: Trump’s new executive order to undo Obama climate action The mayors wrote an open letter to the president, objecting to his recent moves to once again favor the fossil fuel industry over the environment. The Climate Mayors described climate change as the country’s single greatest threat – and its greatest economic opportunity. For those reasons they affirmed commitments “to taking every action possible to achieve the principles and goals of the Paris Climate Agreement, and to engage states, businesses, and other sectors to join us.” The mayors included some statistics to back up their statement, saying one in 50 American jobs are in the solar sector, which they said is more than employment in oil, gas, and coal extraction put together. “Texas is once again experiencing an energy boom – this time, with wind power . In fact, the majority of wind jobs in the U.S. are in congressional districts that voted for you,” the mayors wrote in their letter. They urged Trump to join them, but in the meantime, they won’t stop working towards a cleaner future. Via the Climate Mayors and Curbed Images via Gage Skidmore on Flickr and Mayors’ National Climate Action Agenda on Facebook

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Dubuc Motors unveils Tomahawk electric sports car with a 370-mile range

January 30, 2017 by  
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Dubuc Motors just unveiled the Tomahawk – a 2+2 electric sports car that can go from 0-60 miles an hour in a zippy three seconds. Even more exciting, the car’s EPA-estimated range is a crazy 370 miles. The Tomahawk is manufactured entirely in North America, and the company reportedly spent 12 years researching and developing clean technology to create the green vehicle. Dubuc Motors ‘ Tomahawk feature sleek scissor doors, a panoramic roof, a built-in WiFi hotspot, hands-free voice commands, and a live 360 degree camera. The car is made of aluminum with a carbon fiber interior. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8SFM2YCY3B0&feature=youtu.be Related: The Immortus electric sports car can drive all day using just the power of the sun Dubuc Motors sees themselves as fulfilling a niche market; on their crowdfunding campaign on StartEngine , they describe the Tomahawk as ” Tesla ‘s cousin” and explain, “While Tesla offers a sedan and an SUV, we want to complete their product line with our sports car.” With the electric vehicle (EV) market exploding – demand could exceed 35 million units around the world by 2022 – Dubuc Motors is angling to uniquely position themselves to fulfill demand for luxury EVs. Dubuc Motors has raised over $6 million in reservations . You can’t snag one of the cars quite yet, although you can reserve one for $5,000 on their website . There they offer six colors: green, black, two tone, red, yellow, and orange. The car’s retail price will be $125,000, and the company plans to begin production this year. + Dubuc Motors Images courtesy of Dubuc Motors

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Jaguar Unveils 850 Horsepower C-X75 Plug-in Hybrid Supercar

June 27, 2013 by  
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Jaguar just unveiled its streamlined, sexy C-X75 supercar , which features the company’s first carbon composite monocoque chassis and a plug-in hybrid powertrain with over 850 horsepower. The vehicle is designed to showcase the advanced technologies that will eventually show up in future Jaguar models, and it can go from 0-100 mph in under six seconds. Read the rest of Jaguar Unveils 850 Horsepower C-X75 Plug-in Hybrid Supercar Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: electric car , electric motor , green car , green sports car , jaguar , jaguar C-X75 , Jaguar hybrid , Jaguar hybrid sports car , Jaguar plug-in hybrid , Jaguar sports car , plug-in hybrid        

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Detroit Electric’s SP:01 is the World’s Fastest Pure-Electric Production Car

April 4, 2013 by  
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Detroit Electric’s roots date back to the early 1900′s, but today many of us probably do not recognize the name. Well that’s all about to change later this year when Detroit Electric’s SP:01 electric sports car arrives. The SP:01 is set to hold the title of the fastest pure- electric car on the market when it arrives this fall and is the first of three models that will arrive by 2014. Read the rest of Detroit Electric’s SP:01 is the World’s Fastest Pure-Electric Production Car Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: detroit electric , Detroit Electric SP:01 , electric car , electric motor , electric sports car , green car , green sports car

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McLaren’s P1 Hybrid Supercar Will Blow You Away – Starting with Its $1.31 Million Price Tag

February 26, 2013 by  
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McLaren Automotive just released the performance specs for its P1 hybrid supercar , which is set to debut next week at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show . With 903 horsepower on tap from its hybrid powertrain, the P1 supercar will blow you away – it’s capable of reaching 0-60 mph in under three seconds and has a top speed of 217 mph. Read the rest of McLaren’s P1 Hybrid Supercar Will Blow You Away – Starting with Its $1.31 Million Price Tag Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 2013 Geneva Motor Show , electric car , electric motor , Geneva Motor Show , green sports car , green transportation , hybrid car , hybrid supercar , McLaren , mclaren hybrid , mclaren p1

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Porsche Unveils Panamera Sport Turismo Plug-in Hybrid Concept at the 2012 Paris Motor Show

September 27, 2012 by  
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Porsche just gave the world a glimpse of the sports car of tomorrow as it unveiled its new Panamera Sport Turismo Plug-in Hybrid concept at the 2012 Paris Motor Show . The next-gen vehicle is powered by a new plug-in hybrid system that packs 416 horsepower, and the electric motor can drive in full electric mode at up to 80 mph for 19 miles. Thanks to the lithium-ion battery and electric motor, the Panamera Sport Turismo concept consumes less than 3.5 liters of fuel per 100 km (67.2 mpg US). Read the rest of Porsche Unveils Panamera Sport Turismo Plug-in Hybrid Concept at the 2012 Paris Motor Show Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 2012 Paris Motor Show , green car , green concept car , green sports car , green transportation , paris motor show , porsche , porsche hybrid , Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo Plug-In Hybrid Concept , Porsche plug-in hybrid

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Jones Studios’ Sculptural Lacey Residence is a Rammed Earth Home in the Arizona Desert

September 27, 2012 by  
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Fisker Karma Batteries Pose Safety Issues, Fix is in the Works

December 27, 2011 by  
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A123, the battery manufacturer that supplies power packs to Fisker Automotive , has admitted that some batteries installed in the Karma may malfunction due to misaligned hose clamps. The hose clamps could lead to a coolant leak, which in turn could cause an electrical shortage in the vehicle. A123 says that fewer than 50 Karmas were affected by the defect, and they’ve already begun fixing the issue. Read the rest of Fisker Karma Batteries Pose Safety Issues, Fix is in the Works Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: electric car , electric sports car , electric vehicle , fast electric car , fisker , Fisker Automotive , fisker karma , green car , green sports car , green vehicle , karma , low emissions vehicle , luxury car , luxury electric car , luxury electric vehicle , luxury vehicle , plug in hybrid electric

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Telaithrion Will Be Greece’s First Ever Eco-Community

December 27, 2011 by  
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Even those of us who aren’t so savvy about economics know that Greece is in big trouble – but the country’s very first eco-community, which is currently under construction, offers a green glimmer of hope. Situated on Mt. Telethrion, the Telaithrion community aims to provide a model for sustainability and healthy living that is harmonious with the earth and its residents that the whole nation can learn from. When complete, the project will include a host of sustainably built geodesic domes and yurts, as well as a forest garden, sheds, compost heaps, and much, much more. But they need help, for which they are turning to the Indie GoGo crowd . More deets and a video after the jump. Read the rest of Telaithrion Will Be Greece’s First Ever Eco-Community Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: composting , eco community , eco design , geodesic domes , greece , green design , organic farming , pacific dome international , renewable energy , sustainable design , Telaithrion project , yurts

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