Big Oil insists it will be the backbone of economy for another 10, 20, even 30 years. Don’t count on it
One in five car buyers ready for an electric vehicle, latest research shows. Nineteen percent of drivers surveyed by IBM's Institute for Business Value (IBV) said that they were either "very likely" or "likely" to consider purchasing an electric-only vehicle when shopping for a new car. This is notable, given that 42 percent of drivers know only "a little" about EVs or have "only heard of them.”
Let’s face it. Oil is killing us.
We are borrowing money from China to import oil from countries that don’t like us, while killing the environment in the process.

Super capacitors merged with batteries (hybrid battery) will become the new super battery. Virtually unlimited life cycle  - cycles millions of times with a 10 to 12 year life. Very high rates of discharge and charges in seconds.
NanoSafe™ batteries can retain up to 85% charge capacity after 15,000 charges.
Detroit Electric patented electric motor produces a peak 200 BHP & only weighs 18 Kg.
Toshiba is developing fast charge batteries
Zinc batteries could revolutionize e-Cars

The Global Race For Grid-Ready Electric Vehicles Has Started
While you may miss the throaty growl of your old muscle car, your electric car will be no slouch. In fact, electric motors are especially effective at generating torque. The Lightning GT eCar is blazing fast, doing 0-60 MPH in 4 seconds.
Carmakers decide on universal plug for hybrids.
According to the AAA, the average person spends $9,641 per year for the privilege of driving based on $2.25 a gallon of gas. EV's require far less maintenance. An all battery EV fuel cost is at least three times cheaper then gas and twice as cheap as hydrogen.

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Global Gas & Oil Price Charts
McAuliffe's $1 billion electric car investment
Obama Speech on EV Development
IDC Energy Insights Forecasts EV Market to Reach 2.7 Million Cars By 2015.
Plug-in-Vehicles up to 22% of US Auto Sales by 2030
The Electric Car Battery Glut.
XPrize $10 million competion for the best 100 MPGe production-capable cars.
Honda Tests Solar Strategy for New Electric Vehicles.
How do e-vehicles relate to MPGe ?
The US federal government wants to raise the average fuel economy requirements up to 62 miles per gallon by 2025, accelerating hybrid and all electric technology.
EV Drivers Worry About Big Brother
Who's buying electric and hybrid cars?
In 1990, China only had 250,000 private passenger cars in the entire country.  Less than two decades later, China has over 11 million private cars on the road with close to 10 million new cars sold each year.  And still only 1% of the population has cars.
Chinese leaders have adopted a plan aimed at turning the country into one of the leading producers of hybrid and all-electric vehicles by 2012, and making it the world leader in electric cars and buses after that.

Zenn Canada stops e-Car production
Dynasty Canada moves e-Car production to UK
Canada's Environment Minister Jim Prentice said "bring on more electric cars" So why are most legal EV's in other countries, not legal in Canada ?

I.B.M., is trying to develop a new battery technology called lithium air that could allow a car to go 500 miles on a single charge.  Winfried Wilcke of IBM said
“What we do in the U.S. doesn’t matter, What matters is what China does”.
The Chinese government has a goal that 50 percent of all new cars sold in China by 2020 will be battery-powered".
Lithium-air batteries could improve the performance of standard lithium cells by 10 times. The Future of Batteries.
The U.S. is Challenging Asia in Advanced Batteries Race.
$2.4 billion Electric Drive Battery & Component Manufacturing Initiative
GE orders 25,000 electric vehicles which is the "largest electric vehicle order in history"
Robots at the wheel driving Google cars.
Top 11 Electric Car Myths.
8 Myths About The Electric Car.
How to pay $12,280 for a new 2011 Nissan Leaf.
Electric vehicles available in Canada by 2012
Transport Canada to test Mitsubishi i-MIEV
California Charging Network for 1 Million Electric Cars
The US government is throwing a bone to electric-vehicle makers.
First Corporate Electric Car Sharing Fleet.
Better Place Announces EV Charger Program With Canada.
The US buys more Hybrids then all other countries combined. Toyota accounts for over 50% of those sales.
GM Lied: Chevy Volt Is Not a True EV.
US Federal Tax Credits for Hybrids and Alternative Fuel Vehicles
Chinese Police Stops Government Agency From Publishing Confusing Car Data
Lithium Ion Battery Production: International Strategic Alliances Forming


Nissan Doubles Leaf Sales, Volt Stays Steady while Norwegian based Think Global is in bankruptcy July 2011
Electric Vehicles News and Reviews
Rare earths are a group of 17 metals.
Neodymium and Samarium–cobalt are used in electric vehicle motors. Lanthanum is used in NMH batteries.
China mines 97 percent of the world’s rare earth minerals and has the monopoly.
China blocks rare earth exports to Japan Sept 2010.
China resumes rare earth shipments to United States, Europe and Japan Oct 2010.
Molycorp is the second largest producer.
A Rare Earth Discovery has been found in Canada.

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General Motors licensed technology from a government laboratory that could improve battery performance in its GM Volt by 50 to 100 %

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