Life in the Fast Lane

Hard to Find: Hydrogen Fuel and Natural Gas

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Photo: Photo: Earthworm/flickr http://bit.ly/1il16CR

Photo: Photo: Earthworm/flickr http://bit.ly/1il16CR

Energy From Splitting Water?

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Photo: JSquish / http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0

Diagram of the chemical equation of the electrolysis of water, a form of water splitting. Photo: JSquish / http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0

BMW Mini

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There are rumors that BMW will bring back their plug-in version of the Mini Cooper. Photo: giantquesadilla / flickr

There are rumors that BMW will bring back their plug-in version of the Mini Cooper. Photo: giantquesadilla / flickr

Solar Roadways

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Re-Inventing Fire

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Courtesy of http://www.rmi.org/

Courtesy of http://www.rmi.org/

Capturing That Carbon

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This feature previously appeared on this blog May 24, 2012.

Carbon sequestration is the capture and storage of atmospheric carbon. Kelly O’Brien makes the case that it’s already being stored quite nicely in crude petroleum oil ¬†and coal and that burning these materials in low-efficiency, highly polluting machines is not the way to go.

Coal: where carbon is naturally stored. Photo: stpauligirl / flickr user

An Answer to the ‘Where’s My Flying Car?’ Question

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The ‘Transition’ model from Terrafugia won’t fold into a suitcase, but it will fit into a garage. Drive it where you want to go, or fly it from an airport.

Their concept vehicle – the ‘TF-X’ – is designed to take off vertically without he need for an airport. Link: terrafugia.com

Terrafugia in flight. Photo: Michael Pereckas/flickr http://bit.ly/R8H9SQ

Terrafugia in flight. Photo: Michael Pereckas/flickr http://bit.ly/R8H9SQ

The Long Electric Drive – Part 2

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Kelly O’Brien reflects on long-distance EV drives, in this Part-2 report.

Tesla supplies their own network of power stations throughout the country. But what happens when there are more electric vehicles competing for avaialble charging slots?
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Photo: mithrildesigns/flickr http://bit.ly/1itNSmd

Photo: mithrildesigns/flickr http://bit.ly/1itNSmd

Mercedes B Class Electric Drive

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Mercedes rolls out the new B Class electric drive, which uses some components built by Tesla.

Image: MotorBlog.com http://motorblog.com/

Image: MotorBlog.com http://motorblog.com/

Road Trip in a Tesla S

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Making life with an electric car practical, Tesla Motors Supercharger stations enable Kelly to travel to Arizona, enjoying new towns along the way.superchargerlandingpagemaps_open_0415014