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OPEC Number One Enemy of Hybrid Cars and Electric Cars

By • Nov 10th, 2009 • Category: Clean Car Talk Daily Snapshots

Here’s why I think hybrid cars and electric cars may never become mainstream in many lifetimes to come: OPEC is hybrid cars’ and electric cars’ number one enemy. Not technology challenges, not infrastructure challenges, not political challenges.



Battery Pack Balancing – The Key to Maintain Top Hybrid and Electric Car Performance

By • Aug 28th, 2009 • Category: Battery Technology for Hybrid and Electric Cars, Clean Car Talk Daily Snapshots

Proper battery pack balancing and monitoring will ensure that your hybrid or electric car will perform optimally. Here’s a discussion on why battery pack balancing is required.



First Automobile Works – Aggressive Electric and Hybrid Vehicles Manufacturer to China’s Market

By • Aug 19th, 2009 • Category: Clean Car Talk Posts

China FAW Group Corporation is currently billed as the number one automobile maker in China, and is also one of the oldest in the industry. With several hybrid projects in the work, FAW is aggressively pushing electric and hybrid vehicles to China’s market.



History of the Electric Car

By • Aug 10th, 2009 • Category: Clean Car Talk Posts

Electric cars have been around since the 1830s, but amidst all this excitement about bailout money, new clean diesel, hybrid and electric cars announcements, joint ventures and collaborations, and battery development progress, I though we’d take a brief look at the history of the electric car.



Driving Behind a Hybrid – Soaring Blood Pressure or Good For Your Health?

By • Jul 22nd, 2009 • Category: Clean Car Talk Posts

Ever find yourself driving behind a hybrid car? With larger number of hybrids sharing the public roads, hybrid cars are becoming common sights everyday. So here’s the question: if you’re “caught” driving behind a hybrid, do you find your blood pressure soaring, or do you feel this is actually good for your health?



Cars Made in India: A Survey of Indian Clean Car Industry

By • Jul 22nd, 2009 • Category: Clean Car Talk Posts

The Indian car manufacturers may not be churning out cars by the minute, but the cars they do come out with seem to command attention, because they are very affordable. India’s top priorities seem to evolve around affordability and environmentally-friendly considerations, that of putting affordable cars into the citizens’ hands, and planning for explosive growth in the future.



Hybrid Cars Too Quiet? Japan May Require Adding Noise

By • Jul 4th, 2009 • Category: Clean Car Talk Daily Snapshots

Japan’s transport ministry is considering requiring car manufacturers to add noise-making devices to hybrids and other silent vehicles. Many issues will need to be worked out, but it will be interesting to see where this is going.



Hybrid HOV Lane Stickers Valued Up to $1,500 But Only For Another 18 Months

By • Jun 18th, 2009 • Category: Clean Car Talk Daily Snapshots

Hybrid drivers with the California Clean Air Vehicle sticker on their cars have enjoyed at least one unintended side benefit. The 8-dollar little sticker appears to fetch increased resale and total loss replacement value of hybrids. The premium price of these decals have been estimated at between $1,000 and $1,500.



Chang’an Motors – First Chinese Hybrid Car Manufacturer Continues Momentum

By • Jun 11th, 2009 • Category: Clean Car Talk Posts

Chang’an Motors (also called ChangAn or Chana Auto) brought to the market the first Chinese-made hybrid car Jie Xun HEV, and is continuing its aggressive plan to develop more innovative and affordable hybrid sedans and minivans for the Chinese market. You may be soon test driving a Chana hybrid at a dealer near you too.



The Greening of the Corporations – Saving Money or Saving the Environment

By • Jun 3rd, 2009 • Category: Clean Car Talk Posts

Here’s one way to help kick-start the transition to hybrid, electric and other fuel efficient cars. It’s business travel, or more specifically, business car rental policies. A corporate hybrid car rental policy will do more than helping the environment and corporate “going green” policy. It can boost consumer demands for hybrid and fuel-efficient cars.