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Advanced Transportation Technologies http://calstart.org/
Alternative Power - "Lessons from the Past, Inspiration for the Future of Automobilies." Essay and photographs accompanying an exhibit at the Peterson Automotive Museum in Los Angeles.
Burns, Lawrence D., McCormick, J. Byron, and Borroni-Bird, Christopher E., Vehicle of Change, Scientific American, Oct 2002, pp. 64-72. Article on hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles and transition to a hydrogen personal transportation system.
EarthSmartCars petition -- by Earth Day 2000, one hundred thousand pledges to purchase hybrids and other clean-technology vehicles.
Plugin vehicle advocay group: http://www.pluginamerica.org/


Fuel Economy (MPG) http://www.epa.gov/oms/fuels.htm EPA Office of Mobile Sources

The Real Price Of Gas -- This report by the International Center for Technology Assessment (CTA) identifies and quantifies the many external costs of using motor vehicles and the internal combustion engine that are not reflected in the retail price Americans pay for gasoline. These are costs that consumers pay indirectly by way of increased taxes, insurance costs, and retail prices in other sectors.

Electric Vehicles

Air car (Compressed air) - Zero Pollution Motors - http://zeropollutionmotors.us/ (India)
Bike Electrified Conversion Kits http://www.werelectrified.com/
Directory of Electric vehicles

Electric Automobiles

From Union of Concerned Scientists, 2012:
  Electric Vehicle Timeline: Electric Cars, Plug-In Hybrids, and Fuel Cell Vehicles
CalCars http://calcars.org/ - a non-profit formed by entrepreneurs, engineers, environmentalists and consumers to promote plug-in hybrids (PHEVs) which are like regular hybrids but with larger batteries and the ability to re-charge from a standard outlet (mostly at night). Local travel is electric, yet the vehicle has unlimited gasoline range.
Chevy Volt - http://www.chevroletvoltage.com/
Volt Stats - http://www.voltstats.net/ - website allows Chevy Volt owners to track their energy usage and compare with other drivers.
Coda Electric Auto http://www.codaautomotive.com/
Electric Auto Association http://www.eaaev.org
Eliika high performace electric car prototype
Hybrid scorecard - Rating of qualiities of hybrid cars. http://www.hybridcenter.org/hybrid-scorecard/
Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Letter http://www.hfcletter.com/
Mini-E electirc Mini Cooper - http://www.miniusa.com/minie-usa/
Mitsubishi i-MiEV - http://www.mitsubishicars.com/MMNA/jsp/media.do?sID=0&aID=9
Neightbohood Electric Cars - http://www.sunnev.com/
Nice electric car (also Fiat 500 electric) - http://www.nicecarcompany.co.uk/ (UK)
Nissan Leaf - http://www.nissanusa.com/leaf-electric-car/index#/leaf-electric-car/index
REVA G-Wiz electric car - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/REVA (India)
Tango electric car - http://www.commutercars.com/ (Spokane WA)
Th!ink City electric cars - http://www.think.no/think (Norway)
Venturi Eclectic - http://www.venturi.fr/electric-vehicules-eclectic-concept.html (France/Monaco)

Electric Bikes/Mopeds

Cozy Bike $1500 (2009) 48V/12 Ah, lead acid battery 550W 20mph +pedals
Electric Rider bike kits - Crystalyte
Electric Bicycles Northwest - see also article in OnEarth journal of NRDC
Electric Bike network -- http://www.myebike.com/
Electric Cyclery-- The Jackal , Optibike
ELF - Electric Tricycle - http://www.organictransit.com
Santa Barbara Electric Bikes
BIONX - electric bike conversion kits
Electric Motorsport http://www.electricmotorsport.com/
Estelle Bikes (electric motor in the wheel) http://www.estelle.de/e/index.shtm
Electric Vehicle Technologies (EVT) was created for the purposes of design and manufacture of electric vehicles and the technologies that support electrically driven systems and alternatively powered electric motors.
Golden Motor http://www.goldenmotor.com/ -- Chinese bikes (distributors listed)
ItsElectric bike conversion kits
Rock the Bike - generators - http://rockthebike.com/store/pedal-powered-stage-gear/88-handbuilt-24-hub-generator-wheel.html
ZAP electric bicycles, electric scooters, seascooters http://www.zapworld.com/ -- also has electric cars.

Electric Motorcycles

Better Bikes - http://www.electric-bikes.com/betterbikes
Electro-Cycle E-4 Kit - http://www.electric-bikes.com/e-4.htm
Electric car videos - http://www.dannyscontentment.net/
Electric Vehicle (EV) Challenge - hundreds of high school students from across the southeast U.S. build, drive, test, present, and compete with their custom-built electric cars and trucks. E.g. Northern Vance High School of Henderson, NC, is home to one of the oldest teams in North Carolina's Electric Vehicle Challenge. [http://www.rtpnet.org/ev/03-04/hs_webpages/n-vance/overview.html]
Electric Motorsport GPR-S $8000 Li battery 3.3KWH 14.2 KW 60mph
Electric-Bikes.com http://www.electric-bikes.com/
Enertia $12,000 (2009) Lithium Iron Phosphate battery 77V 3.1KWH 80 amp 50mph
EV World online magazine- http://www.evworld.com/
Evader - http://www.evadermotorsports.com/scooters.php
Falcon EV - http://www.falconev.com- Phone 1-888-704-6885; e-mail: falconev AT gmail.com
Falcon E-bikes - http://www.falconev.com/E-Bikes.html
Thunderstruck Motors - http://www.thunderstruck-ev.com (Santa Rosa, CA)
Vectrix $11,000 60mph 125V 3.7KWH 30AH Nickel Metal Hydride 21KW
Zapino $3495 (2009) 60V 38AH batteries 3KW motor 30mph, optional 60V 40AH Litium battery with up to 65 mi range
Zero Motorcycles $7450 or $9300 (2009) 17.4 KW 2KWH Li ion battery 58V

Green Car Rentals

Bio diesel in Maui and LA http://www.bio-beetle.com/
Electric Car rentals http://www.evrental.com
Kasea ZE 2000 | Electric Scooter - http://joslincorp.com
Optibike http://www.optibike.com/
(20 mph limit regenerative braking?)
Skeuter - http://www.skeuter.com/
Slipstream and Pedelectric Bicycles http://www.econvergence.net/
Tidal Force Electric Bikes, & Giant Revive Spirit- http://www.myebike.com/bikes
TresTerra http://www.tresterra.com/(20mph limit)


Movie: "Who Killed the Electric Car?" (2006)
This documentary accuses the carmakers, the oil companies, the state and federal governments, and consumers, among others, of killing the promising possibility of an electric vehicle industry. Featured is General Motors' initial development of the popular EV-1 electric car and then its merciless recalling and eventual crushing of nearly all EV-1 cars, once GM figured that having them on the road no longer mattered.

Movie: "Revenge of the Electric Car" (2011)
Behind the closed doors of Nissan, GM, and Tesla Motors, Revenge of the Electric Car film tells the story of the global resurgence of electric cars by following the major car makers jumping to produce new electric models and to be the first, the best, and to win over the public.  Says director Chris Paine: "...It's a rare privilege to be able to tell the story of how sometimes change has too much momentum to be stopped. You can't kill an idea whose time has come."