PERSONAL TRANSPORTATION MODES (without CO2 emissions)
Rowboats, Canoes, and Kayaks
PERSONAL TRANSPORTATION MODES (minimizing CO2 emissions)
Electric Vehicles (EVs)
Fuel Cell (Hydrogen) Vehicles
ELECTRIC VEHICLES (EVs)
Electric Vehicle Benefits (DOE)
Plug-in electric vehicles (also known as electric cars or
EVs) are connected, fun, and practical. They can reduce
emissions and even save you money.
Fueling with electricity offers some advantages not
available in conventional internal combustion engine
vehicles. Because electric motors react quickly, EVs are
very responsive and have very good torque. EVs are often
more digitally connected than conventional vehicles, with
many EV charging stations providing the option to control
charging from a smartphone app.
Just like a smartphone, you can plug in your EV when you get
home and have it ready for you to use the next morning.
Since the electric grid is available almost anywhere, there
are a variety of options for charging: at home, at work or
on the road. By charging often, you may never need to go to
a gas station again!
Electric car range and efficiency (EPA Data)
Combined City/Hwy MPG (DOE)
EVs, Oil, And ICE: Impact By 2023 And Beyond
Inside Clean Energy: How Soon Will An EV Cost the Same as a
Gasoline Vehicle? Sooner Than You Think.
Just Have A Think: Electric vehicles. To buy or not to buy?
Electric vehicles. To buy or not to buy? That is the
question! Many of us still labour under prejudices and
misperceptions that are years or even decades out of date.
Misperceptions that are enthusiastically reinforced by the
fossil fuel industry! But with battery prices tumbling and
governments around the world now beginning to enact
legislation to ban the sale of internal combustion engine
cars in the next few years, all the major manufacturers are
investing billions in research and development to bring us
some spectacular electric choices. In fact there's never
been a better time to have a think about EVs.
LEGACY AUTOMAKERS: BEWARE THE IDES OF MARCH
TESLA The Future of Driving
TESLA Impact Report (2019)
TESLA Y (2020)
TESLA Y TEARDOWN (Munro & Co. 40+ Video Series) <==
Tesla Model Y: 10 Facts You Probably Didn't Know
Analyzed: Tesla Model Y Comes Out Kicking (18+ min)
TESLA Y REVIEWS
TESLA'S FOUNDERS ON ELON MUSK AND THE EARLY DAYS
Nissan LEAF (2020)
Chevrolet BOLT EV (2020)
Hyundai Kona Electric (2020)
Hyundai IONIQ Electric (2020)
Lucid Air (2021-2022) Challenging Tesla
Greater Fuel Efficiency Has Many Benefits (EPA)
Early in his term, President Obama signed Executive Order
13514 "Federal Leadership in Environmental, Energy, and
Economic Performance," which sets sustainability goals for
federal agencies and focuses on greening the government.
EPA is implementing this in many ways, including through the
management of our fleet of vehicles leased from the General
Services Administration. Here in Region 2, employees often
use these government-owned vehicles to drive to sites,
conduct sampling or inspections, or attend public meetings.
As the leases for EPA Region 2 vehicles expire, we are
moving toward more fuel efficient vehicles.
What are the benefits to increased fuel efficiency? For
EPA, it reduces our reliance on gasoline, trims our
operating costs and shrinks our environmental footprint.
For the community, it means that we are putting less green
house gases in the air and that we are contributing less to
smog that impacts our air quality and health.
Explaining Electric & Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles (EPA)
Toyota Hybrid Vehicles Lineup
Prius Prime Owners Manual
Hyundai SONATA Plug-in Hybrid (2020)
Hyundai SONATA Owners Manual
FUEL CELL (HYDROGEN) VEHICLES
Fuel Cells & Vehicles (EPA)
Advantages and Disadvantages
Hydrogen is the simplest element because it consists of a
single electron and proton. That means it is also the most
plentiful element that we know of in the universe today.
Interestingly enough, hydrogen doesn't actually occur
naturally on our planet as a gas. We always have it combined
with other elements to create something new. When you
combine one oxygen and two hydrogen, for example, you will
We can also find hydrogen in several organic compounds that
we use for fuel today. These items are called
"hydrocarbons," and they make up most of what we use for
heating, driving, and similar needs. Propane, methanol,
natural gas, and even gasoline all come from hydrocarbons.
We also produce several chemicals and other usable goods
from them through the heating process of reformation.
Our current technology requires us to make hydrogen by
separating it from natural gas, but we can also create it by
sending an electrical current through water to separate
those components as well. Some bacteria and algae use
sunlight to create hydrogen under specific conditions.
Because it is such a high energy resource, NASA has used
liquid hydrogen as a fuel since the 1970s. Now we are
looking at the advantages and disadvantages of hydrogen fuel
cells to see if they would be useful in other vehicles or
Compare Fuel Cell Vehicles (DOE)
Europe is going all-out on hydrogen energy. Why not the US?
Honda Clarity (2020)
Honda Clarity Owners Manual
Hyundai Nexo (2020)
Hyundai Nexo Owners Manual (2019)
Toyota Mirai (2020)
Toyota Mirai Owners Manual
Fossil Fuel Currently Powering the Electric Grid
Midcontinent Independent System Operator, Inc. (MISO) is
an essential link in the safe, cost-effective delivery of
electric power across much of North America. We are
committed to reliability, the nondiscriminatory operation
of the bulk power transmission system, and to
collaborating on creating cost-effective and innovative
solutions for our changing industry.
Best Solar Panels (2020)
Finding the best solar panels for your home can feel like a
daunting challenge. There are more than a hundred different
brands of solar panels and other solar equipment on the
market at any given point. In this article, we'll discuss
how solar panel manufacturers stack up to one another, and
who makes the best solar panels.
Find the best solar panels (2020)
Compare solar panels by type, efficiency and availability
Solar panels are a significant investment, so it's crucial
to find a product that fits your needs. Look for panels from
solar energy companies that have high efficiency rates and
offer a comprehensive warranty on product and workmanship.
High-efficiency panels let you produce the most power with
limited space, and warranties reduce maintenance cost if you
have problems with the solar energy system. With all factors
being equal - location, available space (roof or another
dedicated area), shading, climate and natural degradation of
the panels- monocrystalline panels are typically a good
choice for residential use.
Top-rated solar panel companies should offer a
high-efficiency rate and comprehensive warranty options. It
is also important to evaluate the quality of materials and
labor and the reputation of the manufacturer or provider.
The durability and ability of solar panels to produce
electricity depend on several factors like the quality of
materials built into them, weather and location of the
panels in your home for optimum sunlight intake. Solar
panels degrade through constant exposure to the elements.
Your manufacturer should be able to guarantee that their
solar panels are able to withstand the conditions in your
SunPower offers best-in-class digital solutions that empower
homeowners to design and manage their own solar system
without ever leaving home. Our customers tell us they feel
great knowing they've chosen the most efficient and reliable
solar backed by an industry-leading warranty.
TESLA Solar Roof & Solar Panels
EnergyPal Helps You Go Solar
Solar Panels for your Home
We help customers lower their electric bills, and create
savings for years to come. Ideal Energy's solar service
combines time sensitive tax incentives with quality
equipment for best return on investment available in the
Midwest solar energy market.