Changing Gears

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Today, we're exploring my personal background in Electric Vehicles (EVs), and why my position on EVs has changed over a period of about 25 years. For me, the interest in EVs was sparked by a movie: Back to the Future III. I was 11 years old at the time, and I wanted to better understand how Mr Fusion could power a time machine. So I dug into the history of electrical technologies...I dug until I Read more

Solving Tomorrow's CO2 Crisis, Today

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The idea of a hydrostatic drivetrain isn't new. Today's industrial mining, farming, and construction industries rely heavily upon this technology to cost-effectively do their work. In fact, military vehicles, buses, urban delivery trucks, refuse haulers, and even some sports utility vehicles and family sedans already leverage hydrostatic drivetrains. Looking into the past; Egyptians used Read more

MPGe Is Inaccurate

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This is a followup to an earlier blog posting; intended to more concisely highlight how MPGe claims are provably misleading, by nearly a factor of three. An all-electric vehicle doesn't consume gasoline, but Americans are accustomed to measuring vehicle efficiency in gasoline's Miles Per Gallon (MPG). As a result, the US-EPA came up with Miles Per Gallon equivalent (MPGe), as a means of measuring Read more