Monthly Archives: August 2005

The first Japanese hybrid made in the USA

By |2017-03-22T08:08:09-07:00August 6th, 2005|Categories: Alternative Fuels, Automobiles and Energy, Hybrids, Podcasts, Technology, The John Batchelor show, Toyota|Tags: , , , , |

Toyota Motor Manufacturing North America (TMMNA) announced the company's first North American gas-electric hybrid production will be at its Georgetown, Ky., plant – Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Kentucky, Inc. (TMMK) beginning in late 2006 as a Camry hybrid. TMMK was established in 1986 and is Toyotas largest plant in North America, building almost six million vehicles [...]

Plug-in Electric Vehicles

By |2019-09-17T09:14:13-07:00August 6th, 2005|Categories: Alternative Fuels, Automobiles and Energy, Hybrids, Plugin-electric vehicles, Podcasts, Technology|Tags: , , , , , |

On August 19, 2005, the New York Mercantile Exchange posted crude oil at $65.50 per barrel. According to the EIA, the U.S. average retail price for regular gasoline increased by 18.2 cents, the largest one-week increase on record, to 255.0 cents per gallon, the highest nominal price ever recorded. Retail diesel fuel prices also experienced [...]

Nickel Metal Hydride Battery (NiMH)

By |2017-03-22T08:08:09-07:00August 6th, 2005|Categories: Alternative Fuels, Automobiles and Energy, Plugin-electric vehicles, Technology|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Hybrid sales are phenomenal. Every vehicle that is a hybrid is selling out virtually before it hit’s the store lot. Lexus PR folks have said that there will be 24,000 Lexus RX 400hs produced this year and that 11,000 are already pre-sold. It doesn't make sense that with hybrids so hot that the Manufacturers would [...]

Load More Posts