High schools

Henrik Fisker, CEO, at the 2010 LA auto show

By | 2016-09-25T14:11:30+00:00 November 30th, 2010|Categories: 2010 Los Angeles auto show, Alternative Fuels, Alternative vehicles, Automobiles and Energy, Automotive executives, Car shows, Electric - Range Extender Vehicle (E-REV), electricity, Emissions, Environment, Environmental Protection Administration (EPA), Fisker automotive, Fuel economy, High schools, Manufacturers|

Henrik Fisker, CEO, Fisker automotive was busy, but I got to talk to him the second day of the press show. Fisker was busy showing off the first factory-built Fisker Karma, an electric vehicle with extended range, made it's North American debut at the Los Angeles International Auto Show. The karma is what Fisker calls responsible luxury. [...]

2009 Shell eco-marathon winners!

By | 2017-03-22T08:05:45+00:00 April 20th, 2009|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, Diesel, Fuel cells, Fuel economy, Gasoline (petrol), High schools, Hydrogen, Technology, Teenagers, Travel & Leisure, Universities, Video, youtube.com|

Finally! It was a long two days out in the California sun and heat. Imagine being one of the drivers in those pods! Spending 45 minutes going around a track in 85-90 degree weather. Did the winner this year beat the old record of 2,843 miles per gallon? The combustion engine is always the winner.  [...]

What is the 2009 Shell eco-marathon Americas?

By | 2017-03-22T08:05:45+00:00 April 20th, 2009|Categories: Alternative Fuels, Automobiles and Energy, Bio-fuels, Diesel, Fuel cells, Fuel economy, High schools, Hydrogen, Technology, Teenagers, Universities|

April 16-18, 2009, Fontana, CA - The goal of the Shell Eco-marathon is to design and build the worlds most fuel-efficient vehicle that produces the fewest emissions. The eco-marathon has evolved since the friendly wager between two Shell scientists back in 1939. On regular gasoline, they achieved a respectable 50 miles per gallon! Those two [...]

Schurr wins team spirit at Shell eco-marathon

By | 2017-03-22T08:05:45+00:00 April 20th, 2009|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, Fuel economy, High schools, Teenagers, Universities, Video, youtube.com|

When it was announced that Schurr High School, home of the Mighty Spartans,  won the team spirit award everyone clapped wildly. Schurr had certainly earned it. I had heard all day about the excessive amount of sharing Schurr had done: a seat belt to one team, a wheel to another team. As the clapping subsided [...]