Why Vectrix is teetering on bankruptcy, pt. II

Why Vectrix is teetering on bankruptcy, pt. I covered the general reasoning concerning the source of Vectrix’s corporate woes.  Part II relates the story told by the financial filings, and part III goes into nitty gritty details.   The Vectrix corporate financial reports tell an interesting story of expensive missteps and…

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Ford wants to help you recycle your clunker

And, no, they don’t mean that old quip about Ford.  Instead they mean to help you navigate the Car Allowance Rebate System (CARS) popularly known as Cash For Clunkers. As noted before the Cash for Clunkers program is not exactly simple especially in determining whether your vehicle is eligable.  The…

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Why Vectrix is teetering on bankruptcy, pt. I

Nowadays we have many calling for green vehicles, practically begging for electric vehicles to be available. Vectrix made a very good electric scooter capable of satisfying the transportation needs of many, one with very green zero emissions. Many are scratching their heads and wondering why Vectrix is failing at this…

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Vectrix pondering bankruptcy

Vectrix was the first company to deliver a “high performance, zero emission, electric motorcycle” in commercial quantities. The VX-1 is in the shape of a maxi-scooter, driven by an electric drive train, could go at near highway speeds, and (for an EV) has a long range. For the most part…

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Clean green US postal service vehicles

The U.S. Postal Service has a lot of vehicles on the road every day through mud and sleet and all that. Their vehicle fleet is one of the largest on the planet. They’ve long had efforts to study alternative fuel vehicles and recently announced a one-for-one replacement of 6,500 vehicles…

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Electric bikes coming to big box retailers

Wal-Mart, Best Buy and REI have either already or will soon enter the electric bicycle market (as noted in an earlier Green Transportation article). In the U.S. electric bicycles are little known but in other countries (notably Europe and China) they are more popular and widely known. In the U.S.…

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BMW Mini E program has major problems, maybe

There was excitement last year when news of an officially electrified Mini from BMW.  But now that the vehicles are in owners hands some problems have cropped up.  Some may be the matter of small flubs on BMW’s part but one is a an accusation by Plug In America that…

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Green parking lots and porous pavements

Have you ever wondered what happens to the ground underneath parking lots and streets?  Traditional pavement is impervious to rain water, instead the rain water runs off into the sewer systems where it is efficiently channeled into the nearest stream or river.  If the pavement wasn’t there the rain water…

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Gov. Palin and certain fallacies about energy independence

Alaska Governor Palin has announced her resignation in a surprise move which leaves many questions. During the announcement statement she stated an objective to continue pursuing her objectives which includes “Energy Independence”. The phrase obviously hearkens back to certain slogans of last years Presidential election race and since she didn’t…

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