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Smart Cars Dumb policies And the way out of this mess
Smart Cars Dumb policies And the way out of this mess
Smart Cars Dumb policies And the way out of this mess
Smart Cars Dumb policies And the way out of this mess
Introducing: The 7300 CXT
Introducing: The 7300 CXT
Smart Cars Dumb policies And the way out of this mess
Smart Cars Dumb policies And the way out of this mess
The 7300 CXT has a gross vehicle weight of 25,999 lbs Yeah
The 7300 CXT has a gross vehicle weight of 25,999 lbs Yeah
No special license required
No special license required
4-door crew cab comfortably accommodates up to 6 adults
4-door crew cab comfortably accommodates up to 6 adults
The Brilliance of Common Sense
The Brilliance of Common Sense
Its over nine feet tall and 21 feet long
Its over nine feet tall and 21 feet long
Brochure Slogan is: "Possibly Too Much Truck
Brochure Slogan is: "Possibly Too Much Truck
But what are the customers saying about the CXT
But what are the customers saying about the CXT
Under the United States' fuel economy regulations, the heaviest sport
Under the United States' fuel economy regulations, the heaviest sport
It gets about 6 miles to the gallon
It gets about 6 miles to the gallon
A new model on the way
A new model on the way
In 2003 congress created a tax break allowing a $100,000 write off
In 2003 congress created a tax break allowing a $100,000 write off
Seen a few of these around lately
Seen a few of these around lately
But remember: The tax break applies only to persons with a small
But remember: The tax break applies only to persons with a small
GM's Buick division introduced a new luxury SUV for 2004 that weighs 6
GM's Buick division introduced a new luxury SUV for 2004 that weighs 6
Smart Cars Dumb policies And the way out of this mess
Smart Cars Dumb policies And the way out of this mess
Fortunately, it's very easy to find attractive vehicles above the
Fortunately, it's very easy to find attractive vehicles above the
BMW X5 Cadillac Escalade Chevy Astro Chevy Avalanche Chevy Express
BMW X5 Cadillac Escalade Chevy Astro Chevy Avalanche Chevy Express
With fuel economies in the range of 9 to 15 m.p.g., SUVs are some of
With fuel economies in the range of 9 to 15 m.p.g., SUVs are some of
For every 100,000 individuals who take advantage of this loophole, it
For every 100,000 individuals who take advantage of this loophole, it
How many vehicles are typically sold
How many vehicles are typically sold
Why are these men buying these large trucks, is it because they are
Why are these men buying these large trucks, is it because they are
What if a person wants something a little smaller
What if a person wants something a little smaller
Like me
Like me
Smart Cars Dumb policies And the way out of this mess
Smart Cars Dumb policies And the way out of this mess
Introducing the Smart Car
Introducing the Smart Car
Smart Cars Dumb policies And the way out of this mess
Smart Cars Dumb policies And the way out of this mess
The cab on the CXT 7300 is nine feet long
The cab on the CXT 7300 is nine feet long
The Smart CAR is nine feet long
The Smart CAR is nine feet long
Its small, but is it safe
Its small, but is it safe
Yes! In the event of an impact, the smart fortwo's steel tridion
Yes! In the event of an impact, the smart fortwo's steel tridion
In a series of tests conducted in June 2004, the smart fortwo
In a series of tests conducted in June 2004, the smart fortwo
http://www
http://www
Smart Cars Dumb policies And the way out of this mess
Smart Cars Dumb policies And the way out of this mess
In June, 2003, the experts from DEKRA put a smart fortwo up against
In June, 2003, the experts from DEKRA put a smart fortwo up against
Smart Cars Dumb policies And the way out of this mess
Smart Cars Dumb policies And the way out of this mess
The smart fortwo's superior passive safety has been confirmed by more
The smart fortwo's superior passive safety has been confirmed by more
Smart Cars Dumb policies And the way out of this mess
Smart Cars Dumb policies And the way out of this mess
In 1998, a crash test on five small cars using the Euro NCAP method,
In 1998, a crash test on five small cars using the Euro NCAP method,
The Smart Car has ESP The straight-line traction control function is
The Smart Car has ESP The straight-line traction control function is
Smart Cars Dumb policies And the way out of this mess
Smart Cars Dumb policies And the way out of this mess
Smart Cars Dumb policies And the way out of this mess
Smart Cars Dumb policies And the way out of this mess
More room in the back than you think
More room in the back than you think
A trip from Vancouver to Toronto is 2,716 miles A smart car would use
A trip from Vancouver to Toronto is 2,716 miles A smart car would use
Smart car facts: A smart car weighs 1,606 pounds The 700cc engine
Smart car facts: A smart car weighs 1,606 pounds The 700cc engine
$16,000 to $21,000 in Canada But in the land of the free and the home
$16,000 to $21,000 in Canada But in the land of the free and the home
ZAP We think it is a crime, at a time when we are all experiencing
ZAP We think it is a crime, at a time when we are all experiencing
August 2005 Dear Representative: In 1974, 35% of our oil came from
August 2005 Dear Representative: In 1974, 35% of our oil came from
Smart Cars Dumb policies And the way out of this mess
Smart Cars Dumb policies And the way out of this mess
The Crossblade
The Crossblade
Electric
Electric
1890 William Morrison built an electric car in Des Moines that could
1890 William Morrison built an electric car in Des Moines that could
1898 Belgian Camille Jenatzy averaged 18 mph in a 1.1 mile contest,
1898 Belgian Camille Jenatzy averaged 18 mph in a 1.1 mile contest,
In 1899 he set a land speed record of 66 mph in this electric vehicle
In 1899 he set a land speed record of 66 mph in this electric vehicle
Unfortunately, Jenatzy died in 1913 in a hunting accident when he went
Unfortunately, Jenatzy died in 1913 in a hunting accident when he went
There were 34,000 electric cars registered in the U.S. and almost 50
There were 34,000 electric cars registered in the U.S. and almost 50
No engine
No engine
Battery Electric vehicles are the most efficient cars on the road:
Battery Electric vehicles are the most efficient cars on the road:
Sounds great
Sounds great
Smart Cars Dumb policies And the way out of this mess
Smart Cars Dumb policies And the way out of this mess
A General Motors EV1 being loaded for destruction
A General Motors EV1 being loaded for destruction
78 EV1s remain on a lot in Burbank, awaiting transport to Arizona,
78 EV1s remain on a lot in Burbank, awaiting transport to Arizona,
Los Angeles police arrested a TV actress and another Los Angeles woman
Los Angeles police arrested a TV actress and another Los Angeles woman
Why did they kill it
Why did they kill it
Smart Cars Dumb policies And the way out of this mess
Smart Cars Dumb policies And the way out of this mess
Smart Cars Dumb policies And the way out of this mess
Smart Cars Dumb policies And the way out of this mess
Smart Cars Dumb policies And the way out of this mess
Smart Cars Dumb policies And the way out of this mess
The Ford EV Th
The Ford EV Th
A protest in California Trying to keep the Th
A protest in California Trying to keep the Th
Protesters standing up to Toyota
Protesters standing up to Toyota
Excerpt from a letter to Toyota: Toyota, in developing electric
Excerpt from a letter to Toyota: Toyota, in developing electric
Following a three-month campaign, Toyota agreed to stop crushing its
Following a three-month campaign, Toyota agreed to stop crushing its
Ford agrees to sell the Ranger EV to customers after an 8 day vigil in
Ford agrees to sell the Ranger EV to customers after an 8 day vigil in
Ford Norway HQ Taken Over by Greenpeace
Ford Norway HQ Taken Over by Greenpeace
Basic Bike facts: --Bicycles outnumber cars on our planet by two to
Basic Bike facts: --Bicycles outnumber cars on our planet by two to
Bicycles use less energy per passenger mile than any other form of
Bicycles use less energy per passenger mile than any other form of
The Twike
The Twike
Smart Cars Dumb policies And the way out of this mess
Smart Cars Dumb policies And the way out of this mess
A maximum range of 55 miles per charge and a top speed of 55mph
A maximum range of 55 miles per charge and a top speed of 55mph
TWIKE owners don't pay road tax or congestion charge, and can park
TWIKE owners don't pay road tax or congestion charge, and can park
Free electricity in London, how about America
Free electricity in London, how about America
Their Twike arrived in Boston last October
Their Twike arrived in Boston last October
They even reached a tentative compromise with NHTSA whereby the Twike
They even reached a tentative compromise with NHTSA whereby the Twike
Taking the matter into our own hands
Taking the matter into our own hands
Donald Dunklee modified a scooter for his daily 5 mile commute
Donald Dunklee modified a scooter for his daily 5 mile commute
The Tango
The Tango
Smart Cars Dumb policies And the way out of this mess
Smart Cars Dumb policies And the way out of this mess
Smart Cars Dumb policies And the way out of this mess
Smart Cars Dumb policies And the way out of this mess
Two high efficiency electric motors driving the rear wheels can
Two high efficiency electric motors driving the rear wheels can
George Clooney
George Clooney
The Tango can accelerate from zero to 150 mph in one gear
The Tango can accelerate from zero to 150 mph in one gear
Smart Cars Dumb policies And the way out of this mess
Smart Cars Dumb policies And the way out of this mess
Smart Cars Dumb policies And the way out of this mess
Smart Cars Dumb policies And the way out of this mess
Subaru R1e
Subaru R1e
Production in 2008
Production in 2008
Other transportation options
Other transportation options
The Rider
The Rider
Israeli design: Weighs 30 pounds Runs for four hours at 9 mph
Israeli design: Weighs 30 pounds Runs for four hours at 9 mph
Folds flat
Folds flat
Segway's Centaur Concept - the wheelie machine
Segway's Centaur Concept - the wheelie machine
Built in Gyros
Built in Gyros
Self balancing, 150 pounds, 20 mph
Self balancing, 150 pounds, 20 mph
Canadian: Hydrogen fuel cell powered, gyroscopically balanced,
Canadian: Hydrogen fuel cell powered, gyroscopically balanced,
Smart Cars Dumb policies And the way out of this mess
Smart Cars Dumb policies And the way out of this mess
Remember this one from the 20s
Remember this one from the 20s
We may have this one soon
We may have this one soon
It spins around
It spins around
The inside
The inside
The End
The End
Smart Cars Dumb policies And the way out of this mess
Smart Cars Dumb policies And the way out of this mess
Smart Cars Dumb policies And the way out of this mess
Smart Cars Dumb policies And the way out of this mess
Smart Cars Dumb policies And the way out of this mess
Smart Cars Dumb policies And the way out of this mess
Smart Cars Dumb policies And the way out of this mess
Smart Cars Dumb policies And the way out of this mess

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1 Smart Cars Dumb policies And the way out of this mess

Smart Cars Dumb policies And the way out of this mess

2 Smart Cars Dumb policies And the way out of this mess
3 Introducing: The 7300 CXT

Introducing: The 7300 CXT

4 Smart Cars Dumb policies And the way out of this mess
5 The 7300 CXT has a gross vehicle weight of 25,999 lbs Yeah

The 7300 CXT has a gross vehicle weight of 25,999 lbs Yeah

6 No special license required

No special license required

7 4-door crew cab comfortably accommodates up to 6 adults

4-door crew cab comfortably accommodates up to 6 adults

8 The Brilliance of Common Sense

The Brilliance of Common Sense

Their advertising slogan?

9 Its over nine feet tall and 21 feet long

Its over nine feet tall and 21 feet long

10 Brochure Slogan is: "Possibly Too Much Truck

Brochure Slogan is: "Possibly Too Much Truck

Like That's a Problem."

11 But what are the customers saying about the CXT

But what are the customers saying about the CXT

Honestly though, there's nothing like the feeling of driving a truck so big that it takes up the width of the lane you're in and knowing if you hit a car you probably wouldn't feel it. Man that's a great feeling! http://tinyurl.com/8h8rm

12 Under the United States' fuel economy regulations, the heaviest sport

Under the United States' fuel economy regulations, the heaviest sport

utility vehicles and pickup trucks are exempt from mileage requirements

13 It gets about 6 miles to the gallon

It gets about 6 miles to the gallon

14 A new model on the way

A new model on the way

15 In 2003 congress created a tax break allowing a $100,000 write off

In 2003 congress created a tax break allowing a $100,000 write off

This subsidy could save you $37,100 off of your colossal SUV. This legislation was changed in the fall of 04, but other tax incentives still allow a total deduction of $60,722. A $20,000 subsidy. http://tinyurl.com/8oes7

16 Seen a few of these around lately

Seen a few of these around lately

17 But remember: The tax break applies only to persons with a small

But remember: The tax break applies only to persons with a small

business who buy the largest and least fuel-efficient category of SUVs. They have to be over 3 tons.

18 GM's Buick division introduced a new luxury SUV for 2004 that weighs 6

GM's Buick division introduced a new luxury SUV for 2004 that weighs 6

001 pounds fully loaded, just heavy enough....

19 Smart Cars Dumb policies And the way out of this mess
20 Fortunately, it's very easy to find attractive vehicles above the

Fortunately, it's very easy to find attractive vehicles above the

magic 6,000-pound figure required. Most machines that look big enough to qualify do qualify. Here is a short list:

21 BMW X5 Cadillac Escalade Chevy Astro Chevy Avalanche Chevy Express

BMW X5 Cadillac Escalade Chevy Astro Chevy Avalanche Chevy Express

Chevy Silverado Chevy Suburban Chevy Tahoe Dodge Durango Dodge Ram Van Dodge Ram Maxi Van Dodge Ram Wagon Dodge Ram 1500 Dodge Ram 2500 Dodge Ram 3500

Ford Excursion Ford Expedition Ford Econoline E-150 Ford Econoline E-250 Ford Econoline E-350 Ford F-150 Ford F-250 Ford F-350 GMC Yukon GMC Safari GMC Savana GMC Sierra GMC Sierra Denali

Hummer H1, H2 Land Rover Discovery Land Rover Range Rover Lexus LX470 Lincoln Blackwood Lincoln Navigator Mercedes G500 Mercedes ML 320 Mercedes ML 500 Mercedes ML55 AMG Toyota Land Cruiser Toyota Sequoia Toyota Tundra

22 With fuel economies in the range of 9 to 15 m.p.g., SUVs are some of

With fuel economies in the range of 9 to 15 m.p.g., SUVs are some of

the highest polluting vehicles on the road. This legislation encourages their purchase over smaller and more fuel-efficient cars. http://tinyurl.com/9htfb

23 For every 100,000 individuals who take advantage of this loophole, it

For every 100,000 individuals who take advantage of this loophole, it

costs the treasury an estimated $1.4 billion http://tinyurl.com/9htfb

24 How many vehicles are typically sold

How many vehicles are typically sold

GM, Ford & Chrysler sold 803,000 units in August. About 1/3 were SUVs. http://tinyurl.com/9lhr7 Note: SUVs dropped 50% in September 05

25 Why are these men buying these large trucks, is it because they are

Why are these men buying these large trucks, is it because they are

lacking in other areas?

26 What if a person wants something a little smaller

What if a person wants something a little smaller

27 Like me

Like me

28 Smart Cars Dumb policies And the way out of this mess
29 Introducing the Smart Car

Introducing the Smart Car

S uperbly M anufactured A nd R eliable T ransportation

30 Smart Cars Dumb policies And the way out of this mess
31 The cab on the CXT 7300 is nine feet long

The cab on the CXT 7300 is nine feet long

32 The Smart CAR is nine feet long

The Smart CAR is nine feet long

33 Its small, but is it safe

Its small, but is it safe

34 Yes! In the event of an impact, the smart fortwo's steel tridion

Yes! In the event of an impact, the smart fortwo's steel tridion

safety cell, crumple zones and crash boxes, and front and side air bags will protect the driver and passenger.

35 In a series of tests conducted in June 2004, the smart fortwo

In a series of tests conducted in June 2004, the smart fortwo

achieved outstanding results.

36 http://www

http://www

mercedes-benz.ca/mbccustom/smart/safety/event.cfm

37 Smart Cars Dumb policies And the way out of this mess
38 In June, 2003, the experts from DEKRA put a smart fortwo up against

In June, 2003, the experts from DEKRA put a smart fortwo up against

another small car in a 50 km/h head-on crash test at their Accident Research and Crash Test Center. The result: while the passenger cell of the other car collapsed completely, the smart fortwo's rigid tridion safety cell remained intact. The smart fortwo driver, they concluded, would have survived with only minor injuries.

39 Smart Cars Dumb policies And the way out of this mess
40 The smart fortwo's superior passive safety has been confirmed by more

The smart fortwo's superior passive safety has been confirmed by more

than 50 crash tests: A smart car and a Mercedes-Benz E-Class (which is twice as heavy) collided at a speed of 50 km/h in an offset frontal collision. In every test, the strength and rigidity designed into the tridion safety cell provided greater occupant safety than in other small cars and the deformation values measured were below all internationally recognized standards for all vehicles

41 Smart Cars Dumb policies And the way out of this mess
42 In 1998, a crash test on five small cars using the Euro NCAP method,

In 1998, a crash test on five small cars using the Euro NCAP method,

concluded that passengers traveling in the smart car would be by far the safest. It achieved the best results in all relevant areas of the car and showed a clear overall advantage over the competitive cars involved, http://www.mercedes-benz.ca/mbccustom/smart/safety/event_release.cfm

43 The Smart Car has ESP The straight-line traction control function is

The Smart Car has ESP The straight-line traction control function is

integrated into ESP, which uses a steering angle sensor, speed sensors at each wheel, and computer logic to calculate the path being steered versus the car's actual path. If there is a discernable difference between what the driver asks (through steering) and the vehicle's path, ESP applies selective braking to correct the car.

44 Smart Cars Dumb policies And the way out of this mess
45 Smart Cars Dumb policies And the way out of this mess
46 More room in the back than you think

More room in the back than you think

47 A trip from Vancouver to Toronto is 2,716 miles A smart car would use

A trip from Vancouver to Toronto is 2,716 miles A smart car would use

42 gallons (at 65 mpg) $3.00 per gallon total: $126 A 24 mpg vehicle total: $339 A 12 mpg SUV total: $678

48 Smart car facts: A smart car weighs 1,606 pounds The 700cc engine

Smart car facts: A smart car weighs 1,606 pounds The 700cc engine

weighs 150 pounds

Color panels are all interchangeable

Currently a four month wait in Canada Out selling the Mini Cooper and VW Beatle Since 1998, 700,000 sold in 35 countries

49 $16,000 to $21,000 in Canada But in the land of the free and the home

$16,000 to $21,000 in Canada But in the land of the free and the home

of the brave you are not allowed to have one.

50 ZAP We think it is a crime, at a time when we are all experiencing

ZAP We think it is a crime, at a time when we are all experiencing

the highest gas and oil prices in history, that we don't have the full governmental support for one of the most fuel-efficient cars in our history. You may have seen the new standards just approved by the government that allow the Hummer to be exempt from all fuel economy standards. Even now, the U.S. Government announced a waiver for emissions standards on gasoline and diesel fuel, which tells us that government can act quickly based on public need. Also it does seem that outside influences are slowing down the approval process. We need your help to get you the cars you want. Please tell the U.S. Government your desires. Write, call, fax and e-mail your local, state and federal government officials. (see sample letter)

51 August 2005 Dear Representative: In 1974, 35% of our oil came from

August 2005 Dear Representative: In 1974, 35% of our oil came from

outside the country; today 56% is from foreign sources. Our Country needs energy efficient cars. The mission of the Environmental Protection Agency is "to protect human health and the environment. Since 1970, EPA has been working for a cleaner, healthier environment for the American people." One of the primary purposes of the U.S. EPA's Office of Transportation and Air Quality (OTAQ) is to "encourage travel choices that minimize emissions." According to various test data, the Smart Car as Americanized by ZAP would be one of the most fuel-efficient cars ever offered for sale in the USA. We need your help. According to our information this vehicle has passed all requirements of both the Department of Transportation and the Environmental Protection Agency. Yet, apparently due to unknown pressure, the EPA is apparently holding up the sale of these vehicles, which are exactly the type of vehicles the agency is suppose to encourage. Please can you make inquiries and try to break through this unknown roadblock. ZAP has spent in excess of $10 million on this project and there are numerous jobs at stake. Furthermore, a vehicle that is as fuel efficient as the Smart Car would greatly help the environment and would also help make our Country more secure, by reducing reliance on foreign oil. Over 700,000 Smart Cars have already been sold in 35 Countries. If it's good enough for 35 countries, why not the USA? According to surveys over 100,000 Americans want to buy these energy efficient vehicles if they were available in the USA. Please lets make them available now. http://www.zapworld.com/cars/smartCar.asp

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53 The Crossblade

The Crossblade

54 Electric

Electric

Enough with the gas dont we have anything new? Yes, a brand new idea.

55 1890 William Morrison built an electric car in Des Moines that could

1890 William Morrison built an electric car in Des Moines that could

travel for 13 hours at a speed of 14 mph

56 1898 Belgian Camille Jenatzy averaged 18 mph in a 1.1 mile contest,

1898 Belgian Camille Jenatzy averaged 18 mph in a 1.1 mile contest,

beating 56 gasoline and steam cars. In another race an electric car set the world's first land speed record reaching a breathtaking 39.3 mph on December 18, 1898

57 In 1899 he set a land speed record of 66 mph in this electric vehicle

In 1899 he set a land speed record of 66 mph in this electric vehicle

58 Unfortunately, Jenatzy died in 1913 in a hunting accident when he went

Unfortunately, Jenatzy died in 1913 in a hunting accident when he went

behind a bush and made animal noises as a prank on his friends who were hunting with him.

59 There were 34,000 electric cars registered in the U.S. and almost 50

There were 34,000 electric cars registered in the U.S. and almost 50

companies producing electric vehicles from 1895 to 1920.

60 No engine

No engine

No gas tank. No tailpipe. No emissions. No noise. No kidding!

Electric Vehicles (EVs) have 1/10th as many moving parts as a gas cars - No engines, transmissions, plugs, valves, fuel tanks, distributors, starters, clutches, mufflers or catalytic converters.

61 Battery Electric vehicles are the most efficient cars on the road:

Battery Electric vehicles are the most efficient cars on the road:

Toyota RAV4 EV

887 BTU/mile

Toyota Prius Hybrid

2250 BTU/mile

Toyota RAV4 Gas

4423 BTU/mile

62 Sounds great

Sounds great

Can I get one? The automakers produced great electric cars to meet Californias Zero Emission Vehicle Mandate. A few thousand people have driven the cars. But industry spent millions lobbying in Sacramento, sued in federal court and successfully eviscerated the mandate. Now Toyota, GM, and Honda are confiscating and destroying thousands of electric cars, despite offers of cash from satisfied customers. A small number of ZEV-mandated electric cars were offered for sale in California. They sold out quickly. The automakers wont even sell you the electric cars theyve already made. They are crushing them instead. They only sell gas cars.

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64 A General Motors EV1 being loaded for destruction

A General Motors EV1 being loaded for destruction

65 78 EV1s remain on a lot in Burbank, awaiting transport to Arizona,

78 EV1s remain on a lot in Burbank, awaiting transport to Arizona,

where they too will be crushed. These vehicles are all in working order, and in fact are regularly charged and moved around the GM parking lot.

66 Los Angeles police arrested a TV actress and another Los Angeles woman

Los Angeles police arrested a TV actress and another Los Angeles woman

who were attempting to stop GM from destroying a number of EV1 electric cars. Alexandra Paul (Baywatch, Christine) and Collette Divine were arrested while blocking the path of trucks hauling the cars to the crusher. The two, part of a group of activists who offered to pay $1.9 million for the vehicles, were booked for suspicion of failing to obey an officer,

67 Why did they kill it

Why did they kill it

One EV-1 specialist, says: --Partly the auto industry makes 40% of their profit on parts and service -- much of which EVs don't need. (1/10 the parts) --Where would the aftermarket parts companies be if we all drove EVs? --Partly, the automakers are partners with the oil companies, and it's in both of their best interests to keep us dependent on petroleum products. http://www.evworld.com/view.cfm?section=article&storyid=875

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69 Smart Cars Dumb policies And the way out of this mess
70 Smart Cars Dumb policies And the way out of this mess
71 The Ford EV Th

The Ford EV Th

nk

72 A protest in California Trying to keep the Th

A protest in California Trying to keep the Th

nk from the crusher

73 Protesters standing up to Toyota

Protesters standing up to Toyota

74 Excerpt from a letter to Toyota: Toyota, in developing electric

Excerpt from a letter to Toyota: Toyota, in developing electric

vehicles, did accept tens of millions of taxpayer dollars, including money from the State of California. Although we understand that business decisions lie completely in your hands, it would seem that the company is now destroying the very cars subsidized by taxpayers. --Sheila James Kuehl Senator, 23rd District http://www.dontcrush.com/images/Kuehl_27May05.pdf

75 Following a three-month campaign, Toyota agreed to stop crushing its

Following a three-month campaign, Toyota agreed to stop crushing its

RAV4 EV, and allow satisfied customers to lease or buy their zero-emission SUVs.

76 Ford agrees to sell the Ranger EV to customers after an 8 day vigil in

Ford agrees to sell the Ranger EV to customers after an 8 day vigil in

Sacramento saves them! http://www.dontcrush.com/rangerev/

77 Ford Norway HQ Taken Over by Greenpeace

Ford Norway HQ Taken Over by Greenpeace

300 Th!nk City electric cars SAVED! Ford agrees to send EVs back to Norway, not the crusher.

78 Basic Bike facts: --Bicycles outnumber cars on our planet by two to

Basic Bike facts: --Bicycles outnumber cars on our planet by two to

one --Each year bicycle production outpaces automobiles 3 to 1 --Bicycles in Asia alone transport more people than all the world's cars! --A typical human engine can power a bicycle for three and one-half miles on the calories from a single ear of corn!

79 Bicycles use less energy per passenger mile than any other form of

Bicycles use less energy per passenger mile than any other form of

transportation: A medium-sized car uses: 1,860 calories per passenger mile Public buses average: 920 Rail transport: 885 Walking roughly 100 calories per "passenger" mile. A bicycle comes in at about 35 calories per mile The energy and materials needed for one medium-sized car can produce one hundred bicycles.

80 The Twike

The Twike

81 Smart Cars Dumb policies And the way out of this mess
82 A maximum range of 55 miles per charge and a top speed of 55mph

A maximum range of 55 miles per charge and a top speed of 55mph

At the same time the TWIKE is 10 times more efficient than a normal car. The futuristic joystick steering is easy and fun to use. The optional pedal drive adds to the fun and fitness of the passengers and saves even more energy.

83 TWIKE owners don't pay road tax or congestion charge, and can park

TWIKE owners don't pay road tax or congestion charge, and can park

and charge for free in London!

84 Free electricity in London, how about America

Free electricity in London, how about America

This couple tried to bring one into the US, but thankfully it was caught! I spoke to her husband, and apparently the Twike is STILL being held in customs in Westbrook. Its been there for two years! - they have been charged the 10 dollar a day impoundment fee for all that time ($7,300) and it is getting to the point where they feel they will say enough is enough. They may have no alternative but to have the Twike destroyed. http://www.ihpva.org/pipermail/velomobile/2002-October/subject.html#717

85 Their Twike arrived in Boston last October

Their Twike arrived in Boston last October

But customs officials held it on the dock because it was a) an imported vehicle and b) lacked an NHTSA sticker. What's worse, when the Robnetts called NHTSA officials in Washington D.C., they were told: a) the feds had never heard of the Twike and b) there was "no way" its rubber would ever meet a U.S. road. This surprised the Robnetts, who already had spoken to a man in Vermont who imported a Twike via Montreal and is happily traversing the Green Mountain State with no federal interference whatsoever. For two years, the Robnett's have tried - and failed - to free their Twike. They hired a firm that helps people clear customs hurdles, but the best it could do was have the crate sent from the dock in Boston to the warehouse in Westbrook.

86 They even reached a tentative compromise with NHTSA whereby the Twike

They even reached a tentative compromise with NHTSA whereby the Twike

would become a "demonstration project" for environmental classes at the UNE, where Regi teaches occupational therapy. But when NHTSA loaded on the conditions - the Twike must stay within 25 miles of campus, must be in the "sole possession" of UNE, and after six months must be exported or destroyed the deal fell through.

87 Taking the matter into our own hands

Taking the matter into our own hands

88 Donald Dunklee modified a scooter for his daily 5 mile commute

Donald Dunklee modified a scooter for his daily 5 mile commute

His solar powered motorcycle has not been plugged in since April 15, 2005 and has traveled over 700 miles. http://www.gizmag.com/go/4430/1/

89 The Tango

The Tango

90 Smart Cars Dumb policies And the way out of this mess
91 Smart Cars Dumb policies And the way out of this mess
92 Two high efficiency electric motors driving the rear wheels can

Two high efficiency electric motors driving the rear wheels can

produce a combined torque level of over 1,000 ft lbs

93 George Clooney

George Clooney

Range: 80 miles

0-60 mph in 4 seconds

Top speed: 150 MPH

MPG cost: equivalent to 195 mpg full charge in less than 3 hours

94 The Tango can accelerate from zero to 150 mph in one gear

The Tango can accelerate from zero to 150 mph in one gear

It its faster than most exotica you can buy off the showroom floor such as the Dodge Viper, Porsche Carrera GT or Ferrari F50

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97 Subaru R1e

Subaru R1e

Japan

50 mile range The Lithium-ion batteries charge 90 percent in five minutes. Goes 100,000 miles before needing battery replacement.

98 Production in 2008

Production in 2008

Mitsubishi are expecting their new MIEV to easily out perform their previous electric concept car's range of (155miles)

99 Other transportation options

Other transportation options

Made in America Retail: $320 Range: 22 miles Speed: 19 mpg Cost to charge: 4 cents

100 The Rider

The Rider

101 Israeli design: Weighs 30 pounds Runs for four hours at 9 mph

Israeli design: Weighs 30 pounds Runs for four hours at 9 mph

102 Folds flat

Folds flat

103 Segway's Centaur Concept - the wheelie machine

Segway's Centaur Concept - the wheelie machine

104 Built in Gyros

Built in Gyros

105 Self balancing, 150 pounds, 20 mph

Self balancing, 150 pounds, 20 mph

106 Canadian: Hydrogen fuel cell powered, gyroscopically balanced,

Canadian: Hydrogen fuel cell powered, gyroscopically balanced,

one-wheeled recreational and commuting vehicle provides an extraordinary vision of the kind of personal transport we could be using 20 years from now.

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108 Remember this one from the 20s

Remember this one from the 20s

109 We may have this one soon

We may have this one soon

The nissan pivo

110 It spins around

It spins around

111 The inside

The inside

112 The End

The End

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