Category Archives: Hybrids, Electric, Solar, and Other Alternative Vehicle

When gas (petrol) prices skyrocketed starting during the Iraq War (AKA: War On Terror), alternative fuel sources for transportation became an increasingly popular topic. So what’s new?

Opinion: Where The 2012 Presidential Race is Headed

Joseph Delli Gatti
June 27, 2012

An SFGate article mentioned today that “Romney campaigned Wednesday in Northern Virginia. Obama met with the crown prince of Abu Dhabi, was holding an in-town fundraiser and hosting an evening South Lawn picnic for lawmakers.”

So, while Mitt Romney is out raising funds and petitioning the American people in Virginia, Obama is strengthening his ties with big oil, the petrol-dollar, a foreign dictator, and an Arab nation. For verification, see http://www.opec.org/opec_web/en/about_us/170.htm Continue reading

Chevy Volt to Emerge in 2010

by Joseph Delli Gatti

As the market tumbles to pre-2004 prices, and oil climbs in price, we find ourselves realizing that the US is becoming a more expensive place to live for the average American Hockey Mom.  While presidential candidates throw out buzz words like “clean coal”, “wind”, “solar”, “drill, baby, drill”, etc. to gain greater public approval, our hearts and interests begin to turn towards greener, cleaner, less-expensive fuels.  According to the presidential candidates, we need to become less-dependent on foreign oil.  One of the easiest remedies appears to be to turn to electricity for an answer.  While this may not provide a fix-all solution, it does provide a partial substitution.   Continue reading

A Fresh Look at Alternative Transportation and Energy

More choices are beginning to imerge…

by Joey Delli Gatti

Since gas prices have gone up to $4 per gallon over the last few weeks, I have seen and heard a lot more motorcycles on the road.  My brother just bought a Honda 1300R and my neighbor just bought a Honda CRF150F for $1,500.  They both get better than 40 MPG.  My wife says that motorcycles are fine if you aren’t married to someone who cares for your well-being and if you have a death wish.  So what about the rest of us?  What about for us poor people who can’t just sell our second cars. Continue reading