Wednesday, April 18, 2007

That electric car at Washington Park

Ever since I caught a glance of the CVI Electric car that zips around Washington Park, I've wanted to get a better view of it.

I was taking pictures of the election signs at Washington Park and was delighted to see that the electric car owner parked nearby. I didn't get a chance to talk to him though.

You can click on a photo for a larger view.

The Nov 13, 2008 Illinois Times ran an article on this car.

Plug and play

Fun with an electric vehicle in Springfield BY ZACH BALIVA

The SJ-R's article on this electric car:

Efficient car inspires electric envy

Owner says vehicle gets about 200 miles per gallon


Regarding another electric car...

Taylorville ordinance issue keeps car in garage

Electric Car links

Here is a video from the SJ-R regarding the above electric car.

There are some links to books about electric cars at the bottom of the page.

Check out the links and if you're interested in a title but not ready to buy the book, go to
and see if the Lincoln Library can lend you a copy.

You can also check out Yahoo email lists that focus on the topic of electric cars.

C-Car · A support group for owners of Citicar, Comutacar, and Comutavan electric vehicles.

WGN-TV CoverStory: Little Juice Coupes
Their vehicles look just like yours and mine but with one big difference: their fuel comes not from Saudi Arabia but an electric outlet. We call them little juice coupes.,0,7832522.story

The Electric Car photo album

Oh look! The Springfield car already has his own web page!

Another alternative energy car!
A Wind-up VW bug!
I bet Jay Leno doesn't have one of these in his collection.

The electric cars get special EL license plates.
Is there a WU plate for these wind-up vehicles?

I wonder if this might be an "e-volk" ?

If you're reading this on Wednesday, April 18th, 2007
consider attending this movie event...

"Who Killed the Electric Car,"
Wednesday, April 18th
noon and 6:30 p.m.
Student Union, Menard Hall, Lincoln Land Community College.
Free admission.
More LLCC events.

You can click on a photo for a larger view.

Link of the day: Springfield Bicycle Club

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1 comment:

  1. Leno may not have one of those. But he does have a gas electric hybrid that gets just as good of gas mileage as a Toyota Prius. That vehicle in his collection if I remember right is over 100 years old.