Massey University in New Zealand has announced a Solar power breakthrough. Using a patented range of synthetic dies they are somehow able to produce electricity. “We now have the most efficient porphyrin dye in the world,” said the centre’s director, Ashton Partridge. Hey, maybe our NZ friends can get samples?
The KillaCycle, electric motorcycle, is now the fastest electric vehicle of all time. It completed a quarter mile in 8.168 seconds, at up to 155.87 miles an hour. The bike is powered by 990 lithium ion cells from A123.
Last year when I bought our Prius it included a $3,200 tax rebate. As Toyota sells more hybrids the rebate is going down (hmm, wonder if the tax rebate for buying a hummer is going down?) so Toyota is starting to offer their own incentives.