Dec 6, 2005 (From the CalCars-News archive)
In preparation for the next round of events and programs, we've updated and expanded our main documents.
Our large collection of the best articles and handouts (described online as our "recommended mix") is now at 32 pages. It includes "ads" from Plug-In Austin, the Plug-In Hybrid Consortium, the Plug In America campaign and EDrive. After 6 months, our "social impact" flyer, "We Can Tackle National Security, Jobs and Global Warming -- All at the Same Time" had gotten very out of date. Now we've updated it. including recent quotes from George Shultz and Jim Woolsey and the endorsement from Robert Kennedy, Jr. We've further improved our 10 Talking Points for PHEVs and our PRIUS+ Fact Sheet (now at version 1.12) You can see what's included in the Table of Contents below, or simply view/download it at http://www.calcars.org/calcars-32pages-4dec05.pdf (8MB) If you can make a tax-deductible donation via http://www.calcars.org/sponsor.html, let us know and we'll include one or two brochure versions. If you like any particular article and want to distribute it, you can find links to the individually downloadable PDFs in the middle of our FAQ at http://www.calcars.org/faq.html
Acknowledgments: The "We Can Tackle" flyer was originally written and produced with the help of Gail Slocum and the energy-solution.com group in Oakland, subsequently updated with help from Michael Woyton, the New Yorker to whom I sold my desktop publishing business back in '97. Last week, we got help from John Davi, an able self-described "web-tech-jack of all trades" in Palo Alto.
We hope soon to carve out some time to improve navigation and clarity in our jumble of a website.
Finally, to reward those who take the trouble to read to the end of messages, here's a sneak preview of our much-updated presentation to the EDTA conference: http://www.calcars.org/edta-calcars-felixkramer-vancouver-dec05.pdf (2MB)
TABLE OF CONTENTS OF CALCARS PHEV BROCHURE
2 10 Talking Points for Plug-In Hybrids, flyer 3 Adding an Electric Fuel Tank to a Hybrid, Green Car Journal, op-ed by Felix Kramer 4 We Can Tackle National Security, Jobs, and Global Warming At the Same Time, flyer 6 As Toyota Goes..., by NY Times Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Thomas L. Friedman 7 Giving Hybrids a Real Jolt, by Business Week reporter John Carey 8 Running on Empty, by LA Times Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Dan Neil 12 Breaking That Dirty Oil Habit, by TIME reporter Unmesh Kher et. al. 16 The Hybrid Connection, by Green Car Journal reporter Kellen Schefter 20 Hybrid-Car Tinkerers Scoff at No-Plug-In Rule, by NY Times reporter Danny Hakim 21 Renewable Fuel Options, National Commission on Energy Policy excerpt 22 How to Stay on Top of the News about Plug-In Hybrids, CalCars flyer 23 PRIUS+ Fact Sheet, technical information 26 The California Cars Initiative, description 27 What will the next generation hybrid look like?, Plug-In Hybrid Consortium flyer 28 Building a Market for a Flexible-Fuel PHEV, Plug-In Austin Municipal Plan flyer 30 Why Plug-In Cars, Plug In America Campaign flyer 31 Now You Can Plug It In, EDrive Systems flyer 32 Plugging In, CalCars flyer