Apr 30, 2007 (From the CalCars-News archive)
Here on Earth - Radio Without Borders, presents an hour on the future of hybrids, Monday, 3PM Central, (1PM Pacific, 8PM Greenwich Mean or Universal Time). And you listen/can call in from anywhere (see below).
"HYBRID FEVER" While US automakers were struggling, Toyota sold more cars to Americans than ever last month, boosted by record sales of their hybrids. So has America finally caught hybrid fever? Join Jean Feraca during this hour on Here on Earth. Guests:
- Jim Kliesch (KLEESH), transportation analyst at the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy
- Bradley Berman, editor of hybridcars.com, author of "An Insider's Look at Hybrid Car"
- Felix Kramer, founder of CalCars, a California initiative to produce 100-plus MPG hybrid cars
HybridCars.com is a very useful resource. The site has hosted our blog, "Power, Plugs and People" (our last posting at http://www.hybridcars.com/blogs/power was at the end of 2006).
Kliesch is the author of a study on the benefits of PHEVs released last September that marked a shift for the ACEEE, which had previously been somewhat skeptical about PHEVs. The study showed emissions benefits for PHEVs even when compared to hybrids. (Most other studies evaluate them against gasoline cars, which is a more significant comparison, and of course shows far more improvement.) See our analysis and links to the report at "ACEEE Blows Hot & Cold on PHEVs; Christian Science Monitor Reports" http://www.calcars.org/calcars-news/526.html.
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Host Jean Feraca is an award-winning 25-year veteran of public talk radio: se e,http://www.wpr.org/hereonearth/bio.cfm. We appeared on her show in March 2006 -- see http://www.calcars.org/calcars-news/314.html and http://www.calcars.org/audio-video.html.