Tag: infrastructure

15 Posts

Oct 21, 2011

Reinventing Fire: Visions for Building a Clean Transportation Grid

Jim Motavalli

Obama's renewable vision is scattered and under attack, and it lacks what they call a "narrative." Both green futurist Jeremy Rifkin and the Rocky Mountain Institute are presenting clean energy frameworks that Obama could embrace.

infrastructure alternative energy electric vehicles

Jul 22, 2011

Electric Cars Need "Corridors," Just Like the Big Cats

Jim Motavalli

Networks of EV chargers 40 to 60 miles apart will turn electric cars into long-distance travelers. The west coast is going to get hooked up first, but the pace is accelerating all over the country.

infrastructure electric vehicles

do speed bumps damage car alignment if driven over at slow speed
Sep 01, 2006

Today: Tom and Ray settle the great condo speed-bump controversy.

Dear Car Talk

Hello! I live in a condominium complex, and there is a great debate we need your help with! We have a question about speed bumps and possible injury to someone's front-end alignment. Our speed bumps are removable, and they are...

infrastructure alignment

is a longer but smoother commute better than a rough-terrained shortcut
Jul 01, 2006

Which is better for Greg's car: the shorter, frost-heave-filled way to work, or the longer, smoother, highway route?

Dear Car Talk

I live in Vermont, and I have two possible ways to go to work. The first way is what people who don't live in Vermont would call "quaint," but what I would call "lousy." The road winds through the hills...


Aug 01, 1998

Why would streetlights be going out right as I drive past them?

Dear Car Talk

There's something that's been bothering me over the last several years but you must not laugh At night when I'm driving around in my ' T-Bird street lights sometimes go out as I pass This seems to happen every five...