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Joe Gaudino
Mar 29, 2010

Porsche

We have been working on converting a 1976 Porsche 912 to all electric drive. The project began two years ago and was finally completed last week and is on the road in Tallahassee Florida. This Porsche is powered by an 11 inch diameter electric motor and 85 lithium ion batterys. We plan to add more photos and infomation about the car to the www.mymoneypower com website soon.

Note: This photo was take at a Las Vegas car show where we had the car on display.


Joe Gaudino
Jan 26, 2010

prius

As a hybrid owner I have listened to many a person explain to me why buyng a hybrid is a bad deal. They explain that a similar car in the same class would cost less. And that the amount of time and miles I would have to drive the car to recoup the cost difference is too great . Yes, I could have saved $5,000 and bought  a car I did not want. Instead I got what I wanted. It turns out the Prius is the best car I have ever owned. I like the way the engine shuts down when the car is stopped. Suprising the extra torque from the small electric motor and shift free transmition provides a solid feeling of accelleration and driveablity. The car is comfortable, roomy and fun to drive. Hybrid owners don’t have to justify thier choice in car technology anymore than anyone someone choosing four wheel drive, ugpgraded heated seats, super state of the art stereo systems, fuel injected hemi’s or other features that they want. It isn’t about getting the lowest cost car in that class of cars, it’s about getting what you want. In the case of hybrid cars the buyers want to use less fuel per mile driven for reasons that transend the current price per gallon. It’s ok if you don’t get it, but please understand that the ”hybrids don’t make economic sense” argument is flawed.


cfreesmeier
Jan 26, 2010

electric_sign

You have been driving your gas guzzling vehicle for 5 years or more, and each time you go to the gas pump it is another $65.00 to fill up.  All your friends and neighbors are on the bandwagon of energy efficiency with new hybrids and you are wondering how you can get on the bandwagon too.  Fuel efficiency for personal transportation does not come without a price that can significantly impact your monthly discretionary income.  If you have a cash surplus to purchase a hybrid vehicle then by all means go for it.  But here are a few thoughts about how to have a new perspective  and fall in love with your gas guzzler again from a personal economic viewpoint.  Is your car paid for or close to being paid off?   If yes then read further.

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Lauren Chapman
Lauren Chapman
Dec 30, 2009

pumping gas

Gas prices are always jumping higher and higher! This isn’t helping anyone’s wallets, especially with current state of the economy. Here are five simple tips to help you save money on gas!

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gas_pump

I have chosen a gas card as the first step on My Credit Journey. If you missed that post, it is my 6 month journey to build up credit and get accepted for a decent rewards credit card; after being rejected twice. As a recent college graduate with no credit history, I am looking to build up my credit to help get lower interest rates for big purchases that might be around the corner for me (car, house, etc.). I have identified a gas card as a good opportunity to start building credit.

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Scott Reynolds
Scott Reynolds
Dec 15, 2009

Toyota unveiled their Prius PHV plug in hybrid. This car can be charged up and drive 14 miles on only that charge before using it’s engine. That would make short commutes truly 0 emmission. Imagine going to the grocery store using 0 fuel in an affordable, practical vehicle. I know for me most of my trips are less then 5 miles round trip. What’s next from Toyota, or other car manufacturers?

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