Big Ideas For a Small Planet - The Drive episode
Sundance Channel’s Big Ideas for a Small Planet motors on. This week the program examines the growing trend towards electric vehicles. Starting with a long time favourite on TreeHugger, the Tesla, an electric sports car that has it all—looks, performance (0 to 60 in 4 secs), with economy equivalent to 135 mpg! Also head turning is the somewhat more affordable Myer NmG (no more gas) electric commuter. And then the program speaks with students from the Automotive Academy at West Philadelphia High School, who built an equally fetching electric/biodiesel hybrid vehicle. (hey isn’t that the holy grail so often requested by TH readers?) If near soundless zoom-zoom is your thing you won’t want to miss tonight’s show. Not at home? Sundance’s The Green website has sneak peek clips. Or wait until it appears at the Apple iTunes Store, alongside past episodes ‘Fuel’, ‘Build’, ‘Cities’, ‘Wear’ and ‘Eat’. Link on the Big Ideas page. Or skoot over to the online Your Guide for Greener Living for other green driving tips. As usual Simran will be hosting a online green drive forum, via Second Life. Pull on your driving gloves as the virtual doors open at 10pm tonight EST and 7pm PST. And over at the Green Blogs is yet more discussion on putting the eco rubber to the road. ::Big Ideas for a Small Planet.