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Electric Vehicles NOW In Austin Texas

Did you know that if you want to, you can drive an all electric vehicle now? Why wait for automakers to manufacture new cars that are all electric? Why wait to do your part for cleaner air and to help stop Global Warming? I first met some brilliant people doing this at the 2009 Renewable Energy Fair in Fredericksburg, Texas – Revolt Custom Electric Vehicles. Revolt Custom Electric Vehicles can take an ordinary car and turn it into a clean, all electric vehicle capable of running at highway speeds and needing no dirty oil changes. I drive a Prius Hybrid, and, although it is close, I’d rather drive an all electric. Most electric utility companies have a clean energy option where the electricity you purchase was generated through clean, renewable sources like wind or solar. PEC or Perdernales Electric Co-op does as well as Austin Energy. 

On this year’s 2010 Texas Solar Energy Society and Austin Energy Green Building produced Cool House Tour in Austin, Texas my favorite 2 homes were a Habitat For Humanity house in Devonshire Village because it was affordable and another at 11402-B Ptarmigan Cove in North Austin. The Ptarmigan home not only had a full rooftop solar array for electricity, solar thermal for hot water that makes their home a net zero home but they also generate enough solar energy to run their electric car, a 2002 Saturn SL that has been converted from gasoline to electric by Austin’s Revolt Custom Electric Vehicles. Net zero means the home generates as much or more energy than it uses- the epitome of energy efficiency! There are also many plug in sites besides the plug in you would create at your own home for your electric vehicle or EV. The new La Quinta Inn at 1010 E. Whitestone Blvd. in Cedar Park has many plug in parking spaces among other green features.

Revolt serves the EV or Electric Vehicle community or anyone wanting to explore electric vehicles. Revolt Custom Electric Vehicles is located here in Austin, Texas. Call them at (512) 366-8196 or visit their website at RevoltCustomElectric.com

The old first-generation Honda Insight Hybrids were very aerodynamic, lightweight and had an EPA fuel efficiency rating of 70 mpg and was rated ultra low emissions or super low emissions. All electric is 0 mpg and no emissions because it does not even use gasoline but is all electric. The First Generation Honda Insight below that I photographed in Cedar Park, Texas bears a Peak Oil sticker. The Peak Oil movement helps Americans think about the peak and then decline of oil that may be on the horizon. Wouldn’t it be nice to be emission free and never have to buy gasoline or oil?

Cedar Park Insight

1st Generation Insight with Peak Oil stickerFirst Generation Honda Insight

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4 Responses to “Electric Vehicles NOW In Austin Texas”

  1. Texas Land Man Says:

    Wow! This is so exciting. Just think…never, ever buying gasoline again. The net zero home is so impressive. I love to hear things like this and be reminded that there are so many efforts and practices that will really make a difference in the fight against global warming. Its great to see people being so innovative and using their resources so well. Car plug-ins at hotels..genius.

  2. Laurie Roberts Says:

    I am so surprised that we are not hearing more about Revolt, especially since they have a location right here in Austin! Austin residents seem to be fairly concious about living green. Let’s spread the word about Revolt.

  3. Laura "Ole" Olesen Says:

    Glad to know about Revolt!
    Also, I read about a car this morning that will operate on compressed air. It’s out the UK. Will cost $10K and go up to about 50MPH. Tiny of course but also wroth keeping an eye on!

  4. DeeDee Skidmore Says:

    With gas prices constantly going up, electric vehicles appear to be the way to go. I had not heard of Revolt until I read your blog. Thanks for the information!

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