Robert Scardino, Author

I'm a writer stuck in an engineer's brain with a debilitating case of autoholism. While studying at the University of Illinois I discovered my passion for writing with a weekly sports column in a local newspaper. I've been writing ever since. When I moved out of my parents' house, I got married, rescued a beagle, and realized that environmental responsibility is a requirement, not a choice. I became obsessed with energy conservation to the annoyance of my wife, who raised an eyebrow when I suggested we use solar chargers for our portable electronics. I'm not ashamed to admit that my stash of earth friendly, biodegradable cleaners stems from an Oprah episode. I am embarrassed, however, that my steamiest dream lately involved a plug-in hybrid Toyota FJ Cruiser with go-anywhere attitude, room for my furry friends and a combined rating of 50 miles per gallon. Imagine my disappointment when I awoke and realized that this vehicle doesn't exist yet.

Articles

Toyota Combats Prius Factory Emissions With Flower Power

Toyota Combats Prius Factory Emissions With Flower Power

Toyota City, Japan, smells pretty sweet these days according to a report by Richard Blackburn at drive.com.au. Japan's largest automaker has developed two new flower species to help offset CO2 emitted by the Prius factory there. The leaves of one of the flowers, based on the cherry sage, absorb...

October 26, 2009
 
Miles ZX40ST Work Truck

Central Michigan University Requests Refund For EV

In the summer of 2008, amid staggering gas prices, Central Michigan University (CMU) invested $23,000 into an electric vehicle. Just over a year later, the school is... read more October 19, 2009


 
Th!nk City First Aid Vehicle

Dutch Island of Terschelling Gets Th!nk City First Aid Vehicle

Here in the United States where a typical commute exceeds 15 miles, range anxiety is at the forefront of the electric vehicle discussion. The residents of the island of... read more October 18, 2009


 
2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid

Ford Names Director of Global Electrification

If there was ever any doubt that Ford wants to be known for hybrids and electric vehicles, that was put to rest today, after the Dearborn, Michigan, based automaker named a... read more October 13, 2009


 
Think City

Think Announces New Board of Directors

Less than two months since Think exited bankruptcy, the Scandinavian electric vehicle maker has announced its new board of directors. The new Chairman, Reidar Langmo, is a... read more October 12, 2009


 
Panasonic Lithium-Ion Batteries

Panasonic Linking PC Batteries Together To Power Cars

If Panasonic gets its way, your average laptop battery could be the electric vehicle power source of the future. The Japanese consumer electronics company announced Thursday... read more October 8, 2009


 
Infiniti M35 Hybrid

Infiniti Preparing M35 Hybrid For Spring Of 2011

In March we told you that Nissan's luxury brand, Infiniti, planned to release a hybrid version of their M sedan. Today the Japanese automaker has confirmed that the new... read more October 7, 2009


 

 
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