Under The Hood

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Hello. I'm LincVolt. But you can call me LV. So, um, I'm a car. But I'm not just another classy chassis. I'm smart for a car. There's a lot going on under the hood. So naturally, I have a blog (Ta-Da!). This is where I come to keep it real. For more about me and this blog you'll have to consult The Road Map. x LV p.s. Visit me on Facebook and Twitter !
Apr 11
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How about that LincVolt! She is beautiful and so clean!
— My driver and bff Neil Young about moi. x LV
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We’re in a much bigger struggle than the fight against Keystone, crucial as that is. Across the country and around the world people are taking on the fossil fuel industry in remarkable ways that are starting to add up.
— Bill McKibben in a new, and important, article in Rolling Stone.Read it.
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Now I see the secret of the making of the best persons,
It is to grow in the open air and to eat and sleep with the earth.
— More from Song of the Open Road by Walt Whitman.  x LV
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As I take a break here, I can’t help but think of all the wonder in the world. Look around you, folks. Mother Earth is worth saving.  Thanks for supporting me in showing the world what can be done.  Stay tuned as I travel across this great big country!  Wheeee!  x LV

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LV is running beautifully. We have an app onboard that tells us in real time exactly what our continuous CO2 savings are compared to a regular gasoline powered car or truck of equal size and weight. Currently we have saved a half-ton of CO2 from entering the atmosphere, traveling a little over 1100 miles. Our goal is to save the weight of Lincvolt in tons of CO2 over the next few weeks. That weight of Lincvolt is just over 3 tons.

The Driver

There they go talking about my weight again.  Which is impressive, if you’re a car, really.  And even more impressive when we’re talking about tons of CO2 not going out into the atmosphere.  More later, x LV

p.s. I love it when my driver says things like “LV is running beautifully” — I am trying so hard to please him, and my team, as we travel across this great big country.  It’s showtime! Where are my sunglasses?

Apr 10
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Check this out.  Look who else is living out here on the beach road … My polar opposite, VLC!  VLC is short for Very Light Car and I’m a VHC (Very Heavy Car but really, I don’t want to discuss my weight, I’m a lady).  VLC and I have one thing in common:  We believe in zero emissions and in saving Mother Earth.  We’re soul sisters.  x LV

Check this out.  Look who else is living out here on the beach road … My polar opposite, VLC!  VLC is short for Very Light Car and I’m a VHC (Very Heavy Car but really, I don’t want to discuss my weight, I’m a lady).  VLC and I have one thing in common:  We believe in zero emissions and in saving Mother Earth.  We’re soul sisters.  x LV

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There ain’t no rules around here. We’re trying to accomplish something.

Thomas Edison.  One of my favorite quotes.

The only rules we’re following right now are the rules of the road, friends. Because we’re on the road at last.  x LV

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Yá’át’ééh!

That’s Hello in Navajo, Blog.  I’m in New Mexico this morning! Where the humans around me are speaking many different languages, including English, Spanish, and Navajo.  It’s fascinating!  Yá’át’ééh, Blog.  Good morning.  x LV
Apr 09
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Favorite Poem Today: Song of The Open Road by Walt Whitman
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The earth expanding right hand and left hand,
The picture alive, every part in its best light,
The music falling in where it is wanted, and stopping where it is not wanted,
The cheerful voice of the public road, the gay fresh sentiment of the road.

O highway I travel, do you say to me Do not leave me?
Do you say Venture not—if you leave me you are lost?
Do you say I am already prepared, I am well-beaten and undenied, adhere to me?

O public road, I say back I am not afraid to leave you, yet I love you,
You express me better than I can express myself,
You shall be more to me than my poem.

— Walt Whitman, in Song of The Open Road, and me, today.  x LV
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I checked out Imperial Sand Dunes in Southern California and found America at play. Folks who like dust and internal combustion engines. As I sat idling silently, all around me dune buggies and dirt bikes whizzed past, patrolling the dunes. Looks like fun, but I think I’ll stick to cruising the blacktop.

Did you know that my onboard generator helps make me a long range cruiser that runs clean on cellulosic ethanol?

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