72mpg hybrids can be Fun! Who Knew?

72mpg hybrids can be Fun! Who Knew?

While the Prius gets 50mpg the newly unveiled Porsche 918 achieves 72mpg with correspondingly lower carbon emissions. It can run 18 miles in pure electric mode. But put your foot down and it goes 0-60 in 2.8 seconds and is capable of a top speed of 211 mph. Check out BBC Top Gear’s review of the Porsche 918 With a pricetag of $845,00 certainly propels it into the stratosphere this is yet another signal that market forces are driving cars to retain their emissions superiority over transit. Seeing great emissions in high end cars is good because: – this technology will trickle down into more regular models – it signals the continued drop in car emissions – it demonstrates that hybrids and all electric cars can be even more fun than gasoline engined cars (and let’s not forget diesel cars!) While many assume that high performance comes at a cost of greater pollution, the technology in cars like the Porsche 918 disprove the association. You can have a car with low emissions and great performance – in fact the performance gets even...
Sat Mar 22nd – Supervisor Rice Discusses WinCup Style Developments in Marin

Sat Mar 22nd – Supervisor Rice Discusses WinCup Style Developments in Marin

Friends of Kentfield are hosting a community meeting with Marin County Supervisor Katie Rice to discuss the future of Win Cup type high density developments in Marin. Date: Saturday, March 22, 2014 Time: 3:00pm to 5:00pm Location: Marin Art & Garden Center, Livermore Room, 30 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., Ross, CA The meeting will cover: – high density Win Cup style developments – Transit Priority Areas (TPAs) – the 920 unit proposal at Larkspur Landing that includes 77,500 sq. ft of retail, 39,550 sq. ft. of office space and a hotel. – SEVEN locations in unincorporated Marin that include Kentfield and Greenbrae that may be potential targets for high density development This is an excellent chance to engage with one of the county’s decision makers in a frank and open discussion to build the best future for our county – and share any concerns you may have in the face of the maelstrom of plans and legislation coming down on Marin – SB743, SB1, TPAs, Plan Bay Area… Note: It is important to recognize that the Marin County Supervisors are not responsible for the following developments: – Win Cup (Corte Madera town council are responsible)- Larkspur Landing (Larkspur town council are responsible) However the Marin County Supervisors are responsible for 1,111 high density housing planned in the following unincorporated areas: – Marinwood – St Vincents / Silveira – Kentfield – Grady Ranch RHNA Housing Element Targets in Unincorporated Marin The forthcoming 2014-2022 Regional Housing Needs Assessment (RHNA) cycle requires the county’s unincorporated areas to plan for only 187 additional units. The RHNA allocation is determined by the Association of...
Your Future Car May Be a Living Room on Wheels

Your Future Car May Be a Living Room on Wheels

The star attractions of many major international auto shows are the way-out futuristic concept vehicles that stand little to no chance of going into production. These crazy high-tech cars are an invitation to imagine an alternative transportation reality in which vehicles can fly, swim, think, and move us— physically and psychically—in unpredictable ways. Read More on Content-Loop...