We’re no stranger to Eco-Hauling at Torklift Central. In fact, we’re kind of a big deal when it comes to that sort of thing. But when we heard that Walmart is developing a hybrid semi-truck, we couldn’t help but wonder; “What?”
Thursday, March 6, 2014
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
You probably wouldn’t notice it by looking at him, but John Glenney is an electric warrior. Hailing from Lexington, Kentucky, he’s a farm owner, family man and the proud owner of three Tesla Model S’s. Operating a small fleet of the all-electric vehicle qualifies him as a Tesla Head. What he does with them is a whole other story.
Wednesday, January 22, 2014
Despite climate change, a recession and the disturbing popularization of twerking, 2013 was a very good year at Torlklift Central. We’ve highlighted on this blog previously that international demand for our EcoHitch is surging and we’re happily working on the logistics to keep up. As wonderful as we are, the success of the EcoHitch is due in large part to a massive shift currently underway in the auto industry. When Auto Guide released their Top 10 Automotive News Stories of 2013 last month, half of them had to do with eco-friendly vehicles.
Thursday, January 16, 2014
If electric cars have an Achilles Heel in the public eye it’s range anxiety. Not every person interested in owning an EV has the means to purchase a Tesla Model S capable of traveling 265 miles on a single charge. Many electric cars still struggle to make it much farther than 50 miles before a warning light notifies the driver it’s time to clinch hard in search of a nearby charger. Anyone who can relate to this common fear needs to checkout PlugShare.
Tuesday, January 14, 2014
AOL Autos announced this month Tesla Motors is the winner of their second annual Technology of the Year award. Tesla earned the honor for the development of their venerable Supercharger Network, which already boasts 54 charging stations across the United States. Aside from the shear number of Supercharger stations Tesla now supports, the technological advances they’ve made with them is truly impressive.
Thursday, January 9, 2014
The United States Department of Defense is experimenting with a lightweight hybrid replacement for the trusty AM General Humvee. As proud North Westerners, Torklift Central is happy to hear this Ultra Light Vehicle (ULV) prototype is powered by a Subaru turbodiesel that churns out 175hp and 260lb-ft of torque. To help the Subie power plant get all 13,916 pounds of the ULV moving, two Remy electric motors combine to add another 369 peak horsepower and 1,221 peak fit-lbs. of torque.