Archive for the 'Cars' Category

Interesting Scott Painter interview – founder of my old company

September 3, 2010

For my fellow Internet Brands/ friends, this is an interesting interview of Scott Painter.  The CarsDirect history starts about 16 minutes into the video.


Nissan Leaf EV in Portland

December 21, 2009

This is one of two Nissan Leafs. Production starts next year. Portland will take part in the pilot program. The base model is $25,000. Pilot participants receive a $4,000 charging station, a $7,500 federal tax credit and a $5,000 state credit.
The Leaf can be charged at 110, 220 and 400 volts. Charging at 110 takes 18 hours, however.

Transportation 2.0

November 18, 2009

Information on Arcimoto (an Oregon electric vehicle startup).


Really cool fully electric motorcycles made in US (Oregon even)

October 26, 2009

100,000 miles on my VW

January 20, 2008

100,000 miles on my VW

Originally uploaded by Tom Turnbull.

Just hit the 100,000 mile mark on my 1998 VW Passat. Wondering how much longer this car will last. So far so good. I haven’t had a car payment for nine years.

Tata Nano. My latest dream car

January 10, 2008

Tata Nano.

Originally uploaded by ignaciomanchado.

Only $2,500. Launches in Asia. I just spent $1,200 to fix my 10 year old car…

EcoMotion Car Dealership in Portland

December 30, 2007

Chinese made three-wheeled electric vehicle
Originally uploaded by sponge888.

The Oregonian profiles Portland’s EcoMotion car dealership in today’s paper. If I didn’t have kids, I would buy Zap Xebra (pictured here). With three wheels, it is categorized as a motorcycle and are not subject to the federal 25 MPH speed restriction (the golf cart rule). Plus, I really love the way it looks.

The price starts at $10,000. No more buying gas. The monthly charging cost is about $10.

It’s made in China, so I won’t swallow any paint chips 🙂

I want to visit the dealership on Sandy Boulevard. Wonder if I could make this work…

The article also provides a good overview of currently available and upcoming electric vehicles.

Tom and Electric Car

December 24, 2007

Tom and electric car

Originally uploaded by Tom Turnbull.

Two electric cars at Portland, Oregon recharging station. I really really want one.

Tom’s car

November 1, 2007

Tom’s car

Originally uploaded by Tom Turnbull.
Not really, but I felt cool taking my picture with it.