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Old 03-28-2011, 09:45 AM   #11 (permalink)
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I read Autoblog Green once in a while.

Sometimes the writing is cringe-worthy. And lots of times there's nothing "green" about the subject matter. And it's maddening to read reviews where they don't even report on fuel consumption! (Happens more than you'd expect.)

But they're definitely on top of the scene - quick to regurgitate corporate news. When I want to know the specs or see pics of the newest eco "whatever" car, ABG is one place to find it.

And the reader comments beneath their posts are often entertaining... even useful.

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Update - EM is getting pretty close to the 300 mark. We're still accumulating votes faster than any of the other nominees.

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(PS - I voted once. Don't want to encourage ballot box stuffing.)

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Old 03-28-2011, 05:38 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Daily update ...

Streetsblog Network (473 votes)
ABG (419 votes)
EcoModder (331 votes)

Assuming we can hang on to this momentum, I think we have a shot at this.

Vote vote vote!
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Old 03-28-2011, 08:10 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Old 03-28-2011, 09:29 PM   #14 (permalink)
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I agree - ABG is toast unless they mount a last minute push (they have a really big readership and could do it if they want to).

Our challenge now is catching Streetsblog. And they've picked up a bit of momentum in the last 24h.

(Yes, I have a spreadsheet going. I have no idea why I'm nerding out over this so much.)
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Old 03-28-2011, 10:21 PM   #15 (permalink)
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I just made a spreadsheet in Google Docs.


Does anyone know the number of votes for the 25th?

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Old 03-28-2011, 10:54 PM   #16 (permalink)
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At current rates (as of 6 pm EST), my chart shows EM passing ABG late tomorrow or early Wednesday and SN on Thursday (voting closes Friday).

Mar 25th: EM 85; ABG 400; SB 398 (estimates).
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Old 03-29-2011, 03:59 AM   #17 (permalink)
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Ecomodder PULSE!!!!

Oh yeah! I can vote from my iphone too...
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Old 03-29-2011, 12:01 PM   #18 (permalink)
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At current rates (as of 6 pm EST), my chart shows EM passing ABG late tomorrow or early Wednesday and SN on Thursday (voting closes Friday).

Mar 25th: EM 85; ABG 400; SB 398 (estimates).
Passed ABG!! EM 442; ABG 428!!

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Old 03-29-2011, 12:14 PM   #19 (permalink)
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90 day: 61.98 mpg (US)

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90 day: 58.72 mpg (US)

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Nice. One down, one to go...
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Old 03-29-2011, 06:23 PM   #20 (permalink)
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Fancy Metro - '14 Mitsubishi Mirage top spec
90 day: 58.72 mpg (US)

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Oh, so close...

Streetsblog Network (502 votes)
EcoModder (474 votes)
ABG (431 votes)

Vote vote vote!

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