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VisualCalc has just introduced the Alternative Fuel Vehicle (AFV) Dashboard, a new free dashboard deployed on VisualCalc’s public dashboard website www.publicdashboards.com. The AFV dashboard enables graphical, easy-to-interpret analysis of AFV adoption, alternative fuel consumption, and AFV sales by model.

The AFV Dashboard includes four graphical indicators, each of which is focused on a different aspect of the deployment and adoption of AFVs in the U.S.:

  • Year-by-year AFVs in use, broken out by fuel type.
  • Alternative fuel consumption by year.
  • Annual hybrid electric fuel vehicle sales by model.
  • Greenhouse gas emissions by fuel type.

The AFV Dashboard highlights some important trends and developments in the adoption of AFVs in the U.S., including:

  • The number of AFVs in use increased from 394,000 in 2000 to 776,000 in 2008. The primary alternative fuel type in use if 85% Ethanol (E85), which powered 58% of the AFVs in use in 2009.
  • After steady year-by-year increases up to 2004, alternative fuel consumption has remained fairly constant in the ensuing years. The mix of alternative fuels is shifting away from liquefied petroleum gas towards compressed natural gas and 85% Ethanol.
  • For the last 10 years, the Toyota Prius has been the top selling hybrid electric vehicle. Approximately 139,682 Prius’ were sold in 2009, representing 48% of the market. The hybrid Toyota Camry was second on the list, with 22,887 sold, while the hybrid Ford Fusion was third on the list, with sales of 15,554.

This new dashboard will be incorporated into VisualCalc’s public dashboard website: PublicDashboards.com. PublicDashboards.com contains a set of interactive dashboards covering a variety of topical issues, including housing, the economy, the environment, education statistics, employment trends, and health-related data.

VisualCalc has released a new public dashboard for monitoring trends associated with the upcoming U.S. 2012 Presidential Election. The Election 2012 Dashboard provides people with intuitive, interactive charts and graphs that enable them to track several important components of this upcoming election, including GOP National Primary projections, GOP delegate counts, and how President Obama would fare against each of the Republican candidates.

This new public dashboard is available for free to anyone, and can be accessed via the following link: http://www.publicdashboards.com/Election2012. In addition, organizations are free to add this link to their website free of charge.

This new dashboard is incorporated into VisualCalc’ public dashboard website: PublicDashboards.com. PublicDashboards.com contains a set of interactive online dashboards covering a variety of topical issues, including housing, the economy, the environment, education statistics, employment trends, and health-related data. PublicDashboards.com organizes detailed, complex data related to these issues into interactive, easy-to-use charts and graphs called indicators. These visual indicators help users identify trends or issues that might otherwise go undetected. In addition, these indicators enable users to perform deeper analysis into the underlying data. With a simple point-and-click, users can filter and drill-down into the indicators to customize their view of the data.

Organizations that track or communicate information related to any of these topics – including public or commercial websites and online or print media – are welcome to include links to these public dashboards on their websites. These links can be found on the PublicDashboards.com website.

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