After reading George Parrott’s article yesterday about his effortless 1,200-mile West Coast road trip along Tesla’s Supercharger Highway, I have only one thing to say.
American Efficient wants to help everyone in the U.S. switch to renewable power suppliers and products through its energy-efficient-focused marketplaces.
The U.S. solar industry recorded its second largest quarter ever in the third quarter of 2013, and the largest quarter ever for residential installations. For the first time in more than 15 years, America is on track to install more solar capacity this year than world leader Germany.
This small town — with a population of 53,837 — has made a concerted effort to encourage the adoption of electric cars. And it’s working.
When debating the merits of electric cars, hybrids, hydrogen and other alternative fuels, it’s easy to get tied down in the notion they’re the solution to all our transport problems.
Several cities are considering using Nissan Leaf electric cars as taxis, but no place has yet replaced every single taxi with the battery-electric hatchback.
Guest Post Always ask permission before plugging in; a little common courtesy goes a long way.
Once more into the fray: Another state’s car dealers are pushing for legislation to ban Tesla Motors from selling its electric cars directly to buyers.
As you go crazy saving money this Black Friday, one organization wants you to think about how you can help save the planet — at the same time.
Guest Post Joscelin Cooper is communications lead for Engine.
It’s been a bumpy few months for electric car maker Tesla Motors.
A new report from corporate watchdog Essential Information titled “Spooky Business” details how American corporations such as Wal-Mart, Coca-Cola, Bank of America, McDonalds, and Shell are allegedly spying on nonprofits in the environmental, consumer safety, pesticide control, gun control, and animal rights areas.
Tesla Model S’s customer satisfaction is some of the highest Consumer Reports “has seen in years”–with an owner satisfaction score of 99 out of 100.
GM says it’s equal to shutting off gas pumps in the state for a full eight hours.
San Francisco boasts the most fuel-efficient used cars, but you might be surprised at the location of the most fuel-inefficient cars.
Amazon’s cloud now hosts a lot more data about clouds.
There have now been three separate fires among roughly 20,000 Tesla Model S electric luxury sedans on the world’s highways.
A lot of people love fresh, locally grown food. And a lot of those folks are also too lazy to go to the farmer’s market. Good Eggs is a service for those people — and beginning today, they’ll have even more choices.
These “Prius clusters” may necessitate upgrades to local grid infrastructure, but that falls far short of an all-out grid overload.
A few weeks back at the opening of a Tesla Motors service center in Munich, Elon Musk told a room full of fans and journalists that Tesla would offer a special tuning package for high-speed Model S driving.
Editor’s Pick Teaser: A lithium-ion cell production “giga-factory” could be in the works.
If anyone can shake life into Daimler’s electric vehicles, it’s Tesla, and further collaborations could prove beneficial for both companies.
Ultimately, none of us can predict the future. But when global firms like Shell start assuming that gasoline will go away, the next 100 could be very interesting indeed.
A new broadband technology with roots in the U.S. space program will soon facilitate blazing fast Internet connections in your home.
Imagine a solar-powered iPhone that recharges wirelessly just by sitting in the sun! Or a MacBook that powers itself while you work joyfully in the park, birds tweeting happily all around!
Editor’s Pick There are over four billion street lights in the world. Almost all of them are high-intensity discharge lights that use mercury vapor or some other toxic substance to create light. All of them are powered, and most burn out every two years.
Now what if all these could become nodes on a sensor network spanning the entire globe?
The corridor of Tesla Supercharger DC fast-charging stations along Interstate 5 from San Diego, California, to Vancouver, Canada, is now complete.
Apple’s senior director of real estate and facilities presented Apple’s vision of its new campus to a Cupertino joint city council and planning commission meeting last week, including video of the projected new campus.
What if your washing machine could remind you to put your clothes in the dryer, or music started to play in your bathroom as soon as you started running a bath?
We took delivery of our Leaf in February 2011, and over the next two-plus years recorded more than 16,000 trouble-free miles. But with the consistently positive reviews of the upscale Tesla Model S, this year we decided to make the big jump to that car.
In Vancouver, Canada, we’ve had the longest-running gonna-be-a-success-any-day fuel cell company in history, Ballard Power Systems, which has been touting the advantages of fuel-cell powered cars and buses for decades.
Tesla Motors has fought legal and legislative battles in a number of states over state laws that try to stymie its unique factory-direct sales and service model. But in Texas the company’s lobbying efforts have run into a brick wall.
A team from MIT has developed the “Copenhagen Wheel” that turns regular bikes into electric, connected bikes that are loaded with sensors and transmit a wealth of data. They launched a startup called Superpedestrian out of stealth mode today backed by $2.1 million in venture capital.
While it won’t help the distracted driving problem, in-car Internet access is becoming a popular option among tech-conscious customers, and a new source of revenue for car makers and data providers.
The Provo, Utah-based company designs, installs, monitors, and services solar systems with no upfront costs to the home owners. This means customers can go solar without actually buying or installing the panels themselves, thus lowering their energy costs.
On Volvo’s S80 prototype, the trunk lid and a plenum cover are both made of the material. The former, says Volvo, is “a functioning electrically powered storage component” with the potential to replace the batteries seen in today’s cars.
The next time you’re driving your electric car through New York City, you may be able to charge up using one the city’s many manholes.
Toyota has given a small selection of journalists their first taste of prototypes of its long-awaited hydrogen fuel-cell production car–and driving impressions are beginning to surface.
Updated Sunday, Oct. 13 at 5:15 PM PST with fuel efficiency details from an Achates representative
When snow piles up and temperatures drop, how will your Leaf or Volt hold up to the weather? Expect a performance droop, and stay warm.