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  • Electric Light Show — Car Lighting From Drag Race (VIDEO)

    23 April 2014, 2:50 pm by: Christopher DeMorro

    Originally published on Gas2. Racing enthusiasts may lament the lack of deafening noise from electric race cars, but sparks still fly when big electric motors are pushed to their limit. Lonestar EV Performance gave us this video from their “motor cam”…
  • Henrik Fisker’s Latest Project — Viking Motorcycle (Photos)

    23 April 2014, 12:50 pm by: Jo Borrás

    Originally published on Gas2. Henrik Fisker may not own his own car company anymore, but the man is a highly talented and well-connected designer. As such, it should come as no surprise that Henrik’s career is far, far from over- and his latest project not…
  • Fiat 500e To Be Made Available In Oregon This Summer

    23 April 2014, 11:50 am by: James Ayre

    The Fiat 500e — the best electric car of 2013, according to Road & Track — will soon be available somewhere other than California, according to recent reports. The “cute” little EV will be offered for sale in (at least) a couple of key Oregon markets…
  • Graphene From The Kitchen Blender — Wonder Material Created With Nothing But Graphite And A…

    23 April 2014, 10:29 am by: James Ayre

    The endlessly hyped, next-generation wonder material graphene can apparently be created using nothing but graphite, water, dishwasing detergent, and a kitchen blender — based on recent findings from researchers at Trinity College Dublin. The one-atom thick…
  • Nikola Tesla EV Rally Passing Through Tesla’s Birthplace In Smiljani, Croatia

    23 April 2014, 9:50 am by: James Ayre

    The Nikola Tesla EV Rally — the international electric car rally with the highest prize money fund in the world (as it’s being billed) — will visit the birthplace of the icon of electrical technology, Nikola Tesla, this year. This is the first year for…
  • Mililani Solar Project From First Wind Will Provide Energy To O’ahu Grid, Save Ratepayers Money

    23 April 2014, 8:50 am by: James Ayre

    It looks as though the planned 20 MW Mililani solar photovoltaic project is set to soon begin providing O’ahu residents with clean electricity, as a request has already been filed by operator, First Wind, and it’s partner, the Hawaiian Electric Company,…
  • “Exceptional Step Forward” For Energy Storage In New York City

    23 April 2014, 8:01 am by: Tina Casey

    New York City’s Metropolitan Transit Authority is one of the largest single users of energy in the US, and today the agency is officially launching a next-generation energy storage system that is bound to turn heads. MTA has installed three CellCube vanadium…
  • 4 Key Tips For A Green Chauffeur Service

    23 April 2014, 7:47 am by: Zachary Shahan

    When I lived in Charlottesville, Virginia, and worked as the director of nonprofit focused on advancing green transportation solutions, I remember a local guy starting up a “green chauffeur” service. He was basically just using Toyota Prii, since they were…
  • Tesla Will Get Less For Its ZEV Credits Under New California Rule

    23 April 2014, 7:10 am by: Zachary Shahan

    A considerable source of revenue for Tesla thus far has been California zero-emission-vehicle credits, which other car manufacturers can buy from Tesla thanks to Tesla’s 100% zero-emission-vehicle lineup. However, California recently updated…
  • Canada Approves BYD’s eBus

    23 April 2014, 6:50 am by: Roy L Hales

    Originally published in the ECOreport. Forget all the hassle in the United States, the BYD Electric Transit Bus has just earned Canadian Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (CMVSS) Certification and been placed on the “Vehicle Manufacturers Registry” with…
  • US Mercedes Boss Criticizes Tesla

    23 April 2014, 5:50 am by: Christopher DeMorro

    Originally published on Gas2. Mercedes USA boss Steve Cannon isn’t impressed with Tesla Motors. Once other luxury EVs hit the market, he’s not sure Tesla can maintain its momentum. That’s all well and good, but where is that all-electric Mercedes…
  • Peugeot EXALT — New PHEV Concept Unveiled At Beijing Motor Show

    23 April 2014, 2:00 am by: James Ayre

    French car manufacturer Peugeot just unveiled its new plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) concept, the EXALT, at the Beijing Motor Show — which opened to the public on April 21st. The new PHEV, interestingly, incorporates a number of different man-made…
  • 1st Mercedes B-Class Electric Drives’ Now Coming Off The Production Line — US Launch Only Months…

    23 April 2014, 1:00 am by: James Ayre

    The highly anticipated Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive is nearly here — the impressive battery-powered vehicle is set to debut in the US in only a few more months. The first units have just begun to roll off the production line in Rastatt, Germany. Not…
  • “Kick Gas” Following Four People Driving Electric Vehicles Across US (VIDEO)

    22 April 2014, 4:41 pm by: Christopher DeMorro

    Originally published on Gas2 (minor edits). Feeling uninspired this Tuesday? Like you need a jolt of motivation to get the week going? Don’t worry, we’re here to help. Today, let us prescribe you two minutes of the “Kick Gas” movie trailer, which…
  • The Opportunity To Overturn 3 Costly Values In Our Energy System

    22 April 2014, 3:49 pm by: John Farrell

    Earlier this year I worked as an election judge for the city of Minneapolis.  It was the city’s second experience with ranked choice voting, a system where instead of voting for a single candidate, you get to pick your top three choices.  If your first…
  • 11 States Produced Twice As Much Power From Nonhydro Renewables Than US Average

    22 April 2014, 3:31 pm by: U.S. Energy Information Administration

    Originally published on EIA. Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Electric Power Monthly About 6.2% of total U.S. electricity supplies in 2013 were generated from nonhydro renewable energy sources such as wind, solar, biomass, and geothermal, up…
  • Kenya GDP Could Grow $45 Billion With Switch To Green Economy

    22 April 2014, 1:50 pm by: James Ayre

    Kenya’s economy could be boosted by as much as $45 billion by the year 2030 with a switch to a ‘green’ economy, according to a new joint study from the UN Environment Programme and the Government of Kenya. The switch would also (of course) help to reduce…
  • Car2Go’s New Regional Access Plan Means Traveling Within The US & Canada Just Got A Lot Easier For…

    22 April 2014, 11:50 am by: James Ayre

    If you’re a member of one of the thirteen North American Car2go services spread out across the continent, well then, listen up, cause I’ve got some great news for you. You’ll soon be able to use your membership in any one of the North American cities…
  • Nissan + ChargePoint Team Up For “No Charge to Charge” Promotion

    22 April 2014, 10:50 am by: James Ayre

    Two key players in the electric vehicle industry — auto-giant and manufacturer of the wildly popular LEAF electric vehicle Nissan, and ChargePoint, the biggest and most-open EV charging network in the US — have now teamed up to offer free charging to…
  • New Method Of Harvesting Renewable Energy From Flushing Toilets (VIDEO)

    22 April 2014, 9:50 am by: Derek Markham

    Originally published on Ecopreneurist. Finding new and different methods of harvesting renewable energy is a key component of building a more sustainable future, and while solar power, wind power, and ocean energy are often the focus of large-scale…

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