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BMW i5 Likely To Use Carbon Fiber

The product chief of BMW’s “i Series” of electric vehicles, Henrik Wenders, recently gave an interesting interview to Car and Driver where he commented that the “i5” body would utilize the same carbon-fiber reinforced plastics technology used in the i3, and that a range-extended version of the model would also be offered.

March 21st

3:1 Tesla Chargers Outnumber Gas Stations In Manhattan

Originally published on EV Obsession. Manhattan will soon be home to as many as 3 times more Tesla electric vehicle charging stations than gas stations, following the company’s recent decision to expand the destination charger network there. The decision to expand the Tesla electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure in the densely built Manhattan island portion […]

March 20th

Cleantech Revolution Tour Event — April 8–10 In Berlin, Germany

Originally published on CleanTechnica (with slight modification). As I wrote just before Christmas, CleanTechnica is planning to implement solar + electric vehicle events in cities across North America and Europe (and perhaps further at some point). In partnership with GridHub, an exciting renewable energy startup based in Berlin that I’ll write more about shortly, we’re launching the […]

March 8th

New Flyer Completes 1,800 Electric Bus Passenger Rides, 1,150 Miles

Originally posted on Cleantechnica.com Smoothly traveling 1,150 miles, New Flyer has completed 1,800 electric bus passenger rides, and 11 in-service demonstrations in Miami–Dade County, Florida. I recently enjoyed a ride on the New Flyer XcelsiorÆ Electric Bus, a zero-emissions bus, with the Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority, which is collaborating with the Sierra Club on demos of future bus […]

February 29th

That 5-Hour Nissan LEAF Trip

Originally published on CleanTechnica. “So, how do you like it?” I always respond, I love it. I have never driven a car that I appreciate so much — near as much. The drive, the ambiance, the adept maneuvering, and the entire 1-minute experience of plugging in to refuel at clean charge points. Never smelling gas […]

February 29th

The Looming Electricity Storage Threat Our Utilities Face

Originally published on CleanTechnica Once upon a time, utilities were the keepers of the nation’s electricity storage and distribution infrastructure, or grid, as it were. Using plentiful coal, hydropower, and even natural gas, the job of keeping the lights lit has long represented a modern-day miracle. Flick a switch, and power up whatever might be […]

February 5th

Dispelling Charge Anxiety With The Nissan LEAF (Photos)

Originally published on CleanTechnica.com. Just before leasing a Nissan LEAF, a news item presented to me as credible from a TV news station stirred me up. I wanted to say, “Think of who sponsors such stories!” It is not community sponsored, that’s for sure. The report said that there are not enough EV chargers in my area […]

January 31st

Charging A Nissan LEAF During Off-Hours Travel

Originally published on EV Obsession. When you set out on a road trip in an electric car, consider all the charging stations on the journey that you can find on PlugShare or via in-car navigation, but know there are more that are not yet charted. I have found there are often more options than on the navigation system. Going […]

January 25th

Evovelo Head-Turner: Solar-Electric mö

Originally published on CleanTechnica For a new and invigorating green drive, look no further than the mö, a pedal-powered solar-electric tricycle ride from Evovelo, based in Spain. Evolo, a startup, has put the finishing touches on its prototype mö and now it is looking for beta-testers. Classified as a velomobile, this ride is similar to the pedal/electric Elf. […]

January 18th

Volkswagen US Sales Drop 30%, e-Golf Sales Jump 300% In November

Originally published on EV Obsession. Despite Volkswagen sales in the US generally falling following the diesel car emissions testing scandal, e-Golf sales have been rising notably — with a year-on-year comparison of 2014 and 2015 sales showing an increase of nearly 300%, based on the the most recently released sales figures. To be more specific […]

December 20th

Hyundai Brings 2016 Sonata Plug-in Hybrid To Market

Originally published on GAS2. The new for 2016 Hyundai Sonata plug-in hybrid is set to make its debut at “select dealerships” this week, according to Hyundai’s PR people. “The 2016 Sonata Plug-in Hybrid is the first plug-in hybrid electric vehicle for Hyundai and gives drivers the best of both worlds by providing the power delivery […]

December 20th

Nissan LEAF, Uber, & Tom — Saving $500+ A Month

Originally published on CleanTechnica. I met Tom standing by his cool, black Nissan LEAF the first time I charged up our Nissan LEAFat a charging spot in town. I had just signed up for a ChargePoint card, and did not have it yet, so was calling to have the charger activated. Tom swiped his card and activated […]

December 6th

Out-Of-Town Trip In The Nissan LEAF — No Problem

Originally published on CleanTechnica. My first out-of-town trip in the Nissan LEAF — to St. Petersburg — provided the comfortable experience that has me thinking, why not take a few days and do a longer trip to Miami? Any range anxiety I had about driving to St. Petersburg, to Tampa, or south to Venice or […]

December 6th

Renault-Nissan Video On Record-Breaking EV Shuttles For COP21

Originally published on EV Obsession. In Paris, Renault-Nissan Alliance is providing official transport for the United Nation’s COP21. It is the largest fleet of electric vehicles for an international conference, with 200 EVs to transport delegates. 200 pure electric cars quietly, silently transporting people emissions-free to the annual summit that runs from November 30 to December 11. Now, […]

December 6th

Dogs Prefer Electric Cars

Originally published on EV Obsession. The wildlife in my front yard feels completely at ease with my silent Nissan LEAF. I am not alone or imagining this — someone on the Tesla Motors Club forum shared an even more interesting story than mine. His two dogs prefer to ride in the quiet electric Model S, Leaf, or Roadster over […]

December 6th

40% Of US Electric Car Sales Are In California

Originally published on EV Obsession. The California electric car now (well, as of January 2015) accounts for 40% of all zero emissions vehicle (ZEV) sales in the US, according to a new analysis from Frost & Sullivan. The new analysis — Strategic Analysis of California Zero Emission Vehicle Mandate — also predicts that, as the next […]

December 3rd

Tesla Model 3 — Small Info Leak

Originally published on CleanTechnica. Update: This article originally stated that Bernard Lee was the Tesla employee Daniel talked to, but it was actually David Imai. One of our readers, Daniel Hoffmann, was recently sitting in his hotel lobby waiting to check in when he overheard someone next to him talking on the phone… and then booking […]

November 27th

Electric Vehicle Sales In China Continue To Grow

Originally published on EV Obsession. Electric vehicle sales in China are continuing to grow, but much of this growth is caused directly by the myriad incentives on offer in the country, rather than organic demand driven by pure consumer interest. With the uptick largely being pushed by government action, it’s hard to say at this […]

November 27th

Tesla Model S One Of The 10 Best Cars Of 2016, Says Car and Driver

Originally published on EV Obsession. Car and Driver has declared the Tesla Model S 70/70D one of the “10 Best Cars of 2016.” Car and Driver points out Tesla’s innovation and Musk’s popular appeal but says that, even ignoring all of that, “the Model S still points a spotlight on the auto industry’s complacency.” Absolutely. Complacency and the status quo […]

November 27th

2016 Green Car of the Year Award Winner

Originally published on CleanTechnica. by Kyle Field The Green Car of the Year award is put together by the Green Car Journal and is its pick for the new car with the smallest footprint that year. A few weeks back, we covered the announcement of the finalists and presented them to some controversy due to the lack […]

November 24th

EVs & PVs — Driving on Sunshine

Originally published on CleanTechnica. by Kyle Field This is an overview for how to assess a solar installation for a residential property and pair the system with an EV or two to generate your own power and drive on sunshine. This is not an attempt to document every scenario, but rather to share the overall direction […]

November 24th