Browsing the "EV" Tag

Why Early EV Adopters Went Electric, & The Best Things About Driving Electric

June 5th, 2017 | by Zachary Shahan

Last week, we published CleanTechnica's new, 93-page electric car and driver report. For the report, we surveyed over 2,000 electric car drivers living in 28 countries (26 European countries, 49 of 50 US states, and 9 Canadian provinces). Generally speaking, we wanted to find out what early electric car adopters require and desire from their next electric cars and from EV charging networks, as well as what EV life is like so far for them


Electric Car Drivers Want Electric SUVs/CUVs, Midsized Cars, More Model Choices (CleanTechnica Report)

June 5th, 2017 | by Zachary Shahan

One of the challenges of the current EV market is extreme lack of choice. There are only a few widely available models, and even if you look in the most popular markets (California, Norway, etc.), EV models only account for a small percentage of all the vehicle classes. We were curious which classes were most desired for future EV purchases and again polled respondents on this topic (simply in regards to size and style, not taking into account price)


Top Green Living Stories of the Week

August 1st, 2011 | by Zachary Shahan

Here are a ton of great green living stories from the past week or so from around the internet. Enjoy & drop more in the comments below if you have more to share


Help Ford Choose the Best Sound for Its Ford Focus Electric Vehicle

July 12th, 2011 | by Zachary Shahan

One thing a lot of folks initially loved about electric vehicles (EVs) was that they were so quiet. However, that extreme silence also creates a problem -- it can make the cars more dangerous, especially for children and the deaf. So, sounds need to be added to EVs now. Ford wants some help choosing the sound of its upcoming electric Ford Focus. Read more below


Solar-Powered Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Stations — GE's Newest Product

June 1st, 2011 | by Important Media Cross-Post

Just the other day, Cleantechnica reported that GE foresees the cost of solar power falling below that of fossil fuels and nuclear energy within the next five years, and the tech giant has wasted no time positioning itself to ride that transition. Its latest move is a foray into solar power installations at parking lots, and true to form the company pulled out all the stops for this one. One of the largest installations of its kind in North America, the new GE Electric Vehicle Solar Carport in Plainville, Connecticut is packed with high tech goodies to accommodate the growing demand for zero-emission cars



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