Maven deploying its first all-electric shared-use fleet in Austin; 20 Chevy Bolts

Green Car Congress

Maven is now offering its first all-electric fleet of cars for use in the gig economy; 20 Chevrolet Bolt EVs are available for freelance drivers in Austin, Texas to earn money on their own schedules. Maven is working with Austin Energy, the Austin Transportation Department, and Rocky Mountain Institute to create infrastructure solutions leading to an all-electric future. million all-electric miles since February 2017 and have saved an estimated 250,000 gallons of gas.

2018 200

Tesla Cybertruck’s Solar Panel Tonneau Cover comes to life in new patent

Teslarati

While the retractable design of the tonneau provides convenience at the touch of a button for owners, it will protect any goods or cargo that drivers will store in the Cybertruck’s massive bed. Will be an option to add solar power that generates 15 miles per day, possibly more.

Solar 110
Insiders

Sign Up for our Newsletter

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Trending Sources

The Solangelist Learns To Install Solar & Loves It

Creative Greenius

I have to admit that for the first few hours of day one in PV101: Introduction to Photovoltaics I was dazed and confused by all the foreign concepts I was trying to grasp at once. The extent of my electrical background heretofore consisted of installing lighting fixtures and new wall switches - so long as they were replacements for existing items that got wired the same way. Contractors looking to add PV systems to their client offerings, or to specialize in them all together.

2009 215

ENFICA-FC Fuel Cell-Powered Aircraft Setting Speed and Endurance Records; Solar Impulse HB-SIA Achieves First Night Flight

Green Car Congress

A hydrogen fuel cell-powered aircraft developed by the ENFICA-FC project has completed a number of successful test flights out of Reggio Emilia airport in Italy, establishing new speed and endurance records for electrically powered class C aeroplanes. Separately, the Solar Impulse HB-SIA ( earlier post ) completed a full day and night flight on solar energy—the longest and highest in the history of solar aviation, as well as the first night flight solely on solar energy.

2010 183

EV charging station provider DBT launches US operations; solar panels and Li-ion storage

Green Car Congress

European electric vehicle supply equipment manufacturer DBT opened a US subsidiary in Chicago this January: DBT USA. Agreements with AllCell Technologies and Sun Phocus Technologies allow DBT to offer solar-powered turnkey on-grid and off-grid solutions. With the combination of charging stations, solar-generation, and energy storage, DBT USA’s customers will be able to design customized systems based on vehicle use, budget, location, and sustainability goals.

2011 174

EGEB: Largo Police Department is first in Tampa Bay to buy electric motorcycles

Electrek

In today’s Electrek Green Energy Brief (EGEB): The Largo, Florida, police department in the Tampa Bay area buys Zero all-electric motorcycles. 7-Eleven will install at least 500 fast-charging ports at 250 stores in the US and Canada by the end of 2022.

Tampa 99

Saft Li-ion battery system to power ExoMars Rover; >€1M contract

Green Car Congress

Battelle and Elequant, the US subsidiary of Grupo AIA, have submitted a final report on the technology, which uses Battelle’s patented HELM (Holomorphic Embedding Load-Flow Method) algorithm ( earlier post ) to increase the reliability and operation of both deep-space manned missions beyond Mars, as well as terrestrial applications to the all-electric passenger aircraft that are on design boards now. Batteries SolarExoMars Rover. Click to enlarge.

2015 282

Kia outlines its path to achieving carbon neutrality by 2045; full electrification in major markets by 2040, in Europe by 2035

Green Car Congress

The pillars will guide Kia in its efforts to reduce carbon emissions in all operational facets, from supply, logistics, vehicle production and vehicle use through to disposal of waste. Achieving RE100 and zero emissions at all Kia business sites.

Market 328

BYD delivering 6 electric buses to Martha’s Vineyard; 4 more to be purchased

Green Car Congress

BYD recently delivered five electric buses to the Vineyard Transit Authority (VTA) in Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts; a sixth is scheduled to be delivered by the end of the July. VTA is the first transit agency in Massachusetts to commit to going all-electric. VTA selected BYD to manufacture its first set of electric buses based on BYD’s battery warranty, mile range and selection of sizes and models, which accommodate Martha’s Vineyard’s road network.

2018 183

Nissan cuts CO2 emissions from global corporate activities by 2% in 2013; tracking to 20% by 2016 vs. 2005

Green Car Congress

CO2 emissions through Nissan’s corporate activities—emissions from global manufacturing, distribution (shipping activities to manufacturing facilities located in Japan, North America, EU, and China, and to retail stores), office activities in Japan, North America, EU, and China, and Japan retail-related company activities—have already been reduced by 15.4% (t-CO 2 /vehicle) during the program. Nissan Motor Co.,

2014 195

Flash Drive: 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5

Clean Fleet Report

All-New, All-Electric Compact SUV. The next few years will see an onrush of electric vehicles, with the SUV class getting the majority of the new models. Suggestion: If you are at all interested, reserve one now. Single electric motor. All-Wheel Drive.

UT Austin team devises new strategy for safe, low-cost, all-solid-state rechargeable Na or Li batteries suited for EVs

Green Car Congress

John Goodenough, known around the world for his pioneering work that led to the invention of the rechargeable lithium-ion battery, have devised a new strategy for a safe, low-cost, all-solid-state rechargeable sodium or lithium battery cell that has the required energy density and cycle life for a battery that powers an all-electric road vehicle. The glass also contains electric dipoles that endow it with a large dielectric constant.

2016 241

Using the PHEV (Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle) to Transition Society Seamlessly and Profitably From Fossil Fuel to 100% Renewable Energy

Green Car Congress

The PHEV (Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle), a subset of the electric car, combines a primary electric motor with a much smaller back-up engine fueled with a hydrocarbon/biofuel mix. (In In this paper PHEV refers solely to the long-range PHEV of 60 miles (100 km) electric-only range.) The PHEV does not require the heavy, costly batteries required by other electric cars, nor does it suffer from a limited range or poor freeway performance.

2015 300

Nissan to provide LEAFs and LEAF-to-Home power supplies to roadside rest stations in Japan

Green Car Congress

plans to donate 47 Nissan LEAF all-electric zero-emission EVs and “LEAF-to-Home” power supply systems ( earlier post ) to roadside rest area stations in all of Japan’s 47 prefectures. The Nissan LEAF, paired with the LEAF-to-Home power supply system, can be used as back-up power source in emergency situations if there are power outages and/or shortages by providing the stored electricity held in the Nissan LEAF’s onboard batteries. Nissan Motor Co.,

2013 218

Tim Cook talks Apple’s autonomous car plans and Elon Musk’s attempt to sell Tesla

Teslarati

Reports have emerged about Apple’s apparent plans to release an all-electric car that’s capable of autonomous driving, but with regards to the Tesla CEO’s account, Tim Cook and Apple have been quiet.

Volkswagen Group presents technology roadmap for batteries and charging

Green Car Congress

The goal of the roadmap is to reduce the complexity and cost of the battery significantly in order to make the electric car attractive and viable for as many people as possible. Both gigafactories will be powered with electricity from renewable energy sources. Volkswagen is striving to make significant advances with the battery system including all of its components right through to the cell. Batteries Electric (Battery) Vehicle Manufacturers

Extreme E tackles tough terrain, promotes sustainable racing

Charged

Formula E, the FIA-sanctioned electric racing series, has been a powerful ambassador for the EV revolution—and a damn fine sporting event—since its opening season in 2014. The all-terrain, all-electric Odyssey 21.

InDEED, a success

Electric Auto Association

Drive Electric Earth Day sets new records in attendance. Drive Electric Earth Day parade in Riverside, California. A wide range of EVs were displayed online, from electric farm equipment in rural areas to EV school buses in Montgomery County , Maryland.

DOE ARPA-E awards $156M to projects to 60 projects to accelerate innovation in clean energy technologies

Green Car Congress

The new ARPA-E selections focus on accelerating innovations in clean technology while increasing US competitiveness in rare earth alternatives and breakthroughs in biofuels, thermal storage, grid controls, and solar power electronics. GENI: Green Electricity Network Integration ($36.4 Solar ADEPT: Solar Agile Delivery of Electrical Power Technology ($14.7 production of oil, which is stored in seeds and is convertible to. and electric vehicles.

2011 246

CARB announces up to $205M in new funding for clean freight transportation; >$400M with partner match

Green Car Congress

The projects range from electric locomotives, trucks and refrigeration trailers at railyards in Stockton and San Bernardino, to a hybrid tugboat and electric cranes and forklifts at the Port of Long Beach. All 11 projects are located within disadvantaged communities that are heavily impacted by air pollution from freight facilities. million to deploy four fuel cell hybrid electric delivery vans for UPS for a minimum 12-month demonstration project in Chino.

2018 177

Tesla’s Santa Monica Supercharger imagined in new renders, but where’s the 50’s diner?

Teslarati

Ultimately, the 62-stalls would be complemented with a restroom facility, Cybertruck-designed spots, and solar canopies that would provide the V3 chargers with power. The solar canopies will also be installed on this lot, as it is the location of a majority of the Supercharging stalls.

Naysayer Alert – the hydrogen red herring

My Electric Car

Proponents believe such a car could be easily refuelled with hydrogen and assumed it would have greater range than a pure all-electric car. Little seems developed in any wide commercial sense and certainly not to the extent of the pure electric car. (Guest Post by John Murray).

2020 52

US DOT Awards $100M in Recovery Act Funds to 43 Transit Projects to Reduce Energy Consumption and Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Green Car Congress

Laredo Bus Facility Solar Canopies: Provide shade structures with integrated, grid tied photovoltaic cells to be erected on the bus storage lot at the Laredo Bus Maintenance Facility. Stationary Fuel Cells and Hybrid Transit Buses Incremental Costs: The purchase of diesel-electric hybrid transit buses and stationary fuel cells for use in the statewide bus system in Connecticut. Hybrid Electric Buses Incremental Costs: For the incremental cost of making transit buses hybrid electric.

2009 220

LIVE BLOG: Tesla (TSLA) Q1 2021 earnings call summary

Teslarati

Tesla’s ( NASDAQ:TSLA ) first-quarter earnings call comes on the heels of an impressive quarter that saw the electric car maker post $10.389 billion in revenue and non-GAAP earnings per share of $0.93, beating Wall Street’s expectations. All seatbelts were unbuckled in the car.

Texas 64

2017 BMW 740e xDrive iPerformance PHEV going on sale in US starting at $89,100

Green Car Congress

With its eDrive technology, the BMW 740e xDrive iPerformance can be driven in all-electric mode up to 75 mph (120.7 Combined fuel economy of 64 MPGe and an all-electric range of 14 miles is possible (EPA official figures). Experience gathered at BMW i has also been used in the model-specific configuration of the electrical machine, power electronics and lithium-ion high-voltage battery. Electric machine. BMW’s intelligent all-wheel drive system.

2016 174

EV's and Indian Manufacturing: Prof. Ashok Jhunjhunwaala | Visit to IIT Madras

Plug In India

Ashok Jhunjhunwaala, who spoke about Electric Vehicles, startups, education and manufacturing in India. After he joined the board of M & M a few years ago, he was persuaded to buy a Mahindra Electric car! This is what will give you in electrical jargon, a square wave.

Audi unveils e-tron Sportback electric SUV Coupé; market intro spring 2020

Green Car Congress

The Audi e-tron Sportback is a battery-electric SUV coupé offering up to 300 kW of power and a range of up to 446 kilometers (277.1 Combined electric power consumption is 26.3 - 21.6 Each axle is fitted with an asynchronous electric motor that is fed with three-phase current by the power electronics. Two-stage planetary gearboxes with one gear range transfer the torque from the electric motors to the axles. Combined electric power consumption is 26.3 - 21.6

2019 183

Nissan and Sumitomo to Launch Second-Life Venture for EV Battery Packs; 4R Business Model

Green Car Congress

and Sumitomo Corporation are planning to initiate a business venture to “Reuse, Resell, Refabricate and Recycle” (4R) lithium-ion batteries previously used in electric cars, giving them a second-life as energy-storage solutions in markets worldwide. The 4R business model defined by the two companies is designed to capitalize on the supply of reusable lithium-ion batteries as electric cars achieve more widespread marketplace acceptance. Tags: Batteries Electric (Battery

2009 150

EADS demonstrating electric and hybrid aviation propulsion; innovative distributed propulsion series hybrid

Green Car Congress

E-Thrust is a “series hybrid” electrical distributed propulsion system concept using one gas power unit providing the electrical power for six fans for lower fuel consumption, fewer emissions and less noise. The EADS Group—comprising Airbus, Astrium, Cassidian and Eurocopter—is demonstrating at the Paris Air Show 2013 a number of initiatives in the field of electric and hybrid propulsion, which it calls its “E-aircraft projects”.

2013 273

PHEVLERs are the Zero CO2 Clean Green Machines of the Future

Green Car Congress

The Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle with Long Electric Range (PHEVLER - pronounced “fevler”) is a new category emerging in the electric vehicle marketplace. PHEVLERs are defined as PHEVs with sufficient battery capacity for all electric driving of twice the average daily distance. [ 1 ] The average daily driving distance in the USA is 30 miles (48 km), so PHEVLERs are vehicles with at least 60 miles (97 km) of electric range.

2016 163

Univ. of Texas researchers propose lithium- or sodium-water batteries as next generation of high-capacity battery technology; applicable for EVs and grid storage

Green Car Congress

The possibility of a flow-through mode for the cathode allows flexibility of the cell design for safe, large-capacity electrical-energy storage at an acceptable cost, they conclude. The aqueous cathode could be individually stored in tank, reducing the volume of the battery and increasing the design flexibility of the battery structure. The new strategy promises to be applicable to both the electric-vehicle market and the problem of electrical energy storage for the grid.

2011 195

Audi highlights its range of electrification efforts; Q7 diesel PHEV, A7 fuel cell PHEV, BEV, 48V and more; 750 Wh/l by 2025

Green Car Congress

TDI quattro plug-in hybrid ( earlier post ); the Audi A7 h-tron quattro fuel cell vehicle ( earlier post ); the Audi e-tron quattro concept battery-electric SUV ( earlier post ); the Audi TT clubsport turbo concept ( earlier post ); the Audi RS 5 TDI competition concept ( earlier post ); and the Audi R18 e-tron quattro ( earlier post ). The electric motor produces 94 kW of power and 350 N·m (258.1 The Audi Q7 e-tron quattro normally starts off purely on electric power.

2015 207

ARPA-E Selects 37 Projects for $106M in Funding in Second Round; Electrofuels, Better Batteries and Carbon Capture

Green Car Congress

The second round was focused specifically on three areas of technology representing new approaches for advanced microbial biofuels (electrofuels); much higher capacity and less expensive batteries for electric vehicles; and carbon capture. Electrofuels: Biofuels from Electricity. Today’s technologies for making biofuels all rely on photosynthesis—either indirectly by converting plants to fuels or directly by harnessing photosynthetic organisms such as algae.

2010 216

Tennessee, Nissan and TVA forge a path for electric car | www.tennessean.com | The Tennessean

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

Tennessee, Nissan and TVA forge a path for electric car By G. Facebook Digg Reddit Newsvine Twitter Tennessee may be getting a jump-start on preparations for the electric car, but how quickly Americans take to it and how enthusiastically power companies support it remain key questions as the government and automakers push for more alternative-fuel vehicles. Phil Bredesen spent part of Earth Day last week test-driving a Nissan prototype all-electric vehicle at the automakers U.S.

2009 44

Technology Review: First Plug-in Hybrid to Be Sold in the United States

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

Power from optional solar cells on the roof will be used primarily to cool the car when its parked, but they could also partially recharge the battery. Two 150-kilowatt electric motors together deliver 403 horsepower--enough to accelerate to 60 miles per hour in 5.8 Drivers will need to select the "stealth" mode to rely exclusively on electricity stored in the battery.

Why Warren Buffett is investing in electric car company BYD - Apr. 13, 2009

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

Why hes banking on an obscure Chinese electric car company and a CEO who - no joke - drinks his own battery fluid. REDDIT STUMBLE UPON MYSPACE MIXX IT Paste this link into your favorite RSS desktop reader See all CNNMoney.com RSS FEEDS ( close ) By Marc Gunther Last Updated: April 13, 2009: 9:29 AM ET Warren Buffett with BYDs E6. BYDs breakthrough all-electric E6, photographed at this years Detroit auto show. He is, after all, a man who shunned the booming U.S.

2009 51

CalCars and PHEVs Frequently Asked Questions

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

We also think that with more people realizing that global warming is our greatest challenge, and that evolving the transportation sector to zero-carbon via cellulosic ethanol plug-in hybrids plus electricity from renewable sources may be our best strategy, the discussions about payback are a narrow answer to big questions. Environmental Effects and Benefits to top Wont all these cars require us to build even more power plants? For more see our All About Plug-In Hybrids page.

2009 34

Plug In America - Links and Resources

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

Real Life EV Stories A Case for Electricity Plug In America Positions Energy Policy Frequently Asked Questions About Plug-in Buses Who Killed the Electric Car? Prop 87 Missed Opportunity RAVs to Keep Rolling in LA Holiday EVangelism ZEVTech Saving RAVs Holiday EVangelism Who Killed the Electric Car? nk City Electric car www.thinkelectric.org Documentary about electric cars, hybrids, hydrogen and the future of transportation. Who Killed the Electric Car?"

2009 29

Buffett's Chinese electric car company

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

Sign Up Login All Posts | About & Contact Us | Get a TEC Badge | Getting Started with The Energy Collective Cutting-edge insight on energy and climate that you wont find anywhere but here. BYD’s conventional gas-powered cars are selling well these days in China, and his electric plug-in electric model looks like it will come to market with a longer range and a lower sticker price than the new Toyota Prius much-hyped Chevy Volt.

BYD 28