Car dealer tries to install solar, town-owned utility limits power it can generate

Green Car Reports

Install some solar panels on the roof of a building, cut carbon emissions, and perhaps save some money on electricity bills. But car dealer Bariel Ford just happened to be located in a town that owns its own utility. DON'T MISS: As Solar Power Spreads, Diverse Users Fight Utility Attempts To Penalize It. dealers energy policy electric utilities dealerships renewable energy solarIt should have been fairly straightforward.

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Lightyear ‘One’ solar-electric car ranges 710 km

Electric Vehicles India

Lightyear ‘One’ solar-electric car ranges 710 km. Lightyear a solar electric vehicle maker has recently tested its Lightyear One prototype car which can provide a range of 710 km on a single battery charge. Lightyear ‘One’ solar-electric car.

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EGEB: This New Jersey community solar farm gives landfill a new purpose


MW community solar project in New Jersey nears completion. Albuquerque, New Mexico, launches an Electrified Dealer Program to help car dealers sell EVs. UnderstandSolar is a free service that links you to top-rated solar installers in your region for personalized solar estimates.

India’s first solar electric ferry

Electric Vehicles India

India’s first solar electric ferry. Aditya is the first solar electric ferry from India and it was built by Navalt Solar and Electric Boats. This ferry is the first commercially viable mode of transport powered by solar energy in India and the world.

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Four Ford Dealers To Test Solar & Wind Clean-Energy Systems

Green Car Reports

The company announced today a pilot program that will put solar-and-wind clean-energy systems into four of its dealerships. DON''T MISS: Ford HQ To Have Michigan''s Largest Solar Array, 30 As fuel economy slowly rises across its entire range, Ford is looking to lower the environmental impact of the dealerships that sell its greenest cars as well.

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Honda launches new environmental leadership award “Green Dealer” program for Honda and Acura dealers in US

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has established a “Green Dealer” program for its independently-owned Honda and Acura automobile dealers in the United States. The Honda Environmental Leadership Award and Acura Environmental Leadership Award will be given to dealers who quantifiably reduce their environmental impact, beginning with a minimum 10% reduction in total energy use at their dealerships. Honda introduced the voluntary program to its dealers at national sales meetings held last fall.

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2020 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid offers up to 52 mpg combined; Solar Roof System

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The 2020 Sonata Hybrid is also equipped with the first Active Shift Control (ASC) technology and a Solar Roof System (SRS) (making its debut on the Sonata Hybrid), which increase driving range. Solar roof system. Hyundai Motor’s Solar Roof System makes its debut on the Sonata Hybrid.

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Kerala to install solar charging stations for electric vehicles every 50 km 

Electric Vehicles India

Kerala to install solar charging stations for electric vehicles every 50 km . The Kerala government is all set to establish solar-based public charging stations for charging electric vehicles in the State. Solar plants have a capacity of 5 to 50 kW to set up charging stations.

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CESL plans solar charging stations for electric vehicles all over India 

Electric Vehicles India

CESL plans solar charging stations for electric vehicles all over India . The State-run Convergence Energy Services (CESL) plans solar -powered charging stations for electric vehicles all over India. CESL solar charging stations.

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GM announces 1.8MW solar project at Toledo Transmission plant

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General Motors announced that a 1.8-megawatt rooftop solar array at its Toledo Transmission plant in Ohio would be completed next month. Separately, GM was also recognized today by the Solar Energy Industries Association, or SEIA, as a “Solar Champion” at its annual awards luncheon at Solar Power International 2013 in Chicago. The award recognizes companies that significantly impact establishment of a strong solar industry in America.

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Toyota Motor to sell electricity management system using recycled NiMH vehicle batteries to Toyota dealers in Japan

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Starting this April, Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) will sell an electricity management system that uses recycled nickel-metal hydride batteries from hybrid vehicles to Toyota vehicle dealers throughout Japan. and will be sold in combination with Building Energy Management Systems (BEMS), solar carports, solar power generation, LED lighting, energy-conserving air conditioning and other items.

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Volkswagen and Audi launch sustainability programs for US introduction of e-Golf BEV and A3 e-tron PHEV; carbon offsets with 3Degrees and solar energy

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Volkswagen of America also selected SunPower as VW’s official solar energy partner; Bosch Automotive Service Solutions as its preferred home-charging and installation services provider; and ChargePoint to provide charging stations to the VW dealer network and to provide US e-Golf owners access to consumers to more than 18,000 charging stations nationwide. SunPower: residential solar with energy storage. Volkswagen of America, Inc.

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Honda Dealer In NJ Is First In U.S. To Use No Net Electricity

Green Car Reports

car dealer to have become "Electric-Grid Neutral," meaning it uses no net electricity from its local utility. To unplug itself from the grid, Rossi Honda installed solar panels in 2012 There are many green cars on the road, but how eco-friendly are the dealerships that sell them? Rossi Honda of Vineland, New Jersey, claims to be the first U.S.

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BHEL Solar EV charging station & BMC public EV charging station installation 

Electric Vehicles India

BHEL Solar EV charging station & BMC public EV charging station installation . It does also have a combined 40 KW rooftop solar power. The post BHEL Solar EV charging station & BMC public EV charging station installation appeared first on Promoting Eco Friendly Travel.

SolarCity and Honda to finance $50M more in solar projects for Honda and Acura customers and dealerships

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SolarCity and Honda have renewed their partnership with a new fund expected to finance $50 million in solar projects. The new commitment will make solar power more affordable and available to Honda and Acura customers and dealerships in the US. The companies have already completed or initiated a range of solar projects for homeowners, dealerships and corporate facilities that total more than 12.5 MW of solar generation capacity.

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Honda begins installation of solar power generation systems at automobile dealership locations in Japan

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has installed a 9 kW-capacity solar power generation system at the Adachi Odai location of the Honda Cars Tokyo Chuo dealer network. The installation is the kick-off of a project to install Honda Soltec solar power generation systems with a total capacity of 1 MW at Honda automobile dealership locations in Japan by 31 March 2014. Honda has been installing solar power generation systems at Honda operations in Japan. Honda Motor Co.,

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Natural-Gas Stepchildren, Iron Butt Record, Has Tesla Beaten Dealers? Today's Car News

Green Car Reports

Plus a crack in the dealer opposition to Tesla Motors, and some encouraging news on wind and solar energy. If you''ve never heard of the Iron Butt Assocation, you may not be a motorcycle rider--but you''ll be interested in the first electric bike rider to win the honor. All this and more on Green Car Reports. What happens to sales when electric-car

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Tesla reveals its Cybertruck retractable solar bed cover in patent application

Electric Vehicles India

Tesla reveals its Cybertruck retractable solar bed cover in patent application. It has been revealed that Tesla plans for a retractable solar bed cover on its Cybertruck electric pickup truck in a patent application.

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Chevrolet to install solar-powered electric charging stations for Volts at dealerships in North America

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Chevrolet, in what it is calling its Green Zone initiative, will install solar-powered electric charging stations for its Volts at dealerships in North America. are the first US dealerships to complete their solar charging capability by installing Green Zones on their property. million in Sunlogics, a solar panel manufacturing and development company that will supply the panels and install the dealer charging stations.

Ford and SunPower to offer home rooftop solar system to offset charging of Focus Electric

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are partnering to offer Focus Electric customers a rooftop solar system that will generate enough renewable energy during the day to offset the electricity used to charge the vehicle at night. kilowatt rooftop solar system comprises SunPower E18 Series solar panels that produce an average of 3,000 kWh of electricity annually. These high-efficiency solar panels generate approximately 50% more electricity than conventional panels and utilize a smaller footprint on the roof.

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Toyota unveiled its first electric car bZ4X comes with roof-mounted solar panel 

Electric Vehicles India

Toyota unveiled its first electric car bZ4X comes with roof-mounted solar panel . An optional roof-mounted solar panel is also given so that you can charge the battery in the absence of a charging station or in disaster conditions, Toyota said.

Bosch Plans to Acquire Majority Stake in aleo solar AG, Johanna Solar Technology GmbH

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Bosch and the Eriksen Group, including related parties and other investors, have signed agreements relating to the purchase of 39.43% of the shares in aleo solar AG. In addition, Bosch intends to acquire from the Eriksen Group and related investors more than 60% of the shares in Johanna Solar Technology GmbH, Brandenburg an der Havel, Germany, in which aleo also holds a roughly 17% stake. aleo is an established brand name in the solar module market.

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Tesla Spy Video, Malibu Hybrid, Utilities Vs Solar Power: The Week In Reverse (Video)

Green Car Reports

Why did one buyer call visiting his local Chevy dealer "a trip down memory lane"? And what new vehicle launch did we guess right about, way back in January? This is our video look back at the Week In Reverse--right here at Green Car Reports--for the week ending on Friday, March 27, 2015. Friday we wrote about one car buyer''s experience in a Tesla. The Week In Reverse

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Fisker Recruits First US Dealers for PHEVs; Appoints First Distributors for Europe

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An available solar-powered car port can keep demonstrator vehicles clean, dry, fully charged and ready to go. Fisker Automotive has appointed its first group of 32 US retailers to market and service its luxury plug-in hybrid vehicles, beginning with the $87,900 Karma sedan later this year. The number puts the carmaker close to its goal of having 40 locations across the country by the end of June 2009.

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Bosch buys into solar company

Green Cars News

per cent of the shares in Aleo solar AG - an established brand name in the solar market. Aleo manufactures models on the basis of in-sourced mono- and polycrystalline solar cells. These are then sold to a network of specialist dealers and installers in several major European markets, including Germany. Bosch’s investments into the solar industry don’t end there. Johanna has been developing solar modules since 2006.

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Cadillac Lyriq price, VW’s Scout brand, future electric RVs, Genesis GV60 review: Today’s Car News

Green Car Reports

Electric RVs could embrace solar and aero. dealers? We review the Genesis GV60. The Cadillac Lyriq has a price tag and range ratings. And is VW working around its U.S. This and more, here at Green Car Reports.

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Ford partners with Wind Energy Corp to power 4 dealerships

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Ford Motor Company is partnering with Wind Energy Corporation to deliver a new source of clean energy to its dealers. Under a pilot program exclusive to Ford, Wind Energy will install wind sail and solar panel systems at four Ford dealerships, a nearly $750,000 investment, to help power dealer facilities. Each Windy System includeswind sail technology that harvests wind energy and an integrated 7 kW solar array.

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Launching in early 2021, the $50K – $60K Audi Q4 e-tron EV will offer 280 e-miles

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Audi has incorporated new technology into the body paint color “Solar Sky” – one of the Q4’s color choices. Audi is hoping the EV will come to dealer showrooms in early 2021. Audi says its Q4 e-tron compact crossover will enter the luxury EV marketplace in early 2021.

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Volvo Trucks Customer QCD orders 30 more VNR Electric trucks for Southern California fleet

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The microgrid for QCD’s charging infrastructure will include features such as: A combined 1,200kW of rooftop solar, 250kW of carport solar, 3 megawatt hours (MWh) of battery storage, and 1,500 kilowatts (kW) of backup generation.

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A hobby on wheels 

Electric Auto Association

EV equipment in front of Schwanke’s solar array. It wasn’t unusual for us to have half a dozen EVs around here at once,” Schwanke continued about his home in Topeka, Kansas, which also features a solar array in the yard. “We’d Now I’m the go-to guy on solar in the Mennonite church.

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Zappi vs common wall chargers: Is the Zappi king?


We all know the UK designed and made Zappi is the market leader for charging your electric car at home, this is especially true if you have PV solar panels on your roof. The Zappi is so much more than a solar aware charger.

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LEVC starts production of electric van VN5

Green Car Congress

The facility also features built-in rainwater harvesting and solar panel systems designed to further reduce LEVC’s carbon footprint. LEVC (London Electric Vehicle Company) has started production of its new electric van, VN5.

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Audi offers 22 kW AC charging option on e-tron

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If desired, an electrician referred by the local Audi dealer will check the power supply and install the suitable technology as needed. Audi is now enabling faster charging with alternating current (AC).

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Ford unveils F-150 Lightning electric pickup; starting at $39,974; arriving in 2022

Green Car Congress

Ford is also teaming up with leading solar company Sunrun to facilitate easy installation of the 80-amp Ford Charge Station Pro and home integration system. Ford unveiled the F-150 Lightning battery-electric pickup.

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CESL to empanel financial institutions to offer loans for electric vehicles 

Electric Vehicles India

The CESL is managing the solar and mobility portfolios of EESL. It had announced that it has planned solar-powered charging stations for electric vehicles all over India. The CESL invited bids for setting up a solar PV-based electric carport and rooftop power plant at Leh, Ladakh.

Two Volvo Trucks carriers, Producers Dairy order VNR electric trucks

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We are excited to see the first deployments of our battery-electric model in Virginia, and glad to have the support of our local dealer, Nacarato Truck Centers, to ensure a positive customer experience after the sale.

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Green Commuter receives $750K to support electric car sharing service in Chattanooga

Green Car Congress

The Transportation Authority award to Green Commuter is part of a $3-million grant from the Tennessee Valley Authority to build solar-assisted car charging stations in Chattanooga. The grant enabled Green Commuter to purchase the Nissan Leafs from a local dealer, and set up a local service and maintenance system.

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Honda launches new “Green Path” initiatives for manufacturing and operations; new $210M paint line at Marysville with new 4C2B process

Green Car Congress

To continue to decrease CO 2 emissions from the transportation of vehicles from its plants to dealers. To expand the involvement of US Honda and Acura dealers in its “Green Dealer” program. Other elements in the Green Path program include: Connecticut Parts Distribution Center Adds 1-Megawatt Solar Array. Honda has installed a 1-megawatt rooftop solar array at its 400,000 square foot parts distribution center in Windsor Locks, Connecticut.

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IIT Madras offers 12 weeks free online course on ‘Electrical Autos & Renewable Vitality

Electric Vehicles India

Solar and Wind energy in India: Economics of centralized generation. Decentralized Solar energy generation. If you are an EV manufacturer or EV Dealer or EV Supporter who want to share news related to electric vehicles on our website, please send an email to

GM has installed 401 EV charge stations at its facilities in US; 5,900 at dealerships

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More than 20% of the stations use electricity generated from solar canopies to help charge employee vehicles. Chevrolet and Cadillac dealers have installed approximately 5,900 charge stations at their locations for owner use—17 of these dealerships use solar charging canopies.

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Ladakh UT & NTPC partners to ply 5 green hydrogen gas buses 

Electric Vehicles India

Ladakh’s additional hydel, solar and wind power capacity makes it a green hydrogen mobility hub. If you are an EV manufacturer or EV Dealer or EV Supporter who want to share news related to electric vehicles on our website, please send an email to

Ford to build new EV and battery plants in Tennessee & Kentucky; $11.4B total investment in two mega-sites; 129 GWh/year total

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It’s about creating good jobs that support American families, an ultra-efficient, carbon-neutral manufacturing system, and a growing business that delivers value for communities, dealers and shareholders.

Grevol & CATL partners for EV battery packs in India

Electric Vehicles India

” If you are an EV manufacturer or EV Dealer or EV Supporter who want to share news related to electric vehicles on our website, please send an email to Grevol & CATL partners for EV battery packs in India.

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