With all the electric vehicles that are being made available now and in the years to come, many are hailing the changing point towards a greener transportation industry as starting right here and now. Most electric cars also boast about how quickly they can be charged, frequently offering a quick charge mode and an overnight figure. The key to all of that, however, is the very
Millions of people use mobile devices so charging them with solar power is a welcome development.
One of the latest products to hit the market is SoliCharger by SolLight, a lightweight Lithium-polymer solar-charger/battery combo that can be slipped on any iPhone 3G or 3Gs – it also works on iPhone 4. It can provide power for several hours to an
As the electric vehicle market expands, the biggest names in automobile manufacturing are drawn towards adapting some of their latest models to the plug instead of gasoline. While Japan has had little issue with creating entire lines of hybrid and electric vehicles, some of
The advanced battery market is about to get much busier thanks to demand from electric vehicles, and an innovative program to capture energy from subway cars could cause a further surge. The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) won a
As always, the range of electric vehicles remains one of the primary selling points for any company pushing alternative transportation. In the quest to increase the range more and more, different methods of battery charging has been introduced or methods of keeping a battery at maximum efficiency for as long as possible as been explored. However, some still think it should
How about breaking up a road journey to grab a coffee and recharge the batteries? The car batteries, that is.
A new product launch will help assuage the fear that electric cars may not get the driver to the destination, also known as ‘range anxiety’ as Gigaom puts it.
Created by Switzerland-based Nation-E, the Mobile Angel Car® is a system designed to
Some people think our economy can run on white collar and service jobs alone, but they are wrong. We can and must make high quality products in America. We are on the verge of a new Industrial Revolution and I believe it will revolve around the greatest untapped opportunity of our time, clean energy. China and Europe see this opportunity and they are already moving
The transit authority in metropolitan Philadelphia is launching a pilot project under which the energy created by braking subway trains will be transferred to a large battery that can then either use the electricity to help power the transit system or sell the power to the region’s electricity grid.
The Southeastern Pennsylvania
A group of Canadian companies is developing an electric vehicle made of hemp, a compact car developers say will reach top speeds of 55 miles per hour and will have a range of 25 to 100 miles before requiring a battery re-charge. The Kestrel, being developed by Calgary-based Motive Industries Inc., is one of five electric vehicles planned as part of Project Eve, an
Last week, White Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) staff traveled to SBE Inc. in Barre, Vermont, where a $9.1 million Recovery Act grant is helping the company build a new electric drive component factory. As we toured the construction site with the company leadership, it truly felt as though we were witnessing a brand new American industry rising from the ground.
Who will play the lead character in Who Revived the Electric Car?, the sequel that is bound to be made to the famous documentary, Who Killed the Electric Car? Many are vying for the role: car manufacturers, battery producers, scientists and now the Obama
Lessons from the Deep: If the unstoppable hose at the bottom of the Gulf has taught us anything, it’s that we don’t know much about the ocean. Don’t know how to stop a leak, don’t know whether deepwater oil floats or sinks — and know even less than we thought about the oceans’ role in global warming. This week Yale Environment 360 reported that the last Ice Age may have ended when a giant belch of carbon dioxide erupted from seabed. Add similar revelations about the world’s bajillions of microbes, and it seems we know almost nothing at all.
“Building an electric motorcycle is about making a better motorcycle. The electric powertrain has great performance, and the power curve of an electric motor is actually more applicable for how motorcyclists ride than the gasoline motor.” – Gene Banman, CEO Zero Motorcycles
Zero Motorcycles is taking off with their innovative and breakthrough technology for electric motorcycles – literally. KissMyCountry had the chance to talk with Gene Banman, CEO about the company, about why their electric motorcycles are so exciting – about the best places for a meal and drinks in Scotts Valley, CA – the home of Zero Motorcycles.
Driving to work and flipping on a light switch may seem to unrelated activities, but very soon lithium ion batteries will assist in making both possible.
The nascent electric vehicle market is likely to standardize on lithium ion batteries. Today the cost of plug-in and all-electric vehicles is too high for many consumers thanks to batteries, which can add $10,000 or more to the price tag. The cost of batteries is only expected to come down after battery cells and packs are produced in sufficient volume to achieve economies of scale.