Tag: Electric Vehicle


Wang Chuanfu, chairman of BYD Co. should be a happy man.  Wang complained in 2010 that the central government was not offering enough consumer incentives for purchasing electric vehicles.  Now, Beijing has extended rebates for battery electric and plug-in hybrid Read more…


A fellow electric vehicle (EV) advocate argues that electric transportation is beneficial to the environment in the U.S. right this minute, based on the EPA’s calculator, according to which switching to an EV has “lowered his CO2 by four tons Read more…


Atlanta is the fastest growing market for electric cars in the U.S., according to an analysis by the electric vehicle charging network ChargePoint. Electric vehicle (EV) sales in Atlanta jumped by 52 percent from the third quarter to the fourth quarter…


At the recent 2014 Chicago Auto Show, Kia unveiled its first electric vehicle destined for the United States. The 2015 Kia Soul EV is based on one of Kia’s signature models, the funky and sporty Kia Soul hatchback, which has Read more…


The base model BMW i3 is a small electric sedan with a stated range of roughly 100 miles. But when the i3 is released in the United States early next year, BMW will become the first plug-in vehicle maker to Read more…


I have ridden in what should be China’s future. It would save countless hours stuck in traffic and countless lives. A few days ago I was at the Nissan 360 media event here in California at the lovely Pelican Hill Read more…


Solar energy company SolarCity and automaker Honda have joined forces to increase access to solar power for their customers. The partnership establishes an investment fund to finance $65 million in solar projects to assist Honda and Acura (Honda’s luxury division) Read more…


A company called ECOmove is hoping to make a dent on the electric vehicle (EV) market in Denmark with a new model called QBEAK. The car is being pitched as a city, company, family car, and even a van. QBEAK Read more…


Cars are not only meant to take us from point A to point B, but are an expression of who we are and who we want to be. Getting into the driver’s seat, starting the engine, and stepping on the Read more…


Editor's Note: This blog introduces readers to Michael J. Robertson, Chief of Staff of the U.S. General Services Administration.

In 2009, when President Obama issued his Executive Order 13514 challenging the Federal Government to lead by exampl…


Now that Toyota’s Prius Plug-in Hybrid has been officially announced, we can begin the comparisons with the other plug-in electric vehicle with an extended driving range, the Chevrolet Volt. The underlying question is which is more important to consumers: electric Read more…


Scheduled for a 2012 release date, the V60 is the first diesel plug-in hybrid electric vehicle in the world. According to Technologic Vehicles, the V60 features three driving modes: Pure (electric only), Hybrid (default mode) and Power, when the engines Read more…


We think we know how smart grid technology will change the utility industry. But do we really? Take a look at this documentary made in 1969. It’s a view of how the world perceived the coming Internet (It’s also a Read more…


Of the 12 smart grid projects to win an award as part of the GE Ecomagination Challenge, one in particular caught my attention. That is GE’s collaboration with Columbia University’s School for Engineering and Applied Science, FedEx Express and Con Read more…

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