In line with the fast-growing EV market, Panasonic is opening a new EV battery factory in China — the world’s #1 EV market. Panasonic is known for partnering with Tesla — they have been building Gigafactory 1 and improving lithium-ion battery cell chemistry together.
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I am a part-time driver for Uber and Lyft and rather new to both. I’m also not a normal driver since I drive an all-electric Nissan LEAF that gets 85 to 100 miles on a full charge around town. All information does not fall out the same in this post as it might for full-time or long-time drivers at both or either company. Earnings ability varies, I suspect quite a bit based on location. It seems obvious that dense metropolitan areas offer more constants and the possibility of higher earnings (but also a higher cost of living). In simple terms, YMMV.
Sometimes, it’s a good thing to change your spots. Shell is doing a bit of that. Shell is not a name I think of at all in terms of clean air infrastructure. More often, I reflect on the problems of the oil company in places it should not be — rainforests, the Arctic, etc. Changing its spots, Shell is offering a new face with a clean air emphasis. Shell is planning a second choice in how it fuels up cars, and it is a good thing for once. Northern Europe will see the beginning of the change. Some Shell stations in UK and Netherlands will reportedly be adding EV charging stations later this year.
Sarasota County, Florida, Unveils New EV Charging Incentives For Businesses & Nonprofits — Act Quickly
Sarasota County’s productivity and sustainability are alive and well. Thank you, Sustainable Sarasota, for the most recent initiatives promoting fresh air and planetary well-being. Sarasota’s newest program is “ChargeUP” — an Electric Vehicle Charging Station rebate program. This program provides rebates to certain types of businesses within Sarasota County to buy and install EV charging stations.
I respect that anyone in the spotlight has an opportunity to focus fans of their art and craft on important social issues. This is a good thing. Education and a democracy work through integration, action, and response.
I recently arrived at a Nissan dealer to get my service check for the Nissan LEAF. What’s involved with the all-electric Nissan LEAF servicing (approximately 1 year and 3 months after getting the car)?
We hear more about false news these days than in the past — unless you grew up with me. False news has always been around. I was raised by a father who ranted about “Madison Ave” controlling our lives. “Watch out what you read — make sure it’s true. Question what you hear. Avoid gossip, it leads to lies.” Now, we witness our head of state refusing to answer straightforward questions from reporters and just shouting back that they are “fake news” — a clever way of turning the story on its head after the focus had been on pro-Trump outlets and advisors peddling false news.
I still find it hard to believe that I am a “early adopter.” Soon, I hope I will not be thinking “Why are there not more EV drivers?” Well, I do thank my lucky stars on this one. Primarily, I thank CleanTechnica.com and EVObsession.com for pointing me to “right drivelihood.” But it’s not just the cars and social support […]
For a road trip from Tampa (FL) to Cocoa (FL), the best option on the lot after some last-minute changes to our plans was a Cadillac XTS luxury sedan. While it wasn’t what we would have initially chosen, the opportunity to drive a luxury Cadillac was actually an editorial boon. After a year of happily […]
Originally published on Bikocity. “Cycling along on a fantastic state-of-the-art, ebike. … Oh, Lord,” Robert Llewellyn exclaims. “Wow, that is amazing. Cause that is so easy now when I am peddling that slowly. Oh, there’s one of those red light things.” Ben Jaconelli joins Robert on the street: “It’s nice to stop you know because you can just […]
Dirty gray particulates hanging around as you inhale aren’t too helpful for public health. Particulates spewing from ICE cars, trucks, and buses affect many people worse than pollen. New research by the American Psychological Association reports that I am not alone in being concerned about this. The American Psychological Association (APA) links air pollution to brain disorders and diminished cognitive abilities. “Smog […]
There is something appealing about Ford’s plug-in electric hybrids. June sales reflect Ford’s EV appeal (the Fusion Energi was #2 nationwide in plug-in electric car sales), and recent news from Los Angeles confirms the popularity of the vehicle. Electrified Ford Fusions are becoming an important part of Ford sales in the region, according to a press release […]
(Note — just as a fun political connection — that Al Gore’s got money in Proterra.) Proterra, SEPTA, and PECO are promoting democracy-supportive transportation at the 2016 Democratic National Convention. Philadelphia has always been a relatively pedestrian- and transit-friendly city. As much of the nation turns its eyes to Philadelphia for the historic 2016 Democratic National Convention (DNC), the […]
American Lung Assoc, Environmental Groups, Autos & More Urge Mass to Take Action on Electric Vehicles
CleanTechnica and EV Obsession recently received an email regarding a clean air story from the American Lung Assoc, Environmental Groups, auto companies, & more who are urging more action toward electric vehicles in Massachusetts in order to cut air pollution and provide cleaner air for its residents and tourists. Even as the Obama administration takes action in Washington, DC, states (such as my […]
Originally published on CleanTechnica.com I know Kim pretty well after first meeting her in a creative writing workshop years back. One gets used to baring their soul through storytelling in such endeavours. Just a few days ago, I watched her go through a visible, profound transition in a matter of seconds getting into and driving […]
Originally published on CleanTechnica.com It is not always that one finds positive movement with large utilities in these game-changing days of renewable energy and EVs. A recent positive, announced in early July 2016, was Duke Energy’s $1.5 million program to progress public EV charging in North Carolina by 30%. The news starts with $1 million to fund […]
Originally published on CleanTechnica.com The first few weeks one drives an EV, the world opens up. One adventure follows in the wake of the last. At common recharge points where you stop to give your car some juice, new (to you) parks and streets become new junctures in the routes that make up your daily routines. Naturally, you […]
Originally published on CleanTechnica.com Even as a satisfied Nissan Leaf driver, I pay attention to every note of news from Tesla Motors and thoroughly enjoy Elon Musk. Most EV enthusiasts respect Tesla. Sometimes in awe, we follow every move Tesla makes. So, even as fans of Nissan zero-emissions vehicles, we need encouragement to stay in the […]