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Win A Smart Electric Car & Solar Power System! (Seriously)

Real Goods Solar, a leading solar power installer, is hosting a sweepstakes that I think you’d all like to win. The Grand Prize is: “(A) One home solar electric system from Real Goods Solar up to 1.5 kilowatts DC with standard roof installation (the “System” ARV: up to $7,500); (b) Site analysis for System and […]

March 21st

Solar + EV = Win!

Solar panels on your home combined with an electric vehicle in your garage seems like a no-brainer. A number of big companies have partnered to offer that. The latest duo is Honda–SolarCity. Check out the recent news below.

March 11th

February 2013 Green Car Sales 15% Higher Than February 2012 Green Car Sales

And that’s the bad news. Apparently, 48,364 green cars (primarily hybrid and electric vehicles, but also green-ish diesels) were sold in the US in February 2013 (est.), 15% more than the 41,933 green cars sold in February 2012. While that does obviously mean that sales increased, it also means that the growth decreased — there […]

March 11th

February Volt & Leaf Sales Up

While there are now about a dozen plug-in electric vehicles (PEV) on the market in the U.S., the Chevy Volt and Nissan Leaf are still the clear leaders in sales. They are also sort of like the Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston of EVs — they’re celebrities in the EV world, and we read and […]

March 3rd

GM: 20% More Plug-In Hybrid Production In 2013

GM, like most of us, see sales of plug-in electric vehicles increasing in the years to come. Of course, in GM’s case, its prize car is the Chevy Volt. However, it’s also rolling out the Cadillac ELR plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) soon. GM recently reported that it sees its PHEV sales picking up enough […]

March 3rd

39% Of California EV Owners Have Solar Panels (Infographic)

I’ve heard higher figures quoted regarding owners of specific electric vehicles, but this is the first “official” stat I’ve seen. California has more plug-in electric vehicles sold than any other state (12,000, or 35% of nationwide sales), and it’s now adding about 1,000 plug-in electric vehicles per month. A recent survey of 1,419 of these […]

February 23rd

Wireless Power Transmission For Transit, Trains, Harbor Freight, Etc.

A completely wireless power transmission technology capable of powering high-capacity transport (such as high-speed rail, harbor freight, and airport transportation) has been developed by the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) and the Korea Railroad Research Institute (KRRI). It is able to supply a steady and constant 60 kHz and 180 kW of […]

February 21st

EVs Selling Well At This Stage Of Their Evolution

One of the most common myths repeated and repeated and repeated in mainstream media (and even in cleantech and EV media) is that plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) aren’t selling well. Quite to the contrary, for this stage of the technology’s evolution, they’re selling very well. The first question that probably comes to mind for you […]

February 19th

GM Opens EV Research Center In China, Unveils Sail Springo EV At China Auto Show

GM made a couple of big EV announcements in the past couple weeks. The automobile giant announced on Thursday that it had opened a global research center in China. The research center’s focus is on electric vehicles. The company “hopes to take advantage of the country’s vast supply of engineering graduates to drive its development of a new […]

December 2nd

BMW & Naturstrom to Provide Renewable Electricity to BMW i Drivers in Germany

Almost anyplace on Earth, driving electric vehicles is greener than driving gasoline-powered vehicles. But as is well known, and as cynical people of the world always like to point out, some electricity is greener than others. In particular, you don’t want to be driving your electric car powered with coal electricity. Basically, you want to […]

October 10th

Over 11 Million EV Charging Stations by 2020, Pike Research Forecasts

Market research forecasts are almost never correct, but decent ones do give a good sense for how things are likely to change in various industries. I’ve found that Pike Research does a pretty good job of conducting cleantech market research reports. Its latest is on the growth of electric vehicle (EV) charging stations around the […]

October 9th