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Off-Grid Solar-Powered Tesla Superchargers?

Originally published on CleanTechnica. It must be a holiday — Tesla CEO Elon Musk is having fun on Twitter and teasing product updates. One thing readers have been asking about for years is when exactly Tesla’s Supercharger network will be solar powered, and, similarly, how many Tesla Superchargers currently include solar panels. Early on, Elon highlighted that Tesla […]

December 24th

Australian Utility Offering $1/Day EV Charging

The Australian electric utility company AGL will be offering a flat AUS$1 a day for all-you-can-do electric vehicle charging to customers with one of the company’s smart meters, according to recent reports. The new offer was announced by AGL CEO Andy Vesey at the recent Australia Energy Week Conference in Melbourne, with the CEO noting […]

June 24th

Who Are EV Early Adopters?

In our third article pulled from Electric Cars: What Early Adopters & First Followers Want — a new report from CleanTechnica, EV Obsession, and GAS2 — I’m jumping into who the respondents of the surveys were. Given that our readers were primarily the respondents, this is basically a look at who you are. One of the four surveys was directed only […]

January 25th

Electric Car Incentives & Market Uptake By Country

Incentives are an interesting thing. Sometimes, the ones you think will work the best don’t work too well. Sometimes, ones you don’t think will have as much effect end up having a huge effect. Sometimes, incentives work great with one population but don’t work so well with another population. Electric car incentives are so varied by […]

September 24th

Australia EV Market Lags Behind Due To Lagging Policy, Costing Australia Millions

Originally published on Gas2. A new report has found that Australia is set to lose about $350 million over the next 20 years from not having many incentives stimulating a faster shift to electric cars. Currently, just about 1,000 electric cars are driving the road in Australia (or 0.01% of the market), and policymakers aren’t […]

July 31st

Cheapest Electric Car Is… (Complicated)

I noticed recently that a common search term these days is “cheapest electric car.” Realizing that I’ve never specifically answered that implied question, and that it’s actually quite complicated, I’ve decided that today is as good a day as any to do so. One of the complications with answering this question has to do with […]

June 28th

SunSwift Solar Car Goes Record 300 Miles On One Charge

Originally posted on GAS2 While there are a number of EV advocates out there who recharge their cars using solar power, what about a car with solar panels, you know, built into it? As sci-fi as it sounds, we’re one step closer thanks to a team of Australian students that built a car they call […]

Solar-Powered Car (Luminos) In Wind Tunnel Test (VIDEOS)

Stanford’s new solar-powered car for the World Solar Challenge in Australia, a solar car race, is called Luminos. More details about the car, including a nearly 10-minute video on the making of the car, are included in the CleanTechnica repost below. First, however, here’s a cool video of Luminos’ wind tunnel test in the famous Aerodyn […]

July 10th