The new BMW X5 plug-in hybrid is bringing i8 technology to the soccer field with room for kids in a package that’s being billed as “greener than a Prius”.
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Those living in Ontario may be happy to know that the province is offering rebatea to people purchasing electric vehicle charging stations for their homes.
Via CleanTechnica: By Rogier van Rooij It will save you money, it will save you time, and it will save the environment. The Dutch startup Picnic is about to go into business, and it has the potential to really disrupt the grocery market. Picnic is a concept that has been under development for the past three years by a team […]
By Cynthia Shahan, with content additions and editing by Zachary Shahan Lest we forget, conventional hybrid electric cars (no plugs), and especially the Toyota Prius, led the beginning of this transition to eliminate gas, lower emissions, and come into the age of the EV. Toyota has just revealed the 2016 Prius, and it is a big change […]
The dialog stream of members on the GM-Volt Forum compares Motor Trend track tests, and as our title indicates, those tests found the ’16 Volt actually has a quicker 0–30 mph time than a Model S 85 (2.2 vs. 2.3 seconds)!
Originally published on CleanTechnica. There’s an exciting project currently underway in the northern German city of Hamburg, being carried out by the German energy and IT company LichtBlick: An apartment building is being transformed into a power plant. There’s a photovoltaics system on the roof, a combined heat and power unit and a storage battery in […]
Originally published on CleanTechnica. By Cynthia Shahan There is so much difference between Florida and California, and yet there is a common interest in automobiles, and especially one, in particular — the Tesla Model S, an all-electric automobile that is widely considered the best mass-market automobile in the world. Along with being a clean and fast status symbol, […]
Originally published on CleanTechnica. By Cynthia Shahan An Orlando-to-Miami train, the potential passenger rail connector between Central Florida and South Florida, has just passed another crucial milestone. It has received approval for $1.75 billion in state funding. The train will run from Orlando and only have stops in West Palm and Miami. Although it is not a “high-speed train,” at 125 […]
By Cynthia Shahan If you don’t have the time in the immediate future to travel Europe, contemplate this brief journey through the eyes of a Nissan LEAF. The electric jaunt shares the 5 “most breathtaking electric drives” in Europe. Pass a few moments from Rieti to Rome (serenely riding from the heart of Italy to the […]
Originally published on CleanTechnica. By Mike Barnard What is the fastest production motorcycle in the world? What bike beat every other motorcycle and most cars up Pike’s Peak in 2013? What motorcycle had massive brake and shock upgrades while getting almost $2,000 cheaper in the past two years? What motorcycle is cheapest to own and […]
By Cynthia Shahan Half of the population lives in urban areas, and this is expected to keep increasing. A new report published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences notes that, in 2050, up to 70% of the population may be living the city life. Improved parks with pedestrian paths will offer an opportunity for valuable nature […]
Originally published on TeslaMondo. Tesla’s Diarmuid O’Connell issued a one-two slap to fellow automakers yesterday by saying: You guys stink You guys stink They stink because they’re making electrical “appliances” instead of cool EVs. And they stink because they’re begging the teacher to scale the grading system so nobody flunks. That is, they’re trying to skirt America’s ever-tougher […]
Originally published on CleanTechnica. By Cynthia Shahan Australia, where the Labor Party is pledging to attempt 50% electricity from renewables by 2030, also recently got Tesla stores. Miss Phryne Fisher would surely be driving a Tesla Model S P90DL to ensure being first at the crime scene she is investigating in Melbourne, if she was in service today instead of in 1928. […]
Originally published on EV Obsession. Tesla Motors recently decided to snap up the former Burberry senior vice president Ganesh Srivats, interestingly — installing the executive as the company’s new vice president for North American sales. (Tip of the hat to “bonnie” on the Tesla Motors Club forum for the info.) An interesting choice, huh? A […]
Originally published on EV Obsession. Those that are wealthy and in the lookout for an electric bicycle may want to check out the Greyp G12 — a high-performance offering that can reach speeds of up to 44 miles per hour (70 kilometers an hour). The bike is retailing for €6,500 ($7,200) currently. Interestingly, the bike (which […]
Originally published on EV Obsession. In the latest of a very long line of accolades and distinctions that the Tesla Model S has carved out for itself during the last few years, the highly regarded electric vehicle (EV) was recently named by Motor Trend as one of the “10 Greatest American Cars of All Time.” […]