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Plug In Day 2013 | Los Angeles Plugs In At The Port

October 2nd, 2013 | by Susanna Schick

This year's Plug-In Day celebration may not have had hunky models riding motorcycles, but there were a lot more EV owners present. 216 signed up, mostly LEAF owners. We took over a parking lot near the Catalina Express, with a lovely view of one of the cleanest and busiest shipping ports in the world


Forget the Prius Effect- Here Comes The Matrix Effect

July 1st, 2013 | by Susanna Schick

I was invited, at Ford's expense, to attend their "Further With Ford" conference. We were treated to a delightful first-class event. However, let me preface this article with a caveat. I have always hated cars. My most recurring nightmare as a child was being chased by cars. My primary form of transportation is my electric motorcycle, because I value Freedom. The car comes in a distant 3rd, mainly reserved for road trips to the racetrack. If it weren't for the money it makes on Relay Rides and Zimride, I'd probably sell it


Tesla Not Allowed To Sell Its Own Cars In Virginia

April 26th, 2013 | by Nicholas Brown

So far Tesla has won lawsuits in several states giving it the right to sell its cars directly to customers, and it is pursuing the cause in other states as well. But Virginia recently slapped down Tesla's attempt to sell its electric Model S directly to customers. Can Tesla overcome this setback


Fisker Seeking Chinese Savior By Next Month

January 29th, 2013 | by Christopher DeMorro

Sometimes it feels like we are picking on Fisker, because for the past year it has been one bad, sad news story after another. But it is hard to deny that Fisker faces a grim outlook unless they can get a much-needed injection of cash. This means the U.S. based automaker, which builds and ships cars over from Finland, has gone to China in search of funding...and they may have found it


Video: Terry Hershner Crosses The US On A Zero Electric Motorcycle

December 10th, 2012 | by Susanna Schick

In this video, Zero motorcycle owner Terry Hershner walks me through the modifications he's done to his 2012 Zero S to not only make it around town, to 4th place in a TTXGP race, but also over 3,000 miles in 5 days. He worked closely with Hollywood Electrics’ Harlan Flagg to upgrade the controller, among other changes


Fisker Karma Gets SEMA Makeover, Movie Role

October 23rd, 2012 | by Christopher DeMorro

Fisker hasn’t had a great year, but the plug-in hybrid car company is chugging along and starting to build some serious cred as the green car of choice for the affluent. What started with a chrome Fisker Karma owned by Justin Bieber is snowballing into a display at the massive SEMA Show in Las Vegas, as well as a cameo role in the upcoming spy movie Paranoia.


Polaris Electric Bicycle Has Coming Out Party At Interbike 2012

September 20th, 2012 | by Susanna Schick

The big product launch here at Interbike, for those of is into EV's, is Polaris's line of electric bicycles. They're launching a full line of 5 models designed to meet a broad range of rider's needs. Evantage is an electric motor company working solely with Polaris to develop their full range of electric assist bicycles.


Charged 2012 | Ray Lane On the Future of the EV Industry

August 29th, 2012 | by Susanna Schick

The closing keynote at the Silicon Valley EV Symposium was Ray Lane, managing partner at VC Firm Kleiner Perkins Caulfield & Byers, and Fisker board member. Ray began with his involvement with the Electrification Coalition and discussed everything from the state of clean tech investing to politics to how much he loves his Fisker


Charged 2012 | Silicon Valley's EV Symposium Takes Off

August 24th, 2012 | by Susanna Schick

On day one of the Silicon Valley Leadership Group's EV Symposium, the future of sustainable transportation looks like.... car sharing. That's right. I went to an EV conference, and the panels I attended- "Bringing EV Charging to Multifamily Buildings" and "Emerging Business Models for Transportation and Mobility" both spoke favorably of car sharing


A Walk Through the ePower/TTXGP Paddock

July 27th, 2012 | by Susanna Schick

It's Friday morning and some ePower/TTXGP teams are still not here. All of the entries listed but Münch are from the TTXGP US series, Münch races with ePower. This race is a collaboration between the two serie, as last year. Exciting news to race fans are some well-known names joining the lineup this year. AMA veteran pro racer Eric Bostrom will be piloting the Brammo Empulse, and former MotoGP 250GP racer Katja Poengson will join teammate (and team owner) Matthias Himmelmann in piloting the Münch bikes


PandoDaily's Fireside Chat with Elon Musk

July 13th, 2012 | by Susanna Schick

Tonight in Los Angeles, Pando Daily's Sarah Lacy interviewed Elon Musk on entrepreneurship at Cross Campus, a coworking space in Santa Monica. The conversation was great, and it was especially interesting to hear him talk about how different his risk tolerance is than Peter Thiel's. Peter is one of the other "PayPal Mafia", and while Elon put his $180 million into starting a few companies- $100 million on a rocket company he was sure would never make a dime, $70 million on an electric car company, and $10 million a residential solar panel installation company, Thiel chose the safer route of Venture Capital



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