We’re honored to have been invited to cover this event again, as it’s delightful to peek behind the curtain, and be treated to such a lavish trip. The most exciting news from Ford is that they’re taking IDEO’s advice to prototype early and often. They’re launching a variety of projects (not vehicles) all aimed at making it easier for people to get from point A to B, regardless of who owns the vehicle, or even what type of vehicle it is.
On national drive electric day, September 10th, Zero motorcycles celebrated their 10th anniversary. We’ve been covering their progress since the beginning. In fact, my first article for gas2 was a review of the 2009 Zero S. They’ve certainly come a long way since I first reviewed one here, and I was very excited to celebrate with them.
Originally published on CleanTechnica. The initial Cleantech Revolution Tour conference that we held in Berlin was a lot of fun, and the presentations were packed with interesting facts, figures, charts, and jokes. We had a blast, and there’s no way to share all of the conversations, connections, and laughs (which is why I encourage you to […]
Via CleanTechnica: We’ve got several notable updates regarding our first cleantech conference — CLEANTECH REVOLUTION TOUR → BERLIN — to share with you. First of all, we now have: → a Facebook event page (share with friends!) → an event webpage (which we’ll continuously update) → an eventbrite page for registering (again, register, and share with friends!) … and a confirmed […]
Originally published on CleanTechnica (with slight modification). As I wrote just before Christmas, CleanTechnica is planning to implement solar + electric vehicle events in cities across North America and Europe (and perhaps further at some point). In partnership with GridHub, an exciting renewable energy startup based in Berlin that I’ll write more about shortly, we’re launching the […]
Originally published on EV Obsession. The topic/title I was given for my presentation at the EV Transportation & Technology Summit was “EV R&D and the Future.” You can jump right into the presentation below. In addition to that, or alternatively, you can read more about the backstory and a summary of the presentation in the text below […]
The Tesla Model X launch involved some big new surprises and overall cool shit.
Originally published on EV Obsession. In this final presentation from the Electrifying Transportation panel I moderated at the Renewable Cities Global Learning Forum, professor Jonn Axsen from Simon Fraser University discusses findings he and his team have made in ~10 years of EV buyer and potential buyer research. Jonn is a big proponent of the […]
The 2015 National Drive Electric Week will have 170 events in 165 cities across America. NDEW helps people learn the benefits of electric and plug-in cars.
As I announced last month, I’ll be presenting at an upcoming electric vehicle conference in Florida toward the end of October. More details regarding the “EV Transportation and Technology Summit” are now out, and I think everyone here will agree that it looks really interesting.
Originally published on EV Obsession. If you haven’t yet arranged to join or lead a National Drive Electric Week, get on it, yo! Perhaps the absolute best way to increase the number of electric vehicle owners is simply to put people in the driver’s seat, where they can experience the excellent drive quality of EVs. […]
Months ago, Elon Musk reiterated that Tesla was still production limited, not demand limited. However, he also noted that Tesla might need to stimulate demand for the Model S by the end of the year. If so, he had an idea (a “secret weapon”) that would both do that and stick it to the stupid, […]
Last week, Move LA invited Mayor Eric Garcetti and many other esteemed guests to discuss the potential for Measure R2, the next step in funding (fixing) Los Angeles’ transportation woes. Measure R is a half percent sales tax approved in 2008, slated to bring in as much as $40 billion over 30 years. Since 2008, it has helped rapidly increase LA’s metro system.
Susanna Schick got to ride Harley-Davidson’s LiveWire electric concept bike, getting a firsthand look at Harley’s first electric vehicle. Would you buy it?
Next Monday begins National Drive Electric Week, a chance for EV enthusiasts to give the interested a curious a chance test drive a plug-in vehicle.
The 2014 Zero SR with a Power Tank has the most range of any electric bike. But what’s it like to ride? I rode it everywhere, and these are my thoughts.
Launched as part of this year’s Frankfurt Auto Show, the Bertha Benz Challenge is an event that celebrates the progress electric cars have made since 1888, when the group says that Bertha Benz (of “Mercedes Benz” family fame) is said to have ushered in the era of the horseless carriage with her long-distance journey from […]
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.
All I can say is this- if you’re in the market for the ultimate electric bicycle, you might want to wait until March.
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.