Elon Musk is personally recruiting software engineers to help create the next generation of autonomous driving systems. He calls it a “super high priority”.
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After talking with BYD at Solar Power International last month, BYD invited Important Media’s Kyle Field over for an inside look at the latest and greatest creations from BYD at their Lancaster, California, electric bus factory. Zach covered the launch of the facility back in May of 2013 on our sister site EV Obsession and […]
As far as I am concerned, I’ve got a lot going for me. I get to write about cars, which have been my passion since my pa first sat me behind the wheel of his ‘88 F-150 over two decades ago. I get to go to some of the most exclusive car reveal events in […]
American farms are struggling to attract workers, according to reports out last week. Farmers have jobs, but no applicants – and they concede that the problem is only getting worse as innovation in alternative fuels and renewable plastic pushes up demand for their products to the point that there are thousands of jobs waiting to be filled.
Honda’s 2013 Civic Hybrid may not be the most exciting hybrid Honda builds, or the cleanest car in the Japanese brand’s line-up … but, starting next year, this most mainstream of Honda’s hybrids may become the most “American” hybrid you can buy! Honda has just announced that it will be investing an additional $40 million […]
There has been a lot of talk about “Green Jobs” – and sadly much of the conversation has been negative. The term “Green Job” in our politically charged media makes one think of the Solyndra disaster, the misallocation of government funding, and people out of work. However, the news on the “Green Job” front is not all bad. Below is some of the fastest growing (yes, pun intended) “Green Jobs” in action today:
Over at our sister site Cleantechnica, editor Zach Shahan posted this handy-dandy One Block Off the Grid infographic helping eco-conscious guys or gals like you and me (I’m a guy or gal like me!) find a rewarding “green” job that you can feel good about doing, knowing that you’re doing some good. Also: money. Statistically […]
Holland, Michigan is poised to be the western anchor for a web of advanced energy storage (aka battery) manufacturing facilities that will serve the surging electric vehicle market. In ten years, the new plants are expected to bring 62,000 new jobs to the middle chunk of the state – a welcome relief for cities like […]
In yet another sign of the rapidly developing electric vehicle market, Korea-based CT&T has reached a milestone in its plans to manufacture its all-electric eZONE passenger car in the U.S. Last fall the company announced that it would build a series of factories in the U.S. based on its proprietary regional assembly and sales model, […]
A123 Systems is bringing more green jobs to Michigan with a gigantic new 300,000 square foot factory for its lithium-ion batteries, thanks to a whopping $249 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy. The move follows a decision a few years back by A123 to start manufacturing in China. As profiled in the LA […]
Fresh on the heels of recent contracts with the U.S. Army and NASA for large format lithium-ion batteries, green startup International Battery has announced another $35 million in financing for its manufacturing, development and marketing operations. The move marks another step forward for more green jobs in IB’s home base of Allentown, Pennsylvania — one of […]
GM announced today that it is investing $336 million to fix up its Hamtramck assembly plant in Detroit, bringing to $700 million its total Detroit plant investment up to this point in making good on building the Volt extended-range electric car.
[social_buttons] Pawcatuck, CT – Connecticut based Yardney Technical Products, Inc. – who supplied NASA with batteries for the Mars Exploration Rovers (an all-electric vehicle, operating under the most challenging conditions imaginable) – and California-based Coda Automotive announced on Monday, June 8 that the two companies have entered into a joint venture (Coda Battery Systems LLC). Coda Battery Systems […]
Washington D.C. – On May 14, 2009, GreenlightAC, one of the pioneers in the creation of EV charging stations, launched its own infrastructure last month with the release of the Chargebar(TM). The company claims that this innovative charger is easy, safe, and, importantly, cost-effective. The Chargebar will make charging your EV or Plug-in Hybrid easy because […]
[social_buttons] According to a sweeping report released by the Center for American Progress and authored by researchers from the UMass Department of Economics, if the US government were to invest $100 billion dollars over two years in six key areas of green and sustainable development — including advanced biofuels — the result would be the […]
Okay. Let me get this one out of the way: gas hasn’t been all bad. In fact, gas has allowed us to accomplish some pretty amazing things. To be clear, when I say “gas,” I’m using the term as an easy way to loosely refer to all liquid fuel products made from buried and fossilized […]