A section of Route 66 in Missouri will soon be covered in solar panels from Idaho startup, Solar Roadways. “It gets Missouri and MDOT prepared for 21st century innovations,” says Tom Blair, who heads the Road to Tomorrow initiative. “We expect them to be in place, I’m hoping, by the end of this year, maybe before […]
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Originally published on EV Obsession. Some of the factors contributing to the relatively fast adoption of electric vehicles (EV) in some American metropolitan markets have been identified and characterized by a new study from the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT). The dominant ones, according to the new report, are: stronger consumer incentives, a broader […]
A lawsuit filed by car dealers against the state of Missouri seeks to halt Tesla sales, saying the direct sales model creates a “non-level playing field.”
The scumbags that make up the car dealer lobby are at it again, sneaking a language into an unrelated Missouri bill that bans Tesla’s direct sales model.
Can the power of social media literally propel a car halfway across the country? That’s the hope of a group of high school students who converted a Karmann Ghia into an EV, with plans to drive it from Kansas City to Washington D.C., but with a twist. The car will only go when it gets mentioned on social media. So you know what we have to do.
Getting teenagers interested in STEM majors has proven difficult, but a Missouri-based program called MindDrive is taking outreach to a new level. This organization has helped at-risk teens build an awesome all-electric Karmann Ghia, helping them find a practical application for skills many young people dismiss out of hand.
Electric cars are suited to a number of short-range, city driving duties, though the jury is still out on their effectiveness as dedicated taxi cabs. That didn’t stop one Missouri company from stretching a Nissan Leaf into a limousine for a local Embassy Suites hotel. After just a few months in service though, the Leaf limo has found its way to eBay.
Gas 2 author Charis Michelsen drove out to Cape Girardeau, Missouri for the 2011 Electric Vehicle Conversion Convention (EVCCON), which runs through tomorrow at the Cape Girardeau regional airport. Over the next few days, Charis will be highlighting some of the extra-special EVs at EVCCON, which run the full gamut from cringe-worthy to lust-worthy, with […]
In the United States, Smith Electric Vehicles—headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri—is a relatively obscure commercial electric truck builder that’s only been around for a few years. But in Europe, Smith Electric Vehicles UK has been building electric vehicles for more than 80 years. In fact, they are currently the largest manufacturer of commercial electric vehicles […]
Smith Electric Vehicles to build electric trucks in Kansas City Company officials at the UK-based Smith Electric Vehicles announced on Friday that they will begin manufacturing “The world’s largest battery-electric-powered truck” at a new plant in Kansas City, Missouri. The battery-powered Newton will be the first vehicle to be produced at the new plant, but […]