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FedEx Electric Delivery Vans To Get Hydrogen Range Extenders

January 7th, 2014 | by Christopher DeMorro

The commercial vehicle market stands to benefit the most from the adoption of cheap-to-operate electric vehicles, though range limitations also mean limited use for most delivery companies. Buoyed by a $3 million Federal grant, FedEx, Smith Electric Vehicles, and Plug Power are adding hydrogen-powered range extenders to 20 electric delivery vans for real world testing


Might The Military Make EVs Mainstream?

June 28th, 2013 | by Christopher DeMorro

America has the world’s largest military by far, spending more than the next 20 countries combined. When we’re not invading other countries, the military of developing world-changing technologies like GPS and the Internet, technologies that once seemed impossibly expensive for the average person to own. So one writer is asking; can the military make EVs mainstream


U.S. Military Testing EVs As Battery Backups For Bases

December 5th, 2012 | by Christopher DeMorro

While electric cars are usually considered a bastion of leftie liberalism, a huge supporter of alternative energy sources has been the U.S. military. One benefit of technolgies like solar power and electric vehicles is their off-the-grid capability. The Fort Carson Army base in Colorado is undergoing an experimental “microgrid” that will use electric vehicle batteries to provide backup power in the event of a large scale power outage.


Trans Tech’s All-Electric Bus With 130-Mile Range A Game Changer

October 27th, 2011 | by Christopher DeMorro

My father used to call school buses “yellow devils,” and he hated getting stuck behind them. I always wondered why it took such a huge vehicle with a big engine to transport a few kids to school. I’m not alone, and Trans Tech has developed an all-electric school bus with a 130 mile range that will save the environment and money



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