Ryan Popple, CEO of Proterra, the electric bus company, sat down with Important Media head Scott Cooney to talk about the future of transportation and how to run a successful company that focuses on sustainability.
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Tesla China is opening its service centers to kindergarten children to educate them about how electric cars differ from gas powered models. Is anyone else listening and learning from this?
A tour of the Tesla factory turns out to be about much more than just building cars.
The Tesla GigaFactory will be huge – big enough to be seen from space without a telescope. But Elon Musk says he may need 10 of them to meet his goals.
The 2015 Green Festival is coming to San Francisco November 13 – 15. More than 200 exhibitors will showcase sustainable foods, cars, and building materials.
Harley-Davidson delivers a thrilling outdoor experience, and they want to make sure future generations get to enjoy the outdoors as well, by planting trees!
Forget LA, Detroit, Chicago, or even SEMA. If you’re a dedicated go-fast enthusiast, the Performance and Racing Industry trade show (aka, the PRI Show) is the one you want to be at. With serious hardware from motorsports’ major players and some trick new toys on display, the 2013 show at Indy was no exception- and […]
If you’re looking for an ultra-lightweight, low-emissions car that looks like a million bucks, goes like stink, and is made almost entirely of renewable and recycled materials in a low-energy, low-emissions factory then you, dear friend, are shopping for a Morgan.
At Sustainable Brands 2013, I had the opportunity to sit down with Ford’s Global Director of Sustainability, John Viera. He promised me free charging (at my friend’s homes!), and a race van that can corner like a sports car. OK, maybe I misinterpreted some things. Judge for yourself:
Your website leads with the more efficient cars in your product lineup, including the Fusion which won Green Car of the Year at last year’s LA Auto Show. Is that because the SUV’s which have previously dominated the market are finally being eschewed by customers wanting to save money on gas?
An ambitious electric car-sharing program started last year in Paris – long time Gas2 readers may remember the Autolib system, a dense network of charging stations and rentable electric BlueCars. The little silver cars with colorful stickers are supposed to number 3000 by the end of next year, but they seem to be ever so […]
Tesla’s latest offering regarding the Model S is a video with some great footage and fairly useless commentary. Tesla Talks Up the Model S (Video) (via Clean Technica)
The SolarWorld GT, hailed as the world’s prettiest solar car, is making its way across America right now as part of its attempt to go farther than any solar-powered car has ever gone. The World’s Prettiest Solar Car Drives Through America (via Clean Technica)
In a bid to host something cute, trendy, and green (the cute was mainly to attract female students), the driving school […]
This last year has seen a lot of attention for biofuels (both positive and negative). One company that managed to miss most of the attention was the startup Cool Planet Biofuels, but given its most recent announcement, it may start […]
The City of Las Vegas has firmly cemented itself as a supporter of alternative energy in the past, as well as with its recent purchase of one GM Chevy Volt. It hopes to grow to a mini-fleet of four EVs by the first quarter of 2012.
As part of a series of rules changes designed to spur green-tech innovation and promote sustainability within the sport, Formula 1’s sanctioning body recently announced that, as of 2014, cars must travel on battery power only while in pit lane. Effectively, the new rules will turn every F1 car on the grid into dual-mode hybrid […]
The organisers behind Formula 1 have been pushing a green-tech agenda in recent years, all in a bid to remain relevant in the face of growing environmentalist pressures. To their merit, they’ve quickly developed KERS into a vital, race-winning technology which is being trickled down into more “real world” products from Volvo and Porsche (among […]
Memorial Day weekend is, of course, about honoring America’s men and women in uniform – both past and present. For gearheads and racing fans, however, Memorial Day weekend is also about the Indianapolis 500 and the amazing feats of technology and bravery that come together for that spectacle. Technology, bravery, and (let’s be realistic) a […]
The upcoming 2011 Formula Season promises to be one of the sport’s most competitive, with a renewed emphasis on KERS hybrid technology (which disappeared from the sport in 2010). There’s more green-washing going on in motorsports’ highest echelon, however – including an overall reduction in carbon emissions by 12% (approx. 30,000 tons) by 2012. Wired […]
Automotive News recently published their analysis of Toyota’s “sustainability report”, which looked at the Prius’ total environmental impact, “from factory to junkyard“. As expected, the Prius compared favorably in terms of lifetime emissions of carbon dioxide, nitrogen oxide and sulfur oxide (according to Toyota), but unexpectedly poorly when compared to a “class average” in the […]