Electric cars would be more attractive to prospective buyers if charging stations were more ubiquitous, and Tesla understands that, hence its construction of the Supercharger network. The Superchargers, which charge way faster than other chargers, are for Tesla cars. However, Tesla has said it is open to the idea of sharing the Superchargers with cars of other brands. […]
Originally published on EV Obsession. We’ve been writing about the possibility of an Apple electric car for what seems ages. Though, things have really heated up this year and it seems like everyone high up in the auto industry is expecting Apple to join the car business. In recent months, Apple has poached Tesla’s top autonomous […]
Via CleanTechnica: I’ve started writing an electric vehicle report based on the three EV surveys we conducted recently (especially this EV driver survey and this wannabe EV driver survey), but a few extra questions were suggested or came to mind that it seems are quite important to include. So, below is a quick survey to fill in these […]
The great state of Tennessee has seen its share of innovation. From Memphis to Oak Ridge to Nashville, the Volunteer State has been the site of much technological and social progress. With that said, the EV movement has taken hold with Tesla leading the way, and that EV company has recently been crowned for offering the most reliable […]
Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn told the press in Frankfurt that VW group will have 20 battery and plug-in hybrid models on the road by the year 2020.
Tesla Motors has been rapidly installing its Superchargers across the United States, and it is clearly bent on covering the whole country, but how often do people actually use them? I don’t know how often people actually use them. However, Tesla announced that usage rates for road trips exploded by a factor of 5 since last summer. Why? Tesla […]
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.
Blue Indy got its official start today, launching an all-electric ride sharing service in downtown Indianapolis- but do they have all their ducks in a row?
Originally published on EV Obsession. If you, like me, are a “wannabe” EV owner, here’s one last reminder to complete the survey below. You can also click this link and complete it there. In either case, be sure to click “Done” when you complete it. Create your own user feedback survey For those eager for more information about […]
Originally published on EV Obsession. Cara Clairman gave the 4th presentation in the Renewable Cities “Trends, innovations, and barriers in electrifying transportation” panel that I recently moderated in Vancouver. (See my presentation, Brian Hansen’s, and Gil Friend’s if you missed them.) As the CEO and president of Plug’n Drive, as well as the driver of a […]
It’s crazy to think about. Fewer than 3 years ago, there were no Superchargers. Today, Tesla opened Supercharger #500 — in Moers, Germany. Incidentally, it is the same day that Consumer Reports revealed the Tesla P85D had broken its rating system, achieving 103 out of 100 points. The Supercharger network, something Tesla either didn’t think was that critical […]
Originally published on CleanTechnica. Third in my series on the Renewable Cities “Trends, innovations, and barriers in electrifying transportation” panel that I moderated, this article is about Gil Friend’s wonderful presentation. (See my intro and Brian Hansen’s presentation on Copenhagen electrification and clean transport for the prequels.) Gil is Chief Sustainability Officer for the City of Palo Alto, and is […]
Someone had to do it… I’m not sure what else to say about that. But here are related stories: Tesla Snake Charger Gets Real Is Tesla Looking To Sell “SEXY” Brand? Elon Musk Hints At “Solid Metal Snake” Tesla Chargers
Following up on my intro for the “Electrifying Transport” panel at the recent Renewable Cities Global Learning Forum in Vancouver, Canada, his piece shares and summarizes the presentation given by Brian Hansen, Head of Department Citywide Strategies for the City of Copenhagen. While the panel was generally about the electrification of transportation, some of the panelists noted the importance of a […]
Originally published on EV Obsession. What do you say to the idea of a commercial wireless electric vehicle (EV) charging system that can recharge a battery as fast as one of Tesla’s Supercharger stations can? Does that sound plausible to you? While skepticism seems merited in this case, one of Momentum Dynamics’ researchers (John M […]
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After many delays, the BlueIndy electric car sharing service is set to begin September 2. It will have 500 cars and 200 charging stations within the city.
Interestingly, right after a couple of us in the electric vehicle community put some words in with Airbnb to enhance the consumer experience for electric vehicle drivers, it has announced a partnership with Tesla. I’m sure the partnership didn’t come about in under one week, so I’m sure it’s coincidence more than anything else, but interesting […]
Our survey of electric car owners and lessees went very well, with 800 people completing the survey! A couple of years ago, I think we wouldn’t have gotten half that number. But now is time for the really big one — a survey of wannabe electric car owners/lessees! (If you don’t yet own or lease an electric car […]
Originally published on EV Obsession. Technology changes fast these days. How many iterations of cell phones or computers have we now lived through? How quickly have music-playing mediums changed? But there’s a big difference between incremental changes in technology and “disruptive” technology shifts. A transition from cassette tapes to CDs was one thing, but a transition […]