CARB, EV1, Ford, And Trump — Where Do We Go From Here?

In December, 1996, General Motors began leasing its innovative EV1 to customers in California. The EV1 generated a great deal of interest in electric cars but there was a reason why it was only available in California. The California Air Resources Board had promulgated regulations requiring manufacturers to sell zero emission cars if they want to continue doing business in the state.

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The Evolution of the Electric Car

Originally published on Sustainnovate. Following up on my articles on the history of solar power science, history of solar power

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GM Developing Tesla-Fighting 200-Mile EV For $30,000

Tesla’s incredible sales success has automakers the world wondering how to counter the Silicon Valley automaker, and General Motors could have the answer. GM is developing a 200-mile electric car with a targeted sales price of $30,000, right in the same sweet spot Elon Musk is aiming for. But who will launch first?

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Video: SRI EV1 Off-Road Buggy In Action At Mexican 1000

Last week the annual Mexican 1000 off-road race drew competitors from around the world seeking to prove that their trucks can handle the rough desert of the Baja peninsula. Joining these competitors for the first time was an all-electric dune buggy, the EV1, built in conjunction with the Strategic Recovery Institute and EV West, and we’ve got the video to prove it.

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Video: An Electric Baja Buggy From SRI And EV West

The world of motorsports is quietly changing with the adoption of electric race cars. New technology is making these vehicles ever more viable, and we’re about to see an influx of zero-emissions racers in events the world over. EV West partnered with the Strategic Recovery Institute and Strategic Racing Design to build a Baja Buggy with instant torque, 400 kW of power, and a swappable electric drivetrain that allows for on-the-go charging.

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