Worth It? A $40,000 Portable Solar-Powered EV Charger

Both a perk and a drawback of electric cars is the refueling system; you either have to spend anywhere from $500 to $2,500 getting an EV charger installed in your home, or hope there are enough public charging stations to go around. A new option has emerged from Envision Solar called the EV ARC, a portable, solar-powered EV charging station.

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Green News Roundup: Thursday, November 3rd, 2011

What would the morning be without a green news roundup? Well…it’d be this past Monday, I guess! But neither here nor there, here is a roundup of yesterday’s clean, green news. Some of today’s highlights include GE’s now solar-powered EV charger, Kleenspeed’s FE entry, and California’s high speed rail costs keep going up.

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Ford Focus Electric Launch Delayed to 2012, Solar Panel Option Also Available

It would seem that the latest trend in automakers is a selective rollout of green vehicles in the most appealing markets. Ford, which has limited initial sales of the Focus Electric to 19 metropolitan areas, has pushed back the rollout until Spring of 2012. Unless you live in New York or California, that is.

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