Honda opened the Honda Smart Home US on March 25, showcasing technologies that enable zero net energy living and transportation. The home, located on the West Village campus of the University of California, Davis, is capable according to Honda of producing more energy on-site from renewable sources than it consumes annually, including enough energy to […]

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Chargemaster’s network of 14 electric vehicle (EV) rapid chargers is ready to go four weeks earlier than anticipated. The network of 14 rapid chargers, forming Milton Keynes CrossLink and supplied and operated by Chargemaster Plc, has been completed four weeks. Chargemaster  said the rapid chargers are some of the first ‘tri-standard’ units in the UK […]

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Developers of an upscale Los Angeles apartment renovation project have announced their environmentally friendly community in-the-making is the nation’s first to “pay for on-site electric car charging.” Called The Elysian, the 96-unit, eight-story project is a thorough revamping by Linear City of the formerly vacant Metropolitan Water District (MWD) building and 20 level 2 chargers […]

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Will this be another one for the record books? Yesterday a person called only “Sam” who has chosen to not identify as male or female defied odds by completing the first half of a cross-country journey in a 60-kilowatt-hour Tesla Model S using only Tesla’s Supercharger stations. The successful first half of the trip in […]

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It’s been said “you can catch more flies with honey than vinegar,” and could a new take on that in Texas be Tesla can catch more legislators’ ears with a Gigafactory? That possibility was one angle discussed in a piece by the San Antonio Express-News which confirmed the city is one of the potential candidates […]

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While a factory supported Tesla crew was dashing from LA to New York two weeks ago in matching red Model S sedans, Randy Denmon and his friend Dean Lewis were in Denmon’s muddied-up white Model S half way through their epic journey from “LA” to Panama. Tesla was attempting to publicize its newly completed Supercharger-enabled […]

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In just three hours from now Tesla Motors will begin a Supercharger-enabled Model S rally traversing the country from coast to coast. “At midnight tonight, a Tesla Motors team will depart Los Angeles en route to New York City in two Model S sedans to mark the completion of the first cross country Supercharger route,” […]

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Hybrids and alternative powertrain vehicles are catching the attention of Gen Y. According to Craig Giffi, vice chairman, Deloitte LLP, and automotive practice leader, Gen Y consumers are showing a clear interest in vehicle ownership and have specific ideas of what they want in a car. Citing data from a Deloitte report on global mobility, […]

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What are our five favorite alternative energy cars this year? Before we get to that, there are undoubtedly many passenger vehicles worthy of consideration, and some even meet needs our top picks would not. Also, unlike other “green car of the year” type selections, the vehicles that make our list need not be mass-market sellers, […]

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Presently the number of U.S. households with plug-in hybrids (PHEVs) or battery electric vehicles (BEVs) is less than 200,000, but a nationwide survey has found there is enormous room for growth with today’s electrified cars for today’s daily driving needs. The survey was conducted by Consumers Union and the Union of Concerned Scientists and found […]

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