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Cloudy skies and rain showers on the final two days couldn’t stop the University of Michigan’s solar car team from winning the 2016 American Solar Challenge race last Saturday for the sixth consecutive time. With the lack of sun to keep the solar panels charged, all 24 teams crept towards the finish line, and the […]

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It’s official: The Karma Revero plug-in hybrid luxury sports car has been launched. Karma Automotive says that the Revero taps into “advanced technology and timeless design.” That timeless design comes from the original Fisker Karma platform. As for advanced technology, the Revero has a solar roof providing more of the power than the previous Karma’s […]

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A new study says that the U.S. and Canada could produce 80 percent of its energy from renewable energy sources by 2030, and one academic thinks its forecast is way off. The Solutions Project, an environmental group promoting renewable energy, recently released a paper outlining how renewable energy could produce electricity and fuel transportation through […]

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BMW is getting ready to unveil a new EV and PHEV charging station. BMW i said it will unveil at the Consumer Electronics Show CES 2015 in Las Vegas a further innovative product from its 360° ELECTRIC portfolio: BMW i Home Charging Services. This solution for home charging of electric and plug-in hybrid BMW models […]

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Many plug-in hybrid and all-electric car owners are taking their commitment to alternative energy one step further by charging their cars with solar power. Along with the increase of plug-in electrified cars in the U.S., the Associated Press reports that solar panel installations are on the rise, although it remains uncertain how many electric cars […]

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A select number of Ford dealerships will rely partially on wind energy. Ford Motor Company announced a collaboration with Wind Energy Corporation (WEC) to bring wind to its dealers; under a pilot program that is said to be exclusive to Ford, Wind Energy will install wind sail and solar panel systems at four Ford dealerships, […]

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General Motors is in the midst of installing solar panels at Ohio’s Lordstown Complex, the plant where GM builds the Chevy Cruze. General Motors said its new 2.2 megawatt ground-mounted solar array will be complete by the end of 2014. When the last of more than 8,500 solar panels are in place, it will be […]

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Honda has renewed its partnership with SolarCity to help its vehicle owners have access to affordable solar power. The companies renewed their agreement October 8 at the SXSW Eco conference in Austin, TX. SolarCity and Honda said they have renewed their partnership with a new fund expected to finance $50 million in solar projects. The […]

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What is it with Ford and its factory roofs? First in 2010, a 500-kw solar panel system was installed on the Michigan Assembly Plant in Wayne, Mich. where — coincidentally of course — the company’s range of electrified compact vehicles are assembled. Next, a living roof was installed on the World HQ building in 2012 […]

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General Motors announced it is increasing its renewable energy use with 3 acres of new solar arrays at two Michigan facilities. The company’s processing center in Swartz Creek and engine plant in Flint will each feature 150 kilowatt ground-mount solar arrays. These are expected by General Motors (GM) to generate a combined 400,000 kilowatt hours […]

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