Thursday, March 24th, 2011
As if we don’t have enough phobias already, now there is range anxiety, a malady brought on by the electric car. But it’s okay; there is a cure, or rather an app for that.
Studies indicate that many electric car drivers – and those considering joining the ranks – suffer the fear of running out of power and being stranded with a dead (more…)
Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011
The system is the first to offer consumers a simple way to charge their EVs with the ease of hands-free, automatic technology.
Google is famous for giving the digital generation what it wants, so it only makes sense that the search giant would branch out into other technologies it feels are worth of its attention. So it shouldn’t come (more…)
Friday, March 18th, 2011
When it comes to looking for the best prices for electricity to charge your plug-in vehicle, Microsoft wants to be at the top of the search results. The desktop and internet application company wants to be the data source for all things utility by creating a national database of tariff and rate plan information. The Microsoft Utility Rate Service (MURS) will be available via (more…)
Thursday, March 17th, 2011
A number of the cleantech efforts between the United States and China reflect the need for cooperation on issues surrounding climate change and clean energy as it is a major factor in the relations of these two countries. Although there are still issues to resolve in many of the collaborations, it is believed that if the United States and China can continue in their cleantech (more…)
Tuesday, March 15th, 2011
Electric cars are finally coming to market in the U.S., but what is the future potential for this much-touted technology? A good way to find out would be to launch demonstration projects in selected U.S. cities to determine if, given incentives and the proper infrastructure, the public will truly embrace plug-in vehicles. (more…)
Tuesday, March 15th, 2011
Students from the University of Pennsylvania are preparing to show an all-electric race car, the result of a five-year effort carried out by 40 graduate and undergraduate students from the School of Arts and Sciences, Penn Engineering and Wharton.
Called Renegade, the carbon-fiber-clad (more…)
Saturday, March 12th, 2011
The year is 2015. One million electric vehicles whoosh along America’s highways and the noise is, well, not likely to inspire fist-pumping rock and roll anthems. But if we reach the goal President Obama has set of one million EVs in four years, it’s the start of a quiet revolution that can ultimately free us from Big Oil. (more…)
Thursday, March 10th, 2011
Japan is rather well known for a variety of things, but one of the more unique objects those interested in Japan might come across is their vending machines. Known for selling everything from snacks and drinks all the way to full meals, clothing, books, and more bizarre objects, there literally seems to be a vending machine for anything in Japan. Now, several Japanese companies have (more…)
Wednesday, March 9th, 2011
For some time now, announcements have been coming out from the Ford Motor Company about their decision to hybridize various existing models while also presenting full electric and hydrogen vehicles as a part of a green lineup. However, last Thursday the attitude from Ford seemed to change a little bit when they announced that they didn’t believe that (more…)