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Volkswagen, SunPower Join Forces for Solar Driving

Volkswagen, SunPower Join Forces for Solar Driving

The second-biggest solar manufacturer in the U.S., SunPower Corp., is teaming with Germany’s Volkswagen AG to show consumers how to make driving a truly green experience. Volkswagen will soon begin…

Harley-Davidson Unveils Electric Motorcycle

Harley-Davidson Unveils Electric Motorcycle

Harley-Davidson, the U.S.-based maker of motorcycles, revealed this week that it would be adding an electric model to its lineup. Several smaller companies already sell electric bikes, but market-watchers say…

Three Carmakers Eye EV Charging Standard

Three Carmakers Eye EV Charging Standard

Nissan, BMW and Tesla have jointly announced that the three carmakers are working together toward a unified EV charging standard. Most industry analysts think that a single charging protocol will…

Portable Solar EV Charger Unveiled

Portable Solar EV Charger Unveiled

Envision Solar International has delivered its unique EV ARC portable EV charging stations to a California client. The mobile units are simple to install and let employers offer charging points…

ChargePoint Leads Infrastructure Race

ChargePoint Leads Infrastructure Race

One of the nation’s leading EV charging companies, ChargePoint, has now raised at least $22.6 million of venture capital funds in a financing effort aimed at building a vast network…

Wireless EV Charging Tested by Toyota

Wireless EV Charging Tested by Toyota

Toyota is experimenting with a new EV charging system that lets cars replenish their batteries without plugging in. By parking over a special coil, an electric car can recharge its…

Ford to Unveil a Solar C-Max at NAIAS

Ford to Unveil a Solar C-Max at NAIAS

Ford has unveiled a solar concept C-Max at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Later in the week, the Michigan automaker plans to show the vehicle at the Detroit…

Cost of Electricity Baffles Some EV Owners

Cost of Electricity Baffles Some EV Owners

Those interested in purchasing an electric car often wonder about the exact amount of money they will save by using electricity instead of gasoline. The answer depends on two prices,…

Toyota Prius Batteries Given Second Life

Toyota Prius Batteries Given Second Life

Toyota has announced that it will begin selling electricity systems that use recycled Prius batteries for power. The units will work in conjunction with overall electrical management systems in buildings,…

EV Battery Tech Set for April in London

EV Battery Tech Set for April in London

London will be the host city for the seventh “EV Battery Tech: Global Cost Reduction” series, which runs for two days beginning on April 24. The conference brings together some…

Wireless Charging Could Beat Range Anxiety

Wireless Charging Could Beat Range Anxiety

A new study from Pike Research suggests that wireless charging systems could go a long way toward alleviating consumer range anxiety associated with electric vehicles. Pike’s data estimates that there…

Chevy Volt Batteries: Backup Energy Source

Chevy Volt Batteries: Backup Energy Source

General Motors and ABB Group displayed an electrical backup system for private homes this week. The mechanism can provide enough energy to power three residences for approximately two hours, and…

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