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Downtown Las Vegas: A Surprising Hub of Sustainable Thinking

In this video, I talk to the city's CSO, Tom Perrigo as well as visit with SHIFT, one of the many startups funded…
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Tesla’s ‘Gigafactory’ To Produce More Than Car Batteries

Last week, Tesla announced that it would build a new "Gigafactory" to produce lithium-ion batteries at a rate able to support the manufacture…

What Does Mass Adoption of Electric Vehicles Mean for the Grid?

In a Texas study, only 22 percent of weekday EV charging occurred during peak demand hours, and better still, those participants in the…
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PlugInsights Says More Fast Chargers Will Alleviate EV Range Anxiety

PlugInsights believes the solution to overcome the BEV leash problem lies in greater deployment of level 3 fast chargers which would allow a…

Tesla Model S Safety Defended, But Stocks Still Plunge

Last week's Tesla S fire caused the automaker's stock to drop. Whether the fire will prompt the NHTSA to investigate isn't clear yet.…
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California Car Dealers File Complaint Over Tesla Motors Advertising

The California New Car Dealers Association has filed a complaint with the state's Department of Motor Vehicles accusing Tesla of misleading advertising because…
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Tesla Sets Sights on Fledgling China EV Market

Tesla, the Silicon Valley-based luxury electric vehicle designer and manufacturer, is venturing into China.
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Should GM Lose Sleep Over Tesla?

GM CEO Dan Akerson told Bloomberg last week the company is taking a look at Tesla Motors to gauge the Silicon Valley EV…
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Can the Spark Convince Drivers to Switch to Electric Vehicles?

GM is now ready to roll out the 2014 Spark EV, so Leon Kaye flew to Portland to test the electric car's 82…

New Buyers Give Better Place One Last Chance

Some ambitious green dreams fail and just fade away (Solyndra for example). Others fail but get a second chance. Better Place is lucky…
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GM Sustainability Report 2012: A Cautious and Futuristic View of the Auto Industry

This morning General Motors (GM) released its 2012 Sustainability Report, which covers electrification, waste and energy efficiency.

Building an EV Ecosystem: Why Tesla Will Likely Succeed Where Better Place Failed

It's not enough just to build a great electric car, Tesla has shown that in order to make the product truly useful, they…
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Can Electric Cars Give an Economic Lift to Route 66?

Last week, Ford Motor Co invited Leon Kaye to test drive a 2013 Ford Fusion Energy plug-in hybrid from St. Louis to Tulsa.
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What is the U.S. Federal Government’s Role in Creating Innovation?

Can Congress and federal agencies play a significant role in developing innovative solutions to the nation’s most intractable problems?

4 Lessons in Green Product Development from the Failure of Better Place

The failure of Better Place is a very sad event for anyone who believed in Agassi’s vision and in Better Place’s ability to…