electric vehicles

Spent Chevrolet Volt Batteries to Help Power a GM Data Center

Even when a Chevrolet Volt battery can’t power the car any longer, it still has some juice left. That juice can be used…

Big Brands, Retailers Sold on Volta’s Free EV Charging Network

Whole Foods, Macy's and large commercial property investors have signed on to help Volta Industries build out free electric vehicle charging stations in…

Elon Musk and the Battery of Silent Revolutions

It's a common beef with electric vehicles: The electricity used to charge them can come from some grimy sources. But Elon Musk is…

Report Charts Rise in Global EV Market, But U.S. Shows Troublesome Signs

A new electric vehicle market report from Frost & Sullivan charts the rise in global EV sales, but signs of sluggishness appear in…

Solar is Getting Weird

The California solar homeowners I work with are acting pretty “weird” compared to the rest of America. This summer when the rest of…

Transportation Planning, Liquid Asphalt and the Road Ahead

Are we making policy decisions that leverage our transportation infrastructure investments? Alternative fuels and alternative-fuel based vehicles don't just have a positive impact…

Clean Cars, Dirty Energy: Canada’s Electric Car Dilemma

Before you pick up the keys to a new electric vehicle, you may want to check where you live and where you get…

3p Weekend: 5 Signs 2015 Is the Year of the EV

We're only a few months into the year, but all signs point to 2015 being a big one for electric vehicles. So, start…

3p Weekend: Top 10 U.S. Cities for Electric Vehicles

This week ChargePoint, the world’s largest electric vehicle (EV) charging network, released a list of the top 10 friendliest metropolitan areas for EV…

Volkswagen Exec: We Need More Federal Investment in Electric Vehicles

"Automakers have effectively delivered electric vehicles that can satisfy the needs of most American drivers,” Sommer said this week in Washington, D.C. “In…

Volkswagen to Invest $10 Million in U.S. EV Charging Infrastructure

Off the back of its partnership with BMW and Chargepoint, Volkswagen announced it will invest $10 million in EV charging infrastructure in the…

Can the Trucking Industry Help Boost Fuel Sustainability?

We grit our teeth when we see them on the road, but the stubborn truth is that trucks are an integral part of…

Electrified Truck Power-Train Can Cut Fuel Use in Half

Four-year-old California company Wrightspeed, started by Tesla co-founder Ian Wright, has developed a technology that zeros in on a specific niche of the…

Volkswagen, BMW Join Forces to Create EV-Charging Corridor

With a first-phase rollout of 100 charging stations, the partnership could very well give Tesla a run for its money -- with one…

2016 Chevy Volt: The EV is Growing Up

The 2016 Chevy Volt is bigger, more powerful, yet more efficient -- boasting an electric range of 50 miles, which means it can…