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Honda Opens Demonstration Smart Home, With Fit EV Electric Car In Garage

Honda Opens Demonstration Smart Home, With Fit EV Electric Car In Garage

Most of us think "Honda" and bring up economy cars, perhaps lawnmowers, or even portable generators. Complete houses aren't usually on the list. Yesterday, though, the Japanese carmaker opened its Honda Smart Home US in Davis, California--demonstrating its ideas for how Americans might live a... read more

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Mitsubishi MiEV House

California Takes The Lead In Using Batteries For Grid Storage

We all know producing electricity is an energy-intensive process, but the complications don't stop at how utilities generate that power. Demand for electricity ebbs and... read more June 4, 2013 by  11


 
Green Car Reports editor John Voelcker discusses Electric Car Myths & Realities, March 2013

Electric-Car Myths & Realities And NYC Rollout Plans (Videos)

If you publish thousands of stories a year, sometimes you get asked to speak to groups of people about your topic. Which is how we came to talk about electric cars and try to... read more April 4, 2013 by  7


 
Lotus Mobile solar charging array (Image: Monarch Power)

Lotus Mobile: A Portable, Affordable Solar Charging Solution?

Given millions of years of adaptation to conditions, it's no surprise that nature is pretty good at doing what it does. Each leaf on a tree, and indeed the shape of a tree's... read more April 2, 2013 by  10


 
Photovoltaic solar power field at Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee

Could Carmakers Sell More Electric Cars With Green Energy Included?

In our experience, owners of electric vehicles are also rather keen on green energy. Where appropriate, many fit solar panels to supply some of their energy needs, and others... read more April 1, 2013 by  3


 
U.S. Capitol

Green Energy Wins In Last-Minute U.S. 'Fiscal Cliff' Bill

It wasn't until 2 am yesterday morning that the U.S. Senate voted 89 to 8 to approve a bill to avert the "fiscal cliff" that took effect on New Year's Day. The House of... read more January 2, 2013 by  4


 
2011 Toyota Prius

Five Reasons Buying a Hybrid Prius Won't Save the Planet

The 2012 Toyota Prius gets the best EPA-rated gas mileage--50 miles per gallon combined--of any non-plug-in car sold in the U.S. But the Prius hybrid sometimes gets a bad... read more August 9, 2012 by  102


 
Extracting Lithium Carbonate From Brine

Brine: Key To Cheaper, Longer-Lasting Electric Car Batteries?

There may not be a magic bullet for battery technology, but improvements can come from the most unlikely places. One of those is the San Andreas fault in California, where... read more June 4, 2012 by  16


 
Robert Llewellyn Nissan Leaf Solar Panels

Can An Electric Car Cut Solar Panel Payback Time? Yes, But...

If you’re a homeowner with a suitable home and enough money to invest in a set of photovoltaic solar panels for your roof, you can easily power your home cheaply and... read more September 22, 2011 by  6


 
Electric power plant outside Ithaca, New York

For Your Consideration: A Handful Of Energy Facts To Ponder

It's pretty clear that the United States has absolutely no energy policy at the moment. Attempts at long-term planning to reduce energy use are largely stalled in the toxic... read more September 8, 2011 by  6


 
2011 Tesla Roadster Sport. Photo by Joe Nuxoll.

Tesla Electric Car Plus Solar Power Equals Zero-Cost Driving (Video)

Almost every Tesla Roadster owner is probably a car enthusiast, but Mike Koenigs is also a true clean-power activist. First, he set up a “Life with Tesla” website... read more June 30, 2011 by  7


 
Michael Jackson

Michael Jackson Solves Energy Problems From Beyond The Grave

Reginald Garcia believes he's invented an engine that generates more power than it takes in. Perhaps more incredibly, to help turn his pet project into a reality, he's... read more May 16, 2011 by  4


 
Traffic Jam

Bill Uses California Traffic To Fuel EVs Instead Of Road Rage

It's ironic that as the world becomes more interconnected, America is trying to become more independent. Nowhere is that more obvious than in our energy policy, where we talk... read more May 2, 2011 by  10


 
Texas cowboy by Flickr user aechempati

The Curious Story Of Electric Cars And Texas

When people think of Texas, there’s always certain stereotypes associated with it: cowboys, twangs, conservative politics, boots, guns and big, gas-guzzling trucks... read more February 19, 2011 by  5


 
Wind Explorer wind- and electric-powered car crossing Australia

Renewable Car: Wind-Powered Vehicle Crosses Australia

It may not be the most practical of designs, but a German duo recently succeeded in crossing much of Australia in a wind-powered car. They set records for longest distance... read more February 17, 2011 by  1


 
Barack Obama

Obama Doubles Down on Plug-In Cars, More Policy Tweaks Coming

Last night, in his State of the Union address, President Barack Obama reiterated his support for expanding U.S. production and sales of plug-in cars that run on grid power... read more January 26, 2011 by  9


 
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