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Is Tesla Motors A Carmaker...Or Really A Grid-Storage Company?

Is Tesla Motors A Carmaker...Or Really A Grid-Storage Company?

Many among the Detroit auto media were skeptical of Tesla Motors for years, correctly noting just how hard it is to start a car company and build a genuinely appealing product--electric car or not. But as Tesla continues to sell Model S electric luxury sedans, expanding into Europe and China as... read more

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The Next Big Emissions Battle Is Not Cars; It's About Coal

The rules for vehicle gas mileage are pretty much locked down from now through 2025. The math is complicated, but vehicles in 2025 will have to reach a fleet-wide average of... read more October 8, 2013 by 


 
Solar Panels by Flickr user Chandra Marsono

Will Solar Panels Destroy Electric Utilities' Business Model? Yes, They Say

Technology can be a real drag. CDs killed cassettes. MP3s killed CDs. Video killed the radio star. Bummer. Now, a new threat looms in the dark pit we call progress: solar... read more May 31, 2013 by  65


 
Nissan Leaf Charging Port Cover

Electric-Car Charging: Why Some Households Are Paying Too Much

Owners of plug-in vehicles like the Nissan Leaf, Chevrolet Volt, and even the new Tesla Model S may be paying too much when they charge their car. Why? Because they... read more September 26, 2012 by  12


 
GE WattStation Electric Car Charging Station

When Do Electric Cars Really Charge? All At The Same Time

If you’re not an electric car driver, the chances are that how and when electric cars recharge is one of the lesser mysteries of the universe. After all, if every... read more August 23, 2012 by  15


 
Scenes from dedication of electric-car charging station at Creekside Inn, Palo Alto, CA

Electric-Car Warning: Check Your Utility Bill Carefully!

It is apparently quite possible that the local utility company that provides the power to charge your new electric vehicle may not have "all its ducks in a row" when it comes... read more April 30, 2011 by  8


 
2011 Chevrolet Volt home charging

Do High Electricity Tariffs Make CA Electric Cars Costly?

California might be considered the U.S. spiritual home of the electric car, but according to a new study by Purdue University in indiana the cost of charging electric cars in... read more January 14, 2011 by  6


 
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