Author Archives: Charis Michelsen

Rocket EV Electric Bike Sets a New Quarter-Mile Record (201 MPH in 6.94 Seconds)

May 10th, 2012 | by Charis Michelsen

One of the advantages to driving an electric vehicle is all the torque --- you get off the line super fast. Where that has typically started to go ever so slightly downhill for the average EV drag racer is in sustaining a quicker top speed than drivers in a conventional gas-powered vehicle for an entire quarter mile. This is no longer quite the case.


Support the Solar Industry, Boost the Economy

April 19th, 2012 | by Charis Michelsen

The Coalition for American Solar Manufacturing (CASM) published a survey of itself this week, stating that four of its founding manufacturers purchased upwards of $400 million in goods and services last year in an effort to keep American solar industry


Germany’s First Electric Taxi (Interview)

April 3rd, 2012 | by Charis Michelsen

Germany’s first electric taxi has been rolling around Munich for the last year --- a Mitsubishi i-MiEV. Leased and operated by taxi company Isar-Funk, the little EV has been an experiment in balancing practicality with efficiency, and testing what it’s really like to spend the day in an electric car.


Nissan’s Big Turn On — One Million EV Advocates in 100 Days

April 3rd, 2012 | by Charis Michelsen

Nissan is convinced that electric cars are the wave of the future, and it’s doing quite a bit to get the rest of the world to agree. The latest efforts are in the form of “The Big Turn On” campaign, in which Nissan offers a prize of 30 quick chargers to the city with



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