Author Archives: Charis Michelsen

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


West Coast Electric Highway Well Under Way

March 19th, 2012 | by Charis Michelsen

Interstate 5 on the American west coast just became part of electric vehicle history --- a 160-mile stretch has just gotten 8 new fast-charging stations as part of the new


Lower Battery Cost, Get Less Expensive EVs

March 13th, 2012 | by Charis Michelsen

Electric vehicles aren’t exactly cheap to purchase, and one of the main factors in determining EV price is the price of the battery packs. The changing cost of EV batteries, however, is good news


Spain Gets 100 New EV Charging Stations

March 13th, 2012 | by Charis Michelsen

Joining the worldwide move toward electric mobility is Spain, with utility company Iberdrola installing over 100 EV charging stations in



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