Author Archives: Charis Michelsen

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


Floating Wind Turbines May Be Coming Soon…

March 8th, 2012 | by Charis Michelsen

Offshore wind turbines are placed to take advantage of strong, steady coastal winds. Their placement is in one way ideal – dependable energy, and lots of it – but it’s also not exactly easy to build a turbine tower in several feet of moving water


And a Nissan Leaf for All (in the United States)

March 1st, 2012 | by Charis Michelsen

While a variety of electric cars is on the market for U.S. consumers, pretty much all of them are only available in select locations (California, for one) – except for the Nissan Leaf. Starting today, Nissan is making the Leaf available


How Wind Turbines Work

March 1st, 2012 | by Charis Michelsen

Wind-generated electricity is one of the first images that comes to mind when someone says “renewable energy.” But how exactly does a wind turbine work? It’s actually


Eco-Conscious Porsche Sports Cars (May Be) Coming Soon

February 24th, 2012 | by Charis Michelsen

Porsche is one of the last automakers I'd expect to see start worrying about fuel efficiency and carbon dioxide emissions; after all, their customers typically just want something loud that goes really, really fast (in straight lines around corners). Imagine my (pleased) surprise when



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