About Steve Hanley

Steve Hanley writes about the interface between technology and sustainability from his home in Rhode Island. You can follow him on Google + and on Twitter. "There may be times when we are powerless to prevent injustice, but there must never be a time when we fail to protest." Elie Wiesel



Author Archives: Steve Hanley

Rumor: Tesla Shanghai Factory To Be Announced Soon

June 20th, 2017 | by Steve Hanley

Rumors of a new Tesla factory in Shanghai, China, have been flying around the internet for months. And just as quickly as they popped up, Tesla batted them away, saying they were just speculation, there was nothing official, it was looking at several locations in China, it had made no decision yet, and things of that nature


$7,800 Electric Microcar? (Coming Soon To Europe From China)

June 20th, 2017 | by Steve Hanley

While Elon Musk and Tesla start the electric car revolution from the high end of the market, Chinese company CHJ Automotive plans to start from the low end. Co-founder Kevin Shen says the company plans to introduce an ultra-compact electric car starting at around $7,800 in 2018. The company is working together with Clem, a French ride-hailing service, to test the cars in Paris


Lyft Aims For 100% Renewable Energy & Self-Driving Bolt Fleet

June 16th, 2017 | by Steve Hanley

General Motors makes the Chevy Bolt, a fully electric car. General Motors also has a half billion dollar investment in Lyft, the on-demand taxi service that competes head to head with Uber. In the future, the Chevy Bolt may be the backbone of Lyft's fleet of autonomous driving cars, and those cars may be 100% powered by renewable energy


Tesla May Win “Monopoly”

June 16th, 2017 | by Steve Hanley

Financial investment company Berenberg has completed an analysis of Tesla and concluded its stock, currently priced at about $380 per share, could surge another 30% in the next 12 months. In fact, the analyst team, headed by Alexander Haissl, claims the company could soon have a near monopoly in the market for electric cars


Texas Trolls Tesla (Again)

June 16th, 2017 | by Steve Hanley

The Texas legislature wrapped up its latest session by passing a law renewing a $2,500 rebate for Texans who purchase a qualifying low- or zero-emissions car. The program began in 2013 as part of the state's Emissions Reduction Program and applied to electric cars, fuel cell cars, and cars powered by compressed natural gas


Stanford Tackles Wireless EV Charging

June 16th, 2017 | by Steve Hanley

Some of you are going to read this and say, "Ho hum. Another useless story about some silly lab experiment that has no relevance to the real world." And you could be right. There may be nothing here. Then again, figuring out how to keep an electric car fully charged wirelessly while driving could be a huge deal someday -- even if that day is fairly far off


China: 12% Electric Cars By 2020 … Or Else

June 16th, 2017 | by Steve Hanley

Last week, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang met privately with German chancellor Angela Merkel to discuss China's proposal to require all manufacturers to sell more so-called new energy vehicles. After the meeting, Merkel thought she had an agreement that would allow German companies that manufacture cars in China a little breathing room before complying with the new rules



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