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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.



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Wicked Porsche Panamera Turbo SE Hybrid Flies To 60 MPH In 3.2 Seconds

April 22nd, 2017 | by Steve Hanley

The Porsche 918 Hybrid was the most powerful production car ever made by the company. This week at the New York Auto Show, the second most powerful production Porsche ever was front and center on the dais — the Panamera Turbo SE Hybrid. This über sedan from the Stuttgart automaker takes the same twin turbo V-8 550 horsepower engine featured in the Panamera Turbo S and mates it to a 136 horsepower electric motor for a total of 686 horses straining to be unleashed


Chevrolet FNR-X Plug-In Hybrid SUV — “Coolest Concept In Shanghai”

April 22nd, 2017 | by Steve Hanley

General Motors is justly proud of its Pan Asia Technical Automotive Center, which designed and developed the FNR-X PHEV SUV concept that debuted at the Shanghai Auto Show this week. The world is cuckoo for SUVs. A plug-in hybrid model should be just what the doctor ordered for those looking to jump into the electric car revolution but only at the shallow end of the pool


50 Ways To Love Your Mother On Earth Day 2017

April 17th, 2017 | by Steve Hanley

Earth Day Initiative is spearheading a campaign called Count To 50 that makes it easy for citizens in all 50 states to add renewable energy to their lives with just a few mouse clicks. Find out how.


Solar Energy Association Calls For Modernizing The Electrical Grid

April 16th, 2017 | by Steve Hanley

The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) has released another hit in its series of white papers, this one entitled "New Opportunities for Solar Through Grid Modernization." In it, SEIA looks at grid modernization policies in New York and California and makes recommendations that other states could use to make their electrical grids more up to date


Swedish Solar (Florida Company) Brings Solar In To Replace Shutters

April 15th, 2017 | by Steve Hanley

Rooftop solar is great, but it's not ideal for every home or business. Sometimes the roof faces the wrong way or has the wrong slant. Sometimes the roof is just too small and the owner wants to add more solar panels to cover more electricity usage. Swedish Solar of Orlando, Florida, has a solution


Longest Range Electric Car = Tesla Model S 100D (335 Miles!)

April 15th, 2017 | by Steve Hanley

Want to own the electric car with the longest range in America? Place your order today for a Tesla Model S 100D, the non-performance version of the Model S sedan with dual motors and the company's largest battery — 100 kWh. The official numbers from the EPA are in and the Model S 100D range came in at 331.1 miles in city driving, alongside a highway range of 337.2 miles and a combined rating of 335 miles. MPGe ratings are impressive as well — 101 city, 102 highway, 102 combined


New Homes In California Community Feature Solar Panels As Standard Feature

April 14th, 2017 | by Steve Hanley

A new residential development by Lafferty Communities in Manteca, California, will come with a valuable perk. Every one of the 126 single-family homes in the new Oakwood Shores neighborhood will come with 8 solar panels from SolarWorld. Each 2.72 kilowatt system will include Enphase microinverters and is being manufactured in the United States exclusively for PetersenDean Roofing & Solar, who will install them on the homes as they are completed


Honda Clarity EV & Plug-In Hybrid Just Introduced In New York

April 13th, 2017 | by Steve Hanley

The Honda Clarity is to Honda what the Hyundai Ioniq is to Hyundai — a single chassis that can accommodate several different powertrains. For Hyundai, that means a hybrid, a plug-in hybrid, and a fully battery-electric version built on the same platform. For Honda, it means a fuel cell, a plug-in hybrid, and a fully battery-electric version are available, all based on the same platform


Workhorse Electric Truck (with Range Extender) Has Stunning Specs

April 13th, 2017 | by Steve Hanley

A representative from Workhorse reached out to Gas2 and CleanTechnica this morning via email to share some preliminary specifications for its upcoming W-15, which it believes is the first plug-in, range-extended pickup truck built from the ground up by an original equipment manufacturer. The Workhorse W-15 electric truck is specifically designed to meet the needs of commercial fleet operators. The representative also forwarded two photos of the chassis without the bodywork


DHL (Deutsche Post) To Double Electric Delivery Van Production

April 13th, 2017 | by Steve Hanley

Disruption is a beautiful thing. DHL — known in Europe as Deutsche Post — is one of the largest delivery companies in the world. When it wanted to reduce is carbon footprint by using battery-powered electric delivery vans, it approached several major manufacturers and asked them to supply it with vehicles that met its needs. Not possible, the manufacturers all said. Too expensive. Not enough volume to make it worth our while



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