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Author Archives: Steve Hanley

Tesla Model 3 Sets Cross Country Record In Bitter Cold

January 3rd, 2018 | by Steve Hanley

Alex Roy and Daniel Zarrilla set a new record for cross country travel in an electric car in the last week of 2017. The journey offered insights into the effect of cold weather on battery life and range.

Tesla Model S 75 To Return?

January 1st, 2018 | by Steve Hanley

Automotive journalist Bozi Tatarevic has found something in the latest Tesla filings with the California Air Resources Board (CARB) -- a listing for a single-motor Model S. The rear-wheel-drive-only model was Tesla's least expensive vehicle for a while but was discontinued earlier this year. It may be available once again soon. Why? Speculation abounds

China Opens 1-Kilometer Long Solar Road

December 30th, 2017 | by Steve Hanley

China has opened a 1-kilometer solar road. It features solar panels sandwiched between transparent concrete on top and an insulating layer underneath. It can generate up to 1 million kWh of electricity every year according to Chinese officials.

Kia Niro PHEV Priced For US Customers

December 29th, 2017 | by Steve Hanley

Kia has released final pricing details for its Niro PHEV, which comes in LX, EX, and EX Premium trim levels. The cars should begin arriving in dealer showrooms in January.

Using Solar Power As A Political Tool In Armenia

December 28th, 2017 | by Steve Hanley

Armenia, with support from the World Bank, is pushing ahead with plans to replace all of its gas-fired and nuclear generating stations with renewable energy sources, especially solar, in coming years. It is all part of its bid to limit the political influence over the country exerted by Russia.

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