Author Archives: Steve Hanley

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


Carbon Fiber Electric Bus Unveiling Next Week

April 12th, 2017 | by Steve Hanley

On April 20, Gaffoglio Family Metalcrafters will host a private event at its headquarters in Fountain Valley, California, to introduce its first 42 passenger electric bus. Crafted using carbon fiber extensively, it will feature a 350 volt drivetrain that uses 96 lithium-ion batteries supplied by China's Thunder Sky Winston Group. The innovative bus features a central driving position and an all-glass cockpit for maximum visibility all around


Faraday Future Shows Off FF91 In Long Beach

April 12th, 2017 | by Steve Hanley

Last weekend, people at the Mother's Car Wax show in Long Beach, California, were treated to an unexpected visitor — a fully functioning Faraday Future FF 91 beta car in frozen black livery. Looking like a cross between a Jaguar I-Pace and a Toyota Matrix, the all-electric SUV claims to have a 130 kWh battery and 1,500 horsepower. Without providing details, the company says it has created “the world’s highest energy density battery.”


Solar Sets New UK Record In March

April 10th, 2017 | by Steve Hanley

Last weekend for the first time ever, demand for electricity during the day was lower than at night, thanks to an influx of solar power on a sunny English afternoon.


SolarCity (ahem, Tesla) Unveils New Rooftop Solar Panel System

April 10th, 2017 | by Steve Hanley

SolarCity will offer its pioneering SolarRoof system later this year. But it is not ignoring conventional rooftop solar panel system customers. Not everyone may want to completely remove a home's existing roof to install a SolarRoof, but many are put off by the changes in appearance a conventional rooftop solar system causes. SolarCity (now part of Tesla) is keenly aware that appearance matters to homeowners, so it is introducing a newly redesigned rooftop solar system that goes over an existing roof without ruining how a home looks



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