Author Archives: Steve Hanley

Porsche Mission E Electric Car Priced Like Entry-Level Panamera

September 19th, 2017 | by Steve Hanley

Speaking at the Frankfurt motor show (IAA), Porsche boss Oliver Blume recently told the press the company's upcoming Mission E dual-motor, four-door, four-passenger electric car will go on sale in 2019 and will be priced like an "entry-level Panamera" — the Porsche sedan that starts at $85,000. It is no coincidence that the Tesla Model S 100D also has dual motors and begins at $87,


Daimler Shows Off Fuso eCanter Electric Truck, Partners With StoreDot For 5 Minute Charging

September 16th, 2017 | by Steve Hanley

Daimler has unveiled its Fuso branded eCanter electric truck in Manhattan. Mitsubishi Fuso is part of the Daimler Truck Group, along with Freightliner and Mercedes-Benz. The eCanter electric light duty delivery truck has been under development for several years and will be manufactured in Tramagal, Portugal. It goes on sale in the US, Europe, and Japan starting later this year, according to a company press release


Co-ops In Florida Make Rooftop Solar Possible For More People

September 12th, 2017 | by Steve Hanley

How does a co-op make rooftop solar systems more affordable? Ten people who band together to buy something usually get a better price than ten people acting individually. That's the idea behind the St. Pete Solar Co-op, which began in 2016 when the local League of Women Voters partnered with Florida Solar United Neighborhoods, whose mission statement says it seeks to expand "access to solar by educating Floridians about the benefits of distributed solar energy, helping them organize group solar installations, and strengthening Florida’s solar policies and its community of solar supporters."


Tesla Supercharger Shrinks To Suit Needs Of City Drivers

September 11th, 2017 | by Steve Hanley

Charging infrastructure for urban areas is a problem. With open land at a premium in congested cities, finding room to install chargers can be a challenge. Tesla is aware of the issue and, as usual, is being proactive in its response. On September 11, Tesla posted on its blog that it has developed a new compact Tesla Supercharger specifically for use in cities



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