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The Nobel Prize, Exxon & The Beginning Of A Battery Revolution

October 23rd, 2019 | by Guest Contributor

It would be hard to think of any technology more critical to today’s technological wonders than the lithium-ion battery, which is found in everything from tiny hearing aids to giant power plants. Three pioneers of our “rechargeable world” — John Goodenough, Stanley Whittingham, and Akira Yoshino — have now won a well-deserved Nobel Prize in chemistry for their work in developing lithium-ion energy storage technology (as reported by Bloomberg)


I Bought A Bolt Today — Or … Does GAS trump FUD?

February 3rd, 2019 | by Steve Bakker

Well, it was last month actually, and I didn’t outright purchase a Chevy Bolt EV, I leased one. I test drove the Bolt back in early 2017 when they first started showing up in dealer showrooms and wrote about the experience. You may know that I’m the proud owner of a day 2 reservation for a Tesla Model 3 and have been patiently waiting for the base model car to start shipping


Elon Musk Is Giving My Generation Its Future Back. Let’s Not Lose It Again.

January 13th, 2019 | by Jennifer Sensiba

Like many, I’ve been watching the developments in Boca Chica, Texas, with great interest. SpaceX, one of Elon Musk’s companies, is building the “Starship Hopper,” a shorter and simpler version of a spacecraft that could revolutionize space travel. Seeing images of the mostly complete test vehicle, clad in shiny stainless steel, makes me feel like a kid again


Ignore Bob Lutz When He Talks About Tesla

September 24th, 2018 | by Michael Barnard

Bob Lutz is ignoring all of the announcements by people still in the car business about the electric vehicles that they will be building. He's now yesterday's man (more like last century's man, actually) and is shaking his fist at the newfangled gadgets that are replacing the things he built


EV Archeology — Unearthing Key Artifacts From The Annals Of Electric Car History (Part 1)

November 20th, 2017 | by Steve Bakker

Pop quiz: What American automaker brought a pure electric car to market in the 1990s? Even a fresh-faced neophyte to the world of EVs probably knows the answer. But wait. Here’s another one: What automaker attempted to make a pure electric car in the 1960s, and again in the 1970s? Fewer may know the answer to that one. Final question: What automaker triggered a series of events in 1990 that led to the California Air Resources Board (CARB) passing a mandate requiring all major automakers to have no-emissions cars be a percentage of their sales by


Chevy Bolt — Deeper Dive (+ Video)

January 8th, 2016 | by Kyle Field

Just before CES officially opened this week, Faraday Future showed off its first concept to the world. It was arguably [&hellip


Electric Car Evolution

April 26th, 2015 | by Zachary Shahan

Originally published on Sustainnovate. Following up on my articles on the history of solar power science, history of solar power [&hellip


An Electric Car With 400 Miles Of Range

July 19th, 2013 | by Guest Contributor

This article first published on Gas2 by Christopher DeMorro John Wayland’s drag racing electric Datsun, White Zombie, has graced these pages [&hellip


A Short Tale & “The Long Tailpipe”

January 16th, 2012 | by Breath on the Wind

Considering all of our present renewable energy generation there is enough clean electricity to power just a little over 100 million electric cars, today. Arguments like "the long tailpipe" would suggest that this goal is far off or even potentially unreachable



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