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We Should Thank The GM EV1 (And Its Death) For Tesla

February 10th, 2020 | by Guest Contributor

Considering how much major automakers are struggling to develop their own commercially viable EVs and catch up with Tesla, it’s ironic that several of these brands did produce EVs back in the 1990s, but cancelled those models, leaving the field wide open for the California upstart


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


Collectible Car Craziness: Which Electrics Will Inspire It?

September 16th, 2018 | by Michael Barnard

In the electric car category, there is one that stands out, if anyone can actually ever get it. The low VIN, original Tesla Roadster that was shot into space. If anyone ever snags that and brings it back, only billionaires need show up at the auction


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


On 20th Anniversary Of GM EV1, How Much Has Actually Changed?

December 7th, 2016 | by Steve Hanley

In December, 1996, General Motors began leasing its innovative EV1 to customers in California. The EV1 generated a great deal of interest in electric cars but there was a reason why it was only available in California. The California Air Resources Board had promulgated regulations requiring manufacturers to sell zero emission cars if they want to continue doing business in the state


Pre-History of EVs

June 15th, 2016 | by Jose Pontes

Editor’s Note: Per my request, José put together an article summary of initial Cleantech Revolution Tour presentation. It’s a fun dive [&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



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