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Aptera Electric Car Company Rises from Its Ashes: A Rescue by the Sleeping Dragon

May 22nd, 2012 | by Breath on the Wind

The phoenix and a dragon is a common motif on Chinese pottery, often used as wedding gifts. Aptera (a wingless bird) is an electric car company that ceased operations in December after many setbacks, but its ideas and assets have taken flight again, purchased by the Jonway Group, a Chinese company. This might be considered an auspicious omen.


Clean Transportation News

April 22nd, 2012 | by Zachary Shahan

  Aside from our 15 or so clean transportation stories from the past week, here are a few more from [&hellip


Tesla Talks Up the Model S (Video)

February 3rd, 2012 | by Charis Michelsen

Tesla has been playing the information game with its Model S sedan, showing its potential customers and fans just enough to keep them interested without pouring on too much detail at once


Tesla Model S Prices Out

December 22nd, 2011 | by Zachary Shahan

Yes, the moment many clean car lovers have been waiting for… Tesla has released prices for its new family car. [&hellip


Tesla Model S Sold Out (Sorry)

November 2nd, 2011 | by Zachary Shahan

Tesla is finally looking to turn a profit again, now that it has created a highly popular car NOT for [&hellip


Growing Pains for Electric Vehicle Manufacturers

October 25th, 2011 | by Silvio Marcacci

One estimate says more than 600,000 EVs could be on U.S. roads by 2014, but that’s a speck in the rear-view mirror compared to the 140 million passenger cars Americans already drive. And, high vehicle costs combined with range anxiety makes many consumers leery to get off gasoline. So is the EV industry accelerating or running out of juice? energyNOW! correspondent Lee Patrick Sullivan looked at the independent carmakers and big auto companies trying to charge up the transition to EVs and convince American drivers that going electric is really worth it


“Revenge of the Electric Car”… the Kings (a review)

October 23rd, 2011 | by Breath on the Wind

If Chris Paine's earlier movie, "Who Killed the Electric Car" was about people being deprived of their vehicles and used as pawns in a struggle between Government regulations and established business, then his latest film, "Revenge of the Electric Car" is about the Kings.


Panasonic Batteries + Tesla Model S Sedan = Still Awesome?

October 12th, 2011 | by Charis Michelsen

Tesla’s Roadster is one of the sexiest electric cars on the road, and their new sedan looks pretty sweet, too. Not only does it seat up to 7, there’s also a performance model available (0-60 in 4.5 seconds!). Helping keep costs down so more of us can ride in this sweet silent sedan is Panasonic, providing the lithium-ion battery cells


Unlimited Range EV? Power from Tires!

August 27th, 2011 | by Breath on the Wind

Tesla planned wireless energy transfer. Now researchers are working to develop a system of wireless energy transfer that uses tires as a receiver.


Car 2.0 Overview

April 18th, 2011 | by Adam Hurwitz

Even though automotive executives initially deemed Better Place’s all-electric solution as “nothing more than a thought experiment,” Shai Agassi started by redesigning the all-electric vehicle or EV to prove them wrong and make it as good as any gasoline car today. This was done by developing a convenient system (because it is unacceptable to drive your car for an hour and charge for eight) that's more affordable (not a forty thousand dollar sedan that would be impossible to finance today). This system uses technology that is feasible with current technology and economics. It is readily available to be scaled to mass in order for 99% of the population to drive it



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