Electric Cars vs Gasmobiles, Technically Speaking (VIDEO)

By Guest Contributor Considering the far-reaching cascade of change that is about to be unleashed on human society by the transition from the internal combustion engine to the electric motor, there’s a good case to be made that everyone should have at least a rudimentary understanding of how these two competing forms of propulsion work…

Darwin Could Be Site Of Australia’s First Battery “Gigafactory”

By Guest Contributor Darwin is set to play host to Australia’s very own – and mostly likely it’s first – solar powered battery “giga-factory,” after local renewables outfit Energy Renaissance said it had received support from the Northern Territory government for its proposed 1GWh lithium-ion battery manufacturing plant Darwin Could Be Site Of Australia’s First…

Solar Plants Are Cropping Up On Farms

By Guest Contributor If the United States wants to kick its coal habit, it will need to install a lot more solar power. That raises an important question: Where should all those panels reside? They could always go live on a farm upstate. Solar Plants Are Cropping Up On Farms was originally published on CleanTechnica….

The Economist Announces The Death Of The ICE (Finally)

By Matt Pressman The most recent cover story in The Economist announces, “The death of the internal combustion engine… it had a good run. But the end is in sight.” In a remarkable account, The Economist reports that the internal combustion engine’s “days are numbered. Rapid gains in battery technology favour electric motors instead. ……

Consumers Buy Performance, Convenience, & Status, Not Environmentalism

By Guest Contributor Walmart founder Sam Walton once said businesses should focus on what customers want and then deliver it. It may sound obvious, but when it comes to eco-friendly consumer goods, it’s taken marketers a while to figure it out. Consumers Buy Performance, Convenience, & Status, Not Environmentalism was originally published on CleanTechnica. To…

Volkswagen ID Buzz drive: electric VW bus offers unique EV concept

By [email protected] (John Voelcker) When you see a concept car drive onto the stage at an auto show, don’t be fooled into thinking it’s what you’ll drive out of the dealer a couple of years later. We got to drive the Volkswagen ID Buzz all-electric Microbus concept car Saturday for a couple of miles along…

Bolt EV vs BMW i3, Karma driven, RIP natural-gas cars, Tesla Model 3 secrets: The Week in Reverse

By [email protected] (John Voelcker) Which very noticeable plug-in car has been resurrected after five years—and what did we think of it on the road? What secrets does the Tesla Model 3 hold, and do those make it “Car 2.0” as some have suggested? This is our look back at the Week In Reverse—right here at…

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