Have you ever considered turning a gas-guzzler into an all-electric vehicle (EV)? How much do you know about EV conversion cost? Let's take a look at the basics and see if we can avoid some common pitfalls that come with the process. It's just sitting there. Collecting dust. Taking up space in your garage. You promised your wife you would either start working on it or get … [Read more...] about How Much Does an EV Conversion Cost?
Bentley celebrates its 100th anniversary this month, and it's been quite a century. From racing glory and "the world's fastest lorries" at LeMans to what amounted to a rebadged Rolls-Royce in the 1970s and on to a turbocharged renaissance in 1980s, Bentley has had its share of ups and downs. Through it all, however, the Flying B remained a symbol of conspicuous wealth-- but … [Read more...] about Bentley Celebrates 100 Years With an Electric Super Coupe
The French government this week moved to turn their stated goal of making the country carbon-neutral by 2050 into law, in a move that will uphold a planned ban on the sale of fossil fuel-powered cars after 2040. "We have target for carbon neutrality by 2050, and we need a credible trajectory towards that, which includes a ban on the sale of vehicles that consume fossil fuels … [Read more...] about French Gov’t Votes to Uphold 2040 Fossil Fuel Ban
[Originally published on CleanTechnica] Exponential electric vehicle adoption has been at play in Norway for several years. I remember attending AVERE's EVS27 in Barcelona back in late 2013 and the hottest news of previous months had been Norway achieving stunning EV market share milestones. That September and October, plug-in vehicles had risen to 7% and 8% market share! … [Read more...] about Plug-In Cars = 60% Of New Car Sales In Norway In September
For the third year in a row, CleanTechnica has published an in-depth report on electric car drivers in North America and Europe. For the cross-continental report, we surveyed over 2,000 electric car drivers. This year, we also surveyed over 1,000 people who don't yet have an electric car. You can read the executive summary below, get a free preview of the report here, or go … [Read more...] about The Newest EV Data: CleanTechnica’s 2018 EV Report is Now Available
In a true story ripped from the pages of The Onion, Royal Dutch Shell is bringing all the convenience of EV charging to the gasoline-buying public. The company is pilot testing a fleet of rolling gas stations that will deliver fuel to wherever your car is. The idea is to mod out a tanker truck with pumps, and bring it to convenient spots like restaurants and shopping malls -- … [Read more...] about EV Charging Vs. Rolling Gas Stations: Shell Spots An Opportunity
Is it the end of oil & gas as we know it? As BP and Shell invest heavily into battery and electric car charging businesses, are we entering a new age of electrification? Electric car batteries and charging stations might not be the first thing to come to mind when thinking of oil & gas companies. Yet this association to electric vehicle (EV) tech is growing … [Read more...] about What’s Driving Oil & Gas Companies Towards Electric Charging?
By Steve Hanley Two founders quit their day jobs in 2013 to build the world’s first four passenger electric sports car. “We want to be unequivocally the reference in the electric sports car market. We strive to push the limits and intend to offer the ultimate of what is possible,” says Mike Kakogiannakis, COO of Dubuc Motors*. He promises his company’s Tomahawk sports car will … [Read more...] about The Tomahawk Will Be World’s First Electric 4 Passenger Sports Car
Tesla, Inc. has published a new patent for identifying a presence of a short circuit in a battery pack. This fault-detection apparatus would accumulate data while a system is actively charging, monitor the results against anomalous conditions, and compare those conditions against a set of predetermined profiles that seem to produce internal shorts in one or more cells of the … [Read more...] about New Tesla Patent Will Identify Short Circuits in Battery Packs
In his Master Plan, Part Deux, Tesla CEO Elon Musk spoke about the company's goal to "develop a self-driving capability that is 10 X safer than manual via massive fleet learning." A key advantage that Tesla holds over its competitors in the race for autonomous driving vehicles is its ability to tap its nearly hundreds of thousands of vehicles for data through Autopilot. Musk … [Read more...] about Fleet Learning Capacity is the Key to Tesla’s Lead in the Self-Driving Race