Electric Vehicles Can Charge from Solar Power

Electric Vehicles Can Charge from Solar Power

Owners of solar arrays can now combine smart EV charging with their solar generation to maximize their renewable energy self-consumption and increase energy savings.

 New charger powers electric vehicles 5 times faster

New charger powers electric vehicles 5 times faster

More than 80 percent of residential customers have electrical panels near where they park an EV.

Do you live in an energy efficient state? (infographic)

Do you live in an energy efficient state? (infographic)

The average American consumer spends nearly $2,000 a year on energy bills, and about half of that pays just for heating and cooling.

 All electric Tesla Model S P85D is the best vehicle tested – ever

All electric Tesla Model S P85D is the best vehicle tested – ever

Driving an electric vehicle doesn't have to mean compromising on performance, at least with the Tesla Model S P85D version.

High power electric vehicle charger designed for home and workplace

High power electric vehicle charger designed for home and workplace

A new electric vehicle charging station designed to be easier to install and charge vehicles faster has hit the market.

Charge electric vehicles with home solar power bundle

Charge electric vehicles with home solar power bundle

Electric vehicle drivers can take advantage of a bundled solar power system and smart grid electric charging station.

Solar powered hybrid to cut the cord to the outlet and the pump

Solar powered hybrid to cut the cord to the outlet and the pump

Instead of plugging into a wall outlet and using electricity made with fossil fuels, Ford’s C-MAX Solar Energi Concept recharges using solar cells on the vehicle’s roof. The C-MAX Solar Energi Concept uses a special concentrator that acts like a...

Florida city adds public electric vehicle charging station

The City of Coconut Creek, Fla., has added EV charging services in the parking lot of the city's new Public Works Administration building. The picturesque City of Coconut Creek is nestled between Miami-Dade and Palm Beach Counties in South Florida...

Builders adding electric charging stations to homes

Builders adding electric charging stations to homes

As plug-in electric cars become more common on the nation's highways, builders and cities are taking notice. In Palo Alto, Calif., the city council voted to add a requirement for new homes to include wiring for a 240-volt, level two...

10 reasons why buying a hybrid car is a good idea

With charging stations for electric vehicles popping up much more frequently as initiatives to switch to greener forms of energy, the market for hybrid electric vehicles is also growing. They're also more attractive options for consumers who are concerned about...

Demonstration homes pair solar power and electric vehicles

Demonstration homes pair solar power and electric vehicles

As the popularity of plug-in electric vehicles continues to grow, home builders are partnering with automakers to show how vehicles can integrate with a solar-powered house. KB Homes is collaborating with Ford to pair the Ford C-MAX Energi and other...

Jay Leno's garage gets energy-efficient LED lighting (Video)

Comedian Jay Leno’s famous collector car garage is now lighted by energy-efficient LEDsTitan LED, a leading US-based manufacturer, replaced replaced the conventional 40-watt fluorescent tubes in Jay Leno’s garage with its 15-watt 4-foot LED tubes, which use 300 SMD LEDs...

Google autonomous cars get green light in California

At Google's Mountain View, Calif., headquarters Tuesday, California Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation that allows driverless cars to operate on the state's roads, according to Information Week. Google is perhaps the highest profile company working on cars that drive themselves, but many of the major automakers and U.S.

Gas conference accelerates interest in natural-gas-powered vehicles

The dramatic cost savings realized by fueling cars and trucks with natural gas instead of gasoline or diesel was on display today as Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) hosted a Light-Duty Natural Gas Vehicle Conference at the company's Energy Resource...

Park Resorts launches its first eco-friendly RV

UK-based Park Resorts has teamed up with ABI to launch their first ever environmentally friendly recreational vehicle. The ABI Pure comes with added insulation in the walls, roof and floor to reduce energy loss. In addition, the eco RV offers...

Getting off the grid in Texas

Some people want to build green for the environment. Others build green for the green. Bulverde, Texas residents Larry and Debbie Fulton fall into the second category.

Electric vehicle buyers have another home charging option

Electric vehicle buyers have another home charging option

Owners of electric vehicles – including the new Ford Focus Electric – will soon be able to buy a home charging station at their local Best Buy. Ford announced this week that it is working with Best Buy to offer...

First consumer takes delivery of all-electric Nissan LEAF

First consumer takes delivery of all-electric Nissan LEAF

The first Nissan LEAF plug-in electric vehicle was delivered Saturday to a customer in California, who will install a charging station in his home. Olivier Chalouhi, a San Francisco Bay area resident and the first person in the United States...

Honda enters plug-in EV market

Honda enters plug-in EV market

Honda unveiled the new Fit EV Concept electric vehicle at the Los Angeles Auto Show this week. The concept vehicle is a strong hint at the all-electric production vehicle expected to hit the market in 2012.

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