Early adopters are consumers who aspire to own the newest gadget even if it means paying top price. When it came to a renewable energy plan for our home and automobiles, we were no exceptions.
California state Senate President Pro Tempore Kevin de Leon recently announced a new electric vehicle car-sharing grant for the City of Los Angeles that will make zero emission driving available to low-income residents.
This Monday, President Obama announced his administration's Clean Power Plan, a groundbreaking action in the fight against climate change. When enacted, it will reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 32% in 2030 from 2005 levels.
Companies at the forefront of their industries are able to anticipate and know what customers want before those customers may even be aware of how such breakthroughs would make their lives better.
Some things in this world happen slowly: water boiling, finding the bathroom at a concert, Mondays. But one thing that doesn't is innovation in the electric car industry; this happens fast.
To get more people driving EVs, we need to make them more well-known, affordable, and accessible.
The Apple car is coming. And by its code name, it is clear that Apple is aware of and prepared for an epic battle. It won't be easy, but if there is a company on earth that has skills, processes, and capital to disrupt the calcified juggernaut that is the auto industry, it is Apple.
As a proud born-and-bred Parisian, as an enthusiastic traveller, as someone who's been living abroad, I must confess that each time I go back home I'm shocked by some archaic features of the City of Lights.
This week Gov. Dannel Malloy of Connecticut wisely announced a new electric car rebate program that gives a more immediate discount than any other state has provided to date; you get the rebate right at the dealership, whether you're leasing or buying the car. In the car-selling world, they call that "cash on the hood of the car."
With the price of a gallon of regular gasoline at a five-year low, consumers thinking about going electric face a difficult financial choice.
Really big and disruptive changes are hard to imagine until they are upon us. But there are a few leading indicators that suggest that big changes are afoot in the world of transportation energy.
Last week was startling -- but confusing -- on the energy/water nexus innovation front.
Increasingly, small businesses are installing electric vehicle charging stations as a way to attract new and loyal customers.
State programs are important, but what can cities and towns do to accelerate a consumer switch to EVs?
After winning a landslide re-election as governor of California by a whopping 20 points, the 41-year old Brown set out to take down the president he'd beaten in a string of late presidential primaries in 1976.
People already driving electric cars have fallen in love, as shown by off-the-charts customer satisfaction ratings. But for the vast majority of Americans who aren't yet driving electric, how do we get them charged up?