Fly, Fight & Win Includes Electric, Biodiesel & Ethanol

John Davis

My Air Force brethren are known for being able to fly, fight and win, and now, they’ll be doing it using electric vehicles, biodiesel and ethanol. This news release from the U.S Air Force says the Department of Defense’s first non-tactical vehicle fleet composed entirely of plug-in electric vehicles was unveiled at Los Angeles Air Force Base, California. The rollout …

Biodiesel, Electric Vehicles, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Government

ChargePoint Now Accepts PayPal

Joanna Schroeder

ChargePoint now accepts PayPal. PayPal has long supported electric vehicles (EVs) and has installed 34 ChargePoint ports at their San Jose, California, campus for employees and visitors. The company states by enabling people to pay for a charge using PayPal, they are giving their customers a faster and easier way to pay. ChargePoint stations are independently owned so businesses and …

Electric Vehicles

Panasonic to Install 68 EV Charging Stations

Joanna Schroeder

Panasonic is providing engineering, construction and procurement services to Powertree Services Inc. (Powertree) to build 68 electric vehicle charging stations at several multi-unit residential properties in San Francisco, California. The EV charging stations will be powered by solar energy a battery storage component. When complete the EV charging stations will have the ability to supply high power charging to vehicles, …

Electric Vehicles, Solar

BYD Motors Debuts Largest Battery Powered EV

Joanna Schroeder

The world has been introduced to the largest batter powered vehicle developed by BYD Motors. The company unveiled the double barreled EV bus during the 2014 American Public Transportation Association (APTA) Expo in Houston, Texas this week. During a ceremony, attendees were invited by VP Michael Austin to, “throw off the shackles of a single-fueled system – an electric platform …

Alternative Vehicles, Electric Vehicles

“PUMP” Coming to a Theater Near You

Joanna Schroeder

There is a new documentary coming to a theater near you: PUMP. The film tells the story of America’s addiction to oil. Stories told range from Standard Oil’s illegal tactics to the dominance of oil companies. The goal of the film is to explain why and how consumers can end Big Oil’s monopoly and “win choice at the pump”. According …

Biodiesel, biofuels, Education, Electric Vehicles, Ethanol, Oil, Video

Charged by Biodiesel, Electric Bike Sets Record

John Davis

The world’s fastest electric motorcycle gets its power from a biodiesel-fueled generator. This article from Torque News says Eva Hakansson made a 270 mph run at Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah in the KillaJoule electric streamliner motorcycle, making it the the fastest electric motorcycle in the world, and its pilot the fastest woman on a motorcycle. Making its runs and …

Biodiesel, Electric Vehicles

Volvo Releases All Electic Hybrid Bus

Joanna Schroeder

Volvo will be introducing its new 7900 Electric Hybrid during the International IAA Commercial Vehicles show in September 25-October 22 in Hannover. The EV bus is silent, cleaner and with significantly lower fuel consumption and Volvo has already signed contracts with several European cities for the first deliveries. “I am very proud to launch this ground-breaking bus system. Electric-hybrid buses …

Alternative Vehicles, Electric Vehicles

ChargePoint Shows Increase in Campus EV Charging

Joanna Schroeder

College and university students are back in school around the country and this fall, more students, professors and employees than ever before have access to electric vehicle (EV) charging stations. ChargePoint, an open EV charging network, has released new data showing an increase in on-campus EV charging. Today there are 1,134 charging spots at colleges and universities on the ChargePoint …

Alternative energy, Electric Vehicles

National EV Sales Exceed Quarter Million Mark

Joanna Schroeder

Electric vehicle (EVs) sales have reached the quarter-million mark in the U.S. this week, just ahead of the fourth annual National Drive Electric Week taking place September 15-21, 2014. “Clean energy prosperity is on the way and there’s no turning back,” said Sierra Club director Michael Brune. “National Drive Electric Week and the dramatic increase in the number of plug-in …

Alternative Vehicles, automotive, Electric Vehicles