Posts tagged: Nissan Leaf

Electric Vehicles to be 35% of Global New Car Sales by 2040

The electric vehicle revolution could turn out to be more dramatic than governments and oil companies have yet realized, according to new research. A new study by Bloomberg New Energy Finance suggests that further, big reductions in battery prices lie ahead, and that during the 2020s EVs will become a more economic option than gasoline […]

Electric-Car Drivers Trading Gas for Solar Power

By DEE-ANN DURBIN, AP Auto Writer     DETROIT (AP) — Owners of electric vehicles have already gone gas-free. Now, a growing number are powering their cars with sunlight. Solar panels installed on the roof of a home or garage can easily generate enough electricity to power an electric or plug-in gas-electric hybrid vehicle. The […]

Green Tech Trends to Look Out for in 2014

The New Year means that many of us will be making resolutions – plans to better ourselves, do something to better others or even do something to better the environment. We’ve only got one planet, and developing less harmful technology is going to be even more important in the future to ensure that our planet […]

Why Solar Panels on the Roof of an Electric Car May Not Be Pie in the Sky

Ever wondered why we can’t just stick solar panels on top of cars to fuel them even more cleanly and easily than today’s plug-in electric cars? Engineers have actually been working on this challenge for a number of years. The main speed bump has been that the solar panels sized for the top of a […]

Could Solar Cars Enter the Mainstream?

The concept of using solar power to fuel a car is nothing new, but at the moment most automakers view solar cars as little more than a novelty. The concepts which have come to fruition require the entire body of the car to be a massive solar panel, which can lead to quirky designs more […]