Ferrari’s New Hybrid Technology

Ferrari has filed a patent for hybrid technology, which will use a pair of electric motors and a pack of battery. It was Amedeo Felisa, Ferrari chief, who evoked cynical choler last month after reporting that the company has been working on hybrid technology for its V12 cars. The patented hybrid system will use two […] Read more

Will Solar Charged Driving Change the World?

Sometimes readers of SolarChargedDriving.Com e-mail us with pictures of their own personal solar-charged driving set-ups and, if we can, we try to persuade them to let us run their pictures so that everyone else can see them too. That’s the case with Linda Swyderski, who was inspired to e-mail us based on a blog entry […] Read more

Tesla Motors and SolarCity Team Up

When it comes to Tesla Motors, the sustainable ambit doesn’t stop at the exalted Roadster, one of the worlds’ finest electric powered sportscar. In fact, the celebrated automaker has now embarked on a differently ambitious route of ‘greenness’. This time a collaborative endeavor with solar panel leasing company SolarCity entails the creation of a packaged […] Read more

Celebrity Watch: Electric Vehicle Owners

As the electric car revolution moves along, those with the available cash are able to purchase these futuristic means of transportation. Since many electric cars are still quite expensive compared to the common internal combustion engine, only the few and the loaded are able to have one, for now. Here are some of the who’s […] Read more

Consumer Reports: People Want Fuel Efficient Vehicles

According to a Consumer Reports survey, 93 percent of respondents “support increased fuel efficiency.” People want greener cars as is evidenced by the fact that 77 percent are in favor of car manufacturers producing more fuel-efficient vehicles, and 80 percent agreeing with fuel economy standards requiring fleet averages to top 55 miles per gallon by […] Read more

The Fisker Atlantic Sedan

Nicknamed Project Nina, Fisker’s new sedan was announced the night before the 2012 New York International Auto Show opened. Leaked prototype drawings had audiences piqued and ready for the big unveil. What we saw was a smaller luxury sedan (sporting a mustache) with the features to fit the modern-day family. Designed as a plug-in hybrid, […] Read more

Walgreens Adds 13 More EV Charging Stations

Walgreens (NYSE:WAG) and Car Charging Group, Inc. are planning on expanding their EV charging station partnership. Both companies have agreed on installing 13 more EV charging stations at Walgreens locations in the Orlando and Tampa/St. Petersburg areas. In addition, the two companies have also stated they plan on rolling out more EV charging stations in […] Read more

The Jaguar F Type Hybrid

  The F-Type production car will look like the C-X16 concept that was revealed at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show. Automobile Mag reports that the hybrid F-Type is “going to be fabulous.” Jaguar worked to maintain a pure, disciplined design that fits in with the car’s sporting nature. It will be launch as a roadster, […] Read more

Mitsubishi’s M-tech Labo EV-Smart Grid Demo

The M-tech Labo is one of Japan’s four smart grid initiatives that aim to demonstrate how such systems can make a big difference in ensuring smooth and uninterrupted power supply. It will exhibit load shifting by being charged during the night when power demands are low and will store renewable energy in rechargeable batteries whose […] Read more

‘G-Electric’ Mercedes-Benz Now Available

Exhibiting the core essence of ‘boxy’ styling and body on frame construction, the Mercedes-Benz G-Class epitomizes robustness with its entire propensity. So, it really doesn’t come as a surprise that this boisterous vehicle is used in many parts of the world as a military carrier. However, some designers aren’t wholly satisfied with the automobile’s intrinsically […] Read more

FUTUREWATCH: Wireless Electric Vehicle Chargers

Electric vehicles are slowly catching up with the masses, but there’s still a long way to go before they can replace conventional cars. While EVs offer commuters a green solution to get around, a few kinks have prevented them from being truly viable. For instance, the lack of charging stations means that commuters aren’t able […] Read more

Delorean Electric: In Production

Now in production, the Delorean electric car made a surprise entry at the New York Auto Show this year. A lot has to be done within a period of one year, before it is ready for the market. The only technology the company can boast off currently is the converted DMC-12. For the version displayed […] Read more

In Focus: Sodium-Ion Batteries

Li ion batteries have changed and revolutionized the world with their efficiency and compactness. But, what if we told you that there were more efficient options that will be available by the end of 2012 or even before that? Aquion Energy of Pittsburgh is synthesizing sodium ion batteries, and the good news is that not […] Read more

The Problem with MIT’s “Future of the Electric Grid” Study

A recent study by MIT, entitled “The Future of the Electric Grid,” finds that “integrating more renewables into the US grid will be costly and have unintended consequences, including potential for increased carbon emissions.” We find that this study is highly problematic, for a number of important reasons. Before we get to our criticisms, here’s […] Read more