Oh, what a year it's been for electric vehicles (EVs) and plug-in hybrids (PHEVs)! I can hardly wait to see what 2010 has in store. But first, in the tradition of end-of-year countdowns, here are my picks for the top 10 developments -- good or bad -- in pluggable transportation in 2009, listed from least to most important. Do you think I got it right, or would your list be different?
A few of our Plug In America team recently met with Robbie Diamond, CEO of the Washington DC-based Electrification Coalition. This group is relatively new and known for two things so far. The Coalition is led by a hefty advisory board of "who's who" in the business world including Frederick Smith, Chairman and CEO of Fedex Corporation, and Peter Darbee of PG&E.
Today as my postal carrier's rumbling old van heaved to a stop and planted itself in front of my mailbox while delivering Christmas card cheer, I could not help but imagine how much more pleasant it might
Dell headquarters in Round Rock, Tex. recently completed installation of 130 kW of solar panels in its parking lot that will generate clean power while shading roughly 50 parking spaces, JetsonGreen reported recently. They also installed two Coulumb charging stations for plug-in electric vehicles.
The San Francisco Whole Foods Market on California Street has made
The plug-in electric vehicle announcements are flying fast and frequently. As always, it's an educated guessing game to figure out which will make it to the finish line -- and when. Here's a potpourri of interesting news, rated in order from "real" to "wish I knew".
The California Air Resources Board (CARB) met on Thursday to discuss the Zero Emission Vehicle regulation and the revisions staff was tasked with exploring for 2015 and beyond. Plug In America President Dan Davids offered testimony applauding CARB's achievements, but faulted the agency for skewed priorities and reliance on unreliable information and projections.