Electric Vehicle

Sustainable Georgia: Driving with the Sun

Reprinted from Georgia Trend
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By: Ben Young

I was thrilled to see one of my great sci-fi dreams come true in West Point when Georgia unveiled its first solar-powered electric vehicle (EV) charging station. We’ve been rewarded by the convergence of public, private, local and global efforts.

Brightening Our Corner - Fall 2015

Ray C. Anderson Foundation
Newsletter

Biomimicry Global Design Challenge 2015 Names Finalists. New Challenge Opens
Hundreds of innovators from around the world engaged in the 2015 Biomimicry Global Design Challenge (BGDC) to improve our global food system by looking to nature for design solutions. Eight finalist team were announced September 30 before traveling to Austin, TX for a special Biomimicry Conference at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center on October 4.

Chevrolet Bolt EV To Be Developed Through Strategic Partnership Between GM and LG

Engineers from GM and LG Electronics Partner on Critical Components
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DETROIT, Oct. 20, 2015 /3BL Media/ — General Motors set aside traditional vehicle development in selecting LG Electronics as its partner in developing the next generation Chevrolet Bolt EV (electric vehicle), which can travel more than 200 miles on a single electric charge.

What’s Next? GM Predicts Jobs of the Future

Top 10 jobs of the future that will drive exciting technologies
Press Release

DETROIT, May 6, 2015 /3BL Media/ – As smartphones get more sophisticated, watches connect us to the world and our homes grow more automated, cars will advance in ways customers cannot imagine. Already, people are developing and bringing products to the mainstream that we don’t even know we want.

What will be the jobs that bring the technology that improves our lives to market?

Chevrolet Announces 2016 Volt Pricing

Next Gen delivers more technology at new price as low as $26,495
Press Release

DETROIT, May 4, 2015 /3BL Media/ – The Chevrolet Volt is poised to continue to bring new owners to the electric plug-in family. Pricing will be as low as $26,495 after the full federal tax credit of $7,500. (Federal tax credit can range from $0 up to $7,500.) In California, the vehicle’s largest market, residents of the state will be able to purchase the all-new Volt for as low as $24,995 after state and federal incentives.  

The Sustainability Impacts of Fuel: Understanding the Impacts of Transportation Fuel for Trucking in North America

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A new report from BSR's Future of Fuels incorporates hundreds of comments and discussions from several forums to present a roadmap on how to transition to low-carbon, sustainable fuels—of crucial importance to addressing the urgent challenge of a changing climate.

2015 Fiat 500e Arrives in Oregon

Summary: 
  • 2015 Fiat 500e models are now available at studios in California and Oregon 
  • Fiat 500e lease available for $199 a month for 36 months with $999 due at signing 
  • Fiat 500e recently named “Top Electric Vehicle” at the Northwest Automotive Press Association’s annual Drive Revolution event 
  • 2015 Fiat 500e features two new exterior colors and a redesigned center console 
  • All-electric Fiat 500e delivers a best-in-class 108 highway MPGe rating and class-leading 87 miles of combined city/highway driving range, with city driving range typically greater than 100 miles
Press Release
  • 2015 Fiat 500e models are now available at studios in California and Oregon 
  • Fiat 500e lease available for $199 a month for 36 months with $999 due at signing 
  • Fiat 500e recently named “Top Electric Vehicle” at the Northwest Automotive Press Association’s annual Drive Revolution event 
  • 2015 Fiat 500e features two new exterior colors and a redesigned center console 
  • All-electric Fiat 500e delivers a best-in-class 108 highway MPGe rating and class-leading 87 miles of combined city/highway driving range, with city driving range typically greater than 100 miles

Electric Vehicle Charging Sparks Cisco Employees to Reduce Carbon Footprint

by Austin Belisle
Blog

James Lynch’s Nissan Leaf bolts down a shady street in San Jose, California, hardly making a noise as it zips between lanes at 40 miles per hour. With the quick flick of the transmission and a forceful press of a foot, the powder-blue car jumps ahead on the smooth pavement with the force of a small sports car. This isn’t a Mustang, though.

GM Surpasses 400 EV Charge Stations at U.S. Facilities

Automaker has nearly 160 stations located at various manufacturing facilities
Press Release

INDIANAPOLIS, IN, May 21, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Based on growing employee demand, General Motors today announced that it has installed 401 electric vehicle charging stations at its U.S. production and business facilities. More than 20 percent of the stations use electricity generated from solar canopies to help charge employee vehicles.

Honda Unveils Smart Home US for Zero Carbon Living and Mobility

Honda's ultra-efficient, carbon neutral smart home is capable of producing more energy on-site from renewable sources than it consumes annually—and it comes with a specially modified Honda Fit electric vehicle
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Though the first official assessment that climate change was caused by human activity came in 1988, with NASA scientist James Hansen's famous testimony to the U.S. Congress, the "carbon neutral" concept, which refers to achieving net zero carbon emissions, is a relatively new one. The non-profit Climate Neutral Network, which developed the Climate Neutral Certification, was incorporated in 1999; the first company to receive certification was the California-based nutrition supplement producer Shaklee Corporation, in 2000.

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