Monthly archive - March 2012

Electric vehicles lead pack in greening corporate fleets

Electric vehicles lead pack in greening corporate fleets

By Amy Westervelt

In the increasingly competitive race to create the greenest fleet in North America, Frito-Lay took another small step forward this week, adding five all-electric delivery vehicles to its Northern California routes. Since 2010, Frito-Lay has put 176 electric delivery trucks on the road in North America.

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Toyota and BMW team up on electric car battery research

Toyota and BMW team up on electric car battery research

By Gareth Halfacree

BMW has signed a deal with Toyota to research next-generation battery technologies.

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Will Electric Vehicle Charging Stations Give Businesses a Jolt?

Will Electric Vehicle Charging Stations Give Businesses a Jolt?

By Brent Ainsworth

Donn Davey bought his electric vehicle a year ago and loves passing gas stations as the prices creep up to $4.20, $4.30, $4.40 per gallon and beyond. His plug-in Nissan Leaf hums past those pumps and gets re-energized at home or at charging stations.

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Absolute Black’ Solar Panels Absorb Almost All Sunlight

Absolute Black’ Solar Panels Absorb Almost All Sunlight

By Ned Potter
 

Solar power is one of those technologies that have been promised to be just a few years from profitability for 30 years. Solar panels are an environmentalist’s dream — limitless electricity from the sun with no air pollution or carbon dioxide emissions — but they’ve had a hard time competing with coal, natural gas, oil and other sources of energy.

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