Transportation

Charging Ahead in the Cloud

Dec 16th, 2015 | By Amy Leibrock

We’re charged up about Sustainable America’s latest investment. EV Connect, a 6-year-old company in El Segundo, Calif., is working to streamline the electric vehicle charging ecosystem for both drivers and property managers through a hardware-agnostic, cloud-based software system.
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How Much Can You Save with an Electric Vehicle?

Aug 8th, 2014 | By Amy Leibrock

If you know anything about electric vehicles, you probably know that they cost less to operate than gasoline-fueled cars. But the savings get harder to discern when you’re trying to figure out which car to buy. Will a used plug-in electric hybrid get better mileage than a new fuel-efficient gas-powered car? How do the electricity rates in your area affect the costs? A new tool called EV Explorer can answer those questions.
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Alt Fuels: One More Reason to Love Our National Parks

Aug 1st, 2014 | By Sepideh Saremi

The naturalist John Muir once wrote, “Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul alike.” That may explain why more than 270 million visitors flocked to U.S. National Parks in 2013. All those people mean plenty of cars, though, so the Department of Energy’s Clean Cities program is working to protect our parks from pollution by finding ways to support and promote clean and alternative fuel usage within their boundaries.
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The Ups and Downs of Charging an EV at the Airport

Jun 26th, 2014 | By Jeremy Kranowitz

The road to widespread electric vehicle adoption continues to be a bumpy one. One of the continuing problems is a relatively limited distance that can be driven between charges and the still-developing EV-charging infrastructure. As a new plug-in hybrid driver, one of the biggest challenges I’ve come across since I’ve started using our organization’s Ford C-Max Energy is charging it at the airport. Here's what I've found...
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Infographic: Top 10 States to Drive Electric

Jul 26th, 2013 | By Amy Leibrock

Determining how much money you can save by switching from a gas-powered vehicle to electric became a lot easier in June when the Department of Energy released it's new eGallon calculator. Find out which states' EV drivers save the most, and how you can lower your costs even further.
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New Work Perk: EV-Charging Stations

Jun 17th, 2013 | By Aubrey Yee

With electric vehicles becoming an increasingly popular way to save money on gasoline and promote sustainability, more employers are installing charging stations at the workplace.
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