Electric (EVs)

Is Electric Vehicle Battery Improvement the Only Pursuit? 1

Thanks to Tesla’s meteoric rise in public consciousness, many of us have become enamored with the surging electric vehicle industry. But where is this endeavor really taking us? With much of the industry’s energy being spent on tackling the primary criticism, electric vehicle battery limitations, it’s worth exploring some possible ramifications surrounding this effort. There have […]

Alternative Fuel for Cars: an Ocean of Fuel?

Ever on the lookout for technological innovations that might lead to the next generation of cars, I’ve come across an extremely interesting possible alternative fuel for cars implanted in a vehicle dubbed the e-Sportlimousine by Liechtenstein-based startup, Qant. The name is misleading because this concept vehicle is anything but a limousine. Using an energy source […]

EV Charging in Historic Coastal Virginia

Coastal Virginia (known locally as Hampton Roads), is comprised of five counties and nine independent cities from Virginia Beach to Williamsburg. The area is home to about 1.7 million residents and covers approximately 530 square miles. It is most notable for its 400 year history including the first successful English settlement at Jamestown and the birth […]

Two EVs: Environment Virginia and Electric Vehicles

Environment Virginia was nice enough to invite me to contribute to their press event yesterday where they unveiled their report, “Driving Cleaner: More Electric Vehicles Mean Less Pollution.” Sarah Bucci, Environment Virginia’s Campaign Director, coordinated the event with contribution also from Michael Phillips, Program Coordinator for Virginia Clean Cities. The event was held at Solar […]

Regulations at all Levels Still Inhibit EV Adoption 2

In reading through Richmond, Virginia’s REVi Readiness Plan of March 2013, some interesting inhibitors to wide-spread adoption of electric vehicle (EV) are highlighted. The Richmond Electric Vehicle Initiative (REVi) Readiness Plan is a joint effort between the City of Richmond and its surrounding communities, the Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals, and Energy, Virginia Clean Cities, […]

Living with a Nissan Leaf in Coastal Virginia 2

For those who don’t know, NextGenCar.com is based out of Poquoson, Virginia; the smallest city within what is now being dubbed as Coastal Virginia (a.k.a. Hampton Roads). Here is not exactly a hot bed of electric vehicle (EV) activity though there is a very small EV manufacturer based in the area, which I’ll highlight at […]