Posts by Mark Kane

Industrial Electric Vehicle Parks The New Craze In China

Guangzhou Automobile Group (GAC Group) has announced a huge new industrial park to be built in Guangzhou’s Panyu district in China’s southern Guangdong province. GAC Group (the parent company of GAC Motor) intends to invest a stunning $6.5 billion. Recently, BYD also announced plan of an industrial park in Yinchuan, capital of…

18 hours ago by Mark Kane 2

Swiss-Made Elextra EV Appears As Nio EP9 Rival

Meet ELEXTRA, the apparent latest contender for the quickest road-legal electric car – designed in Switzerland, and to be build in Germany as competitor to Nio EP9 and Porsche Mission E. The concept, shown in these four first images, promises great performances: 0-100 km/h (62 mph) in 2.3 seconds using double motor…

24 hours ago by Mark Kane 6

Massive Agricultural Company Teams With Tesla To Reduce Energy Costs

Limoneira, a 124-year-old international agribusiness headquartered in Santa Paula, California, which owns over 11,000 acres of rich agricultural lands, real estate properties, and water rights in California, Arizona and Chile, intends to expand its solar installations with Tesla. Currently, the company has 6 solar installations totaling 4.2M kWh annually. The…

2 days ago by Mark Kane 7

Atlanta Airport Installs 102 TurboDock EV Charging Stations

The Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) has made its bid to be considered one of the greenest airports in the world (if that could be a thing) with the installation of 102 charging stations. The Charging stations will be located in several parking structures along the ATL airport perimeter. ATL…

3 days ago by Mark Kane 39

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Consumer Reports Runs The Numbers On Tesla’s Solar Roof

Consumer Reports, which six months ago was skeptical about the viability of Tesla’s Solar Roof product, has once again “done the math” using newly announced pricing estimations. According to CR, it’s not easy to weigh value of the offer, as company’s online calculator “relies upon some important assumptions and predictions that delve…

3 days ago by Mark Kane 40

LeEco’s Founder Jia Yueting Steps Back From Struggling Business. Faraday Future’s Future Unclear (update)

LeEco, the Chinese parent company of Faraday Future, is currently undergoing a massive restructuring, and now an executive reshuffle after earlier bold plans turned out to be well under-capitalized, causing a cash-crunch at the company. LeEco’s founder Jia Yueting is being replaced as general manager of Leshi Internet Information & Technology Corp…

4 days ago by Mark Kane 28

First Opel Ampera-E Deliveries Get Underway In Norway

Opel has officially delivered the first three Ampera-e all-electric cars in Norway on the occasion of Norwegian Constitution Day.  Perhaps not surprisingly, and with the Holiday in mind,  the EVs were in the three national colors – red, white and blue. Norwegian customers are now awaiting the further arrival of…

4 days ago by Mark Kane 32

Proterra Adds New Cold Weather Packages For Electric Buses

Proterra, an innovative US electric bus manufacturer, seems to now be maturing – and with that, refining its product.   An example of this is the addition of a new “Proterra Diagnostic Tool” and “Proterra Cold Weather Package” option. After selling more than 400 vehicles (delivered and ordered), Proterra’s buses…

4 days ago by Mark Kane 9