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Solar Panels on Vehicle Roofs – Gimmick or Gift from God? Over 50 years ago, early computers were as big as a house. Not very practical. Since then, the world has been revolutionized by desktops, laptops and handhelds. In 1903, the Wright Brothers made their first powered flight which lasted all of 12 seconds and covered only 120 feet. The skeptics were laughing, but the rest is history. Today we have state of the art air travel, and we depend on it. Likewise, solar panels on vehicle roofs may not seem worthwhile, but that conclusion would be based on a limited perception of what is possible. The convergence of broad, cutting edge technology is destined to put solar powered vehicles on the energy timeline. The birth of the first solar panel on a mainstream production vehicle will be the next generation Toyota Prius due out next Spring. Nissan, VW and several other carmaker...

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15 Electric Cars Hitting The Market In 2015

15 Electric Cars Hitting The Market In 2015

gas2.org 31 Dec '14, 4pm

, BMW is continuing the electrification of its entire lineup. It recently announced a plug-in hybrid version of the BMW 3 ...

Free Nissan LEAF Leases Aim To Win Over Skeptics

Free Nissan LEAF Leases Aim To Win Over Skeptics

gas2.org 31 Dec '14, 6pm

There are a lot of people interested in EVs, but many who don’t think their lifestyle will fit with the limited ranged off...

BMW i9 Rendering Is A Bit Ahead Of Itself

BMW i9 Rendering Is A Bit Ahead Of Itself

gas2.org 02 Jan '15, 4pm

This super-futuristic rendering looks like it might come a far-flung future, but the BMW i9 we’re more likely to get will ...

By 2017, Less Than Half Of New Cars Will Use “Simple” Gas Engines

By 2017, Less Than Half Of New Cars Will Use “S...

gas2.org 31 Dec '14, 12pm

Now, hang on, all you EV advocates. This does not mean there will be an explosion of electric vehicles by then. What it do...

More EV Charging Stations Coming To Germany

More EV Charging Stations Coming To Germany

gas2.org 30 Dec '14, 11pm

Part of the problem is a relatively low number of available charging stations; there are only 100 fast-charging DC station...

Bridging the gap between green heads and gear h...

gas2.org 03 Jan '15, 5pm

I am confused. This is a joke right? Why are you all taking it seriously. This is a tongue and cheek article. There are ma...

Tesla Roadster 3.0 Upgrade Details Emerge

Tesla Roadster 3.0 Upgrade Details Emerge

gas2.org 30 Dec '14, 12pm

The package will be available to customers in the Spring of 2015, after safety tests of the new battery are completed. No ...

Lexus Next In Line For Toyota’s Hydrogen Drivetrain

Lexus Next In Line For Toyota’s Hydrogen Drivet...

gas2.org 29 Dec '14, 5pm

Pricing is likely to be north of the $120,000 LS 600h, and Toyota is projecting that by 2020 the market for hydrogen fuel ...

New Toyota Mirai Video Is Inaccurate

gas2.org 29 Dec '14, 3pm

Statistics can land a person in trouble pretty fast. The old adage that “Figures lie and liars figure” is often true, espe...

Warm-Up Lap: Tesla Model S P85D Dominates Dyno

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gas2.org 29 Dec '14, 12pm

In the original Model S P85+, power was set to 415 ponies from a single electric motor. With two electric motors to play w...

1 Billion Kilometers Served via @gas2

gas2.org 28 Dec '14, 2am

According to Tesla, the result of all this electric driving is an estimated 100 million liters of unburnt fuel, nevermind ...

Musk Tweet Confirms 400 Mile Tesla Roadster Upgrade

Musk Tweet Confirms 400 Mile Tesla Roadster Upg...

gas2.org 26 Dec '14, 5pm

With a 400 mile battery though, that all changes, as Tesla will be the first to offer that much driving range in a product...

Belgium Factory Workers Beg For Tesla Takeover

Belgium Factory Workers Beg For Tesla Takeover

gas2.org 26 Dec '14, 2pm

Being an engineer designs a car an enthusiast for years, I am Following the development of the Tesla products from the ear...

Tesla Supercharger Overtakes CHAdeMO

Tesla Supercharger Overtakes CHAdeMO

gas2.org 27 Dec '14, 3pm

As of December 17, there are more Tesla Supercharger charging points in the US than CHAdeMO, says InsideEVs . While Tesla ...

Former GM CEO Talks Up Tesla, Musk

Former GM CEO Talks Up Tesla, Musk

gas2.org 24 Dec '14, 5pm

Does that mean Tesla’s reign on top may be short lasting once other automakers catch up? Perhaps, though it’s just as like...