Everything You Need to Know About Tesla's New Household Batteries

Tesla unveiled a new product line at its design studio in LA tonight. It’s called Tesla Energy and it’s a suite of batteries for homes and for businesses. The existence of the batteries has been one of the worst kept secrets of all time. But we are here at the announcement event and finally have some details. And… » 5/01/15 12:20am 5/01/15 12:20am

This Inflatable Aircraft Carrier Houses a Solar-Powered Wonder Plane

When you're flying around the world in a lightweight solar-powered plane with a wingspan larger than most commercial airliners, you need to guarantee you've always got a safe place to store it on the ground. So the support team behind the Solar Impulse, the world's first globe circumnavigating solar-powered aircraft,… » 6/05/13 2:08pm 6/05/13 2:08pm

Dyson Developing Electric Car, Will Probably Suck

James Dyson, the man behind the Dyson line of high-end vacuums, is diving into the world of alternative energy vehicles with the development of a solar-powered car. Employing roof-mounted solar panels, or, alternately, panels mounted on the roof of a garage, the motor on the solar-powered vehicle will take its nod… » 6/23/08 1:40pm 6/23/08 1:40pm

Another Show, Another Mitsubishi i MiEV Electric

The electric Mitsubishi electric i MIEV continues to evolve and this year it is no different at the New York Auto Show. The i MIEV has made some changes since our last visit with the concept. Now MIEV means Mitsubishi Innovative Electric Vehicle, rather than Mitsubishi In-Wheel Electric Vehicle. This concept has a 16… » 3/20/08 10:49am 3/20/08 10:49am

Solar Panels Coming Soon To An Auto Parts Store Near You

It's not often you hear about Wyoming around these parts, but a company from the Cowboy State is looking to make solar panels the next hip and useful car accessory. The company is developing solar cells a couple inches thick and as big as three feet by four feet to be mounted atop your vehicle to supply power to a… » 2/21/08 12:40pm 2/21/08 12:40pm

20th Anniversary World Solar Challenge Begins

38 Solar powered cars departed Darwin yesterday, bound for Adelaide, 3000kms away. This year, the solar cars are accompanied on their journey across Australia by 19 energy-efficient vehicles showcasing technology inspired by the Solar World Challenge. The event, which takes place every two years, helps push forward… » 10/22/07 2:45pm 10/22/07 2:45pm

Perspective Shift: Greener Cars From Treehugger

This week at Treehugger: The Toyota Ractis, a really cool small Japanese car that we don't (but should) get in North-America. More information about the 2007 Toyota Camry (including the hybrid version): Unofficial specifications along with a couple of studio photos, and a bunch of photos of the exterior and interior… » 12/14/05 11:51am 12/14/05 11:51am