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Mercedes Working on High Performance Electric Car

Posted by GetSolar Staff In Monday, June 13 2016 under: Electric Cars, Electric Vehicles

Mercedes-Benz is reportedly working on a line of advance concept electric vehicles (EV) using a common platform design for its next generation EV's that was revealed at a tech briefing at corporate headquarters in Stuttgart, Germany this week. The platform will be all wheel drive and have a low center of gravity, which should give the electric car outstanding handling performance.

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How Do High Oil Prices Impact Solar Power?

Posted by Adam Sewall In Friday, February 25 2011 under: Natural Gas, Chevy Volt, Nissan Leaf, oil, Libya, Solar PV Panels, Electric Vehicles

Solar panels can do a lot of things. They can significantly reduce -- and in some cases eliminate -- your monthly electricity bill, saving hundreds or even thousands of dollars a year. They can add real value to your home. They can reduce your reliance on dirty sources of energy, like coal. They can even make your home look pretty.

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Tesla Motors Goes Public, Has Strong First Trading Day

Shares of Tesla Motors Inc., an innovative electric-car maker, began trading today on the Nasdaq under the ticker symbol TSLA. At first glance, it may be surprising TSLA finished the day up some 40 percent: the Palo Atlo, California-based company has just one vehicle model currently in production; it has produced a net lost of $290.2 million since its founding in 2003; and there's no guarantee the firm will get out of the red until 2012.

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Electric Vehicle Pilot Program Coming to San Diego

San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) and the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) made a clear statement yesterday: as far as California goes, the electric vehicle (EV) is the future of the automotive industry. And in order to prepare for that not so distant future, the CPUC has approved a roughly two-year pilot project for SDG&E to conduct a pricing study on residential rates for plug-in EV charging.

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Concentrating Solar Gets $62M Backing From DOE

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) last week announced it would invest $62 million in concentrating solar power (CSP) technology.

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