Green Transportation

The latest and greatest on the many ways to move around, from electric cars and hybrid vehicles to commuter and electric bikes.

Electric Trucks and Buses Plug in for Power

By Lydia Noyes

Market growth of heavy-duty electric vehicles is expected to be rapid as charging infrastructure improves nationwide.


Solar Electric VW Bus: Phase 2

By Brett Belan, Apparent Energy

We put in a new Lithium battery pack and are building another solar array for phase 2 of our solar elctric vw bus.


Pair a Tesla with Solar Panels to Shrink Your Carbon Footprint

By Vikram Aggarwal, EnergySage

By pairing your Tesla or other electric vehicle with solar panels, you can minimize one of the biggest contributors to your carbon footprint.


Transportation and Traveling While Living Off-Grid

By Aur Beck, Advanced Energy Solutions Group

Transportation: walking, horse, bicycle, hitch hiking, carpooling.


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The PV EV RV: A Mechanical-Engineering Question for Solar-Electric Vehicles

By Brett Belan, Apparent Energy

With the advent of thin, semi-flexible solar panels weighing in at just 6 pounds per 150 watts, the weight limitation of solar panels on vehicles has been lifted. On my Electric VW Bus, allows for 100 miles of range in 5 hours of direct solar exposure. Here is more on my off grid mobile tiny home with all the electricity you need to heat, cool, light, and then drive — a PV EV RV!


Walking Picks Up Speed for Exercise and Transportation: 20 Tools and Signs of Progress

By Jay Walljasper

Following Surgeon General’s prescription, Americans discover that a simple stroll is good for health, happiness, and social harmony. Millions of Americans are now discovering that walking is good for our health, our social lives, our communities, our economic prospects and our overall happiness. Here are some of the recent signs.


Solar Power Meets Electric Vehicle Atop a VW Microbus

By Brett Belan, Apparent Energy

I always wanted an electric vehicle. My first rendition put 1,200 watts on top of the vehicle. I realized that if I built a highway-legal vehicle with a good amount of solar on top, I would really have something valuable. I had no idea.


New York’s Hudson Valley Revs Up for Electric Vehicles with New Campaign

By Seth Leitman

The first electric vehicle (EV) consumer education program in the Hudson Valley goes live this fall. For the growing population of consumers who are curious about EVs and want to learn more, Drive Electric Hudson Valley will provide consumer workshops, informational materials, and test drive opportunities throughout the fall