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Affordable Tech Marvels Dominate Greenest Vehicles List

For those who like clean vehicles with state-of-the-art technology, or simply want to reduce their environmental footprint, today’s market has good news. A variety of affordable, efficient, tech-smart cars and trucks are now on the market, giving American consumers plenty of options for buying a greener vehicle. At, the American Council for an Energy-Efficient […]

Chrysler Pacifica PHEV

First Affordable Electric Car for Families

By David Roberts

The quiet thrill of driving electric is reaching new territory this year with the arrival of the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid. This is a seven passenger minivan that goes 33 miles on the battery and up to 570 miles on a full battery and a tank of […]

State Electric Car Incentives – Coming to Vermont Soon?

By David Roberts

Plug-in electric vehicles (EVs) are much more efficient than gasoline and diesel-powered vehicles and can be powered by renewably generated electricity. EVs can help clean up transportation, one of our dirtiest energy sectors, and help save money on gasoline and maintenance costs for owners. A range of state policies and incentives supporting […]

Are EVs and Solar Threats or Saviors to Utilities?

By Randy Bryan

Electric utilities have resisted renewable power (solar) growth in various ways over the years. Many utilities have seen solar installations as a threat to their legacy business model (monopoly-regulated-safe central supply to secure growing customer base). Solar has been a distributed ad hoc supply source, bleeding demand away from the central generating […]

Tesla Keeps On Truckin’

Tesla Roadster 2.0. Tesla image.

By George Harvey

Readers of Green Energy Times will probably recall an article that appeared on the front page of the October issue, “New Tesla Semi-Truck” ( We had expected to go to press with an article on the new Tesla truck, which was scheduled to be […]

“Contemporary Automotive” Relocates To

Groundbreaking, Solar-Powered Facility in Milford, NH

Front view of Contemporary Automotive’s new eco-friendly designed dealership in Milford, NH makes use of energy efficient LED lighting throughout the facility. Courtesy photo

By Chris Gillespie

For the team at Contemporary Automotive in Milford, NH, relocating provided a chance to improve the dealership’s visibility […]

The Outlander Plug-in Hybrid Arrives and State Electric Car Sales

By David Roberts

The lack of affordable all-wheel drive and sport utility vehicle (SUV) models has challenged growth of the plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) market. This is especially true in New England and across northeastern states where snowy winter conditions and rural gravel roads present many new vehicle shoppers with a quandary – reduce their […]

Conversion of Combustion Engines to Hybrid/Plug-ins

Yale University Shuttle courtesy of XL Hybrids.

By Randy Bryan

Just recently, major companies, cities, and countries have committed to 100% electric vehicles within a couple decades. However, there are more than 100M light-medium duty vehicles on U.S. roads and just 3% have any form of electric drive (2% hybrid, 1% plug-in), and those […]

Tesla Superchargers Available in New York’s Hudson Valley

John Cole, owner of Cole’s Collision Center speaks to the attendees at the ribbon cutting ceremony in celebrations of the installation of 20 TESLA Supercharger stations at the Crossgates Mall in Guilderland, NY.

By Joanne Coons

Five is nice but twenty is glorious!!!! That is the number of TESLA Supercharger stations that […]

Tesla – in South Australia

Elon Musk at the South Australian battery event.Image taken from a Tesla video.

Green Energy Times

On September 28, 2016, the state of South Australia experienced a violent storm that tore down important transmission lines. A series of faults over the course of less than three minutes blacked out the entire state […]