Category: EV Star of the Week

The Electric Streetcar

The modern electric streetcar is the star of the week. Modern streetcars improve the quality of life for urban dwellers. Across America, demand is increasing for modern efficient electric streetcars. Two major trends are behind the change: Peak oil is causing greater urbanization and significantly increasing the demand for public transit. City officials are increasingly Read More …

Dr. Alan Gotcher

Xtreme Power / Duke Energy, Notrees Energy Storage Project Photo courtesy of Messe Dusseldorf North America Dr. Alan Gotcher Dr. Alan Gotcher is the star of the week.  He is the CEO of Xtreme Power (power management and energy storage solutions).  Xtreme Power and partner, Duke Energy, were recently honored as the winners of the Read More …

Anand Chandrasekher

Qualcomm Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer Anand Chandrasekher is the star of the week. Mr. Chandrasekher arranged an agreement between Qualcomm and FIA Formula E to showcase Qualcomm’s wireless charging technology (Halo) in FIA Formula E racing (electric car racing). FIA Formula E will commence racing in September 2014.  The competitions will take Read More …

Lee Broughton

Lee Broughton, head of sustainability at Enterprise Rent-A-Car, is the star of the week. Mr. Broughton is the key liaison for Enterprise, the largest US rental car company, in regards to electric vehicle schemes across the nation.  Drive Electric Orlando recently organized with Enterprise an electric car rental offering for Orlando.  Orlando is an ideal Read More …

David Danielson

Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy David Danielson is the star of the week. He is leading an effort by the US Department of Energy (DOE) to tap the tremendous electric energy potential from waves and tides off US coasts. Mr. Danielson stated in a recent DOE news release: “The Department’s latest nationwide wave Read More …

Richard Eccles

Richard Eccles is the star of the week.  He is the director of network strategy and planning for Network Rail, and he has a brilliant plan to test a battery powered train in the UK. If successful, a battery powered train would have tremendous market potential considering the infrastructure savings (no need for miles of Read More …

Hyperloop Designers

The Hyperloop designers are the stars of the week.  The world needs sustainable EV mass transport, and this transport must be fast, convenient and affordable in order to displace traditional transport (cars, trains, planes and boats).  The Hyperloop is an extremely attractive prospect due to its potential to rapidly speed people and goods utilizing the Read More …

Deepak Ahuja

Tesla CFO Deepak Ahuja is the star of the week.  He has the company on track to achieve a 25% gross margin average in the fourth quarter, which has instilled confidence in the Tesla story, especially for the bulls on Wall Street. When CFO Ahuja hits the numbers, he rallies the EV revolution and quiets the skeptics. On the second Read More …

Tesla Stock, TSLA

Tesla stock (TSLA) is the star of the week.  TSLA closed at $138 per share (8-2-13), which is a new record close, up 1.81% on the day. Tesla Model S platform (photo right) TSLA also deserves public recognition On August 7, Tesla will report its quarterly financials, displaying its bolstered balance sheet from its relatively recent Read More …

Daryl Oster

Daryl Oster is the star of the week.  Mr. Oster is the founder and CEO of ET3, Evacuated Tube Transport Technologies, and he is currently seeking a three mile test site for his space-age transport system.  ET3’s maglev (magnetic levitation) airless transport system has the potential to revolutionize transportation, by sending people and goods at incredible speeds!  If the world Read More …