Earlier this month, I attended The Wall Street Journal’s ECO:nomics conference where top business and environmental leaders, policy makers and entrepreneurs met to discuss the intersection of business and the environment. This wasn’t a sudden embrace of the green movement by the preeminent business newspaper in the U.S. — it was a very realistic look at both the opportunities and threats that these companies face from environmental issues. Here’s a peek at what these leaders are thinking about food and fuel issues.
If you’re tired of ballooning gas costs, you’re curious about those nifty new electric car-charging stations installed at your grocery store or office — or you live in one of these 10 states, it might be time to get serious about plug-in electric vehicles. This weekend you can do just that at National Plug In Day, a series of free events happening in more than 90 cities around the country.
What if you could drive an electric vehicle for virtually nothing? In some states, this is actually possible, as a recent Wall Street Journal article reports. Several car companies are offering discount leases this year, the federal government offers a $7,500 tax credit, and several states offer additional credits and incentives. Learn how Georgia resident Bronson Beisel, fared on a lease for a new Nissan Leaf, and what other companies are offering.
Last weekend, Sustainable America took its Tesla Model S to the streets to participate in the Westport Electric Car Club Road Rally in Westport, Connecticut. Owners of more than 20 different electric cars, including a Tesla Roadster, Nissan Leaf, Chevy Volt, Fisker Karma, and Mitsubishi i-MiEV, competed to see who could cover the course in the least amount of miles. Here are some pictures from the event.
Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh has an ambitious plan for reinventing the transportation system in Las Vegas. Set to launch later this year, his Project 100 is a new ride-sharing system that aims to persuade residents to ditch their cars for a mobile app they can use to access a private, on-demand network of electric cars, bikes, and shuttle buses.
Check out some of the latest designs in electric sports cars to hit the road and the race track. These electric cars save on gas but they don’t skimp on sex appeal.