Zero Labs handcrafts electric version of the classic Ford Bronco

March 24, 2020 by  
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Sometimes what’s old is new again — only better. According to those who have personally ridden in and driven the world’s first 100% Electric Classic Ford Bronco, this seems to be the case. Reimagined by Adam Roe, CEO and founder of Zero Labs, the electric Ford Bronco appears to be art, luxury and performance all wrapped up into one green package . Combining the spirit of the past with a focus on a cleaner future, there will be a limited initial run of around 150 vehicles produced. Related: Goodyear reCharge tire concept targets sustainability Produced is an ill-fitting word, because these vehicles aren’t pumped out on an assembly line; instead, each electric vehicle is handcrafted. At first glance, the body design recalls a different time, with each project starting with an original 1966-77 First Generation Ford Bronco. However, the goal isn’t to simply pop an electric system into an old vehicle. Instead, the focus is on creating an experience that provides a sustainable four-wheel drive vehicle that embraces the passion for the classic Ford Bronco design. This achievement doesn’t leave performance at the curb though. Perhaps the new electric Broncos are out of the running for a speed competition or distance award, but few people will be able to say they’ve been four-wheeling in a Bronco that barely makes a sound and uses no fuel. In addition, a high-quality 2.0 chassis with independent front and rear suspension creates a comfortable ride. Features include an integrated roll-cage and modern conveniences that are endlessly customizable, from vegan leather seats to walnut or bamboo dash inserts. The manual transmission is more for the fun of driving than performance, because the clutch can shift gears but isn’t necessary for the electric vehicle to come to a stop. Owners can expect a range of around 190 miles from a full 70 kWh battery pack. Optional dual motors offer up to 600HP. Handcrafted in a warehouse in Hawthorne, California , the electric Ford Broncos are already in “production” with anticipated delivery dates at the end of 2020. They are available in two versions from stock factory steel to carbon fiber that is lighter and faster with increased range. Prices for the luxury experience range from $185,000 to $240,000. + Zero Labs Images via Zero Labs

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Hurricane season and the conversation we need to have

September 6, 2019 by  
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The fragility of the electric grid is on everyone’s minds — it’s time to make it a more resilient, reliable energy system.

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Stories from the Pursuit of a Cleaner Energy System

October 3, 2017 by  
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Corporate buyers, state regulators and large utilities are increasingly taking a leadership role across the U.S. with significant renewable energy projects. In New York, ConEdison is leading a set of initiatives called Reforming the Energy Vision, or REV, to redefine the way customers participate in the electric power system. In California, Governor Jerry Brown, state legislators and the California Public Utilities Commission are pushing increases in renewable energy procurement.

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Beyond the Messy Truth with Van Jones

October 3, 2017 by  
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The CNN political commentator and founder of Dream Corps discusses how to communicate with people with different political and personal world views.

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100 percent clean energy is a team sport

August 8, 2017 by  
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Hawaii is leading the U.S. in becoming the first state to legally mandate using 100 percent renewable energy in the electric sector by 2045. Like any great goal, it will take team thinking and consideration of customer’s changing needs. 

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Will EVs bring down the electric grid?

November 19, 2013 by  
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A new study reveals a surprising fact about the impact of EVs on utilities. 

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Philips 12.5-Watt LED Bulb Teardown at EDN

August 10, 2011 by  
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Photo: Michael Graham Richard LED Guts I’ve been writing a lot bout LED lights lately , and I’m not about to stop because this technology is definitely on its way up and should eventually provide most of the electric light … Read the full story on TreeHugger

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California Conservationists & Developers Begin Court Proceedings Over 399 MW Solar Power Plant

August 10, 2011 by  
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Bound to rile people up so keep your knee-jerk in check: Mercury News reports on another example of the needs of balancing the equally pressing (and interlinked) needs of expanding renewable energy projecting and conservation . The Santa Clara Audubon Society, the Sierra Club, and a group of local residents are suing to block construction of a 399 MW solar power plant on 3,200 acres in the Panoche Valley in California. Those opposed say the project w… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Panasonic Expands Green Goals with $30M Investment in Tesla EVs

November 8, 2010 by  
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Shares of Tesla continued trading above $24 Monday, less than a week after the electric car maker announced Panasonic would pour $30 million into firm.

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Seventh Generation: Not Coming Clean on Hollender’s Departure

November 8, 2010 by  
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Seventh Generation’s ouster of co-founder Jeffrey Hollender remains something of a mystery, even as details emerge about the sequence of events that led up to his unexpected departure last month.

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