Builders adding electric charging stations to homes

Builders adding electric charging stations to homes

As plug-in electric cars become more common on the nation's highways, builders and cities are taking notice. In Palo Alto, Calif., the city council voted to add a requirement for new homes to include wiring for a 240-volt, level two...

10 reasons why buying a hybrid car is a good idea

With charging stations for electric vehicles popping up much more frequently as initiatives to switch to greener forms of energy, the market for hybrid electric vehicles is also growing. They're also more attractive options for consumers who are concerned about...

Demonstration homes pair solar power and electric vehicles

Demonstration homes pair solar power and electric vehicles

As the popularity of plug-in electric vehicles continues to grow, home builders are partnering with automakers to show how vehicles can integrate with a solar-powered house. KB Homes is collaborating with Ford to pair the Ford C-MAX Energi and other...

Jay Leno's garage gets energy-efficient LED lighting (Video)

Comedian Jay Leno’s famous collector car garage is now lighted by energy-efficient LEDsTitan LED, a leading US-based manufacturer, replaced replaced the conventional 40-watt fluorescent tubes in Jay Leno’s garage with its 15-watt 4-foot LED tubes, which use 300 SMD LEDs...

Choose the right garage door to complement home's exterior

Most homeowners believe that adding a new garage door to your home will increase the value of the home and improve its curb appeal. "Most Houston homeowners have no idea what it takes to buy the right garage doors for...

Electric vehicle buyers have another home charging option

Electric vehicle buyers have another home charging option

Owners of electric vehicles – including the new Ford Focus Electric – will soon be able to buy a home charging station at their local Best Buy. Ford announced this week that it is working with Best Buy to offer...

Honda enters plug-in EV market

Honda enters plug-in EV market

Honda unveiled the new Fit EV Concept electric vehicle at the Los Angeles Auto Show this week. The concept vehicle is a strong hint at the all-electric production vehicle expected to hit the market in 2012.

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