Sir Richard Branson, founder of Virgin and sponsor of the DS Virgin Racing Formula E team, says, "15 years from now, I suspect every car on the road will be electric." In an interview with CNN, the billionaire entrepreneur talks about how Formula E will help advance electric vehicle technology in the same way that Formula One helped make consumer cars better. Learn more and see Branson's interview at Electrek.
A California woman converted a van into a solar powered camper. Christine On took a 2004 Chevrolet Express passenger van, gutted the interior, raised the roof, and turned it into a home on wheels. Then she installed solar panels on top to power her multitude of gadgets. The result is an impressive living space with lots of storage, a sink that doubles as a shower, and even a projector to watch movies inside the van. Prior to this project, On had no experience building anything, and had never even purchased a car. See the timelapse video of the buildout at Treehugger, and learn more at Defying Normal.