Community Organizing and Environmental Justice Opportunities Identified by GIS Maps

San Diego County Public Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

Maps are used for more than directions, and at Makello, we are creating maps to highlight communities within our Service Areas. We have a gallery of maps with community insights and tips regarding solar and electric vehicle adoption.  Makello has maps to help prospective Plug-In Vehicle owners determine the current and future availability of public …

Center for Sustainable Energy EV101 Webinar Series

Electric Vehicle Public Charging Station

Makello is a program featured guest presenter and video educator for the community, speaking about EVs, discount utility rates, making money with energy storage, enhanced incentives for qualified individuals, charger types, public charging, home charging, grants, rebates, incentives and many clean air benefits. On August 4, we premiered our Public EV charging demonstrations and interviews …

Apple on Wheels

Tesla has become the new standard for modern vehicles.

Apple, under Steve Jobs’s leadership, revolutionized the cell phone industry and defined the smart phone as we know it today. Tesla is positioned to do the same for the automotive industry. In 2012, Tesla reinvented the electric vehicle with the Model S and captured people’s desire for clean, sexy, and powerful.   Electric vehicles existed …

Fisker Ocean

The greenest vehicle on the market could be yours by 2021. The Fisker Ocean is going to be a luxury SUV made from recycled and vegan materials featuring an all-electric drivetrain and up to 1000 miles of EV recharging per year. Some of their most innovated features include a full length solar roof, fully recycled …

Bypass Hurdles with the HOA and Landlord

Homeowners or tenants in HOAs, apartment dwellers and condo owners are often discouraged from energy upgrades like solar panels, Plug-In Vehicle charging, LED lighting and energy storage.  With a little research, anyone can take steps towards energy independence. California’s “Solar Rights Act” defends your right to produce power in California.  The HOA may restrict, deny …

VW’s Microbus EV Redemption

When Ferdinand Piëch was in charge of Volkswagen, the company was an empire in the automotive industry. ​Their ambition and pursuit of engineering perfection was beyond the world’s imagination. Times, however, have changed. ​ When Ferdinand Piëch was in charge of Volkswagen, the company was an empire in the automotive industry. They purchased Rolls Royce just to …