Makello Research Assistant in UCSD ESYS Capstone

I was going into my last quarter of undergrad at UCSD when I started interning at Makello. The internship was part of my Senior Project, and I enjoyed working with a diversely skilled team.  I worked with people with experience in many fields including software/electrical engineering, solar installation, non-profit organizations, management experience, and GIS systems …

Apple on Wheels

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 …

Makello Aids NPOs & NGOs in Environmental Justice

I met Charlie, the CEO and founder of Makello, during the summer while I was interning at Groundwork San Diego’s EarthLab in partnership with UC San Diego’s Center on Global Justice. While at the EarthLab, I was a college mentor for Groundwork’s High School Green Team. We were learning about electric vehicles, and Charlie was …

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 …