Joyrider Changes Everything (2021)

Electric vehicle. Ride and drive Liberty Station

An EV “Ride N Drive” event takes a supernatural detour, when riders temporarily, uncontrollably and inexplicably become “Energy Zombies”, smitten by the overpowering experience of driving electric for the 1st time, with instant torque, no noise and zero emissions.

Our Mission, Vision and Purpose, Since 2010

Extreme competition in the solar industry and falling prices has resulted in poor quality workmanship, electrical problems, roof leaks, gimmicks, and unethical behavior.  Who can you trust to upgrade your most valuable asset, your home? Makello aims to fix the broken solar industry with a full-disclosure report by an Ethical Energy Efficiency Expert, and documentation …

Social and Environmental Justice Opportunities In 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 …

Makello Research Assistant in UCSD ESYS Capstone

AuroraSolar solar design model energy analysis irridiance

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

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 …

Makello Aids NPOs & NGOs in Environmental Justice

EV Association of SD at Groundwork San Diego’s EarthLab

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 …

VW’s Microbus EV Redemption

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 …