Katie Fehrenbacher

 

Katie Fehrenbacher
Green Overdrive Video: A Day of Driving the Electric i MiEV

Green Overdrive Video: A Day of Driving the Electric i MiEV

GigaOM's Green Overdrive show has test driven a decent amount of electric cars, but most of them have been around the block or on a closed track. But for the latest episode we wanted to see what

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Green Overdrive: Take a Ride With Us in a Tesla Model S Beta!

Green Overdrive: Take a Ride With Us in a Tesla Model S Beta!

For the latest episode of GigaOM TV's Green Overdrive show, we bring you a ride in a Beta version of electric car maker Tesla's second car - the Model S. A Beta car is an almost production-ready

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Green Overdrive Video: Home Brew Volvo, Powered by Solyndra Solar

Green Overdrive Video: Home Brew Volvo, Powered by Solyndra Solar

An engineer at solar panel maker Solyndra electrified an old Volvo and has been using it for his daily commute to work, where he designs aspects of Solyndra's tube-shaped solar panels. Even

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The Green Overdrive Show: A Folding Electric Scooter

The Green Overdrive Show: A Folding Electric Scooter

For the latest episode of GigaOM TV's Green Overdrive Show, we test drive an electric folding scooter that can carry a large box (or me!). The company that made the cargo scooter is called Lit

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Green Overdrive Video: Tesla’s Apple-Inspired Stores

Green Overdrive Video: Tesla’s Apple-Inspired Stores

Tesla has a new inspiration for selling its pioneering electric car: Apple. Last Summer Tesla hired George Blankenship to be in charge of its interactive in-store customer experience.

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Green Overdrive Video: Wrightspeed Retrofits Trucks to Go Electric

Green Overdrive Video: Wrightspeed Retrofits Trucks to Go Electric

Cutting down on the fuel usage of company trucks and fleets could make a major dent in the oil consumption of the U.S. Silicon Valley-based startup Wrightspeed is led by a co-founder of Tesla

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Announcing GigaOM’s 10 Big Ideas Startups for Green:Net 2011

Announcing GigaOM’s 10 Big Ideas Startups for Green:Net 2011

We're excited to announce that GigaOm has unveiled their 10 Big Ideas winners that will present their innovations at the third annual Green:Net 2011 event on April 21 in San Francisco. The 10

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Green Overdrive: Behind the Scenes of Tesla’s Model S Alpha

Green Overdrive: Behind the Scenes of Tesla’s Model S Alpha

For this week's episode of GigaOM TV's Green Overdrive show, we bring you a behind-the-scenes look at the testing program for Tesla's next-generation all-electric sedan, the Model S. The vehicle

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VIDEO: Riding Brammo’s Electric Motorcycle in Green Overdrive

VIDEO: Riding Brammo’s Electric Motorcycle in Green Overdrive

On this week's episode of GigaOM TV's video show Green Overdrive (where if it's green we drive it), I take Brammo's all-electric motorcycle the Enertia out for a spin. It's so much fun to drive,

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Green Overdrive Video: Cut Fuel, Crashes With GreenRoad

Green Overdrive Video: Cut Fuel, Crashes With GreenRoad

For this week's episode of GigaOM TV's Green Overdrive show, we take you to the offices of GreenRoad, a startup that has developed a technology to help company drivers reduce crashes and cut

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Green Overdrive Video: The Electric VW Bug!

Green Overdrive Video: The Electric VW Bug!

Introducing the all-electric VW bug! No, you can't buy it out on the showroom floor -- DIY-er and entrepreneur Al Bullock electrified his VW bug and has been driving around Livermore, Calif. for

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Green Overdrive Video: From the Fryer to the Fuel Tank!

Green Overdrive Video: From the Fryer to the Fuel Tank!

Turning the Bay Area's restaurant cooking oil into fuel is the goal of the folks at Got Grease. And on this week's episode of GigaOM TV's Green Overdrive Show, we go on a grease run and factory

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Green Overdrive Video: Neighbor Car Sharing With RelayRides!

Green Overdrive Video: Neighbor Car Sharing With RelayRides!

Here comes the next generation of car sharing: neighbor-to-neighbor, or car sharing 2.0! RelayRides is a young startup that connects people who want to loan out their car to people that want to

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Green Overdrive Video: The Electric Mini!

Green Overdrive Video: The Electric Mini!

BMW doesn't have plans to commercially sell its electric Minis, but boy is the car fun to drive. For this week's episode of GigaOM TV's Green Overdrive Show, we drove an electric Mini around LA,

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Green Overdrive Video: Porsche Hybrid Test Drive!

Green Overdrive Video: Porsche Hybrid Test Drive!

Porsche's Cayenne S Hybrid might not be the greenest car on the road (it gets about 25 MPG), but it can drive on electric power at under 40 MPH and also has a fun no-power coasting mode at

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Green Overdrive Video: The RAV4 EV (Via Tesla, Toyota)!

Green Overdrive Video: The RAV4 EV (Via Tesla, Toyota)!

In one of the most interesting electric vehicle partnerships of 2010, Tesla and Toyota announced last year that they would jointly build an electric RAV4, combining Toyota's SUV with Tesla's

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Green Overdrive: VW’s Electric Blue-E-Motion Golf!

Green Overdrive: VW’s Electric Blue-E-Motion Golf!

Volkswagen's got close to two years before it will launch its all-electric Blue-e-motion Golf car, but GigaOM TV's Green Overdrive show got a chance to take the car to the streets recently in

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Green Overdrive Show’s 2010 Year In Review

Green Overdrive Show’s 2010 Year In Review

After 6 months and close to 30 shows, GigaOM TV's Green Overdrive show is celebrating the coming of 2011 with a year-end wrap. Here's our year in review for electric vehicles in 2010, including

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Green Overdrive Video: Mercedes F-Cell Fuel Cell Car

Green Overdrive Video: Mercedes F-Cell Fuel Cell Car

For this week's episode of GigaOM TV's Green Overdrive Show, we got a chance to test drive Mercedes fuel cell car, the F-Cell. Mercedes only made 200 of these vehicles and is renting them out to

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Green Overdrive Video: The EV Honda Fit

Green Overdrive Video: The EV Honda Fit

About a decade ago Honda developed one of the earliest electric cars, but like many big auto manufacturers it decided to ditch those plans. Now with the return to popularity of the electric car

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Green Overdrive Video: Onya Cycles From Saul Griffith!

Green Overdrive Video: Onya Cycles From Saul Griffith!

For this week's episode of GigaOM TV's Green Overdrive video show -- where if it's green we'll drive it -- we hung out with Saul Griffith, entrepreneur, inventor and Chief Scientist of incubator

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Green Overdrive Video: The Eco Water-Spraying Fiat Panda

Green Overdrive Video: The Eco Water-Spraying Fiat Panda

There's only one of the Fiat's fuel cell hybrid cars in the world -- called the Panda because of its cute, boxy frame -- but for this week's Green Overdrive video show, we got to take the Fiat

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Green Overdrive Video: Soccer Moms Embrace the Electric Mini Van

Green Overdrive Video: Soccer Moms Embrace the Electric Mini Van

The world's first 7-passenger electric luxury minivan is coming, and it's brought to you by start-up AC Propulsion and Taiwan automaker Yulon. For this week's episode of GigaOM TV's Green

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Green Overdrive: Electric Bike Off-Roading!

Green Overdrive: Electric Bike Off-Roading!

If you thought off-road mountain biking was fun, why not try the battery-assisted version. Yep, that would be electric bike off-roading, with big ol' fat tires, courtesy of Fortune Hanebrink, a

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Green Overdrive Video Showcases Jay Leno’s Green Garage

Green Overdrive Video Showcases Jay Leno’s Green Garage

Comedian and talk show host Jay Leno sure has a lot of cars and motorcycles down at his garage in Southern California -- his collection numbers roughly 200 vehicles. That's not so great for the

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Green Overdrive Video: Test Driving the Tesla Roadster 2.5!

Green Overdrive Video: Test Driving the Tesla Roadster 2.5!

Electric sports car maker Tesla recently released an upgraded version of its inaugural car the Roadster, dubbed the Roadster 2.5, which has a new front-end design, new wheel spokes, a bigger

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Green Overdrive Video: An Electric Porsche

Green Overdrive Video: An Electric Porsche

How do you turn a hot rod Porsche into an electric vehicle? According to Jeff McCabe, who made his own homebrew EV Porsche, you first strip off any excess weight until you've taken a whopping

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Green Overdrive Video: Wrightspeed’s Tesla-Passing Race!

Green Overdrive Video: Wrightspeed’s Tesla-Passing Race!

Ian Wright left the electric car maker he helped found -- Tesla -- to create a company that builds high performance electric and hybrid race car technology. The result? His X1 electric racecar

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Green Overdrive: A Rare Test Drive of the Think City

Green Overdrive: A Rare Test Drive of the Think City

Norwegian car maker Think won't be selling its boxy all-electric, plastic-bodied car the Think City in the U.S. until 2011, but GigaOM TV's Green Overdrive show got a rare chance to take the

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Green Overdrive: Test Driving the All-Electric Nissan LEAF!

Green Overdrive: Test Driving the All-Electric Nissan LEAF!

For this week's episode of GigaOM TV's Green Overdrive video show we test drive the all-electric Nissan LEAF, which will go on sale starting in December in select cities. With a sticker price of

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