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Tesla Motors “Destination Charging”: Fast-Growing Network Beyond Superchargers

January 28th, 2015 at 11:00 am » Comments Off

One of the most commonly cited arguments against electric cars is range anxiety.  Tesla Motors has been rapidly expanding its Supercharger network in the U.S., Canada, Europe, and Asia to combat this fear of not having a place to charge before your battery quits.



BMW, VW join forces to build fast-charging stations for electric cars in US

January 27th, 2015 at 1:00 pm » Comments Off

German car companies, BMW and Volkswagen are teaming up with ChargePoint to install a network of fast-charging stations for electric cars in the U.S.



Electric buses on the rise

January 26th, 2015 at 1:36 pm » Comments Off

Electric bus in NYC Electric cars have come a long way and they continue to wrestle more market share from their fossil-fueled counterparts, but electric cars can only take us so far.  Electric buses, on the other hand, are a lot more exciting and becoming more commonplace.



Light Particles that are Faster than Light

January 12th, 2015 at 3:28 pm » Comments Off

A new paper claims to demonstrate that neutrinos not only travel faster than the speed of light, but have the brain-twisting characteristic of “imaginary mass”, a property that means they actually speed up as they lose energy.



How Elon Musk’s Hyperloop will Change Transportation

January 11th, 2015 at 3:17 pm » Comments Off

San Francisco to Los Angeles in 35 minutes flat—that was the dream of the Hyperloop. Back in 2013, Elon Musk introduced the world to this dream with a 60-page white paper. The paper caused a stir. The idea—a levitating, solar-power, supersonic train—was both pure geek porn and a transportation revolution in the making. It definitely […]



Human Waste can be used as Fuel in Space

January 9th, 2015 at 1:24 pm » Comments Off

Get your toilet humor and poop puns ready – it’s time for another edition of “What do astronauts do with all that doo-doo?” NASA recently asked researchers to come up with a way to use all of the human waste expected to pile up when it builds a moon base. The best answer was to […]



Audi plans to release an EV family car with a range of 280 miles by 2017

December 25th, 2014 at 8:19 am » Comments Off

Audi E-tron At the LA Auto Show in California, Audi technical development chief Ulrich Hackenberg told reporters that his employer plans to release an electric car with a range of 280 miles “around 2017.” Hackenberg wouldn’t say what kind of car – or crossover, perhaps – it will be, but one report said it would be “a large car, […]



The Coming Era of Mega Systems, Part 1 – Transportation

December 19th, 2014 at 11:46 pm » Comments Off

Futurist Thomas Frey – Let me begin with a couple questions. Question #1: The U.S. has two countries that touch its borders – Canada and Mexico. But what is its third closest neighbor? While most would probably look at the island nations in the Caribbean, the third closest is actually Russia, a scant 2.4 miles away, […]



Streetscooter C16 – an electric car 3D printed on a Stratasys 3D printer

December 5th, 2014 at 3:27 pm » Comments Off

Streetscooter The production of engineering of e-mobility components team from Aachen University built the Streetscooter ‘C16′ electric car using a Stratasys objet1000 multi-material 3D-printer. All the vehicle’s exterior parts, including the large front and back panels, doors, bumper systems, side skirts, wheel arches and a few interior components, were machine fabricated with tough digital ABS materials. […]



Michelin announces it will mass-produce the Tweel airless tire

December 4th, 2014 at 12:25 pm » Comments Off

Tweel airless tire Michelin is the first company that will start mass-producing an airless radial tire, known as the Tweel. The Tweel can never go flat and never be punctured, and after talking about it for a decade Michelin is finally going to start making it in quantities. (Video)



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