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Le Supercar: An electric car being developed by China’s Netflix

September 3rd, 2015 at 11:49 am » Comments Off

China’s Netflix, LeTV, is developing an electric car to take on Tesla. They’ve hired 600 people—including 200 stationed in the U.S.—to develop the car that they revealed for the first time.

StoreDot is developing an electric car battery that charges in 5 minutes

August 28th, 2015 at 6:18 pm » Comments Off

StoreDot, a three-year-old Israeli startup, is developing an electric car battery that will let electric cars travel hundreds of miles after only five minutes of charging.

‘WalkCar’ – battery-powered personal transporter small enough to fit in a backpack

August 24th, 2015 at 5:30 pm » Comments Off

Kuniako Saito, a Japanese engineer, has just invented a new way to travel: A transporter called a “WalkCar” that’s small, light and apparently easy to use. The WalkCar is battery powered and is about the size of a laptop. And although it looks like it can’t hold much weight and is made from aluminum, it can apparently […]

England is testing out roads that charge electric cars as you drive along them

August 20th, 2015 at 5:41 pm » Comments Off

The UK is hoping to significantly boost the range of electric cars by introducing roads in an 18-month trial that can charge the vehicles as they drive along them.

Travel nightmare: Airline to begin weighing passengers

August 17th, 2015 at 5:50 pm » Comments Off

One airline is creating an even greater travel nightmare: weighing passengers.  In order to figure out calculate the gross weight of an aircraft before it takes off, Uzbekistan Airlines has announced it will be weighing both passengers’ luggage and their bodies before they board flights. Yes, weighing people. On scales. In the airport.

Uber has made a real difference for women in Saudi Arabia

August 14th, 2015 at 7:04 pm » Comments Off

Women are not allowed to drive in Saudi Arabia. That leaves women reliant on male relatives or paid services to get to stores, school, and (increasingly) work. So when Uber launched in Riyadh in early 2014, its impact went beyond the general convenience of tech-enhanced ride hailing. The company has made a real difference in […]

Uber is being credited with the decline in California drunk driving deaths

August 13th, 2015 at 4:28 pm » Comments Off

Uber along with  Mothers Against Drunk Driving released a study earlier this year taking credit for a decline in drunken driving-related car crashes among drivers under 30. It was called out for not producing enough evidence to make the connection.

New plug-in hybrid mobile home design, the Model H, unveiled by Tesla

July 23rd, 2015 at 5:29 pm » Comments Off

The Tesla brand is a perfect example of the current trend of the best designed products come with a hefty price point.  Elon Musk understands that many people make great sacrifices to purchase one of Tesla’s incredible sexy electric cars.  Now in an attempt to ease the burden, and perhaps expand their market share, Tesla unveiled plans for […]

Company wants to make plastic roads that can be made in a factory

July 16th, 2015 at 8:11 pm » Comments Off

The Anthropocene epoch, as some scientists believe we’re living in, is defined by how drastically humans have altered the Earth with mining, roadways, and other earthworks.  Engineers are now testing plastic roads that can be installed and removed incredibly quickly.  

Electric car registrations are up 350% in the UK

July 14th, 2015 at 5:03 pm » Comments Off

Over 14,000 electric cars were sold in the UK in the first half of the year, the increase over the same period in 2014 is a whopping 350%.