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Lyft is determined to become a player in self-driving cars — and is opening its own autonomous vehicle center to show it

July 27th, 2017 at 9:03 am » Comments Off

Lyft is starting to get serious about self-driving cars.



1800 miles per hour: ultra fast charging tech moving far faster than anticipated

July 25th, 2017 at 9:10 am » Comments Off

Many who reject the option of an electric vehicle say that they’ll consider one only when EVs have the range for occasional long-distance drives and can recharge about as quickly as you can refill a car’s tank with gasoline. Well, that time is nearly here—a lot sooner than even many experts in charging technology anticipated.



Elon Musk’ Boring Company plans underground hyperloop for New York to D.C in 29 minutes

July 24th, 2017 at 9:05 am » Comments Off

Elon Musk just casually announced on Twitter that he received “verbal government approval” for The Boring Company, his new tunnel boring startup, to build an underground Hyperloop system connecting New York city, Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Washington DC.



Will France actually be able to ban all gas and diesel vehicles by 2040?

July 18th, 2017 at 9:03 am » Comments Off

The government of France announced plans to end the sale of gasoline and diesel vehicles by 2040, with ecology minister Nicolas Hulot unveiling a wide range of targets and initiatives timed to coincide with the G20 summit in Hamburg, Germany, last week. The announcement was made as a part of the country’s renewed commitment to […]



Ubitricity will start converting lampposts into EV charging stations

July 13th, 2017 at 8:29 am » Comments Off

Ubitricity is a company out of Germany and their plan to convert lampposts to EV charging stations is underway. Ubitricity is currently using London lampposts that have been previously converted to LED lighting to also charge commuter EV vehicles. EV owners simply need to purchase a custom charging cable from Ubitricity that contains a meter […]



A sleeper bus with pod-like rooms is coming to California

July 12th, 2017 at 9:52 am » Comments Off

The concept of the sleeper bus isn’t foreign to the seasoned traveler. We’ve endured them throughout a large portion of Southeast Asia, after all, and that’s just one small corner of the world. Now, however, the idea has come to California, resulting in a sleeper bus that takes passengers between San Francisco and Los Angeles […]



How the electric car became the future of transportation

July 7th, 2017 at 10:52 am » Comments Off

Tesla CEO Elon Musk demonstrates the falcon wing doors on the new Tesla Model X Crossover SUV during a launch event on September 29, 2015 in Fremont, California. After several production delays, Elon Musk officially launched the much anticipated Tesla Model X Crossover SUV. The potential of electric cars is greater now than ever before.



The future of car-charging is freaky

July 5th, 2017 at 5:54 pm » Comments Off

Embodying Tesla’s unabashedly fearless attitude towards tech, Serbian designer Darko Markovic decided to combine the three things that the car company isn’t afraid of exploring. A. Drones, B. Autonomous Charging (remember that snake arm?), and C. Presenting futuristic technology in a way that impresses some, but scares others!



All fossil-fuel vehicles will vanish in 8 years in twin ‘death spiral’ for big oil and big auto

May 18th, 2017 at 4:57 am » Comments Off

No more petrol or diesel cars, buses, or trucks will be sold anywhere in the world within eight years. The entire market for land transport will switch to electrification, leading to a collapse of oil prices and the demise of the petroleum industry as we have known it for a century. This is the futuristic […]



Electric planes and $25 tickets could be the future of regional air travel

May 13th, 2017 at 9:00 am » Comments Off

Imagine taking your next trip of a couple hundred miles. New York City to Boston, for example. Or Houston to Dallas. Tampa to Miami. The obvious choice now might be to drive. But what if you could show up at an airport at one of those cities, bypass security checkpoints, board a small hybrid-electric plane with luggage […]



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