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Get ready for all-electric flying car races, they’re coming

April 29th, 2020 at 11:42 am » Comments Off

The Formula E electric-vehicle racing series was conceived in 2011. Nearly a decade later, EVs are well on the way to mass commercialization. Airspeeder, the first motorsports program for electric flying cars, this week announced raising a seven-figure sum to launch its series. Founders of the flying EV series believe it could accelerate progress toward […]



This new all-electric VTOL is the airplane-helicopter combo the future always promised

April 18th, 2020 at 11:21 am » Comments Off

The Jaunt Journey Is a Combination Helicopter and Airplane Jaunt Air Mobility  Jaunt Air Mobility says the Journey will have 175-mph cruise speed and be 65 percent quieter than a traditional helicopter, all with a silky-smooth ride. With Uber Elevate’s announcement that it plans to start its first urban air mobility network in 2023, the […]



UPS orders 10,000 electric delivery trucks, plans driverless truck test

April 10th, 2020 at 12:06 pm » Comments Off

 ATLANTA – UPS ordered 10,000 electric delivery trucks from electric vehicle maker Arrival, in what it calls a move to accelerate electrification of the fleet. It is the largest single order for electric vehicles from the shipping giant based in Sandy Springs. The two companies are working together to develop electric vehicles with advanced driver […]



Illegal e-bikes OK’d in NYC as food delivery lifeline amid coronavirus crisis

April 9th, 2020 at 11:20 am » Comments Off

New York City’s ban of electric bicycles has been shelved to help support food delivery during the coronavirus crisis.  Despite the growing popularity of electric bicycles, they have been outlawed in New York City. The issue has largely been centered around throttle e-bikes, which use a hand throttle similar to a motorbike and don’t require […]



If you’re living with an electric car, what type of house you have is more important than you think

April 8th, 2020 at 11:19 am » Comments Off

If you live in a flat or don’t have off-road parking, running an electric vehicle may be more difficult than you think, writes Sean O’Grady If there is one hard lesson I have learned about living with an electric car, it is that it is not for everyone. At least not for now. Sure, there […]



The coronavirus is showing us how clean the air can be if electric cars were the norm

March 31st, 2020 at 11:18 am » Comments Off

With all the loss of lives and financial destruction that the coronavirus has brought us, it’s hard to look at silver linings from this crisis, but there’s one that’s becoming obvious: cleaner air. It might not last for long, but it’s giving us a glimpse at what we could experience if the world was to […]



Case unveils all-electric backhoe with 90% lower cost of operation

March 24th, 2020 at 1:03 pm » Comments Off

Electrification goes beyond the passenger car industry and it is now starting to take hold in the construction equipment industry. Case, one of the largest construction equipment companies, has unveiled a new all-electric backhoe, which it claims has up to 90% lower cost of operation. The company says that the new vehicle, the CASE 580 […]



Taipei to start uncrewed bus road testing in May

March 23rd, 2020 at 11:13 am » Comments Off

DRIVERLESS: Autonomous vehicles are a solution to a shortage of nighttime bus drivers, officials said, with tests being conducted on Xinyi’s dedicated bus lanes The Taipei Department of Transportation yesterday announced that it would start road tests for autonomous buses in May and allow city residents to take part in the trial services beginning in […]



Era of wireless charging for electric vehicles is coming

March 22nd, 2020 at 11:37 am » Comments Off

  Wireless charging for electric vehicles is today’s most cutting-edge technology. Why? It is the most efficient, futuristic, scalable–in short–awesome alternative we have to gasoline. While tech giants such as Uber are placing their bets on autonomous cars, major key players such as Jaguar Land Rover are mass-producing electric cars. What’s more, Fordis releasing fully-electric […]



Smile, the new Microlino and Microletta electrics are here

March 22nd, 2020 at 11:28 am » Comments Off

Microlino 2.0 electric microcar and Microletta e-trike for Europe What you’re looking at is the Microlino 2.0 electric microcar and Microletta electric trike from Switzerland’s Micro Mobility Systems. The Microlino is a complete redesign of the original concept revealed in 2015, and demonstrated today for the first time in public. Unfortunately, the event had to […]



UK to get its first electric car forecourt THIS YEAR with 24 superchargers at a specially-designed charging site in Essex

March 17th, 2020 at 10:50 am » Comments Off

First of a network of 100 electric forecourts to open this summer near Braintree It will have 24 350kW superchargers that can boost EV batteries in half an hour. The site will have a two-storey building with shops, meeting rooms and lounge. The entire location is part of a £1bn nationwide scheme and uses 100% […]



Elon Musk’s million-mile battery dreams are about to come true

March 12th, 2020 at 11:39 am » Comments Off

Researchers have developed a new battery for electric vehicles that can last 1 million miles. Researchers have been working on increasing the power and life cycle of the batteries we use in electric vehicles while maintaining safety standards for years. A battery reaching its end of life, with diminishing returns, would be a long term […]



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