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What the future of fuel cell EVs looks like…

August 13th, 2020 at 11:16 am » Comments Off

  Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles (FCEVs) and Battery Electric Vehicles (BEVs) are considered by the most, as two competing technologies. Although both technologies power an electric motor, they have different properties and each of them is well suited for some uses more than others. BEVs market is increasing, with the major automotive companies, like BMW, […]

New drone technology promises a 5-minute recharge

August 12th, 2020 at 11:22 am » Comments Off

 A FlashBattery-packin’ drone lifts off from the StoreDot charging stationStoreDot  Most multicopter drones can only fly for about 30 minutes, after which their battery has to be recharged for one to two hours – this limits their practical use. According to Israeli company StoreDot, though, its FlashBattery tech delivers a full charge in just five […]

eSkootr is a high-speed electric scooter racing series launching in 2021

July 30th, 2020 at 8:23 am » Comments Off

It’s basically Formula E for micromobility A group of Formula One and Formula E drivers are starting a new racing series that will pit competitors against each other on ultra-fast custom-built electric scooters. The series — dubbed “Electric Scooter Championship,” or “eSkootr” — is set to launch in 2021, and the launch video shows riders […]

A look inside Tesla Gigafactory Nevada [Updated]

July 25th, 2020 at 11:20 pm » Comments Off

The science channel got access to Tesla’s Gigafactory Nevada for their new show ‘Super Factories’ – giving us a rare new look inside the plant. Tesla Gigafactory Nevada was the first major step in Tesla’s effort to secure battery cell supply for its ambitious growth. The automaker partnered with Panasonic to deploy new battery cell […]

Australia to start paying EV owners for transferring electricity back to the national grid

July 21st, 2020 at 1:51 pm » Comments Off

Electric vehicles can help keep the air clean in our cities – as we’ve seen recently with the reduction of traffic through COVID-19 lockdowns – but they face two obstacles.  In the short term they’re still expensive. In the long term charging millions of vehicles from the electricity grid presents challenges. I’m part of a […]

Chinese electric buses roll out across Latin America

July 15th, 2020 at 11:08 am » Comments Off

Cities across Latin America are cleaning their transport networks with Chinese electric buses – some quicker than others If 2019 was a watershed year for Chinese electric buses in Latin America, in 2020 they became mainstream. Latin American countries are moving towards cleaner public transport in their most populated cities. In the process, they have […]

Stanford research brings EVs one step closer to wirelessly charging on roads

July 4th, 2020 at 8:01 am » Comments Off

Imagine never having to plug in an electric car to recharge,but instead simply take the highway on-ramp to get a range boost. Researchers from Stanford University have published a new demonstration of highly efficient wireless charging that could allow the technology to one day be scaled up to boost driving range of electric vehicles on […]

Exclusive: Segway, the most hyped invention since the Macintosh, ends production

June 25th, 2020 at 11:41 am » Comments Off

Steve Jobs said it would be bigger than the PC. Some dubbed it the most hyped product since the Apple Macintosh. An era of secrecy bubbled up in the year 2000 about an invention that would change the world as people knew it. People speculated it was a hydrogen-powered hovercraft, or a device that would […]

Tesla will develop a new 12-seater electric van for Boring Company airport tunnel

June 20th, 2020 at 12:49 pm » Comments Off

A new electric van could replace the prototype Tesla Model X for future The Boring Company tunnels. A Southern California airport connector project will work with Elon Musk’s The Boring Company to build a high-speed underground tunnel and a new Tesla vehicle is reportedly part of the plan. The San Bernardino County Transportation Authority approved […]

Germany requires all gas stations to provide EV charging

June 18th, 2020 at 11:59 am » Comments Off

As part of Germany’s new increased electric-vehicle incentive package, the country will require gas stations to offer EV charging. Details about the plan are not yet known, such as the timeline and type of required chargers. But EV advocates quickly praised the move as a boost to electric-car adoption. BDEW, Germany’s association for energy and […]

Tesla announces massive Supercharger expansion in China to support growth

June 18th, 2020 at 11:51 am » Comments Off

Tesla announced plans to install 4,000 Superchargers in China this year alone in order to support its growth in the market.  Over the last five years, Tesla has deployed over 2,500 Supercharger stalls in over 150 cities in China. At their Shanghai office last week, the automaker announced its plan to deploy 4,000 Superchargers in […]

New study : Every electric car brings $10,000 in life-saving benefits

June 17th, 2020 at 5:45 pm » Comments Off

Converting all cars and SUVs in the Greater Toronto area into electric vehicles would cause 313 fewer deaths per year, an estimated social benefit of $2.4 billion. That’s the high-level finding of a study published today by Environmental Defence and the Ontario Public Health Association. EV drivers cite numerous reasons for ditching a gas car […]

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