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Silver lightning custom electric motorcycle breaks 1/4-mile world record

October 21st, 2020 at 11:23 am » Comments Off

The time to beat has remained in place for a whopping eight years.  Hans-Henrik Thomsen pulled off an incredible 6.87-second 1/4-mile pass to break a record that has been in place for eight years. He was riding the custom-built Silver Lightning electric drag-racing motorcycle for Danish racing team True Cousins. According to a report by […]

Battery Breakthrough enables ‘Holy Grail’ of super fast-charging electric cars

October 18th, 2020 at 5:17 pm » Comments Off

Tesla vehicles and other electric cars have a range of around 500km but the battery takes around an hour to charge Recharging a car could be almost as quick as refueling. Engineers say they are close to achieving the “holy grail” of batteries after a major breakthrough brought forward the possibility of charging electric vehicles […]

Drone truck startup Einride unveils new driverless vehicles for autonomous freight hauling

October 17th, 2020 at 3:16 pm » Comments Off

The company’s cab-less prototypes are set to hit the road in 2021 Einride, the Swedish autonomous trucking startup, unveiled a new vehicle type that the company hopes to have on the road delivering freight starting in 2021. The vehicles, dubbed Autonomous Electric Transport (AET), came in four different variations. And much like Einride’s previous prototypes, […]

‘Future of last mile delivery’: Amazon reveals first custom electric delivery vehicle built with Rivian

October 17th, 2020 at 3:07 pm » Comments Off

Amazon is lifting the hood on one of three custom-designed electric delivery vans it built in partnership with Rivian.  The new vehicle is 100% electric and features various technology such as sensor detection, exterior cameras that provide 360-degree views, Alexa voice integration, and more. “We combined Rivian’s technology with our delivery logistics knowledge, and the […]

Formula E founder develops world’s first electric powerboat championship

October 8th, 2020 at 12:07 am » Comments Off

  Image: E1 World Electric Powerboat Series Alejandro Agag, founder of both the Formula E and Extreme E championships, has just announced the formation of an all-electric powerboat league called the E1 World Electric Powerboat Series. Once again, the whole goal of the series is to draw attention to the environmental concerns that impact marine […]

IRJ 2020 Innovations Showcase: Siemens and Ballard develop hydrogen trains

October 6th, 2020 at 11:48 am » Comments Off

SIEMENS Mobility is currently developing a modular hydrogen fuel cell drive for its Mireo Plus H regional train platform, which will subsequently be integrated into other platforms. The hydrogen-powered Mireo Plus H trains will be used on existing diesel routes and in regions where hydrogen is cheaply available. The €12m project, in partnership with Canadian […]

World’s first hydrogen-electric passenger flight brings us ‘one step closer’ to zero -emissions air travel

October 3rd, 2020 at 11:36 am » Comments Off

‘The size of this commercially available aircraft shows that paying passengers could be boarding a truly zero-emission flight very soon,’ says ZeroAvia CEO The world’s first hydrogen-electric passenger flight was successfully completed on 24 September, potentially bringing the aviation industry a step closer to zero-emissions air travel. The six-seater aircraft did a taxi, takeoff, full […]

PriestmanGoode designs autonomous on-demand passenger and cargo vehicles for Dromos

September 28th, 2020 at 11:13 pm » Comments Off

  PriestmanGoode has designed an electric and autonomous concept vehicle that would be part of a transport network providing private trips for passengers and urban freight delivery.  The modular concept car was chosen as winner of a competition by autonomous network transit (ANT) company Dromos to imagine a vehicle that would run on its own […]

California approves largest ever utility program to expand EV charging

September 22nd, 2020 at 11:10 am » Comments Off

 A charging station for electric vehicles is pictured in Pasadena, California California on Thursday approved a $437 million effort to build thousands of electric vehicle chargers, its utility regulator said, calling it the nation’s largest ever utility program to expand charging infrastructure. The money will go to utility Southern California Edison SCE_pe.A to fund the […]

Tesla Model 3 bucks trend of electric vehicles depreciating rapidly

September 21st, 2020 at 11:19 am » Comments Off

The average vehicle coming off a three-year lease has lost 52 percent of its value, but a Model 3 only loses about 10 percent, one study finds. On average, your average new sedan depreciates 39 percent in its first three years. Trucks go down 34 percent. But electric vehicles drop an astonishing 52 percent, according […]

EV startup Bollinger unveils electric delivery van

September 21st, 2020 at 11:16 am » Comments Off

The Deliver-E van will come in a variety of sizes with a range of battery packs for multiple cargo configuration.  Michigan-based electric truck startup Bollinger Motors hasn’t started production on its rugged electric trucks, the Jeep-like B1 and the B2 pickup, but it’s already rolling out a new vehicle type. This week, the company unveiled […]

Study finds global tipping points for EVs: 31-minute charging, 291 miles of range, $36,000

September 14th, 2020 at 12:09 pm » Comments Off

To achieve mass adoption, the average electric car will need to offer 31-minute charging, 291 miles of range, and a base price of $36,000. Those three factors comprise a global tipping point for EVs, according to a new study commissioned by oil company Castrol, which is looking to sell so-called “e-fluid” lubricants for EVs. Findings […]

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