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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 […]



Silent Yachts debuts a new triple-deck version of its dead-quiet solar-powered catamaran

March 10th, 2020 at 6:05 pm » Comments Off

Silent 80 Tri Deck Silent Yachts It’s been touted as the builder’s “most spacious model to date.” After making a major splash in the marine world earlier this year, Silent Yachts is doubling down—or tripling, perhaps—on its groundbreaking solar-powered catamaran. The Austrian-based builder has just unveiled a brand-new tri-deck version of its flagship Silent 80 […]



The Gruzovikus self-driving freight tractor is almost too beautiful for words

March 9th, 2020 at 12:13 pm » Comments Off

Art Lebedev Studio’s Gruzovikus concept truck: fully electric, fully autonomous, extremely beautiful You don’t normally think of freight tractors in terms of visual appeal: they are enormous machines meant to haul stuff all across the world, so whether they’re pretty or not is of no consequence. But that doesn’t mean that they can’t be pretty, […]



Citroën launches $6,000 electric car that a 14-year-old can drive

March 9th, 2020 at 12:02 pm » Comments Off

Citroën is launching the Ami, a new ~$6,000 mini electric car that can cost just $20 per month and it can be legally driven by a 14-year-old can in France.  We call it an electric car because it looks like a small city car, like a smart, but Citroën is calling Ami a “light quadricycle.” […]



Make way for the Eco-Beast

February 7th, 2020 at 12:33 pm » Comments Off

  Electric Hummers and Cybertrucks are just the beginning when it comes to sustainable trucks and S.U.V.s.  What would it take to unite this divided country? At this point, we seem to be down to one option: electric pickup trucks. Our future was teased in a 30-second General Motors ad featuring Lebron James during the […]



Cruise Origin people mover has no controls, completely autonomous

February 4th, 2020 at 12:13 pm » Comments Off

Cruise Origin offers a self driving mini bus for cities It seems these days that there is no shortage of startups promising new vehicles with electric motors and self-driving systems, and now the joint operation between GM and Honda, Cruise, has unveiled its driverless people mover sans any human controls. The Cruise Origin, billed as […]



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