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How electric and driverless vehicles will change building design

May 19th, 2019 at 11:39 am » Comments Off

  The world’s first affordable automobile had a dramatic impact on residential design. On October 1, 1908, the first Model T Ford was built in Detroit. Unlike horses, most people could afford to have their own private car and keep it at their home. Between 1908 and 1927, Ford built some 15 million Model T […]



Long-nosed prototype of ‘world’s fastest bullet train’ ALFA-X unveiled in Japan

May 15th, 2019 at 3:44 am » Comments Off

RIFU, Miyagi — A long-nosed prototype of the next-generation Tohoku and Hokkaido shinkansen bullet trains, which are set to have the world’s fastest regular operation speed of 360 kilometers per hour, was unveiled to the press here on May 9.



Sweden is building a road that recharges electric buses that drive over it

April 26th, 2019 at 11:30 am » Comments Off

One of the biggest hassles for electric car owners is having to charge them. To get around the problem of needing to provide myriad electric charging stations, the Swedish transport administration is exploring the idea of having special roads which charge vehicles’ batteries as they drive over them. To showcase the concept, the Smart Road […]



Billion-dollar bets on electric vehicles await payoff

April 18th, 2019 at 10:34 am » Comments Off

If carmakers have any hope of making money on electric vehicles, they’ll need to re-think how they design and sell them, a new McKinsey study suggests. Why it matters: Automakers will pour $255 billion into EVs by 2023 but are resigned to losing money on them for the foreseeable future — an expected outcome of […]



How we get to the next big battery breakthrough

April 13th, 2019 at 12:44 pm » Comments Off

Electric planes could be the future of aviation. In theory, they will be much quieter, cheaper, and cleaner than the planes we have today. Electric planes with a 1,000 km (620 mile) range on a single charge could be used for half of all commercial aircraft flights today, cutting global aviation’s carbon emissions by about […]



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