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Volta Zero is an electric delivery truck built just for cities

September 11th, 2020 at 11:22 am » Comments Off

DPD will start using the EV to deliver parcels in London next year.  Volta Trucks A Swedish startup named Volta Trucks has unveiled its first vehicle: an electric truck designed specifically for city parcel and freight deliveries. The Volta Zero is scheduled to start production in the UK in 2022, and the company is aiming […]

UAVOS presents concept SumoAir urban air taxi

September 7th, 2020 at 3:13 am » Comments Off

UAVOS has presented their air taxi SumoAir as an autonomous concept for vertical e-mobility.  The all-electric, tandem rotor helicopter concept consists of a five-seater passenger including the pilot cabin that can be attached to either a car or a flight module. The helicopter will be operated both manually and autonomously. The project is a part […]

Japan’s Sky Drive ‘flying car’ successfully carries out test flight with a person aboard

September 5th, 2020 at 2:22 am » Comments Off

A contraption that looked like a slick motorcycle with propellers lifted several feet off the ground  The vehicle hovered in the air, over a netted area, for four minutes. The decades-old dream of zipping around in the sky as simply as driving on highways may be becoming less illusory. Japan’s SkyDrive, among the myriads of […]

These EV chargers make money for their building-owner hosts

September 2nd, 2020 at 12:19 pm » Comments Off

  Los Angeles-based EV charging startup Xeal, which uses predictive AI software to maximize the profits of charging stations, will boost passive income for commercial and residential building owners. It’s just successfully closed its seed investment round.

Tesla rival Nikola scores deal to make thousands of 1,000-horsepower electric garbage trucks

August 21st, 2020 at 11:30 am » Comments Off

If Nikola (NKLA) founder Trevor Milton has his way, the garbage trucks emitting black smoke that troll the streets will eventually be a thing of the past.  Milton and his team at Nikola took a giant step in that mission on Monday. The upstart electric- and hydrogen-powered truck maker announced a deal with waste management […]

The forecast for passenger drones is sky high

August 21st, 2020 at 11:27 am » Comments Off

EHANG 184 AAV Manned Flight Test by EHANG CEO Mr. Hu Huazhi A new forecast for passenger drones and the eVTOL aircraft market predicts dramatic growth over the next 10 years. According to the new market research report from MarketsandMarkets on the “eVTOL Aircraft Market … Global Forecast to 2030”, the eVTOL aircraft market is […]

Why wireless vehicle charging makes sense for smart cities

August 20th, 2020 at 10:01 am » Comments Off

Image of proposed wireless charging stations Investments we make today in urban EV infrastructure must take into account future requirements for ride sharing, transit and utilities   As the world’s population grows increasingly urban — it’s expected that by 2050, 70 per cent of individuals will live in urban areas — it’s critical for these […]

24 million EVs is the limit for current U.S. power grid until 2028

August 19th, 2020 at 12:22 pm » Comments Off

This PNNL study could help the U.S. power system keep ahead of the EV adoption curve.  Getting the world to work without oil will not be easy. Apart from increasing EV adoption, we have to make sure the world can cope with them. Think about it: would the power grid stand too many electric cars […]

Zin Boats reinvents the electric speedboat in a bid to become the Tesla of the sea

August 16th, 2020 at 10:39 am » Comments Off

  The automotive industry is knee deep in the vast transition to electric, but one place where gas is still going strong is out on the water. Seattle startup Zin Boats wants to start what you might call a sea change by showing, as Tesla did with cars, that an electric boat can be not […]

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 […]

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