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Electric Vehicles

A Propulsion System for a 186-seat Electric Aircraft

Posted: 03.18.2020 no comments

 

So far, e-planes can carry only a few people on board. Now, the easyJet airline has started working with California startup Wright Electric to develop an engine for a 186-seat electric aircraft called Wright 1. From 2030, the first flights will already be available, and 186 passengers can be transported with zero emissions.     Wright […]

 

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Mercedes-Benz Frees Up Cash to Build Electric and Autonomous Vehicles

Posted: 03.11.2020 no comments

 

Mercedes-Benz is embarking on a sweeping cost cutting plan to free up cash to build electric and self-driving cars, a step which could see entire engine families and platforms eliminated, Daimler board member Markus Schaefer said on Tuesday. “We will review our current lineup and the idea is streamlining the portfolio,” Schaefer said in a conference […]

 

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GM Breaks with Trump Administration in Electric Vehicle Proposal

Posted: 11.23.2018 no comments

 

General Motors, facing the imminent expiration of its U.S. tax credits for electric vehicles, is now pushing for a federal mandate to keep the momentum going. In a defiant response to the Trump administration’s proposal to freeze fuel economy and emissions standards, GM outlined its own proposal for a national zero-emission vehicle program, modeled on the […]

 

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Can Paris Exist Sans Gasoline? Its Mayor Thinks So.

Posted: 10.21.2018 no comments

 

If Paris’s socialist mayor Anne Hidalgo gets her way — and gale-force opposition is trying to make sure she doesn’t — one day you won’t be able to drive a gas-powered car through Paris, but you will be able to breathe. That is the choice, and it should be an obvious one. No city should […]

 

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Internal Combustion Engine Mechanic Ready for EV Revolution

Posted: 08.01.2018 no comments

 

He’s teaching others how to fix hybrid and electric cars. He bought his first hybrid car in 1999 – and never looked back – as a consumer or as a mechanic.    Read the entire article at Yale Climate Connections.   For 40 years, Craig Van Batenburg has owned an auto repair shop in Worcester, Massachusetts. Van […]

 

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Sweden’s New Electric Highway Works like a Scaled-up Slot Car Track

Posted: 04.27.2018 no comments

 

In a move that will delight anyone who raced slot cars as a kid, the Swedish Transport Administration has just opened a 2-km stretch of electrified road that works the same way. The project, dubbed eRoadArlanda, involves embedding electric rails into the road surface to power electric vehicles through a contact arm hanging down from […]

 

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UPS Updates Its Fleet of Trucks to Electric

Posted: 04.05.2018 no comments

 

UPS, which operates one of the largest fleets of vehicles in the world, has several electrification efforts. It is quite excited about the prospect of going all-electric as it deploys a new smart-grid technology to support its growing EV fleet in London.   Read the entire article at elektrec.   So much so that it called […]

 

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Paris Mayor Wants Free Transit for All

Posted: 04.04.2018 no comments

 

Leaders in Brussels, Seoul and Salt Lake City have all experimented with free transit to curb air pollution on smoggy days. Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo wants to take the practice one step further, and offer fareless service year-round. Reuters reports that Hidalgo announced this week that the city will conduct a feasibility study of free […]

 

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Tesla Installing World’s Largest Solar Rooftop on Nevada Gigafactory

Posted: 03.12.2018 no comments

 

Tesla is building a massive rooftop solar array on top of its Gigafactory 1 (GF1) outside Sparks, Nevada. Once finished, the 70-megawatt system will be the largest in the world by far. The current record-holder is the comparatively shrimpy 11.5-megawatt array in India that can power 8,000 homes.   Read the entire article at EcoWatch.   The […]

 

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Paris Offers Subsidies to Those Who Give Up Cars / Buy Bikes

Posted: 03.09.2018 no comments

 

Paris will offer its residents tax incentives to give up their cars or buy electric bikes. Anyone who purchases an e-bike or upgrades a conventional bike with an electrical assist will receive up to €400 ($495) and those who purchase both electric and conventional cargo bikes will receive up to €600 ($744). The city will also […]

 

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