Rome latest city to announce car ban, will ban diesel cars from historical center starting 2024

Hot on the heels of a German court’s decision to allow cities to enforce diesel bans, Italy is also getting into the game.  Rome mayor Virginia Raggi annnounced “Rome has decided to ban the use of diesel cars from its historical center from 2024” at the Women4Climate conference in Mexico City this week.

The primary reasons for the ban are to cut down on pollutants which cause damage to Rome’s important historical landmarks and, of course, to do what Rome can to help stop climate change.

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SpaceX contemplates Mars rocket factory on the South Texas coast

In statements provided to the Brownsville Herald, a Texan paper dedicated to a South Texas region that includes SpaceX’s Boca Chica launch site, state representative René Oliveira hinted that SpaceX’s plans for the region could go “well beyond conducting launches.” SpaceX and South Texas The Herald’s Steve Clark provided a great summary of the history between […]

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Bosch decides against massive battery cell production plan for electric cars, even sells solid-state battery start-up

Bosch, one of the world’s largest automotive suppliers, has been exploring a plan to get into battery cell production in a big way to support the electrification of the industry.

The company announced today that it decided against the plan, but says that it still plans to “lead electromobility mass market from 2020” and it will focus on other electrical components. more…

Thief hijacked a Chevy Bolt EV failed to get away because ‘he didn’t know how to drive it’, police says

In quite a strange story that happened in Austin, Texas last weekend, a thief successfully hijacked a Chevy Bolt EV, but failed to get away with the car because he ‘didn’t know how to drive electric’, according to the police. more…

Green Deals: Sun Joe 14A Electric Pressure Washer $90 (33% off), more

Today only, Home Depot is discounting a wide range of electric outdoor power equipment by up to 45% off. Our top pick is the Sun Joe 14.5A Electric Pressure Washer for $89.99 shipped. Originally $149 and more recently closer to $120, today’s offer is the best that we can find. Features include a 14A electric motor, 2,030psi of pressure, and a 20-foot hose. Rated 4.5/5 stars by over 1,800 reviewers.

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FAW Luxury Division Will Launch 15 Battery-Electrics By 2025, Including One In 2018

China FAW Group Corporation (FAW) announced that one of its brand, the luxury division Hongqi, is going electric. The new strategic plan envisions 15 new all-electric models by 2025 and only two gasoline model s, which sounds like end of ICE. to us, or just about. The first BEV is to…

Tesla’s vehicle performance downplayed by Porsche Mission E exec

Porsche’s Vice President of Product Line BEV, Stefan Weckbach, recently threw some shade at Tesla, stating that the Mission E, the German automaker’s upcoming rival to the Model S, will not have the limitations present in its iconic American counterpart. The Porsche executive underplayed the performance of the Tesla’s flagship Model S, stating that the […]

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