Infographic: Britons could save over £100 by travelling home for Christmas in an electric vehicle

Britons could save over £100 by ditching planes, trains and traditional petrol cars this Christmas, by travelling home in an electric vehicle. Research by EV smart charging solution provider NewMotion, which was recently acquired by Shell, has found that a return journey from London to Glasgow in an electric vehicle will save Christmas travellers £124 […]

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‘World’s First’ Solar-Powered train to begin operation in Australia

We “found a dilapidated train, restored it, and are powering it with a 4.6 billion year old power source” is how Jeremy Holmes, development director of the Byron Bay Railroad Company succinctly summarized the mission of the world’s first solar-powered train project.  The train, designed to be powered fully by solar panels and electric motors, goes into service this weekend, with a short 3km route near a resort in Byron Bay, New South Wales, Australia.

The railroad company has been set up as a nonprofit, and has partnered with several local companies including ELMOFO, a high-performance EV builder who made this awesome electric Radical SR8.

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Fastned raises 12.3M euro for expansion of European fast charging network

Fastned, the Dutch company that builds a European network of fast charging stations, has raised 12.3 million euro in 10 days via a public issue of bonds. The proceeds of this issue will be used to further expand the network of fast-charging stations in the Netherlands, Germany other European countries. Investors could subscribe to the […]

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SpaceX aims for a burst of December launches despite recent delays

Originally scheduled to launch on December 4, SpaceX’s thirteenth resupply mission to the International Space Station (ISS) has been pushed back to no earlier than Friday, December 15 after routine preflight checks identified potential contaminants in the Falcon 9 launch vehicle’s upper stage fuel lines. The past six weeks have been something of an outlier […]

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New battery research could triple range of electric vehicles

New research at the University of Waterloo could lead to the development of batteries that triple the range of electric vehicles. The breakthrough involves the use of negative electrodes made of lithium metal, a material with the potential to dramatically increase battery storage capacity. “This will mean cheap, safe, long-lasting batteries that give people much […]

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Continental to debut automated universal wireless and bi-directional car charging ecosystem

Continental AG, the large German automotive OEM company today previewed some new electric car charging technology that they plan to showcase at CES in Las Vegas next month. The announcements amount to two different parts of the EV charging infrastructure that would be OEM-ed into Electric vehicles by automakers:

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