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 […]
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.
As the world continues the transition to electric drive, we’re finally beginning to get some variety in the form factor of the EVs available. Tesla, of course, has led the way by not only offering long range EVs, but also giving buyers an opportunity to get an electric vehicle that…
Perhaps the Tesla Model 3 will eventually come with the option of 20-inch Sport wheels? The current Model 3 (long range, single motor) comes standard with 18-inch Aero wheels. The only other option is to spend $1,500 to upgrade to 19-inch Sport wheels …
Competition for the title of most popular electric car has sparked a long and highly charged race between Tesla and Chevrolet. Though these brands offer vastly different versions of electric vehicles, they seem to be the two dominating electric vehicle…
Several Tesla suppliers are now reporting that Model 3 production is increasing rapidly and they are back to working on Tesla’s guidance of 5,000 units per week in December, which was delayed last month. more…
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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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 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 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: