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When Will Electric Planes Be Clear For Takeoff?

When Will Electric Planes Be Clear For Takeoff?

Nov 27, 2017 at 15:10 | Irina Slav

With so much talk of electric cars, it’s easy to overlook another segment of the transport industry that is seeing an influx of electric projects: aircraft. There are probably a…

Shell Teams Up With Carmakers To Build Huge EV Charging Network

Shell Teams Up With Carmakers To Build Huge EV Charging Network

Nov 27, 2017 at 11:02 | Irina Slav

Shell has partnered with a consortium involving some of Europe’s largest carmakers to build a network of EV fast-charging stations across the continent. Initially, the charging stations will be…

Reducing Bitcoin’s Carbon Footprint

Reducing Bitcoin’s Carbon Footprint

Nov 24, 2017 at 14:36 | Michael Kern

Bitcoin’s surge in popularity has sent the network’s electricity consumption soaring. And while using the electricity is not necessarily a problem when building the largest immutable ledger that has ever…

A Low-Cost Alternative To Lithium-Ion Batteries

A Low-Cost Alternative To Lithium-Ion Batteries

Nov 24, 2017 at 14:35 | Brian Westenhaus

Forschungszentrum Juelich researchers with American Oak Ridge National Laboratory scientists have now successfully observed with nano-scale precision how deposits form at the iron electrode during operation. A deeper understanding of…

Tesla Completes World’s Largest Battery

Tesla Completes World’s Largest Battery

Nov 23, 2017 at 11:09 | Irina Slav

The giant lithium-ion battery Tesla boss Elon Musk promised the South Australian government earlier this year has been installed and tests will begin shortly, the South Australian government said…

Is Tesla’s E-Truck A Game Changer For Energy Markets?

Is Tesla’s E-Truck A Game Changer For Energy Markets?

Nov 21, 2017 at 16:32 | Jon LeSage

Automotive and financial market analysts wonder what Tesla CEO Elon Musk could possibly be thinking. Tesla is facing a real crossroads in its future as it runs behind schedule for…

The Hidden Cost Of Electric Cars

The Hidden Cost Of Electric Cars

Nov 17, 2017 at 17:11 | Christopher Stakhovsky

EU electric car producers got a fresh lease on life last week as the European Commission proposed caps on vehicle emissions as a way to fight against global warming—and…

Are Autonomous Cars Ready To Ditch The Backup Driver?

Are Autonomous Cars Ready To Ditch The Backup Driver?

Nov 17, 2017 at 17:11 | Robert Rapier

Two years ago on my daily commute to work in Chandler, Arizona, I noticed something new sharing the roads with me: a fleet of white cars with a funny contraption…

Tesla’s Surprise Unveiling Reveals Fastest Production Car Ever

Tesla’s Surprise Unveiling Reveals Fastest Production Car Ever

Nov 17, 2017 at 10:51 | Tsvetana Paraskova

While all EV enthusiast and investor eyes were focused on Tesla’s Semi-truck unveiling last night, the EV maker shocked the crowed with a bonus at the end of the ceremony,…

Germany May Fall Short On 1 Million EV Goal

Germany May Fall Short On 1 Million EV Goal

Nov 10, 2017 at 16:19 | Post Carbon

The electrification of transport is one of the key tasks of Germany’s economic policy. It aims to protect the global position of the German industry and accelerate the implementation of…

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