This Swedish electric car comes with 5 years of free electricity

Posted on Thursday, December 7th, 2017 by

Uniti is on a mission to create an intelligent, small electric car – and they just partnered with energycompany E.ON to provide customers with five years of free solar energy. Uniti is just a couple days away from the worldwide debut of the vehicle Sustainability drives Uniti, and they wanted to go a step further than manufacturing an electric car, considering that vehicle’s source […]

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Hyundai is building a battery 50% larger than Tesla’s megabattery in South Australia

Posted on Thursday, December 7th, 2017 by

As of late, Hyundai has shown several signs of moving away from fuel cell hydrogen and investing more into battery-powered electric vehicles. For example, the Korean automaker recently confirmed plans for a new platform for long-range EVs. Now it sounds like this new platform could also make use of a next generation battery technology.  The Korea […]

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Metal recyclers prepare for electric car revolution

Posted on Tuesday, November 21st, 2017 by

Recycling companies are honing processes to extract metals from old batteries more cheaply and efficiently so they can capitalize on an expected shortfall in materials such as cobalt and lithium when sales of electric cars take off. An employee sorts used primary non-rechargeable Lithium-ion batteries before being recycled by the German recycling firm Accurec in […]

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Fisker patents EV battery with a range of 500 miles that can be charged in 1 minute

Posted on Thursday, November 16th, 2017 by

It might sound too good to be true – but Fisker is working on an electric vehicle battery that can charge up to 100% in just one minute. They’ve reportedly made a breakthrough in solid-state batteries– and their technology could allow an EV to travel 500 miles after a single charge. Designer Henrik Fisker relaunched his EV venture last year, and since then he […]

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Dutch students grow their own biodegradable car

Posted on Tuesday, August 8th, 2017 by

EINDHOVEN, Netherlands (Reuters) – What’s made of sugar, can carry four people and travel at 50 miles (80 km) per hour? A biodegradable car, whose inventors say could be the next step in environmentally friendly motoring. The lightweight electric car, created by students in the Netherlands, is made of a resin derived from sugar […]

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How The Airpod Will Change Transportation And Carry A Father’s Legacy

Posted on Wednesday, April 5th, 2017 by

The Airpod is a zero-pollution, air-powered car that wants to change transportation. At 4 a.m., bleary-eyed and barely awake, I spoke with Cyril Nègre on the other side of the world. He was Skyping with me from France, where the company established by his father, Motor Development International (MDI), was quietly working on a form […]

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The Netherlands is making moves to ban all non-electric vehicles by 2025

Posted on Friday, January 20th, 2017 by

Electric vehicles – including self-driving cars – are clearly the future of personal transportation, but the question remains: when does the future begin, exactly? If the Netherlands has its way, we now have an answer. There are moves within the country to ban all petrol and diesel vehicle sales by 2025, meaning only new […]

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Dunkin’ Donuts helps Pittsburgh electric car owners recharge

Posted on Friday, January 20th, 2017 by

Electric car owners in the region can quickly charge their cars on the go thanks to a partnership between Dunkin’ Donuts and Nissan North America. The restaurant franchise worked with Nissan to install fast-charging electric vehicle (EV) stations at seven area stores. The participating locations are in Canonsburg, Crafton, Harmar, Shaler, West View, Aliquippa and […]

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This electric car is the first zero-emissions vehicle to finish the Dakar Rally

Posted on Wednesday, January 18th, 2017 by

The Acciona 100% EcoPowered rally car powered its way to the finish of the world’s toughest motor event without burning a drop of fuel and with no tailpipe emissions. The iconic Dakar rally (formerly known as the Paris–Dakar Rally before its move to South America) is a grueling race that covers some 5,600 miles […]

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Norway’s Electric Car Revolution

Posted on Friday, October 16th, 2015 by

Norway is speeding past other countries in the electric car race. The trick, it seems, is setting high vehicle taxes and offering generous exemptions. By stripping electric cars of a 25 percent sales tax and a registration tax that averages more than $12,000 depending on  a vehicle’s weight and polluting fossil fuel emissions, the Nordic country […]

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