Green Transportation News In the Last 2 Months
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  • • Bundling EVs With Solar Panels
    Are Customers Going to Buy In?

    ICN

    Dec. 1, 2022 -It makes sense that someone buying an electric vehicle would also want to buy a charging system and get it installed. But how about solar panels, and home battery storage?

    Automakers are increasingly wanting to sell all of these products.

    Hyundai recently announced the rollout of Hyundai Home, a service to help the company’s customers match up with installers of EV chargers, rooftop solar and battery storage.

  • • Hydrogen-Powered Honda CR-V Coming in 2024
    A Different Gas for This Honda

    Dec. 1, 2022 (FoxNews) -Honda has announced plans to launch a hydrogen-powered version of its bestseller in 2024.

    The compact SUV will use a fuel cell that generates electricity through the combination of stored hydrogen and atmospheric oxygen, which emits only water as a byproduct.

  • • New to Electric Vehicles?
    Read This Article First

    Greener Ideal

    Nov. 23, 2022 -Electric vehicles have gained popularity over recent years as the technology behind them converges to create an ever-improving riding experience. The costs have also come down significantly.

    EVs have numerous benefits – they’re better for the environment, quieter, require minimal maintenance compared to gas-powered vehicles, and save you money in the long run. They protect you against the see-sawing gas prices.

  • • Carbon Footprint of EVs Expected to Diminish
    Changes Are Rapidly Occurring

    CT

    Nov. 21, 2022 -EVs produce high levels of emissions when produced and disposed of and coal remains the most significant power source used to create them, though that may not always be the case, according to The New York Times. Additionally, the zero-emission lifespan of an EV effectively erases the greenhouse gases created upon manufacturing, as detailed in several studies in recent years.

  • • GM Signs Long-Term Nickel Supply Agreement
    Vale Canada Limited Is the Partner

    CT

    Nov. 21, 2022 -A term contract was signed between General Motors and Vale Canada Limited for the long-term supply of battery-grade nickel sulfate from Vale’s planned factory in Bécancour, Québec, Canada. With the cooperation of this agreement, GM will have access to nickel sulfate from a US free-trade partner to meet its rapidly expanding EV production requirements in North America.

  • • GM Offers a Bullish Outlook For its EV Business
    They're Forecasting Profits in ’25

    REW

    Nov. 18, 2022 -General Motors told investors that its lineup of electric vehicles will be “solidly profitable” in 2025 in North America and that its EV capacity in the region could top 1 million units annually by then.

    GM said that it will have multiple entries in pickup, SUV and luxury segments that represent about 70% of EV industry volume, including the Chevrolet Silverado EV, Blazer EV and Equinox EV, the Cadillac LYRIQ and the GMC Sierra EV.

  • • EICMA 2022: Horwin Senmenti 0 Electric Scooter
    200kmph Top Speed and 300km Range Unveiled

    Nov. 15, 2022, ZIGWHEELS.com -To stand out in the global electric two-wheeler market, EV manufacturers need to come up with something new and different. Horwin Global seems to have nailed the brief. The Austrian bike maker has unveiled its first electric maxi-scooter at EICMA 2022. While the overall design points towards a maxi-scooter, the brand insists that this is an electric motorcycle. And for good reason.

  • • Two-Way Charging Is Chinese
    EV Drivers’ Favorite Life Hack
    The Ubiquity of Two-Way Charging Has EV Owners Thinking About Their Cars in a New Way

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    Nov 12, 2022 - Every morning, as freezing winds blow across his construction site in northern China, Liu Jianhong gathers his workers for a cup of hot tea. Liu, whose business in Shaanxi province often operates beyond the reach of power grids, plugs a hairdryer-like charger into his hybrid electric car, a sport utility vehicle from Chinese automaker BYD Co. The other end of the charger connects to his kettle. A few minutes later, it lets out a whistle and tea time begins.

  • • Wiener Linien Orders 60
    Mercedes-Benz eCitaro Buses for Vienna
    This Purchase Will Help the Austrian City to Reduce Its Local Emissions With Buses That Produce Zero Emissions

    CT

    Nov. 8, 2022 -Wiener Linien plans to convert 9 of its more than 100 routes into operation with the all-electric eCitaro buses by the end of 2025. The all-electric Mercedes-Benz eCitaro buses are 12 meters long, and come with the latest generation of lithium-ion batteries.

    To ensure the buses were up to the challenge, The company conducted a pilot project in June 2021 allowing passengers to use the all-electric bus free of charge for two weeks during practice runs on three routes.

  • • Electric Boat Maker X Shore Speaks
    With CleanTechnica About Its New Vessel
    It Also Discusses
    the Company's Future

    CT

    Nov. 8, 2022 -Much of the visibility electric vehicles enjoy right now is focused on electric cars, SUVs, and trucks. Fortunately, the electrification of transportation also includes water-based people movers. In the United States there may be as many as 12 million registered leisure craft. In Europe, that figure is about 6 million, according to the European Boating Industry website.

    Typically, such watercraft employ gas or diesel-powered engines which generate various forms of pollution: air, water, noise, and greenhouse gas emissions.

  • • Not Your Grandpa's Hummer
    Recon Launches New GMC Hummer EV All-Wheel Drive Ebike

    CT

    Nov. 1, 2022 -Recon Power Bikes has partnered with General Motors Corporation through a global licensing agreement to produce the new GMC Hummer EV All-Wheel Drive Ebike — which, of course, goes with GMC’s new Hummer EV Supertruck as an AWD EV duo. Equipped with the new Hummer EV All-Wheel Drive Ebike customers can go further than they could before reaching spots only accessible with two-wheeled vehicles.

  • • Rolls-Royce Introduces Its First-Ever Electric Car
    The Spectre Comes
    on the Market in 2023

    BARONS.COM, Oct. 28, 2022 -Rolls-Royce debuted Spectre, “the marque’s first fully electric motor car,” at the Goodwood headquarters in England on Oct. 18, and will start delivering cars in the fourth quarter of next year. “I believe Spectre is the most perfect product that Rolls-Royce has ever produced,” said Torsten Müller -Ötvös, the company’s CEO, at the new model’s debut. “This is the start of a bold new chapter for our marque.”

    The four-seat car is a big, slick and aerodynamic fastback that retains that very upright front chrome grille, albeit in wider form, and lit up with 22 LEDs...

  • • Charging an EV Battery in Just 10 Minutes
    This Heating Layer
    Could Do the Trick

    ZME Science

    Oct. 28, 2022 -Although no one can predict with certainty what exactly people will use to drive down roads decades from now, this much is certain: gas-powered cars are on their way out, and EVs are on the way in. That’s pretty transparent to most folks, but nevertheless, adoption is slow because of two major bottlenecks: cost and convenience.

    Both the higher EV price tag and large refilling time compared to gas-guzzling vehicles can be pinned down to batteries, but a simple design tweak could solve these issues with a one-two punch.

  • • The EV Battery Boom Is Here
    Manufacturers Are Investing Billions in Midwest Factories

    ICN

    Oct. 27, 2022 -Last week, Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer held a ceremonial ribbon-cutting at the headquarters of Our Next Energy, a battery manufacturing startup in Novi, a Detroit suburb.

    Our Next Energy, or ONE, plans to spend $1.6 billion on a new plant in Novi that would employ more than 2,000 people.

  • • 17-Year-Old Designs a Greener Motor
    It Could Revolutionize EVs

    TH

    Oct. 14, 2022 -Robert Sansone, a 17-year-old high school student, just won first prize at the Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) for a magnet-free synchronous reluctance motor that could, according to event organizers and Smithsonian Magazine, one day revolutionize the electric vehicle industry.

    The prize, which includes $75,000, has brought significant attention to the young engineer, who was kind enough to explain to me—in lay person’s terms—what had led him to these experiments.

  • • 2024 Polestar 3 Will Have a 300-Mile Range
    Starting Price: $85k

    ZME Science

    Oct. 14, 2022 -Polestar on Wednesday revealed the 2024 Polestar 3, which is a significant stage in the evolution of the Swedish EV brand. It's scheduled to go on sale in the United States in the fourth quarter of 2023, starting at $85,300 with destination.

    The brand's first SUV, the Polestar 3 is twinned with Polestar parent Volvo's upcoming electric successor to the XC90, recently confirmed to be called EX90, set for its own debut Nov. 9. Both will be built at Volvo's South Carolina factory starting in 2024, although Polestar confirmed that initial units of the 3 will be sourced from Chengdu, China.

  • • Sony & Honda Will Build Electric Cars iIn America
    May Bypass Dealers

    CT

    Oct. 14, 2022 -In June, Sony and Honda announced the creation of a new company — called Sony Honda Mobility — that will manufacture electric cars together. At the time, Sony CEO Kenichiro Yoshida said, “Sony’s purpose is to fill the world with emotion through the power of creativity and technology. Through this alliance with Honda, which has accumulated extensive global experience and achievements in the automobile industry over many years and continues to make revolutionary advancements in this field, we intend to build on our vision to ‘make the mobility space an emotional one,’ and contribute to the evolution of mobility centered around safety, entertainment, and adaptability.”

  • • A Diesel Engine Retrofitted to Burn Clean Hydrogen
    The Converted Diesel-Hydrogen Hybrid Engines Emit 86% Less CO2

    Anthrop Logo

    Oct. 13, 2022 -Vehicles fueled by hydrogen are much more energy-efficient than those powered by fossil fuels, and they only emit water vapor and warm air. But these vehicles need special battery-like devices called fuel cells to drive their motors.

    Not anymore. Researchers in Australia have retrofitted diesel engines to run on 90% hydrogen as fuel, emitting 86% less carbon.

    Trucks, trains, ships, and farm and construction equipment all use diesel today. Existing diesel engines be retrofitted to the new hybrid system in a few months, the researchers say. This switch could speed up the transition to clean hydrogen transportation.

  • • California Funds a Vehicle-To-Building Pilot
    Using Electric and Fuel Cell Buses

    PGI

    Oct. 11, 2022 -A project funded by the California Energy Commission (CEC) is intended to show the value of bidirectional electric vehicle charging to support a vehicle-to-building (V2B) hub.

    The project will use stored energy from electric buses to provide filtered air conditioning at a branch of the Oakland Public Library in the event of unhealthy heat or smoke conditions.

  • • GM Launches EV Charge Management Business
    It Signs an Energy Storage Deal with SunPower

    PGI

    Oct. 11, 2022 -GM said it is getting into the vehicle-to-building charging sector with a new business unit known as GM Energy.

    It said that its Ultium Home and Ultium Commercial, in combination with the existing Ultium Charge 360, are intended to create a suite of energy management products and services.

  • • Historic Net-Zero International
    Flight Goal Agreed at UN Conference
    State Members of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Adopted the Long-Term Goal by 2050

    UN_News

    Oct 9, 2022 -The goal for decarbonized air transport, which follows similar commitments from industry groups, will “contribute to the green innovation and implementation momentum, which must be accelerated over the coming decades to ultimately achieve emissions-free powered flight,” stressed the President of the ICAO Council Mr. Salvatore Sciacchitano.

    To achieve this aim, several CO2 emissions reductions measures will need to be put in place, such as the accelerated adoption of new and innovative aircraft technologies, streamlined flight operations, and the increased production and deployment of sustainable aviation fuels.

  • • How California’s Bullet Train Went Off the Rails
    America’s First Experiment With High-Speed Rail Has Become a Multi-Billion-Dollar Nightmare

    NYT

    Oct. 9, 2022 -Building the nation’s first bullet train, which would connect Los Angeles and San Francisco, was always going to be a formidable technical challenge, pushing through the steep mountains and treacherous seismic faults of Southern California with a series of long tunnels and towering viaducts.

    But the design for the nation’s most ambitious infrastructure project was never based on the easiest or most direct route.

  • • Nations Agree to Curb Flying Emissions by 2050
    A Milestone in the Effort to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Airplanes Worldwide

    NYT

    Oct. 7, 2022 -After almost a decade of talks, the nations of the world committed Friday to drastically lower emissions of planet-warming gases from the world’s airplanes by 2050, a milestone in efforts to ease the climate effects of a fast-growing sector.

    The target to reach “net zero” emissions — a point in which air travel is no longer pumping any additional carbon dioxide into the atmosphere — would require the aviation industry to significantly step up its climate efforts.

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  • • The Upcycled Car
    Innovations in Automaking Are Already Incorporating Carbon Dioxide Into New Vehicles You Can Buy Today

    Anthrop Logo

    Jan. 1, 2022 -A year from now, a truck wends its way through scenic Swiss villages, delivering milk from the country’s famous Alpine cows. Like almost all light vehicles today, it is powered by gasoline formed underground over millions of years and pulled from the earth thousands of miles away. But there is a crucial difference.

    The CO2 released by the internal combustion of gasoline in this milk run does not all escape into the atmosphere, for this truck has two gas tanks: one for its fossil fuel, but also a second one to store about 90 percent of the greenhouse gas it generates as it putters about the countryside.

  • • The World's First Hydrogen-Powered Passenger Trains
    The First Ever Rail Line to Be Entirely Run on Hydrogen-Power

    CNN travel, Aug. 24, 2022 - Fourteen hydrogen trains powered by fuel cell propulsion will exclusively run on the route in Bremervörde, Lower Saxony. The 93 million euro ($92.3 million) deal has been struck by state subsidiary Landesnahverkehrsgesellschaft Niedersachsen (LVNG), the owners of the railway, and Alstom, builders of the Coradia iLint trains. The Elbe-Weser Railways and Transport Company (EVB), which will operate the trains, and gas and engineering company Linde, are also part of the project.

  • • Trucks With Solar Roofs - Welcome Aboard
    This is Becoming a Thing
    —a Good Thing

    Nov. 1, 2021, (CleanTechnica)- Now, vehicles like the “never charge” Aptera and the Sono Sion are proving that solar can power at least a good chunk of people’s driving — but can it work for larger vehicles?

    The answer isn’t a hard “No” like it once was. The amount of “Yes” is on the rise, even for people who don’t want to drive a “clown truck.”

  • • A New Commercial Hydrogen-
    Electric Plane in on the Scene
    It Will Boast a 500 Mile Range

    Oct. 27, 2021, (INTERESTING ENGINEERING), -A new aviation partnership could see commercial hydrogen-electric airliners take to the skies. The parent company of Alaska Airlines, Alaska Air Group, is partnering with zero-emission aviation firm ZeroAvia to develop a hydrogen-electric powertrain for a 76-seater passenger airliner, a press statement reveals.

    The two companies say that their ZA2000 hydrogen-electric powertrain will have a power output of 2,000-5,000 kW and a range of 500 miles (804 km). The powertrain will initially be fitted into a full-size De Havilland Q400 aircraft. Alaska Air also announced it has invested in ZeroAvia with a view to helping it meet its goal of net-zero emissions by 2040.

  • • Powering All Supercharges With Renewable Energy
    Tesla Plans to Do It ASAP

    April, 2021, (electric)-Tesla apparently made an Earth Day announcement that flew under the radar: The automaker intends to power all Supercharger stations with renewable energy this year.

    The electric vehicle revolution needs to be powered by renewable energy in order for its full positive effect on the environment to be felt.

  • • The Solar Motorhome is Here
    Now You Can Move In
    and Move at the Same Time

    Oct. 8, 2021, (REUTERS), -A solar-powered motorhome, shaped like a huge elongated teardrop, silently rolled into Madrid on Friday as part of a month-long journey from the Netherlands to southern Spain to highlight more sustainable modes of transport.

    Engineering students at the Technical University of Eindhoven in the Netherlands created the blue and white vehicle, named Stella Vita - Latin for "star" and "life" - to inspire car makers and politicians to accelerate the transition toward green energy.

    The adrticle includes a short video.

  • • Eviation's All-Electric Luxury
    Aircraft Is About to Take Flight
    It Has an Impressive
    500-Mile Rang

    Jun. 29, 2021, (INTERESTING ENGINEERING) -If you have to fly sustainably, then you might as well do it with class.

    This seems to be the apt strategy for a company currently prepping its all-electric nine-seat luxury plane for flights, which can fly 440 nautical miles (506 miles, 814 km) on one, singular charge of its colossal 820 kWh battery pack, after crucial flight test hardware was successfully delivered, according to a recent press release.

  • • How Green Can We Make Air Travel?
    And How Soon?

    Sep. 23, 2021, (National Geographic) -Talk with aviation experts about whether commercial flight can ever go green. The fact is this: Everything you can think of that’s spurring a green revolution on the ground will be of little help in the sky anytime soon. Solar panels, wind turbines, electric engines, high-storage batteries, hydrogen fuel cells, magnetic levitation—they are all, bluntly put, useless at present when it comes to the technological challenge of launching a few hundred people into the stratosphere and carrying them thousands of miles. Here’s the figure: More than 80 percent of humanity has never flown at all.

  • • Locomotives of the Future Will Run On Solar Power
    Solar Panels Could Help
    Spark a Solar Power Revolution
    in the Railroad Industry

    Aug. 24, 2021, (CleanTechnica)- The creators of the solar-powered locomotive of the future were aiming to set a Guinness record for speed last weekend, and that is more than just your ordinary attention-getting stunt. Demonstrating the functionality of PV panels on rail cars could help set the stage for solar power to knock diesel fuel out of the railroad business. No word yet on the official results, but solar is beginning to wiggle its way into a field dominated by fossil fuel.

    Bye-bye, diesel engines.

  • • British Airways Partners
    with Sustainable Jet Fuel Company
    The Fuel Used
    is Sustainable Ethanol

    Feb. 10, 2021, (Treehugger) -Earlier this week, British Airways announced that it is investing in LanzaJet, a technology and innovation company that’s aiming to create "sustainable aviation fuel" (SAF) at scale. Specifically, the initiative is geared toward building the first commercial-scale production facility in Georgia. The announcement comes in addition to the airline’s existing partnership with a separate SAF company called Velocys, which could see production at a UK-based facility starting in 2025.

  • • The Chinese City With Almost
    40,000 E-Busses and E-Taxis
    Shenzhen, a City That
    Has Reached a Future That
    the U.S. Can Only Dream About.

    Feb. 14, 2021 (Forbes) -The city, home to about 12 million people, has made a wholesale conversion to electric transportation, with 16,000 Electric Buses and 22,000 Electric Taxis, as Fully Charged explains in the video at bottom (via Electrek and InsideEVs).

    Shenzhen is the home base of BYD, one of the largest electric vehicle makers in the world.

  • • How Compressed Air Can Fuel a Car
    How the Air Car Works

    July 28, 2021 (HowStuffWorks) - Compressing a gas into a small space is a way to store energy. When the gas expands again, that energy is released to do work. That's the basic principle behind what makes an air car go.­ ­

    The first air cars will have air compressors built into them. After a brisk drive, you'll be able to take the car home, put it into the garage and plug in the compressor. The compressor will use air from around the car to refill the compressed air tank. Unfortunately, this is a rather slow method of refueling and will probably take up to two hours for a complete refill.

    If the idea of an air car catches on, air refueling stations will become available at ordinary gas stations, where the tank can be refilled much more rapidly with air that's already been compressed. Filling your tank at the pump will probably take about three minutes [source: Cornell].

  • • The All-Electric Racing Plane Flight
    It's Sure to Make History!

    April 22, 2021 (AIRRACEE) -History will be made in Summer 2021 as an all-electric racing aircraft takes to the skies for the very first time – a landmark moment for Air Race E, its partners and the aviation industry as a whole. And what better time to have announced than Earth Day 2021.

    Air Race E – the world’s first all-electric air race series – will get underway in 2022 with many of the world’s top pilots going head-to-head at a number of high-profile events around the globe. The aircraft will race just ten metres above the ground at speeds of up to 450km/h (280mph), and this latest development represents a huge milestone for the pioneering series.

  • • United Airlines: No Choice But to Go Green
    If Aviation Were a country, it
    Would Be a Top CO2 Emitter

    Apr. 26, 2021 (Deutsche Welle)-Flying is one of the most carbon-intensive ways to get around. About 2-3% of global carbon emissions come from aviation, which means that, if the sector were a country, it would be the sixth-largest source of CO2 in the world.

    Besides these emissions from burning jet fuel, planes streaking across the sky also release gases and water vapor into the atmosphere that contribute further to global warming.

    The aviation industry has committed to halving its net CO2 emissions from 2005 levels by 2050. But the technology that could allow people to keep boarding planes without further damaging the planet doesn't exist yet. So making this green future a reality is going to require a huge transformation.

  • • How ‘Green’ Are Electric Cars?
    What Their
    "Greenness" Depends Upon

    Apr. 2, 2021 (Renewable Energy World) -The International Energy Agency predicts that by 2030, 125 million electric vehicles will be owned around the world and the UK government aims for almost every car and van on the road to be zero emission by 2050.

    But just how green are they?

    Electric cars are undoubtedly cleaner than fossil fuel run cars. Although more energy is required to make electric vehicles than petrol, you still save more energy in the long run. The deficit is paid off quickly and even, when with no alternative, the electricity used to charge the vehicles is driven by fossil fuels, they are still greener.

  • • Rolls-Royce's New, All-Electrical Airplane Engine
    Now, Recent Tests
    Have Been Successful

    (ZME SCIENCE), -Sept. 30, The company has announced in a blog post that it successfully completed the testing of the technology that will underpin its range of electric airplanes. The testing was part of Rolls-Royce’s ACCEL initiative, which aims to “build the fastest all-electric plane the world has ever seen”.

    The testing didn’t involve a proper aircraft, but rather a full-scale model of the front part of the ionBird — which is what Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Limited has christened their future plane.

    Still, the model included all the bits that needed testing. The electric engine developed around 500 horsepower, requiring 6,000 lithium-ion energy cells to do so. All in all, they store enough energy to fly the plane for around 320 km (~200 miles) at 480 km/h (~300 mph). To put things into perspective, the company explains that is roughly enough power to supply 250 houses, although they do not say for how long.

  • • How Would You Like That Car Printed?
    Your Next Car Could Be A 3D
    -Printed Electric Car

    Mar. 24, 2018 -With all the talk of hyper-performance electric vehicles (EV) and other ‘unobtainium’ cars, we’re happy to report a refreshing story that should appease those unhappy with electric vehicle (EV) affordability. How about a 3D-printed EV for $7,500? And the best part is that you won’t have to wait for it very long.

    Click to read more from Clean Technica.

  • • Eco Power (Rules the Waves)
    Changing the World
    One Wave at a Time

    July 24, 2019,(Scientific American) - EWPG Holding AB is a Swedish company, founded in Tel Aviv, Israel, in 2011, that has developed a patented, smart and cost-efficient technology for turning ocean and sea waves into green electricity. Eco Wave Power is the only wave energy company in the world, to own and operate a wave energy array, which is connected to the grid in accordance with a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA).

  • • Turn Almost Any Bike Into an Electric Bike
    Copenhagen Wheel Turns Any
    Bike Into an Electric Bike

    April, 2017 (Curbed.com)-From bike shares to newly redesigned electric bikes, there are more options than ever for biking in American cities. Bike companies are also working to change the industry, specifically through the use of “power-boosting technology.”

    Pedal-addicts might remember when the prototype of the bright red Copenhagen Wheel was released by a Massachusetts Institute of Technology Lab in 2009. The company Superpedestrian—which launched in 2013—just debuted a new version of the product to consumers after years of intense anticipation and improvements.

  • • SUVs Have the Carbon Footprint
    of a Major Industrial Nation
    The Market for These Cars Booms
    Despite Campaigns to Reduce Emissions

    Feb. 10, 2022, (The New Statesman)-Talk of sustainability is everywhere — whether in the installation of heat pumps in our homes, the expanding meat-free sections in our supermarkets, or in the cries of “climate hypocrisy” whenever a politician takes a private jet. One area seemingly unaffected by the green movement, however, is in the high-end sports utility vehicle (SUV) market.

  • • ZeroAvia Plans First Commercial Hydrogen Flight
    It's a 760-Seater

    Nov. 1, 2021, (NEW ATLAS)- Hydrogen aviation pioneer ZeroAvia has announced its biggest zero-emissions H2 aircraft yet: a 76-seat airliner it's building with Alaska Airlines and hoping to fly in 2023 – as well as its commercial H2 flight between London and Rotterdam in 2024.

    These groundbreaking commercial flights will cover the 200-mile (320 km) distance between London and Rotterdam The Hague airport carrying 19 people, and at this stage it looks like they'll be the first commercial, international hydrogen flights in the world. This will be a significant moment, as the airline sector needs hydrogen powertrains if it's to begin decarbonizing air travel.

  • • Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin for
    Hydrogen-oxygen Storage Tech Reward
    NASA Has Awarded Him $10m

    Sep. 27, 2019, (GeekWire) -Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin space venture is on the top of the funding list for a newly announced round of “Tipping Point” funding from NASA for technologies that could be applied to exploration and settlement of the moon and Mars.

    Headquartered in Kent, Wash., Blue Origin will be awarded $10 million to conduct a ground-based demonstration of hydrogen and oxygen liquefaction and storage.

  • • The Great Electric Airplane Race
    Will Electric Planes Lead
    to Flying Taxis in Our Cities?

    May 26, 2021, (NoVA) -Can new emission-free electric planes replace our polluting airliners and revolutionize personal transportation in our cities? NOVA takes you for a ride in some impressive prototypes that are already in the air, from speedy single-seat planes that can take off like a helicopter but are half as noisy to “self-flying” air taxis that are already taking passengers on test flights in Chinese cities.

    But if electric airplanes are ever to advance beyond small, short-haul craft, significant hurdles of battery weight, energy storage, and cooling remain to be overcome. How long will it be before the dream of super-quiet, super-efficient airliners becomes a reality? (Premiered May 26, 2021)

  • • The Future of Electric Vehicles
    Fuel Cells Could Be the Answer

    June 8, 2020,(Outsider Club) -The electric car revolution is in full swing. Countries all over the world are curbing emissions. Consumers are trying to stretch their miles per gallon and geopolitical concerns over oil never seem to go away.

    Gas guzzlers are on the way out...

    But while Tesla is getting the lion’s share of the media attention, there is another fuel that is a far better bet for investors.

    t’s a new kind of vehicle that could transform the way we travel. It doesn’t involve lithium or batteries or rare earths. It doesn’t involve solar, wind, water, biofuels, or any other form of renewable energy you’ve heard of.

    And best of all, it doesn’t involve oil, coal, or any other fossil fuel, and 100% emissions free...

    We're talking about hydrogen fuel cells.

    Click now for the story and a beautiful graph.

  • • Blue Hydrogen is Worse for Climate than Fossil Fuels
    Not All Hydrogen Fuel is the Same

    Aug. 14, 2021 (ZME Science), - Blue hydrogen, an energy source that involves obtaining hydrogen by using methane in natural gas, is usually described as a low-carbon option for generating electricity, powering vehicles, and even heating buildings. But researchers believe it may actually cause more harm to the climate than conventional fossil fuels.

    In a new study, a team from Stanford and Cornell universities found that the CO2 footprint of blue hydrogen is more than 20% greater than that generated by natural gas or coal and around 60% higher than burning diesel oil for heat. The finding comes at the time the Biden administration is funding a set of regional hydrogen hubs.

  • • Link E-scooters Might Transform Micromobility
    This Smarter, Stronger
    Scooter from Superpedestrian
    Plays Well with Cities

    June 30, 2021, (Treehugger) -There are many (including yours truly) who believe that micromobility is the future of urban transportation; that powerful little batteries, and smart electronics will make it possible for many people to get where they need to go without cars. In these pandemic days, a lot of people want to get around without being squished into public transit.

  • • The World’s 1st Zero-Emission Tanker
    Project Will Use
    Corvus Energy Storage System

    Feb. 13, 2021 (CleanTechnica) -Corvus Energy was selected to provide an energy storage system (ESS) to Kawasaki Heavy Industries for the zero-emissions electric e5 tanker it is building, the world’s first zero-emissions tanker. The electric tanker is under construction for Tokyo’s Asahi Tanker Co.

    The battery-powered vessel was designed by e5 Lab Inc., which is a consortium of leading Japanese shipping and maritime services companies.

  • • Tiny Sunlight Powered Aircraft Are About to Take Off
    Light is All that’s Needed
    to Levitate These Microfliers

    Feb. 12, 2021 (ScienceNews) -Flight isn’t easy at the edge of space. But tiny “microfliers” could soar high in Earth’s atmosphere fueled only by sunlight, experiments suggest.

    At heights between about 50 and 80 kilometers above Earth’s surface, in what’s known as the mesosphere, the atmosphere is so thin that airplanes and balloons can’t stay aloft. But mechanical engineer Mohsen Azadi and colleagues at the University of Pennsylvania saw promise in a technique that uses light to levitate objects.

  • • Battery Powered EVs - the Most Efficient So Far
    The Chart Shows Why

    June 10, 2020 (CleanTechnica) -The page features a chart explaining the reasons why battery electric wins the efficiency race.

  • • To Clear Santiago’s Smog, Chile Pushes Electric Taxis
    The Government Program Would
    Cover Up to $11,000 Toward a New
    EV Plus Home Charging Equipment,

    Mar. 4, 2021 (Bloomberg CityLab), -Nestled in a valley at the foot of the Andes, the Chilean capital of Santiago is often shrouded in smog, especially in winter, when seasonal air inversions can trap pollutants over the city of more than 5 million people. Other major cities in Chile, such as Temuco and Osorno, sometimes face some of the world’s worst air quality levels due to the extensive use of wood for heating.

    The Chilean government says that about 10 million Chileans are exposed to air pollution levels above those recommended by the World Health Organization, contributing to about 4,000 deaths every year. Air quality improvements could lead to health savings of $8 billion per year, according to government data.

  • • Israel:A Driving Force Behind The Cars Of Tomorrow
    At The Wheel: Why Israel
    Is A Driving Force
    Behind The Cars Of Tomorrow

    Aug. 2, 2018 (nocamels)-Autonomous vehicles, electrification, connected cars and shared transport are the megatrends now remaking the auto industry. Offshoots of these four main forces include ways to detect sleepy drivers, infotainment solutions, digital cockpits, intelligent transport systems, vehicle cybersecurity, and satellite navigation technologies.

    The Israeli companies in the car arena address all these needs as well as future ones.

  • • UPS Orders 10,000 Electric Delivery Vans
    UPS Orders 10,000 Electric
    Delivery Vans From Arrival

    Jan. 29, 2020, CleanTechnica -When Hyundai and KIA announced last week that they were jointly investing $100 million in UK startup Arrival, they probably knew something we didn’t know — until now. UPS has signed a deal with Arrival to buy 10,000 of its electric delivery vans between now and 2024 and to possibly purchase another 10,000 after that.

    The vans will be placed in service in the UK, Europe, and North America. UPS has also invested an undisclosed amount in the company.

  • • E-Vehicles Did Not Begin in the Current Era
    Electric Transportation History

    PBS.org, Mar.15, 2019

    1832-39 Scottish inventor Robert Anderson invents the first crude electric carriage powered by non-rechargeable primary cells.

    1835: American Thomas Davenport is credited with building the first practical electric vehicle -- a small locomotive.

    1859: French physicist Gaston Planté invents the rechargeable lead-acid storage battery. In 1881, his countryman Camille Faure will improve the storage battery's ability to supply current and invent the basic lead-acid battery used in automobiles.

  • • Solar Bike Paths in Dutch
    Dutch Solar Bike Path Solar
    Road Successful & Expanding

    March 12, 2017 - The Netherlands is covered with bike paths, connecting more or less every destination a person might wish to go to and greatly increasing the convenience of cycling as a sustainable mode of transport.

    In the densely populated country, where space is scarce, a consortium of companies and research labs called SolaRoad is endeavoring to make those cycle lanes reduce carbon emissions in yet another way: by having them to generate solar electricity.

  • • Tesla Battery Day Big News
    Elon Musk Announces
    New EV Battery Design

    (Renewable Energy World), Sept. 23, 2020 -Elon Musk just presented a new battery design for electric vehicle (EV) giant, Tesla, during the company’s long-awaited event “Tesla Battery Day.”

    The presentation began with the introduction of a new 4680 cylindrical cell design, also known as “tabless” batteries. This design will allow for five times the energy, six times the power with a 16 percent range increase, and will replace the current cobalt in their batteries.

    Musk believes that the conditions in cobalt mining violates human rights, thus enforcing the replacement. Manufacturing has begun on these cells at the company’s pilot 10-gigawatt (GW) power production facility in California. The cell factory change alone enables a 14 percent cost per kilowatt hour (KWh) reduction, according to the company.

  • • The Highway or the Wattway!
    First Wattway Solar Road Pilot In
    U.S. Pops Up In Rural Georgia

    Feb. 7, 2017 - The first Wattway solar road pilot in America has popped up in rural west Georgia. The Ray C. Anderson Foundation, named for sustainable manufacturing pioneer Ray Anderson, is testing renewable technologies along an 18-mile stretch of road, and recently installed 538 square feet of Colas‘ Wattway solar road system near the border between Georgia and Alabama.

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Alternative-Fuel Vehicles

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Hydrogen-Powered Tram
(Developed in China)
Energy Source: Hydrogen
Hudrogen Tram

In an effort to reduce China’s harmful and plentiful greenhouse gas emissions, Chinese company Sifang (a subsidiary of China South Rail Corporation) has developed the world’s first hydrogen powered tram. The tram took two years of research and development to complete, and will be powered entirely by hydrogen fuel cells. Since this is a tram and not a train, the top speed will only be 70 kilometers per hour and it will be used in urban areas only. It is designed to carry 380 passengers.
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Hyperloop
Energy Source: Electro Magnetic Propulsion
HyperLoop
Hyperloop brings airplane speeds to ground level, safely. Passengers and cargo capsules will hover through a network of low-pressure tubes between cities and transforming travel time from hours to minutes.
HyperloopTT's technology breakthrough is a next generation passive magnetic levitation system. It's called Inductrack. Magnets arranged in a Halbach array configuration enable passive levitation over an unpowered but conductive track. And as capsules move through the low pressure environment, they use very little energy on route thanks to the reduced drag forces. To learn more about this futuristic mode of transportation, click on the image.

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Kia Niro PHEV

Energy Source: Plug-in Hybrid
Kia Niro PHEV
The Kia Niro plug-in hybrid will be available in US showrooms early in 2018. List price is $28,840 for the LX model, which comes with more features and standard equipment than the entry-level Kia Niro hybrid. That price includes a $940 destination fee. Kia says customers will be able to get a 12,000 mile per year lease for $259 per month for 36 months with $1,999 due at signing. The lease price takes into consideration the $4,543 federal tax credit.
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Chevy Bolt
Energy Source: Plug-in Electric
Chevy Volt
From your weekday commute to weekend trips and all the places in between, Bolt EV is ready to take you wherever you want to go. This ride is an affordable all-electric vehicle that offers an EPA-estimated 259 miles of range on a full charge.† Plus, it offers advanced safety technologies, plenty of space and good looks on top of that. With Bolt EV, there’s nothing holding you back
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Toyota Mirai
Energy Source: Hydrogen Fuel Cell
Toyota Mirai
Mirai means “future” in Japanese, and the exterior of the car reflects its aspirational nature. The futuristic aerodynamic lines of Mirai scream out that it is the rogue of the family, the non-conformist of the bunch. It looks and feels like a Prius that ran off 2 generations ago to do its own thing and has spent every spare minute since watching Back to the Future over and over. Or I may just be having flashbacks to Toyota’s Back to the Future themed Mirai for SEMA a few years back.
The exterior is normal enough to blend in, but at a closer look, it is polarizing. The sweeping bank of lights across the rear of the vehicle accentuate the sweeping line that arcs from the nose to the tail. During the day, the lighting arrays are muted, but at night, they pop out to cut bold lines into the exterior of the vehicle.
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H2 Fuel Cell
Energy Source: Hydrogen
Hydrogen Fuel Cell

Several manufacturers have announced plans to open the market for hydrogen powered cars and other vehicles (including planes!). Toyota will introduce a fuel-cell vehicle in 2015. Challenge: prodicing hydrogen that does not require fossil fuels. Currently, most hydrogen is made from natural gas.
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Volkwagen ID.3
Energy Source: Electricity Only
VW ID.3
Volkswagen issued a press release this week focusing on the upcoming launch of its ID.3 electric car. It confirms that deliveries of its ID.3 First Edition models will begin this summer and adds this interesting twist. The company says virtually all of those cars — 30,000 of them — will be delivered simultaneously. “The objective is to deliver the 30,000 pre-booked ID.3 vehicles in the 1st Edition to customers throughout Europe at almost the same time,” the company says.
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Hundai Kona
Energy Source: Electricity Only
VW ID.3
A big adventure is no small feat. And KONA packs plenty of style and versatility in its compact SUV body. Plus it gives you the confidence to experience more with intelligent safety features that look out for you. So be spontaneous and keep exploring this great, wonderful world. KONA is ready to go.
 

The Rayvolt Beachin’
Energy Source: Electricity

Rayvolt sent a Beachin’ in Laguna Blue across the pond for Clean Technica to run it around the beaches here in Southern California and boy, does it pull in the looks. From the cloud-like 26? x 4? natural rubber tires to the oversized aluminum beach cruiser frame to the removable luggage style battery, the Beachin’ is dressed to the nines.
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Air Race E
> Source: Electricity
The aircraft will race just ten metres above the ground at speeds of up to 450km/h (280mph), and this latest development represents a huge milestone for the pioneering series.
This inaugural flight is the culmination of months of planning, designing, concept developing, testing and manufacturing for the innovative all-electric air racing series.
Further trials over subsequent weeks and months will then focus on fine-tuning the high-performance aspects of the aircraft, ensuring it is ready to race in 2022.
The date, location and the crew members involved will be released over the coming weeks, in what is one of the most highly anticipated and significant events in the ongoing preparation and development for Air Race E.

Hypoint Helicopter
Source: Hydrogen
HyPoint and Piasecki Aircraft Corporation (PiAC) on Tuesday (August 24) shared the first glimpse of what their hydrogen-powered helicopter could look like – and the two firms say it could be in the skies by 2025. In what the two companies are calling the world’s first manned helicopter, the duo will utilise Hypoint’s existing technology to develop five 650kW hydrogen fuel cell systems that will boast twice the specific power of existing hydrogen fuel cell systems.
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Qinetiq Zephyr
Source: Solar
Airbus Defence and Space has successfully completed a new test flight campaign for its Zephyr High Altitude Platform Station (HAPS) in Arizona, U.S.A. The 2020 flight campaign succeeded despite global slowdowns due to the Covid19 pandemic. It focused on aircraft agility, control and operations to build upon previous campaigns, which have already proven the day and night stratospheric persistence of the unmanned aerial system (UAS) essential in military and commercial markets.
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Opener Blackfly
Source: Electricity
We spend too much time confined to a two-dimensional network of concrete and asphalt. The dream of futurists has always been a flying vehicle capable of efficiently moving passengers from A to B.
Opener is realizing this dream in a safe, easy-to-operate, electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) vehicle: BlackFly.
Opener's BlackFly heralds a new era of aviation. Time and money spent traveling and maintaining infrastructure will be reduced. People will go places they never thought possible.
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Syroco Sailboat
Source: Kite-Power

A French startup called Syroco is planning to beat the world sailing speed record next year with a concept that’s — well, sometimes “different” doesn’t quite cut it. They’re calling it the Moonshot 1 Speedcraft, and it is very likely the first one of … these, that you have ever seen.
Oh, and Syroco doesn’t want to just beat the sailing speed record. They want to smash it, aiming for 92 mph. That’s nearly 50% faster than the current record, held by Paul Larsen, who reached 55.32 knots (63.7 mph) on his Vestas Sailrocket 2 in November 24, 2012 in extremely windy (obviously) Walvis Bay in Namibia.
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Esmeralda Zero Emmission Cargo Sub
Source: Hydrogen & Battery Power

These submarines are superior to a cargo ship in almost every way: not only they are weather independent, can reach hard to reach areas and a lot cheaper to build & operate, but it’s also quieter, secure, more stable, and cleaner, with zero fumes or pollutants.
GOLDiOn H18 Bus
Energy Source: Hydrogen & Electricity
The H18 bus will run on both hydrogen and electricity, offering long range, extended warranty and competitive pricing.
Developed under the GOLDiON project, the bus is designed to use a charge depleting strategy for the battery, draining only electricity. The battery is discharged until it reaches a minimum state-of-charge.
When the state-of-charge level is reached, a charge sustaining strategy is then engaged and the state-of-charge is maintained. The fuel cell is used to help propulsion and to provide additional energy to maintain the battery state-of-charge.
With its advanced energy management system, the powertrain efficiency is fully optimised by considering both zero emission technologies which are taking part in propulsion.
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Meet CityQ -
$ Wheeled Car-eBike
Energy Source: Battery

 
the CityQ looks like a good fit for our micromobility coverage, as it’s a 4-wheeled enclosed electric “Car-eBike” with a range of up to 43-62 miles (70-100 kilometers) per charge, a 5-hour charge time, and it can carry 2 adults (or one adult and two kids) and/or cargo.
The CityQ is a Euro-compliant small electric vehicle e-bike, which means it only has a 250W electric motor and a top speed of just 25 kilometers per hour (15.5 mph), and is similar to a sit-down cargo bike in its application, minus the need for balancing necessary for riders of 2-wheelers.
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EXO ONE Single Person
Energy Source: Battery & Solar

Designer Piotr Czyzewski is well aware of traffic jams and parking issues, so he decided to try to tackle the problem by developing EXO ONE, a single-person electric vehicle, in the hopes that it will replace the multiple-person cars cramming the roadways.
The EXO ONE is futuristic, even by 2020 standards, and it addresses many environmental and societal issues that will continue in the years to come. The motor, brilliantly tucked inside the back wheel to save space inside the vehicle, propels the three-wheeled car at 0-60 km/h in just 3 seconds. That will help the vehicle seamlessly and safely merge into traffic. Although the electric battery can last up to 130 km on a single charge, it also contains 126 solar power cells for power assistance.
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Zoox Self-Driving Car
Energy Source: Battery

 
Zoox, a self-driving car company that Amazon bought in June, 2020 has finally revealed its robotaxi after six years of gnarly prototypes and secrecy. And while it broadly resembles other first-generation autonomous vehicles from automakers and Silicon Valley startups, Zoox’s robotaxi has a few standout features, as well as an overall polish to it that makes obvious why Amazon thinks it might be the cornerstone of a fledgling autonomous ride-hailing service. Click image to see a video and a slideshow.

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3-Wheel EV by Aptera

Energy Source: Solar
Aptera
Aptera Motors, an American startup company based in San Diego, California, recently announced a new three-wheeled electric car with a range of up to 1,000 miles. If you have at least one eyebrow raised in skepticism, you’re not alone. That’s because no other auto company, not even market leader Tesla, has come up with a vehicle close to this range. The catch? You can charge the car’s 100 kWh battery from an electrical outlet, but also while driving or parked thanks to its solar harvesting roof.

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Solar Light Passenger Train
Energy Source:The Sun
 
The Australian coastal town of Byron Bay is now easily accessible via a solar-powered train. It might not look cutting-edge, but it is.

Why all the fuss? It’s all about the roof. Following a refit, its passenger carriages are now equipped with specially designed, curved solar panels that are capable of generating 6.5kW. Additional panels on the storage shed roof can produce a further 30kW to top up the train’s lithium-ion batteries if necessary.
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Solectrac eUtility Tractors
Energy Source: Electricity
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All the power you expect from a diesel tractor - without the diesel.
The eUtility Electric Tractor is ready for your most demanding jobs on the farm. Engine noise and diesel fumes are things of the past, you will literally breathe easier. And, when your work is done for the day, recharge the tractor with renewable energy.
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Honeywell
Aircraft Propulsion

Source: Electricity& Hybrid Electricity

Powering the future of flight:

The future of flight is electric, and Honeywell is enabling that future with integrated propulsion systems that make aviation safe, quiet, efficient and clean.
We’ve teamed with DENSO, the global leader in electrification technology for the automotive industry, to create a new generation of light, dependable aircraft motors. Our turbogenerators for hybrid aircraft boast the highest power density in the industry, and we’re a pioneer in hydrogen fuel cells for UAVs. Our Micro Vapor Cycle System is the lightest and most efficient cooling system of its kind.

Candela C7 | Shallow Mode
Source: Electricity
Candela C-7 is the first all-electBack Arrowric speedboat created for long-range trips without polluting our seas.
By combining an advanced flight control system with fully submerged hydrofoils, the C-7 flies silently above the waves, creating a completely new boating experience.
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MDI AirPod One
Source: Compressed Air
Zero Pollution Motors (ZPM) was poised to produce the first compressed air-powered car for sale in the United States by mid-2019. Production in Europe was scheduled for the first quarter 2019, for US buyers estimate delivery, for those who paid their deposits is 2nd half 2019.
The AIRPod vehicle, developed by MDI is the solution to urban pollution and urban mobility. With its small size, a tiny price, zero pollution, and a fun and futuristic design, AIRPod marks a turning point in the range of urban vehicles. It is a real breath of fresh air in cities and the prelude to travel without pollution.
Zero Pollution Motors, LLC hoped to launch the urban car of the future, but stuff happens.
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Stella Vita Motor Home
Source: Solar Enrgy
A new electric solar car project with a living extension and expandable solar panels is giving us a glimpse into what the future might hold for RV/van life.
Solar Team Eindhoven, a group of engineering students from the Technical University of Eindhoven (Netherlands), is probably the most famous team that has competed in the World Solar Challenge, a competition to create super-efficient solar cars.
The people behind Lightyear came up from that team, and now they are trying to use the knowledge acquired through the creation of the original Stella and Stella Lux solar cars to bring to market a road-legal solar car.
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Unitsky String Transport
Source: Electricity

Traffic congestion is a significant issue in urban areas in the United States and around the world. Public health impacts of congestion and idling were identified as early as 2010 to be significant in magnitude. That’s because carbon monoxide, nitrogen oxides, and hydrocarbons are released when fuel burns in an internal combustion engine (ICE). Gasoline vapors escape into the atmosphere during refueling and when fuel vaporizes from engines and fuel systems caused by vehicle operation or hot weather.
This evidence points to a causal role for traffic-related air pollution on mortality, particularly from cardiovascular events.
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Mercedes Vision EQXX
Source: Electricity

The VISION EQXX went from paper to completed vehicle in just 18 months by a multidisciplinary team, including Stuttgart, Formula 1, Formula E and start-ups and partners from around the world. The designers focused on building a lightweight, sustainable and powerful electric vehicle that combines innovation, intelligence and luxury.
“The technology programme behind the VISION EQXX will define and enable future Mercedes-Benz models and features,” said Markus Schäfer, member of the board of management of Daimler AG and Mercedes-Benz AG, chief technology officer responsible for development and procurement. “They are proving that innovations from motorsport – where powertrains are already highly electrified – have immediate relevance for road car development. We are challenging current development processes with innovative spirit and outside-the-box thinking. This truly is the way forward.”

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Lagonda SUV by Aston Martin
Energy Source: Electric
Lagonda
When it comes to Aston Martin, the Lagonda holds a special place in the unobtainium world of collector cars aficionados. Reviving the brand name for a high-end electric SUV is a bold, smart, and darn risky step.
Lagonda has confirmed plans for its first vehicle in the new era – the first in the newly revived brand, which has spun off from Aston Martin. The all-electric Lagonda SUV will be unveiled in 2021 and will be based on the Vision Concept showcased at the 2018 Geneva International Motor Show.
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Tesla Semi Electric Truck
Energy Source: Much Electric Power
Kia Niro PHEV
The all-electric truck, which Musk unveiled on a mid-November night in a Hawthorne Municipal Airport Parking lot (adjacent to his SpaceX headquarters) just outside Los Angeles and has a remarkable 500-mile range, may be most notable for what it doesn't include. To learn more about this vehicle, click on the image.
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BMW Hurricane
Energy Source: Propane
BMW Propane Hurricane

The world's fastest propane vehicle. Cost: about $45k. Engine: 660HP, top speed: 207mph - 0-60 in 6.2 seconds.


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AC Cobra-Series 1
Energy Source: Electric

AC Cobra

Carroll Shelby didn’t design the AC Ace, which was a moderately successful little British roadster with a modest, four-cylinder powerplant under the long hood and a willing chassis. What Shelby did was take that tiny little convertible, stuff it chock-full of American V8 muscle, and give it the best car names ever. Thus the Cobra was born, and its legend has endured for decades, and now, thanks to some forward-thinking people at AC, it might get to live on just a little longer … as an EV.
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The Elf

Energy Source: Electricity & You
The Elf


Organic Transit™ brings you the Elf. It's a trike with a power assist.
It gets 1,800 MPG, weighs 150lbs, load capacity of 350lbs and has a top speed of 20mph.
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ACAL Hydrogen Fuel Cell Engine
Energy Source: Hydrogen
A 300,000 Mile Hydrogen Vehicle
ACAL Fuel Cell Engine


ACAL Energy Ltd, the British chemical engineering company, has announced today that its FlowCath® chemistry and engineering has enabled a PEM hydrogen fuel cell to reach 10,000 hours runtime on a third party automotive industry durability test without any significant signs of degradation. ACAL Energy’s breakthrough approach is also significantly cheaper than conventional fuel cell technology.

 

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Tesla Motors/S
Energy Source: Electricity Only

 

Tesla Roadster
Electric Only: Up to speed: 0-60 im 3.7 seconds. Tailpipe emissions: 0.
Miles per charge: 345. Charging? No problem. Watch the video.
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Sono Motors SION
Energy Source: Solar and Electric
Sion Solar Vehicle
The dream of being able to commute to work in a solar-powered car is finally becoming a reality. Sono Motors just unveiled the SION solar-powered electric car that can travel up to 18 miles using nothing but energy from the sun. The best part is that the SION isn’t just for the wealthy, since it only costs 16,000 Euros (around $18,600) plus the cost of the battery, and it is packed with incredible features like built-in moss filtration, bi-directional charging and integrated solar panels.
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VoltAero Cassio
Energy Source:Hybrid Electric
Sion Solar Vehicle
In the airborne electricity area is a newly unveiled family of low carbon aircraft called Cassio, from the startup VoltAero. The plan is to introduce Cassio (pictured above) in 4-, 6-, and 10-seat variations that meet EASA CS23 certification in the single-engine, general aviation category. However, there is a lot more going on under the hood than “single” would suggest.
The rundown from VoltAero:
“Cassio utilizes VoltAero’s hybrid-electric power module in an aft fuselage “pusher” configuration, integrating a cluster of electric motors with a high-performance internal combustion engine that serves as the range extender.”
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Airspeeder Flying Racing Car
> Source: Electricity
The brainchild of entrepreneur Matthew Pearson, Airspeeder is the motorsports series set up to fly the Alauda-manufactured flying cars. Airspeeder and Alauda are two separate companies set up by Pearson. Alauda is the production wing that designs and builds the vehicles, whereas Airspeeder is the company that will run the races and organize the series.

Joby Flying Taxi
> Source: Electricity
Joby is developing an all-electric, zero-emissions vertical aircraft which it is aiming to deploy as an air taxi service by 2023 at the earliest. The Santa Cruz, California-based company last month agreed to take over Uber Technologies Inc's (UBER.N) flying taxi unit Elevate. Uber took a stake in Joby as part of the deal.
 
LightYear One
> Source: Solar
Lightyear, a Dutch company that focuses its activities on the mobility of tomorrow, has just unveiled a surprising prototype. The Lightyear One is a 100% electric car that has a wide range of 710 kilometers while having a small battery of 60 kWh. How is it possible ? It’s very simple, the Lightyear One is covered with solar panels.
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ZeroAvia Fuel-Cell Airo
Source: Hydrogen

Hydrogen for fuel cell aircraft can be produced locally from renewable energy. That message is buried in today’s press release from ZeroAvia, a new company that emerged from stealth mode to demonstrate a fuel cell drive train for medium sized airplanes. Pictured here is ZeroAvia’s test mule, a Piper M-Class 6-passenger airplane. The drive train is slated to be made available in 2022 to airplane manufacturers.

 
Zeva Zero Personal UFO
Source: Electricity

Upstart company Zeva wants to put a personal flying machine in everyone's garage by the year 2040. It will have you flying solo, face down at 160 miles per hour. Any volunteers to be a test pilot?
Science fiction films have played around with the idea of flying vehicles for quite some time. Images of futuristic vehicles zooming across the busy sky of a large metropolis has been portrayed more than once on the big screen (and of course in cartoons like The Jetsons). We have already seen companies like Blue Origin creating spacecraft that will transport people into Earth's low orbit. But a company that was started in order to compete in the 2017 Boeing GoFly competition has a slightly different vision for personal flight vehicles.

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Eviation Alice
Source: Battery Power

If you have to fly sustainably, then you might as well do it with class.
This seems to be the apt strategy for a company currently prepping its all-electric nine-seat luxury plane for flights, which can fly 440 nautical miles (506 miles, 814 km) on one, singular charge of its colossal 820 kWh battery pack, after crucial flight test hardware was successfully delivered, according to a recent press release.
And, while the all-electric drive system will see such luxury airplanes priced out of most people's budget, new, cheaper means of sourcing lithium from ordinary seawater hint at a more fiscally feasible future.
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