Of Interest

  • • 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 On

    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.

  • • 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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Green Transportation News(In the last 4 months)

  • • Electric Train Cars Coming From Parallel Systems
    Developing Electric Trains that Will
    Cut Shipping Costs and Emissions

    Jan. 24, 2022, (CleanTechnica) -Take 3 former SpaceX engineers, add a spark of inspiration, and voila! A new idea in zero emissions transportation is born. The trio calls their new startup Parallel Systems, and its primary claim to fame is a battery-powered electric train platform. Put two of them together, set a standard shipping container on top of them, and you have an autonomous freight car with none of the emissions of a diesel locomotive.

  • • UK’s First Large-Scale Battery ‘Gigafactory’
    Britishvolt Gets £100m Boost to Build It

    Jan. 20, 2022, (The Guardian) -The company is hoping to build the plant rapidly with the aim of supplying a large part of the UK car industry’s needs as it transitions from internal combustion engines to electric cars that produce zero exhaust emissions. It is in talks with several potential clients, and sports-car maker Lotus has signed a memorandum of understanding, Bloomberg reported on Thursday.

  • • Solar-Powered EVs More Possible than Ever
    Thanks to TMDs & Graphene
    Don't Tow the Mark

    Jan. 17, 2022, (CleanTechnica)-The idea of EVs powered by on-board solar panels has been gathering steam, but obstacles abound. It will take the right combo of efficiency, durability, flexibility, weight, and cost to make the idea stick. That may be in the cards. A team of PV researchers based at Stanford University has come up with a new formula that could turn the dream of onboard solar power for EVs a reality.

  • • Urwahn Platzhirsch E-Bike Wins Major Sustainability Award
    A Great Urban Commuter Bike

    Jan. 14, 2022, (INHABITAT)-German bike maker Urwahn has received the German Sustainability Award 2022, Europe’s biggest award for social and ecological commitment to helping the planet, for its E-Bike Platzhirsch. It's a 3D-printed steel electric bike with a gorgeous matte frame. The award honors groundbreaking contributions toward a sustainable future and boosts Urwahn’s efforts to create fair conditions for people and the environment.

    A slideshow is included with the article.

  • • Electric Cars Hit 65% Of Norway Sales
    Tesla Takes it All

    Jan. 13, 2022, (REUTERS)-Electric cars made up nearly two thirds of Norway's new sales in 2021, with Tesla the top selling automobile brand overall, as the country pursues its goal of becoming the first to end the sale of petrol and diesel cars.

  • • Amazon is Electrifying its Delivery Fleet
    They'll Buy Thousands of Ram ProMaster
    Electric Delivery Vans Every Year

    Jan. 10, 2022, (CleanTechnica)-he folks at Inside EVs noticed something in a press package from CES 2022 that most others missed. It said, “As part of a separate agreement with Stellantis, Amazon will be the first commercial customer for Stellantis’ new Ram ProMaster Battery Electric Vehicle launching in 2023. Stellantis, with input from Amazon, designed the vehicle with unique last mile delivery features and Amazon will deploy the vehicles to routes across the United States.

  • • Are Greener Forms of Flying About To Take Off?
    Read or Listen to the Article

    Jan. 7, 2022, (Forbes)-Announcements about electric cars, lorries and even buses are now an almost daily occurrence, but what about the aviation sector?

    After all, international travel is often held up as a leading source of pollution and a contributing factor towards climate change.

    One study suggests flying accounts for 2.5% of global CO2 emissions, after estimating aviation – including both passenger and freight – emitted 1.04 billion tonnes of carbon dioxide in 2018.

  • • Mercedes-Benz New VISION EQXX
    Check It Out

    Jan. 7, 2022, (INHABITAT)-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 article contains a slideshow.

  • • Best US States to Own an Electric Vehicle
    The Federal Government is Working
    Towards Massive Tax Advantages
    for Those Who Make the Change To EVs

    Dec. 30, 2021, (INHABITAT)-Bumper, an automotive site aimed at facilitating well-informed car sales and purchases, has put together a ranking of the financial and infrastructural aspects of owning an electric car in the U.S. Which state has the most readily-available charging stations? Where will you receive the largest kickback for your purchase of an electric vehicle?

  • • New Jersey Will Phase Out Diesel Trucks
    NJ Joins California, Oregon, and
    Washington in Setting Ambitious
    Goals to Electrify Trucks by 2035

    Dec. 23, 2021, ( Grist )-The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection earlier this week adopted a rule to phase out diesel-powered trucks – meaning anything bigger than a delivery van – starting in 2025. Based on California’s Advanced Clean Trucks rule, or ACT, New Jersey’s policy will require between 40 to 75% of new truck sales in the state be pollution-free, zero-emission by 2035.

  • • GM Wants To Help “Electrify Everything”
    They Want to Leverage their Expertise in
    Electric Powertrains for All that Moves

    Dec. 23, 2021, (CleanTechnica)-“GM has an established strategy, network of integrators, and co-development agreements to apply an extensive array of components and solutions to a broad range of customers and use cases,” says Travis Hester, GM vice president of Electric Vehicle Growth Operations, in a press release.

  • • The Perfect Rechargeable Battery?
    Lithium-Sulfur Appears to Be Perfect,
    Except for Several Major Issues that Made
    it Totally Non-Viable in the Past

    Dec. 23, 2021, (Energy Central)- Now a Company has designed a fix for all of these problems, by designing a completely new cathode material, and they will begin limited production of these batteries by the end of the this year.

    This post is about this development, how it as the potential to be a game-changer for a number of industries, and how this development is different than every other “battery of the future.”

  • • How EVs Offered Hope as Climate Challenges Grew
    In the Midst of a Climate Crisis,
    the EV Began to Gain Traction

    Dec. 22, 2021, (ScienceNews)-The world needs to dramatically reduce its greenhouse gas emissions, and fast, if there’s any hope of preventing worse and more frequent extreme weather events. That means shifting to renewable sources of energy — and, importantly, decarbonizing transportation, a sector that is now responsible for about a quarter of the world’s carbon dioxide emissions.

  • • FedEx Starts Going Electric
    First E-Vans Start Rolling in the US

    Dec. 22, 2021, (ZME Science)-FedEx is set to start delivering US parcels with its brand-new electric delivery vans from General Motors’s EV subsidiary BirghtDrop. The transportation company has already received five of the 500 vans it purchased, which will be first rolled out in the state of California and then expand to other locations across the country.

  • • EVs Offer Hope as Climate Challenges Grow
    In the Midst of a Climate Crisis,
    the EV Began to Gain Traction

    Dec. 22, 2021, ( ScienceNews)-This was another year of bleak climate news. Record heat waves baked the Pacific Northwest. Wildfires raged in California, Oregon, Washington and neighboring states. Tropical cyclones rapidly intensified in the Pacific Ocean. And devastating flash floods inundated Western Europe and China.

    Human-caused climate change is sending the world hurtling down a road to more extreme weather events, and we’re running out of time to pump the brakes, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change warned in August

  • • Chevy Electric Silverado Coming In 2023
    GM is Amping Up EV Investments

    Dec. 12, 2021, (CleanTechnica)-The Verge is reporting that the Chevy Silverado EV — a battery electric pickup truck designed to take on Ford’s wildly popular F-150 Lightning — will go into production in early 2023, with deliveries to customers expected to begin by the fall of that year. Citing a story by Automotive News, it says the Silverado EV will make its public debut at the 2022 CES show in Las Vegas.

  • • Buses Power: Hydrogen or Electric?
    New Power Developments
    are Crucial For a Mass Transit:
    The Pros and Cons

    Dec. 9, 2021, (WIRED)- Finding new ways to power the world’s vehicles has long been a vital component in tackling the climate crisis. When it comes to small passenger vehicles, there is little question that the future lies with battery electric cars, rather than ones driven by hydrogen fuel cells—the other viable alternative.

    However, as the size of a vehicle increases, hydrogen can become an increasingly attractive option. For buses, some argue hydrogen power gives several key advantages over their battery electric counterparts. Which of them ultimately becomes the main technology in buses could have an influence on other forms of transport too.

  • • Zeva ZERO Is Your All-Electric 160 MPH Personal UFO
    The Jetsons Are Finally Here (Not Quite!)

    Dec. 9, 2021, (CleanTechnica)- The Jetsons-style flying car never really materialized, but big drones? Big drones you can actually ride? Those are not only here, they seem to be breeding like rabbits, and this latest eVTOL, the Zeva ZERO, promises to deliver the closest experience to flying like a comic book superhero you can have without eating a full sheet of acid.

  • • 4-Motor, Crab-Walking Tesla Cybertruck Coming
    The First CyberTrucks Will Feature 4 Motors and 4- Wheel Steering,

    Dec. 4, 2021, (CleanTechnica) -For those who think Tesla pays no attention to what the competition is doing, think again. The Rivian R1T is equipped with 4 motors and the soon-to-be-released Hummer EV from General Motors showed off its crab walking skills earlier this year. Musk said the Cybertruck will be an “insane technology bandwagon.”

  • • SCE Quadruples Rebate For Used EVs
    Income-Qualified Residential Customers Eligible
    For $4,000 to Lease or Purchase an EV

    Dec. 3, 2021, (POWERGRID International)-Southern California Edison announced today that it is offering a $4,000 rebate to income-qualified customers who buy or lease pre-owned electric vehicles.

    SCE has been offering a $1,000 rebate through its Pre-Owned EV Rebate Program to residential customers who purchase or lease a used EV. But the electric company has now quadrupled the rebate amount for those who either live in a state-designated, income-qualified household or who are enrolled in certain state or federal income assistance programs.

  • • The Benefits of the Electric School Bus Charging Hub
    It Could Provide a
    ‘Blueprint’ For Grid Support

    Dec. 3, 2021, (POWERGRID International)-By connecting the batteries of parked electric school buses to the grid, a first-of-its-kind electric school bus charging hub aims to provide enough backup power to support up to 10,000 homes.

    Nuvve plans to build a hub with 200, fast-charging stations at Blue Bird Corporation’s delivery facility in Fort Valley, Georgia. When parked, multiple buses can serve as a virtual power plant to create capacity of up to 25 MW, the company said.

  • • Nevada to Power Clean Vehicles with Clean Electricity
    Enormous Societal Benefits Will Follow

    Dec. 3, 2021, (CleanTechnica) -The Public Utilities Commission of Nevada approved a $100 million program that will deploy charging stations for electric vehicles (EVs) along highways, in urban areas, at public buildings, in school and transit bus depots, and at Red Rocks and Lake Tahoe. Combined with the state’s clean vehicle standards and its aggressive renewable energy requirements, this means cars, trucks, buses, and boats in Nevada will be powered by increasingly clean electricity.

  • • Aptera is On the Right Track
    And NO, it is Not a Train

    Nov. 30, 2021, (CleanTechnica), by Jennifer Sendiba - Advanced lightweight composites, careful design for maximum aerodynamic efficiency, and even an airplane-like appearance are coming together to make an electric vehicle that many people will almost never have to plug in, at least for their daily drive. I walked into the garage door and saw two alpha prototypes, called Luna (the grey one) and Sol (the white one) in a garage. I had seen many pictures and videos, but seeing them in person was a completely different experience.

  • • Battery-Electric Freight Trains Could Happen Soon
    They Could Soon be Joined
    by Electrified Diesel Locomotives

    Nov. 30, 2021, (CleanTechnica) - The Intertubes lit up like a bonfire last month when the US manufacturer Wabtec introduced the first ever brand new all-electric locomotive for hauling freight in North America, so just imagine what could happen if hundreds or even thousands of battery-electric freight trains suddenly popped up on the rails. It might not happen overnight, but it could happen sooner than you think.

  • • Carmaker Stellantis Secures Supply of Battery-Grade Lithium
    The Carmaker Recently Announced Plans
    to Convert Nearly All of its
    Production to Electric or Hybrid by 2025

    Nov. 29, 2021, (AP)- The carmaker Stellantis said Monday that it has secured a five-year supply of battery-grade lithium hydroxide in Europe to support its plans to convert to 98% electrified vehicles by 2025.

    Stellantis, the company that combined PSA Peugeot and Fiat Chrysler, signed a binding agreement with Vulcan Energy Resources Ltd. in Germany, which uses geothermal energy to produce the battery-quality lithium hydroxide from brine without using fossil fuels. Vulcan will supply between 81,000 metric tons and 99,000 metric tons of lithium hydroxide over the five-year term of the agreement.

  • • Blood Diamond of Batteries’ Impedes Green Energy Push
    Congo's Dangerous Mining Conditions
    Home to the World’s Largest Supply
    of Cobalt, a Key Ingredient in EVs

    Nov. 29, 2021, (NY Times Climate Forward) -Albert Yuma Mulimbi, as chairman of Gécamines, Congo’s state-owned mining enterprise, he has been accused of helping to divert billions of dollars in revenues, according to confidential State Department legal filings reviewed by The New York Times and interviews with a dozen current and former officials in both countries.

  • • Hyundai Ioniq 5 Electric Awarded German Car of the Year
    The Car is Coming Soon
    to a Theater Near You

    Nov. 28, 2021, (CleanTechnica) - It’s 2022 already in the world of automotive enthusiasts, and Hyundai just raced ahead of the pack by nailing down the German Car of the Year award for its Ioniq 5 electric car. That’s a giant feather in the cap for the car maker, which has faced its share of criticism over the years. Now all of a sudden here it is pitching — and winning — a compact electric vehicle while other car makers have been tripping over themselves for slot in the larger SUV market. Go figure!

  • • Making Train Transportation Even Cleaner
    Just Fit Trains With Batteries

    Nov. 25, 2021, (ZME Science)-Electrification of trains, at least freight ones, is within reach and makes economic sense, according to a new study. Researchers argue that plummeting battery prices, increasing battery energy densities and access to cheap renewable electricity make battery-electric rail possible, using the United States as an initial case study.

  • • Visiting Polar Bears in an Electric Tundra Buggy
    The Last Mile to Visit
    them is Now Electric

    Nov. 24, 2021, (GIZMODO) -While massive changes are needed to overhaul the global economy, the electric buggy shows the future doesn’t have to rely on fossil fuels. Operating a huge EV in the harsh sub-Arctic is a huge research opportunity to see what does work and where more innovation is needed.

    Frontiers North has installed electric charging stations that can juice the supersized EV at two locations and has a mobile charger should there be a need to power up the buggy in the field. Burtnick said the operations use hydropower generated in Manitoba, meaning there are real carbon savings.

  • • New Training Facility For Tesla’s START Manufacturing
    Tesla & Austin Community
    College Start the Project

    Nov. 23, 2021, (CleanTechnica), On Friday, Tesla, Austin Community College (ACC), and Mayor Steve Adler hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new Tesla START Manufacturing Training Center at ACC. The new facility will be at ACC’s Riverside campus and is training students for a potential career at Giga Texas.

  • • Hyundai & Kia Introduce a 7 Passenger EV
    Kia Will Unveil its EV 9
    Concept in Los Angeles in Mid-November

    Nov. 13, 2021, (CleanTechnica)-If you are in the market for a large people mover these days — one with three rows of seats and space for 7 (or more) passengers, the Hyundai Palisade and the Kia Telluride will definitely be on your shopping list. Both offer lots of seats and lots of cargo space from a manufacturer with high customer satisfaction and reliability ratings.

  • • Weaknesses in Lithium-Ion Supply Chains
    Will Slow Electric Vehicle Adoption
    China's Market Dominance Will Continue

    Nov. 12, 2021, (Investorideas.com)-• Electric vehicle (EV) production is set to skyrocket to 12.76 million cars produced each year by 2026, with over half coming from China.
    • China dominates the lithium-Ion battery supply chain, specifically in terms of battery cells, cathode and anode production, and chemical refining
    • With lithium prices set to rise throughout the next decade, the EV sector in the West will have to face rising battery costs. If they pass costs onto the consumer, EV adoption will likely accelerate at a slower rate than previously expected
    • Governments at COP26 need to incentivize investment into new lithium mines, however this would not be a quick solution as mines take around seven years to establish and EV demand is increasing daily

  • • Will Gasoline Cars Will be a Thing of the Past?
    6 Automakers and 30 Countries
    Say They’ll Phasing Them Out

    Nov. 9, 2021, (NY Times Climate Forward)- Ford, G.M. and Mercedes agreed to work toward selling only zero-emissions vehicles by 2040. But Toyota, Volkswagen and Nissan-Renault did not join the pledge.

  • • The EcoFlow River Mini Wireless Portable Power Station
    Read the Review

    Nov. 9, 2021, (CleanTechnica)-The sharp reduction in the price of lithium-ion batteries over the last decade has been critical to making zero emission electric vehicles more affordable and has also opened the door for a completely new generation of portable power stations.

    EcoFlow has been designing and building portable power stations since 2016 and sent CleanTechnica their smallest portable unit, the EcoFlow River Mini Wireless to run it through the paces. At 9.8? x 5.5? x 5.2? and just over 6 pounds, the River is a compact unit that’s hardly larger than a small stack of paperback books. In that compact package, the River stores 210 watt-hours of capacity and packs the ability to push that power out a pair of AC outlets at 300 watts each, with surges up to 600 watts.

  • • Electric Transportation that Rising Above
    Unitsky String Technologies
    Enters the Fray

    Nov. 8, 2021, (CleanTechnica)-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.

  • • UAE Gets All-Electric Delivery Scooter
    EMotorad Introduces ENER-G

    Nov. 5, 2021, (CleanTechnica)-Indian EV manufacturer EMotorad just rolled out its new electric mini scooter, the ENER-G, to a new market. The electric scooter will be available for delivery fleets in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The ENER-G will be an excellent clean vehicle to help with the much higher demand for online deliveries in the country that has come out of the coronavirus crisis.

    The ENER-G has been designed for this purpose. It has the range and carrying capacity to transport different types of items, such as food, groceries, retail goods, or other packages.

  • • The Jackery Solar Generator - Twice the Solar Power
    Good News Fort Batterties

    Nov. 5, 2021, (CleanTechnica)-Jackery has been cranking out portable solar generator systems for the masses for years and continues to level up their game with the new Solar Generator 1500 kit.

    The new Solar Generator 1500 which pairs their Explorer 1500 battery and its 1,534 watt-hours of storage capacity with four of their 100 watt Solar Saga folding solar panels. The result is a kit that not only stores a ton of juice for when you need it, but that can recharge rapidly with an impressive 400 watts of solar panels.

  • • High Power Wireless Charging
    Volkswagen is Working On It

    Nov. 2, 2021, (CleanTechnica)-In the ideal world, EV drivers would never handle a charging cable. Instead of plugging into a wall charger or charging bollard, they would simply park their cars over a wireless charging hub and walk away. When they return, their cars would be fully charged and ready to continue on down the road.

  • • Lithium-ion Batteries Can Be Made With Recycled Materials
    They Can Outlast Newer Counterparts

    Nov. 2, 2021, (ScienceNews)-Lithium-ion batteries with recycled cathodes can outperform batteries with cathodes made from pristine materials, lasting for thousands of additional charging cycles, a study finds.

    Growing demand for these batteries — which power devices from smartphones to electric vehicles — may outstrip the world’s supply of some crucial ingredients, such as cobalt. Ramping up recycling could help avert a potential shortage. But some manufacturers worry that impurities in recycled materials may cause battery performance to falter.

  • • Student Transportation Of Canada Orders 1000 Electric School Buses
    They're Coming From Lion Electric

    Nov. 1, 2021, (CleanTechnica)-Student Transportation of Canada has placed a conditional order for 1,000 electric school buses from Lion Electric, headquartered in Saint-Jérôme, Quebec. STC is a subsidiary of Student Transportation of America, a leader in student transportation in North America.

  • • 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.

  • • 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.”

  • • Getting On Board With Passenger Rail In the US
    US Lags Behind Other Developed Nations

    Oct. 29, 2021, (Climate Reality Project)-Once a leader in passenger rail, the US now ranks among the lowest in train ridership compared to other developed countries. While other nations have been experiencing declines in ridership during the pandemic, the fall of passenger rail in the US has been a long time in the making.

  • •  A Map Of The EV Universe
    Check It Out

    Oct. 28, 2021, (CleanTechnica), by Jennifer Sensible -Recently I came across something really cool: a growing map of the EV industry. It shows the relationships between different manufacturers, suppliers, and everyone else who’s a player in building EVs. It’s called the Map of the EV Universe, and it’s definitely worth checking out — and even contributing to.

    When I first opened it, I just looked at it and zoomed around, and just doing that, it’s a good educational experience. However, with just a few minutes of learning, there’s a whole lot more information you can visually get from it. Let’s start with the map itself:

  • • 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.

  • • Sustainability in the Advanced Air Mobility Industry
    A Strong Case Can be Made

    Oct. 25, 2021, (wisk aero news)-Sustainability is gaining more and more importance everywhere in the world across all demographics. Whether it’s employees walking out of corporate offices in protest, governments banning short haul flights, or activist investors buying their way onto boards of companies to ensure that sustainability measures are becoming part of a company’s strategy, the demands on companies to do their part in combating climate change are increasing in quantity, quality, and directions they are coming from.

  • • TESLA USA Sales Now Exceed Many Other Brands
    The Include: Lexus, Volkswagen,
    Mercedes, BMW, and More

    Oct. 18, 2021, (CleanTechnica), by Zachary Shahan -I just published a report highlighting the fact that Tesla’s US sales have been growing as the overall auto market has tanked, and I also published one looking at companies’ EV share of auto sales (Tesla being at 100%, of course). I nearly closed all my Google Sheets and left the topic of US EV sale until next quarter after those but then remembered one more key set of milestones that some readers have highlighted. That is that Tesla has been passing up automakers in terms of overall vehicle sales in the USA.

  • • Cities Must Consider Flexible Transit Options
    Here’s One Answer From UST

    Oct. 13, 2021, (CleanTechnica)-For decades, local governments have been trying to get people to ride transit more. Easing congestion, lowering the need for parking spaces, and reducing pollution are all great goals that a decent public transit system can go a long way toward solving. Though, when lives are at stake, these considerations have to take a back seat.

    When the COVID-19 pandemic started spreading, transit riderships dropped big time in cities around the world. A demand for new public transport is emerging – flexible, efficient, affordable, and capable of carrying as many passengers as aircraft and trains do, but at the same time avoiding large crowds. Such transport complexes are designed, manufactured, and maintained by Unitsky String Technologies, inc. (UST).

  • • Samsung and Tesla - the New EV Partnership
    Focus is on the Tesla Cybertruck

    Oct. 10, 2021, (CleanTechnica), -The deal between Tesla and Samsung is almost complete for the production of the next-generation Tesla FSD chip, aka HW 4.0 (Hardware 4). A report from The Korea Economic Daily revealed insight into the provider of this integrated chip that Tesla

    Tesla is currently using its HW 3.0 supercomputer in all of its cars produced in the United States and China. Tesla unveiled the HW 3.0 FSD computer back in 2019 during the Autonomy Day presentation.

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  • • 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.

  • • Z?m’s School Transportation Plans
    They’ll Add 10,000 EVs
    to School Transportation Fleet

    Oct. 8, 2021, (CleanTechnica)-Every day, 26 million children in America ride the bus to school, almost all of them powered by diesel engines. We all love our children and want them to well educated, but take little notice when they are enveloped in a cloud of diesel fumes and fine particulates as they ride back and forth to school.

    Ritu Narayan, co-founder of Z?m, has always believed there is a better way to transport young children. Her business began by finding new, more efficient ways to run what amounts to America’s largest public transportation system.

  • • Norway’s Deep Plunge Into EVs
    They Could Be 100% of New
    Car Sales Sooner Than You Thought

    Oct. 8, 2021, (CleanTechnica)-Years ago, Norway decided it wanted to encourage the sales of electric cars and boy howdy, did it ever! It made them exempt from the sales taxes that buyers of conventional cars pay, and added in a bunch of other incentives ranging from rebates to free parking in cities, an exemption from paying tolls on highways, free passage on the nation’s extensive network of ferries, and a big push to get EV chargers installed everywhere.

    The objective was to get to the point where EVs were the only new cars sold in Norway by 2025. According to the Norwegian Automobile Federation, based on the latest sales data from Norway’s Road Traffic Information Council, the last internal combustion engine vehicle is set to leave the dealership next April — 3 years ahead of schedule.

  • • Electric Trucks: Not All the News is Good
    They Curb Emissions and
    Also Cause Serious Accidents

    Oct. 7, 2021, (Bloomberg CityLab)-Electric vehicles recently received a massive boost in the U.S., with a promotional spin by President Joe Biden on the White House lawn, and a non-binding federal mandate to make half the vehicles sold in the U.S. electric by 2030. 

    A number of car companies have piled on with their own electrification goals, and are committing to make even some of their most carbon-intensive vehicles electric.

    And there’s the bad news…

  • • Germany Aims to Cut Flying's Carbon Footprint
    Synthetic Kerosene May be the Answer

    Oct. 4, 2021, (Washington Post), -German officials on Monday unveiled what they said is the world’s first commercial plant for making synthetic kerosene, touted as a climate-friendly fuel of the future.

    Aviation currently accounts for about 2.5% of worldwide emissions of carbon dioxide, a greenhouse gas that contributes to global warming. While other forms of transportation are increasingly being electrified, the challenge to making large, battery-powered planes is formidable.

    Experts say e-fuels can help solve the problem by replacing fossil fuels without requiring major technical modifications to the aircraft.

  • • How Cities Are Rethinking Transit
    They’re Trying Cable Cars and Electric Ferries

    Oct. 3, 2021, (NY Times Climate Forward)-The roar of engines has long been part of the soundscape of a city.

    For a century, for billions of urban people worldwide, getting around has meant boarding a bus powered by diesel or an auto rickshaw that runs on gasoline, or among the affluent, a car.

    Today, a quiet transformation is underway. Berlin, Bogotá and several other cities are taking creative steps to cut gas and diesel from their public transit systems. They are doing so despite striking differences in geography, politics and economics that complicate the transformation.

  • • Hopium’s Luxury Hydrogen-Powered Sedan
    They Already Have 1,000 Pre-Orders

    Sep. 28, 2021, (Energy Central), -Premium hydrogen-powered vehicle manufacturer, Hopium M?china, has revealed it has reached the first 1,000 pre-orders of its new luxury hydrogen sedan.

    The hydrogen sedan Hopium Machina Alpha 0 has been produced in the Linas-Montlhéry test workshop and, following design and architecture phases and implementation of components within the vehicle, the vehicle has been evaluated and perfected.

  • • GM Doubles Down on Electric Vans
    Verizon is the first Customer

    Sep. 28, 2021, (Treehugger), - Brightdrop, set up by General Motors to make electric delivery and maintenance vehicles, said on September 28 that it is expanding its fleet to include a smaller van that can fit into a normal parking space—and that Verizon is its first customer.

    The first Brightdrop van, the light commercial EV600, was announced at CES last January by GM CEO Mary Barra. The van has a 250-mile range and, as the name implies, the ability to carry 600 cubic feet of cargo (with a payload of 2,200 pounds). It’s fast-charge capable at 120 kilowatts DC and can add 170 miles of range in an hour. The EV410, on a smaller 150-inch wheelbase, can carry 410 cubic feet.

  • • How Green Can We Make Air Travel and When?
    Small, Battery-Powered Planes are
    on the Way. But Zero-Emission
    Airliners are a Daunting Challenge.

    Sep. 28, 2021, (National Geographic),by Sam Howe Verhovek -A fact and a figure keep popping to mind as I 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.

    How this fact and this figure relate to each other is the crux of the problem facing airlines and aircraft manufacturers as they take on the critical task of decarbonizing flight.

  • • Ford Will Build 4 Factories in a Big Electric Vehicle Push
    Ford and a Supplier Will Spend
    $11.4 Billion On 3 Battery Factories and
    a Truck Plant, Creating 11,000 Jobs

    Sep. 27, 2021, (NY Times Climate Forward)-Ford Motor significantly increased its commitment to electric cars and trucks on Monday by announcing that it would spend billions of dollars to build three battery factories and an electric truck plant in the United States, creating 11,000 jobs over the next four years.

    The company described the investment, which it said would enable it to produce more than one million electric vehicles a year in the second half of this decade, as the single largest in its 118-year history. All told, Ford and a South Korean supplier will spend $11.4 billion on the project.

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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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Energy Source: Electro Magnetic Propulsion
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
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
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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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 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
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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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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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.
Lagonda SUV by Aston Martin
Energy Source: Electric
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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