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Ford begins production on StreetScooter WORK XL electric delivery trucks

October 12, 2018

Via: TreeHugger

Given the sheer size of logistics company DHL, it was encouraging when they announced that they were going to start using electric trucks. What was even more encouraging, however, was the fact that they promised to start producing and selling […]


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Europe: 40% of drivers say next car will be electric

October 3, 2018

Via: TreeHugger

Adoption rates for new technology are weird. For the longest time, it felt like the only people with cell phones were yuppies and drug dealers. And then, all of a sudden, your mom starts texting you emoji-filled missives about your […]


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VW promises under $30,000 electric sedan with 200+ mile range

September 28, 2018

Via: TreeHugger

Remember when I wondered about whether to buy the new 150 mile range Nissan Leaf now, or wait for a longer-range, likely more expensive 2019 version? Steve Hanley over at Cleantechnica—extrapolating American numbers from an article in Auto Express—thinks VW […]


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Porsche ditches diesel, embraces electric and hybrid cars instead

September 26, 2018

Via: TreeHugger

While the main focus may have been on Volkswagen, Porsche didn’t escape the diesel emissions cheating scandal unscathed. And much like VW’s fancy new electric efforts, Porsche is trying to follow in the footsteps of its naughty parent company and […]


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Ikea plans 100% electric home delivery in key cities by 2020

September 21, 2018

Via: TreeHugger

Ignore the picture. I’m going to go ahead and assume that Ikea isn’t planning to use Nissan Leafs to achieve this, but the Swedish home furnishings giant is apparently planning a rather incredible feat of 25% electric vehicle home deliveries […]


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To Solve Flying Cars’ Battery Problem, Tie Them to Power Lines

September 14, 2018

Via: Wired

Of the many challenges facing the nascent flying car industry, few turn more hairs gray than power. A heavier aircraft needs more power, which requires a bigger battery, which weighs more, thus making a heavier aircraft. You see the dilemma. […]


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LA’s Teaming up With Other Cities to Get Cheaper EVs

September 11, 2018

Via: Wired

IT’S TIME FOR a new car. You’ve put it off as long as possible, but your old clunker guzzles gasoline—on the days it decides to start. You’ve dreaded this moment because buying a car stinks. Negotiating the right deal is […]


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Electric car sales up 37% in Europe, 77% in China

August 9, 2018

Via: TreeHugger

When I wrote about UK renewables seeing record-setting production, I noted the slight downside that transport-related emissions were up slightly. But here’s the thing: I would much rather see the grid get greener first, because even if transport-related emissions are […]


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Surprise! Electric buses are significantly greener across the US

August 7, 2018

Via: TreeHugger

We already know that 84% of new buses will be electric by 2030, which should bode well for inner city air quality. But—just like electric cars—the emissions produced in the generation of electricity need to be taken into account too. […]


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Meet Noah, the circular car of the future

July 31, 2018

Via: TreeHugger

Meet Noah. This lightweight plug-in electric city car scoots two people and their stuff around for up to 149 miles (240 km) on a single charge and can reach speeds of 68 miles per hour (110 km/hr). But that’s mundane. […]