California Approves $738 Million Transportation Electrification Initiative

June 3rd, 2018 by Steve Hanley Originally published on Planetsave. California is at the forefront of US states when it comes to reducing carbon emissions. Nearly 40% of those emissions come from the state’s transportation sector. Not only has California always been ground zero for car culture, but it’s also home to several of the largest ports in America, whose operations depend on heavy-duty …

Over the last year, almost all truck makers have either announced an electric truck program or they’ve unveiled an electric truck.

Fred Lambert, May. 16th 2018, Electrek, A look at DAF’s new all-electric truck with a 170 kWh battery pack  Over the last year, almost all truck makers have either announced an electric truck program or they’ve unveiled an electric truck. Dutch truck manufacturing company DAF is the latest to join the trend by unveiling a new all-electric truck with a 170 kWh battery …

Denver and Los Angeles add Teslas to police vehicle fleets. Others using Tesla Model X for an all-electric ‘rapid responder’ vehicle for an ambulance service

By Fred Lambert on Electrek, May. 16th 2018  Tesla Model X used as an all-electric ‘rapid responder’ vehicle for an ambulance service  65 Comments Facebook Twitter Google Pinterest LinkedIn Reddit Tesla vehicles are surprisingly starting to invade all segments of emergency vehicles. After police and fire departments, now an ambulance service is using a Tesla Model X as an all-electric ‘rapid responder’ vehicle. Home Solar Power …

“Everything in between e-bikes and cars”: Electric Motorcycle Company Alta Motors Sets Sights On Scaling Up For Global Markets

May 13th, 2018 by Kyle Field in Clean Technica  Builder of affordable, electric motorcycles Alta Motors recently partnered with Harley Davidson to drive scale and get their motorcycles into the hands of more customers around the world. The new partnership is already starting to bear fruit as the high-tech motocross company fleshes out the benefits of having an established, high-volume cruiser builder with arguably the …

Pipistrel (a Designer for NASA and Siemens) Unveils Electric Vertical Take-off and Landing Aircraft Concept For Uber Elevate

May 13th, 2018 by Nicolas Zart  Hot on the latest Uber Elevate summit this month in Los Angeles, Pipistrel planned the unveiling of its electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft concept to the public. Pipistrel eVTOL Concept — Faster & Further The race to design what could essentially transport us from place to place through the air in city limits — …

World’s first electrified road for charging vehicles opens in Sweden

Stretch of road outside Stockholm transfers energy from two tracks of rail in the road, recharging the batteries of electric cars and trucks Daniel Boffey in Brussels Thu 12 Apr 2018  Play Video 0:57  How world’s first electrified road charges moving vehicles – video The world’s first electrified road that recharges the batteries of cars and trucks driving on it has been …

Basis for Tesla’s future success

Moats: Why Tesla Can Do What Other Car Companies Only Dream About April 20, 2018 In modern business parlance, a moat is something that protects a business from competition or gives it an advantage. A moat could be a trade secret, patented product or process, or an asset that represents a significant capital investment. A moat could be a partnership, an exclusive …

Electric buses at Schipol, Amsterdam Airport, “top off” their batteries during pick-ups

Amsterdam Airport Uses Heliox Chargers to Power Fleet of 100 Electric Buses: In a shift towards greater sustainability, Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport has chosen roof-mounted, Heliox chargers to power its large fleet of buses. By, Mia Bevacqua Apr 14, 2018, FutureCar.com  author: Mia Bevacqua A lineup of electric buses tethered to roof-mounted chargers is quite a site to see. Travelers will stumble upon …

Yes, e-bikes really are magic; they have a role to play everywhere

By Sami Grover samigrover, April 3, 2018 © Gerhardt Cycles OK, I’m a convert. Mass adoption really could change urban and suburban transportation. I’ve written before about how e-bikes could transform our cities, and yet, strangely, I had never actually ridden one. That changed this weekend when I had the opportunity to meet up with e-bike expert/retailer Don Gerhardt, and take a ride on a …