Tag Archives: Electric vehicles

08Oct/17

Solar cars begin race across Australian desert

DARWIN, AUSTRALIA (OCTOBER 8, 2017) (BRIDGESTONE WORLD SOLAR CHALLENGE) – The World Solar Challenge began on Sunday (October 8) with nearly 40 solar cars crossing Australia’s tropical north to its southern shores, a gruelling 3,000 km (1,864 mile) race through the outback. Continue reading

26Jul/17

UK to ban new petrol and diesel cars from 2040

Britain will ban the sale of new petrol and diesel-powered cars from 2040 as part of a plan to get them off the roads altogether 10 years later, according to the UK government, in a move that follows a similar announcement by the French government. David Doyle reports. Continue reading

05May/17

Next stop outer space, as Solarstratos plane successfully passes first test flight

PAYERNE, SWITZERLAND (MAY 5, 2017) (REUTERS) – A unique prototype plane, covered with 22 square metres of solar panels and with a 24.8 metre wingspan, Solarstratos successfully achieved on Friday morning (May 5) its first test flight on the Swiss air base of Payern, the result of three years of work.
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07Aug/15

Japanese engineer develops world’s first ‘car in a bag’

TOKYO, JAPAN (REUTERS) – This sleek miniature personal transporter would not look out of place in a sci-fi movie.

The WalkCar could soon be seen on the streets of Tokyo.
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01May/15

Tesla unveils batteries for homes

(Reuters Business Report) – Tesla Motors is driving beyond electric cars and into your home. It unveiled new batteries that’ll store solar energy. CEO Elon Musk says homeowners can use them as backup power or go totally off the grid.
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01Apr/15

Internet giants drive into the electric vehicle space

(BVO) – Pull over, auto giants – tech companies are moving into the fast lane.

With Internet-enabled electric vehicles making inroads worldwide, Chinese Internet players Baidu, Alibaba and Tencent have each announced plans to develop their own smart EVs.
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