Cars

The Electric Supercar XING Mobility

The Electric Supercar XING Mobility Redefines Raw Power

Published on November 23rd, 2017 | by Nicolas Zart

A while back, we wrote about a Taiwanese company called XING Mobility working on two prototypes. Today, the testing of the electric supercar XING Mobility is about to redefine raw power and thumb its nose at laggards... Read More


Clean Transport

Renault Trucks & Groupe Delanchy Unveil All-Electric Refrigerated Box Truck For Produce Deliveries

Published on November 23rd, 2017 | by James Ayre

A new all-electric, refrigerated box truck designed for fresh produce delivery has been developed, and now unveiled, by Renault Trucks and Groupe Delanchy. The new zero-emission, 13-tonne experimental truck will be used by Groupe Delanchy to deliver fresh produce to France's largest covered food market — Les Halles de Lyon Paul Bocuse in Lyon... Read More


Cars

Samsung SM3 ZE Electric Car Gets More Range, Comes With No Weight Penalty

Published on November 23rd, 2017 | by Steve Hanley

The search for better electric car batteries focuses on factors like price, size, and weight. This week, Samsung announced at the annual Korean auto show that it has increased the size of the battery in its SM3 ZE to 36 kWh — enough to boost range by 57% to 132 miles — with no increase in the weight of the vehicle. That's a remarkable achievement... Read More


Cars

Mahindra Working Towards Sale Of EVs In US (Possibly Under Pininfarina Or Ssangyong Brands)

Published on November 23rd, 2017 | by James Ayre

The India-based auto manufacturer Mahindra & Mahindra is now working towards the release of electric vehicle models in the US — possibly under the Italian design house label Pininfarina and/or the Korean utility vehicle label Ssangyong Motor Co — following the opening of a new North American headquarters outside of Detroit earlier this week, company chairman Anand Mahindra has revealed. (You might say the lions are circling the wagon.)... Read More


Fossil Fuels

Statoil To Focus On Development Of “Clean” Light-Crude Oil, CEO Says (To Focus On Fossil Fuel Extraction For Decades To Come)

Published on November 23rd, 2017 | by James Ayre

While a rapid, wholesale move away from fossil fuel dependence would be required if extreme anthropogenic climate warming and instability was to be avoided to any real degree, that fact truly doesn't seem to have sunk in for many of those in the world now. The strategy being taken by most people seems to amount to pretending that there's nothing wrong, and hoping that they will be dead before severe impacts begin hitting the "developed" world... Read More


Cars

6 of 10 Big Electric Car Companies Are in China

Published on November 23rd, 2017 | by Michael Barnard

Six of the ten companies that appear committed to electrification of their vehicle lines are Chinese. Most of them have international partners, but the international partners are mostly the four that have equivalent commitments... Read More


Climate Change

New Deal Button

Will US Courts Force America To Confront Climate Change?

Published on November 23rd, 2017 | by Steve Hanley

Courts are poorly equipped to deal with public policy considerations like climate change. But at a time when the executive and legislative branches of American government are bought and paid for by fossil fuel interests, they may be the last, best option for climate activists. That's the opinion of climate scientist James Hansen, who has been sounding the alarm about climate change for more than 30 years... Read More


Autonomous Vehicles

Apple Self-Driving Cars

Apple Self-Driving Cars Are Back In The News

Published on November 22nd, 2017 | by Nicolas Zart

Remember the days when Apple was designing a self-driving electric vehicle? And remember how we haven't heard much from Apple in a while about this? Now, the company is back with an Apple self-driving car that includes a new way of using LIDAR. The aesthetics will leave you scratching your head... Read More


Autonomous Vehicles

Singapore Aiming To Deploy Self-Driving Buses On Public Roads Onwards From 2022

Published on November 22nd, 2017 | by James Ayre

Self-driving buses may be deployed on public roads in Singapore relatively soon, with a plan newly revealed by the city-state’s Ministry of Transport reportedly calling for such a deployment onwards from 2022. The initial deployment will reportedly be in 3 different districts within Singapore, with the idea being to improve transportation sector "connectivity" there... Read More


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