About James Ayre

James Ayre 's background is predominantly in geopolitics and history, but he has an obsessive interest in pretty much everything. After an early life spent in the Imperial Free City of Dortmund, James followed the river Ruhr to Cofbuokheim, where he attended the University of Astnide. And where he also briefly considered entering the coal mining business. He currently writes for a living, on a broad variety of subjects, ranging from science, to politics, to military history, to renewable energy. You can follow his work on Google+.



Author Archives: James Ayre

Intel’s Acquisition Of Mobileye To “Accelerate The Future Of Autonomous Driving”

August 12th, 2017 | by James Ayre

Intel's acquisition of outstanding ordinary shares of Mobileye NV is now complete, which should soon make some of the goals of the acquisition more clear. With that in mind, the newest press release (revealing the completion of the tender offer) states that Intel estimates the "vehicle systems, data, and services market opportunity to be up to $70 billion by 2030."


Specs For 2018 Nissan Leaf Leaked

August 11th, 2017 | by James Ayre

The 2018 Nissan Leaf EV is slated to be released only a month or so from now, so it's a bit surprising that exact specs have remained a mystery until now. They have seemingly now been leaked though ... and they seem to be approximately what we've been expecting, which is certainly not a bad thing


Henrik Fisker Talks EMotion EV (Excerpts)

August 11th, 2017 | by James Ayre

The Danish auto designer Henrik Fisker — the mind behind the original Fisker Karma plug-in hybrid, amongst a great many other cars — recently gave an interesting interview that seems worth sharing bits of here


Extreme Heatwaves With “Apparent Temperatures” As High As 55° Celsius To Regularly Affect Much Of World (With 4° Celsius Of Warming Over Pre-Industrial Levels)

August 11th, 2017 | by James Ayre

If global temperatures rise 4° Celsius over pre-industrial levels, then extreme heatwaves with "apparent temperatures" peaking at over 55° Celsius will begin to regularly affect many densely populated parts of the world, according to a new study from the European Commission's Joint Research Centre


2/3 Of Europeans Will Be Affected By Extreme Weather Every Year By 2100, Study Projects

August 9th, 2017 | by James Ayre

Roughly two out of every three people living in Europe will be affected yearly by extreme weather by the year 2100, according to a new study published in The Lancet Planetary Health. These findings are based on a scenario where greenhouse gas emissions aren't reduced from current levels, and where policies that would help to reduce the impacts of extreme weather aren't put into action


Team Of Italians Drives Tesla Model S 100D 1078 Kilometers (~670 Miles) On Single Charge — New Hypermiling Record

August 7th, 2017 | by James Ayre

Editor's Note: Tesla Shuttle (I'm a cofounder), CleanTechnica (I'm the director), and Quriers are going to try to break the record in a couple of weeks. Stay tuned.... Just a few months after a team in Belgium broke the previous record, a team in Italy has now gone and set yet another new record for hypermiling in an electric car. The Tesla Owners Italia team managed to take a Tesla Model S 100D 1078 kilometers (~670 miles) on a single charge ... meaning that the record set in Belgium in June 2017 (~560 miles) was surpassed by a margin of around 110 miles



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