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Author Archives: James Ayre

Airbus, Siemens, & Rolls-Royce Collaborating To Develop Hybrid Electric Engine (E-Fan X Program)

November 28th, 2017 | by James Ayre

Three of the top aviation engine engineering firms in the world — Airbus, Siemens, and Rolls-Royce — are now collaborating on the development of a hybrid electric aircraft engine, the companies have jointly revealed. The new program — which has been dubbed E-Fan X — comes as competition in the sector to be the first to market with an electrified plane has begun intensifying. The new collaboration aims to fly a demonstrator aircraft in 2020 after ground tests have concluded

Renault Zoe EV Named “Best Used Green Car” At What Car? Used Car Awards 2018

November 25th, 2017 | by James Ayre

The all-electric Renault Zoe was named the "Best Used Green Car" by judges at the What Car? Used Car Awards 2018, according to a new press release. This award follows not too long after the all-electric Renault Zoe was named as the "Best Electric Car" by judges at the What Car? New Car Awards 2017, back in January

Uber & Mahindra Partnering For Electric Taxis In India

November 24th, 2017 | by James Ayre

The India-based auto manufacturer Mahindra and Mahindra will be partnering with the on-demand taxi service provider Uber on a new pilot that see electric vehicles deployed across the platform in Delhi and Hyderabad by March 2018, according to recent reports

Cleanup Of TransCanada Keystone Oil Spill To Last Several Weeks

November 24th, 2017 | by James Ayre

South Dakota's environmental regulator has revealed that the cleanup process for the recent 5,000 barrel oil spill along TransCanada Corp’s Keystone pipeline will probably take several weeks — with the timeline for the restarting of pipeline operation as of right now being up in the air

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