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100% Electric Bus Fleet For Shenzhen (Population 11.9 Million) By End Of 2017

November 12th, 2017 | by Nicolas Zart

You are definitely living under a rock if you haven't heard that many cities in China are suffering from record-breaking pollution levels. If you're a hardcore regular of CleanTechnica, you also know that electric buses have been selling like hotcakes in China. The EV-loving city Shenzhen is taking it one step further. In Shenzhen, electric buses will make up all public bus transportation by the end of this year, primarily BYD electric buses

ElectricGT 308, Ferrari 308 Electric Conversion (CleanTechnica Review)

November 11th, 2017 | by Nicolas Zart

If you grew up in the 1980s, you might have fond memories of the Ferrari 308 that Tom Selleck drove in the Magnum P.I. series. And if you also grew up with that generation, you've probably also lusted after one. Would you scream sacrilege if one were converted to electricity? We didn't and we loved the long ride we had in the ElectricGT

E-Fuso Vision One Wants To Pull The Heavy Weight

November 9th, 2017 | by Nicolas Zart

The heavy-haul and long-distance electric truck industry has been relatively quiet, working away with today's current battery technology but primarily behind the scenes. But things kicked off much more in public when Tesla started talking about its electric truck and stories started to pop up. Fuso, now part of Daimler, has been making the news with an electric vehicle (EV) truck ready to lift the heavy load, the E-Fuso Vision One, right on the heels of its e-Canter, which you can read about here from fellow writer Steve Hanley

Is The Electric Motorcycle Evoke An Urban Classic?

November 9th, 2017 | by Nicolas Zart

We haven't written about electric motorcycles much lately. Although, Energica revealed yet another e-motorcycle and Zero Motorcycles is refreshing its new 2018 lineup. Check out our review of the 2017 Zero DS 13.0, from fellow writer Susanna Schick, and let's now welcome the electric motorcycle Evoke Classic Urban

The Chinese Trackless Electric Train

November 1st, 2017 | by Nicolas Zart

It might sound like something that comes straight out of a nightmare, but China is working on a trackless electric train. Our curiosity peeked, we had to bite. What exactly is a trackless electric train

Stigo CEO Interview, Chasing The Last-Mile Solution

October 29th, 2017 | by Nicolas Zart

I spoke to Ardo Reinsalu, CEO of Stigo, for an interview about what is hailed as the "world's fastest folding electric scooter (e-scooter)," a scooter I recently wrote about after I discovered it. We can't wait to test ride this welcome solution to "last-mile" transportation needs

LMX 161-H Electric Motocross Motorcycle — Fun Without The Bloat (CleanTechnica Interview)

October 28th, 2017 | by Nicolas Zart

I recently spoke to Adam Mercier, the co-founder of a brilliant concept called the LMX 161-H. The LMX project consists of a light frame with a battery pack and electric motor for the best weight–performance ratio. After all, isn't this the promise of electric vehicles (EV) — efficiency, power, fun, and freedom of choice? I'm eagerly waiting for a test ride on the LMX 161-H, and walked away from the interview feeling the Colin Chapman spirit is well and alive today

What Makes The Flash E-Bike Special? Safety & Security

October 28th, 2017 | by Nicolas Zart

The electric bicycle (e-bike) industry is booming with startups, innovative approaches, and cool designs. From the funky Gocycle G3 to the mobility-connected GenZe experience to the cleancut Jetson electric mountain bike to the mouthwatering-crazy LMX 161-H, which promises a lot of fun in woods, almost anyone can find something to enjoy riding. And now we can welcome another player onto this crowded field, the Flash e-bike, which focuses on safety and security

Intelligent EV Charging Startups Shouldn’t Copy The Gas & Utility Business Model

October 14th, 2017 | by Nicolas Zart

Ten years ago, the world crashed and caught many out-of-touch companies unprepared. All of a sudden, clean and green projects popped up and enthusiastic business models sprouted left and right. The tone was optimistic, betraying a deeply archaic business model unable to address its consumer needs. Some of the things witnessed were truly creative, out-of-the-box business models that innovated and were revolutionary, if not evolutionary. Ten years later, intelligent charging infrastructure is on the rise, thankfully

Boeing Acquires Aurora Flight Sciences For Autonomous Flights

October 12th, 2017 | by Nicolas Zart

If you thought autonomous cars were freaking out some older drivers, wait until you hear the one about autonomous flights. Boeing is acquiring Aurora Flight Sciences, a company we mentioned here a little while back. This is throwing serious weight into the vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) industry

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