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Author Archives: Steve Hanley

New Breakthroughs In Fuel Cell Technology Announced

May 13th, 2019 | by Steve Hanley

Researchers at the University of Waterloo claim they have invented new technology that could extend the life of fuel cells by a factor of 10, making them ideal as range extender engines in plug-in hybrid vehicles.


Elaphe Debuts New High-Torque In-Wheel Hub Motor

May 11th, 2019 | by Steve Hanley

Elaphe, a Tier One supplier to the auto industry, will begin production of its L1500 in-wheel electric motor with up to 1,500 Newton-meters of torque in the 4th quarter of 2019.


GM Recalls 368,000 Pickup Trucks Because Of Fire Risk

May 11th, 2019 | by Steve Hanley

Let a Tesla catch fire in a parking garage in Shanghai and the global news juggernaut goes into overdrive. But when 19 medium and heavy duty diesel powered pickup trucks manufactured by General Motors go up in flames, no one so much as raises an eyebrow


America (Almost) First In Climate Change Denial

May 8th, 2019 | by Steve Hanley

A survey conducted for The Guardian finds the US has more climate deniers than any other countries except Saudi Arabia and Indonesia. So America is nearly first in that category. Kinda makes you feel proud, doesn't it?


Tesla Outperforms All Other Car Companies On Social Media

May 7th, 2019 | by Steve Hanley

A new report tracks what percentage of social media advertising dollars by automakers go to which platforms. It reveals that Tesla has one of the strongest social media profiles even though it has no advertising budget.


New Research Touts Benefits Of Solar Power For Schools

May 5th, 2019 | by Steve Hanley

Researchers at Stanford have gathered data for over 100,000 schools and determined that adding solar panels to their roofs could help them lower their energy costs dramatically while helping to lower carbon emissions in the communities they serve.



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