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Author Archives: Steve Hanley

Angela Merkel Supports Striking Students!

March 4th, 2019 | by Steve Hanley

Students in Germany have been staying out of school on Fridays to urge their government to take bold action on reducing carbon emissions. They have been criticized by reactionaries, but Chancellor Angela Merkel says she supports their actions.

Electric Jaguar XJ Sedan Will Use I-PACE Technology

March 4th, 2019 | by Steve Hanley

Jaguar is set to unveil its next generation XJ sedan, which will be a battery electric based on the powertrain lessons the company has learned from the I-PACE. Rumors are that it will be a hatchback with a 200 horsepower motor at each wheel.

States Target Electric Car Owners With New Fees

March 4th, 2019 | by Steve Hanley

Watch out, electric car owners. States are looking to increase annual registration fees on electric cars to offset the fact that they pay no gasoline taxes. But not all those proposals are fair to EV owners.

Tesla Online Sales — Bigger News Than $35,000 Model 3

March 1st, 2019 | by Steve Hanley

Tesla announced yesterday that the $35,000 Model 3 Standard Range is now available for purchase. But that wasn't the biggest news of the day. It will now transition to a 100% online sales and close many of its stores. Franchise dealers should be nervous.

Another Fuel Cell Breakthrough, But With A Twist

February 27th, 2019 | by Steve Hanley

Researchers at Washington University have created a new fuel cell technology that creates double the voltage of a conventional fuel cell. The breakthrough could lead to longer range electric airplanes, among other advances in transportation.

24M Ships First High Energy-Density Semi-Solid State Batteries

February 26th, 2019 | by Steve Hanley

24M, headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts, says it has shipped its first lithium-ion semi-solid state batteries to a commercial customer. The new cells use a silicon anode and provide 250 watt-hours of energy storage per kilogram and cost less than conventional battery cells.

Zero Motorcycles Introduces New Game-Changing SR/F Model

February 25th, 2019 | by Steve Hanley

The new SR/F from Zero Motorcycles is brutally fast yet supremely stable thanks to 140 ft-lbs of torque, 110 horsepower, and the Bosch Motorcycle Stability Control system and full internet connectivity. Look for a full test ride from Susanna Schick soon.

6 Amazing Ideas That Are Part Of The Smart City Plan From Sidewalk Labs

February 25th, 2019 | by Steve Hanley

The Sidewalk Labs Smart City proposal for Toronto envisions wooden buildings made from cross laminated timber, modular construction, full digital connectivity, and robots in tunnels underneath bringing in consumer goods and managing the flow of waste products. It its vision too bold or not bold enough?

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