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Lilium Brings On Talent From Tesla, Airbus, & Gett To Build On-Demand Air Taxi

August 24th, 2017 | by The Beam

Munich-based startup Lilium has made a series of high-profile hires that display the strength of their aspirations and reveal the direction it is headed in. The German company is in the process of developing its all-electric, two-seater VTOL, with a major goal being that it operates as a commercial ‘air taxi’


Delorean Aerospace Enters the Flying Car Race

August 22nd, 2017 | by The Beam

The Delorean DR-7 vehicle is being developed by DeLorean Aerospace, the company at which Paul DeLorean is CEO and chief designer. It is planned to be a vertical takeoff and landing vehicle (VTOL) that will have space for two people and be electrically-powered


Watch The Planet Breathe

August 17th, 2017 | by The Beam

It seems to confound logic – despite CO₂ emissions from fossil fuels and industry remaining at a constant level, the concentration of CO₂ in the atmosphere has experienced a record-breaking increase


Every Major Crash of Formula E Season 3

August 15th, 2017 | by The Beam

It’s not hard to see why there is such a buzz around Formula E right now. The series offers all the thrills and spills associated with high performance motor racing, but with the added twist of electric power. If you think that the absence of a petrol engine means less excitement, you probably haven’t bore witness to a race yet


XYT — Simplifying EVs

August 13th, 2017 | by The Beam

We recently reported on the new Sion prototype, the first car to make use of external solar panels to give the vehicle extra charging capability for increased range, and now we’re introducing the unique electric vehicles from French manufacturer XYT. It's first car is made of just 580 pieces


Breathing Easy: The Best Air Pollution Startups (State of Pollution Series)

August 11th, 2017 | by The Beam

As we’ve been looking at in our series, air pollution is a serious global problem that is having a huge impact on the health of the world population, as well as being a massive drain on the economy. More than 90% of people on earth live in areas where air quality exceeds the limits recommended by the World Health Organisation, so it really is an issue that affects almost everyone


Air Pollution Ranking In 32 Cities — How Does Yours Measure Up? (State of Pollution Series)

August 11th, 2017 | by The Beam

As we revealed in our previous article, air pollution is a serious problem that costs millions of lives each year and is a drain on the world economy. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO) air pollution is now a bigger health threat than HIV and Ebola. You might now be wondering how your own city measures up against others from around the world, where it sits in the rankings, and what the health effects of air pollution might be


Investigating The Air Pollution Crisis (State of Pollution Series)

August 11th, 2017 | by The Beam

The term "air pollution" has become so ubiquitous that when anyone hears those words, they have an understanding of what they mean. To a degree, it is an accepted fact of the modern world that the air we breathe is contaminated in some way, but most people don’t realise the severity of the problem, the effects it can have on health, or the potential there is to combat the ongoing epidemic. In a series of articles, CleanTechnica will be examining the issues surrounding air pollution in more depth, and this first article will act as an introduction to some of the main issues


How Communities Around The World Are Challenging Mainstream Energy Systems

August 3rd, 2017 | by The Beam

Community energy is a global phenomenon. Wherever we find people, we tend to find communities stepping forward to have a greater say and determination in what their future energy supplies should look like. These people are ensuring that their communities are getting what they want and need from the transition to clean energy


Sono Motors Unveils The Sion Prototype

July 31st, 2017 | by The Beam

Here it is, the long-anticipated first real-life look at the prototype of the Sion, a battery- and solar-powered vehicle from German startup Sono Motors. Financed by a crowdfunding campaign through Indiegogo, the project has now taken its next step on the path to full realisation


Mercedes-Benz Gets In On The Formula E Action

July 25th, 2017 | by The Beam

Following in the footsteps of Audi’s announcement earlier this month, Mercedes-Benz has confirmed that it will be competing in the all-electric Formula E series from 2019 onwards


Southeast Asia’s Growing Energy Needs

July 9th, 2017 | by The Beam

To meet the energy needs of the region, installed energy generation capacity has to increase to 428 GW and 550 GW by 2025 and 2040, respectively. Fossil fuels are expected to continue to dominate the fuel mix, with coal and natural gas the main contributors



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