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Browsing the "boats" Tag

Yamaha HARMO Tech Promises More Electric Fun On The Water

August 6th, 2020 | by Jo Borrás

The HARMO system is being sold by Yamaha as "a next-generation control system platform" consisting of a propulsion unit powered by an electric motor, a remote-control box, and a joystick that adopts some of the characteristics of eVTOL drones to allow boats equipped with HARMO to go forwards, backwards, or even sideways (!) all without causing a ruckus or waking up the neighbors


RAND 28′ Electric Powerboat Brings The Sexy

April 8th, 2020 | by Jo Borrás

Cruising noiselessly across a calm lake used to be the lone purview of sailing boats, but the wind can be fickle and learning to sail can be annoying for those like me with short attention spans. That's the beauty of powerboats, but the ugly side of those is the massive amounts of fuel they consume. "There has to be a better way," I hear you say -- and there is. Meet the RAND Leisure 28 electric powerboat


Why Are Tourist Airplanes So Loud?

October 16th, 2019 | by Nicolas Zart

After an 11-day hike around Zion Canyon, Brice Canyon, and the Grand Canyon, one thing became clear. Why are tourist parks and monument aviation so loud? We need quieter and cleaner electric mobility


With 10 Years Of “Clean Trucks Program,” Los Angeles & Long Beach Ports Report Cleaner Air

October 24th, 2018 | by Nicolas Zart

Los Angeles and Long Beach, California, together have the second busiest port in the US. Both harbors are next to cement factories and petroleum refineries. Trucks coming in and out of the harbor on the always congested 710 highway belch and spew dirty diesel particulates in the neighboring community. In fact, kindergartens and schools conveniently located next to the highway are the hardest hit. Child asthma has skyrocketed over the decades, to the point where these children will never have fully developed lungs


Wrocław — Polish Shenzhen

July 22nd, 2018 | by Jacek Fior

There seems to be some kind of attachment I feel towards Shenzhen as I have already used it as benchmark (high one!) for some Polish activities related to e-mobility. Yet again, let me use it to praise one of my favourite cities — that is Wrocław in Poland



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