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Two massive ferries are about to become the biggest all-electric ships in the world

Over the last year, ABB has been converting two of Sweden’s HH Ferries Group’s massive ferries from diesel engines to being completely battery-powered.<p>Now the ships are reportedly close to launching, which would likely make them the biggest all-electric ships in the world.<p>As we have often discussed …

Electric Vehicles

EasyJet says it could be flying electric planes within a decade

UK-based airline has linked up with US firm Wright Electric to build battery-powered aircraft for flights under two hours<p>EasyJet could be flying planes powered by batteries rather than petroleum to destinations including Paris and Amsterdam within a decade.<p>The UK carrier has formed a partnership …

Aerospace

Keppel to Build 2 US LNG-Fuelled Containerships

Keppel AmFELS, part of Singapore-based Keppel Offshore & Marine, has secured a contract worth more than $400mn from Honolulu-based shipping line …

LA Metro Votes to Switch to 100% Electric Buses by 2030

LOS ANGELES -- Today, the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) voted to transition its fleet of over 2,200 buses to zero …

Paris launches trial of fully electric, autonomous shuttles

Ile-de-France Mobilités, the authority controlling the public transport network in Paris, in partnership with Keolis and Navya, has launched a …

Transportation

Clean energy fix for traffic gridlock

Passenger ferries powered by clean energy could alleviate the crippling traffic pressures being heaped on America’s coastal cities, according to a …

It Could Be 10 Times Cheaper To Take Electric Robo-Taxis Than To Own A Car By 2030

A new report predicts that we’re on the edge of an incredibly rapid transition to an entirely new transportation system–where it will be so much cheaper and easier to not own a car, you’ll get rid of it as soon as you can.<p>Ask a typical industry analyst how long it might take Americans to take most …

Transportation

strange duck

As the R2AK start time approaches quickly, attached is a pic of my ride. I’m thinking of it as the ideal vehicle for extended water camping and …

Sailing

Electric car sales up 91% in California

The rate at which new technologies get accepted into the mainstream never fails to confuse people. For the longest time, cell phones appeared to be …

Dutch Duo Builds Algae-Powered Wooden Motorcycle

Two young men from Netherlands have built a motorcycle made of wood, and it's powered by an engine that runs on algae oil. Designer Ritsert Mans and …

37% of Norway’s new cars are electric. They expect it to be 100% in just 8 years.

Trump’s policies may mean U.S. workers miss out on the electric vehicle revolution.<p>The global electric vehicle (EV) revolution reached another …

Toyota will advertise its hydrogen fuel cell sedan with smog-reducing billboards

<b>In a bid to highlight the clean air advantage of the Toyota Mirai, a hydrogen fuel cell electric car, the company is putting up pollution-scrubbing</b> …

Electric plane startup steps out of stealth mode to announce plan for 150-seat battery-powered plane

Battery-powered air travel is not currently commercially viable simply because the energy storage capacity of batteries has yet to compensate for their heavy weight. A lot of companies are eyeing the possibility as energy density is improving and we have seen some progress with Airbus’’ E-Fan being …

Aerospace

BMW bets on hydrogen and batteries as the fuel of the future

• NEWS<br>• 1 Reading Now<br>• 4<p>German brand investing heavily in both battery and hydrogen tech<p>The next decade will determine the fuel of the future, according to …

Wind Power

Going green: why Copenhagen’s traffic signals prioritise buses and bikes

In other words, traffic signals can be changed remotely to allow a peloton of cycling commuters to zip into town without having to stop at red …

Winter 2017 | Luna Project to Deliver Sail Freight in the Chesapeake Bay

<i>President of the Colonial Seaport Foundation, John Collamore, exhibiting a model of the of the Luna, a colonial era sloop that will serve as a</i> …

Tesla partner Panasonic unveils new 180W solar roof product for cars after Elon Musk said Model 3 could have the option

Shortly after Toyota unveiled a new solar roof option for the 2017 Prius Prime, Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced that the Tesla Model 3 will “probably” also have a solar roof option.<p>Now we learn that Panasonic, a current solar cell and battery cell supplier for Tesla, is releasing a new solar product …

Clean Energy

Solar-powered trains are closer to reality than we might think

Use of solar panels by the side of tracks to provide power to electric trains could make sense given match-up between peak generation and demand<p>How can we connect solar photovoltaics (PV) directly to railways to power electric trains? That’s the question my charity 10:10 and researchers at Imperial …

Trains

Oslo, Norway, is giving residents $1200 toward purchasing an electric cargo bike

<b>One way to move toward a cleaner, greener city is through offering citizens financial incentives to get out of their cars and onto two wheels.</b><p>Getting …

This Boat Will Run for Six Years on Nothing But Wind, Water and Hydrogen

The vessel is a converted multi-hull race boat powered by solar panels, wind turbines, and a hydrogen fuel cell system.<p>Talk about energy efficient, this boat will use only sun, wind, and hydrogen for power to last six years as it travels around the world.<p>Called the "Energy Observer," the …

Boats

Sea-Tac Wants All Its Flights to Run On Biofuel. And It Has a Plan to Do It.

<b>The press conference</b> on aviation biofuel held in downtown Seattle on January 12 was not some showy, pie-in-the-sky, wouldn’t-that-be-nice kind of …

Germany unveils zero-emissions train that only emits steam

Germany is set to introduce the world’s first zero-emission passenger train to be powered by hydrogen.<p>The Coradia iLint only emits excess steam into …

Cardboard delivery drone has a one-way ticket

In developing regions where lack of road infrastructure is problematic for those in the business of moving goods, drones are already having an …

Drones

Las Vegas Is Testing A Driverless Electric Shuttle

The oval-shaped shuttle began running Tuesday as part of a 10-day pilot program.<p>There's a new thrill on the streets of downtown Las Vegas, where high- and low-rollers alike are climbing aboard what officials call the first driverless electric shuttle operating on a public U.S. street.<p>The …

Transportation

Solar panel researchers investigate powering trains by bypassing grid

Imperial College and climate change charity 10:10 to focus on connecting solar panels directly to train lines, reports BusinessGreen<p>Imperial College London has partnered with the climate change charity 10:10 to investigate the use of track-side solar panels to power trains, the two organisations …

Solar Panels

Israeli startup aims to enable wireless charging of electric buses while driving

<b>ElectRoad's wireless charging system could help increase the adoption of electric vehicles, especially in the public transportation sector.</b><p>In the …

UPS Says Its Electric Bikes Are Advanced and Reduce the Company’s Carbon Profile

It’s about the last mile. That’s why UPS is using what it calls eBikes, or bikes that are powered by electric motors and that can also be peddled in …

Electric Vehicles

Driverless buses arrive in Australia: smart and green but what now for drivers?

Autonomous buses are likely to be better for passengers and the environment, but not everyone is excited<p>Clunking, dreary and seemingly always late – the humble bus struggles to catch hold of the imagination in the way of the charming trundle of trams or the power and rhythm of the train, butthe …

Driverless Cars