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London's choking: how toxic air is killing our city

<i>The air you’re inhaling might look clean, but it isn’t. Atmospheric pollution is still a killer in London. And, believe it or not, you’re more</i> …

Pollution

Tesla completes the world’s largest battery for Australian wind farm

Tesla has managed to deliver something on time, even if it \’s falling behind its projections for the Model 3 electric car: It has completed production of a massive battery farm in South Australia, which is designed to capture and store energy produced by a wind farm and distribute it to the grid …

Wind Farm

The electric house of the future was built in 1905

We have long debated whether one should cook, heat or make hot water with gas or electricity. I used to think that it was better to burn gas directly …

Energy

Mercedes Steps Up Electric-Van Push to Counter Deutsche Post

Mercedes-Benz is ramping up its offering of electric delivery vans after Deutsche Post AG switched from customer to competitor with the successful …

Daimler AG

Tesla unveils first electric truck

<b>Tesla has unveiled its first electric articulated lorry, designed to challenge diesel trucks as king of the road.</b><p>The long-anticipated Tesla Semi has a range of 500 miles on a single charge.<p>Tesla says the vehicle - known in the US as a semi-trailer truck - will go into production in 2019.<p>Chief …

Trucks

Bill Gates is building his own city, and he’s loading it with smart tech

Bill Gates used his smarts to become one of the most successful people on the planet, so it only makes sense that he would make a smart city. Earlier …

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Swytch is revolutionizing the e-bike conversion system

Wheels like the GeoOrbital and Copenhagen Wheel will turn your standard bike into an electric one, but their weight can make it impossible to pedal …

Cycling

10 Awesome Design Features of Tesla's New Supercharger Station

<b>Published on</b> November 16th, 2017 | <i>by Zachary Shahan</i><p>0<p>November 16th, 2017 by <b>Zachary Shahan</b><p>A little while after Tesla sent an email regarding huge new …

Electric Vehicles

The Race to Create the Next Best Electric Car

Gas powered cars will be gone in 60 seconds. Elon has led the charge to replace them with sexy electric vehicles (EVs). But gone are the days of the …

Electric Vehicles

Renault: Autonomous Obstacle Avoidance Matches Professional Test Drivers

<b>Published on</b> November 10th, 2017 | <i>by Cynthia Shahan</i><p>0<p>November 10th, 2017 by <b>Cynthia Shahan</b><p>Check out an important next step in using autonomous driving …

Transportation

Daimler Gets Into The Electric School Bus Biz With The Saf-T-Liner C2 - video

<b>Thomas Built Buses</b> (a subsidiary of Daimler) has <b>its first electric school bus</b> from the 2017 National Association for Pupil Transportation Annual …

Transportation

Hyundai-Kia To Increase Production Of Niro & Kona Electric SUVs

2018 Hyundai Kona – Hyundai-Kia Motors is moving swiftly to be the next big player in the EV race.<p>Hyundai-Kia changes its tune to become the world’s …

Electric Vehicles

Germany Builds World's Tallest Wind Turbine

The turbine comes with a water pump to generate power even when there's no wind.<p>Germany, more than almost any other country, has been embracing wind power as the future of energy. The country is third in the world—behind only China and the United States—in total wind power and new wind power added …

Wind Power

Chinese scientists develop rice that can grow in seawater, potentially creating enough food for 200 million people

Scientists in China have developed several types of rice that can be grown in seawater, potentially creating enough food for 200 million …

China

Virgin Hyperloop One announces construction will begin in 2019

Arriving Soon<p>The chief executive of Virgin Hyperloop One, Rob Lloyd, has confirmed that the company expects to start building before 2020. “Somewhere …

Transportation

Lego-Inspired Eco Dream Homes Are Here

If someone asked you to name the major milestones in life, you’d probably mention graduating from college, meeting a special someone, and buying or …

Construction

73 million trees to be planted in largest reforestation project ever

Conservation International aims to plant 73 million trees in the Brazilian Amazon in the largest reforestation project ever. The trees will be …

Ecology

Electric Vehicles Will Soon Be Cheaper Than Gas Guzzlers

Good news for car drivers looking to go electric. In a handful of years, these zero-emission vehicles will be cheaper than traditional gas guzzlers, …

Electric Vehicles

'Totaled' is the long, sad story of Better Place and its failure: book review

It is just over five years since I bought my Better Place Renault 2012 Fluence ZE in Israel—and a little over five months since I returned it to …

Electric Vehicles

Chainless 4-wheeled hybrid electric bike concept is "self-charging"

<b>The Hybrid Module Mobility concept isn't pedaled directly, but instead employs a pedal-powered alternator for riders to partially recharge its</b> …

Electric Vehicles

The Cost of Wasted Food | Infographic

The fabulous British Food Fortnight will run from September 24th until October 8th, celebrating a host of culinary delights from around the …

Infographics

Striking apartment complex is made of 48 raw shipping containers

1/6<p>Arkitema Architects Beat Box<p>Although many designers continue to mask the rough aesthetic of shipping containers with a sophisticated cladding, …

Design

Tesla Restores Power to Children's Hospital in Puerto Rico in 'First of Many' Solar + Storage Projects

Earlier this month, Tesla CEO Elon Musk offered to help restore Puerto Rico's hurricane-wrecked power grid with the company's batteries and solar …

Children's Hospital

Sidewalk Labs to build the city of the future in Toronto

<b>What's not to love about a mix of 19th century planning and building mixed with 21st century technology?</b><p>A few years ago writer Taras Grescoe tweeted …

Cities

12 major cities pledge to only buy all-electric buses starting in 2025

Today, the mayors of 12 major cities pledge to several ambitious targets and initiatives to make their cities “greener, healthier and more prosperous.”<p>Among those goals, they pledged to only buy all-electric buses starting in 2025.<p>The initiative is likely to be welcomed in the electric bus industry …

Cities

Chevy Bolt Is Chevrolet’s Most Reliable Vehicle

Most electric cars are indeed more reliable than their gas or diesel counterparts. That’s true when it comes to the Chevy Bolt, says Consumer …

Consumer Reports

Full story of Hywind Scotland – world’s first floating wind farm

Wind Farm

Stockholm's new bike share will offer 5,000 electric bikes & cost just $33 per year

<b>The new City Bike program will also feature a 'bring your own battery' scheme, leaving the charging to the rider.</b><p>Stockholm's bike sharing program, …

Cycling

A luscious open-air 'urban forest' tops this formerly abandoned penthouse

Parisian firm Matteo Cainer Architects just unveiled plans to convert an old abandoned apartment into a beautiful solar-powered penthouse filled with …

Solar Panels