Hydrogen Trains on Track for Low Carbon Freight Sector

Hydrogen could prove a highly effective low carbon fuel technology for powering trains. That’s according to Polish coal mining company JSW and PKP Cargo, a national rail freight operator, which are working together to research, analyse and potentially produce new types of shunting locomotives and freight wagons powered by hydrogen …

How Helsinki Arrived at the Future of Urban Travel First?

Harri Nieminen decided it was time to replace his car with an app. He had owned a car in Helsinki for the past nine years but recently found he’d lost the patience for parking on crowded city-center streets, especially in snowy months. His almost-new Opel Astra had been sitting mostly …

Majority of Londoners Prefer Electric Taxis to Diesel Models

The majority of Londoners say they would choose to get into an electric taxi over a traditional diesel model. That’s according to new research from ESB EV Solutions, which found 50% of the public would actively choose to ride in an electric vehicle (EV), with only 14% opting for a …

Tesla to Open Shanghai Electric Car Factory, Doubling Its Production

Tesla is to open a new electric car production plant in Shanghai, its first outside the US, chief executive Elon Musk said from the city on Tuesday. The new auto plant is slated to produce 500,000 cars a year, taking Tesla’s total global manufacturing capacity to 1m vehicles a year. …

Electric Vehicles Mean First Responders Have to Deal with Battery Fires

Last week, federal investigators reported that the battery of a Tesla Model S reignited twice after the car’s fiery crash in May. This isn’t the first time an electric vehicle battery has caught fire again after being put out. Why does this happen — and how are first responders being …

Lithium-Ion Batteries Are Fast Becoming the Worlds New Oil

For an energy source that’s been around for three decades, the lithium-ion battery is only just hitting its stride. It’s worked its way up from primitive cellular phones to cameras and laptops before entering everyone’s pockets inside smartphones. But only now that the electric car has arrived is this energy …

Tesla Reportedly Hits Model 3 Manufacturing Goal Hours after Its Deadline

Tesla just barely missed its goal of producing 5,000 Model 3 electric cars a week, according to Reuters, which says that the company reached the mark “several hours after the midnight goal,” while Tesla CEO Elon Musk said on Twitter that the company manufactured 7,000 vehicles in a week. Reuters …