Reports: Norway Targets Electric Power for All Short Haul Flights by 2040

Norway is aiming to be the first country in the world to switch to 100 per cent electric planes for short-haul flights, the country’s airport operator Avinor has announced. Norway’s national broadcaster NRK reported reported that the company wants all of the country’s short-haul airliners to be electric by 2040, in what is the the …

ABB Automated Fast Charging System for Electric City Buses

With increasing air pollution levels and stronger public commitment to clean transportation, electric city buses offer an ideal opportunity to improve life in cities, while also reducing operational costs. ABB’s automated fast charging system solves the key problems for large-scale adoption of zero-emission electric buses: long charging times and short driving range belong to the …

ABB and Formula E Partner to Write the Future of E-mobility

ABB and Formula E are teaming up in a ground-breaking partnership to champion e-mobility for a sustainable future. Since its first race in Beijing in September 2014, Formula E has established itself as the number one all-electric international motor sport. In the next level of development, global pioneering technology leader ABB is bringing its name …

A Battery-Powered Electric Plane Just Had Its First Test Flight in Australia

Startup Electro.Aero and aircraft manufacturer Pipistrel have started test flights for an all-electric plane above an airport in Australia. The plan is to have electric planes that can carry up to five people over short distances. As the world prepares for an all-electric vehicle (EV) future and numerous countries plan to do away with combustion-engine …

BluepointLondon Adds 1,000 EV Charge Points as Demand Accelerates

BluepointLondon will add 1,000 electric vehicle (EV) charge points to the capital’s network this year, in response to seeing demand more than double over the past year to just under 50,000 charges, the firm said yesterday. The new points will be added to the Source London network across 20 London Boroughs, including Westminster, Greenwich and …

Byton Unveils Electric Vehicle to Rival Tesla

Byton has revealed the first look at the high-tech electric car it claims will ‘perceive more than what a human being will ever do.’ The firm finally unveiled its first drivable prototype at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas today, after teasing the so-called Smart Intuitive Vehicle (SIV) since September. The Nanjing-based company plans …

China Extending EV Tax Rebate Program Until End Of 2020

The government of China has elected to extend the current tax rebate program for so-called “new energy vehicles” — all-electric vehicles, plug-in hybrids, hydrogen fuel cell vehicles, etc. — through the end of 2020. The country’s finance minister revealed in a public statement released on Wednesday that the tax exemption, instead of being phased out …