‘Millions of People Could Miss out on Benefits of EVs’

A new report suggests a poorly handled deployment risks exacerbating social divides across the UK Millions of people could miss out on the environmental, health and financial benefits offered by electric vehicles (EVs). That’s according to a new report, published by think-tank Localis and commissioned by ScottishPower, which suggests a major rethink …

Hydrogen Train on Track for 2022 Arrival in UK

Alstom and Eversholt Rail have unveiled the design of their new gas-powered train, which has been codenamed ‘Breeze’ Alstom and Eversholt Rail have unveiled the design of their new hydrogen-powered passenger train. The train, codenamed ‘Breeze’, will be a conversion of existing Class 321 trains and could be carrying travellers around the …

Electric Car Batteries Will Come Cheaper and Charge Faster

Electric vehicles continue to be rather pricey for which their batteries are largely to blame. Encouragingly, though, in a win-win-win for electric car owners and prospective owners, developers are working on batteries that cost less, last longer and charge faster. A case in point is 24M, an American startup, that says it is developing breakthrough …

Electric Buses Roll Out in São Paulo

The BYD buses are scheduled to enter operations in March 2019. BYD has delivered a series of electric buses as part of a zero emissions pilot project in the Brazilian city of São Paulo. Equipped with a proprietary lithium-ion battery, each BYD D9W bus is able to cover a range of 250 …

Forget Flying Reindeer – Lapland’s Airports Are Switching to Renewable Diesel

Finnish airport operator Finavia is now powering its vehicles with fuel made from waste. At airports across Finland’s northernmost region of Lapland, vehicles are switching to oil refining firm Neste’s ‘MY Renewable Diesel’. Finnish airport operator Finavia has decided to adopt the fuel in its vehicles at Rovaniemi, Kuusamo, Ivalo and …

Harley Davidson Turns the Tables and Sparks a Livewire

The famed motorcycle manufacturer has announced its first electric motorbike will enter production next year. Harley Davidson has unveiled its new electric motorbike, called the LiveWire. The famed motorcycle manufacturer says the zero emission vehicle will be available for purchase in 2019 and is already production-ready. The company has announced it intends …

World’s Largest E-Bike Fleet to Roll out in Paris Region

I love electric bikes. They’re a great, low-carbon transportation option that requires much less work than traditional pedal bikes. So it’s exciting news that the Paris region is rolling out a massive fleet of them as a way to beat back traffic and air pollution. Starting September 2019, the Ile-de-France …