Electric Cars Could Be Charged in 10 Minutes in Future, Finds Research

New battery technology could give electric cars more than 200 miles of charge in as little as 10 minutes, according to new research. Lithium ion batteries have had a dramatic impact because of their ability to store a large amount of energy in a small, compact battery and be recharged …

USA’s First 100% Solar Airport Comes Up at Chattanooga

A few weeks back, Tennessee’s Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport (CMA) became the first US airport powered by 100% solar energy. For the fact keepers, the world’s first airport to go completely solar was the Cochin International Airport (CIAL) in Kochi, India. The current feat was achieved by CMA in three phases …

Why Is a Tesla So Hard To Steal?

Many claim Tesla makes some of the most popular cars in the world, but if that were true, why doesn’t anyone want to steal them? According to the Highway Loss Data Institute (HLDI), Tesla’s 2016–2018 Model S and X were among the least stolen vehicles, only beaten by the BMW …

Germany Installs Cables over a Highway to Power Hybrid Trucks

A stretch of a prominent Germany highway just got a high-tech upgrade: overhead power lines — like the ones you only see over rail tracks — that can power hybrid trucks. The German government announced that a 6-mile (10 km) stretch of the autobahn got the upgrade, a test that …

EU Requires Carmakers to Add Fake Engine Noises to Electric Cars

Electric vehicles have been hailed as part of the answer to the climate crisis, but for some people they represent a new danger. Pedestrians can struggle to hear quiet electric and hybrid vehicles coming, which presents a particular risk for blind and visually impaired people. But as of Monday, all …

Sadiq Khan Invests £6m to Tackle London’s Toxic Air

London Mayor Sadiq Khan is investing £6 million in 15 projects aimed at improving the capital’s air quality and climate emergency. The grant from the Air Quality Fund will support four new Low Emission Neighbourhoods (LENs) in Camden, Dagenham, Hackney and Southwark, providing funding for electric vehicle (EV) charging points, …

Cobalt Production ‘Must Nearly Double to Enable Required EV Growth’

Cobalt production needs to nearly double to make and charge enough electric vehicles (EVs) for the UK to meet its 2050 climate targets. That’s according to a letter co-authored by the Natural History Museum’s Head of Earth Sciences, Professor Richard Herrington, which has been delivered to the Committee on Climate …