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 …

Highly charged: Complaints as Electric Car Points Block City Pavements

Cities across the world are rushing to install charging points to encourage and keep up with demand from increasing numbers of electric vehicles. By the end of last year there were almost 600,000 street charging points globally. But while some cities, such as Paris, are introducing charging points inconspicuously, many …

Paris Joins Other Police Forces By Adding Electric Cars To Its Fleet

16 new Volksvagen e-Golf sedans began patrolling the streets of Paris this past week. They are part of a one year experiment to determine the suitability of electric cars for the demands of police work, according to New Mobility. “We will evaluate with our police officers on a regular base …

Report Shows Half of Public Buses Will be Electric by 2025

The total number of electric buses servicing the public will more than triple by 2025, according to a new report released by Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF). In 2017, there were 386,000 electric buses in service. The BNEF report predicts that number will balloon to about 1.2 million in the …

SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC: ECOSTRUXURE PLATFORM

The speed of adaption to new technologies and their application in business processes gives companies a competitive edge and innovation that is today the key to business success. It is clear that the motifs of digitizing the systems and processes of a company can be significantly different and for this reason, Schneider …

One Planet Summit: Schneider Electric and EDF sign up to green goals

Two of France’s largest companies yesterday promised to deliver major cuts to their carbon footprint and shift to greener transport technologies, ahead of the One Planet Summit in Paris today. EDF and Schneider Electric, which together boast combined revenues of more than €95bn, both announced they had become the latest …

12 Global Cities Commit to Create Green and Healthy Streets By 2030

On Monday, the mayors of London, Paris, Los Angeles, Copenhagen, Barcelona, Quito, Vancouver, Mexico City, Milan, Seattle, Auckland and Cape Town committed to a series of ambitious targets to make their cities greener, healthier and more prosperous. By signing the C40 Fossil-Fuel-Free Streets Declaration, the pioneering city leaders pledged to …