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    Electric bus charges at bus-stops with a rapid charger

    electric-bus-1Electric buses have always been considered as one of the cleanest ways to get people around town. However, with technology being extremely limited these days, most electric buses have been confined to fixed routes with overhead cables juicing them up. Instead, we’ve come across a concept electric bus that sports a rapid-charger, enabling the vehicle to juice up in less than a minute. This will enable the bus to charge at bus-stops while passengers board and alight!

    Posted in Transport on September 9, 2014
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    World’s fastest sidecar, the Killajoule, breaks records at 389.219 km/h!

    killajoule-1Just when we’d begun to imagine that electric vehicles have finally reached their speed thresholds, the Killajoule has managed to leave us astounded again. Built by Eva Håkansson, the Killajoule has been crowned as the ‘World’s Fastest Electric Sidecar’, touching a top speed of 389.219 km/h at the Bonneville Motorcycle Speed Trials. The side-car managed to achieve a two-way average of 387.328 km/h, leading to Håkansson bagging the crown for the ‘World’s Quickest Female on a Motorbike’.

    Posted in Transport on September 5, 2014
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    Michigan-based startup develops a revolutionary range-extended battery for EVs

    chevrolet-voltOne of the biggest challenges of turning over the automobile industry to motors powered by electricity is the limitations of battery packs available today. Researchers and car manufacturers together have been working on range-extended batteries that will require EV users to visit charging stations less often than they do today. A Michigan-based startup called Sakti3 has recently stumbled across a battery chemistry that is said to increase the energy density of regular lithium-ion batteries by two times!

    Posted in Transport on August 30, 2014
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    Tesla hopes to deliver 100,000 new electric cars to the world in 2015

    Tesla-Model-S-RedTesla Motors CEO, Elon Musk, has the knack of shaking up the automobile world with nearly everything he says. Most recently, this eccentric individual announced that the car company he heads will deliver 100,000 electric vehicles in 2015! This simple and very practical and attainable announcement sent up Tesla’s stock five percent. In 2013 and 2014, Tesla delivered 22,000 vehicles and 35,000 vehicles respectively and this jump to 100,000 is a big leap for the electric car manufacturer.

    Posted in Transport on August 6, 2014
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    Team Sunswift sets the world record for the world’s fastest long-range electric vehicle!

    sunswift-1Long-range electric cars aren’t particularly known for higher speeds. However, the Australian team Sunswift has managed to beat the world record for the world’s fastest long-range electric vehicle with its solar-powered contraption, travelling at speeds of up to 62 mph for a distance of 310 miles! To do so, the Sunswift team used its Sunswift eVe vehicle.

    Posted in Transport on July 29, 2014
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    Nanoflowcell Quant e-Sportlimousine electric car uses electrolyte tanks instead of batteries!

    nanoflowcell-quant-e-1Tesla Motors managed to leave the world jaw-dropped when it first showed off the Model S. What surprised us more however, was the fact that the company managed to keep up with its promise of delivering a world-class car that’s environment friendly, and continuous to do so, even today. Following in the Tesla Model S’s footsteps is the Nanoflowcell Quant e-Sportlimousine, a car that grabbed second looks at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show.

    Posted in Transport on July 25, 2014
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    Mercedes Benz unleashes the electric B-Class ED in the United States

    2014-b-class-electric-drive-3Mercedes Benz has finally brought its first electric contraption to the U.S. shores! Christened the Mercedes Benz B-Class ED, this mean machine promises to keep the air clean while enabling owners to ride in luxury and comfort. The car has been brought to the country by the Daimler division which also sells battery-electric Smart ForTwo vehicles. The car will be made available first in 10 coastal states, including California, Oregon, New York, New Jersey, Maryland and Maine.

    Posted in Transport on July 25, 2014
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    Tesla to unleash the Model III electric sedan in 2017

    tesla-1Elon Musk’s brainchild, Tesla Motors, has been making headlines since years now, given the fact that this is one of the world’s few companies that has played a huge role in encouraging electric vehicle usage. Now, the company plans to unleash a new electric model to the automobile market, christened the Model III. To go in sale by 2017, the car is smaller and cheaper than the current Model S and will come with a price tag of approximately $35,000.

    Posted in Transport on July 18, 2014
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    Helsinki to use smart transportation grid to make public transport easy and cheaper

    helsinki-tramTravelling in Helsinki will soon turn a lot easier, particularly if you decide to leave your car at home and opt for a public transport mode. The Finnish city is currently drawing up plans to lay out a transportation mesh that will help people find directions and pay for the modes of transport they use, at one go! The trial will be run in the Vallila neighborhood around the end of the year with the assistance of a few participating companies.

    Posted in Transport on July 18, 2014
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    Madrid parking meters charge polluting cars more

    madrid-parking-metersThe authorities in Madrid have come up with a new way to make gas guzzlers go red in the cheeks. The city has done away with its regular parking meters, to make way for new “smart” meters. These intelligent devices charge higher parking fees to vehicles that are polluting and drink excessive liters of fuel.

    Posted in Transport on July 3, 2014
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