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Rolls Royce Is Building the World’s Fastest Electric Airplane 1

Rolls Royce Is Building the World’s Fastest Electric Airplane

Speed Racer Rolls Royce is trying to make history. On Wednesday, the British industrial technology company announced plans to fly an in-development electric airplane over Great Britain in 2020, reaching a top speed of at least 480 kilometers per hour (300 miles per hour). Not only would this shatter the current record for an all-electric …

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Nearly a Third of Norway’s 2018 New Car Sales Were Electric 2

Nearly a Third of Norway’s 2018 New Car Sales Were Electric

Climbing Numbers Norway just hit a major milestone on its mission to stop selling gas-powered vehicles by 2025. Over the entire course of 2018, 31.2 percent of all the new cars sold in the country were entirely powered by electricity instead of fossil fuels, according to Reuters. That’s the highest percentage worldwide, with Iceland in …

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Harvard's bug-sized robot uses electric feet to explore tiny spaces upside-down 3

Harvard’s bug-sized robot uses electric feet to explore tiny spaces upside-down

Photo credit: Wyss Institute at Harvard University Researchers at Harvard University have created a tiny walking robot with electro-adhesive feet that’s capable of wandering around freely inside tiny spaces – even upside-down, provided the surface can conduct electricity. The Harvard Ambulatory Micro-Robot with Electroadhesion  (HAMR-E), which was developed in response to a challenge from Rolls-Royce, …

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All New Public Buses in California Have to Be Electric by 2029 5

All New Public Buses in California Have to Be Electric by 2029

Electric Fleet California became the first state to require all new homes to offset their electricity needs with solar energy earlier this month. And it’s planning to tackle emissions from public transit vehicles next. By the year 2029, all new mass transit buses in the whole state will have to be fully electric, according to …

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Volvo’s Electric Garbage Truck Is Its Answer to Tesla’s Big Rig 6

Volvo’s Electric Garbage Truck Is Its Answer to Tesla’s Big Rig

Road Race The trucks that will roam the city streets of the future will be electric. But which automaker will lead the charge? Volvo might have a chance at getting ahead. The Swedish company is about to deliver its first entirely battery-powered truck to the streets of Hamburg, Germany, Bloomberg reports. E-Trucks Designing an all-electric utility truck meant …

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California Is Installing Chargers for a Type of Electric Car That Doesn’t Exist Yet 7

California Is Installing Chargers for a Type of Electric Car That Doesn’t Exist Yet

Jumping the Gun California is bending over backward to support electric vehicles — so much so that it’s setting up the infrastructure for futuristic electric vehicles that don’t even exist yet. A company called Electrify America — more on them later — installed two 350kW chargers outside of San Francisco, with more on the way, even though the …

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Rivian’s Electric Truck Will Drop in 2020 8

Rivian’s Electric Truck Will Drop in 2020

Nuts for Trucks As the electric car market heats up worldwide, more and more car manufacturers are closing in on a market dominated by prominent brands like Chevrolet, Nissan, and Tesla. And it’s not just luxury sedans or dinky subcompacts that drivers will be charging at night. US-based automaker startup Rivian revealed a brand new plug-in pickup …

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This Super-Light Plastic Car May Be the Future of Electric Vehicles 9

This Super-Light Plastic Car May Be the Future of Electric Vehicles

Real Plastic EVs While much of the world distances itself from environment-destroying plastic, a research team in Japan sees the material’s potential to help save the planet. On Sunday, the Financial Times published a report about a prototype electric vehicle (EV) that eschews a traditional metal body and parts for ones made of plastic. The plastic car, which they call ItoP …

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