Dutch students build a fully-functioning electric car made entirely of recycled waste

A fully-functioning electric car made entirely out of waste – including plastics fished out of the sea, recycled PET bottles and household garbage – has been created by a team of students at the Technical University of Eindhoven. The bright yellow, sporty two-seater was designed and built by a group of 22 students in around 18 months in an effort to prove the potential of … Continue reading Dutch students build a fully-functioning electric car made entirely of recycled waste

Garda by Bike: New cycling trail that circles Italy’s largest lake opens next year

Garda by Bike – a 140km-long cycling trail that circles Italy’s largest lake, Lake Garda – is opening next year. The new route is constructed of partially existing bike paths as well as new tracks that will take cyclists from Lombardy through Trento and the Veneto and back. It will also link up to the continent-spanning European cycle routes Eurovelo Route 7 and Eurovelo Route 8. The … Continue reading Garda by Bike: New cycling trail that circles Italy’s largest lake opens next year

Airbus unveil new zero-emission concept aircraft which could enter service by 2035

The world’s first zero-emission commercial aircraft could enter service by 2035, according to aircraft manufacturers, Airbus, who have just unveiled three design concepts. The three concepts – all codenamed “ZEROe” – each represent a different approach to achieving zero-emission flight, exploring various technology pathways and aerodynamic configurations in order to support the company’s ambition of leading the way in the decarbonisation of the entire aviation … Continue reading Airbus unveil new zero-emission concept aircraft which could enter service by 2035

Nissan’s pop-up exhibition enables visitors to experience the future of mobility and pay for parking with electricity

Nissan’s new exhibition centre, aimed at promoting the use of EVs, is enabling visitors with electric vehicles to pay for their parking with electricity from their cars. Described as an interactive exhibition and entertainment facility, Nissan Pavilion opened up last month near Nissan’s headquarters in Yokohama. The 10,000-square-metre, zero-emission Pavilion is outfitted with solar panels and supplied with renewable hydroelectric power. The 10,000-square-metre exhibition space, … Continue reading Nissan’s pop-up exhibition enables visitors to experience the future of mobility and pay for parking with electricity

UK’s first 100% electric intercity coach service from Edinburgh to Dundee to launch next month

The UK’s first all-electric coach service is set to run from next month, transporting passengers between Dundee and Edinburgh. The Scottish service, provided by startup Ember, will see two all-electric coaches make the 125-mile roundtrip on a single charge, with the journey set to take just over 90 minutes one way. Ember will start operating the route between Dundee and Edinburgh from 1 October with two … Continue reading UK’s first 100% electric intercity coach service from Edinburgh to Dundee to launch next month

Lewis Hamilton backs new “climate-aware sport” where all-electric SUVs race across remote territories

Formula 1 racing driver Lewis Hamilton is backing a new sport, which will see all-electric SUVs racing across five remote territories to raise awareness of climate issues, “because of its environmental focus”. The six-time Formula 1 world champion will enter a team in the new Extreme E racing series, which will be broadcast live across the BBC, starting in Dakar, Senegal on 23-24 January 2021. … Continue reading Lewis Hamilton backs new “climate-aware sport” where all-electric SUVs race across remote territories

US coast-to-coast driving for EV drivers possible with new Electrify America route from LA to Washington

A new coast-to-coast network of electric vehicle charging stations in the United States has been unveiled by Electrify America. Electric vehicle (EV) drivers in the US can now travel from coast-to-coast using the largest open DC fast-charging network.  The route from Los Angeles, CA to Washington, DC is one of two cross-country routes in the company’s initial plans to expand its open DC fast-charging network. It spans 11 states … Continue reading US coast-to-coast driving for EV drivers possible with new Electrify America route from LA to Washington

Electric motorbikes helping rural women in Zimbabwe earn an income and pick up essentials for their families

Women in Zimbabwe are being given access to electric tricycles helping them to transport and sell their goods, as well as shave off hours usually spent walking to pick up essential items for their families. Powered by a solar-charged lithium ion battery, the three-wheeler, known as the Hamba, is being piloted by start-up Mobility for Africa, which leases the motorcycle to women in Wedza in … Continue reading Electric motorbikes helping rural women in Zimbabwe earn an income and pick up essentials for their families

Alternative Energy Sources to Power your Car [Animated Visual] — ecogreenlove

With growing concerns about the environmental impacts of using gasoline and diesel — including the automotive industry’s carbon dioxide emissions, massive petroleum leaks and destructive mining practices — many drivers, companies and scientists are looking for alternative energy sources to power their personal cars and automotive fleets. Whether you’re considering buying an alternatively powered car or want to decrease your carbon footprint by renting a … Continue reading Alternative Energy Sources to Power your Car [Animated Visual] — ecogreenlove

Nissan’s all-electric ice cream van prototype presents a zero-emission solution to vendors

Nissan has partnered with ice cream makers, Mackies of Scotland, to create an all-electric, zero-emission ice cream van complete with a fridge, freezer, solar panels and soft-serve machine. The ice cream van concept is based on Nissan’s all-electric e-NV200 light commercial vehicle, which combines a zero-emission drivetrain, second-life battery storage and renewable solar energy generation for the home as well. Through a V2G (Vehicle-to-Grid) charger, … Continue reading Nissan’s all-electric ice cream van prototype presents a zero-emission solution to vendors