Tidal powered electrical vehicles in Shetland helping to drive Scotland to net zero

Electric vehicles in Shetland are now being fuelled purely by the power of the sea. Marine energy experts Nova Innovation have created the first ever electric vehicle (EV) charge point where drivers can “fill up” directly from a tidal energy source. The EV charge point is located at Cullivoe harbour on the island of Yell in Shetland, an an archipelago of roughly 100 islands north of mainland Scotland. The … Continue reading Tidal powered electrical vehicles in Shetland helping to drive Scotland to net zero

France bans select short domestic flights in a bid to cut carbon emissions

France has banned short-haul internal flights, when rail alternatives could cover the journey in 2h30 or less, in a bid to cut carbon emissions. The bill, which was voted in the French Parliament on 10 April, will only apply to a handful of routes including those between Paris and Nantes, and Lyon and Bordeaux. Connecting flights are excluded. It forms part of a broader climate … Continue reading France bans select short domestic flights in a bid to cut carbon emissions

Google Maps to direct drivers to “eco-friendly” routes to help reduce carbon footprint

Google is to use its Maps app to direct drivers along more “eco-friendly” routes to reduce the carbon footprint of car journeys, and as part of its pledge to be carbon-free by 2030. The new AI-driven model will default to the most environmentally friendly journey based on fuel consumption, after analysing factors like road incline and traffic congestion. An eco-friendly route will automatically present itself … Continue reading Google Maps to direct drivers to “eco-friendly” routes to help reduce carbon footprint

Black Swan: Fully electric passenger boat powered by second life EV batteries

Repurposed EV batteries from cars are being used to power EV boats cruising the River Seine in Paris. The Black Swan, an electric boat designed for private or business cruises on the Seine, is fitted with second-life batteries provided by French car manufacturers Renault. The team behind The Black Swan, French river tour company, Seine Alliance partnered with Groupe Renault and Green-Vision to demonstrate ways … Continue reading Black Swan: Fully electric passenger boat powered by second life EV batteries

How micromobility is disrupting car travel [Infographic] — ecogreenlove

Has your city caught onto the electric scooter craze? Collectively known as shared micromobility, these new transportation trends offer alternative ways to travel short distances How micromobility is disrupting car travel [Infographic] — ecogreenlove Continue reading How micromobility is disrupting car travel [Infographic] — ecogreenlove

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