Finding second life for electric car batteries

Electric cars will overtake their petrol-powered counterparts and companies in France are looking at ways to deal with the waste that electric car batteries generate and giving them a second life. Car manufacturer Nissan is looking to to prolong the batteries’ life by using them to store energy. A battery with 80% storage capacity may no longer be fit for use in a car, but will still … Continue reading Finding second life for electric car batteries

The Humble One: Solar-powered, all electric SUV unveiled by Californian startup

California-based startup Humble Motors has unveiled an all-electric concept SUV with a solar roof. Known as the Humble One, Humble Motors have created a five-seat electric crossover that will eventually become “the world’s first solar-powered SUV”. The Humble solution is to allow people to travel an unprecedented distance without stopping at a charger station, using what is available in all parts of the world: the sun. The all-electric … Continue reading The Humble One: Solar-powered, all electric SUV unveiled by Californian startup

Electric and hybrid vehicle training centre to teach a new generation of mechanics

A North Wales college will begin training a new generation of mechanics focused on electric and hybrid vehicles. From September, Coleg Cambria’s Bersham Road campus in Wrexham will teach students to service and repair the ever-increasing fleet of electric vehicles. Students can sign up for an IMI (Institute of the Motor Industry) Hybrid/Electric Vehicle Repair Level 3 qualification. Just 5% of mechanics in the UK … Continue reading Electric and hybrid vehicle training centre to teach a new generation of mechanics

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