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Deutsche Post DHL Streetscooter delivery van. Germany's post service also uses electric bicycles.

StreetScooter: One of Germany's Most Popular Electric Vehicles

Initially developed as an electric car, Germany's Deutsche Post, repurposed the Streetscooter into an all-purpose mail and parcel delivery van.

DHL may employ fewer personnel than either FedEx or UPS, but they also generate more revenue than either. A unit of Germany's national postal service - Deutsche Post - they have the financial wherewithal to not only experiment and imp...


Pipistrel Alpha Electro flight trainer will be built at new production facility near Nanjing, China

Pipistrel Goes to Asia

Slovenian aircraft company Pipistrel signs accord to build two of its aircraft outside Nanjing, China with sales destined for some eleven countries in the region, including China.

China isn't just the world's largest car market, it's a pretty good bet it could also be the world's largest airplane market, especially light airplanes. So, it makes sense that Ivo Boscarol, the founder and head of Pipistrel (Slovenian for "Bat") would partner up with Chinese entrepreneur and Danny Wu Hao to produce aircraft for the Chinese a...


Boeing Echo Voyager unmanned underwater vessel.

UEVs: The Submerged World of Underwater Electric Vehicles

They are one of the oldest forms of hybrid electric vehicles, and like their surface counterparts, the human is about to be relegated to the role of an observer or target.

It was 90 years ago that the US Navy proposed powering its new S-Class submarines using a system similar to what powers today's hybrid cars - the Prius and the Volt, for example - an internal combustion engine connected via a special transmission to a generator/motor combination. On the surface, diesel engines would turn the prop shaft and/o...


Volkswagen MOIA ride share electric shuttle prototype

Volkswagen Explores World of Shared Shuttles

VW isn't just counting on rolling out 80 all-electric models by 2025 to deal with the emerging electric vehicle revolution. It's also preparing for a shift away from car ownership through it MOIA startup.

It seats six and has a range of 300 km (186mi. per charge), which can be restored to 80 percent state of charge in just 30 minutes. It's Volkswagen's new all-electric shuttle, the wheels of its year-old ride-sharing shuttle service that includes a custom ride hailing App to schedule pickups and pay for travel.

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2018: The Year Electric Cars Come of Age

The Economist Deputy Editor explains why for the first time EV will compete in price and performance with petrol and diesel cars.

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A Classic Ford Model T versus a Modern Electric Ford Model T

By John Gilkison

How swapping the engine and drive train of a classic Ford Model T could create a much better driving experience, save energy, and reduced emissions. This blog revisits Henry Ford's and Thomas Edison's idea of producing a electric Model T for the masses using modern technology and examines the benefits a modern electric drive train would bring to this classic car.

A Classic Ford Model T versus an Electric Ford Model T

By John A Gilkison and Phillip R Knox

From 1912 to 1916 Henry Ford and Thomas Edison collaborated to build an Electric Model T for the masses. Their aspirational goal was a battery pack that was capable of 55 pounds of battery per horsepower hour. The work ended in 1916 when the Edison b...




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It's the Grid, Stupid!

By Bill Moore

The "dirty little secret" about electric cars is the "big dirty grid', folks.

Again I came across yet another article citing the oft-repeated trope about electric car's "dirty little secret." In exasperation, I yell -- to myself -- "It's not the cars that are dirty, it's the damned power grid, stupid."

Okay, the manufacture of anything is usually pretty "dirty." It literally takes tons of rock to produce a poun...




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What's next for Electric Vehicles

By Jim Stack

Technology changes fast. What do you think is next for vehicles?

The Technology in today's World is changing very fast. We have new batteries each year. We also have great ideas that can make your car pay for itself. I think the nexus of the two will be Vehicle To GRID. It can back up your home. It can cover Peak Time of day hours, It could even let you go Off GRID.

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