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Presumed photo of Ililum in flight

German Electric "Jet" VTOL Startup Claims First Flight

Two-seat prototype purportedly makes first successful unmanned test flight in Germany, paving way for future "sky taxi.'

If the video below is to be believed, and these days with hyper-realistic CGI, it's getting damned hard to tell fact from fiction, German startup Ililum conducted their first successful vertical takeoff and landing; and importantly made a smooth transition to straight forward flight yesterday ...


XING Mobility Miss R electric supercar-for-two

Put Some XING In Your Street-Legal Electric Racer

Miss R can do zero-to-100km/h in 2 seconds thanks to 1,341hp of electric propulsion.

Two seats and more than 1,340 hp will power Miss R, the creation of XING Mobility, based in Taiwan. The Super-car, "road-legal" racer is on display at EV Taiwan 2017. It's mission is to showcase the company's "race-derived technology." The prototype is slated to rollout late this year. Details are available in the company press release below.<...


VW ID Crozz electric concept car aimed at China market.

VW Debuts ID Crozz Electric SUV Concept, Plus Others in China

Volkswagen's ID Crozz electric car concept could have a range of more than 300 miles.

Human beings are a curious creature, regardless of ethnicity or citizenship. We want to feel safe when we're driving, so we lean towards bigger, taller cars: hence the surge popularity of SUVs and pickups over sedans and compact cars. But we're also increasingly concerned about our environment, especially in places like China where pois...


Nissan LEAF belongs to Guyana embassy in Havana.

Cuba Gasoline Shortage Poses Opportunity for Electric Cars

The successful importation of the first Nissan LEAF into Havana signals the opportunity to follow up with more electric cars

For decades Venezuela's Hugo Chavez subsidized Cuba's communist economy with oil in exchange for the island's surfeit of medical doctors and technicians. When Chavez died and Venezuela began its rapid descent into a political and economic morass, shipments of cheap crude began to slip, forcing the Raul Castro government to tighten its financial ...


eEro 1 electric aircraft

SolarImpulse Borschberg Starts ePlane Company

Co-founder and pilot Andrea Borschberg launches company to advance the development of electrically-powered aircraft.

What do you do after co-flying the SolarImpulse solar-powered airplane around the world? You start an electric aircraft company, of course.

That's what Andrea Borschberg is doing, creating Swiss-based H55, which has completed some 50 hours of test flights of the aEro 1 electri...


Tesla Model S is among the most popular electric cars sold in Canada

Ontario’s Climate Change Action Plan Focuses on Electric Vehicles

This Canadian province recently passed measures that it hopes will accelerate the transition to more environmentally sustainable transportation.

By Beth Kelly

In what’s proving to be a somewhat controversial move, the government of Ontario has developed a Climate Change Action Plan that contains provisions to cut down on greenhouse gas pollution. It calls ...


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Fully Charged: BMW i3 Motorway Romp

Fully Charged host Robert Llewellyn takes BMW i3 for run up the motorway, recalling how much he really likes this all-electric car.

Formula E Marrakech Highlights

Highlights from second race of Season 3, the first e-race in Africa.


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Expert warns Bolivia will not enter the new global energy mix with lithium

By Juan Carlos Zuleta

In a recent interview with the Spanish news agency EFE, Bolivian lithium expert, Juan Carlos Zuleta, warned that Bolivia will not be part of the new global energy mix with lithium because it has not been able to do things in time. He added that Bolivia is no longer the only leader in identified lithium resources in the world since beginning February this year it shares that place with Argentina. Lastly, he urged the Bolivian Government “to change the chip” consisting of Bolivia’s betting on development of magnesium as a main resource and lithium as secondary, something that, however, will involve additional work because it would require a lot of energy.




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