World’s first electric road that charges moving vehicles debuts in Sweden

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The very first electrified road that is capable of charging electric vehicles as they drive across it is now open outside of Stockholm, Sweden. While the road, which links Stockholm Arlanda airport to a nearby logistics site, is only 1.2 miles long, it is a significant step forward in Sweden’s overall energy and climate change strategic plan. The country is aiming to become independent of fossil fuels by 2030, a task that will require a 70 percent reduction in emissions from the transportation sector…. View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building



World’s first mass-producible 3D-printed electric car will cost under $10K

The world’s first mass-producible, 3D-printed electric car is set to revolutionize the auto industry. An Italy-based electric car company XEV and 3D printing material company Polymaker launched the tiny LSEV during a recent press conference held at the 3D-Printing Cultural Museum in Shanghai. In a statement, Co-founder and CEO of Polymaker Dr. Luo Xiaofan said, “XEV is the first real mass production project using 3D printing. By saying real, I mean there are also lots of other companies using 3D… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

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BMW confirms the i4 electric sedan will arrive by 2025

Ever since the i3 and i8 were released in 2014, we’ve been wondering what BMW’s next model would be for its electric i sub-brand. BMW has now confirmed that it will introduce a new electric sedan called the i4 by 2025, which will be one of 25 new electrified vehicles that it plans to launch by 2025.

Even though 2025 isn’t very close, we’ve already seen a preview of the BMW i4. BMW has confirmed that the i4 will take inspiration from the i Vision Dynamics concept that debuted last year…. View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Electric off-road Kalk motorcycle excels where the paved road ends

Today there are plenty of electric motorcycle options, but what if you’re looking for a greener dirt bike? The options may be slimmer, but CAKE might have just what you’re looking for. CAKE’s specialty is lightweight electric off-road motorcycles and now it’s announced that it is taking pre-orders for its first model, the Kalk.

The Cake Kalk is an all-electric off-road motorcycle that’s ready for when the paved road ends. It has unique minimalistic styling, a range up to 50 miles and a… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Norway shoots for 100% electric short-haul flights by 2040

More than 50 percent of new car sales in Norway were electric vehicles, according to Electrek. Now the country aims to take the electric revolution to the skies. Norwegian airports public operator Avinor wants all their short-haul flights to be electric in just over 20 years. CEO Dag Falk-Petersen told Agence France Presse (AFP) they’re hoping “to be the first in the world” to switch over to all-electric air transportation. View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

The E-Fan X jet heralds an electric passenger plane revolution

The E-Fan X is a hybrid electric-jet plane that may herald a new era of electric power in transportation. Designed by a consortium that includes Airbus, Rolls-Royce and Siemens, the E-Fan X will offer partially electric powered flights that are cheaper, quieter, and more sustainable. This breakthrough in energy-transportation technology, which may encourage the growth of short-distance, small-to-medium passenger capacity aircraft, could alter “Aviation has been the last frontier in the electrification… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Israeli bus company to invest $2.2M in wireless charging electric roads

Inhabitat covered ElectRoad, an Israeli startup developing electric vehicle-charging roads, earlier this year, and now the company could receive a big investment from Tel Aviv transportation service Dan Bus Company. ElectRoad’s technology draws on electric coils underneath roads so EVs can charge up without a charging port – all while they’re driving. View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Uniti officially unveils its electric city car – and it will sell for under $18K

A new startup in Sweden, named Uniti has unveiled its first electric car, the Uniti One. Uniti unveiled its new electric city car, at an event in Sweden, where it also announced that the Uniti One will be priced as low as €14,900 ($17,532 US) when it goes on sale in 2019.

Even with its low price tag, the Uniti One can drive up to 186 miles with a small 22 kWh battery. Uniti also plans to offer a line of two, four and five-seat vehicle models, with the most expensive versions listing for €19,900… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building