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

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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

The electric Vespa scooter of your dreams is coming in 2018

Environmentally-conscious commuters, rejoice! Vespa’s first electric scooter will hit the market next year, and it will have a range of 100 kilometers or about 62 miles. The good news was revealed at the Milan Motorcycle Show by the parent company Piaggio. Though the price of the Vespa Elettrica has not yet been revealed, an eager fan base can’t wait to get their hands on the green mode of transportation.

According to Piaggio, the Elletrica will have “superior performance”… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Hinckley unveils the world’s first fully electric luxury yacht

Imagine silently slicing through the Long Island Sound on a yacht, wind tousling your hair. That’s possible with Hinckley’s new Dasher yacht, which they say is the world’s first fully electric luxury yacht. There’s little noise from boat motors thanks to the twin 80 horsepower electric motors and waterproof BMW lithium-ion batteries that move the boat quietly through the waves.

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World’s first electric dump truck stores as much energy as 8 Tesla Model S cars

Even the construction industry can “go green.” A collection of Swiss companies is proving this to be true by developing the world’s largest electric vehicle and in record time. The E-Dumper weighs in at a whopping 45 tons and has 700 kWh of storage capacity. That’s as much as eight Tesla Model S vehicles! To ensure it is as environmentally-friendly as possible, the E-Dumper’s base is a used Komatsu HD 605-7 dumper truck. The original has had its diesel engine removed, however; in its… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

New electric smart fortwo is ready to revolutionize car-sharing

In the not too distant future, smart is going to transition its small lineup to fully electric powertrains. Smart is giving us a preview of what the future smart fortwo could look like and how it could forever change the world of car-sharing. At first glance the outside the smart vision EQ fortwo concept looks like a more modern take on the current fortwo, but there’s more than meets the eye here.

The smart vision EQ fortwo concept is smart’s vision of a future in which autonomous cars can improve… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Teslas electric truck will have a 200-300 mile range

More details have been obtained about the Tesla Semi truck which is set to be unveiled next month. According to an exclusive report by Reuters, the big rig has a working range of 200 to 300 miles. To accommodate the reduction of mileage, Tesla CEO Elon Musk is considering developing an electric tractor trailer to accompany the vehicle.
Scott Perry of Ryder, a fleet operator in Florida, told Reuters that Tesla is building “an electric big-rig known as a ‘day cab’ with no sleeper berth, capable… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Zacua introduces the first electric car from Mexico

In the United States, many of us of never heard of Zacua, but the company is making headlines on both sides of the border, since it is introducing the first electric car made completely in Mexico by a Mexican company. Zacua is introducing two new electric cars, the the M2 and the M3, which will go on sale in November.

The two small electric coupes will be made by Motores Limpios, but sold in Mexico under the Zacua brand name.

“Global warming has very serious consequences [and] Mexico… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building