DIY kits help explorers transform Sprinter vans into rugged adventure vehicles

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The number of electric vehicles on the streets could triple in two years

The electric vehicle (EV) industry hit a new record last year: more than one million EVs were sold, according to the International Energy Agency (IEA). There are now over three million electric cars on roads worldwide. Bloomberg reported electric cars traveling the streets could triple in just two years.

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The IEA just released their Global EV Outlook 2018 report, and it contains some exciting news for the EV industry. View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

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

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

Are gyroscopic vehicles the future of urban travel?

What do you get when you mix a car with a segway? A futuristic Gyroscopic wheel with a joystick that may just be the future of urban commuting.

Related: Zero-emission hydrogen-powered car is designed to revolutionize everyday travel
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Hyundai reportedly working on next-gen solid-state batteries for electric vehicles

Major car companies have toyed with both hydrogen- and electric-powered cars, but now it seems Hyundai may be taking a major step towards improving technology for their electric cars in the form of solid-state batteries. An April 4 report from the Korea Herald says the car company has pilot-scale battery production facilities in which they’re developing the battery technology that could store more energy. View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Israel to test electric roads that wirelessly charge vehicles as they drive

Forget the charging port—the roads of the near future could power your electric car while you drive, eliminating the need to ever stop to recharge or refuel again. Israeli startup Electroad is working to pave the way towards a greener world with technology that retrofits existing roads with buried coils to inductively charge electric vehicles. The team has already performed successful tests of the technology, and will be demoing the electric roads on a larger scale with a public bus route in Tel… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Swedish students design one of the worlds most energy-efficient rail-bound vehicles

New World Record!

In far away Sweden a new important world record was set on the 28:th of May. University of Dalarna tested and competed with what probably is the most energy-efficient rail bound people-transporter that the world has yet seen.

When the on-site measuring team checked the energy efficiency figures with those of Shell Eco Marathon, it actually seems as though the Eximus 1 probably could be the most energy efficient people transporter in the world – rail bound or otherwise!… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building