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Eazy Bike, a Swedish startup that develops kits turning any bicycle into an electric bike, is now on Indiegogo to raise funds for a first production run of approximately 9,000 kits. As of Wednesday morning, roughly $27,000 has been raised from 137 backers, or 69 percent of its $40,000 goal with more than a month […]

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Look out easyJet. Following recent news of easyJet and Wright Electric’s development of the first electric commercial airplane, Zunum Aero has also emerged with an ambitious plan to deliver regional hybrid-electric airplanes by the early 2020s. In collaboration with Boeing and JetBlue Technology Ventures, Zunum Aero is working aggressively to build a new regional electrified […]

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UK low-cost airline easyJet has announced a partnership with U.S. based Wright Electric, a zero-emissions research firm, to build an electric commercial airplane for short routes. So far, very few specifications are known so far. What is known is that the planes will handle only short routes of up to 335 miles to start. Short […]

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Nissan is in the process of finalizing the sale of its 51-percent stake in lithium-ion battery manufacturer Automotive Energy Supply Corp. (AESC). The majority stake is to be sold to Chinese private equity firm GSR Capital, which is backed by the government of China’s Hubei province. The two companies are expected to make in announcement in regards to […]

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The costs of purchasing and running an electric vehicle may shrink to become even with the cost of running a standard internal combustion vehicle by as early as next year. According to research conducted by Swiss investment bank UBS, an increase in consumer demand for electric vehicles could have a significant effect on the costs […]

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Qualcomm has debuted an evolutionary version of its “Halo” wireless charging system capable of providing charge to an electric vehicle while it’s travelling at highway speeds. The new dynamic electric vehicle charging (DEVC) system is currently being tested using a Renault Kangoo on a 100-meter test track at the Vedecom Institute in Satory just outside of […]

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It’s a weekly cacophony of sounds that many are familiar with — the loud hiss of air brakes followed by a mechanical mayhem, and then the roar of a big, thirsty diesel engine. Beginning in the early morning hours across America, five days a week, an army of big-dog refuse trucks set out to pick […]

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San Diego-based Achates Power has introduced a 2.7-liter opposed-piston engine that will be able to deliver 37 miles per gallon in a full-sized pickup truck. Revealed during industry days at this week’s Detroit auto show, the OP-3 turbocharged, two-stroke diesel engine kicks out 270 horsepower and 479 pounds-feet of torque. At the same time, it […]

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Yesterday Lucid Motors revealed its anticipated electric car with over 400 projected miles of range, blistering acceleration, and intentions to exceed anything Tesla has to offer. The nearly decade-old Silicon Valley startup, formerly known as Atieva, said the Lucid Air “executive class” sedan will create a personal luxury jet “experience.” Mixed in are elegant and […]

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Just when automakers are hunkering down to mass produce electric cars with good-enough lithium-ion batteries, a federally funded “dream team” of researchers says in one year its lithium-sulfur prototype may have triple the energy density of the best available today. Their U.S. Department of Energy sponsored hope is that what they are onto may usher […]

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