Globally unique electrified road enables fossil-free road transport

The electrified road works by transferring energy to the vehicle from a rail in the road through a movable arm. The arm detects the location of the rail in the road and as long as the vehicle is above the rail, the contact will be in a lowered position.

Renault is trying to create a 'smart electric island' with electric vehicles, V2G, and energy storage

Fred Lambert for Electrek: They are partnering with energy supplier Empresa de Electricidade da Madeira partner to "facilitate the energy transition" in Porto Santo island, Portugal.

Ford says it will spend $11 billion in electrification investment

AP via LA Times: "We're going to electrify even our most iconic vehicles," he said at Cobo Center. "The only question is, will the customer be there with us?"

A Fully Solar-Powered Car May Be Hitting the Road by 2019

Chelsea Gohd for Futurism: Solar-powered cars have been thought of by many as an impossible pipedream. But the innovators behind Lightyear One, a fully solar-powered vehicle to be released in 2019, just won an award for their design.

Recycled Mercedes Batteries Could Power Your House

Andrew Chesterton for The Motor Report: Mercedes-Benz is considering using old car batteries to power your house. The plan would see the German manufacturer rolling out a second-life program for its lithium-ion batteries to combat rival Tesla's Powerwall.

Could Tesla Power its Electric Truck with Solar Panels?

Rhett Alain for Wired: How much power and how much energy (those are two different things) could you get from solar panels on the trailer?

Lamborghini's New Concept Electric Car is Energy Storage On Wheels

Dom Galeon for Futurism: Together with MIT, Italian carmaker Lamborghini developed a new electric supercar that can also store energy. With supercapacitors instead of batteries, the Terzo Millennio is able to carry more power, which it can store in its carbon fiber body.

The Myth of EV Charging Station Proliferation

Charging station manufacturers would have you believe that they will swamp the world with their products although they typically have no payback.

Sono Motors unveils its solar and battery-powered electric car

Fred Lambert for Electrek: German electric car startup Sono Motors unveiled the crowdfunded prototype of its battery and solar-powered vehicle; the Sion.

The Latest Progress on Electric Cars

China will lead the transition to an EV-driven society. Car companies are doubling down on plans to produce a selection of electric vehicles. Because of its substandard air quality, China has been pushing electric vehicles, which could help automakers with the economies of scale.

POWER2DRIVE: THE FUTURE OF MOBILITY HAS A NEW PLATFORM

New exhibition showcases the energy transition in the transportation sector

ELECTRIC VEHICLES TO ACCELERATE TO 54% OF NEW CAR SALES BY 2040

Tumbling battery prices mean that EVs will not just have lower lifetime costs, but will also be cheaper to buy, than internal combustion engine cars in most countries by 2025-29

New Nissan Electric Caf Opens in Paris as the Brand Celebrates Three Billion EV Kilometres Worldwide

Nissan LEAF owners across the globe have travelled a landmark three billion kilometres, saving nearly 500 million kilograms of CO2 emissions* Nissan celebrated the announcement with the launch of a pay with energy pop-up caf in Paris The Nissan Electric Caf marks the start of Electrify the World - a new digital community platform to drive awareness and engagement in electric vehicles and sustainable living

Electric motors for electric vehicles: $400 billion confusion

by Dr Peter Harrop, Chairman, IDTechEx

IHS Markit: Electric Vehicles Expected to Account for 15 to 35 Percent of World's Vehicle Sales in 2040

IHS Markit announces launch of major new multiclient study, Reinventing the Wheel, which uses the firm's combined expertise in the energy, automotive and chemical industries

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