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Volkswagen Slashing Spending By $1 Billion, But Focusing More On Electric Vehicles

Originally published on EV Obsession. Planned investments into Volkswagen’s Automotive Division will be slashed by around €1 billion in 2016 as a response to the ongoing diesel emissions cheating scandal, according to recent reports....Show More Summary

100% Renewable Electricity: Is It Possible Right Now?

By Roberto Verzola Most national 100%-renewable electricity scenarios target the 2030-2050 period, which is still a long way off. More easily attainable today is a highly focused intermediate goal: 100%-renewables for new demand, that is, for future demand over and above what is already covered today by existing or committed power plan. Show More Summary

Video listing of the day: The journey

San Francisco is a destination for many, but we wanted to focus on the journey being the true adventure in the city. For this video, we strapped a GoPro to an awesome electric bicycle and took it around the hills, shops and sights of Bernal Heights...

300-Mile Electric Bentley Planned… For ~2020

Originally published on EV Obsession. Editor’s Note: Bentley is a subsidiary of Volkswagen AG, which has announced a few potential long-range EVs in the past few months, and which has announced a strong focus on EVs coming out of dieselgate. Show More Summary

Faraday Future is a car company that's building something far more ambitious than a car

Details about Faraday Future — the super-secretive car company that's been operating in stealth mode over the past year — are slowly coming into focus. Early reports suggested that Faraday Future might be developing an electric car, and that the car might be sold in the Chinese market, and that the company is gunning for Tesla. Show More Summary

Safety concerns boost use of electric power steering in commercial vehicles

An increased focus on safety will mean half of European light and medium commercial vehicles will be fitted with electric power steering by 2021, research from Frost & Sullivan has found. Steering electrification serves as a springboard for the provision of a whole array of safety and driver assistance functionalities such as lane keeping assist, […]

VW scandal fallout: With "clean" diesel dead, will VW now focus on electric cars?

A new strategy is definitely required, and hopefully this time it will be a real one.

National Grid To Sell Major Stake In U.K. Gas Business, Shift Focus To Regulated Utilities in U.S.

A big piece of Britain’s $12.8 billion natural gas system is now available for sale. National Grid, the investor-owned utility company that owns and operates the natural gas and electric transmission systems in England and Wales, said today that it plans to sell a majority stake in its natural gas [...]

Alstom’s profit climbs as focus turns to rail

Alstom’s first-half profit gains 10 percent as the company reiterates its medium-term targets for rising revenue and margins. ||| Johannesburg - Alstom SA, the French company that sold most of its energy assets to General Electric to...Show More Summary

The Audi E-Tron Quattro Electric SUV Wants to Kick Some X

3 weeks agoLifestyle / Travel : RobbReport

With a streamlined design focused on maximizing aerodynamics, the Audi E-Tron Quattro Concept is an electric crossover that made its first appearance at this year’s Frankfurt auto show. It is no secret that the plug-in SUV aims to take...Show More Summary

Incumbent automakers' argument against Google and Apple cars: we suck, and you can't do better

Google's prototype of its self-driving car. You may or may not know this, but both Google and Apple are spending big bucks and resources at building cars. Both companies are focused on electric cars, promising (along with Tesla) to drag...Show More Summary


The Key to Cheap Electric Cars? Ditch the Steering Wheel Clint Finley, October 18, 2015 (Wired) “…With Tesla focusing on the luxury market, [Mark Frohnmayer] saw a big need for an affordable electric vehicle…[The result] is the SRK, a two-seat, three-wheeled electric vehicle that looks like the spawn of a golf cart and an ATV. Show More Summary

Volkswagen “did some things that were wrong” says brand CEO; focus now on electric

4 weeks agoVehicles / Cars : Car Advice

Volkswagen’s new CEO says the company’s emission cheating actions in relation to its diesel engines “went against everything” that the company stands for. Speaking to the media at the Tokyo motor show today, Volkswagen’s CEO of passenger cars, Dr Herbert Diess, admitted that Volkswagen “did some things that were wrong”. “Our customers’ confidence and trust is what […]

i8 vs Model S vs ELR vs Panamera S E-Hybrid vs i3 (Exclusive)

During a wicked busy week in Florida focused around the EV Technology & Transportation Summit, I had the opportunity to test drive 7 electric cars. Four of those were the high-end models in the title: the BMW i8, Cadillac ELR, Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid, and Tesla Model S 70D. Show More Summary

Green for go as London's Black Cab goes all electric

last monthTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

The London Taxi Company has unveiled a new version of the Black Cab that famously operates in London, UK. The TX5 is said to retain the spirit of past models and focus on driver and passenger comfort. Reflecting the move towards a low-carbon...Show More Summary

After diesel scandal, Volkswagen to focus on electric vehicles

Volkswagen was one of the most stubborn proponents of diesel passenger cars, but in light of recent news, it seems to be changing its tune. In a statement released by Volkswagen's Board of Management on Tuesday, the company said it will shift its focus toward developing electric vehicles. Show More Summary

‘Much A-Doo About Poo’, How Poop and Other Waste Is Converted to Electricity and Fertilizer

last monthHumor / odd : Laughing Squid

“Much A-Doo About Poo” is an episode of the PBS Digital Studios series Gross Science that focuses on how poop and other waste is converted to electricity and fertilizer through anaerobic digestion.

Walking Is The Least Stressful Mode Of Transportation (in Montreal, Anyway)

Originally published on Bikocity. (Editor’s Note: as much as we focus on electric cars here because of their many benefits over gasmobiles, it’s important to remember the benefits of some even cleaner transportation options — like walking,...Show More Summary

A.M. Funds Roundup: Danoff’s Picks; Fund Liquidity Rules In Focus

Links to the best reading in funds investing: Fidelity Contrafund’s (FCNTX) Will Danoff digs these stocks — Andrew Bary, Barron’s Nelson Peltz and Trian Fund Management take a big stake in General Electric (GE) — Leslie Picker, NYT DealBook  New fund liquidity rules could lead to greater stability, timidity– Jason Zweig, The Wall Street Journal […]

Artega Scalo, Lamborghini Huracán GT3, 2016 Tesla Model X: This Week’s Top Photos

2 months agoVehicles / Cars : Motor Authority

Bankrupt German sports car brand Artega is back and this time the company is focused fully on battery-powered electric cars. One of its new products is a sexy little sports car called the Scalo; it can hit 60 mph in just 3.6 seconds and drive up to 250 miles on a single charge. Honda plans to use the upcoming Tokyo Motor Show to debut its new fuel...

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