250 Global Investors Tell Automotive Industry to Accelerate to a Low-Carbon World

October 18, 2016 – Dr. Hans-Christoph Hirt, co-head of Hermes EOS, a European investment house, along with 249 other global investment firms has told the automotive industry that ... Continue Reading →

Solar, Batteries and Electric Vehicles – a $6 Trillion Industry in the Next Two Decades

September 5, 2016 – It’s Labour Day here in Canada and in other places around the world, a tradition that goes back to 1872. Advances in technology are seen by many who ... Continue Reading →
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NuTonomy Beats Uber in Race to Put On Demand Autonomous Vehicles on City Streets

August 25, 2016 – A three-year old company spun out of Massachusetts Institute of Technology has launched a self-driving taxi service in Singapore today. It represents the first ... Continue Reading →
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The Disrupted Future of the Automobile

August 15, 2016 – We have been living in the age of the automobile. Since Henry Ford first set up his production assembly lines the world has become a slave to four-wheeled vehicles. ... Continue Reading →
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Oxbotica – Autonomous Vehicle Software That Learns As It Drives

July 23, 2016 – University of Oxford software engineers have created an autonomous system designed to take data from a vehicle’s onboard cameras, laser scanners and radar ... Continue Reading →
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Peter Diamandis on Tesla’s Autopilot – Charges Media with Negativity Bias

July 11, 2016 – I must admit that when I read about the fatality that occurred to a driver operating a Tesla Model S on Autopilot I had concerns about the maturity of the technology. ... Continue Reading →

Bioethanol Electric Car – A New Technology to Give Consumers More Green Choices

June 15, 2016 – Nissan Motor Company is building an electric vehicle (EV) that gets its juice from bioethanol which during combustion produces hydrogen as a byproduct.  The exhaust ... Continue Reading →
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Canada’s Largest Province Presents Climate Change Plan

May 16, 2016 – It is hard to believe that it only will take $7 billion over the next four years to begin the transition from a fossil fuel-based economy but that’s what ... Continue Reading →
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Netherlands Propose Ban on “Carbon” Cars while San Francisco Goes Solar on Buildings

April 25, 2016 – A big ship takes a long time to change direction starting from the senior officer at the helm requesting a route alteration to the rudder and engines finally ... Continue Reading →

Tesla Model 3 Draws More Than 135,000 Preorders on First Day of Launch

April 1, 2016 – When Elon Musk announced the launch of the Tesla Model 3 in Hawthorne, California yesterday I doubt he anticipated that there would be long line ups at Tesla offices ... Continue Reading →