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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Gizmos & Gadgets: Ride an Autonomous Bus on Helsinki Streets

August 19, 2016 – It’s official. Autonomous bus service is starting to show up on urban streets with Helsinki, Finland launching a small fleet of two French-built, EasyMile ... Continue Reading →

Range Anxiety Overblown When Talking About Electric Vehicle Performance

August 17, 2016 – Research done at Massachusetts Institute of Technology indicates that the current electric vehicle (EV) fleet’s limited range should not be a concern when ... 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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Lithium-Ion Batteries May Get an Energy Boost from MIT Engineers

July 31, 2016 – Today lithium-ion batteries are the mainstay of power storage for smartphones, computers and electric vehicles (EVs). The pros for lithium batteries remain the ... Continue Reading →
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Demonetizing Our Living Costs – Peter Diamandis Talks About Technological Socialism

July 18, 2016 – In the latest email I received from Peter Diamandis, founder of the Ansari XPrize he talks about the rapid demonetization of the cost of living. What does that ... 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 →
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Gizmos & Gadgets: Meet Olli the Self Driving Bus

June 26, 2016 – Deemed your neighbourhood electric vehicle, Olli is a self-driving mini-bus that comes with seating for up to 12 and includes on board radar, lidar, and a suite ... 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 →