Solar Roadways

Solar Roadways - Crazy & Brilliant Some of you may already be aware of the idea of Solar Roadways as the youtube video Solar Freakin Roadways has been viewed over 5 million times.  So what are solar roadways? Well literally they are roads, carparks, driveways or any other road surface paved in solar panels replacing the bitumen

$5.8 Billion Aussie Annual Air Pollution Cost

''Given the size of the economic cost of the health effect of air pollution, the benefits of reducing that burden could easily outweigh the monetary cost of investments in more ambitious programs to reduce pollution.'' So reads the latest report from the OECD, called The Cost of Air Pollution: Health Impacts of Road Transport. As

May 23rd, 2014|Tags: , , |

300 Miles on Cotton Batteries

Power Japan Plus - a Japanese startup - makes some incredible claims for an organic cotton battery.  Cotton?  Yes the same stuff that's in your clothes, bless your cotton socks. By changing the structure of the cotton fibre, PJP states unique properties are created that lead to a battery technology they claim is superior in

May 15th, 2014|Tags: , , , |

Avis Orders 400 Leafs

Nissan's biggest single private order for 400 Nissan Leaf EVs was placed by Avis in Denmark.  Avis is the second largest car rental company and this commitment underscores again the unstoppable rise of the electric vehicle.  Unlike its Norwegian neighbour where the Leaf was the third top selling car overall in 2013, the EV market in

May 14th, 2014|Tags: , , , , |

Solar Car Port

As individuals and groups switch to electric vehicles a range of 'add ons' will start to become commonplace. One we've written about before will be wireless charging - just pull in to your parking space and the car will automatically start to charge up without the need to plug in (see our blog Wireless Charging for

Lithium Sulphur Battery Breakthrough

Lithium sulphur (Li-S) batteries hold more than twice the energy density of lithium ion and would provide more than double the range of current EVs - up to 450 kilometers on a single charge.  Sulphur is also a waste product, is non-toxic, safe and inexpensive - so what's been the hold up?  Lithium sulphur batteries deteriorate after just a

April 23rd, 2014|

Guess who Tops Consumer Reports

The vehicle won the 2013 Motor Trend Car of the Year award.  It also received a 99 out of 100 from Consumer Reports (the highest rating ever) - oh ... and it is rated as the safest car in the world.  No it's not a Lexus or an Audi or a BMW - not a

April 15th, 2014|