With breakthroughs in battery storage, innovation in aircraft design, and the growing awareness of climate change, electric aircraft are slowly becoming a reality.
As more people live in the city and more time is spent commuting in increasingly congested urban areas, technology is rapidly changing to allow for both electric-vertical-take-off-and-landing (known as eVTOL) and personal-aerial-vehicles (PAVs), fostering breakthroughs in urban aerial mobility (UAM). History was made in October, 2011, with the first flight of the BlackFly, a fixed-wing, all-electric VTOL ultralight aircraft piloted by a human passenger.
The transformation from the automotive industry to mobility business continues to be showcased at the Consumer Electronic Show, or CES, with innovative all-electric passenger cars, an electric motorcycle, driverless ride-sharing and a hybrid-electric vertical takeoff and landing flying taxi.
The Toyota Prius Prime plug-in hybrid electric vehicle saves you money, eliminates range anxiety that might exist with an all-electric vehicle, provides plentiful storage space and passenger room, can run the first 23 to 32 miles on all-electric, and allows you to reduce your carbon emissions. Here's why you might consider it for your next vehicle based on our first-hand experience.
Car accidents are bad enough but they also may entail unexpected negative effects on the environment. From piled-up debris and oil leaks to vehicle wreckage adding to landfill waste, here's how accidents are affecting the earth — and what we can do to reduce the damage.
A lot has happened in the last year...we formed Solarrolla Inc., built our largest vehicle to date, developed the Solar Rover Scooter, built a mobile power unit and solar cell phone chargers and got commissioned to convert a VW Bus. Learn more by reading the full article.
Electric vehicles (EVs) have come a long way in the past 10 years but new advances are still on the horizon. Innovations in charging, battery technology and ridesharing are likely to increase and provide new advances for these eco-friendly vehicles.
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