The national public charging infrastructure is coming online.
- There are over one million EVs in the U.S., but no gas stations have completely switched until now.
- Takoma Park, Maryland, is home of RS Automotive, the first merchant to fully make the leap.
- Worldwide, there's an urgent need for about 2 million public chargers.
Such a battery would make it far cheaper to implement robotaxis and long-haul electric trucks, both of which Tesla is developing.
- A team of researchers working with Tesla recently released a paper describing a lithium-ion battery that should last 1 million miles over 4,000 charges and depletions.
- The researchers reportedly optimized commonly used components of EV batteries, and made their findings available to other battery researchers.
- Tesla CEO Elon Musk said robotaxis could hit streets as early as 2020.
It just might be a possibility.
- Study presents roadmaps for 139 countries to go 100 percent renewable.
- Authors suggested it was a much more aggressive strategy than the Paris agreement.
- Researchers found that it's possible with current technology and capabilites to go full renewable by 2050.
Researchers from UCLA invent a device that generates electricity from a rather unusual source.
- UCLA scientists have invented a cheap, flexible, and simple device called snow-TENG that generates electricity when it comes into contact with snow.
- Scientists have known that snow carries an electrical charge for several decades, but this device is one of the first to capitalize on that effect.
- The researchers believe that snow-TENG could be used in movement-tracking applications or as a simple weather station that requires no battery to operate.
The solar farm is expected to save the airport millions over the following decades.
- Tennessee's Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport recently completed construction of a 2.74-megawatt solar farm.
- The system includes battery storage that enables it to continue operating without constant sunlight.
- Airport officials hope it will serve as a model to other airports.