The BMW i8 and Tesla Model S are simply futuristic and a real game changer for the high-powered fleet. Both boast rechargeable battery packs, and come loaded with six figure price tags. They are also manufactured by the world’s technology intensive, forward looking brands.
Thought the DeLorean DMC-12 had disappeared into the past with the rest of the Back To The Future excitement and nostalgia? Think again. The DeLorean is making a comeback, and it’s all thanks to a new law passed in 2015.
The 2015 Surface Transportation Reauthorization and Reform Act exempts small volume car manufacturers from the regular safety requirements that restrict most car manufacturers. The law essentially allows cars to be manufactured without following certain modern safety regulations – but only if they are a replica of a model produced at least 25 years ago. Luckily for Back To The Future fans the Delorean passes the test.
DMC Texas VP, James Espey, said the popularity of the DeLorean is “constantly refreshing” with the majority of the model’s popularity being because of Back to the Future. “At any given moment, that movie is probably being played somewhere, and someone who has never heard of a Mustang or a Firebird or a Camaro falls [...]
Business Green reports London’s public transport can now boost batteries wirelessly at bus stops.
As London’s green buses receives another boost, that is, the capability to be able to charge their batteries at bus stops, is currently being tested.
Four specially designed Alexander Dennis Enviro400H E400 buses have the diesel-electric hybrid engine, which will have the capability to be able to boost their batteries while at rest at bus stops that are specially provided with charging stations…all done wirelessly.
These 4 buses will operate next year, running the route on Stagecoach-operated Route 69 between the towns of Canning and Walthamstow bus stations. Both stations will have the inductive wireless charging equipment.
While no mention of fuel cost, pollution, and projected carbon emission were mentioned, this new technology is mentioned to allow these 4 buses to be able to operate for a significant period of time while in passenger service mode.