Daily Archives: March 12, 2017

Saint-Brieuc Case: Nass & Wind Disputes Award Decision

By Offshore Wind Nass & Wind is not giving up on challenging the French government regarding the Saint-Brieuc offshore wind site. Even though the company’s complaint on the authorisation of project modification was recently dismissed at the Administrative Court in Rennes, Nass & Wind is still proceeding with its main legal action against the government’s…

Tesla Model 3 Prototype In The Wild (Video)

By James Ayre Unplugged Performance recently posted a video of a Tesla Model 3 prototype traveling near the SpaceX Hyperloop track in Hawthorne, California. We figured some of you would like to see it. 🙂 The prototype Unplugged Performance spotted doesn’t appear to be a new one — though, it’s not clear how old it…

Scoot’s New Mobility Operating System

By Roy L Hales Compared to the 10 million miles that the city’s vehicles travel every day, Scoot’s penetration into the San Francisco market is still relatively small. The 800 vehicles in its shared light electric vehicle (LEV) fleet have covered 2 million miles since 2012. Scoot CEO Michael Keating admitted in an email sent…

What Do Fossil Fuel Companies Get For Their Campaign Investments?

By Roy L Hales Fossil fuel companies pumped more than $5.1 million into British Columbia’s elections between 2008 and 2015. 92% of that money was given to the BC Liberal party, which was in office throughout that period. The remainder went to the leading opposition party, the New Democratic Party (NDP). A new report from…

California Changes Course On Self-Driving Vehicles, New (Proposed) Rules Allow Testing Without A Driver (With Approval)

By James Ayre The California DMV has apparently changed its mind as regards self-driving vehicle testing without human drivers, following the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s announcement that the computers inside self-driving vehicles could be considered “drivers.” California Changes Course On Self-Driving Vehicles, New (Proposed) Rules Allow Testing Without A Driver (With Approval) was…

Dutch Solar Bike Path SolaRoad Successful & Expanding

By Rogier van Rooij Bike paths: The Netherlands is covered with them, connecting more or less every destination a person might wish to go to and greatly increasing the convenience of cycling as a sustainable mode of transport. In the densely populated country, where space is scarce, a consortium of companies and research labs called…

Top News of the Week, 6 – 12 March 2017

By OffshoreWind Artificial North Sea Island Plan Moves Ahead TenneT Netherlands, Energinet.dk and TenneT Germany will sign a trilateral agreement on developing the North Sea Wind Power Hub project during the North Seas Energy Forum in Brussels on 23 March, in the presence of Maroš Šefčovič, European Commissioner for Energy Union. Nordsee One Turbines Taking…

Axial Flux Induction Motor for Automotive Applications

By [email protected] (tsport100) Hybrid and electric vehicle technology has seen rapid development in recent years. The motor and generator are at the heart of the vehicle drive and energy system and often utilise expensive rare-earth permanent magnet material. Existing hybrid and electric vehicles, such as Toyota Prius, Chevrolet Bolt, Nissan Leaf, and BMW i3 all…

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