Posts tagged: electric vehicles

China Tests Its First Solar-Powered Highway That Can Charge Electric Cars

China has successfully conducted tests on its first solar-powered highway on Thursday. The kilometer-long stretch in Jinan city, the capital of Shandong province could revolutionise transport as it can support future wireless charging. According to the builders,¬†Qilu Transportation Development Group, the new road is the first freeway photovoltaic pavement experiment section in the world. Situated […]

Electric Vehicle Rally Sets Off in Switzerland

By: Jamey Keaten Drivers in scores of electric vehicles, some in superhero or other quirky get-ups, embarked Friday on a week long trek around Switzerland as part of a grassroots movement to fight global warming. The World Advanced Vehicle Expedition rally, now in its seventh edition, is the brainchild of an environmentally-minded Swiss former teacher […]

Falling Green Energy Costs ‘To Stop’ Fossil Fuel Growth

Cheaper electric vehicles and solar technology could halt growth of global demand for oil and coal by 2020, study says. Falling costs of renewable energy technologies could lead to a halt in the growth of global demand for environmentally harmful fossil fuels, according to a new report. Released on Thursday, the report – co-authored by […]

BMW Rolls Out New Solar Carports in South Africa

The solar carport rollout is part of the German automaker’s global efforts to expand home and publicly accessible charging infrastructure for electric vehicles. German automaker BMW has unveiled its new solar carports in South Africa, which it will begin rolling out in July. The BMW i solar carport supplies an average of 3.6 kW of […]