Electric Cars:

EV wireless charging could become a reality sooner than you think

Electric vehicles have several advantages over vehicles with diesel or petrol-driven motors, but having to plug them in every day isn’t one of them. The good news is that soon EV drivers might not need to worry about that as companies are working on making wireless charging a reality. WiTricity, a big player in the wireless EV game, recently made a deal with its main competitor to speed up the process of commercializing this state-of-the-art technology, which is basically a charging pad that can be installed in the ground and provides energy to any car parked above it. This technology…

read more
  • Forbes
  • Date:02/15/2019

Study: Electric cars are cheaper to own and run than gas-powered cars

If you’ve been looking to buy a new car as of late, you may have noticed that electric cars at the dealership are a tad more expensive than gas-powered cars. That, however, is only the upfront cost and has nothing to do with how much the car will cost you in the years following your purchase. If you want to save money in the long run, then an electric car is the way to go. According to a new study conducted in five European countries, petrol and diesel vehicles cost more over four years than electric cars—owing to a combination…

read more
  • The Guardian
  • Date:02/14/2019

Lyft will soon allow riders to request an electric vehicle

More companies nowadays are looking for innovative ways to transform their rudimentary business strategies into greener ones that spare the planet. One such company, Lyft, has committed itself to attaining complete carbon neutrality in the near future. Though sometimes it’s quite hard to say whether these promises will be delivered on, Lyft’s effort to slash its carbon footprint is looking more legitimate by the day after the on-demand transportation firm announced plans to expand availability of electric and hybrid vehicles available through the app. Through the launch of “Green Mode”, users will be able to explicitly request an electric or…

read more
  • TreeHugger
  • Date:02/11/2019

This man drove from Amsterdam to Adelaide to prove EVs are viable in Australia

Australia has one of the slowest uptakes of electric vehicles in the developed world. In 2016, only 0.1 percent of all new car sales were electric. To motivate Australians to make the switch to electric cars, a Dutchman has driven 89,000 km from Amsterdam to Adelaide in a small electric car to prove that EVs are a viable alternative. By driving such extreme distances, the Dutchman hopes to bust Australian anxieties over the lack of charging stations in the country.

read more
  • The Guardian
  • Date:01/30/2019

Tesla unveils first home charging station that can be plugged into a wall outlet

Tesla today is launching a new home charging station designed for the modern home. The new Wall Connector is the auto maker’s first home charging solution that can be plugged into a wall outlet rather than being hardwired into the home’s electrical system. This charger can plug directly into a NEMA 14-50 plug — the most common high-voltage plug in the U.S.

read more
  • Techcrunch
  • Date:01/17/2019

This interactive graphic shows which countries are leading the EV game

A new study has analyzed the charging infrastructure of member countries of the International Energy Agency to find out which road networks are better prepared for a cleaner, more renewable future. Here you can find an interactive graphic presenting some other compelling facts about the frontrunners in the electric car race.

read more
  • InsideEVs
  • Date:01/10/2019

Five things to know about China’s electric-car boom

In 2018, more electric cars were sold in China than in the rest of the world combined. The Chinese government has spent nearly $60 billion in the last decade to create an industry that builds electric cars, while also reducing the number of licenses available for gasoline-powered cars to increase demand for electric cars. And Beijing plans to spend just as much over the next decade.

read more
  • Quartz
  • Date:01/09/2019

Norway's electric cars zip to new record: almost a third of all sales

Almost a third of new cars sold in Norway last year were pure electric, a new world record as the country strives to end sales of fossil-fueled vehicles by 2025.

read more
  • Reuters
  • Date:01/04/2019

City of North Vancouver requires EV charging capability in all new parking spots

This is leadership … almost. Well, sort of. It’s getting there. We’ve been aching for some real, serious, winning leadership on climate and cleantech matters. Not just “aggressive” 2040 targets, and not the procurement of just a few electric buses. We need leadership that pulls the world forward into a cleaner, safer, more livable atmosphere much more quickly. North Vancouver, which is a city … just north of Vancouver, is showing that kind of leadership, or something approaching that kind of leadership. It’s getting there.

read more
  • Date:01/02/2019

The future of electric aviation is developing in Scandinavia

Say what you will of the long winter nights and low temperatures of Northern Europe, but Scandinavia knows how to band together intelligently and get work done. These northern European countries continue to be at the forefront of electric vehicle (EV) adoption — electric cars, buses, boats, and trucks — and they have also started to tackle the final frontier, that of the demanding electric aviation industry.

read more
  • Date:12/31/2018
Looks like there is nothing here yet. Click here to send us feedback.

You look familiar... :-)

Your email address is already registered with Optimist Daily!

Click here to log into Optimist Daily

Forgot your password? Click here!

 

Enjoy!
Optimistically yours,
The Optimist Team

Login
Close

You look familiar... :-)

Your PayPal id (please add the word "is") already running with (please add the word "an") active subscription!

Click here to log into Optimist Daily

Forgot your password? Click here!

 

Enjoy!
Optimistically yours,
The Optimist Team

logo

Login
Close

Something went wrong

Your payment has been declined by PayPal.

Please click here to try once again. .

or...

 

Click here to contact support

 

logo

Login
Close
Close

SIGN UP

TO GET YOUR DAILY DOSE OF OPTIMISM

FIVE FREE ARTICLES EVERY WEEKDAY!

sharing sharing
Close

SIGN UP

TO GET YOUR DAILY DOSE OF OPTIMISM

FIVE FREE ARTICLES EVERY WEEKDAY!

sharing sharing

Can't remember your password?
no problem!

Enter your email below and we will
send your instructions to reset your password.

Login
Close

Wonderful!

Before you jump into the website...

In a minute you should receive an email from
[email protected]

PLEASE CLICK on the link in the email to confirm
that you are ... well ... you and that it is okay to email you.
Smyle

P.S. You might want to "white list" the
[email protected]
email to make sure that you receive our emails in the future.

X