American electric carmaker Tesla is finally reaching success. It plans to go even farther thanks to new capital, although it still has to pay back government funding. Sales of the Tesla Model S are more successful than those of German luxury carmakers.Read more...
Electric cars are regarded as a beacon of hope for a less polluting mode of transport. The new electric cars on the market have already proven a success: for example, the Nissan Leaf is one of the 25 most widely sold car models worldwide today. The Swiss Centre for Technology Assessment (TA-Swiss) took a closer look at the role of electromobility in the Swiss traffic system over the next decades in their study «Opportunities and risks of electromobility in Switzerland» and examined the potential consequences for environment, society, and economy.
American railway company Amtrak is setting its sights on a new business: Instead of its traditional focus on long-distance trains, it has recently turned towards short-to-medium-haul routes. And the number one automobile nation in the world appears to be ready to climb aboard.Read more...
Ray LaHood, outgoing Secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation, wistfully recalls the good old days when the US was still a leader when it came to developing its infrastructure. But Obama's plans for a high-speed rail network are falling apart due to a lack of funds. Other countries have long since outpaced the US.Read more...
Out of a thesis came the pioneering feat of a world record: How Tobias Wülser and Frank Loacker travelled around the world in 80 days with an electric closed-cabin motorcycle and secured a spot in the Guiness Book of Records. But the electro-pioneers haven't had enough: The team from Designwerk are now working on the first electric truck.Read more...
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