Tag: Ecology

Michigan To Build Test-Stretch Of Highway With Wireless Car Charging Capabilities

Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced this week that the state intends to test wireless, in-road charging capabilities on its highways. The first step in a development process that would see roads charge EVs as they drive, the state is looking for partners to develop a one-mile stretch of highway with the capability embedded in it to […]

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Volvo Going Leather-Free In Electric Models Starting With The C40 Recharge

Volvo is the latest company to join the leather-free movement, announcing that starting with the Volvo C40 Recharge, all of its fully electric models will be completely leather-free. Given that Volvo will be an electric-only automaker by 2030, this means that the Swedish company is saying goodbye to leather for good, opting for more sustainable […]

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BMW And Daimler Sued In Germany For Insufficient Climate Actions, VW Could Be Next

The heads of a German environmental NGO have sued BMW and Daimler for not tightening their carbon emissions goals enough and failing to adequately tackle climate change. The case is the first example of German citizens suing a private company over climate change, reports Reuters. It could therefore be a landmark one, with Volkswagen already likely […]

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Hyundai May Start Selling Used EV Batteries To Texas Solar Farms

Hyundai has signed a memorandum of understanding with OCI Solar Power, one of the largest utility-scale solar energy developers in Texas, and CPS Energy, America’s largest municipally-owned, fully-integrated electric and natural gas utility, to test recycled electric vehicle batteries for solar energy storage. The three companies will work together to install an energy storage system […]

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The Tires Of The Future Could Be Made With Dandelions And Recycled Water Bottles

Dandelions are hated by countless homeowners, but they might find their way into the next-generation of eco-friendly tires. As previewed by Continental’s latest concept, the tire of the future could be green as more than half of the raw materials used in the Conti GreenConcept are either recycled or come from renewable sources. On the […]

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Mercedes Strikes A Deal With Sweden’s SSAB On Carbon-Neutral Steel Supply

Sweden’s SSAB today announced that it is launching a partnership with Mercedes-Benz to supply the automaker with carbon-neutral steel for its upcoming vehicles. The two aim to get fossil-free steel into vehicle production as soon as possible. The first prototype parts for body shells made of the steel are being planned for next year, the […]

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