Mercedes-AMG EQS electric fastback could challenge Tesla Model S Plaid, Porsche Taycan

Mercedes-Benz Vision EQS conceptFor years, Germany’s Mercedes-Benz and BMW have postured about reproducible performance and track times for electric cars. Yet neither of them have managed to present a fully electric model that—like the Porsche Taycan—represents the performance side of EVs in anything approaching the fervor shown in the Model 3 Performance or…

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New Jersey rubber-stamps Orsted’s alternative grid-link plan for 1GW Ocean Wind

Danish developer applied to state to bring giant offshore wind project production ashore at site of former coal-fired generation station

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Seychelles to build world’s largest floating solar plant

In Seychelles, French developer Qair, has been selected to develop the largest floating solar power plant to be installed on saltwater in the world. The 5-MW plant will be the first project led by an Independent Power Producer (IPP) in Seychelles. The project, which is anticipated to commence in July, will be built on a…

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E-Bikes4Africa’s SunCycles Ramp Up Delivery Service To Weather The Coronavirus Storm

: E-Bikes from E-Bikes4Africa. Images Courtesy of E-Bikes4AfricaNamibian e-bike startup ebikes4africa has been on a steady growth path over the past 5 years. The business model rightly focused on customer segments characterized by a high utilization rate of vehicles. The startup targeted entrepreneurs in the food vending industry, pharmacies that regularly make delivery runs, and those entrepreneurs using bikes as taxis. They also found off takers in the wildlife protection industry and more prominently in the tourism industry where e-fatbike tours offer an eco-tourism experience

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X-rays reveal in situ crystal growth of lead-free perovskite solar panel materials

Lead-based perovskites efficiently turn light into electricity but they also present some major drawbacks: the most efficient materials are not very stable, while lead is a toxic element. Scientists are studying alternatives to lead-based perovskites. It is very important to investigate in situ how lead-free perovskite crystals form and how the crystal structure affects the functioning of the solar cells.

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How the chemical industry can meet the climate goals

Researchers analyzed various possibilities for reducing the net CO2 emissions of the chemical industry to zero. Their conclusion? The chemical industry can in fact have a carbon-neutral future.

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Future Hyundai electric cars might clean the air while they charge

Hyundai Prophecy conceptElectric cars produce no “tailpipe” emissions, but what if they could also help clean up existing air pollution? The Hyundai Prophecy concept shows a way for future electric cars to gain that ability. In a press release offering more details on the recently revealed Prophecy, Hyundai said the car features a filtration system that cleans air both…

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AI techniques used to improve battery health and safety

Researchers have designed a machine learning method that can predict battery health with 10x higher accuracy than current industry standard, which could aid in the development of safer and more reliable batteries for electric vehicles and consumer electronics.

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