Electric bikes 'lead the charge to short circuit big cities congestion cycle'
'E-bikes and the future of cycling in New Zealand' "Using case study research and a small workplace e-bike trial we explore the potential contribution that electric bikes can make to improving efficiency, sustainability and wellbeing within New Zealand’s urban transport systems." Two Studies in this Report: 1) The potential of e-bikes: An Auckland case study 2) What’s it like to switch from car to e-bike for a month? Report download >>
Electric Vehicles should and Internal Combustion vehicles price parity
Deloitte (Accountancy firm) estimates Electric Vehicles should reach price parity with Internal Combustion engined vehicles by 2022. (Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited) See 'Battery Electric Vehicles New markets. New entrants. New challenges' >> (full Report downloadable on this page)
Toyota and Subaru to develop joint electric car platform.
They plan to combine Toyota's electrification technologies and Subaru's all-wheel drive system. >>
Bombardier unveils a new battery-powered train.
Bombardier (Montreal, Canada) unveils a new battery-powered (heavy rail) train. "The current prototype (in 2018) is equipped with four BOMBARDIER MITRAC traction batteries and can travel routes of around 40 kilometres. In 2019, the next generation of battery-operated trains will be able to cover distances of up to 100 kilometres on non-electrified railways." Bombardier Transportation Presents a New Battery-Operated Train and Sets Standards for Sustainable Mobility >>
Battery powered GreenTech Light-Rail (Tram) in Saragossa, Spain
Battery electric powered trams, with the ability to recharge in 20 seconds at tram stops. Description and video showing the recharge process >>
The electrification of transport
The electrification of transport"One of the mega-trends expected to shape our long run operating environment is the electrification of transport."... Dr Huw McKay, Vice President, Market Analysis & Economics at BHP Ltd.https://www.bhp.com/media-and-insights/prospects/2019/05/the-electrification-of-transport-episode-one