Canada will invest billions to electrify mass transit

  • March 6, 2021
Mass transit isn't getting much use during the pandemic, but Canada wants to be sure it's eco-friendly when the crisis is over. The Canadian government plans to invest $2.75 billion CAD (about $2.17 billion US) into electrifying mass transit…

Researchers have turned pineapple leaves into drone parts

  • January 5, 2021
Researchers in Malaysia have found a way to turn fiber from pineapple leaves into material sturdy enough to make drone frames. Professor Mohamed Thariq Hameed Sultan of Putra University told Reuters that drones built with the material had a higher st…

Scientists turn CO2 into jet fuel

  • December 27, 2020
Researchers may have found a way to reduce the environmental impact of air travel in situations when electric aircraft and alternative fuels aren’t practical. Wired reports that Oxford University scientists have successfully turned CO2 into jet fuel,…

The EPA confirms the 2021 Mustang Mach-E can run up to 300 miles

  • November 23, 2020
The Environmental Protection Agency has released its certified range numbers for the 2021 Mustang Mach-E, and they’re pretty much what Ford had expected. Depending on the configuration, the automaker’s first major electric vehicle can run for up to 3…

Electrify America rolls out a ‘plug and pay’ charging system

  • November 16, 2020
Electrify America is looking to simplify the payment process at its charging stations. The company has rolled out a system called Plug & Charge, which can automatically take care of payment when you connect a compatible electric vehicle. Electrif…

UK might ban sales of fossil fuel cars as early as 2030

  • November 14, 2020
The UK might soon move up its ban on sales of combustion engine cars — yes, again. The Financial Times and the BBC both claim Prime Minister Boris Johnson will announce a ban on fossil fuel car sales by 2030, five years ahead of the most recent targe…

IndyCar delays hybrid racers to 2023

  • October 4, 2020
You’ll have to wait a while longer before IndyCar embraces eco-friendly racing. The AP reports that IndyCar has delayed the adoption of hybrid engines by roughly a year, to 2023, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The electric-assisted 2.4L twin-turbo V6…