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Grounded provision

Trailers can be remote-controlled while self-driving haulers could soon feature on railways. Meanwhile, a Swiss private sector initiative is developing an underground tunnel system allowing driverless EVs to transport supplies and waste at 30km/h. Trials will take place on a 70km three-lane stretch between Geneva and St. Gallen. Rather than using a swapping system, vehicles will be charged from...

Open service

Companies can diversify their teams using IT. Now, a Canadian startup has developed an operating system for charging stations based on an open standard. The aim is to allow different types of electric vehicles to be charged at as many sites as possible. Charging stations, whether on hotel, company or residential grounds, are connected to a platform, which balances...

Sustainable distance

Drones equipped with defibrillators can help save lives. Innovative air travel solutions are needed to revitalise our environment. A startup from Holland is aiming to create the first all-electric commuter aircraft by 2030. Their 44-seater plane is powered by 8 propeller engines, takes off thanks to an output of 8700 kW and has a range of 550km. Rapid recharging...

Convenient security

We’ve seen young people produce sustainable air-conditioning and electricity-generating trainers. Now, having taught himself the basics of programming and electrical engineering, an ambitious 19-year-old from India has hand-converted a normal bicycle into a theft-proof electric bike. Starting the E-bike is only possible via a fingerprint sensor. It has a range of 60km, while the in-built battery can be fully...

Moving exchange

Small EVs can squeeze into tight spaces. But not with an empty battery. Cue an Indian startup and its unique swapping system. It allows electric rickshaws to get back on the road in record time. Using wireless technology, charging stations only dispense batteries if they detect their own kind in nearby parked vehicles. A quick authentication process, and any...

Replaceable reduction

Hearing aids or pacemakers don’t need batteries. E-bikes and scooters definitely do. After multiple charging cycles, some cells often lose their functionality which makes complex batteries completely useless. A French startup is aiming to prevent this with its innovative new battery pack. The casing is made from recycled materials and contains cells which can be individually exchanged. No cables...

Lone hand

Oh, to be James Bond. Just once. In ‘Tomorrow Never Dies’, Pierce Brosnan drove his car using a cell phone. Now a mobile home manufacturer has launched the concept of a remote-controlled trailer. Equipped with batteries and wheel hub motors, the trailer can be moved around by app. Makes hitching, unhitching and parking a cinch. While travelling, the electric...

Unlimiting access

A new website promises support for people with limited mobility when travelling. Independent travel means freedom. Thanks to a German company, this could now become a sustainable reality for people with disabilities. Using a startup’s electric vehicle, the company converts and adapts it in 20 different ways. Revolving and suspended seats make it easy to get inside. When alighting,...

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