BMW is the first carmaker to join responsible mining initiative

January 14, 2020 by  
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Carmakers are coming under increasing pressure to ensure the materials used for electric vehicle production are responsibly sourced.

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IKEA Powers Up Stronger Solar Commitment, New EV Charging Stations

February 10, 2012 by  
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The furniture retailer expands its solar agenda in the U.S. yet again and adds more EV charging stations to its stores, while Hertz test drives wireless charging for electric cars.

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GE Brings WattStation EV Charger to Amazon.com’s Marketplace

December 14, 2011 by  
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The push to build the infrastructure for electric cars in the U.S. accelerates with GE’s entry into the cyber market and IKEA’s latest installation of Blink chargers at stores.

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Nissan Offers Roadside Assistance to LEAF Owners in Japan

September 28, 2010 by  
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Photo: Flickr , CC A Way to Reduce ‘Range Anxiety’ Nissan has introduced a new roadside assistance service designed specifically for electric LEAF owners. The main goal is to reduce as much as possible what GM has been calling ‘range anxiety’ (they’re even trying to trademark the term) by providing a backup plan to drivers who accidentally run out of juice far from an electrical outlet. The service will only be offered in Japan for now, but it wouldn’t be surprising if it made it to other regions in one form or ano..

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Philippine President’s Favorite Fish Faces Extinction

September 28, 2010 by  
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Image Credit: ~MVI~ /Flickr The lobed river mullet, Cestraeus plicatilis , is prized for its unique aroma and special taste—something that motivated former president Ferdinand Marcos to keep up to a year-long supply on hand at all times.

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Living Bridges in India Have Grown for 500 Years (Pics)

September 28, 2010 by  
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Images via Atlas Obscura Some of the smartest, most sustainable engineering feats were discovered hundreds of years ago, and many have gone unacknowledged.

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Mitsubishi’s i-MiEV Electric Car to be Priced at £33,699 in UK

March 24, 2010 by  
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Photo: Michael Graham Richard A Bit Expensive, But New Technologies Usually are at First Mitsubishi has announced the price of its electric i-MiEV in the UK. They are scheduling deliveries to customers for January 1st, 2011, to coincide with government incitatives for electric cars. The price has been set at £28,680.00 (£33,699 if you include the VAT of 17.5%).

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Inflatable House Has Traditional Form

March 24, 2010 by  
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We love buildings that tread lightly and leave no trace, that give us a little extra room when we need it. (see all of our garden shed offices ) Everyone has seen inflatable domes those jumping structures that kids love so much, but Altro Studio has come up with a more conventional house form made of modular, cellular sections that zip together.

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UK Charging Ahead with £30 Million Investment in EV Charging Stations

November 23, 2009 by  
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Apologies for the Bad Wordplay UK Transport Secretary Andrew Adonis (nice alliteration) has announced that his government would be investing £30 million in charging stations for electric cars. The initiative is called “Plugged-In Places” and the stations will be located on streets, in car parks and in commercial, retail and leisure facilities in 3 to 6 cities/regions of the UK

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Qualcomm’s Upcoming e-Reader Will Mimic Butterfly Wings for Energy-Sipping Color Displays (Video)

November 23, 2009 by  
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Photo via Slashgear One of the primary aspects of e-Reader devices that are driving competition against one another is the display, with manufacturers looking at how energy efficient, how easy on the eyes, how readable in daylight, and how colorful they can make it. Qualcomm is now putting out an e-reader that uses Mirasol technology – something we’ve mentioned only in passing when discussing biomimicry.

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