Transportation

Wow!  Biodegradable Plastic???

Wow! Biodegradable Plastic???

OK.  So this article is kind of wonky and I don’t really get all the science in it.  But, what it says is that at Stanford they have developed an apparently simple and inexpensive way to make all kinds of plastic biodegradable.  This could be an enormous development for the health of the planet. “researchers at Stanford and IBM Research…

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"If the Rain Comes They Run and Hide Their Heads"

"If the Rain Comes They Run and Hide Their Heads"

“If the Rain Comes They Run and Hide Their Heads” said the Beatles 50 years ago in their song Rain.  And now it is coming in much greater quantities over shorter periods of time much more frequently. Unfortunately, our infrastructure has not been constructed with this new normal in mind.   It’s too late now for our current systems to handle what is…

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New Research to Reduce EV Charge Times and Increase Range

New Research to Reduce EV Charge Times and Increase Range

So many of the incredible technologies and medical breakthroughs we enjoy today and are making our lives better have either been due to basic research done by the our Federal government or funded by it.  Some of this has been done by the DOE (Department of Energy).  The following is a very exciting example.  If successful, the results of this…

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EV and Fuel Economy Developments

EV and Fuel Economy Developments

In the past there has been discussion amongst our transportation groupies about the use of precious metals and the restraint that it could have on the mass adaptation of electric vehicles and battery power storage.  Therefore, this development sited below from Honda is a potential game changer.   “Honda Motor Co. has developed a new electric motor for hybrid vehicles that tackles…

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Nissan Develops e-bio Fuel Cells for 2020

Nissan Develops e-bio Fuel Cells for 2020

Hello to all my transportation friends.  Hope your summer is going well.  I thought this news would be of some interest. Nissan develops e-bio fuel cells for 2020 Tech is safer, cheaper, automaker says June 20, 2016 Hans GreimelTwitter   YOKOHAMA, Japan — Nissan Motor Co. has developed a new kind of fuel cell technology it says is safer, cheaper…

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Will Current Auto Companies Be Able to Transition to the Future of Mobility???

Will Current Auto Companies Be Able to Transition to the Future of Mobility???

Many of you are most likely not aware that I have another blog that focuses strictly on transportation issues.  If you are interested in being on that list simply email me and let me know.  That said, I considered posting this message there but felt that this topic would be of a more general interest so decided to post it…

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The Next Generation of Affordable EV's

The Next Generation of Affordable EV's

This week’s Automotive News featured an article about the Chevy Bolt and other EV’s that are about to hit the market that, like the Tesla, are designed from scratch and are changing the paradigm for electric vehicles and all vehicles.  There are some interesting data points in the following that will help understand how this market is changing.   The…

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