Editor Blogs

September 2017
Electric Bus Goes 1,100 Miles on Single Charge, Setting World Record
EV developer Proterra just took an electric bus for a short jaunt ... of 1,101.2 miles. The 40-foot, heavy duty Catalyst E2 max, with an energy storage capacity of 660 kWh, set a new world record for electric vehicle range on a single charge. And this is commendable, but what truly distinguishes the E2 max
Researchers Prove Silicon-Based Solar Efficiency of 36%
A collaborative effort has demonstrated a theoretical silicon-based solar cell efficiency of about 36% (at an affordable price point). The research tandem of the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), the Swiss Center for Electronics and Microtechnology (CSEM), and the École Pol
Electric Air Taxi Secures $90 Million in Funding
German aviation company Lilium has announced $90 million in funding for its electric air taxi. CNN calls the vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) vehicle an “electric flying car,” but it’s more like a flying taxi, a short-range, five-seat passenger jet. The all-electric Lilium jet can travel approxima