Solar Transport News

Tesla’s Cybertruck will have a solar charging option, says Musk
Tesla revealed its Cybertruck pickup last night, a SciFi-tastic wedge built from the same steel alloy that SpaceX is using for its Starship spaceship.
Nov 23, 2019 // Transport, TESLA, Elon Musk, Cybertruck
Flixbus plans hydrogen buses on long-distance routes
Parent company FlixMobility plans to test hydrogen fuel cell vehicles in Europe.
Nov 12, 2019 // Technology, Storage, Transport, Germany, China, Europe, Asia, BYD, FlixMobility, hydrogen fuel cell buses, Freudenberg Sealing Technologies, André Schwämmlein, Yutong, Claus Möhlenkamp
Dutch startup Lightyear sets new benchmark in automobile aerodynamics with its solar-powered car
Many of the technologies we come across everyday seem to be either perfect or nearing perfection. However, there is always scope for improvement and this is what the Dutch startup Lightyear follows. The company manufactures a car that comes equipped with a solar panel that helps generate electricity and improve the vehicle’s range. While the solar panel itself is not a new innovation, the company has announced of notably improving the aerodynamics of its car.
Nov 1, 2019 // Technology, Transport, Europe, Lightyear, startup
South Sinai Governor opens solar energy station
South Sinai Governor Khaled Fouda, Chairman of the Canal Company for Electricity Distribution Mohammed al-Sayed, and the French Electricity Company Schneider Electric cooperatively opened on Sunday a solar energy station in Abou Gharaged village of the city of Abou Redis in South Sinai. The station will provide all-day electricity to the village’s residents.
Oct 21, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Transport, Jinko Solar, Schneider Electric, Sinai, Khaled Fouda, INTRO Solar, Sherif Abdel Fattah
Eindhoven team's family car wins World Solar Challenge
The Solar Team of the Eindhoven University of Technology won the World Solar Challenge in Australia in the cruiser category. This is the fourth year in a row that the Eindhoven team won gold in this category for family solar-powered cars, the university announced on Twitter.
Oct 21, 2019 // Technology, Transport, Australia, World Solar Challenge, Oceania, Eindhoven University of Technology, Twitter, Stella Era, Carijn Mulder
Tesla gigafactory orders see LG Chem supplant BYD as third biggest global battery supplier
The Chinese e-mobility company has been hammered since Beijing’s abrupt reduction of electric vehicle subsidies in the summer. Korean outfit LG Chem’s shipment volumes have gone in the opposite direction.
Oct 20, 2019 // Manufacturing News, Storage, Transport, storage, LG CHEM, TESLA, China, Asia, BYD, CATL
Leading car in World Solar Challenge bursts into flames
NunaX car of Dutch team catches fire 250km before finish of 3,000km Darwin to Adelaide race
Oct 17, 2019 // Transport, World Solar Challenge, Vattenfall, Adelaide, NunaX
Solar powered weeding tractor uses manual labour
You might not have realised this, but there’s a group of hackers out there without whom you wouldn’t be able to put food on the table. They hack under the blazing sun and pouring rain, and have been doing it for thousands of years. Known more commonly as farmers, their creative problem solving skills with whatever is lying around can be absolutely jaw dropping. [Andrew Mans] is one such individual. He built a solar powered weeding tractor that uses human labour to do the actual weeding.
Oct 16, 2019 // Transport, Agriculture, solar electric motor, tractor, weeding, Andrew Mans
Strong winds flip cars competing in the World Solar Challenge
A solar car competing in the World Solar Challenge has rolled over on the Stuart Highway, just north of Coober Pedy in South Australia.
Oct 16, 2019 // Transport, Australia, World Solar Challenge, Oceania, Chris Selwood
What is the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge?
Having begun on 13 October and being due to end on 18 October, the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge is underway.
Oct 16, 2019 // Transport, Australia, Oceania, Bridgestone World Solar Challenge
Hydrogen powered mining trucks are coming
The building-sized trucks run on diesel and prompt logistical complications as large amounts of diesel must be shipped to remote mining sites. Attempts to decarbonize the mining sector will have to consider the heavy-duty vehicles.
Oct 15, 2019 // Markets & Finance News, Transport, America, France, UK, Australia, Engie, Europe, hydrogen, Oceania, Michèle Azalbert, Anglo American
Australia is boosting shift to commercial EV fleets
The Australian Renewable Energy Agency and the governments of New South Wales and South Australia, grid operator Ausgrid and insurer NRMA, have awarded almost AU$500,000 to e-mobility start-up Evenergi to help businesses and consumers plan for the electric vehicle revolution.
Oct 10, 2019 // Markets & Finance News, Transport, Australia, Oceania, Darren Miller, Ausgrid, NRMA, Dan Hilson
Hanergy touts solar powered car that can run 30 days without charging
The thin-film manufacturer and Chinese carmaker Joylong Automobile applied thin film cells to the roof of a small commercial vehicle which was tested for a month. Hanergy says its K-Car could offer an effective daily range of 50-100km without charging.
Sep 24, 2019 // Manufacturing News, Transport, China, Asia, Hanergy, Joylong Automobile, K-Car, CIGS thin-film modules
Honda jets to car industry’s ‘largest’ clean energy buy with 320MW PPA duo
Japanese carmaker Honda has clinched the car industry’s supposedly “largest” renewable energy deal, signing a duo of virtual power purchase agreements (VPPAs) for 320MW of wind and solar to power its US operations.
Sep 24, 2019 // Manufacturing News, Markets & Finance News, Transport, USA, Texas, North America, e.on, honda, corporate offtaker, corporate vppa, Oklahoma, abakus solar, Ryan Harty
Solar, renewables and hydrogen for greener marine transport
A new report in Sweden suggests that renewables are an ideal source of power for marine vessels, based on a case study in which solar PV and proton-exchange membrane fuel cells, combined with a diesel generator, were used to reduce the greenhouse gas and particulate emissions of cruise ships by almost 10%
Sep 20, 2019 // Technology, Transport, Solar to Fuel, Sweden, Europe, Solar to Fuel, Solar to Hydrogen, Producing Hydrogen, Hydrogen from renewable, Renewable fuels