May 6, 2015 - 08:24 am

Airbus, NASA, Canada & Taiwan, FlexPV.

Airbus-eFanAirbus to produce e-plane: The E-Fan 2.0 electric two-seater airplane will go into serial production at a yet to be erected Airbus facility in French Pau. The company will invest 20 million euros in building the factory, which is set to be operational by 2016. The E-Fan 2.0 will become available via Voltair, an 100-percent Airbus subsidiary, from late 2017 or early 2018.,

NASA makes progress in electric flying, as its Langley Research Center tested the unmanned electric aircraft ‘Greased Lightning’ or GL-10. Powered by ten electric motors, the plane can switch between hovering and wing-borne flight in mid-air and is thus a mix between a drone and a mini plane.,, (video)

Joint fuel cell efforts: The Canadian Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association and Taiwanese Green Trade Project Office signed a memorandum of understanding at the Hydrogen Fuel Cell Conference, saying they will cooperate on the development of fuel cells as back-up power solutions and as energy systems for vehicles.,

EV kit kick-started: The FlexPV lets you electrify anything from a bike to roller blades to a pram. It is basically an electrically-powered wheel that sits on a wheel (never mind traction or friction losses) and the team is looking to raise 20,000 dollars for what it calls an open-source EV. (campaign) via

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Most clicked link on Tuesday was the launch of KTM’s Freeride E-SM electric motorcycle destined for heavy asphalt use.


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