Airbus & Audi reveal electric air taxi CityAirbus
As part of the Urban Air Mobility project, Airbus has now presented the air taxi CityAirbus in the Audi town of Ingolstadt. The electric aircraft with eight rotors takes off and lands vertically and will be able to transport up to four passengers. The model still has its maiden flight ahead of it.
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Early bird bargain: The first 250 buyers of the wireless charging system introduced by Bosch and Evatran at the CES, are eligible for a discount of 1,000 USD (734 EUR). The discounted inductive charging system then costs 1,998 USD (1,467 EUR) and is compatible with the Nissan Leaf and Chevrolet Volt.
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Fuel-cell bus testing: The public transport network of Antwerp, Belgium, will soon introduce five fuel-cell busses into their fleet. In San Remo, five of these H2 busses were already in trial with testing set to resume in spring this year. The project is supported by Solvay, a chemical company who will supply the new vehicles with hydrogen they produce as a byproduct.
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Most EV-friendly cities: Infrastructure provider ChargePoint has issued a list with the top ten cities for electric cars. Their score is based on the number of EVs owned and the number of public charging stations (ChargePoint only). On top of the list is San Francisco, followed by Seattle and San Diego.