Johnson Matthey opens battery centre near Oxford
The British chemical company Johnson Matthey has opened a “Battery Technology Centre” near the English city of Oxford, which is to play a key role in the development of battery materials of the future. The new battery technology centre expands existing battery technology and testing capacities. Weiterlesen
UK gov’ pledges £3Bn in full bus market “shake-up”
The British government today issued a major new bus strategy with a framework for “enhanced local partnerships” and a pledge to invest £3Bn (about €3.5Bn). The three-billion-pound package includes investments in 4,000 greener buses powered by electricity and hydrogen. Weiterlesen
EAV presents EAVan delivery Pedelec
The English startup EAV (Electric Assisted Vehicles) has presented the EAVan, a covered, four-wheeled and modular delivery vehicle with pedelec drive. There is already a first customer. Weiterlesen
EVs to ascend into space?
A Canadian company has been granted a patent for what it calls a ‘space elevator’, which would reach about 12 miles above the Earth’s surface and is designed to reduce the cost of rocket launches by up to 30 percent. Here’s the kicker: The space tower could serve as a track for electric vehicles to travel up and down carrying about 10 tons of payload.
Please come this way.
A resourceful retiree had enough of roadworks causing congestion between Bath and Bristol and build his own diversion instead. He opened it up to the public but not without asking tolls. Now, Mike Watts just counted his 100,000th customer, another 50,000 are needed to recover the costs of 300,000 pounds. Keep them coming!
Last Sunday, the police in West Yorkshire stopped a woman on the motorway. While learning drivers in the UK can take their first drives accompanied by any qualified driver, this lady’s pet parrot certainly does not qualify as such supervisionary company. Otherwise, it would have surely kept her from illegally entering the motorway or exceeding the speed limit.