Tuesday, 7 December 2021

Tag Archives: Electric car

Toyota tests solar-powered Prius in quest for plugless electric car

TOKYO: Inspired by new ultra-thin solar panels developed for satellites, a project led by Toyota Motor Corp is experimenting with a sun-powered Prius that it hopes will one day require no plugging in. In the Japanese government-funded demonstration project, Toyota engineers fitted solar panels designed by Sharp Corp to the ...

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Tesla sues Ontario government

TORONTO: Tesla, Inc., is taking the Ontario government to court, claiming it has been treated unfairly in the cancellation of a program providing rebates to residents who bought electric vehicles. In an application for judicial review, Tesla Motors Canada says the decision by Premier Doug Ford’s government to cancel the ...

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Trump eyes Afghanistan’s elusive mineral riches

KABUL: U.S. President Donald Trump is eyeing Afghanistan’s mineral wealth to help pay for a 16-year war and reconstruction efforts that have already cost $117 billion. Investors who have studied the country, one of the world’s most dangerous, say that is a pipe dream. Ever since a United States Geological ...

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Electric car body is made from flax and sugar beet

LONDON: The bio-based composite is claimed to have similar strength/weight to glass fibre, although it is based on flax fibre-reinforced sheets with a honeycomb core (see photo) made from (sugar beet-based in this case) PLA bio-plastic – the same plastic using in this phone from NEC over a decade ago (which ...

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