Shetland electric cars can now be fuelled purely by the power of the sea

Good News Notes: “Nova Innovation’s tidal turbines have been powering local homes and businesses for more than five years. The company has now created an electric vehicle charge point on the island of Yell where drivers can fill up using tidal energy. The charge point is located on the shores of Bluemull Sound, at Cullivoe…

USU lab invents faster, smaller electric car charger

Good News Notes: “Researchers at Utah State University have invented a faster and smaller charger for electric vehicles as part of a larger project that’s intended to move electric car technology forward. The dream for the project includes wireless charging for electric cars. The cars will not have to stop to reenergize. ‘We have over…

Freightliner customers have driven electric semis 700,000 miles

Good News Notes: “Tesla and Technoking Elon Musk might get all the attention for the all-electric Tesla Semi, but they’re far from the only manufacturer looking to make big rigs go electric. Freightliner, the leading heavy-duty truck manufacturer in America, is hard at work testing trucks with actual customers — with Tesla still stuck on the test…

Amazon begins testing Rivian electric delivery vans in San Francisco

Good News Notes: “Amazon said it selected San Francisco as one of the initial cities to test electric vans from Rivian because of its ‘great customers, unique terrain and climate.’ Deliveries will initially be conducted out of Amazon’s delivery station in the San Francisco suburb of Richmond, but Amazon expects to start deliveries from other…

Turkish king-size electric tractor ready for mass production

Good News Notes: “The development of a Turkish-made, king-size electric tractor has been completed, and the locally developed vehicle will be mass-produced as of June, the company’s head announced Monday. ‘We have 25 tractors ready and waiting on our assembly line,’ said Önder Yol, the chairperson of ZY Electric Tractor. The company has already received…

Going for Green—Sellers Can See Upside in Sustainable Home Features

Good News Notes: “For many luxury buyers, having a home that’s designed for sustainability has long seemed nice in theory, but also connoted austere, crunchy aesthetics, plus the added expense of installing green technology. Between the rapid rise of electric cars as a status symbol; a growing number of developers turning out high-design green buildings;…

Canoo reveals a bubbly electric pickup truck

Good News Notes: “No, that’s not a Duplo toy — what you see above (and in the renders below) is the design for a pickup truck from California electric vehicle startup Canoo. Revealed in a leak on Reddit on Wednesday, and then subsequently confirmed to Reuters before officially being revealed, the head-turning EV truck is not due out until 2023. By that…

Israeli 5-minute battery charge aims to fire up electric cars

Good News Notes: “From flat battery to full charge in just five minutes — an Israeli start-up has developed technology it says could eliminate the “range anxiety” associated with electric cars. Ultra-fast recharge specialists StoreDot have developed a first-generation lithium-ion battery that can rival the filling time of a standard car at the pump. “We…