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New to Electric Vehicles? Read This First.

We'll cover three key issues with electric vehicles, especially for new EV owners and people considering them: range anxiety, charging infrastructure, upfront costs, and what's being done to address them.
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Are EVs Safer Than Gas-Powered Cars?

EV adoption is increasing globally, and it’s understandable that some consumers wonder if these next-generation vehicles offer any safety benefits compared to those powered by gas. Here’s the track record.
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Electric Vehicles: How They Work + Their Benefits [Infographic]

There are four main types of electric cars: battery electric vehicle (BEV), plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV), hybrid electric vehicle (HEV), and hydrogen electric vehicles (fuel cell).  We dig into what each of these types mean below.
electric vehicle adoption in the U.S

The U.S. to Electric Vehicles: “Um, Not so Fast?”

Electric vehicle adoption in the U.S. is still low compared to peers, such as China and Europe. Why is that? The reasons (and the numbers) might surprise you.
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Smart Grids and Other Alternative Technologies: Blackout-proofing the Power Grid

The smart grid is an electricity system that also collects real-time data and information on supply and demand, offering more energy when needed and pairing down the energy needs when not in use. Learn how this and other technologies can prevent or reduce blackouts.
ABB and Volvo to electrify Gothenburg’s city streets - Image courtesy of ElectriCity

ABB and Volvo Electrifying Public Transportation in Gothenburg

Volvo and ABB are set to introduce eco-friendly electric buses in the streets of Gothenburg, Partille, and Molndal in 2020.
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Electric Vehicle Start-Up Faraday Future Receives $2B in Funding

Towards the end of last year, Faraday Future was said to have secured some fresh source of funding. The electric car start-up has now confirmed receipt of $2 billion to aid in the construction of its first EV by the end of the year.
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Hyundai Will Use “Second Life” EV Batteries to Store Energy

Hyundai is partnering with Wärtsilä, a Finnish energy storage firm, to make use of the so-called second life electric car batteries for stationary energy storage.
NIO

Chinese Start-Up NIO Partners With Big Tech Companies to Produce a Smart Electric Car

NIO is constructing a production factory in Shanghai and has a ready team of more than 5,000 engineers at its research center. The company aims to have its first car, the ES8 Sports Utility Vehicle, mass produced and ready for sale by the end of 2018.
Talga

Talga to Make Conductive Concrete That Will Charge EVs as They Drive

An Australian graphite business plans to make concrete that will conduct electricity and charge electric vehicles as they drive, among other intriguing tasks.

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The Latest Technology Trends To Reduce Your Eco Footprint

With new applications for smart devices being developed every day, ‘green’ apps are a dime a dozen. Here are a few worth checking out.
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20 Ways to Recycle & Upcycle Old Fabric

Before you toss any bits of material, try some of these recycling and upcycling ideas. You'll reduce your waste and give new life to an old fabric!
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51 Household Uses of Baking Soda

Here are 51 uses for baking soda in your home that can change your life for the better. This inexpensive pantry item has many applications!
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Are Vertical Farms the Future of Sustainable Agriculture?

Vertical farming could be an incredible asset for the future of sustainable agriculture. Keep reading to learn how this technology is revolutionizing how we produce food.

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What You Can (and Shouldn’t!) Burn in Your Fireplace

However you choose to while away the colder winter months, careful consideration of what to burn in the fireplace is one way to make greener choices.
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13 Advantages Of Growing Plants Within A Greenhouse

If you’re considering growing plants inside a greenhouse, here are 13 obdurate advantages you’ll definitely like to know and utilize as well.
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4 Simple Ways to Unclog a Drain Without Harmful Chemicals

There are several inexpensive and non-toxic methods you can use to unclog drains in your home with ingredients you probably already have in your cabinets.

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