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One Million EVs

Milestone for sale of the American electric car Edison Electric Institute (Washington, D.C.) hosted a summit November 30 to recognize a historic time for the electric vehicle. Not long after Europe reached the threshold of one million electric cars on the road, the United States followed suit. That mark was reached some time in late […]

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Steel Dynamics

EAF flat roll steel mill to be constructed in U.S. Steel Dynamics, Inc., the Fort Wayne, Ind.-based manufacturer, announced Monday that its Board of Directors has authorized the company to construct “a new state-of-the-art, electric-arc-furnace (EAF) flat roll steel mill in the United States,” per a company press release. This is big news—even before it […]

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Solar Golf Carts

Another market trends toward renewable energy The introduction of solar-powered golf carts is one of the major trends being witnessed in the global golf cart market 2018-2022. With prices of electricity, petrol, and gas rising, end-users have begun using solar-operated vehicles, including golf carts. Solar-operated golf carts require minimal maintenance costs and source solar energy […]

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WHOI, Nelly!

Cape Cod Pitchathon winner designed underwater motor Score one for ‘elmos’. Andrew Billings, an engineer at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI), was awarded the top prize of $75,000 in the consortium’s annual Pitchathon in Falmouth, Mass., this week for his derivation of an electric motor designed for underwater applications. The Pitchathon was held October 5, […]

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E-Bikes Go Mainstream

General Motors makes a splash, and wants you to name it In EV news, another sign that big auto giants are investing in electrics. General Motors introduced two new electric bikes November 2, slated for release in early 2019, along with a democratic surprise. Emblematic that major car companies are serious about investing in electric […]

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AM-to-PM-Wire

AML claims breakthrough in magnetics would enable hyper-efficient motors Superconductivity. It’s been heralded and heckled, billed as the next big thing but yet to break through. Well, now that the AM is through, it’s high noon for superconductors. With PM-Wire, Palo Alto-based magnetics company AML thinks it has discovered how to convey the technology to […]

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Air Taxis. Yep.

Midtown to JFK: Six minutes, 36 dollars A startup named Lilium said at an aircraft maintenance and repair conference last week that it believes its services are nearly employable. Frank Stephenson, Lilium‘s founder and a former Ferrari designer and engineer, claims the company’s small electric planes are functional and basically ready to hit the market. […]

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Duracell Entering Storage

Campaign with Social Energy will launch in UK first International battery brand Duracell is set to launch a home energy storage system in partnership with a UK energy supply and services company: Social Energy. The company, which is owned by Project Solar UK and based in Staffordshire, uses cloud-based AI and software platforms to allow […]

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Roll Out the Mountain Tarp

Multi-use company offers novel electric motor applications Looking for new applications for electric motors? Possibly, new markets to appeal to, in terms of repair or distribution? Consider flip tarp systems, which are often powered by smaller electric motors ranging from 1.1 hp up to 250. Flip tarps are used in the paving and construction industries, […]

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FABTECH 2018

Metal & fabrication titans descend on Hotlanta, November 6-8 Welders, metalforming specialists, fabricators, and finishers will converge in a city famous for hustle, bustle and hard work next month, as FABTECH 2018 comes to Atlanta, Ga. The event will run November 6-8 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta. Speakers and events for all […]

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