Tag Archives: Transportation

Aviation: The Challenges Ahead For Electric Planes

It’s been a tough 12 months for the airline industry, hit hard by the Covid-19 #pandemic​. But there are also ongoing concerns about the environmental impact of air travel. Could electric planes be a way forward? They are already being trialled in Slovenia and fully #electric​, commercial flights could be ready to take off in just 10 years’ time. Our colleagues from France 2 report, with FRANCE 24’s James Vasina.

Reviews: ’10 Best Electric Bikes Under $2,000′ (Video)

Looking for the best electric bikes for under $2000? Beginning only a fun fad and an interesting twist on the humble bicycle, electric bikes have seen a considerable rise in popularity over the past decade. Improved designs, high-capacity batteries, and fast charging capabilities have transformed the electric bike into a multi-billion-dollar industry. So, let’s check out our picks for the 10 best electric bikes in 2021, highly-rated and affordable, between $600 and $1699.

High-Speed Transport: ‘Hyperloop TT vs Virgin’

Seven years after Elon Musk first challenged innovators to develop a functioning hyperloop system, Richard Branson-backed Virgin Hyperloop and Hyperloop TT are in a race to bring the high-speed transportation technology into the real world. Photo illustration: George Downs

Analysis: ‘How Airlines Are Transporting The Covid-19 Vaccines’ (CNBC Video)

Major U.S. airlines like American Airlines, United and Delta have stepped up to become a crucial part of the vaccine delivery supply chain alongside logistic giants like UPS, FedEx and DHL. Even though it’s only one part of the journey, it’s a critical one. DHL and McKinsey estimate vaccinating the world will require up to 15,000 flights.

Top Camper Vans: ‘2021 La Strada Nova M’ (Video)

Club atmosphere with panoramic view: the dignified living space of the NOVA M shows its highest pretension up to each detail. First class travelling: high quality furniture surfaces, smooth leather and elegant wall covers for pure luxurious atmosphere. The timeless beautiful interior design sets new criterions in functional design and quality. Drawers and cupboards integrated with love and intelligence make tidying up very easy.

If you sleep well, you enjoy your holiday more. The very large double bed is easy to access and invites you to relaxing moments. All fits together in the NOVA M. The elegant design makes it difficult to step out the van and guarantees the interested stare of your neighbours. The kitchen has it all and is perfectly integrated in the interior of the van. No, this is no hotel bathroom. The NOVA M really features such a large bath with wood furniture, fibre glass washing basin and nice water tabs.

Aviation: The ‘Ten Most Innovative Amphibious Aircrafts’ (Video)

From aquatic planes to amphibious aircraft, taking off and landing on the water can be beneficial. Amphibious planes can be used for fishing, search and rescue, and even anti-submarine warfare. let’s take a look at the 10 most innovative amphibious planes.

Future Of Trucks: Inside The ‘Tesla Electric Semi’

The personal transportation industry has been shaken up over the past decade or so, with the introduction of electric cars proving to be more environmentally friendly, and importantly, cheaper to run, than their petrol or diesel counterparts. Bike manufacturers are also working on the transition in the motorcycle segment. While this change has been taking place, trucking has been continuing unchanged in the background. Our food, household goods, and even electric car parts, have been transported by diesel power just like they have been from the start, while the industry has grown to be worth $700 billion in the US alone, more than many of the world’s countries’ GDPs. With the huge weights involved, electrifying the trucking industry has taken a back seat due to the impracticality, but at the end of 2017, 3 years ago, Tesla announced plans to change this with the Semi, a fully electric truck designed to shake up the shipping industry. Why The Tesla Semi Is The Future of Trucks

Transportation: Why Cheap New Cars Are Disappearing (Video)

There are about 40 different car brands in the United States, but one kind of car that appears to be disappearing is the cheap car. Historically, about 20 percent of vehicle sales would have transacted below $20,000; however, they have completely dried up in the last few years. New cars are becoming more expensive, and it is unlikely those cheap cars will ever be back.