Tennessee inmate chooses electric chair over lethal injection

Image copyright AFP Image caption The electric chair has gradually been replaced as the main method of execution An inmate in the US state of Tennessee is to be executed by electric chair after arguing that a lethal injection would involve suffering. David Earl Miller, who has spent 36 years on death row, is among…

The electric scooter scheme taking over Paris

Hundreds of the two-wheeled vehicles have appeared on the city’s streets, but some residents have voiced concerns over the scheme. The issue has made it’s way to French government, where a bill has been presented which would ban scooters from riding on pavements. Scooter campaigners say the answer lies in creating more scooter and bike…

This is China's answer to the electric car

In the race to dominate the global electric vehicle market, you might think that Tesla is leading the pack. But CNN’s Matt Rivers reports several Chinese competitors are catching up – if not already ahead. Source link

‘Witkar’, the world’s first electric car-sharing scheme

The “Witkar”, or white car, was the world’s first electric car-sharing scheme. It was the brainchild of Dutch visionary, Luud Schimmelpennink, who came up with the innovative idea to tackle pollution on the streets of his native Amsterdam. The first “Witkar” took to the roads in 1974, but it was way ahead of its time….

Volkswagen pours $50 billion into ‘electric offensive’

The Germany carmaker said Friday that it would invest €44 billion ($50 billion) by 2023 to develop electric cars, self-driving vehicles and other new technology. Speaking at a press conference following a meeting of the company’s supervisory board, CEO Herbert Diess described the company’s strategy as an “electric offensive.” Diess acknowledged that increased spending on…

China is crushing Europe’s grand plans for electric cars

China is the driving force in the business of electric vehicle batteries, which European leaders see as vital to the future of the auto industry that employs millions of people across the continent. It may be too late to catch up. “Europe might well see its carmakers massively moving production to China in the future,”…

Dyson will build its electric cars in Singapore

The British maker of vacuums and hand dryers said Tuesday that it had selected the city because of its manufacturing expertise, skilled workforce and proximity to high-growth markets in Asia. Construction work will begin in December. “Singapore has a comparatively high cost base, but also great technology expertise and focus,” CEO Jim Rowan said in…

How Amsterdam’s canal boats are going electric – at a cost

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionAll of Amsterdam’s boats must go electric by 2025 As we glide silently up Amsterdam’s busy waterways on an unseasonably warm autumn morning, boat company owner Rik Kooij, 38, admits that “canal water runs in my veins”. Ever since his mechanically-minded grandfather renovated a bicycle, then a…