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NASA’s first all-electric experimental X-plane is ready for testing – TechCrunch

NASA’s first all-electric experimental X-plane is ready for testing – TechCrunch

NASA will fly a crewed X-plane, one of the experimental aircraft it creates to test various technologies, for the first time in two decades in the near future. This X-plane, the X-57 Maxwell to be exact, is significant for another reason, too: It’s the first fully electric experimental plane that NASA will fly. The delivery…
Amazon and the All-Electric Future of Fleet Vehicles

Amazon and the All-Electric Future of Fleet Vehicles

Let’s put Amazon’s order for 100,000 electric delivery vans by 2030 into perspective. Today, FedEx uses 85,000 “motorized vehicles” to deliver packages around the world. UPS has around 123,000 package cars, vans, tractors, and motorcycles, including about 10,000 the company says use “alternative fuel and advanced technology.” One hundred thousand delivery vans? That’s a lot.For…
Audi’s new concept is an all-electric off-roader with drones for headlights

Audi’s new concept is an all-electric off-roader with drones for headlights

Audi is not a brand you’d typically associate with off-road adventures, but that didn’t stop the automaker from kicking up some dirt with its new concept at the 2019 Frankfurt Motor Show. The Audi AI:Trail (maybe it’s less of a mouthful in German?) is an all-electric, all-terrain vehicle for the future of outdoor adventures. Before…
Porsche’s all-electric evolution: from sketch to Mission E concept to Porsche Taycan

Porsche’s all-electric evolution: from sketch to Mission E concept to Porsche Taycan

The Porsche Taycan, the German automaker’s first all-electric sports car has arrived. After four years of development, the company lifted the veil Wednesday on the Porsche Taycan. Here’s a look back at how this four-door electric vehicle developed from a few sketches to the Mission E concept, and then to the Taycan prototype and final…
Ford teases all-electric F-150 pickup truck by pulling a million-pound train

Ford teases all-electric F-150 pickup truck by pulling a million-pound train

In 2017, Ford announced that it would sell an all-electric version of its best-selling F-150 pickup truck. It plans to start selling a hybrid version in 2020, and as a way to start priming the pump (or plug, as it were) for a vehicle that will no doubt be a very big deal, the company…
Lotus’ all-electric hypercar fully charges in nine minutes

Lotus’ all-electric hypercar fully charges in nine minutes

The team also looked to Le Mans race cars to hone the vehicle's design around airflow. They dropped traditional door mirrors to help reduce drag, swapping them for cameras integrated into the front wings, while designing the car to optimize downforce. Russell Carr, Design Director, said the Evija is "a timeless design with exceptional amounts…
Sleek all-electric Mustang with Tesla-inspired interior to debut in Goodwood – Electrek

Sleek all-electric Mustang with Tesla-inspired interior to debut in Goodwood – Electrek

The Ford Mustang is going electric and it’s not even Ford making it. A sleek-looking Mustang with a Tesla-inspired interior is going to debut in Goodwood next month. UK-based startup Charge is behind the vehicle, which is not a conversation. They are using officially licensed shells of both Fastback and Convertible 1960’s Mustangs and building…

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A node.js based Vector Tile to Braille and ASCII renderer for xterm-compatible terminals. Try it out! If you're on Windows, use the open source telnet client PuTTY to connect. Features Use your mouse to drag and zoom in and out! Discover Point-of-Interests around any given location Highly customizable layer styling with Mapbox Styles support Connect…

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