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World’s First Self-Driving Taxis Hit the Road in Singapore

World’s First Self-Driving Taxis Hit the Road in Singapore | Hydrogen powered cars | Scoop.it

Singapore became the first country in the world to launch a self-driving taxi service, beating ride-hailing giant Uber Technologies to public road tests by mere days.

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I still can't believe what I see?

I find it unbelievable that we are even thinking about this?

Would you get in one? in today's horrific traffic?

NO THANKS, please drop the idea.

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LA’s Using Energy Savings From LED Streetlights to Charge Electric Vehicles

LA’s Using Energy Savings From LED Streetlights to Charge Electric Vehicles | Hydrogen powered cars | Scoop.it
Los Angeles is using electricity saved by LEDs to power up electric cars.
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What a farce ? subsidising tax-payers money to give to the wealthy few who can afford to buy the electric cars? what a joke these things will look in the past.

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British economy is growing faster, undermining claims it would be hurt by Brexit

British economy is growing faster, undermining claims it would be hurt by Brexit | Hydrogen powered cars | Scoop.it
The surge took total production in British factories to its highest level since the depths of the financial crisis in 2008, when the global banking system teetered on the brink of collapse.
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David Cameron looks more stupid every time he comes out with more lies? When we vote out, then he should resign? i actually voted for this man, but never again.

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No single market access for UK after Brexit, Wolfgang Schäuble says

No single market access for UK after Brexit, Wolfgang Schäuble says | Hydrogen powered cars | Scoop.it
In Der Spiegel interview German finance minister rules out Britain’s chances of enjoying bloc benefits from outside EU Germany’s finance minister, Wolfgang Schäuble, has slammed the door on Britain retaining access to the single market if it votes...
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What an idiot? Can this guy not see the big picture the European experiment is falling apart. His he saying that the mighty BMW group will stop selling cars to the UK? what a fool.

Lets get away from these fools, who are hell bent on federalism

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Billions are being invested in driverless cars that Americans don't want

Billions are being invested in driverless cars that Americans don't want | Hydrogen powered cars | Scoop.it
The driverless revolution is racing forward, as inventors overcome technical challenges such as navigating at night and regulators craft new rules. Yet the rush to robot cars faces a big roadblock: People aren't ready to give up the wheel.
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Seems about right forcing something onto us that we dont want???

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Electric Car Tyres-The Obsessive, Secretive Race to Make the Perfect Tire for Electric Cars

Electric Car Tyres-The Obsessive, Secretive Race to Make the Perfect Tire for Electric Cars | Hydrogen powered cars | Scoop.it
Designing tires for electric vehicles is extra complicated, because they demand more of everything.
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This article tells about the ever increasing need for a special tyre to be developed for the EV cars, that are hitting our roads. Michelin appears  to be at the front at the moment. They have developed tyres for some of the electric cars already. 

We recently fitted a Michelin tyre to a Renault Zoe. The tyre was made especially for that type of car. The thing is that it cost the guy a third again more for the tyre than it would have done for a normal one, probably because it was for that particular car.

I did notice that the tyre was much lighter in weight, but other than that it looked pretty much like any other Michelin tyre.

http://www.pellontyres.co.uk/Tyre/Details/Michelin/Energy+E-V 

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U.S. advanced research agency optimistic on storage-battery progressStorage Batteries Progress-U.S. advanced research agency optimistic on storage-battery progress 

U.S. advanced research agency optimistic on storage-battery progressStorage Batteries Progress-U.S. advanced research agency optimistic on storage-battery progress  | Hydrogen powered cars | Scoop.it

The Federal government's Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy said last week that it has made huge strides toward creating a next generation of batteries for energy storage.

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It is great to keep reading about the progress that we are making with solar energy. The combination of using solar power along with solar battery storage will be the final piece of the jigsaw. The sun,s energy will be stored in battery systems and then released for use at night.

The only problem is the fact that the energy providers are now starting to struggle to make ends meet. This is due to the huge amount of domestic solar panels that are now in use. The energy companies buy this off the domestic provider, but because of fluctuating energy levels they do not seem to cope with their calculations when buying and selling power from the energy providers.

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48 volt battery could be the answer-China’s Car Makers Pioneer ‘Mild Hybrids’

48 volt battery could be the answer-China’s Car Makers Pioneer ‘Mild Hybrids’ | Hydrogen powered cars | Scoop.it

Some of China’s top auto makers, facing among the toughest national emissions standards, are lining up behind an emerging battery technology that provides a way to boost fuel economy to near hybrid performance.

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This would be a better answer to the problem of using massive 200 volt systems. This car looks as if it is going to be more affordable. It also looks like it is a cr that can be worked on by the after market. We could certainly work on the batteries??

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Eric Morecambe's classic car to go on sale for £150,000

Eric Morecambe's classic car to go on sale for £150,000 | Hydrogen powered cars | Scoop.it

Comedian Eric Morecambe bought the Jensen Interceptor for £4,500 at the height of his fame in September 1968 and kept it in the garage of his home in Harpenden, Hertfordshire.

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Great to seethe face of the great comedian?

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Find out why filling up your car could be about to get a whole lot cheaper

Find out why filling up your car could be about to get a whole lot cheaper | Hydrogen powered cars | Scoop.it

Several of the country's biggest chains are to follow suit after Morrisons made the move at its filling stations earlier today

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fuel hers in the UK is now bellow £1 a litre in the North of the country, mainly coming out of the supermarket filling stations. This is great news for a small garage business like mine?

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VW emissions scandal: what's it all about?

VW emissions scandal: what's it all about? | Hydrogen powered cars | Scoop.it

Everything you need to know about Volkwagen's emissions cheating scandal,
which affects VW, Audi, SEAT and Skoda cars around the world

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More interesting VW problem news?

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How driverless cars will turn vehicle insurance on its head | Information Age

How driverless cars will turn vehicle insurance on its head | Information Age | Hydrogen powered cars | Scoop.it

Driverless cars are getting closer and closer to becoming a reality, but what does this mean for insurance companies?

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I f it ever happens?

i hope not 

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Tweet from @ConceptCarsPorn

Tweet from @ConceptCarsPorn | Hydrogen powered cars | Scoop.it

RT @Car_Porns: Mercedes F 015 Self-Driving Concept Car https://t.co/nSJF76z3IB

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Great looking car

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Tesla just dropped the price of its Model S sedan

Tesla just dropped the price of its Model S sedan | Hydrogen powered cars | Scoop.it
Tesla will introduce a Model S with a less powerful 60 kilowatt-hour battery pack, at a base price of $66,000.
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What a joke? still a rich man's toy.

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When AI-powered cars learn to drive themselves, they're also going to have to learn morals

When AI-powered cars learn to drive themselves, they're also going to have to learn morals | Hydrogen powered cars | Scoop.it
Some day, a self-driving car will face a dilemma: avoid hitting one person, hit someone else. And its only ethical guide will be its own AI.
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Just got back from Paris, one of the world's oldest cities. Sorry but i just cannot see driverless cars competing with the Parisian drivers? 

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Mystery of the M62 farm is solved

Mystery of the M62 farm is solved | Hydrogen powered cars | Scoop.it
Stott Hall Farm famously sits between two carriageways of the M62 in West Yorkshire, but newly released footage shows it was a land fault rather than stubbornness which saved it.
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A great article about the truth affecting the building of the M62 motorway. This motorway is one or Europes busiest motorways and drivers can see that a farm is spitting the east and west bound carriageways. 

This story tells the true story behind this strange sight as you drive from Manchester to Leeds.

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Japan now has more electric charging points than petrol stations

Japan now has more electric charging points than petrol stations | Hydrogen powered cars | Scoop.it
Nissan reports that there are now 40,000 charging points in Japan.
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All charged by DIRTY Nuclear Power???

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Chargers, châteaux, and the Channel Tunnel: can you really do a driving holiday in a Tesla?

Chargers, châteaux, and the Channel Tunnel: can you really do a driving holiday in a Tesla? | Hydrogen powered cars | Scoop.it
Are electric cars really good enough to take four adults and a week’s worth of luggage from London to the Loire? Samuel Gibbs finds out
The alarm went off at 6am to kickstart our journey, and I was full of trepidation.
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We drove a Tesla Model S 90D, which cost £91,030 including the £2,200 Autopilot option. The Model S starts at £58,300. A UK government incentive of £4,500 is also available.

Thanks to my government for giving my tax money to something that will kill my trade and millions like me.

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Riversimple Rasa review: Is this hydrogen car the future—or just a gimmick?Riversimple Rasa review: Is this hydrogen car the future—or just a gimmick? 

Riversimple Rasa review: Is this hydrogen car the future—or just a gimmick?Riversimple Rasa review: Is this hydrogen car the future—or just a gimmick?  | Hydrogen powered cars | Scoop.it
Rasa does 300 miles on 1.5kg of fuel. But do you want to drive 10 miles to fill up?
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In my humble opinion I think that the answer to our fuel problems will be hydrogen, perhaps for the next fifty years or so. There is no doubt that fossil fuels are on the decline. My belief is that we will have a mixture of technologies, that will drive the transport industry forwards.

Electrical battery driven cars and the plug-in hybrids that we now see, will be around. But will be the lesser used of the new generation of fuels. I never thought I would see the day when one of my customers came to my garage for a new tyre in an electric car. But the other week I did. The guy had bought an electric Renault Zoe and had taken the option to rent the battery.

The car was used by his wife. She only made short local journeys and an electric car was perfect. The guy still ran a conventional gas driven car.

One thing that surprised me though was that he also leased the battery pack from Renault. The Renault Zoe, gives you the chance to either buy or rent the battery. The price gap between each option looks to be around £3000. This option not only reduces the purchase price, but also gives maximum peace of mind.

You only pay for what you need – you tell us how many miles you’ll do and how long you’d like to keep your Z.E.; we personalise your battery hire monthly payment to meet your own individual requirements.

I think this is protectionism by Renault and contradicts the European Union 2010 regulations, which allows the independent garage to service and repair cars. By leasing the batteries out I think they may have got round the regulations. Only a prosecution test case will prove me otherwise. 

Good luck too Riversimple.

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Goodyear Spherical Tyre- takes autonomous cars sideways into the future

Goodyear Spherical Tyre- takes autonomous cars sideways into the future | Hydrogen powered cars | Scoop.it

Goodyear has taken the wraps off two concept tires designed for the autonomous cars of tomorrow – including a spherical tire that allow cars to drive sideways and one that can sense road conditions and adapt to them.​...

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Due to modern manufacturing techniques, tyres can be made to take any special sidewall markings or tread designs that they want. This Goodyear concept tyre is a fine example of that, and what a stunner it looks?

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Car batteries-The Electric Car Revolution Is Now Scheduled for 2022

Car batteries-The Electric Car Revolution Is Now Scheduled for 2022 | Hydrogen powered cars | Scoop.it

A new study says that in just six years, battery-powered cars will be as affordable as their gas-guzzling counterparts.

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I hope that governments have some  plans to retrain the millions of people that work on the cars of the moment? i very much dought it though. I hope the whole thing fails, unless the real damage is assested. We will be charging electric cars up with coal fired power stations. very green/ i dont think.  

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Jaguar Lucas Batteries-The Queen sells her seven-year-old Jaguar for £15,000

Jaguar Lucas Batteries-The Queen sells her seven-year-old Jaguar for £15,000 | Hydrogen powered cars | Scoop.it

A Jaguar X-Type that belonged to the Queen has sold for £15,000 to a buyer who had no idea they were buying a slice of royalty, according to London used car firm Fletchdale Ltd.

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This is a great little story and show that the British Queen is a normal human?

The Jaguar is a very well known and respected car and is one of our royal families favorite cars.The royals always promote the British car industry and one of their other popular cars that they are used is the Land Rover.

The Jaguar will probably be the best kept car in the country and a bargain at £15000, good luck to the used car company of Fletchdale Ltd in London.

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We try Hyundai's £50k hydrogen fuel cell SUV to see if it's the future

We try Hyundai's £50k hydrogen fuel cell SUV to see if it's the future | Hydrogen powered cars | Scoop.it

Some hydrogen fuel cell cars like to scream their eco-credentials out loud to make you well aware of the new-age tech. Hyundai seem to have gone out of their way to play down the still-rare power source.

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In my opinion this will be the future? hydrogen cell  cars,  supported by a network of filling stations.

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Toyota and Ford join forces to take on Apple and Google

Toyota and Ford join forces to take on Apple and Google | Hydrogen powered cars | Scoop.it

The new agreement will see Ford and Toyota using the same software to link apps to their car's smart dashboard, in a bid to fend off Apple and Google.

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Wow its about time someone did ?

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How Volkswagen Got Away With Diesel Deception

How Volkswagen Got Away With Diesel Deception | Hydrogen powered cars | Scoop.it

Volkswagen has admitted that millions of its diesel cars worldwide were equipped with software that was used to cheat on emissions tests. The company is now grappling with the fallout.

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A good article well worth reading?

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