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Electric Vehicles Open New Avenues for Smart Cities

By 2050, over 70% of the world’s population is expected to be living in a city. While most people look at the city as a crime-riddled space with crawled housing systems and exceptionally little fresh air to breathe, they often don’t realize that cities can be some of the greenest places to live in. It’s all about how you decrease your carbon footprint on the environment as a human community. Cities also offer a unique setting for resources, people, opportunities and ideas to converge and spur new avenues of innovation, technology and thought. And with these innovations, we require innovation in technological and urban development to involve a conscious urge to save the environment.  read more »

Electric Cars

Electric vehicle charging on highways with second-life batteries

2017 – Batteries seconde vie
  • A global first: Groupe Renault and Connected Energy have installed two quick-charge stations that use a stationary energy storage system at highway rest areas.
  • The innovative E-STOR system developed by Connected Energy uses second-life batteries from Renault electric vehicles.
  • The partnership supports Renault’s global strategy for the energy storage market.

Boulogne-Billancourt, – UK-based Connected Energy and Groupe Renault have installed two quick-charge stations based on the innovative E-STOR energy storage technology on highways in Belgium and Germany. Motorists there will be the first in the world to benefit from this service.  read more »

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What Cars Do The World’s Best Drivers Drive?

One of the strangest things about motorsports is that we don’t actually see cars that we would drive on the road. We see some of the same manufacturer names, and sometimes the underlying build of a racecar is similar to something that can be purchased. But it’s not as if you can simply stroll into a dealership and buy your favorite Formula 1 model! read more »