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UPS is building its own fleet of electric delivery trucks

UPS is building its own fleet of electric delivery trucks

22 hours ago   |   The Verge   |   6 articles

UPS announced today that it would be building its own electric delivery trucks from scratch. It will partner with truck maker Workhorse Group Inc to build the first 50 vans...
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UPS Will Put 50 Electric Delivery Vans On U.S. Streets This Year

UPS Will Put 50 Electric Delivery Vans On U.S. Streets This Year

1 day ago   |   Geek   |   6 articles

Just a few short months ago, UPS showed off a hybrid delivery van with an onboard drone helper that handled truck-to-door drops. Now they've announced an eco-friendly update to...
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Harley Davidson's EV debut could electrify the motorcycle industry

Harley Davidson's EV debut could electrify the motorcycle industry

1 day ago   |   TechCrunch

Harley Davidson will launch its first production e-motorcycle in 2019. Yes, the iconic symbol of American steel and piston popping internal combustion is shifting to voltage...
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2019 Volvo V60 hybrid wagon is what the Swedes do best

2019 Volvo V60 hybrid wagon is what the Swedes do best

2 days ago   |   SlashGear   |   6 articles

Volvo has revealed the newest car in its 60 Series, the 2019 Volvo V60, a handsome wagon built on the same platform as the XC60 SUV. Embracing electrification from the outset...
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Renault's 'smart island' runs on wind power and recycled batteries

Renault's 'smart island' runs on wind power and recycled batteries

2 days ago   |   Engadget   |   2 articles

Renault has launched a "smart island" in Portugal that uses its Zoe electric vehicle, home batteries, smart charging and vehicle-to-grid energy storage to run without fossil...
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Toyota develops new lower-cost, less-resource-intensive magnet for EVs - Roadshow

2 days ago   |   CNET

Its new magnet technology dramatically reduces the need for expensive rare-earth minerals with little to no drop in performance.
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Porsche is getting out of the diesel business before building more plug-ins

Porsche is getting out of the diesel business before building more plug-ins

2 days ago   |   The Verge

Porsche hasn't shied away from making a big push for electrification in its future lineup, even significantly boosting its investment in the full EVs and plug-in hybrids. But...
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Archos' electric scooter taps Android for directions

Archos' electric scooter taps Android for directions

2 days ago   |   Engadget

It's not just bicycle makers hoping Android will improve your two-wheeled transportation. Archos has unveiled a Citee Connect electric scooter with a 5-inch Android computer in...
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Self-driving EVs will affect oil demand by 2040, BP claims - Roadshow

2 days ago   |   CNET

BP has, apparently, finally come to terms with the idea of peak oil demand happening in the near future.
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Existing EV batteries could be recharged five times faster

Existing EV batteries could be recharged five times faster

3 days ago   |   Engadget

Lithium-ion batteries have massively improved in the last half-decade, but there are still issues. The biggest, especially for EVs, is that charging takes too long to make them...
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Google officially launches ARCore, brings Lens to more phones

Google officially launches ARCore, brings Lens to more phones

Two of the Pixel 2's main software selling points are expanding with announcement of new partnerships and devices today. ARCore 1.0 is officially launching and Google has... Read more ...

Sony may launch three new devices at the MWC - two XZ2 phones and a surprise

Sony may launch three new devices at the MWC - two XZ2 phones and a surprise

The rumor mill has been pretty clear that we'll see the Sony Xperia XZ2 and Xperia XZ2 Compact at the MWC stage. But it seems that there will be a surprise third entry. Sony... Read more ...

The GM 8 Go with Android Oreo surfaces, could be heading to MWC

The GM 8 Go with Android Oreo surfaces, could be heading to MWC

Google through its senior VPs Hiroshi Lockheimer in a blog post earlier today revealed that some of its partners would be announcing new smartphones powered by Android Oreo and... Read more ...

Galaxy S9, S9 Plus EU Pricing & Pre-Order Info Surface

Galaxy S9, S9 Plus EU Pricing & Pre-Order Info Surface

European Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus price points surfaced yesterday , courtesy of Evan Blass, and now some new pricing info surfaced, along with availability info. This... Read more ...

Looks like Google is finally building dark mode straight into Android

Looks like Google is finally building dark mode straight into Android

One thing Android users have consistently asked for over the years is a dedicated dark mode for browsing at night - and it seems Google has finally decided to accommodate this... Read more ...

Google Assistant is adding Routines and location-based reminders

Google Assistant is adding Routines and location-based reminders

Alongside news of Google Assistant's forthcoming multilingual support and the addition of more languages this year, Google also announced this morning its smart assistant would... Read more ...

Multilingual Google Assistant to add more than 20 languages to its repertoire

Multilingual Google Assistant to add more than 20 languages to its repertoire

Despite being available in eight languages, Google Assistant is expanding its multilingual capabilities, with Google aiming to add support for more than 20 additional languages... Read more ...

No one is talking about the latest game in the blockbuster ‘Metal Gear'...

No one is talking about the latest game in the blockbuster ‘Metal Gear' franchise - but it's actually pretty great

A new "Metal Gear" game launched this week on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. It's called "Metal Gear Survive," and it's pretty good! You're forgiven if this is the first... Read more ...

Apple's $200 AirPower will supposedly launch next month, but this $36 model...

Apple's $200 AirPower will supposedly launch next month, but this $36 model is available now

According to a new report from a Japanese Apple blog, Apple's AirPower wireless charging mat will finally be released next month. And according to earlier reports from multiple... Read more ...

Google Assistant learns new languages and talents

Google Assistant learns new languages and talents

The Google Assistant is going global, with Google's AI gaining new language support, deeper integration with Android phones, and smarter functionality. Previewing its Mobile... Read more ...