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If autonomous electric cars are coming, why not ships too?

If autonomous electric cars are coming, why not ships too?

Vehicle engineering and development focuses heavily on passenger cars and light trucks, but what about other forms of transportation? In an effort to cut congestion on its roads, the country of Norway is experimenting with the idea of autonomous, electric ships to replace large semi trucks, reports... read more

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Harmony of the Seas cruise ship

Cruise ships start to come under scrutiny as massive pollution machines

While increased pressure on carmakers to improve emissions continues, regulators and environmental groups are also scrutinizing other forms of transportation-related... read more August 19, 2016 by


 
Portable Emissions Measurement Systems (PEMS) on a Peugeot 308

EU proposes deep cuts to vehicle emissions, ignores ships, airplanes

European automakers have attacked proposed emissions standards that would place greater restrictions on cars, as well as large commercial vehicles like heavy-duty trucks and... read more August 16, 2016 by


 
USS Princeton refuels with biofuel in 2012 [Image: U.S. Navy via Flickr]

U.S. Navy's 'Great Green Fleet' Uses 10-Percent Biodiesel Even As Fuel Prices Plummet

The U.S. Navy is moving ahead with plans to fuel its ships with a diesel/biofuel blend, even though oil prices have dropped significantly since it first announced the plan... read more January 20, 2016 by


 
Colorado River Discovery electric raft "Helios"

Now You Can Ride An All-Electric Raft Down The Colorado River

Highways and parking lots aren't the only places where you'll find electric vehicles these days. In fact, if you're planning to take a trip down the scenic Colorado River... read more January 17, 2016 by


 
Golden Gate Bridge, connecting San Francisco and Marin County, California

World's Biggest Hydrogen Station Planned For San Francisco: Cars, Ferries To Fuel There

San Francisco may soon get its own high-speed hydrogen fuel-cell ferry boat as part of a demonstration project backed by public and private interests. But that boat will need... read more August 3, 2015 by


 
Red and White Fleet ferry, San Francisco

Hydrogen Fuel-Cell Ferry For Bay Area, Electric Ferry In Norway

Hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles are beginning to hit California roads in small numbers, and soon one or more will be traversing its waters too. Sandia National Laboratories and... read more July 30, 2015 by


 
Non-ethanol gasoline pump

Ethanol In Marine Fuels: Why It Makes Boat Owners So Angry

Few topics get our commenters more riled up than ethanol. Both sides weigh in with fervor and passion, debating energy security versus agricultural policies and costs... read more March 13, 2015 by


 
Savannah hybrid mega-yacht

Zillion-Dollar Super-Luxury 270-Foot Mega-Yachts Now Run Hybrid Too

Luxury carmakers are showing increasing interest in hybrid powertrains, but what about makers of luxury boats? A large yacht can consume 130 gallons of fuel per hour just... read more February 8, 2015 by


 
Elco Motor Yachts - 1899 'Wenona' launch - electric boat

Electric Boats: As In Cars, Battery Power Offers Advantages On The Water

The world now has something around half a million plug-in electric cars on the roads, and electric propulsion is slowly spreading into other types of transportation. One of... read more August 14, 2014 by


 

 
 

 
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