Video: Hydrogen train record raises expectations for sustainable transportation

By Lisa McDonald / May 8, 2024

Hydrogen-powered trains are a good green option for long-haul transportation by offering fewer and faster refueling stops compared to battery-powered trains. Swiss manufacturer Stadler Rail recently set a world record for the longest distance traveled by a hydrogen-powered passenger train without refueling or recharging.

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Ceramics Expo 2023: Driving the future of ceramics manufacturing

By Jonathon Foreman / May 9, 2023

Ceramics Expo took place this year in Novi, Mich., from May 1–3, 2023. Transportation and energy technologies were prevalent throughout this year’s technical forums, which also included sessions on extreme applications and traditional and advanced manufacturing methods.

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Video: Australia announces National Electric Vehicle Strategy

By Lisa McDonald / May 3, 2023

Traditionally, Australia has lagged far behind other developed countries in electric vehicle adoption. The government has now released a National Electric Vehicle Strategy to speed up adoption and support the transition to clean transportation.

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Video: At home or on the go, EV charging innovations at CES 2023 have you covered

By Lisa McDonald / January 18, 2023

During CES 2023, which took place January 5–8 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, numerous companies showcased their electric vehicle charging innovations. Today’s CTT highlights several key announcements made during the show.

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A ‘brake’ from tradition: Glass fibers improve friction performance and wear rates of train brake shoes

By Lisa McDonald / December 2, 2022

Cast iron blocks and steel fibers are the dominant materials used for brake shoes in the railway industry. Researchers from a Spain-based friction materials manufacturer found that the addition of glass fibers could improve the shoes’ friction performance and wear rates.

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Video: Hydrogen taxi takes to the streets in Brussels

By Lisa McDonald / September 21, 2022

Hydrogen fuel cell vehicles are another option besides electric vehicles to decarbonize the transportation industry. Brussels-based taxi company Taxis Verts just launched a one-year pilot project exploring the potential of using hydrogen fuel cell cars in its fleet.

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Video: Electrifying Africa—Swedish-Kenyan mobility startup Roam debuts electric buses and motorcycles

By Lisa McDonald / August 24, 2022

Lack of infrastructure and affordability are barriers to electric vehicle adoption in many emerging countries. Swedish-Kenyan mobility startup Roam aims to overcome those hurdles with its range of electric mobility product offerings.

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Video: California startup pitches electric vehicle ‘subscription’ as alternative to ownership

By Lisa McDonald / August 17, 2022

The price of buying an electric vehicle is a big hurdle to widespread EV adoption. California-based startup Autonomy pitches the vision that its EV subscription service will allow anyone to drive electric without the long-term commitment of a traditional loan or lease.

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Video: States release their plans for the National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Formula Program

By Lisa McDonald / July 20, 2022

The National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Formula Program aims to provide states with nearly $5 billion in funding to strategically deploy electric vehicle charging infrastructure. To receive their share of the funding, each state must submit a deployment plan by August 1. Compiled here are links to the plans released so far.

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Video: Fiber-reinforced bogies gain steam in the rail industry

By Lisa McDonald / May 11, 2022

Though the rail industry has been much slower to adopt fiber-reinforced composites compared to other transportation industries, more rail companies started developing composite bogies, a major structural component, in recent years.

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