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Airbus Vahana Autonomous E-Chopper-Plane Ready for Tests

The take-off is verticle and next the rotors tilt and become propellers. Project began early 2016. Eventually the autonomous chopper could be ordered on demand at a cost of 80% less than conventional helicopters.

[vahana.aero] – Welcome to Vahana
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The Vahana prototypes

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Volkswagen to Introduce 50 New E-Vehicle Models by 2025

It’s official, Volkswagen is putting its cards on e-mobility by announcing a massive program that should lead to a e-vehicle product palette of no less then 50 full electric models and 30 hybrids by 2025. Investment volume: 20 billion euro in cars and 50 billion euro in better batteries. After the diesel scandal, VW has abandoned its former diesel strategy and wants to be a leader, not a follower in matters of e-mobility. Obvious target: Tesla. VW is following in the footsteps of Mercedes that announced it wants to offer 50 e-models by 2022 and Volvo that announced that by 2019 all new models will be full or partial e-cars.

The e-revolution is clearly beginning in earnest.

[bloomberg.com] – VW to Build Electric Versions of All 300 Models by 2030
[welt.de] – Volkswagen startet die große E-Auto-Offensive
[nos.nl] – Volkswagen doet miljardeninvestering om auto’s elektrisch te maken
[autofans.be] – Volkswagen: “50 Elektrische Modellen Tegen 2025”

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Scotland E-Vehicle Country by 2032

The quiet streets of Edinburgh in the late thirties.

The Scottish government has pledged to phase out new petrol and diesel cars and vans across Scotland by 2032, eight years ahead of the UK Government target. Nicola Sturgeon outlined plans to “massively expand” charging points and set up pilot projects to encourage uptake of electric vehicles.

Comment: Scotland can afford it, now that it every now and then produces more than 100% of its electricity needs from renewable power.

[independent.co.uk] – Scotland to ‘phase out’ new petrol and diesel cars by 2032
[techcrunch.com] – Scotland plans to ‘phase out’ gas and diesel cars by 2032
[independent.co.uk] – Scotland sets renewable energy record as wind power provides equivalent of 118% of nation’s electricity

Expected Growth Electric Vehicles Sales

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Global Electric Car Stock Surpassed 2 Million

[twitter.com] – The number of electric cars on the world’s roads passed 2 million in 2016, having passed the 1 million mark in 2015

Who Produces E-Vehicles?

[twitter.com] – Nearly half of all EVs sold in 2016 were made by Chinese manufacturers, a big change from just two years earlier

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