Komatsu and Honda jointly create electric micro-Excavator

Last month Honda and Komatsu signed an agreement to develop an electric version of Komatsu’s PC-01 “mini excavator”, the PC-01E. The picture shown here lacks anything to give us a sense of scale, which might make it look like a toy. It is actually a rideable thingy which is suitable…

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BMW funding research into sustainable lithium production

One of the complaints about electric vehicles is the possibility that sourcing the raw materials will cause grave ecological or societal harm. For example rare earth minerals are sometimes produced in locations with active resource wars. And of course it’s not unknown for industrial processes to have negative side effects.…

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Daimler to stop developing internal combustion engines

In the 1880’s Gottlieb Wilhelm Daimler, who was co-founder of the Daimler Motor Group, parent company of several important automotive brands like Mercedes-Benz and Smart, developed several engine designs. The company he founded is now one of largest automakers in the world, and its reputation rests soundly on high quality…

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