UPS begins routine drone deliveries of medical samples to US hospital

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Matternet’s drones have drawn interest from all kinds of folks looking to move objects in more efficient ways, from textbooks in Australia to lab samples in Switzerland. The latest party to turn to the Silicon Valley startup for aerial courier solutions is logistics giant UPS, which will use its aircraft to ferry medical samples between labs and a hospital in North Carolina.

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Hybrid triplane could be carrying passengers within six years

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Back in 2014, we first heard about UK firm Faradair’s proposed Bio-Electric-Hybrid-Aircraft (BEHA, for short) – it was touted it as being one of the world’s most environmentally-friendly airplanes. The company has now announced plans for a small BEHA airliner, which is hoped to enter service by 2025.

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See The Inside Of Hypercharger Ultra-Fast Charger (Video)

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Those new devices are getting better and better over time. Ten years ago we saw only simple 50 kW CHAdeMO DC fast chargers, mostly in Japan, but now the power output increased, the chargers are modular and configurable, multi-standard with power sharing between the outputs, and of course connected to the wide networks.

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Electric-assist trike tilts into corners

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While some people like the added stability offered by trikes as compared to bikes, the things can actually be tippier when cornering. The Italian-designed Tris Bike addresses that issue, with tilting front wheels that let it lean into turns. It’s also got an electric-assist motor.

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Porsche collects loads of four-figure deposits for Taycan EV – Roadshow

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We already knew Porsche planned to double output of its upcoming Taycan EV in the first year of production, thanks to overwhelming demand. Now, we have a more tangible idea of that demand, and it’s impressive.

Porsche on Friday announced that it has identified more than 20,000 “people around the world with serious interest in” the Taycan. Now, before you cast this off by saying that anybody can put their name on a sheet, bear in mind that in Europe, Porsche was asking for a down payment of 2,500 euros (about $2,800). It might not be the same price for every market, but it shows people are willing to put their money where their mouths are.

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bugatti unveils the baby II roadster, a classic EV for kids

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bugatti delves into the archives to celebrate its 110th birthday. the french car manufacturer recalls a charming anecdote and the type 35, its famous racing model, to inspire the bugatti baby II roadster, a mini electric vehicle for kids

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