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This Hydrogen-Powered Semi-Truck Could be the Future of Zero-Carbon Emission Commercial Vehicles

This is the Hyundai HDC-6 NEPTUNE, a hydrogen-powered fuel cell electric truck. Since its launch last year, it has gotten a lot of buzz as being a pioneer in fuel cell technology. This is due to its integrated capabilities for the passenger and commercial vehicle markets.

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This Electric Car’s Wheels Retract So You Can Breeze Through Traffic Jams and Park – Just Like a Motorcycle

This is Triggo, a fully-electric car that has an innovative suspension design that enables its front wheels to retract, thus allowing the driver easily pass through traffic jams just like a motorcycle. This mini-electric car can also park virtually everywhere. Basically, it’s the perfect car-motorcycle combo that keeps you safe, protects you from the weather – and from frustrating traffic jams!

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Chile Is Revolutionizing Its Public Transportation with the Largest Fleet of Electric Buses in Latin America

Chile is on a mission to revolutionize its public transportation system by introducing a massive fleet of electric buses from China. This green initiative, which will also combat a major smog problem in its capital, Santiago, will include a total fleet of 200 electric buses.

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This 3D Printed, All-Electric Car Is Customizable with a Panoramic Roof and a Spacious Interior

This is the XEV YoYo, an all-electric two-passenger car that is super-retro-fitted to your needs and adaptable to the modern urban environment. Developed by XEV Official, it’s compact in dimensions, but has a spacious interior and offers a lot – affordability, zero-emissions, and a lightweight, simplified design that focuses on dynamics, safety, and quality.

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This Helicopter Has a Lifesaving Parachute in the Event of Engine Failure

This is Zefhir, the only helicopter with a ballistic parachute in the world. It’s installed above the main rotor and designed as a backup for conditions where autorotation cannot be performed – this could occur with flight control failure or loss of maneuverability, flying over an area where an emergency landing cannot be performed safely, and flight conditions that prevent restoring rotor rotation speed.

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This Electric Plane Without Moving Parts Uses Ionic Wind to Fly and Could Change Aviation Forever

MIT researchers have developed and flown an experimental electric plane that doesn’t require any moving parts. Its impressive turbine-less design uses electro-aerodynamic propulsion to fly. If created on a larger scale, this electric plane could change the future of aviation by introducing a quieter, lower-emission aircraft.

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This Solar-Powered Car Will Self-Park in a Spot That’s Optimal for the Sun

This is the Stella Era, a solar-powered, autonomous 5-person family car that maximizes the use of solar energy by efficiently using it and sharing it with others. Developed by the Solar Team Eindhoven in The Netherlands, the Stella Era is “a charging station on wheels.”

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This Fully-Electric Hydrofoil Water Taxi is a Cleaner and Faster Way to Travel on Waterways

Meet SeaBubbles, also known as the “Bubble,” created by a French start-up of aeronautical engineers. It’s a 100% electric and autonomous “flying” boat that lifts out of the water to prevent seasickness, sudden movements or waves rolling. The “Bubble” charges while riding, when people are boarding and exiting, and when it’s stationed at the Dock.

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This ‘All-Electric Air Taxi’ with 36 Engines on Its Flaps Could Make Urban Air Mobility a Reality

This is the Lilium Jet, a five-seater, all-electric air taxi designed and manufactured by Munich, Germany-based Lilium GmbH. The Lilium Jet could connect urban and suburban areas, as well as cities as it has the ability to land in the most densely populated areas. It’s quiet, unlike a helicopter or a commercial jet, and has low vibrations, which ensures a smooth ride.

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Belgium Gives Its Residents Free Train Tickets to Promote ‘Staycations’ and Boost Domestic Tourism

As restrictions start to lift from the COVID-19 lockdown in Belgium, the government wants to restart the economy and boost domestic tourism. In doing so, it is promoting “staycations” by awarding its residents with 10 free train tickets to anywhere in the country and of any length on Belgium’s railways.

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