Against the stunning backdrop of the skyscrapers of Lower Manhattan and the Statue of Liberty, New Yorkers this month enjoyed a privileged preview of the motorsport of tomorrow when Formula E came to town.
Just as the steam engine has come to symbolize the industrial revolution of the 19th century, perhaps no single object represents the democratic, consumer-centered economies of the 20th century better than the mass-produced automobile.
"I thought that a green motor sport could have a great impact on technology and, at the end of the day, on people’s lives. That's why, for me, it made sense to create this."
The need for action is urgent: in 2016 the average speed of a car in London hit a new low of under 8 mph—less than the speed of a horse-drawn carriage in the same streets in the Victorian era
In the U.S., the average driver spends around an hour in the car per day with hands on the wheel, eyes on the road. The connected car revolution—linked with the rise of autonomous drive—will enable drivers to use this time more productively.
Faced with the rise of the electric vehicle (EV), giant Italian energy company Enel and Japanese carmaker Nissan have partnered with Nuvve, a start-up based in San Diego, to develop a new business model based on Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G) technology.
Once you’ve experienced a car that drives itself, you will feel like you have stepped into the future.
We are in an era of tremendous, rapid technological advancement, one that is disrupting old business models and forcing industries to change.
While new inventions such as robotics and artificial intelligence grab all the headlines, a social revolution that is giving women increased economic power is also transforming many global industries.
In August 2016, just as the Renault-Nissan Alliance surpassed 100,000 annual sales of its EVs, Renault sold its 100,000th EV to a customer in Norway. The car, fittingly enough, was a Renault ZOE, the best-selling EV in Europe.
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