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Electric motor is nothing new: its birth dates back to the 1800s


Electric motor, electric vehicle, sustainability in electrics seem to be modern trends that are being discussed at length in our days, but its technology was not born recently.

The principle is the…electric coach

The first electric motor for automobiles made its appearance in the first half of the 19th century, with the electric coach built by Robert Anderson (1832 – 1839)

During the same years, Dutch professor Sibrandus Stratingh began designing the first electric car model, which was later brought to life by his collaborator Christopher Becker.

Between the 1860s and 1870s, after the first elements made by Anderson and Becker, experiments were conducted on the batteries of electric vehicles by the French engineers Gaston Planté and Camille Faure: with these innovations, the new electric cars made at the end of the 19th century were particularly competitive compared to the petrol or steam-powered vehicles of the time.

Electric cars were much more comfortable and practical due to the smoothness of driving and the absence of noise. 

The nations most active in the production and marketing of the first electric cars were England and France, followed by the United States: in New York, the most active city in experimenting with

Electric cars: U.S.A, we have a problem

Insufficient and all-too-often faulty charging stations are causing Americans to desist from adopting electric cars. 

A population accustomed to traveling long distances on four wheels in their daily lives, which initially welcomed the idea of a migration to electric vehicles to promote the health of the planet, now seems to be having strong second thoughts on the matter. The reason? The scarce amount of charging stations covering the country and the poor maintenance of these, which are more often than not faulty or malfunctioning.

Americans are afraid of being stranded in the middle of nowhere and with no possibility of recharging their car, and this is one of the main reasons why they are hesitating to consider electric cars as an option – it is the so-called ‘autonomy anxiety’.

An obstacle course

The lack of charging stations makes switching to electric vehicles an obstacle course, and if the U.S. wants to achieve the goal set by Joe Biden’s administration in 2021 – a 40 percent of total car sales to be electric by 2030 – it will be necessary to increase the number of charging stations throughout the United States, as well as improve the maintenance of the stations to

Tesla Cybertruck

Tesla Cybertruck: the highly anticipated electric pick-up will not arrive before 2024

Tesla Cybertruck

Everything is ready: Tesla is hiring staff for Cybertruck assembly, on schedule for 2023 production at the new Gigafactory in Austin, Texas.

The wait is over! Long-awaited Tesla Cybertruck will arrive on the market starting from 2023 and will be produced in the new Gigafactory in Austin, Texas.

Numerous job positions have recently appeared on the official Tesla website. Among the most requested figures are engineers with any specialization and other workers.

Tesla Cybertruck: a “monster” of innovation 

The Cybertruck is not like just any other vehicle, nor any other Tesla before; with its cold-rolled stainless-steel exoskeleton, this “monstrous” pick-up features one of the most original designs on the market today.

For assembly, the company has ordered the largest die casting machine in the world: it’s the first time this kind of technology has been adopted on a large scale.

Tesla Cybertruck: a rough start

Presented by Elon Musk himself three years ago, in 2019, during an event in great style, the Cybertruck should have arrived in 2021 but due to Covid and other difficulties, its commercial debut was postponed. But despite continuing delays upon delays, it has already been pre-ordered by over a million customers around the world.



France is betting on photovoltaics: from 2028 solar panels will be mandatory on all parking lots


The proposal concerns parking areas with more than 80 spaces and is part of the French government’s plan to invest in renewable energy.

France has just given solar energy a new important boost: the French Senate has approved a law that requires that all car parks with more than 80 spaces be covered with photovoltaic panels by 2028.

The bill, approved last November 4th, has yet to obtain the consent of the National Assembly, but if it is approved it will be a strong new incentive for the purchase of electric cars.

A truly remarkable goal that is part of the plan promoted by the Emmanuel Macron’s government – who has always been a supporter of nuclear energy – to invest in renewable energy.

But let’s see more in detail.

Parking and solar panels: laws that could be enforced in the future 

If approved, the new law will go into effect on July 1st, 2023: owners of parking spaces with 80-400 parking spaces will have five years to comply with the measures, while those with more than 400 will need to comply in the next three years.

Also according to the government, the panels – which will not only produce

3D print

How 3D printing is helping the green building sector


The need to rethink every aspect of life in the name of sustainability – in line with the objectives of the 2030 Agenda – has pushed the construction sector to find “green” and eco-sustainable production solutions (this topic was presented a few articles ago).

Green building is moving towards this direction: the set of methods for designing and constructing a building in line with the principles of environmental sustainability and reducing negative impacts on the environment.

And, as highlighted in a few articles ago, this reduction of the environmental impact can be accomplished with the use of eco-sustainable, green building materials.

In short, a rethinking of eco-friendly building and sustainable living does not only concern the design of buildings, but also their management. Technological innovation is the protagonist and finds its new developments in 3D printing.

But what is meant by 3D printing? Let’s find out together.

What is 3D printing? It’s all about additive manufacturing. 

3D printing is the process that allows you to create three-dimensional physical objects using a particular printer controlled by a computer. It starts with a digital 3D model that is transformed into a physical object by adding the material one layer

Electric car pros and cons

Electric cars: how they work, pros and cons

Traveling towards… the electric! Electric vehicles are now ready to revolutionize the urban mobility of our cities. But do you really know how an electric car works and what are its advantages? Let’s find out together.

When we talk about electric cars, we usually also think about the future. Many countries, in fact, believe that there are increasingly more advantages of this type of car hence the continuous state incentives.

But what is an electric car and how does it work?

Electric car: how does it work? 

The electric car is a vehicle that uses only electricity thanks to the use of powerful, latest generation batteries. In fact, its engine uses the electrical energy accumulated by the lithium-ion battery, transforming it into the mechanical energy necessary to make the car move.

Unlike those powered by diesel and petrol, electricity is safer for the environment, because it offers clean mobility with zero emissions: very often it comes from renewable energy sources, such as photovoltaics.

How to charge an electric car?

Charging an electric car is easy and can be done anywhere there is a public charging station or a domestic electrical outlet.

How long does it take? The charging times vary