Coming Soon to Gas Stations: Chargers for Electric Cars

(DGIwire) – How quickly could the average American identify the location of the nearest electric vehicle (EV) charging station to his or her home? Chances are, relatively few people would be able to say where it is located at all. This is a challenge for the EV market as it looks to expand its footprint […]

ZapGo Names LiFun ‘Business Partner of the Year 2018’

OXFORD, UK and Zhuzhou City, Hunan Province, China – October 29, 2018 — ZapGo Ltd has named LiFun Technology Co Ltd (LiFun) its ‘Business Partner of the Year 2018’ at its Strategic Planning session held recently in Oxford. Three senior members of the LiFun team—Dr. Kent Tu, CEO and founder; Michael Tau, Vice President; and […]

General Motors Predicts Electric Cars Profitable by 2021

(DGIwire) – “Prediction is very difficult, especially about the future,” runs the old quip. Yet General Motors CEO Mary Barra isn’t afraid to offer one bold prediction. According to Reuters, she has promised investors that the Detroit automaker will make money selling electric cars by 2021. As Reuters reports, GM’s strategy for doing so will […]

Powering Up the Pods: Electric Vehicles Get a Fast Charge

(DGwire) – Anyone who visits Terminal 5 at London’s Heathrow Airport—or the city of Greenwich, England—might just take a ride in a pod. GATEway pods—the name is short for “Greenwich Automated Transport Environment”—are autonomous electric vehicles designed to whisk travelers around efficiently. They currently take about four hours to charge up, but that could change […]

China Envisions an Electric-Car Future

(DGIwire) – Why are automakers around the world accelerating their efforts to develop electric vehicles? One powerful reason is China. As The New York Times reported recently, the world’s most populous nation has become the world’s biggest supporter of electric cars. According to the Times, Beijing has called for one out of every five cars […]

Beyond Lithium-Ion: What’s Next for Battery Technology?

(DGIwire) – Rechargeable lithium-ion batteries are the current industry standard—but it’s starting to look as if they might not be around forever. Although they are capable of holding a charge for a relatively long time, Li-ion batteries are expensive and—as several recent high-profile news items have shown the world—they have a tendency explode and put […]

Making All Yellow Cabs ‘Green’: Can the Grid Support It?

(DGIwire) — On July 5, 2017, The Guardian and other sources reported major news from Volvo: the automaker announced that it would only make hybrid or pure electric vehicles from 2019. This followed an April 20 announcement—on New York City’s official website—that Mayor Bill de Blasio would like 20 percent of motor vehicles sold in […]

Electric Scooters: Powering Tomorrow’s Transportation

(DGIwire) – Some people scoff at electric scooters—but they shouldn’t. Why? Because there is a good chance they will be riding one in the not-too-distant future. As recently reported in WIRED magazine, the need to replace automobiles as the default mode of transportation will only get more acute in the years to come. According to […]

Charging Up the Future of Cell Phones

(DGIwire) – Sick of sitting on the airport floor in the vicinity of an electrical outlet while that cell phone charges up? Those days might be coming to an end in the not-too-distant future. According to a recent article in R&D Magazine, ZapGo Ltd., a company based in Oxford, England, is working on a new […]

Cordless Drills: 4 Features to Know

(DGIwire) – Cordless drills come in handy for almost every DIY and home improvement project, but users ought to know beforehand how to maximize their effectiveness. After all, to properly use a drill takes more than just fitting the bit and pulling the trigger. Here are four aspects of cordless drill operation to keep in […]

Smartphone Getting Hot? Read This Now

(DGIwire) – By now, the image of a smartphone engulfed in flames is firmly embedded in the public’s mind, thanks to some unfortunate headlines over the past few years. Being aware of the issue of phones catching fire is one thing—but what if the problem hits a lot closer to home? Here are some important […]

Suffering from Low Battery Anxiety? Look Out for This Product

(DGIwire) – For many folks, seeing their smartphone’s battery getting low will leave them panicked, annoyed and hunting for a spare charger. According to a recent article in the Daily Mail, this condition has been dubbed “low battery anxiety” by a major smartphone manufacturer. After surveying 2,000 adult smartphone users in the U.S. in 2016, […]

Dyson Invests $1.4B in Battery Tech: Does This Company Have an Answer?

It has been reported recently that Dyson will spend $1.44 billion (£1 billion) on Li-ion battery development over the next five years. But is an Oxford, UK-based company already closer to a revolutionary breakthrough in this area of technology which may cause Li-ion to be ultimately obsolete? Zap&Go has the first Carbon-Ion™ cell that is […]

A Smartphone’s Departure Puts New Focus on Batteries

(DGIwire) – January 5, 2017 was the last day many owners of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphone were able to use their devices. As widely reported, the phone is under a worldwide recall after many overheated and caused fires. On January 5, Verizon and AT&T rolled out a software update to prevent the phone […]

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