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Bombardier gets help from Airbus.

Tue 17 Oct 2017, 11:46 am by papa_umau

European aerospace firm Airbus is to take a majority stake in Bombardier's C-Series jet project.

Bombardier has faced a series of problems over the plane, most recently a trade dispute in the US that imposed a 300% import tariff.

Bombardier's Northern Ireland's director Michael Ryan said the deal was "great news" for the Belfast operation.

About 1,000 staff work on the C-Series at a …

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Even the oil companies are relenting now.

Mon 16 Oct 2017, 11:33 am by papa_umau

Shell buys its first electric car charging station firm in Europe

Even oil companies have begun to realize the future will not be nearly as reliant on fossil fuels, and Royal Dutch Shell is moving to safeguard its future business.

The Dutch oil company acquired NewMotion, an electric-car charging station firm, for an undisclosed price.

DON'T MISS: [url=http://www.greencarreports.com/news/1108715_shell-fuel-stations-in-u-k-netherlands-to-add-electric-car-charging]Shell fuel stations in U.K., Netherlands to …


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A new and easy way to insert photos into you're posts.

Sat 14 Oct 2017, 12:07 pm by papa_umau

Hi to all Robsters.

I thought I might tell you about the latest bit of software upgrade that Forumotion has done to the forums.

If you want to insert a photo you have seen somewhere, all you need to do now is right-click on it, click on the "copy" option that will come up and paste it into you're writing page.

( the "paste" option is available as a keyboard shortcut by using keys ctrl and "V" …

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California ready for a big fight with Trump.

Tue 10 Oct 2017, 12:10 pm by papa_umau

Bill could ban gasoline and diesel-car sales in California by 2040

California, long a leader in emission reduction and electric-car incentives, may be ready to take the next big step: a full ban on the sale of new cars powered by gasoline or diesel.

Such a ban would follow India, the United Kingdom, France, the Netherlands, Norway, and others around the world with aggressive targets to reduce …

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Los Angeles Metro orders 100 electric buses.

Sat 14 Oct 2017, 11:56 am by papa_umau

As part of its bid to go green, America's second-largest bus system has placed an order for up to 100 New Flyer Xcelsior Charge all-electric buses.

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LA Metro) has ordered 35 buses and has the option to purchase an additional 65.



L.A.'s new buses are New Flyer's latest design. They …

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One for Zathrus.

Fri 06 Oct 2017, 12:10 pm by papa_umau

Nissan e-NV200 electric van gets longer-range battery

While U.S. buyers eagerly await the arrival of the 2018 Nissan Leaf electric car at dealerships early next year, the company has updated another of its electric vehicles as well.

Unfortunately, it's one that the company has no current plans to sell in North America.

That's the new longer-range version of the Nissan e-NV200 small delivery …

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Debbie McGee makes Strictly Come Dancing boo-boo.

Mon 09 Oct 2017, 11:43 am by papa_umau

DO NOT READ ON IF YOU DO NOT WANT TO KNOW THE IDENTITY OF THE LATEST PERSON TO LEAVE STRICTLY COME DANCING.



Debbie McGee accidentally revealed the name of the latest Strictly evictee - hours before it was confirmed.

Speaking on BBC Berkshire on Sunday morning, she said she was "very sad" to see the Reverend Richard Coles go.

After realising her mistake, McGee tried to cover it up with an …

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One for the Game of Thrones fans.

Thu 28 Sep 2017, 12:13 pm by papa_umau

Jon Snow to marry Game of Thrones flame-haired archer wildling, Ygritte.

For those of us that might have been annoyed that Kit Harington, ( Jon Snow ), and Amelia Clarke, ( Daeneris Targeryan ), have been linked together in real life; for people like me, who are deeply in love with Daeneris Targeryan, ( The white/ fire/ Queen , Mother of Dragons ), we will be happy to learn that Kit …

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The world's third largest battery firm will ally with VW.

Wed 04 Oct 2017, 3:45 pm by papa_umau

World's 3rd largest battery firm may ally with VW for electric cars in China


Many automakers have announced they will electrify entire vehicle portfolios in the years to come. With more electrified cars on the road, battery production will become increasingly more important.

Adding to the positive outlook for lithium-ion cell makers is Volkswagen's potential partnership with CATL (Contemporary …

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