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The Sustainability edition, Starbucks, Electric & Solar Powered Cars

Caroline Raper - Friday, November 02, 2018

This week In the News........this week we seem to be drawn to all things sustainable.....

  • Starbucks latest cafes made from shipping containers........
  • Australian Start up Chargefox gets $15m funding for its Ultra-rapid charging stations for electric cars ......
  • Hyundai-Kia unveil roof top solar powered cars ......

StarBucks TAIWAN's new cafe, tetris style.....!

Does this new Starbucks store remind anyone of Tetris….or is it Pick up Sticks?!  This is just the latest of 45 shipping container stores for the brand.  Designed by Japanese architect Kengo Kuma.  Source: Dezeen

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CHARGEFOX & It's $15m investment? 

Australian start up Chargefox has secured funding to launch it's ultra-rapid charging stations, ushering in a new phase in sustainable mobility,  The funding has come from a combination of sources including investment from The Australian Mobility Clubs (NRMA, RACV, RACQ, RAC, RAA and RACT), Wilson Transformers and the founder of Carsales, Greg Roebuck, and grants from Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) and the Victorian Government. The ultra-rapid charging technology allows an EV to add 200 to 400 kilometres of range in just 15 minutes, 15 times faster than typical domestic charging points which take hours. Find out more here

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Source: Manufacturers Monthly 

 SOLAR PANELS TO ADORN CAR ROOFS.....

The next generation of sustainability in automotive power.  Hyundai Motor Group announced earlier this week that electricity generating solar panels would be incorporated onto either the roof or hood of vehicles, with the first generation of the technology expected in 2019.  Read more here
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Source:Manufacturers Monthly

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