About James Ayre

James Ayre 's background is predominantly in geopolitics and history, but he has an obsessive interest in pretty much everything. After an early life spent in the Imperial Free City of Dortmund, James followed the river Ruhr to Cofbuokheim, where he attended the University of Astnide. And where he also briefly considered entering the coal mining business. He currently writes for a living, on a broad variety of subjects, ranging from science, to politics, to military history, to renewable energy. You can follow his work on Google+.



Author Archives: James Ayre

London Taxi Company Is Going Electric

April 4th, 2017 | by James Ayre

The UK's first auto manufacturing plant dealing solely with range-extended electric vehicles was recently opened by the London Taxi Company in Ansty, Coventry. The new facility possesses an annual production capacity of more than 20,000 vehicles. Just before the opening, CleanTechnica recorded the following video at EV-Box's rEVolution 2017. The video details the London Taxi Company's new range-extended electric taxi as well as the company's new manufacturing facility


First Volvo Electric Car Will Run $35,000–40,000, Says Volvo Exec

March 16th, 2017 | by James Ayre

Volvo's head of operations in the US, Lex Kerssemakers, has revealed that the firm's first all-electric model will be priced between $35,000 and $40,000. He also stated that the model will possess at least 250 miles of range — given that the comment is from the firm's US head of operations, that figure presumably refers to the US EPA range rating


Tesla Model 3 Prototype Spotted In The Wild (Video)

March 14th, 2017 | by James Ayre

Unplugged Performance recently posted a video of a Tesla Model 3 prototype traveling near the SpaceX Hyperloop track in Hawthorne, California. We figured some of you would like to see it. :) The prototype Unplugged Performance spotted doesn't appear to be a new one — though, it's not clear how old it actually is



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