22 Jun '18, 12pm

Amazon's drones vs. on-road electric delivery vans

The rising tech giants like publicity stunts that give their audience the impression they are at the forefront of innovation; one of such examples is the delivery drone being developed by Amazon that can operate round the clock and bring parcels and packages straight to your doorstep. While these projects are worth following, it is unlikely that they will see the light of day ubiquitously, due to unresolved issues like flying range and limited space to land. In the meantime, however, the transportation industry is renewing itself from within. With on-road transport accounting for up to 70% of all transported goods worldwide, and the almost entirety of the associated vehicle fleet relying on dirty diesel engines, it is clear that new propulsion technologies are needed; not only to reduce CO2 emissions, but also to address other issues like noise pollution in city centres an...

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