So you remember when we all used to laugh at electric cars? Call them glorified golf carts? Yeah well about that. Tesla clearly broke the ice with the original Sportster, but now the whole battery powered thing is moving in an entirely new direction. ...
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The Red Ferret Journal - gadgets, cool sites, freeware and tech trivia - 5 new articles


eDumper – and you thought EVs were limited to cars and golf carts?

So you remember when we all used to laugh at electric cars? Call them glorified golf carts? Yeah well about that. Tesla clearly broke the ice with the original Sportster, but now the whole battery powered thing is moving in an entirely new direction. Heavy industrial machinery. Take for instance, this Swiss made eDumper.  The fully electric dump truck ain't no Tonka Toy (look it up).  The beast is expected to move 300,000 tons of rock every year for the next 10 years and will save up to 1300 tons of CO2e and 500,000 litres of diesel. That's big numbers.

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Infinix Zero 8 – This $220 phone is a Gaming Beast! [REVIEW]

The Infinix Zero 8 comes in at around $220 and can do everything a flagship phone can do. continue reading

     


eBussy – EV van car camper concept looks neat but implausible

So, another day, another EV. The latest in the flood of electric vehicle concepts is this eBussy. Not just a vehicle, mind you. More a work of art. It comes in modular form, which means it can be converted into various types of EV, ranging from a standard van, to a pick up to camper and so on. You get the picture. Ambitious right? Well so are the specs, price and delivery. It's scheduled to have a starting price of around €15,800, and arrive sometime at the end of 2021. The tech specs also look a little ambitious, even if it is a German based operation.

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Trinidad is facing an ecological disaster as derelict oil tanker with 60 million gallons of oil slowly sinks off the coast

The latest horror show involving a desperate oil industry involves an elderly oil tanker moored off the coast of Trinidad which is in imminent danger of sinking and spilling 60 million gallons of crude oil into the sea. Something needs to be done. Fast. continue reading

     
 

TreeCard – this free debit card plants trees when you shop

OK so we're not huge fans of clever marketing disguised as environmental action, but the pedigree of this new initiative seems sound. The Ecosia people - who plant trees when you use their search tools - have just released a new free debit card called TreeCard. The idea is that for every $60 you spend, they will plant a tree in your forest. It's cute, and while some may consider it a gimmick, the fact is that Ecosia has already planted 100 million trees over the past 10 years, so they do what they say.

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