Energy & Green Tech

Long-haul trucking meets megawatt-scale charging

Transitioning long-haul trucks from diesel to electric power will require convenient ways to rapidly recharge electric vehicle batteries at power-plant scale. Researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory have designed architecture, ...

Energy & Green Tech

Lamborghini hits accelerator on electric future

Italian sports car maker Lamborghini on Tuesday unveiled Tuesday a 1.5-billion-euro ($1.8 billion) electrification plan for its luxury vehicles, joining a global push away from fossil fuels at the risk of upsetting fans.


Electrification originally referred to the build out of the electrical generating and distribution systems which occurred in the United States, England and other countries from the mid 1880's until around 1940 and is in progress in developing countries. This also included the change over from line shaft and belt drive using steam engines and water power to electric motors. Electrification was called "the greatest engineering achievement of the 20th Century" by the National Academy of Engineering. (Viewable on line)

An alternate definition refers to the modification of a system so that it operates using electricity such as the change of railroad locomotives from steam or diesel to electricity.

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