As the world moves towards a more sustainable future, the pioneers of electric vehicle technology are making significant strides in the industry. This article pays tribute to these innovators and their groundbreaking achievements in electric mobility.

SAS and Heart Aerospace: Pioneering Commercial Electric Flights

SAS, a leading Scandinavian airline, is set to open reservations for its first-ever commercial electric flights in Sweden, Norway, and Denmark on June 2, 2023. These flights will be operated by Heart Aerospace’s ES-30 aircraft, which SAS has signed a letter of support for. The initiative is part of SAS’s goal to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050 and serves as a reminder of the company’s commitment to the environment and investment in new technology.

Alfa Romeo Tonale: A New Benchmark in Plug-in Hybrid SUVs

The all-new Alfa Romeo Tonale is a testament to the brand’s commitment to innovation and sustainability. With an electric range of 33 miles and a total range of 360 miles, the Tonale is the most efficient plug-in hybrid C-SUV in its segment. The vehicle features state-of-the-art electric vehicle technology, including a 15.5-kWh lithium-ion battery and a 90-kW electric motor. In addition, the Tonale is the first car on the market equipped with an NFT digital certificate, based on blockchain technology.

Geotab: Driving Advancements in Electric Vehicle Sustainability

Geotab, a global leader in IoT and connected transportation, has opened its first Innovation and Research Hub in High Wycombe. The hub aims to provide data-based insights to help inform advancements and sustainability in the electric vehicle industry. By collecting comprehensive data on virtually all-electric vehicles since 2000, Geotab is working to reduce issues such as unexpected breakdowns, inefficiency, and decreased productivity in electric vehicles.

Derek Automotive: Celebrating a Legacy of Black Automakers

Derek Automotive, an Atlanta-based automotive company that designs electric vehicles, is the first minority-owned electric vehicle company in the industry. The company pays tribute to former enslaved and trailblazing automaker, C.R. Patterson, who established C.R. Patterson & Sons, the first Black-owned auto manufacturer in America. By converting gasoline-powered cars to electric vehicles and focusing on reducing global carbon emissions, Derek Automotive is carrying on the legacy of innovation and perseverance set by C.R. Patterson over 150 years ago.