Through hurricanes and flooding, Jerry Mohn has waited a long time for the federal government to build the kind of protective barrier that could shield Galveston’s coastline from devastating storm surges triggered by massive weather events. In 2008, Hurricane Ike devastated the island town with head-high floodwaters and 110-mile-per-hour winds that caused billions of dollars of damage and killed dozens of people. “Look what happened with Ike — the same thing could happen again,” said Mohn, a longtime Galveston resident and beach preservation advocate. “It devastated Galveston Island completely, the downtown flooded, all the beaches were destroyed — it was just really bad.” Protecting Galveston isn’t the only goal of a massive series of infrastructure projects meant to limit the devastation from extreme weather. Scientists have modeled worst-case scenario storms that also make clear the potential for devastation in nearby Houston . Given that the state’s largest city is … [Read more...] about Texas may get a coastal storm barrier, but will it be too late?
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Electric two-wheeler manufacturer Hero Electric has partnered with Autovert Technologies to offer what is described as 'alternative ownership models' for Hero Electric's new customers. Under the partnership, Autovert, a fintech start-up, will allow new customers of Hero Electric to opt for subscription-based plans for an all-inclusive price at the time of purchasing a new Hero Electric two-wheeler. The all-inclusive subscription plans will start for as low as ₹ 2,999 per month, and will allow Hero Electric customers to avail the electric two-wheeler, along with bundled services such as comprehensive insurance, service and maintenance, loyalty bonuses and upgrade options. Also Read: Hero Electric Announces Discounts On Electric Scooters Commenting on the collaboration, Sachin Mehta, Co-Founder and Director, Autovert Technologies said, "Customers today are looking for alternative ownership options apart from ease of usage. The future of affordable personal mobility is electric … [Read more...] about Hero Electric Announces Subscription-Based Financing Plans
Electric Vehicle start-up, EV Motors has launched its first public EV charging outlet- PlugNgo in India, assembled at the DLF area in Gurgaon, Haryana. EV Motors has tied up with DLF, Delta Electronics India and ABB India for further development and expansion of the project. It will be spending $ 200 million in next five years and plans to set up 6500 EV charging stations across India. The chargers will be assembled at malls and commercial complexes which will be networked and connected to PlugNgo cloud based integrated software program. In next 12 months, EV motors will set up 20 outlets in the Delhi-NCR followed by expanding its reach to other cities including, Bengaluru, Chandigarh, Jaipur, Ahmedabad, Kanpur, Kolkata, Mumbai, Pune, Hyderabad, Amritsar, Bhubaneshwar, Cochin, Indore, and Chennai and will also be setting up service centres at each of these cities. Speaking at the launch, Vinit Bansal, Managing Director, EV Motors India said, "For the nation to progress towards the … [Read more...] about EV Motors Launches Its First Public Charging Outlet In Delhi-NCR