environmental issues

10th May 2022

How to make your car battery last longer

How to make your car battery last longer

If you want to minimise your carbon footprint, an electric car will usually be a better choice than one that uses fossil fuels. You can further reduce your impact on the environment – and the cost of running your vehicle – by taking care of your car battery. In this post, we’re talking about how to prolong EV battery life.

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26th April 2022

What happens to old satellites?

What happens to old satellites?

There are thousands of artificial satellites orbiting Earth, carrying out tasks from navigation to enabling communications to wildfire monitoring. What happens when a satellite reaches the end of its life, though?

There are two main ways old satellites are disposed of: they’re brought back to Earth, or they’re sent further away. We’re going to take a look at those disposal methods here.

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14th December 2021

COP26: long-distance driving in an electric car

COP26: long-distance driving in an electric car

How far can you go in an electric car? Although electricity is cleaner than petrol power, some drivers are still skittish about buying an electric vehicle because they’re concerned about how the battery will handle long distances.

At Darwin, we decided to demonstrate that EVs are a viable choice for a long journey. To get to COP26, our co-founder Daniela Petrovic and our chief drone pilot David Owens drove from Oxfordshire to Glasgow in an electric car.

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12th November 2021

Blue Door podcast: The environmental benefits of connected transportation

Blue Door podcast: The environmental benefits of connected transportation

David Owens, Darwin’s head of technical trials and chief pilot, went on O2 Business’s Blue Door podcast this week to talk about the environmental benefits of connected transportation.

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10th November 2021

Smart, Green, Connected Vehicles: The Future of Transportation

Smart, Green, Connected Vehicles: The Future of Transportation

It was a pleasure to be involved with the University of Glasgow’s ‘Smart, Green, Connected Vehicles: The Future of Transportation’ panel on 4 November! The occasion marked the opening of the Darwin Innovation Lab at the University of Glasgow.

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