On April 7, Wiebe Wakker made history by completing the longest trip ever recorded in an electric car. He drove from the Netherlands to Sydney, Australia. Mr. Wakker is now continuing his journey to New Zealand.
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A company called Einride has begun using driverless electric trucks on a public road in Sweden. The project is testing ideas that could bring important changes in transportation.
May 19 brought the end of the largest election in the world, with around 900 million people voting in India. The huge, six-week election will decide who will lead the country for the next five years.
The air pollution in Mexico City has gotten so bad that the mayor called an emergency. Schools were closed on Thursday and Friday. The emergency was finally ended on Saturday.
Germany has opened a special electric highway for trucks. The system allows trucks which run on both diesel fuel and electricity to recharge their batteries while driving.
Many drivers of the ride-hailing companies Uber and Lyft stopped work on Wednesday. The strikes came as both companies are getting a lot of attention and making big changes in the way the world gets around.
Airplanes and airlines have been making the headlines lately - sometimes for unpleasant reasons and sometimes for funny ones. NFK takes a look at a few of the air travel stories in the news recently.
Volvo says that beginning in 2020, it will limit the speed of all of its cars to 112 miles per hour (180 kilometers per hour). The car maker hopes the move will lead to better safety.
Grocery stores are testing different ways of delivering orders using self-driving cars. Companies are experimenting more as self-driving cars get better and the pressure from online stores like Amazon gets stronger.
To recap 2018, NewsForKids.net is taking a look back at some of the most interesting stories we've covered this year.
Today we're looking at some offbeat stories from the world of transportation.