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Inside Sweden’s electric flight school
A new electric flight school in Sweden is inspiring a future of emission-free aviation. Monocle takes to the sky, tries out the first fully electric plane to be approved for use in Europe and hears how Skellefteå has become a hotbed of green start-ups. Read more in the June issue of the magazine.
Inside Tokyo’s colourful community bus
An electric bus service has injected a new playfulness into a borough of Tokyo in need of a revamp. We hop aboard and meet Eiji Mitooka, its creator and Japan’s foremost train designer, who explains why he puts fun at the top of his list when designing public transport. All aboard! Read more in the June issue of the magazine.
Inside the airship industry
Airships, once tipped to be the future of flight, are now largely used as costly billboards that drift across cities or over major sporting events. We travelled to Friedrichshafen in Germany to take a peek inside one of the world’s few commercial operations and explore this niche area of aviation. Read more on the story in the November issue of Monocle magazine.
Power pack – driving renewables
A trip to Iceland for a masterclass in sustainable living and a whizz around Audi’s electric car plant in Brussels leaves Monocle Films with a positive vision of the future.
My life as a tram
Loved by their loyal passengers, Zürich’s trams are not only punctual but also contribute to the city’s identity. Hop on board as we introduce you to the fleet that makes the Swiss city tick.
When it comes to moving people effortlessly through and between cities, who is getting it right? And how do we make cities where mobility works for young and old alike?
Monocle Films meets the little-known International Ice Patrol that is keeping ships safe as they navigate Atlantic waters.
Tasmania: buoyant business
Monocle Films meets a world-class ship builder that’s staying afloat despite being adrift in far-flung Tasmania. Incat’s prized vessels have set records for speed but it’s the island’s skilled workers that keep the company on an even keel.
The roadhouses along the Great Northern Highway in Western Australia are vital, serviceable sanctuaries for the truck drivers who frequent them. Monocle hits the road to meet the characters who rely on these outback pit-stops.
Flights of fancy
From state-of-the-art evacuation slides to the perfect mid-flight chocolate mousse, Monocle Films samples the innovation on offer at the world’s leading trade fair devoted to enhancing the in-flight experience.
Transport Top 25: Getting you up to speed
Monocle's annual round up of all that's innovative in transport – from welcome revivals to groundbreaking functionality and design.
Outback innovator - Tomcar
Melbourne firm Tomcar has repurposed an Israeli war machine for the Aussie outback. Monocle looks at how its canny approach could be a roadmap for Australia's ailing automotive industry.
The battle for orders in the single-aisle jet market is heating up as smaller manufacturers with all-new aeroplanes look to steal market share from Airbus and Boeing. We take a look at the top three upcoming offerings.