Dedicated bus lanes, subway-like stations, intermodal terminals and infrastructure improvements to move buses more efficiently are all features you might see in one of the many Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) systems that are popping up in cities all over the world. After the success of the world’s first BRT in Curitiba, Brazil, planners (more…)
I have to say that I was impressed with most of the speakers at the EV Update show in San Diego last week.
Frankly, I didn’t expect to be. In the trade shows I frequent, I’m often shocked at how many presenters abuse the platform to promote their company, or the basic business concept that the company (more…)
Economists at the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) said that a small tax on international airline tickets could raise $10bn a year. The money could be used to help people adapt to the impacts of climate change.
The idea is laid out in a paper written by Tom Birch and Muyeye Chambwera which (more…)
Five major U.S. companies, including shipping giants FedEx and United Parcel Service, have committed to partner with the Obama administration in support of a national effort to reduce fossil fuel consumption.
As charter members of the so-called National Clean Fleets Partnership, the (more…)
Cycling England is was a government-backed transportation research, design and development program. Since 1995 they have awakened countless sluggish British townspeople to the possibilities of pedal power. In six years the number of children cycling to school doubled and the national trend of decline in cycling was reversed. The town of Lancaster added (more…)
This October, for the first time since 2009, the World Solar Challenge will be held to see what the best and the brightest from universities and companies around the world can bring together for a race spanning Australia from North to South. With the race months away, information about some of the potential candidates has been popping up on and off recently (more…)
The European Commission has adopted Transport 2050, a plan to increase mobility and decrease oil dependence which also reduces carbon emissions from the transportation sector by 60%. Eliminating conventionally fueled cars from city centers is a key tenet to the plan. U.K. Transport Minister Norman Baker said that such a decision rests in the authority of the (more…)
One of the key concerns with the growth of electric vehicles is whether the United States electric grid will be able to manage the growth of vehicles plugged in. This is particularly a concern in areas that have experienced rolling brown and black outs during summer months when the air conditioning is cranking on high. Add to this, potential fresh concerns over nuclear power (more…)
As if we don’t have enough phobias already, now there is range anxiety, a malady brought on by the electric car. But it’s okay; there is a cure, or rather an app for that.
Studies indicate that many electric car drivers – and those considering joining the ranks – suffer the fear of running out of power and being stranded with a dead (more…)
The system is the first to offer consumers a simple way to charge their EVs with the ease of hands-free, automatic technology.
Google is famous for giving the digital generation what it wants, so it only makes sense that the search giant would branch out into other technologies it feels are worth of its attention. So it shouldn’t come (more…)