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AVM Unveils All-Electric Shuttle Bus with Fast-Charging Capability

August 16, 2018

Via: Metro Magazine

This past spring, AVM (Advanced Vehicle Manufacturing) debuted its game-changing all-electric, mid-size 27-foot low-floor shuttle bus that can be fully charged in less than 10 minutes. AVM, a portfolio company of the Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator, powers its shuttles through […]


Travel and Public transit, Vehicles

GreenPower delivers 3 more all-electric buses to City of Porterville

August 14, 2018

Via: Metro Magazine

GreenPower Motor Co. Inc. (GreenPower) received payment for the next three EV350 all-electric transit buses for the City of Porterville, bringing the total electric bus fleet to five. This represents the halfway mark for Porterville’s initial order of 10 zero-emissions […]


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EZ-GO: A fully autonomous, zero emission concept from Renault

August 13, 2018

Via: TreeHugger

TreeHugger has said it many times before, but fully autonomous cars probably won’t look much like cars anymore. And still, cars are so ingrained in our popular consciousness that I, personally, have a hard time picturing what comes next. Fortunately, […]


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Electric car sales up 37% in Europe, 77% in China

August 9, 2018

Via: TreeHugger

When I wrote about UK renewables seeing record-setting production, I noted the slight downside that transport-related emissions were up slightly. But here’s the thing: I would much rather see the grid get greener first, because even if transport-related emissions are […]


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Insurance Institute Spots Problems in Driver Assistance Systems

August 8, 2018

Via: IEEE Spectrum

Electronic safety systems in today’s vehicles don’t always measure up to claims made for them, says a report published Tuesday by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), a non-profit supported by auto insurers. “We zeroed in on situations our […]


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Semi-Autonomous Cars Have Flaws. That’s Why They Need Tests

August 8, 2018

Via: Wired

THESE DAYS, MODERN cars come with sophisticated driver assistance tools, like adaptive cruise control, which maintains a set distance from the car in front, and active steering, which keeps a vehicle in its lane. They can also brake automatically if […]


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As Uber Gives up on Self-Driving Trucks, Kodiak Jumps In

August 7, 2018

Via: Wired

FOR THE DEVELOPERS of self-driving vehicles, semi-trucks are a potential low-hanging fruit. Although big rigs are imposingly, intimidatingly huge, they also predominantly run on freeways and other fixed routes that are simpler to automate. Fleet managers are easier to convince […]


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Surprise! Electric buses are significantly greener across the US

August 7, 2018

Via: TreeHugger

We already know that 84% of new buses will be electric by 2030, which should bode well for inner city air quality. But—just like electric cars—the emissions produced in the generation of electricity need to be taken into account too. […]


Vehicles

Meet Noah, the circular car of the future

July 31, 2018

Via: TreeHugger

Meet Noah. This lightweight plug-in electric city car scoots two people and their stuff around for up to 149 miles (240 km) on a single charge and can reach speeds of 68 miles per hour (110 km/hr). But that’s mundane. […]


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Beyond Elon Musk’s Drama, Tesla’s Cars Are Thrilling Drivers

July 20, 2018

Via: Wired

IF YOU’RE READING a story about Tesla, you’re likely ingesting the level of drama you’d normally expect from a RuPaul drag race. That’s what happens when you combine a high-profile electric car maker, a Harvey Dent-ish stock price, and a […]