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The Detroit Auto Show Proves Americans Sure Love SUVs

January 17, 2019

Via: Wired

THE DETROIT AUTO Show circa 2004: Gas prices are low. Auto sales are is good. Bigger is better. The only electrics on the floor are the hybrids brought along by the Japanese automakers like Toyota and Honda. Tesla is a […]


Vehicles

Electric, Automated Trucks Offer Glimpse of Industry’s Future at CES

January 11, 2019

Via: Transport Topics

LAS VEGAS — Amid a sea of gadgets, drones, robots and virtual reality demos, commercial trucking carved out a significant niche for itself here at the Consumer Electronics Show, the world’s largest technology event. Electric powered and automated trucks provided […]


Infrastructure, Vehicles

VW’s EV Chargers Make Paying for Power Easier Than Ever

January 9, 2019

Via: Wired

DRIVERS OF GASOLINE-POWERED cars have it easy. Gas stations are everywhere. Fill-ups take just a few minutes. Drivers of electric vehicles, not so much. Public charging stations are far from ubiquitous, and boosting a battery means spending at least half […]


Infrastructure, Vehicles

Modern roads were made for bicycles, not cars

January 4, 2019

Via: TreeHugger

Drivers should be thanking 19th century cyclists. Drivers may act like they own the roads today. But paved roads were around before automobiles. Believe it or not, cyclists are to thank for the modern roads we have today. Back in […]


Vehicles

Kango, HopSkipDrive Try to Make Ride-Hail Work for Kids

January 2, 2019

Via: Wired

IT’S A FEW minutes shy of six on a Friday, and Gabriel strolls into the misty San Francisco evening. Seeing his ride, he walks past his ninth-grade classmates loitering around their prep school’s entrance, waiting for a parent or babysitter […]


Vehicles

Forget Elon Musk’s Troubles—Tesla Had a Blockbuster 2018

December 24, 2018

Via: Wired

When I first drove the Tesla Model 3 in March 2018, I attracted so much attention from the denizens of Los Angeles that it bordered on embarrassing. The hoi polloi of Beverly Hills walked right by Lamborghinis and Aston Martins […]


Vehicles

Teslas completed 70% of taxi rides at Amsterdam airport

December 24, 2018

Via: TreeHugger

This is where electric cars really come into their own. There’s a strong case to be made that private car ownership is an inefficient use of resources, even if those cars are electric. But it’s hard to imagine a world […]


Vehicles

Elon Musk unveils the first Boring Company tunnel under Los Angeles

December 19, 2018

Via: TreeHugger

Like a character from Shakespeare, Elon Musk is larger than life, so here’s a look at his tunnel in iambic pentameter. People underestimate Elon Musk at their peril; he has accomplished amazing things. From rockets to electric cars to flamethrowers, […]


Impact & Regulations, Vehicles

Big surprise: Car industry doesn’t like the idea of speed governors

December 17, 2018

Via: TreeHugger

They fought them in 1923 and they are fighting them today. As noted in an earlier post, there is discussion in Europe about installing “Intelligent Speed Assistance” on cars, which is a fancier name for a speed governing device that […]


Vehicles

Volvo’s Voorhoeve Sees Strong 2019 Truck Market

December 13, 2018

Via: Transport Topics

WASHINGTON — The new president of Volvo Trucks North America predicted another banner year for the truck market in 2019 and voiced a desire to promote more respect for the truck driving profession. Peter Voorhoeve, who stepped into that role […]