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A New Wave of Brainy Bikes Do Everything but Ride Themselves

March 21, 2019

Via: Wired

THE TOP OF Monarch Crest trail outside Salida, Colorado, provides a stunning view, a 360-degree vista of the Continental Divide and the 14,000-foot Collegiate Peaks towering to the north. But as I clip into my mountain bike’s pedals, I’ve got […]


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Tesla Unveils Model Y Crossover, but Delivery Time Reignites Cash Concerns

March 15, 2019

Via: Transport Topics

Elon Musk’s unveiling of a new electric vehicle that Tesla Inc. won’t deliver to customers for another year and a half rekindled concerns about the company’s cash position. The Model Y crossover the chief executive officer debuted late March 14 […]


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71% of Americans Still Leery of Self-Driving Cars

March 14, 2019

Via: Transport Topics

Seven in 10 Americans don’t want to go anywhere near self-driving cars. The portion of Americans who fear autonomous vehicles — 71% in AAA’s latest survey — virtually is unchanged from a year ago and up 8 percentage points from […]


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Autonomous vehicles could be an environmental boon or disaster, depending on public policy

March 12, 2019

Via: ScienceDaily

Widespread use of autonomous vehicles (AVs) could either massively increase or drastically cut greenhouse gas emissions depending, in large part, on public policy, according to new research from Princeton University. “We need fuel economy standards to ensure the cars are […]


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Mercedes Remakes the Minivan as an All-Electric Luxury Ride

March 5, 2019

Via: Wired

IT WASN’T SO long ago that if you had a family to haul hither and thither, you got a minivan. In 2000, Americans bought 1.25 million of the things. By 2007, though, that number had dropped to 800,000, and it […]


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Two mail giants commit to 100% electric vehicles

March 4, 2019

Via: TreeHugger

Fleet purchasing may turn out to be critical to electrification. There’s little doubt that corporate support for renewables has served as an important backstop against political obstructionism, and we may soon start to see a similar dynamic when it comes […]


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Tesla finally releases its ‘affordable’ Model 3

March 1, 2019

Via: TreeHugger

It was a while coming, but this could be a pretty big deal for your average buyer. Ever since Tesla started talking about the Model 3, electric car nerds (and just about everyone else too) has been talking about its […]


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Tesla’s Model 3 Dominated Global Electric-Car Market in 2018

February 25, 2019

Via: Transport Topics

Tesla Inc.’s Model 3 sedan took command of the global electric-car market last year, outselling the nearest competitor by about 50%. In its first full year on the market, Model 3 sales surged to about 138,000 units, easily beating the […]


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Hyundai Nexo Review: The Hydrogen Fuel Cell-Powered Electric SUV

February 22, 2019

Via: Wired

Watching the Hyundai pull into the parking spot, I cringe a bit with the stress that strikes when I feel like I’m holding other people up. The car is wiggling backward and forward, backward and forward, trying to fit into […]


Impact & Regulations, Vehicles

Lyft backs lawsuit against EPA fuel economy roll back

February 20, 2019

Via: TreeHugger

Big Auto is increasingly coming up against Big Tech. Most TreeHuggers know that Big Auto is busy opposing fuel efficiency standards, even as they claim to be preparing for an electric future. Fortunately, they are not the only corporate special […]