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Ford begins production on StreetScooter WORK XL electric delivery trucks

October 12, 2018

Via: TreeHugger

Given the sheer size of logistics company DHL, it was encouraging when they announced that they were going to start using electric trucks. What was even more encouraging, however, was the fact that they promised to start producing and selling […]


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So, Self-Driving Cars Could Make Humans Unhealthier Than Ever

October 11, 2018

Via: Wired

CARS KILL PEOPLE. More than 37,000 over the course of 2017—what would statistically be considered a ‘good year.’ Big tech has a solution: Have the cars drive themselves, free of the distractions, drunkenness, and other human foibles. Flood the roads […]


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Mich.’s TheRide re-launches bike-share program with new operator

October 8, 2018

Via: Metro Magazine

The Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority (TheRide), the Ann Arbor Downtown Development Authority, the City of Ann Arbor, and the University of Michigan jointly announced that ArborBike, Ann Arbor’s bike-sharing program, will return with Shift Transit as the new operator. […]


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Honda’s Helping GM on Its Quest to Deliver Self-Driving Cars

October 4, 2018

Via: Wired

Cruise, the self-driving car arm of General Motors, has an unexpected new ally in its bid to keep its corporate master at the forefront of an industry enduring its greatest period of change in generations: Honda. In a deal announced […]


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Daimler, Renault-Led Alliance Ready for Self-Driving, Mobility Cooperation

October 3, 2018

Via: Transport Topics

Daimler AG and the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance see opportunities to collaborate on mobility offerings as well as connected and self-driving cars, a move that would push their partnership into new territory. Daimler and Renault-Nissan started working together eight years ago in […]


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Europe: 40% of drivers say next car will be electric

October 3, 2018

Via: TreeHugger

Adoption rates for new technology are weird. For the longest time, it felt like the only people with cell phones were yuppies and drug dealers. And then, all of a sudden, your mom starts texting you emoji-filled missives about your […]


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New Self-Driving Truck Startup Ike Wants to Keep It Simple

October 2, 2018

Via: Wired

IF ANYTHING HAS changed between today and the halcyon days of 2016, it’s that those building and marketing self-driving tech are now less… promise-y. The robots are still coming, the software developers and hardware mavens and balance sheet-wielding CEOs insist. […]


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Ex-Apple engineers unveil a next-generation sensor for self-driving cars

October 1, 2018

Via: The Verge

Aeva, a Mountain View, California-based startup founded only just last year, has built what its two-cofounders claim is a next-generation version of LIDAR, the 3D mapping technology that has become instrumental for how self-driving cars measure the distance of objects […]


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VW promises under $30,000 electric sedan with 200+ mile range

September 28, 2018

Via: TreeHugger

Remember when I wondered about whether to buy the new 150 mile range Nissan Leaf now, or wait for a longer-range, likely more expensive 2019 version? Steve Hanley over at Cleantechnica—extrapolating American numbers from an article in Auto Express—thinks VW […]


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Porsche ditches diesel, embraces electric and hybrid cars instead

September 26, 2018

Via: TreeHugger

While the main focus may have been on Volkswagen, Porsche didn’t escape the diesel emissions cheating scandal unscathed. And much like VW’s fancy new electric efforts, Porsche is trying to follow in the footsteps of its naughty parent company and […]