Electric-scooter sharing service Scoot Networks plans to bring hundreds of new, American-made machines to the streets of San Francisco. 3p’s Phil Covington spoke with Scoot’s CEO about the expansion plan, and took a ride on one of the shiny new scooters.
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TriplePundit spoke to Matt Horton, Proterra’s vice president of sales, upon the news that the electric bus company surpassed 2 million miles of service in the United States.
Analysts for Bloomberg New Energy Finance predict that electric vehicles will comprise 35 percent of global new car sales by 2040. Do the numbers stack up? 3p’s Phil Covington takes a closer look.
Last week Ford Motor Co. announced that it will join a nonprofit coalition of leading electronic companies dedicated to improving social, environmental and ethical conditions in their global supply chains.
Pedal Forward, the makers of an American-made bamboo bicycle, are out to leverage sales to help the homeless find jobs here in the U.S. and boost access to transportation overseas.
The Super Bowl 50 Host Committee says this year’s game will be the greenest one yet. The committee aims to achieve a “green legacy” by putting together what it describes as a “net-positive” event.
This week’s Economist ran a couple of articles reporting that demand for lithium-ion batteries is surging, with lithium itself being, “one of the world’s only hot commodities.” That’s remarkable with crude at today’s rock-bottom prices.
Another year, another resolution to shed those stubborn pounds. You’ll probably see some good results at first, and then … well, you know how the story typically ends. TriplePundit contributor Bill Roth knows the struggle, so he devised an alternative plan from his perspective as a professional economist.
It seems EV owners are a loyal bunch: 92 percent of battery electric vehicle (BEV) owners and 94 percent of plug-in hybrid-electric (PHEV) vehicle owners plan to purchase another electric vehicle in the future, according to a recent Ford survey.
Ford is about to launch a data-driven initiative to track urban cyclists as they commute through city streets. By mounting a device on a thousand bikes across the country, the automaker hopes to understand more about urban cycling and how it fits into a modern multi-modal transportation system.
Feb. 5 marked the two-year anniversary of paper giant Asia Pulp and Paper’s commitment to halt further felling of the natural rainforest in all of its 38 supplier concessions in Indonesia. This month, Rainforest Alliance published its evaluation of the first 18 months of its conservation efforts — revealing some success but still much work to be done.
Four-year-old California company Wrightspeed, started by Tesla co-founder Ian Wright, has developed a technology that zeros in on a specific niche of the commercial fleet market, bringing both fuel savings and emissions mitigation for commercial fleet operators.
“We are pleased to be able to reassure everyone that APP and its suppliers have sufficient resource for the company’s 100 percent plantation target,” said Scott Poynton, executive director of TFT, which recently conducted an independent study on the pulp and paper company.