Push back against Uber and Lyft continues as a Massachusetts report revealed that over 10 percent of drivers affiliated with those ridesharing services had permits denied, often due to a crime record or driving with a suspended license.
The Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility announced that the five companies will adopt “no-fees” recruitment policies, which advocacy groups claim can reduce problems such as bonded labor, the loss of identification documents such as passports and other labor and human rights violations.
A recent United Nations report suggests the global aviation sector could consume as much as one-quarter of the world’s carbon budget by 2050 if technological advancements cannot be met.
Tesla has been silent about the Model 3’s battery, but researchers intrigued by the car’s 220-mile range, motivated in part by the announcement of a 310-mile range option, have been busy cracking the battery’s code.
Toyota is pushing forward with a new five year research project aimed at building a futuristic, carbon-neutral “hydrogen society” network.
The California Air Resources Board (CARB) announced that it had approved the first of four plans of Volkswagen to invest $800 million in zero-emission infrastructure, outreach and electric vehicle access for citizens who live in disadvantaged communities. The first phase, totaling $200 million, has just been launched.
Tesla’s much-anticipated Model 3 electric car made its debut, and so far the reviews have been hot. And never shying away from bravado, the company says it will soon roll out a high-performance option next year – with an eye-popping range of 310 miles per charge.
The government of the United Kingdom has announced that it will ban the sales of diesel- and gasoline-powered passenger vehicles after 2040, mostly in an effort to reduce the impact nitrogen oxides, or NOx, have had on public health.
Two companies in Norway have teamed up to produce a shipping vessel powered by an electric motor instead of dirty bunker fuel. If this technology is successful, it could substantially reduce the carbon footprint of this dirty industry — projected to be responsible for 17 percent of global emissions by 2050.
While sensors monitor pollution near the freeway, what gets sucked into a car’s interior is another matter all together. And it’s linked to heart disease, asthma and other respiratory disease for unlucky drivers.
The CEO of the United States’ third-largest rail transport company has been predicting the end of fossil fuels for a year now. Last week he announced what that would mean for CSX Rail: No new coal cars for a disappearing industry.
3p Weekend: Elon Musk Claims “Verbal Approval” to Build East Coast Underground Hyperloop; Cities Shrug
Elon Musk announced yesterday that he had “verbal government approval” to build an underground tunnel for a Hyperloop that would link New York City and Washington, D.C. Who has provided the mysterious green light to dig underneath multiple states?
Subprime auto loan default rates are rising, which could affect investors worldwide, as they have been purchased these loans through securitized bonds. If the bottom falls out of the market, there could be a huge dent in ridesharing across U.S. cities, as many Uber and Lyft drivers rely on sub prime auto loans to rent cars for work.
Volvo Car Group announced last week that in 2019, every model rolling off the automakers’ assembly line will, at a minimum, be partly powered by an electric battery system.