UK Banning Diesel and Gasoline Fueled Cars and Vans After 2040

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.

All-Electric, Autonomous Container Ship Sets Sail in 2018

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.

The Health Impacts of Rush Hour Pollution

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.

‘Fossil Fuels are Dead’ Says Coal Transport Magnate

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.

Skyrocketing Subprime Auto Loan Defaults Put Cities’ Transport Systems at Risk

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.

First Tesla Model 3s Roll Off Assembly Line Friday

According to Elon Musk, the much-anticipated Tesla Model 3 will roll off the assembly line on Friday. Musk announced on Twitter that the first 30 units will be presented to their new owners on July 28.

Chinese Battery Manufacturers Take on Tesla

Elon Musk has boasted about Tesla’s battery storage capacity, but the evidence suggests China’s energy storage sector could dwarf Tesla and its gigafactories by 2021.

U-Haul Invests in New England Wild Spaces

U-Haul and supermarket supplier C&S Wholesale Grocers announced a commitment to work with The Conservation Fund to offset their wood consumption by boosting the protection of a forest ecosystem in rural New Hampshire.

Uber CEO Kalanick Steps Down

The newswires have aligned with the company’s description as “taking leave” and an eventual “diminished” role, but for all intents and purposes, Travis Kalanick is out as CEO of Uber.