Transportation

The First Hyperloop Trip Could Happen This Year

While most of us weren't paying attention, a handful of private companies have been quietly working to make Elon Musk's vision of supersonic…

3 Disruptive Technologies Driving Zero-Emission Smart Cars

Three disruptive technologies are enabling companies like Google, GM and Lyft to rethink the design and commercialization of the automobile.

Your 21st-Century Car Will Be Zero-Emissions and Smart

Silicon Valley and Detroit are in a race to reinvent the automobile. 3p economic correspondent Bill Roth makes his predictions about the result.

Demand For Lithium-Ion Batteries Surges in Spite of Cheap Oil

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…

California, Feds Reject Volkswagen Recall ‘Fix’

Last week, the California Air Resources Board and the U.S. EPA said "no deal" to Volkswagen's proposal to buy back some of the…

Shell Plans to Slash Costs, Jobs to Buy LPG Leader

More than six months have passed since Royal Dutch Shell announced its plans to purchase the energy exploration company BG Group, and the…

The VW Scandal Continues: Implications for Corporate Social Responsibility

Volkswagen’s emissions scandal has not only tarnished its own reputation, but also given us a stark lesson in how businesses should (not) approach…

Looking at the Dutch Solar Bike Path After One Year

After one year, researchers are in an educated position to say whether the SolaRoad -- a high-tech bike path in Krommenie, Netherlands --…

Walking and Biking: Good for You and Your Company’s Bottom Line

Organizations of all shapes and sizes are creating walking and biking opportunities for their employees. These programs help businesses to meet their sustainability…

3p Weekend: The Silicon Valley You Won’t See on Postcards

Thanks to the influx of large tech companies, the San Francisco Bay Area has ballooned in both wealth and population over the past…

EPA Drops the Other Shoe On Those Volkswagen Emissions Violations

The Volkswagen emissions scandal keeps growing, as the company fails to reach a recall agreement with the US EPA and gets slapped with…

Smart Growth Can Cure California’s Congestion Crisis

New research shows smart growth can cure California's congestion crisis while creating billions in economic and environmental benefits.

Bikes, Tech, Politics and Passion: A Path To Sustainable Transport

The Thames Deckway in London is envisioned as a robust and steady floating cycle and pedestrian pathway, with less obvious integration of renewable…

Google and Ford to Partner on Driverless Cars

Google and Ford are close to creating a joint venture to develop and manufacture cars that will use Google’s driverless technology, according to…

Elon Musk, Experts: A Zero-Emissions Vehicle Should Be VW’s ‘Punishment’

Tesla's Elon Musk and an impressive list of other tech leaders are calling for the California Air Resources Board to get creative. They…