It turns out Saudi Arabia’s investments in companies, such as $3.5 spent on Uber in 2016, were partly behind the country’s decision to finally allow women to drive.
Last week, Sadiq Khan, the Mayor of London, called out Germany’s leading automakers, urging them to contribute to the city’s air quality programs. Khan has argued that diesel vehicles manufactured by BMW, Mercedes-Benz and Volkswagen have been contributing to London’s worsening air pollution and as a result, increased public health problems.
GM just announced big EV plans but the real surprise is that hydrogen fuel cell EVs play a big role in GM’s zero emission fleet of the future.
The British discount airline easyJet made waves over the past week in announcing a partnership with U.S.-based Wright Electric to develop an all-electric commercial airplane that could launch within a decade. Is such technology a reality in the near future, or just a public relations stunt?
JetBlue has boosted its relief and recovery operations for Puerto Rico with an extended three-month push to help the U.S. territory rebuild. Dubbed “100x35JetBlue,” the program includes 35 various programs the airline says it will launch, starting with discounted fares that aim to help the island rebuild.
Chariot, a San Francisco-based startup that allows commuters in four U.S. cities to find a shuttle ride with a smartphone app, believes it can complement public transportation and ridesharing options in crowded urban centers.
The U.S. energy infrastructure has been in the news this week as the devastation from Hurricane Harvey continues to ripple through the Gulf Coast region of Texas, a major oil and gas hub. The hurricane demonstrates some of the risks of centralized production and processing. But efforts are already underway to diversify our mix of clean energy.
Automakers and other diesel stakeholders failed to come up with a groundbreaking solution to diesel’s local air pollution issue at the recent Diesel Summit in Berlin. Absent an industry solution, they make be stuck with whatever policy-makers decide.
New electric vehicles that can support mass transit are on the horizon, according to an announcement by the Department of Energy Vehicle Technologies Office. The office has just dolled out $13.4 million to encourage the production of alternative fuel vehicles that can support community mass transit.
Automakers such as Ford are rallying fast and nimbly to not only stay relevant, but thrive in the near future. And this future is one of electric vehicles, self-driving cars and mobility as a service.
Beginning next year, wind power will supply the electricity needs for all of the major airports in the Netherlands. The power will amount to 200 GWh, or enough to electrify 60,000 Dutch households.
Toyota and 7-Eleven have joined forces to measure how hydrogen can reduce the carbon emissions of convenience stores and delivery trucks in Japan.
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.