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.
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.