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Uber’s new auto rickshaw service in India, allowing cash payments for first time

April 13th, 2015 at 1:30 pm » Comments Off

The taxi hailing app war is heating up in India.  Late last week, news of Ola’s latest $310 million funding round surfaced, then just a few hours later, Uber introduced its first service that allows for cash payments in the country.  

Automakers rushing to double electric car milage

April 4th, 2015 at 12:51 pm » Comments Off

Betting that technical breakthroughs by big battery suppliers such as LG Chem Ltd will jump-start demand and pull them abreast of Tesla Motors Inc, global automakers are readying a new generation of mass-market electric cars with more than double the driving range of today’s Nissan Leaf.  

EV battery costs ‘probably’ already lower than 2020 projections

April 2nd, 2015 at 6:14 pm » Comments Off

According to a new study in Nature Climate Change electric vehicle battery pack costs are falling so fast that they are probably already cheaper than what was expected for 2020.  

Elon Musk: Charging locations to be “Virtually Everywhere”

March 30th, 2015 at 7:38 pm » Comments Off

If you are familiar with electric car manufacturer Tesla Motors, you have probably heard of its Superchargers, the rapidly expanding network of charging locations is enabling long-distance travel in the Model S in the U.S., Canada, Europe, Australia, China, and Japan.  

London mayor approves the first superhighway for bikes

February 10th, 2015 at 4:16 pm » Comments Off

A bike lane that is separate from the regular roadway, but runs alongside it with a protected space in between is called a segregated bike lane. This lane prevents accidents between cyclists and motorists and allows cyclists to ride without fear from one location to another.    

Tesla Motors “Destination Charging”: Fast-Growing Network Beyond Superchargers

January 28th, 2015 at 11:00 am » Comments Off

One of the most commonly cited arguments against electric cars is range anxiety.  Tesla Motors has been rapidly expanding its Supercharger network in the U.S., Canada, Europe, and Asia to combat this fear of not having a place to charge before your battery quits.

BMW, VW join forces to build fast-charging stations for electric cars in US

January 27th, 2015 at 1:00 pm » Comments Off

German car companies, BMW and Volkswagen are teaming up with ChargePoint to install a network of fast-charging stations for electric cars in the U.S.

Electric buses on the rise

January 26th, 2015 at 1:36 pm » Comments Off

Electric bus in NYC Electric cars have come a long way and they continue to wrestle more market share from their fossil-fueled counterparts, but electric cars can only take us so far.  Electric buses, on the other hand, are a lot more exciting and becoming more commonplace.

Light Particles that are Faster than Light

January 12th, 2015 at 3:28 pm » Comments Off

A new paper claims to demonstrate that neutrinos not only travel faster than the speed of light, but have the brain-twisting characteristic of “imaginary mass”, a property that means they actually speed up as they lose energy.

How Elon Musk’s Hyperloop will Change Transportation

January 11th, 2015 at 3:17 pm » Comments Off

San Francisco to Los Angeles in 35 minutes flat—that was the dream of the Hyperloop. Back in 2013, Elon Musk introduced the world to this dream with a 60-page white paper. The paper caused a stir. The idea—a levitating, solar-power, supersonic train—was both pure geek porn and a transportation revolution in the making. It definitely […]

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