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15

Sep

Goodbye to cars: Why we should take a good look at Finland’s phone-based mobility systemHelsinki is experimenting with a plan to match people with rides, making cars unnecessary.

Goodbye to cars: Why we should take a good look at Finland’s phone-based mobility system
Helsinki is experimenting with a plan to match people with rides, making cars unnecessary.

12

Sep

What if everyone swapped their cars for bikes?Cleaner air, better health, and more productivity at work…these are just a few of the perks we would all enjoy if there were more bikes and fewer cars on the road.

What if everyone swapped their cars for bikes?
Cleaner air, better health, and more productivity at work…these are just a few of the perks we would all enjoy if there were more bikes and fewer cars on the road.

21

Aug

Forget electric cars; it’s time for electric boats!Lightweight, inexpensive battery packs are making electric propulsion practical, for everything from yachts and launches to pontoon boats. (Planes, too, but that’s another story.)

Forget electric cars; it’s time for electric boats!
Lightweight, inexpensive battery packs are making electric propulsion practical, for everything from yachts and launches to pontoon boats. (Planes, too, but that’s another story.)

31

Jul

Infiniti’s plans for a high-end electric are back on trackThe Japanese automaker announced — then withdrew — the LE electric, but now there are hints that it’s back on the schedule. Will it be the second EV to charge wirelessly? That’s the big question.

Infiniti’s plans for a high-end electric are back on track
The Japanese automaker announced — then withdrew — the LE electric, but now there are hints that it’s back on the schedule. Will it be the second EV to charge wirelessly? That’s the big question.

24

Jul

fromgrapevine:

Flying cars are almost here at last, and their first stop is Tel Aviv
SkyTran CEO Jerry Sanders says his new elevated transit system is going to transform transportation.

23

Jul

Europe is going car-free (and loving it)Looking to reduce pollution and congestion, European cities are banning vehicular traffic — and creating vibrant shopping zones in the process.

Europe is going car-free (and loving it)
Looking to reduce pollution and congestion, European cities are banning vehicular traffic — and creating vibrant shopping zones in the process.

02

Jul

For Europe’s new plug-in hybrids, price matters (a lot)Audi and Volvo will roll out luxury electric cars in the U.S. market early next year. Both companies admire Tesla’s strategy, but can they match the Model S as objects of desire?

For Europe’s new plug-in hybrids, price matters (a lot)
Audi and Volvo will roll out luxury electric cars in the U.S. market early next year. Both companies admire Tesla’s strategy, but can they match the Model S as objects of desire?

11

Jun

treehugger:

Building an up-cycled, open source cargo bike for a city of hills

04

Jun

treehugger:

This “Walking Bicycle” combines walking with biking for die-hard pedestrians. See the video here.

treehugger:

This “Walking Bicycle” combines walking with biking for die-hard pedestrians. See the video here.

06

May

5 reasons to give up your carThe average American shells out nearly $10,000 for a year of driving privileges. With other options increasingly available, is it really worth it?

5 reasons to give up your car
The average American shells out nearly $10,000 for a year of driving privileges. With other options increasingly available, is it really worth it?