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Electric cars are great for U.S. suburbs; cities, not so much

Electric cars are great for U.S. suburbs; cities, not so much

At first glance, electric cars seem particularly well suited to urban driving. Trips are typically short enough to quell range anxiety, and stop-and-go traffic gives drivers plenty of opportunities to make use of regenerative braking. Meanwhile, everyone else likely appreciates the lack of engine... read more

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Traffic in Atlanta, Georgia during rush hour (via Wikimedia)

Jobs Are Getting Further From People; That Means More Driving

For the first time since the postwar suburban boom started 65 years ago, it appears U.S. residents may be starting to drive less. Analysts have noted a stagnation in annual... read more March 30, 2015 by


 
Paris, by Flickr user Alexandre Dulaunoy (Used under CC License)

Days Numbered For Dirtiest Diesels In Europe; France To Phase Out Diesel Fuel

For many European cities, diesel exhaust emissions have become a health as well as an environmental problem. So in addition to promoting electric cars or alternative forms of... read more December 2, 2014 by


 
Indianapolis, by Flickr user ellenm1 (Used under CC License)

Which City Will Have Most Hybrids, Electric Cars In Its Fleet?

When it comes to deploying plug-in electric cars in municipal fleets, Indianapolis appears to be leading the way. The city announced last week that it will replace 425... read more November 3, 2014 by


 
Paris, by Flickr user Alexandre Dulaunoy (Used under CC License)

Car Ownership Rates Plunge In European Cities; Smartphones More Important

Would you replace your car with a smartphone? With the increased connectivity offered by smartphones, it may be that more people will find car ownership unnecessary where... read more September 24, 2014 by


 
Traffic in Atlanta, Georgia during rush hour (via Wikimedia)

U.S. To Stay Global First In Vehicle Miles Driven, Says Futurist

China may buy more cars, but U.S. drivers will continue to rack up the most miles, according to a futurist. At the SAE World Congress in Detroit, Peter Phelps said the U.S... read more April 15, 2014 by


 
CitiBike NYC racks in Manhattan, by Margaret Bedore (CC 3.0)

Will NYC's CitiBike Shared Bicycles Get Add-On Electric Power?

New York's Citibike bike-sharing program may be laudably green, but pedaling isn't always easy. Now, there's a startup that hopes to give riders a little push. ShareRoller is... read more March 30, 2014 by


 
Traffic in Atlanta, Georgia during rush hour (via Wikimedia)

Does 'Peak Car' Mean 100 Million Vehicles A Year, Forever?

Looking at all of the vehicles on the average U.S. highway, it's hard to imagine that car use could ever decline. Yet that's exactly what some analysts are predicting. A new... read more March 4, 2014 by


 
CitiBike NYC racks in Manhattan, by Margaret Bedore (CC 3.0)

Renewable 'Pedal Power' To Light Times Square Ball Tonight

Never let it be said that New York City doesn't get everything it can out of its 50 million-plus tourist visitors each year. In this case, it's pedal-powered energy to offset... read more December 31, 2013 by


 
2012 Mitsubishi i electric car, New York City, August 2012

NYC Law To Make 20 Percent Of New Parking Spaces Electric-Car Ready

Soon, New York City's electric-car drivers will have an easier time finding a parking space. A new law will make 20 percent of the city's off-street parking charger-ready... read more December 11, 2013 by


 
2014 Mitsubishi i-MiEV

How Did A Small Illinois Town End Up With 300 Plug-In Cars?

Don't let the name fool you; Normal, Illinois, is actually unique. That's because this small town--with a population of 53,837--has more than 300 plug-in cars roaming its... read more December 10, 2013 by


 
2012 Nissan Leaf Taxi in Sao Paulo

Bhutan Mulls Turning All Taxis Into Nissan Leaf Electric Cars

Several cities are considering using Nissan Leaf electric cars as taxis, but no place has yet replaced every single taxi with the battery-electric hatchback. Soon, that may... read more December 7, 2013 by


 
2012 Mitsubishi i

What Makes A Town Electric Car Friendly? We Find Out

It’s no secret that some parts of the U.S are more electric-car friendly than others, but what makes a certain town a better place to own an electric car than others?... read more February 28, 2012 by 6


 
poster from Audi Urban Future conference, Frankfurt, September 2011

Audi Urban Future Initiative: Smaller, Smarter, Autonomous, Linked Cars

Put a group of urban planners, architects, and sociologists on a panel to discuss transportation in the cities of the future, and you may find they don’t spend much... read more September 19, 2011 by 4


 

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