mass transit

 
Shenzhen now uses only electric buses: 16,500 of them

Shenzhen now uses only electric buses: 16,500 of them

Over the last few years, the Chinese government has begun to push electric vehicles with all its might. In addition to incentivizing the purchase of electric vehicles, the central government has recently banned the sale of some 553 fossil-fuel passenger cars in the country. But when it comes to... read more

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Proterra Catalyst electric bus

BMW venture arm invests in U.S. electric-bus maker Proterra

You can't buy one at your local car dealer, but electric transit buses have a significant role to play in reducing vehicular emissions and expanding the spread of... read more June 13, 2017 by


 
Proterra Catalyst electric bus

One third of new transit buses will be electric in 2020, all by 2030: Proterra CEO

While electric cars continue to establish a beachhead in the consumer market, electric buses are making quick inroads with U.S. city transit authorities. Several companies... read more February 13, 2017 by


 
Transit Elevated Bus (TEB) - Image via China Xinhua News

Update: Chinese elevated bus now abandoned, blocking road traffic

Last week, the massive Chinese elevated bus whose renderings had rocketed around the Internet made its first test run. The bus runs on rails embedded in the street, with room... read more December 29, 2016 by


 
Uber app

Uber logs another mass-transit win, this time in New Jersey

Supporters of ride-sharing services like Uber and Lyft believe they can do more than simply serve as alternatives to private car ownership. Both companies and policymakers... read more October 6, 2016 by


 
Proterra electric bus

Who makes electric buses? BYD, Mercedes, Proterra...and Tesla says it will

Electric cars get lots of attention from advocates and policymakers, but private passenger vehicles are hardly the only ones on the road. In most cities, for example, they... read more August 26, 2016 by


 
Transit Elevated Bus (TEB) - Image via China Xinhua News

Huge Chinese road-straddling elevated bus carries first passengers (video)

You may have seen the renderings floating around the web, showing designs for a huge Chinese bus riding on rails over a multi-lane road. What a wild and wacky idea. Except... read more August 5, 2016 by


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

In Paris, cars compete with other transit modes (and often lose)

In cities across the world, many governments are promoting electric cars as a way to reduce carbon emissions and improve air quality. But electric cars aren't the only option... read more May 17, 2016 by


 
Concept drawings for Elon Musk’s 800-mph Hyperloop

Elon Musk's Hyperloop idea: 'real, happening' says CTO of 1 of 3 companies vying to build it

Elon Musk may have moved on from the "Hyperloop" high-speed transport system he sketched a couple of years ago, but multiple companies have pledged to continue its... read more April 18, 2016 by


 
BYD London double-decker bus

First all-electric London double-decker bus in service; made in China by BYD

When it comes to buses, few are more recognizable than London's iconic double deckers. And now these distinctive vehicles are going electric. Transport for London (TfL), the... read more March 18, 2016 by


 
Proposed AECOM Hyperloop test track

Test Tracks For Elon Musk's Hyperloop: Now There Are Three!

Elon Musk may not have much interest in making his futuristic "Hyperloop" transportation system a reality, but there are plenty of others who do. Since Musk first announced... read more January 31, 2016 by


 
Chicago Transit Authority electric buses

Chicago Transit Authority To Add Dozens Of Electric Buses After Successful Tests

After over a year of testing, Chicago is ready to commit to all-electric buses. The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) took delivery of two electric buses in 2014, and found... read more January 31, 2016 by


 
Rendering of Hyperloop track by Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (HTT)

Test Track For Elon Musk's Hyperloop To Start Construction This Year

Elon Musk's futuristic "Hyperloop" transportation system may soon leave the drawing boards. Musk first proposed the Hyperloop--which uses capsules suspended in tubes to... read more January 19, 2016 by


 
Concept drawings for Elon Musk’s 800-mph Hyperloop

California Test Track For Elon Musk's Hyperloop To Be Built

Tesla's Powerwall home batteries have grabbed headlines recently, but another of Tesla CEO Elon Musk's many big ideas could be reaching an important stage in its development... read more May 18, 2015 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


 
Proterra electric bus

Proterra Electric Bus Travels 700 Miles In 24 Hours With Regular Recharging

While electric cars make headlines, a number of electric buses have silently made their way onto U.S. city streets as well--and they're proving that they can go the distance... read more May 10, 2014 by


 

 
 

 
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