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Google Street View cars have driven millions of miles across the globe, capturing 360-degree images of roadways and communities on all seven continents. Now, scientists and environmentalists are teaming up to add pollution trackers to the vehicles so they can monitor natural gas ...
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Imagine the satisfaction of gliding past gas stations in near silence as other motorists frantically line up to avoid an overnight price spike. Instead, you slip into your garage, connect your fast charger and effortlessly fuel up your electric vehicle for the week. That’s the green dream for many p...
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'What an amazingly awesome country', Elon Musk tweeted in response to the plan' Norway will ban the sale of all fossil fuel-based cars in the next decade, continuing its trend towards becoming one of the most ecologically progressive countries on the planet, ...
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Hybrid cars have come a long way since the first frumpy Toyota Prius debuted in Japan almost 20 years ago. The same can be said for electric cars since GM rolled out its EV1 in the late 1990s, only to backtrack, repossess and destroy all of them, infuriating its fans in the process. There ...
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With only days to go before the deadline, Volkswagen AG (VW) and the U.S. government reached a partial settlement over how to deal with the automaker’s “dieselgate” emissions scandal. Volkswagen agreed to fix or buy back some 500,000 vehicles caught up in the crisis. What wasn’t ...
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More than a thousand diesel cars have been caught without an essential pollution filter that traps deadly particles, according to government figures. But experts warn the rogue practice of removing the filters, which contributes to air pollution-related deaths, could be far more widespread. Almost&...
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The promise of an affordable electric car from Tesla Motors had hundreds of people lining up to reserve one. Tesla planned to unveil its Model 3 Thursday night at its Los Angeles design studio. It doesn’t go on sale until late 2017, but potential buyers could reserve one with a $1,000 deposit at Te...
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By Byron Kidd Cycling to work in Tokyo may do more than just keep you healthy, fit and happy, it also may help you earn a little additional income on the side if our employer isn't smart enough to have a bike to work policy in place. According to the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare 86% of Ja...
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Once you arrive at the Airport of your destination and have cleared immigration and customs, which might take from 5 minutes to an hour, making your way to your hotel or resort of choice is very easy. There are many companies offering transportation services from the airport to the hotel, ...
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The aviation industry is growing so quickly that its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions are expected on present trends to triple globally by 2050. The industry itself is committed to reducing its emissions, but technological and political constraints are hindering rapid progress. Technologically, the f...
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Los Angeles could one day battle snarling traffic with a fleet of self-driving cars — at least if Mayor Eric Garcetti gets his way. Speaking Monday at an event sponsored by The Atlantic magazine, he outlined his vision for a ride-sharing service, much like Uber or Lyft, that would depend on automat...
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Traffic sucks. Congestion is bad for the environment, health (see: Beijing), and maybe most importantly, our sanity. One solution gaining in popularity amongst urban governments is the congestion charging scheme, in which drivers pay a toll to enter designated downtown areas. London, Stockholm, and ...
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A new report shows how autonomous and connected car technologies could begin to reduce the amount of pollution put out by vehicles Excitement around connected and autonomous vehicles has been building for years with consumers interested in the convenience of never having to touch the steering wheel...
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On Saturday, May 10, through a sponsorship by the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro), C.I.C.L.E. (Cyclists Inciting Change thru LIVE Exchange), along with the Eastside Bike Club, will lead a community bicycle ride, “Old Roots, New Routes Ride!” As part of the ...
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Article by: Barb Chamberlain In September 2010 I participated in the first-ever Ignite Spokane (“Enlighten us–but make it quick”), which had the theme “Ideas that Will Save the World.” For those not familiar with the format, you have 5 minutes and can show 20 slides that must advance auto...
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Need proof for why bicycles are a good way to change the world? Here are some good ones. 1. They provide alternative transportationIt doesn't take a scientist to work out that switching from four wheels to two wheels is a good thing. First there’s the environmental reason. For example, if 5 percent...
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finds city could support system of over 1,000 rental bikes The city of Cleveland's plan to add another 70 miles of bikeways  topped the news out of Bike Cleveland's annual meeting on Sunday. But the city and the advocacy group for cyclists also are exploring another project that would add a d...
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After years running on the fumes of hype, hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles are beginning to hit the road. Toyota made a big splash when it announced at the annual Consumer Electronics Show that it would market such a car beginning in the 2015 model year. Hyundai has also committed to...
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This is going to drive the Tesla-haters crazy. The luxury electric-car maker is getting a huge new tax break from California, SFGate reports. The state will let it off the hook for sales and use taxes on some $415 million in new equipment it's purchasing in order to expand production ...
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When Philip Go Apostol returned to the Philippines in March 2008, he was supposed to assume a prime position for an international bank, in its local office in Makati City. Apostol had then decided to leave his cushy work life in Europe, at a time when he was building the corporate finance advisory ...
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