Bicycles

Pedestrians & Cyclists Add To Vancouver’s Downtown Businesses

Published on June 26th, 2017 | by Roy L Hales

Contrary to what some urban business owners expected, the global shift to alternate transportation has not adversely effected their revenue streams. A new report shows the transition taking place in British Columbia, where pedestrians & cyclists contribute to Vancouver's downtown businesses. ... Read More


Climate Change

Canada Is Now 1.7 Degrees Warmer Than In 1948

Published on June 26th, 2017 | by Roy L Hales

Average global temperatures keep rising. While 2016 is the warmest year on record, the previous record was set in 2015 and, before that, 2014. A new joint report from Health Canada and the Science Media Centre of Canada (SMCC) puts this into perspective... Read More


Autonomous Vehicles

1st Real Drive With Tesla Autopilot (Including A Few “Warning Shots”)

Published on June 25th, 2017 | by Zachary Shahan

I first experienced Tesla Autopilot last year, as I wrote in my Tesla Model X review. It was certainly cool and interesting, and a bit nerve-racking. But that was a short test drive on a California highway — not real use. Well, a few guys and I recently got our first Tesla Model S for an intercity Tesla shuttle service we're launching here in Europe (... called Tesla Shuttle), and the Tesla includes Autopilot... Read More


Cars

28–40% of EV Drivers Have Solar Panels (CleanTechnica EV Report)

Published on June 25th, 2017 | by Zachary Shahan

Previous surveys — including our initial EV driver survey — have found a strong link between driving electric cars and having home solar panels. Yet again, in our 2017 EV driver report, a very large portion of our respondents had home solar panels, which means that they are essentially “fueling” their electric cars with sunshine... Read More


Bicycles

Electric Big Phat Scooter

Electric Big Phat Scooter Offers Versatility & Oomph

Published on June 25th, 2017 | by Nicolas Zart

Riding fat wheels on electric bicycles and scooters can be a thrill if the electric motor is up to the job. We've covered two dual-motor electric bikes (e-bikes) so far that were silly fun to maneuver in corners — the EVO Big Bud PRO from Emotion and the MOAR foldable fat tire e-bike. It certainly sounds as if the Phat Scooter is shooting for something a little different, which should appeal to many as well... Read More


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