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Published on September 15th, 2015 | by Zachary Shahan

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Protected Bike Lanes Best, Tesla Selling “Used” Teslas… (Clean Transport Highlights)

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More fun clean transportation news for your reading pleasure:

Protected Lanes Key To Increasing Urban Bike Usage, 7 Times More Potent

A new nationwide US survey has found that protected bike lanes equipped with physical barriers can have a major impact upon the usage of bicycles by residents, due to the enhanced sense of reassurance they provide to prospective cyclists. (This finding is probably the 500th time this conclusion has been made by scientific research.)

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Tesla Now Selling Used, Non-CPO Cars From The Looks Of It

While Tesla’s Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) program was revealed quite awhile back, and the general thrust of the company selling “used” vehicles certainly isn’t a new idea, an interesting new wrinkle in that situation recently came to our attention.

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1 Year With The Nissan LEAF (Video Review)

This Nissan LEAF review video is a little old (over 2½ years old) but it’s a really good one that captures many of the benefits of electric cars much better than other EV review videos I’ve seen. There are a couple of mistakes made that Chris Emerson (actor and LEAF owner) probably knows now were mistakes. But, on the whole, it may be the most usefully informative EV video I’ve ever watched. So check it out and share it around.

Plug’n Drive Report: Ontario EV Sales Potential

A new report from Plug’n Drive on the subject of Ontario’s greenhouse gas emissions reductions plans explores various possible scenarios of electric vehicle (EV) adoption in the Canadian province, positing that if Ontario’s EV sales were to rise 25% by 2020, then the province would eventually end up with over 100,000 EVs on the road by 2050.

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Toyota Prius Reveals The 2016 Prius With “Sporty Style” And …

Lest we forget, conventional hybrid electric cars (no plugs), and especially the Toyota Prius, led the beginning of this transition to eliminate gas, lower emissions, and come into the age of the EV. Toyota has just revealed the 2016 Prius, and it is a big change from previous models — design-wise. It comes with what some have described as a “sporty style,” but …

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Tesla Model S Feature Request Compilation

This is the thread started by shank2k over on /r/teslamotors. According to his flair, he is a Tesla employee and seemed genuinely interested in hearing ideas for future Model S upgrades. Since this is the User Interface sub, I filtered out all the hardware requests (they were all the same for the most part; lots of support for ventilated seats, processor upgrades, automatic frunk, HUD, and more cupholders). Below are all the requests that could be implemented from a software standpoint alone.

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Poll: Which Is Most Important New Feature for the 2017 Volt?

Poll: Which of the following features do you think are most important for Chevy to add to the 2017 Volt

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Climate Benefits From Electric Car Equals $425, Study Says

A new study places a dollar-based price tag on the environmental benefits of electric vehicles in terms of avoided greenhouse gas pollution, and the answer may surprise both clean-car enthusiasts and skeptics.

More on the U.S. Surgeon General’s Historic Pro-Walking Stance

The idea that Americans should walk rather than drive: “a radical idea wrapped in a banal government document.”

Amtrak Expands Roll-On Service

Starting today, Amtrak’s Capitol Limited Line, from Washington, D.C. through Pittsburgh and ending in Chicago, will offer bicycle roll-on bicycle service. Congratulations to Adventure Cycling Association and Amtrak for making this happen!

How to Integrate a New BRT System With Existing Transport Modes

Public transport is essential for a city to function. However, cities in the Global South often encounter financial and planning challenges when developing public transport systems due to the cost and complexity of design and implementation. For example, bus rapid transit (BRT) systems often provide good connectivity at accessible prices. Yet, when implementing BRT networks, city leaders tend to overlook the importance of properly integrating the new model with existing private operators, such as private bus companies. This situation has often led to higher costs for the urban poor, poor connectivity and reduced efficiency of the entire system. Caracas, Bogotá, Jakarta and Lagos are four cities experimenting with strategies to improve the way that BRT networks integrate with other modes of transport.

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About the Author

Zach is tryin' to help society help itself (and other species). He spends most of his time here on CleanTechnica as its director and chief editor. He's also the president of Important Media and the director/founder of EV Obsession and Solar Love. Zach is recognized globally as an electric vehicle, solar energy, and energy storage expert. He has presented about cleantech at conferences in India, the UAE, Ukraine, Poland, Germany, the Netherlands, the USA, and Canada. Zach has long-term investments in TSLA, FSLR, SPWR, SEDG, & ABB — after years of covering solar and EVs, he simply has a lot of faith in these particular companies and feels like they are good cleantech companies to invest in. But he offers no professional investment advice and would rather not be responsible for you losing money, so don't jump to conclusions.



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