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The Pros & Cons Of Biofuels

May 23rd, 2018 | by Andy Miles

The burning of any fuel will produce CO2, but also possibly pollution in the form of particulates, nitrogen oxides, sulphur dioxide, and carbon monoxide, although the extent of these depends on the nature of the particular fuel and the efficiency with which the fuel is burnt


Autonomous Driving For More Than 700 Miles Back Home From rEVolution 2018 In Amsterdam

April 8th, 2018 | by Reinhard Bimashofer

Enthusiasm for the fully electric future of mobility was one of the core elements of the rEVolution conference in Amsterdam on March 13. More than this: It was sort of like a little Woodstock for e-mobility. Yeaaaah! Great music, thundering sound, and the two hosts, Monica Araya and CleanTechnica Director Zachary Shahan, entering the stage like pop stars for their picturesque welcome


Current SF-to-LA High-Speed Rail Cost Estimate = $77 Billion

April 8th, 2018 | by Nicolas Zart

Electric skateboards, bikes, mopeds, motorcycles, cars, trucks, boats, airplanes, and trains — no matter where we look, all aspects of mobility have been touched or will be touched soon enough by electric powertrains. Ironically, trains were early to electrify, but we're still behind the times in the


Around 5 Billion Trips Were Made By US Transit Rail During 2016

December 30th, 2017 | by James Ayre

Around 5 billion trips were made by transit rail services in the US during 2016 — which relates to travel by light rail, heavy rail, and commuter rail — according to data published by the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) and brought to my attention by the Department of Energy's Fact of the Week service


Florida To Launch USA’s 1st Private High-Speed Train Service

December 13th, 2017 | by Cynthia Shahan

It is hopeful transit news for popular corridors of Florida, where many a highway traveler encounters stifling streams of traffic congestion. The country's first private high-speed train service is launching this month in Florida. Residents and travelers will enjoy the better option that many of us have been wanting for decades


BART Ramps Up Renewable Energy Program

December 11th, 2017 | by Steve Hanley

BART has entered into two new power purchase agreements to supply power for its system from wind and solar resources. The move accelerates it renewable energy goals announced earlier this year.


Electric Road Trip: Jaquar I-PACE Tested In Los Angeles Ahead Of 2018 Reveal

December 11th, 2017 | by Cynthia Shahan

A longtime friend of mine with rooftop solar panels took a test drive of my humble 2015 Nissan LEAF the other day. He and his wife drive a nice SUV hybrid and once owned a Jaguar. After some nice comments about the LEAF, he and his wife decided that absolutely his next vehicle will be all electric. I encouraged him to test drive some Tesla options (explaining the value, quality, autonomous safety, minimalistic style, and top-of-the-line technology.) As his hybrid is in very good shape, he did not seem in a hurry. He responded that by the time he made the switch to all-electric, there will be many choices as good as a Tesla and his interest may lie elsewhere. Perhaps this vehicle below might interest him, being a one-time Jaguar owner


Hydrogen Might Fulfill 3–4% of Total Transportation Fuel Needs

December 9th, 2017 | by Michael Barnard

The USA alone uses roughly 220 billion gallons of hydrocarbon fuel a year for transportation. Diverting 3.4% of that to hydrogen as a fuel still displaces 7.5 billion gallons, and the gallons which will be diverted are the most polluting and have the highest greenhouse gas emissions. 


Elon Musk Says Boring Company Will Compete To Build New Chicago Loop (#ElonTweets)

November 30th, 2017 | by Steve Hanley

In the late 19th century, trolley tracks and an elevated railway ran around the entire circumference of the city of Chicago. The encircling infrastructure came to be known as The Loop. The name stuck and is still used to refer to the central part of downtown Chicago today. It may even have been in Elon Musk's subconscious mind the day he dreamed up his Hyperloop concept


7 Reasons The Future Is Electric

November 12th, 2017 | by Michael Barnard

Seven concepts -- fungibility, ubiquity, loose coupling, electronics outperforming the physical, human nature, economics and the future already being here -- make it clear that the future is electric



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