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London Upgrading Around 5,000 Buses To Meet Euro VI Emissions Standards

June 30th, 2017 | by James Ayre

As part of the Mayor of London's ongoing efforts to reduce the city's growing air pollution problems, a new retrofit program has been announced that will result in around 5,000 buses being upgraded so as to meet the Euro VI emissions standard. The program is reportedly expected to slash the emissions of the 5,000 or so buses in question by around 95%.


Hyper Chariot Aims To Go Faster, Further, & Cheaper Than Hyperloop

June 24th, 2017 | by Nicolas Zart

The concept of low- to no-pressure travel through tubes has been around for a few hundred years, but it's clearly facing a revival of inspiration lately. It continues to capture imaginations as a promising future mode of transport, but also now investment dollars. Today, the idea of achieving high-velocity travel in a controlled tube environment may have made a step forward, thanks to the startup Hyper Chariot Network


Aspen To Spend $7.5 Million On Electric Buses & Charging Stations

June 19th, 2017 | by Cynthia Shahan

Colorado is sometimes at the forefront of policies to protect clean air and the environment. As part of that and its effort to bring good jobs to the state, Colorado's one of the top states for solar energy. It also offers perhaps the best electric car incentives in the nation. Now, some in the state are also looking to clean up their buses. A nice bit of news in this regard comes from Aspen. 


Cleantech Revolution — The Plan

June 16th, 2017 | by Andrea Bertoli

Cleantech leaders from 11 countries are now set to converge on Berlin and Wroclaw for the next edition of our Cleantech Revolution Tour. We have longtime EV and solar leaders from the UK, France, the Netherlands, Germany, Poland, Ukraine, Slovakia, Hungary, the USA, Sweden, and Portugal joining the conference


Top EV Incentives (CleanTechnica #EV Report)

June 13th, 2017 | by Zachary Shahan

Which electric vehicle incentives are most effective? Which will stimulate the most EV adoption? Which break down the biggest barriers to EV awareness, experience, and transition


Stuttgart: A City Caught Between Two Worlds, Part 1 (CleanTechnica Exclusive)

June 10th, 2017 | by Kyle Field

In an attempt to summarize what he was looking for from a cutting-edge race vehicle, Emil Jellinek — one of the original designers of the first Mercedes-Benz vehicle — said simply, "I don't want a car for today or tomorrow, it will be the car of the day after tomorrow." In many ways, we are back at the same intersection of the end of an era of old technology as it is faced with the dawning of a new era


Many Uber & Lyft Riders Shedding Their Own Cars

June 5th, 2017 | by Cynthia Shahan

If you've traveled much, it is easy to appreciate the convenience of tapping up an app for an Uber or Lyft, jumping in the ride, and getting rather easily to your destination. As well as travelers, urbanites are often pedestrians who combine metro, subway, and on-demand taxi services such as Uber and Lyft as a way of life


Trump’s 2018 Budget = Severe Cuts To Federal Funding For Transit, Bicycling, & Walking — Is Not Pro-Life, Not Pro-Child

May 30th, 2017 | by Cynthia Shahan

Study after study after study after study shows exhaust from gas cars and diesel engines to be a major factor of disease in our world, and — tragically — in our children. With such a large amount of information on air pollution out there, why on earth would an administration claiming to care for children cut funding for clean transport (not to mention the EPA)? Is the party and its president simply disrobing its pro-child guise, its pro-life guise with the understanding that voters won't pay attention or care


Cleantech Revolution — EV Leaders, Tesla Shuttles, Cleantech Entrepreneurship & Investing

May 28th, 2017 | by Andrea Bertoli

CleanTechnica's next Cleantech Revolution Tour is approaching, and it is packed with EV and clean energy leaders from around Europe. Starting in Berlin (Germany) on June 27 (special networking activities), continuing on June 28 in Berlin (panel discussions and presentations), offering shuttle rides from Berlin to Wroclaw in a Tesla (first come, first served), and ending on June 29 in Wroclaw, Poland (panel discussions and presentations), the Berlin + Wroclaw edition of the 2017 Cleantech Revolution Tour — The Future Is Now: Surf The Cleantech €-Wave — will be focused on how to best invest your time and money into the cleantech future


Bicycles Once Again The Winners Of Vancouver’s Annual Rush Hour Challenge

May 25th, 2017 | by Roy L Hales

Bicycles have dominated Vancouver's "Rush Hour Challenge" ever since the event began in 2009. According to statistics from HUB Cycling, bikes came in first 73.3% of the time, while cars have been first 16% and transit 11% of the time. This year, bicycles once again triumphed in Vancouver's Annual Rush Hour Challenge


City of St. Albert Receives Its First 3 Electric Buses from BYD, Electrifying 10% of Fleet in 2017

May 25th, 2017 | by Kyle Field

The City of St. Albert just took delivery on the first three electric buses BYD has delivered to Canada. The three BYD K9 buses are the first installment of the order of a total of seven electric buses for the city. The order represents a conversion of a full 10% of the city's bus fleet to electric, which will be fulfilled by the end of the year and shows its commitment to migrating its fleet to next-generation fuels



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