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The Future of Transportation: Connected, Autonomous, and Electric

Posted by Sara Gutterman

Sep 3, 2015 10:10:04 AM

Smart, self-driving, clean vehicles are redefining mobility.

I have just spent the past few days in the Motor City. Downtown Detroit’s long-gone glory days still faintly reverberate from the crumbling brick Avant-Garde buildings, built in a distant glamorous age, but the city is only a shadow of its former prosperous self. Nonetheless, there are pockets of revival—a trendy restaurant here, a group of eager young professionals enjoying a night on the town there, and pride for the blighted city everywhere.

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Electrify Your Bicycle for Christmas

Posted by Christina B. Farnsworth

Nov 17, 2014 1:46:00 PM

Pedaling uphill and for long distances puts off many people willing to commute via bicycle. The Copenhagen Wheel turns bicycles into hybrid vehicles powered by people power or electric and is about to change the world of bicycle riding for those willing to pre-order it for $799 and receive it by 2014's end.

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1942 L'Oeuf Electric Car on Display in Atlanta

Posted by Christina B. Farnsworth

Jun 23, 2014 9:45:00 PM

Today, I saw the 1942 Paul Arzens' L'Oeuf Electric—The Electric Egg—likely the oldest electric car in the world. It is on display in the exhibit Dream Cars: Innovative Design, Visionary Ideas at the Atlanta Museum Atlanta.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1942 L'Oeuf Electric -- on display until September 7 at the High Museum, Atlanta. 

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Solar Roads: Are We There Yet?

Posted by Matt Power, Editor-In-Chief

May 27, 2014 1:07:00 PM

BATTERIES ARE THE PROBLEM. Could solar roads be the solution?  If you know anything about electric vehicles, you know that storing electrical energy has been the Achilles heel of the electric car dream for decades. But maybe the problem of long-distance EV travel can be solved in a completely different way--a solution that also solves other long-term environmental negatives associated with asphalt infrastructure.

If you examine some of the R&D and innovation going on in the auto industry,  you'll see a convergence of thought on this topic. For example, so called "
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Norway’s One Percent

Posted by Wyatt C. King

Apr 29, 2014 12:20:25 PM

Electric vehicles (EVs) are taking Norway by storm. After a banner year in 2013, nearly one percent of all the vehicles on Norwegian roads are now EVs, a far higher percentage than in the U.S. Since September of last year, one EV model or another has topped Norwegian monthly sales several times, and last November, EVs surpassed 12 percent of all vehicles sold during the month. The brisk sales have continued into this year.

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