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The group analyzed more than 50 million car trips and found that 48% of trips in the most congested U.S. metro areas are under three miles. If a fraction of those trips were replaced by shared bikes and scooters, cities would experience less traffic congestion, reduced emissions and a boost to the local economy, according to the research group
Porsche’s first electric car - It took four years from the “Mission E” concept to the finished series model. It is not only the effort Porsche has put into the development of the Taycan that shows just how important the car is for the company. The Taycan sets the course for future high-volume models.
The National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO) released the second edition of the Blueprint for Autonomous Urbanism, focusing on the near-term policies and decisions that are necessary for autonomous technologies to improve transportation outcomes.
After several pilot projects on bidirectional charging, the Dutch government is now going on the offensive: it is providing five million euros for 21 municipalities to support them in setting up a total of 472 “intelligent” V2G-capable charging points for electric cars.
German air taxi startup Volocopter raised €50 million ($55.3 million) in a funding round led by Geely, the Chinese parent company of Volvo Cars, the company announced. The new funds will be put toward achieving Volocopter’s goal of launching a commercial air taxi service powered by its 18-rotor electric aircraft “within the next three years.”
A new report from the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) called on cities to expand and invest in late-night transit service to support the growing population of people who work late shifts, including in the service sector.
When was the last time you thought about how insects affect your driving? Chances are you never have, since they don’t make much of an impact unless a particularly large one gets smeared across the windshield of your car.
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Alyssa Haerle- Director of Transit Development, Circuit Transit - Alyssa is a zero emissions mobility professional based in Los Angeles, CA. At Circuit, she works with public and private transit customers to design complimentary, eco-friendly transit solutions in the first/last mile space. email@example.com
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