Why China Could Prove to be the Better Place for EVs

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Could China’s totalitarian government advance disruptive technology better? This week Shai Agassi’s Better Place is realizing a long held dream of moving to a better place to realize electric vehicle battery swapping in lieu of fast charging for the electric car: Guangzhou, China. While Agassi’s electric vehicle battery swapping stations have already launched in far […]

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Aloha! Better Place Plans First Commercial Battery Charging Network in Hawaii

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Will this Waikiki beach front also include Better Place recharging stations? Better Place, the electric car technology company headquartered in Palo Alto California, and headed by Israeli entrepreneur Shai Agassi is now preparing to establish its first commercial battery recharging network in the American state of Hawaii. The news, as reported in the online edition […]

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Easyecar’s Martin Thomson Says Better Place EV Plan Problematic for Denmark

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Denmark’s Thomson prefers “freedom of charge” over Better Place’s forced charging network When the EV network builder Better Place launched their electric car battery exchange network in Denmark last month, not everyone was overly enthusiastic that the company’s unique system of  stations to exchange the special lithium ion battery pack with freshly charged ones would […]

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Helping Turkish Wildlife Cross the Road

Turkey’s Environment & Forestry minister has demanded that the state highway construction agency build “green bridge” crossings for wildlife. Although the country’s environmental policy is rather bleak overall, with the prime minister vowing to continue building a nuclear reactor on a fault line in the southern region of Akkuyu, and the country’s clean energy program […]

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Why Masdar’s Personal Rapid Transport Would Have Been Great

When the PRT plan at Masdar was scrapped, what exactly did we lose? The folks at Singularity Hub offer an interesting analysis of Masdar’s PRT failure. Why is it, David Hill wonders out loud, that we have made massive advancements in telecommunications but precious few in transportation?  Masdar gave us the perfect opportunity to take the next […]

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Doha and Tel Aviv Launch Two-Wheel Options for Urban Transportation

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  Tel Aviv is preparing to launch a bike-sharing program, joining over 200 cities in the world that already operate such systems. The pessimists and optimists will continue to disagree about the ultimate outcome of the amazing wave of protests sweeping through the Middle East (including bicycle-riding protestors in Cairo), but here’s one revolution everyone can […]

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Dubai Municipality To Convert 500 Cars To Hybrid Gas Engines

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Dubai’s Director Of Transportation is among the first recipients of a compressed gas engine vehicle. Starting with just five vehicles initially, the Dubai municipality plans to eventually outfit 500 vehicles with compressed gas engines with technical assistance from Compressed Gas Technology (CG Tech), The National reports. By burning a combination of petrol and natural gas, […]

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GM Hydrogen Hy-Wire and Sequel Cars Could Power Our Future

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The Sequel: A hydrogen-electric hybrid who’s time may soon come General Motors, whose Chevrolet Volt electric hybrid is now beginning to roll into Chevy dealerships across America, is also in involved in innovating some very interesting transportation concepts. Two of these concepts involve using hydrogen powered fuel cells to provide electricity for one or more […]

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UAE To Get 300 New Electric Buses Each Year

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Abu Dhabi plans to best the US with a bigger, greener line of zero-emission buses. Abu Dhabi never ceases to amaze us with their growing emissions reduction initiatives. A couple of their most recent developments include the sewage-fed forest and solar-powered recycling bins. While the emirate occasionally produces environmental hazards such as the bejeweled Christmas […]

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