Wireless EV charging and auto-parking at luxury residential tower in Philadelphia

October 30th, 2016 by James Ayre from Clean Technica The soon-to-be-opened residential luxury apartment tower 500 Walnut, located in Philadelphia, will be home to the first wireless induction charging system for electric vehicles in a residential building in the US, following the beginning of occupancy in early 2017, according to an email sent to CleanTechnica. To be clear, what this means …

The Military drives automated vehicles, and what new Teslas can do now

By Jeff McMahon, cross-posted from Forbes Seven unmanned military trucks photographed during a test of the Army’s autonomous mobility system. (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) Elon Musk made the headlines this week announcing that new Tesla vehicles will have full self-driving capability, but there’s a more powerful force behind the development of autonomous-vehicle technology, a RAND Corp. expert said Tuesday. The U.S. Army and other world militaries …

City DOT vets and other leaders discuss future of urban transportation

By John Greenfield cross-posted from StreetsBlog Mendoza, Tolson, Klein, Kubly, and Treat at the Shared Use Summit. Photo: Shared-Use Mobilty Center Last week hundreds of civic leaders, entrepreneurs, and academics from across the U.S. convened in our city for the National Shared Mobility Summit, organized by the Chicago-based nonprofit the Shared-Use Mobility Center. This think tank focuses on practices and policies …

Smart meter deployment to reach 70 million this year, 90 million by 2020

October 27th, 2016 by Joshua S Hill cross-posted from Clean Technica The deployment of smart meters in the United States has increased substantially over the last few years, with more than half the country now boasting two-way smart meters, and projections suggesting that a total of 70 million smart meters will have been deployed by the end of the year, increasing …

First EV shuttle bus fleet in the US knocks out diesel in one swoop

By Tina Casey cross-posted from Clean Technica The EV company Proterra has been steamrolling over the diesel bus market, and it looks like downtown Chicago is the latest proving ground. Proterra has just inked a lease deal with the A-list real estate company JLL that will enable it to ditch a whole fleet of diesel shuttle buses in favor of all-electric buses. …

Wireless charging systems compatible with 80% of the electric vehicles on the roads in North America expected by end of 2017

Cross-posted from Clean Technica, October 11th, 2016 by James Ayre  The electric vehicle wireless charging solutions firm Evatran has revealed that it expects to offer wireless charging systems compatible with 80% of the electric vehicles currently on the roads of North America by the end of 2017, according to recent reports. As a reminder, Evatran sells its wireless charging systems …

Green cities club expands

Cross-posted from The Guardian.  Birmingham joins San Francisco and Oslo in a global green cities club: City famous for its industrial heritage joins network of ‘biophilic’ cities celebrated for their open spaces and links to nature. Birmingham city centre ‘I’m pleasantly surprised – Birmingham is a remarkably green city,’ said Biophilic Cities network director Tim Beatley. The city of Birmingham is renowned …

Plug & Play Microgrid Systems

October 17th, 2016 by Steve Hanley  Originally published on Solar Love. On October 10th, ABB, a pioneer and world leader in microgrid technology, announced a new range of microgrid solutions to enhance and promote distributed power generation. These modular and scalable “plug and play” products are designed expressly to address the needs of remote areas that are not tied to the …