2017/18 Drive Clean Seattle Implementation Actions and Categories

2017/18 Drive Clean Seattle Implementation:  Strategy Action Smart Cities: Leverage technology to advance the goals of a shared, clean and equitable transportation system. Advance electric shared mobility at Shared Mobility Hubs by developing infrastructure implementation roadmap for Shared Mobility Hubs. Develop a policy framework for autonomous vehicles to encourage investment in electric vehicle technologies and shared mobility. Race and Social Justice: Maximize …

Grid of tomorrow can be one which rewards beneficial EV charging behavior and driver input to manage load distribution

By Eric Schmidt, September 4, 2017, Fleet Carma, in Electric Utilities The electric vehicle (EV) market is booming. Bloomberg estimates EVs will account for 35% of new vehicle sales worldwide by 2040. The increase in electric cars means the load on electricity systems are also on the rise. This poses a problem for electric utilities around the world. New electric vehicles such as the …

Now There’s an Electric Alternative for Medium Duty Delivery Fleets, the Chanje Electric Truck.

  Now There’s An Electric Alternative For Medium Duty Delivery Fleets, The Chanje Electric Truck. By Rikki Gibson September 18, 2017  In FleetCarma Electric Vehicle News, EV Industry State of the Market The electric vehicle (EV) market is more exciting than ever, and with recent introductions of new all-electric models with impressive range, people are really starting to take notice. Not surprisingly, we mostly hear …

Electricity alone powers one quarter of U.S. homes

By Ingrid Lobet | September 26, 2017  Recently we reported that for climate reasons, some environmental groups are starting to advocate for all-electric homes. Those are homes in which all the appliances including heaters, hot water heaters and stoves run on electricity, not natural gas.  Buildings are major consumers of energy, and energy can be clean or contribute significantly to climate change. When it is …

Rural California ‘Uber’ like service starting with a Tesla

By Laura Bliss on CityLab In tiny Cantua Creek, residents peer into the ride of the community’s future. Laura Bliss/CityLab A farmworker’s hamlet in a sea of almond trees, Cantua Creek, California sits 22 miles from the nearest grocery store, 30 miles from the hospital, and 50 miles from the courthouse. When the county bus to Fresno makes its infrequent stops …

Over 50% of peak hour taxi trips would be faster as Citi Bike rides, and taxis are only getting slower

By Todd Schneider  Every day in New York City, millions of commuters take part in a giant race to determine transportation supremacy. Cars, bikes, subways, buses, ferries, and more all compete against one another, but we never get much explicit feedback as to who “wins.” I’ve previously written about NYC’s public taxi data and Citi Bike share data, and it occurred to me …

Zoomcar, Ford-backed Indian service where individuals list their cars on Zoomcar’s platform when not in use, expands to 20 countries

Ford-backed Indian self drive car rental service Zoomcar on Tuesday announced its plans to expand into twenty foreign markets, starting with Asia and then Africa, over the course of the next two years. The firm said it has been researching overseas markets and will replicate its marketplace model, where individuals list their cars on Zoomcar’s platform when not in use, to grow …

Working with state, Zipcar, Boston developing ‘key to the city’ for use with public, private transportation options

By Tom Acitelli on Curbed, 25 Sep 2017 Boston and Massachusetts officials are considering creating either a CharlieCard-like plastic card or a mobile application—or both—that will work on the T and commuter rail as well as with the Hubway bike-share system and private transportation modes such as Zipcar and Uber. Such a “key to the city”—as the administration of Mayor …

An App For Democratizing Street Design: ReStreet lets users play road-planner and set aside lanes for their mode of choice

By Laura Bliss, CityLab, September 25, 2017 When autonomous vehicles take over the streets, the streets will change to accommodate them: Expect special priority lanes, curbside pickup “docks,” and a massive reconfiguration of superfluous parking spaces once people no longer drive themselves.Put in charge, how would you shape the thoroughfares of the future? A simple but intriguing tool called ReStreet invites any …