Just a few (incomplete) benefits from replacing existing diesel buses with electric school buses

This report summarizes analysis conducted by VEIC on Denver Public School’s bus fleet and the suitability of replacing existing diesel buses with electric school buses. Colorado is undertaking efforts to reduce harmful emissions from diesel engines as part of a legal settlement with Volkswagen Group of America. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (DPHE) is administering over $68.7 …

Auto industry (except Tesla) spends an average $1,000 per vehicle in advertising

Posted July 15, 2016 by Charles Morris & filed under Newswire, The Vehicles. Elon Musk has said several times that he rarely thinks about marketing, and that if you build a truly revolutionary product, the marketing will take care of itself. Tesla has followed this philosophy since its founding. It participates in only the largest, most high-profile auto shows, gives access to only a few carefully selected …

Germany Will Require All Gasoline Stations to Provide Electric Car Chargin

Germany Will Require All Gasoline Stations to Provide Electric Car Charging. Germany said it will oblige all gasoline stations to offer electric car charging to help remove refueling concerns and boost consumer demand for the vehicles as part of its 130 billion euro ($146 billion) economic recovery plan. The move could provide a significant boost to electric vehicle demand along …

Colorado Electric Vehicle Plan 2020

Colorado releases new electric vehicle plan 29 April 2020 and Colorado Electric Vehicle Plan 2020 The Colorado Energy Office (CEO), a non-regulatory department within the Governor’s Office focused on reducing greenhouse gas emissions by advancing clean energy, energy efficiency and zero emission vehicles, has released the Colorado Electric Vehicle Plan 2020. Colorado released its first electric vehicle plan two years ago, establishing a …

Traditional car companies have low vertical integration and low pace of innovation: 90% of software is outsourced, a disadvantage vs Tesla

90% of all Volkswagen software today is outsourced. Welcome to the world of low vertical integration and low pace of innovation. That has been the world the auto industry has been living in undisturbed, until Tesla released its first BEV. Tesla was the first company to release a vehicle custom designed with high vertical integration around a central computer managing all core …

E-bikes could cut carbon emissions from transportation in half: greatest opportunities are in rural and suburban settings

May 2020 – A new study titled “E-bike carbon savings – how much and where?” from The Centre for Research in Energy Demand Solutions (CREDS) in the UK concludes that e-bikes could cut carbon emissions from transportation in half, which seems obvious if you can get people to ride them instead of driving gasoline-powered cars. The question is who and how. But much more …

No fossil fuels are burned to run this jet engine. It needs only air and electricity.

CHRISTIAN COTRONEO May 6, 2020 Tweet1Save Aviation Most jet engines, including the one pictured, burn fossil fuels. (Photo: Steve Mann/Shutterstock) A prototype for a new jet engine promises to fly passengers halfway around the world — without burning fossil fuels. The engine, developed at the Institute of Technological Sciences at Wuhan University, would allow passengers to fly carbon-neutral skies. Researchers say …

Electric Air Taxi Service Set To Launch In California By 2021: eFlyer2 costs just $23 per hour of flight to operate compared, to $110 per hour for a Cessna 172

April 24th, 2020 by Jo Borrás, Clean Technica Quantum Air announced plans to launch what it’s calling a world’s first — an air taxi service using a fleet of 26 all-electric flying taxis to shuttle passengers between major points in the greater Los Angeles area. Quantum XYZ is claiming that these air taxi trips will replace hours-long car rides in LA’s notoriously …

Fraunhofer ISE Testing Vehicle-Integrated Solar Systems that will meet 5% of power needs, such as refridgeration

Steve Hanley, Clean Technica May 2020 Fraunhofer ISE is partnering with the Fraunhofer Institute for Transport and Infrastructure Systems and four trucking companies to develop vehicle-integrated solar systems that can help reduce carbon emissions from the transport industry. As part of the research, Fraunhofer ISE has equipped several trucks with sensors that record how much solar energy they are exposed to …

100K EV Amazon delivery trucks and 10K UPS EV vans

Jan 29, 2020, UPS Jumps Into The Future With Plan To Buy 10,000 Electric Vans And A Waymo Self-Driving Delivery Pilot, by Alan Ohnsman, Forbes Transportation UPS is making moves to create a cleaner, more high-tech fleet with plans to buy up to 10,000 electric vans from a U.K. startup that it’s investing in. It’s also launching a package pickup …