Browsing the "Infrastructure" Tag

Cycling $aves, in More Ways Than One

August 9th, 2014 | by Guest Contributor

Thinking about the infrastructure that enables a city to start cycling in a big way in terms of what it costs is wrong. Think of what a bike city can SAVE!

Tesla’s China Strategy Faces Big Obstacles

January 30th, 2014 | by Christopher DeMorro

China presents a unique challenge to Tesla, including faster high-speed trains, a lack of charging infrastructure, zero government financial support, and worst of all, a lack of brand perception. Can Tesla overcome

Japanese Automakers Collaborate on Standard Electric Car Charger

August 2nd, 2013 | by Jo Borrás

Many of the perceived obstacles in the way of widespread EV adoption mirror the infrastructure obstacles of the 1900s-1930s, when cars ran on ethanol, electric power, kerosene, etc. There was no standard fuel, there were no standard gas pumps, and everything was new and different from the horse-drawn carriages people knew. Barely two generations later, we’re at it again.

MIT Explains Why Toyota and GM are Pushing Hydrogen

July 17th, 2013 | by Jo Borrás

Hydrogen fuel cell cars have been mired in controversy since the Bush administration dedicated $1.2 Billion for their research and development in 2003 - what with fracking, cost of updating infrastructure, cancer warnings, and more. Now, "a miracle" has happened and the cars are coming to market. What changed? Find out

Infrastructure Horror: Thousands of Bridges Could Fail Without Warning

June 4th, 2013 | by Jo Borrás

America's transportation infrastructure is in bad shape. Just how bad, though, is something we don't really hear about - and, when we do, the news is usually horrifying. Consider: according to a number of reports, there are literally thousands of bridges across the country that could collapsing if - get this - just a single part fails

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