Micheal Bloomberg is encouraging cities to start planning now for a future in which self driving cars will be the norm. He expects autonomous cars to alter the way residents interface with the urban environment.
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The second Formula E season wraps up in London this weekend. Next year, New York City will host a race and the series will experiment with virtual racing during CES week in Las Vegas.
New York City‘s subway system is set to test a new style of train for action by 2020 according to a New York Times article. In cities such as Paris and Toronto, subway riders are welcome to move between cars during transit without having to pass through doors or exit the car itself, and NYC […]
In a $2.2 billion proposal, New York City mayor Bill de Blasio looks to begin installation of a 16 mile streetcar line connecting Brooklyn and Queens via the East River. The idea is to facilitate transportation for some of New York’s growing, yet still transit-deficient, areas. Imagine a trolley system lining the East River and delivering a long-awaited public transit […]
Citi Bike certainly has taken off in New York City. The bikesharing system is enjoyed by adventurous tourists, recreational residents, and daily commuters alike. However, new statistics are emerging that show commuters are actually representing an impressive percentage of Citi Bike riders. This supports the wheels turning in federal legislation to make “bikeshare” an official […]
Via Bikocity: We are all aware of the financial argument for using public transportation — it is way, way cheaper. Weighing out the costs and benefits is tricky, but the American Public Transportation Association’s (APTA) monthly Transit Savings Reports have made it beautifully clear. Ranking the savings for the 20 cities with the highest rates of public transportation […]
Tesla takes Manhattan. In an effort to increase compatibility between its brand and the Big Apple, Tesla has partnered with about two dozen parking garages to provide high-speed 240 volt charging stations for its Model S sedan. Urban drivers generally face a more difficult task when compared to suburbanites when it comes to reliably charging their electric vehicles. […]
Originally published on EV Obsession. Some of the factors contributing to the relatively fast adoption of electric vehicles (EV) in some American metropolitan markets have been identified and characterized by a new study from the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT). The dominant ones, according to the new report, are: stronger consumer incentives, a broader […]
Bosch is opening its North American eBike headquarters in Irvine, California, in a bid to expand eBike sales across the continent.
In Europe e-bike sales are bucking local trends and selling in greater numbers, despite costing more than twice as much as regular bicycles.
Taxi drivers suing to prevent New York City from forcing them to buy the Nissan NV200 as their next cab have lost.
Today at the New York International Auto Show, the 2015 Mustang 50th Anniversary Edition was revealed to excited Mustang enthusiasts around the world.
Nissan has created an NV200 taxi to blend right in with London’s iconic black taxis. It has the circular headlamps, black paint, and grille to match the rest of the London cabs. It is also equipped with LED lighting to improve the visibility of the…
New York City is a world-class metropolis with such famous landmarks as Broadway, Times Square, and of course Central Park, where couples can catch a romantic horse-drawn carriage across the city. But those horses and their drivers may soon be out of a job, as newly-elected Mayor Bill de Blasio may replace the carriages with […]
In New York City, Hevo Power is planning to deliver wireless EV charging via fake manhole covers.
Mayor Bloomberg and Nissan have been dealt a severe setback, with a high court judge striking down the provision that legally obligates cabbies to buy the NV200 “Taxi of Tomorrow.”
Commercial shipping remains heavily reliant on river traffic and powerful barges to move goods, but are sailing barges still a viable means of transportation? The Vermont Sail Freight Project aims to prove the viability of this powerless, carbon-neutral shipping method that will move farmers market goods from Vermont to New York City.
New York City is trying to lead the way in public health initiatives. Part of this initiative is city wide bike share program. The catch is you can only ride the bike if you are less than 260 pounds.
A pilot program is being conducted by Nissan in New York City that will help Nissan to test and learn more about its Leaf electric car. It is a program under which six Nissan Leaf vehicles will be used as taxis. Nissan will provide some fast chargers to aid this project, and it will help people become accustomed to the use of electric vehicles as taxis. But will New York cab drivers adopt as well?
Hertz is offing residents of New York City and surrounding boroughs the opportunity to rent electric vehicles (EVs) and asking residents where they would like to see these EVs located.