California High Speed Rail: All Aboard!

The overseeing board of the California high speed rail project has said that the first 65 mile stretch of rail between Fresno and Merced will be exempt from the requirement that railway construction first obtain prior approval from the federal board.

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KERS is Coming to Portland's TriMet Light Rail System

Oregon’s upcoming TriMet Portland-Milwaukie light rail system line will be one of the first in the nation designed to capture heat energy from braking trains and convert it into electricity that can be used to power other trains accelerating in different parts of the system.

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Bosch Offers Wireless EV Charger For $3,000

Bosch, a manufacturer of automobile components, has begun selling a wireless electric vehicle charging station for $3,000. Forget plugging in; now all you’ll have to do is park to charge your EV.

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Dear Government, When do Cyclists Start to Matter?

I was riding in the bike lane on Toronto’s Harbord Street last week during the afternoon rush hour and thought boy, there sure are a lot of bikes, so many that I stopped to take a photo of them. It turns out that this wasn’t an aberration, but a significant trend. Cycle Toronto recently did a traffic count and found that in the course of a day, fully 45% of the vehicles on Harbord Street were bicycles.

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Tesla Motors To Demonstrate Battery Swapping Tomorrow

Elon Musk has hinted at battery swapping on future Tesla electric vehicles, but a tweet yesterday confirmed what many Tesla fans expected; battery swapping is coming, and soon. In fact, Musk promised to demonstrate battery swapping technology at a press conference tomorrow, but this news leaves us with as many questions as answers.

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Volvo Predicts a Slot-car Future for Over-the-road Semis

By running electrically-charged power lines through long stretches of highway roads, Volvo hopes to offer long-haul truckers electric vehicles that

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New Maglev Train Debuts In Japan

Central Japan Railway has tested the newest Maglev L0 Train. The train is expected to carry 1,000 passengers and can travel up to 311 MPH, allowing the new train to travel over 200 miles from Tokyo to Nagoya in 40 minutes.

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Bob Lutz: "Electric Car Future Definitely Coming"

Bob Lutz was interviewed on CNBC about the Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk, and the electric car industry. And as always, Maximum Bob did not disappoint with timid expectations. Nope, according to Lutz, the electric car future is on its away, and there is nothing you can do about it.

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Tesla Supercharger Network To Cover Most Of U.S, Canada By 2014

Elon Musk has managed to keep Tesla Motors in the news, though the latest update might be bigger than previous speculation and rumor-mongering. By the end of this year, Tesla will install enough Superchargers to cover the needs of most U.S. and Canadian Tesla owners, and amazingly, these fast chargers will get even faster. No wonder Tesla stock is soaring.

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