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The California Air Resources Board (CARB) announced that it had approved the first of four plans of Volkswagen to invest $800 million in zero-emission infrastructure, outreach and electric vehicle access for citizens who live in disadvantaged communities. The first phase, totaling $200 million, has just been launched.
The government of the United Kingdom has announced that it will ban the sales of diesel- and gasoline-powered passenger vehicles after 2040, mostly in an effort to reduce the impact nitrogen oxides, or NOx, have had on public health.
While sensors monitor pollution near the freeway, what gets sucked into a car's interior is another matter all together. And it's linked to heart disease, asthma and other respiratory disease for unlucky drivers.
Subprime auto loan default rates are rising, which could affect investors worldwide, as they have been purchased these loans through securitized bonds. If the bottom falls out of the market, there could be a huge dent in ridesharing across U.S. cities, as many Uber and Lyft drivers rely on sub prime auto loans to rent cars for work.
Apple's new Cupertino headquarters is chock full of bells and whistles. But some critics question why this forward-thinking company left out two things: daycare facilities and easy access to public transportation.
A bad mix of ill-advised auto loans and empty promises from ridesharing companies could leave big-city transit infrastructure dangerously vulnerable across the U.S.
Columbia, South Carolina, is the latest U.S. city to promise a future running on 100 percent renewables. The shift is largely symbolic for now, but it shows how cities can drive climate action when the feds fall short.
Tesloop is offering rides across Southern California in a Tesla Model S, and the non-affiliated startup has big plans to add more routes across the country via Tesla's supercharger network.
With all the fuss over the high speed rail here in California, and whether or not it could transform the San Joaquin Valley or become a massive boondoggle, taking Amtrak now in Fresno is hardly the worst thing in the world.
London's iconic fleet of black taxicabs is going electric. And in order to ensure they won't stutter in the cold, the company is testing these new EVs in extreme conditions in Norway's Arctic.
According to a New York Times investigation, Uber engineers developed a software to identify and collect information on municipal officials who were attempting to monitor the ridesharing service.
Berlin’s transportation secretary is determined to make the city even more bicycle-friendly, saying: “Whoever drives a car in Berlin has too much time."