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Ava Community Energy in the San Francisco Bay Area has drafted its Zero-Emission Medium and Heavy-Duty Goods Movement Blueprint to aid in the transition of trucking toward zero-emission vehicles.
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The new trains, which will run during off-peak times, consist of two rail cars that can hold up to 112 passengers. Metra touted the trains as more economical and environmentally friendly than their diesel counterparts.
More than 7,500 new electric Uber and Lyft vehicles have been approved by the Taxi and Limousine Commission since the start of the city’s Green Rides initiative, according to a lawsuit aimed at limiting the electric for-hire fleet.
Falling prices, increased availability and incentives are giving the secondhand electric vehicle market the thrust it needs to grow, introducing the vehicles to a wider cross-section of consumers.
San Mateo County, Calif., is pushing back on a proposal to bring driverless taxis to the peninsula’s streets and highways, doing so first via a letter sent recently to regulators.
Under rules laid down by the California Air Resources Board, transit agencies across the state must convert their entire fleets to buses with zero tailpipe emissions by 2040. But Bay Area agencies are split on how to get there.
The questionable reliability of charging infrastructure in the state has been a pain point for EV drivers that threatens to hurt adoption and the state’s broader climate goals if not addressed.
The Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service is offering new information and no-cost training related to preventing and addressing the safety issues associated with electric vehicle systems.
New York's Republican state legislators are roundly criticizing a state mandate that was enacted in 2022, requiring school districts to transition to electric school buses in the next four years.
A cyclist was injured in a collision with a Waymo driverless vehicle in San Francisco's Potrero Hill neighborhood this week. This news comes after Cruise, another autonomous car company, recalled its entire fleet nationwide.
Getting congestion pricing plans past the public opinion stage may require refocusing the conversation around how traffic flows will improve, rather than any potential benefits to the planet.
A program that will test automated ticketing of drivers parked in bike and bus lanes downtown, already on the books for nearly a year, could be up and running in Chicago by summer.
Lithium-ion battery fires are becoming increasingly common as electric vehicles spread, and are hard to extinguish. A new approach uses an electrolyte based on a commercial fire extinguisher.
Baggage and cargo movement at airports is emerging as another use case for autonomous vehicle technology, as airlines and airports eye these applications.
Artificial intelligence and other technology common to modern transportation systems are finding their way into bikes, scooters and other micromobility devices.
The bill is also being paired with a crackdown on distracted driving in the state, a combination that recently drew concerns from the families of Iowans killed in distracted driving incidents.