TRANS PORTATION curated News December 30th

Bykes - Cycling gloves have LED turn signals built right in
Cyclists are supposed to signal when they turn. Zackee gloves make it easier to do and easier for drivers to understand .. ...
http://www.treehugger.com/bikes/cycling-gloves-have-turn-sig


Bykes - Electric motorcycle company sues NJ co-founder
A New Jersey man who co-founded a company that makes high-end electric motorcycles that Time magazine calls one of the top inventions of 2013 is being sued by the company over stock shares .. ...
http://phys.org/news/2013-12-electric-motorcycle-company-sue


Bykes - London will have bike highways in the sky
The cycling community is aghast, saying bike lanes should be in the streets and that it is all a fantasy. There is room for both .. ...
http://www.treehugger.com/bikes/london-have-bike-highways-sk


Bykes - Wonderful Video Of Wonderful Bike Art Installation In Toronto
This is pretty:Here’s the description on the YouTube
http://planetsave.com/2013/12/30/wonderful-video-wonderful-b


CARS - A New Dodge Challenger Concept or the SRT Viper Roadster Could Steal the Show in Detroit
While both Ford and General Motors have been very vocal with regard to their high performance vehicle debuts set for the Motor City show, the Chrysler Group really hasn’t had much to say about the .. ...
2013 Challenger script logo
http://www.torquenews.com/106/new-dodge-challenger-concept-o


CARS - Four reasons why 2015 WRX will outperform 2014 model
We can see the new changes made to the exterior of the new 2015 Subaru WRX, but what changes did Subaru make underneath that will give us reason to believe the new-generation version will outperfor 2015 WRX gets new features outside 2015 WRX gets new wheels 2015 WRX cabin upgrades ...
2015 Subaru WRX
http://www.torquenews.com/1084/four-reasons-why-2015-wrx-wil


CARS - Report: Mercedes to roll out C63 AMG late in 2014 with 4.0L V8
Filed under: Sedan, Performance, Mercedes-Benz, LuxuryThe new 2014 Mercedes-Benz C-Class is upon us, launching initially in North America with turbocharged four-cylinder C300 4Matic and six-cylinder C400 4Matic flavors. But that's only the tip of the proverbial iceberg when it comes to the vast array of powertrain configurations that will be offered in the new C-Class in markets around the world. Orders will soon be rolling in for gasoline
Mercedes-Benz C-Class with AMG Pack
http://www.autoblog.com/2013/12/30/2015-mercedes-c63-amg-4-l


CARS - Video: Dave Lang lands 180 Rollerblade jump over Lamborghini, Bam Margera crashes it anyway
Filed under: Convertible, Performance, Etc., Videos, Lamborghini, CelebritiesLending further credence to the internetism "This is why we can't have nice things," real-life court jester Bam Margera had a tough weekend with his Lamborghini Murciélago after letting rollerblader Dave Lang perform a 180-degree jump over it.While the stunt seemed to go off without a hitch, a second video has emerged showing Margera attempting to back his Lamborghini
Bam Margera Lamborghini Crash
http://www.autoblog.com/2013/12/30/bam-margera-lamborghini-d


CARS - Volkswagen XL1 Up Close in Barcelona (w/ video)
Zachary Shahan over at our sister site, Cleantechnica, recently traveled to Spain for EVS27 in Barcelona, where he got a chance to take a look at the new-age, 260 mpg Volkswagen XL1 supercar and take all kinds of pictures that he’s allowed us to repost, below. Enjoy! Volkswagen XL1 (VIDEO & PICS) (via Clean Technica)We’ve written a few times about the wickedly efficient (perhaps most efficient car in the world) Volkswagen XL1.
Volkswagen XL1
http://gas2.org/2013/12/30/volkswagen-xl1-close-barcelona-w-


CARS - Volt Owner Shares Tips for Driving Chevy Volt in Winter
The trip, and our travels around town, comprised just shy of five hundred miles. The average mileage on the trip came out to be right around 39.4MPG. I was impressed, to be sure. .. ...
Chevy Volt Driving in Winter
http://www.torquenews.com/1952/driving-chevy-volt-in-winter-


CARS - Which U.S. states have the best and worst drivers?
How's your state doing safety-wise based on law enforcement data .. ...
http://www.treehugger.com/cars/which-us-states-have-best-and


EVs - Analyst predicts GM will buy Tesla in 2014
Filed under: GM, Earnings/Financials, TeslaThere's little question that Tesla has come at the automotive industry as an outsider. But will it last as an outsider for much longer? Not if you ask Yra Harris of Praxis Trading. According to USA Today, the veteran financial analyst recently predicted on CNBC that General Motors will try to buy Tesla in 2014.It certainly wouldn't be the first time that GM acquired another automaker.
Tesla Model S
http://www.autoblog.com/2013/12/30/gm-buying-tesla-2014-anal


EVs - Top Electric Vehicle Stories Of 2013 (Part 2)
Following up on the top 33 electric vehicle stories of the first half (or so) of 2013, below are the top electric vehicle stories from the rest of 2013. This was a huge year for electric vehicles, but it’s clear that the industry is growing so fast that 2014 is going to be even that much better. I’ve got more than 10 stories below, so I decided to split them up according to different categories.
auto adoption rates
http://planetsave.com/2013/12/30/top-electric-vehicle-storie


TRAFFIC - Which U.S. states have the best and worst drivers?
How's your state doing safety-wise based on law enforcement data .. ...
http://www.treehugger.com/cars/which-us-states-have-best-and


Bykes - Cycling gloves have LED turn signals built right in

Cyclists are supposed to signal when they turn. Zackee gloves make it easier to do and easier for drivers to understand ...

http://www.treehugger.com/bikes/cycling-gloves-have-turn-signals-built

Bykes - Electric motorcycle company sues NJ co-founder

A New Jersey man who co-founded a company that makes high-end electric motorcycles that Time magazine calls one of the top inventions of 2013 is being sued by the company over stock shares ...

http://phys.org/news/2013-12-electric-motorcycle-company-sues-nj.htm

Bykes - London will have bike highways in the sky

The cycling community is aghast, saying bike lanes should be in the streets and that it is all a fantasy. There is room for both ...

http://www.treehugger.com/bikes/london-have-bike-highways-sky.htm

Bykes - Wonderful Video Of Wonderful Bike Art Installation In Toronto

This is pretty:Here’s the description on the YouTube page:Ai Weiwei’s “Forever Bicycles” transforms Toronto’s Nathan Phillips Square from October 6 – 27, 2013.For more info, visit: http://www.snbto.ca/extendedShot and edited by: Ryan Emond http://www.reemond.com/Check out more cool bike stories and videos:Bike-Sharing Programs Improve Street LifeBeautifulCopenhagen’s New Bike-Sharing Program Gonna Be Sweet!Most Intelligent Bike On The Street ...

http://planetsave.com/2013/12/30/wonderful-video-wonderful-bike-art-in

CARS - A New Dodge Challenger Concept or the SRT Viper Roadster Could Steal the Show in Detroit

While both Ford and General Motors have been very vocal with regard to their high performance vehicle debuts set for the Motor City show, the Chrysler Group really hasn’t had much to say about the ...

2013 Challenger script logo

http://www.torquenews.com/106/new-dodge-challenger-concept-or-srt-vipe

CARS - Four reasons why 2015 WRX will outperform 2014 model

We can see the new changes made to the exterior of the new 2015 Subaru WRX, but what changes did Subaru make underneath that will give us reason to believe the new-generation version will outperfor 2015 WRX gets new features outside 2015 WRX gets new wheels 2015 WRX cabin upgrades ...

2015 Subaru WRX

http://www.torquenews.com/1084/four-reasons-why-2015-wrx-will-outperfo

CARS - Report: Mercedes to roll out C63 AMG late in 2014 with 4.0L V8

Filed under: Sedan, Performance, Mercedes-Benz, LuxuryThe new 2014 Mercedes-Benz C-Class is upon us, launching initially in North America with turbocharged four-cylinder C300 4Matic and six-cylinder C400 4Matic flavors. But that's only the tip of the proverbial iceberg when it comes to the vast array of powertrain configurations that will be offered in the new C-Class in markets around the world. Orders will soon be rolling in for gasoline, hybri ...

Mercedes-Benz C-Class with AMG Pack

http://www.autoblog.com/2013/12/30/2015-mercedes-c63-amg-4-liter-v8

CARS - Video: Dave Lang lands 180 Rollerblade jump over Lamborghini, Bam Margera crashes it anyway

Filed under: Convertible, Performance, Etc., Videos, Lamborghini, CelebritiesLending further credence to the internetism "This is why we can't have nice things," real-life court jester Bam Margera had a tough weekend with his Lamborghini Murciélago after letting rollerblader Dave Lang perform a 180-degree jump over it.While the stunt seemed to go off without a hitch, a second video has emerged showing Margera attempting to back his Lamborghini co ...

Bam Margera Lamborghini Crash

http://www.autoblog.com/2013/12/30/bam-margera-lamborghini-dave-lang-c

CARS - Volkswagen XL1 Up Close in Barcelona (w/ video)

Zachary Shahan over at our sister site, Cleantechnica, recently traveled to Spain for EVS27 in Barcelona, where he got a chance to take a look at the new-age, 260 mpg Volkswagen XL1 supercar and take all kinds of pictures that he’s allowed us to repost, below. Enjoy! Volkswagen XL1 (VIDEO & PICS) (via Clean Technica)We’ve written a few times about the wickedly efficient (perhaps most efficient car in the world) Volkswagen XL1. I recently got ...

Volkswagen XL1

http://gas2.org/2013/12/30/volkswagen-xl1-close-barcelona-w-video

CARS - Volt Owner Shares Tips for Driving Chevy Volt in Winter

The trip, and our travels around town, comprised just shy of five hundred miles. The average mileage on the trip came out to be right around 39.4MPG. I was impressed, to be sure. ...

Chevy Volt Driving in Winter

http://www.torquenews.com/1952/driving-chevy-volt-in-winter-tip

CARS - Which U.S. states have the best and worst drivers?

How's your state doing safety-wise based on law enforcement data ...

http://www.treehugger.com/cars/which-us-states-have-best-and-worst-dri

EVs - Analyst predicts GM will buy Tesla in 2014

Filed under: GM, Earnings/Financials, TeslaThere's little question that Tesla has come at the automotive industry as an outsider. But will it last as an outsider for much longer? Not if you ask Yra Harris of Praxis Trading. According to USA Today, the veteran financial analyst recently predicted on CNBC that General Motors will try to buy Tesla in 2014.It certainly wouldn't be the first time that GM acquired another automaker. It did just that wh ...

Tesla Model S

http://www.autoblog.com/2013/12/30/gm-buying-tesla-2014-analyst-predic

EVs - Top Electric Vehicle Stories Of 2013 (Part 2)

Following up on the top 33 electric vehicle stories of the first half (or so) of 2013, below are the top electric vehicle stories from the rest of 2013. This was a huge year for electric vehicles, but it’s clear that the industry is growing so fast that 2014 is going to be even that much better. I’ve got more than 10 stories below, so I decided to split them up according to different categories. Have a look:General Electric Vehicle StoriesEl ...

auto adoption rates

http://planetsave.com/2013/12/30/top-electric-vehicle-stories-2013-par

TRAFFIC - Which U.S. states have the best and worst drivers?

How's your state doing safety-wise based on law enforcement data ...

http://www.treehugger.com/cars/which-us-states-have-best-and-worst-dri

TRANS PORTATION curated News December 27th

Bykes - Contactless bicycle dynamo light gets intelligent upgrade
The maker of the Magnic Light, said to be the "world's first compact bicycle dynamo," is launching an upgraded version of this innovative bike lighting system .. ...
http://www.treehugger.com/gadgets/contactless-bicycle-dynamo


Bykes - Times Square ball drop to be powered by Citi Bike riders this New Year's Eve
A stationary bike generator will light up the New Year's Eve ball .. ...
http://www.treehugger.com/renewable-energy/times-square-ball


Bykes - Top 10 bike stories of 2013
2014 is upon us and now is a good time to look back at some notable bike-related stories from 2013 .. ...
http://www.treehugger.com/bikes/top-10-bike-stories-2013.htm


CARS - As EV sales stall, Tesla outsells the rest of the field combined
Electric vehicles are becoming much more affordable due to a combination of manufacturer price reductions and growing government tax incentives .. ...
2014 Tesla Model S
http://www.torquenews.com/1083/ev-sales-stall-tesla-outsells


CARS - Audi plans almost €22-billion investment through 2018; targeting 2M annual deliveries
Between 2014 and 2018, Audi will invest a total of around €22 billion (US$30 billion) into new models, innovations and the continuous expansion of the worldwide production network. 70% of the investment is intended for new models and technologies. The company’s sites in Germany will also benefit from the largest technical development and investment program in company history
http://www.greencarcongress.com/2013/12/20131227-audi.htm


CARS - Breaking: John Krafcik stepping down as Hyundai CEO, replaced by VP of sales
Filed under: Hirings/Firings/Layoffs, HyundaiHyundai Motor America has announced that its affable president and CEO, John Krafcik, will be stepping down from his post on January 1, at the completion of his contract. He'll be replaced by the current executive vice president of sales, David Zuchowski.Krafcik has helmed Hyundai through a product renaissance that's seen the Korean automaker go from budget afterthought to household name in less than
John Krafcik
http://www.autoblog.com/2013/12/27/john-krafcik-stepping-dow


CARS - European Car Makers Pain Will Be Buyers Gain In 2014
If you’re a European and you plan to buy a new car in 2014, the outlook surely has never been brighter. New cars with fabulous technology will make life easy, save you fuel, and maybe your life in an accident. Prices are low as too many brands desperately chase down elusive buyers by throwing money at them .. ...
http://www.forbes.com/sites/neilwinton/2013/12/27/european-c


CARS - GM recalling 1.5M cars in China for faulty bracket
Filed under: Budget, Sedan, China, Recalls, Hatchback, Buick, ChevroletGeneral Motors and its Chinese partners have announced their second recall in the People's Republic this year, following a 2,653-unit recall of the Cadillac SRX earlier this year. This latest recall affects nearly 1.5 million cars built between 2006 and 2012. It's not explicitly stated, but as there's no movement from the US NHTSA, we suspect that the cars in question were all ...
Buick Excelle
http://www.autoblog.com/2013/12/27/gm-recalling-1-5m-cars-ch


CARS - Kooky Design Could Offer Big Storage
Illustrations from Jalopnik.comWith all the experimentation going on in the auto industry with alternative powertrains and futuristic car designs, it's only a matter of time before we see someone make an automobile transform into a suitcase (a la "The Jetsons") with the push of a button. But until then, we're likely to see manufacturers get more aggressive about clever ways to create and use storage space.One clever (and we assume highly caffeina ...
Front Bed II
http://news.pickuptrucks.com/2013/12/kooky-design-could-offe


CARS - Report: Mercedes takes bare-bones 461 series G-Class off the menu
Filed under: SUV, Mercedes-Benz, Military, Off-RoadMercedes has managed to elevate one of its most utilitarian models to luxury status, but those familiar with the G-Class - or really anyone who's ever even seen one - will know that the Geländewagen is a true workhorse if there ever was one. Stripped of its luxury accoutrements, the G-Class is sold to military forces and government bodies as the 461 series. And Mercedes was, for a time
Mercedes-Benz Geländewagen 461 Series
http://www.autoblog.com/2013/12/27/mercedes-g-class-461-seri


CARS - Spy Shots: Mercedes-Benz CLS63 AMG Shooting Brake looking fine with facelift
Filed under: Spy Photos, Performance, Wagon, Mercedes-Benz, LuxuryThe Mercedes-Benz CLS63 AMG Shooting Brake has been prescribed both a face- and butt-lift to bring it in line with current AMG standards, and our spy shooters caught it recovering from the surgery. There will be a slightly curvier grille and larger intakes on the front spoiler as on the S63 AMG, as well as a resculpted rear bumper and diffuser.
2014 Mercedes-Benz CLS63 AMG spied in camouflage
http://www.autoblog.com/2013/12/27/mercedes-benz-cls63-amg-s


CARS - Subaru Impreza offers hottest year-end deal of any small sedan
If you are looking for a great year-end deal on a new small sedan, the 2014 Subaru Impreza offers a very good financing deal .. ...
2014 Subaru Impreza
http://www.torquenews.com/1084/subaru-impreza-offers-hottest


CARS - Subaru extends STI range with 2014 Impreza hatch STI and sedan STI models
Subaru is shaking things up and has just announced two new special edition 2014 Impreza models.
2014 Subaru Impreza special edition STI sedan and hatchback models
http://www.torquenews.com/1084/subaru-extends-sti-range-2014


CARS - The Lexus F will be a serious sports car.
Slideshow Image: Description: Lexus will launch the new F and give it a new name in 2014. .. ...
http://www.torquenews.com/gallery/lexus-f-will-be-serious-sp


CARS - Top 5 Reasons GM Is Back on Track
It's been a long time since General Motors found itself staggering from the recession in late 2008, becoming the recipient of government bailout money in an effort to save jobs and U.S. corporations. With the dawn of 2014 just ahead of us, here are five reasons we think GM is finally back on track.1. Government Motors No MoreThe U.S. government sold its remaining shares in GM at the beginning of December, ending its four-year relationship
Renaissance_center_from_air II
http://news.pickuptrucks.com/2013/12/top-5-reasons-gm-is-bac


CARS - Volt-based Cadillac ELR starts shipping to dealers around the U.S.
The Cadillac ELR plug-in hybrid is the answer to the question: "What if a Cadillac and a Chevrolet Volt had a baby together?" .. ...
http://www.treehugger.com/cars/volt-based-cadillac-elr-start


CARS - Why 2014 will be one of Lexus' most important years in the company's history
1989 was the first year that Americans could buy a Lexus.
2014 Lexus LF-NX Turbo
http://www.torquenews.com/1083/why-2014-will-be-one-lexus-mo


EVs - A quick tour of Tesla's electric car factory in California (video)
Curious to see how Tesla makes its electric cars .. ...
http://www.treehugger.com/cars/quick-tour-teslas-electric-ca


EVs - Nissan Leaf Review
Following up on my quick comparison of the Nissan Leaf, Volkswagen e-Up!, and BMW i3
http://evobsession.com/nissan-leaf-review


EVs - On electric cars and fixing cities: It’s Not “This Or That” — It’s “This And That”
Zachary Shahan picks up the debate about the role of the electric car. He thinks they have a big role to play .. ...
http://www.treehugger.com/cars/electric-cars-and-fixing-citi


PUBLIC - London gets its first electric-only buses
London has long been experimenting with hybrid and fuel cell buses. Now it's adding pure electric buses to the fleet too .. ...
http://www.treehugger.com/public-transportation/london-gets-



TRANSPORT - 9 ways of getting around inspired by biomimicry
Transportation solutions pulled from of nature .. ...
http://www.treehugger.com/slideshows/biomimicry/9-ways-getti


TRANSPORT - Study explores impact of changing gasoline and diesel taxes in Europe
Diesel is currently taxed at a lower level than gasoline in Europe; however, since 2011 the EC has been considering reversing that situation by making energy taxes systematically reflect the CO2 performance of the energy product. As on a volumetric basis, diesel contains more carbon than gasoline, the tax on diesel fuel would increase. In a paper published in the journal Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board ...
http://www.greencarcongress.com/2013/12/20131227-diesel.htm