TRANS PORTATION curated News March 22nd

BATTERIES - Japanese Government Launches Incentive Program For Batteries
Originally published on RenewEconomy. Japan has followed in the footsteps of Germany and the US and launched a new subsidy program designed to support the installation of lithium-ion battery-based stationary storage systems. According to a report in PV-Tech, the Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) will offer to pay individuals and entities up to Japanese Government Launches Incentive Program For Batteries was originally publis ...
http://cleantechnica.com/2014/03/22/japanese-government-laun


Bykes - Halfbike: Upright simplified bike combines biking with jogging (Video)
Going where most conventional bikes can't go, the Halfbike is a compact, upright version of the bicycle where riders stand up to pedal .. ...
http://www.treehugger.com/bikes/halfbike-kolelinia-upright-s


Bykes - Mathematical Impressions: The Bicycle Pulling Puzzle
 If you pull straight back on the lower pedal of your bicycle, will the bike move forward or backward? This classic puzzle has a surprising twist-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com .. ...
http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/mathematical-impre


CARS - The #1 factor that has allowed me to live car-free easily and pleasurably for 10 years
It's hard to believe that I've lived car-free for nearly 10 years straight. However, it's also hard to believe I ever thought owning a car was a good idea .. ...
http://www.treehugger.com/bikes/1-factor-has-allowed-me-live


EVs - How Does BMW’s 100,000 Electric Cars By 2020 Target Stack Up?
The jury is out on the BMW i3. Some love it (count me in), while some very much don’t. The BMW i8 is a cool electrified sports car, but many point out that it doesn’t stack up to the Model S despite costing nearly twice as much. Nonetheless, BMW seems more electric-oriented than most auto How Does BMW’s 100,000 Electric Cars By 2020 Target Stack Up? was originally published on: CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 30,000 othe ...
http://cleantechnica.com/2014/03/21/bmws-100000-electric-car


EVs - Plug-in Electric Vehicle Infrastructure In BC
Originally Published in the ECOreport. Cortes Island is three ferry trips north of Vancouver. There are three hours of driving time. As you also spend a significant amount of time waiting, the trip can take six hours in peak season.   Some people think of Cortes as a throwback to the 1970‘s; others regard it Plug-in Electric Vehicle Infrastructure In BC was originally published on: CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 30,000 ...
http://cleantechnica.com/2014/03/21/plug-electric-vehicle-in


EVs - Tesla Models Current & Future — A to Z
Think you can predict Tesla’s next 23 models or so? One for each letter of the alphabet? Well, you couldn’t do much worse than this attempt from Jalopnik from 2012. Of course, you’re attempt probably wouldn’t be as funny either. Check it out, via EV Obsession:Chart of Potential Tesla Models (A to Z) (via EV Obsession)This is actually sort of old, but I just ran across it and it is a lot of fun, so thought I’d share. As you can see on the cha .. ...
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http://planetsave.com/2014/03/22/tesla-models-current-future


EVs - Tesla Sales In China & Europe Expected To Be Double North American Sales
This was reported by Elon Musk on Tesla’s last financial call, but it seems to have slipped under the radar. Reuters recently ran a short article on the news, which made me think I should as well.As Tesla moves into the European and Chinese markets more, the company is expecting to see about twice as many sales there as in the United States and Canada by the end of the year.Tesla sold 22,477 cars in 2013, most of which went to the US market. .. ...
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http://planetsave.com/2014/03/22/tesla-sales-china-europe-ex


EVs - This New Electric Car Is Demolishing The Competition In China
It’s hard to keep up with the Chinese electric car market — it’s harder to find a good, reliable source for Chinese EV news. Oh yeah, wait, there were hardly any EV sales in China last year — not much has been going on there. But things may be changing fast. The BYD Qin, which This New Electric Car Is Demolishing The Competition In China was originally published on: CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 30,000 other subscriber ...
http://cleantechnica.com/2014/03/21/new-electric-car-demolis


EVs - Toyota Prius Buyers Hop Into Tesla Model S’s
Originally published on Gas 2. The Toyota Prius has been the perennial best seller for green-minded drivers, but the Tesla Model S is stealing buyers from the Japanese hybrid. Even though many Tesla buyers come from German luxury brands, the Model S is attracting most of its customers from Toyota. As a new brand, Tesla Toyota Prius Buyers Hop Into Tesla Model S’s was originally published on: CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join ov ...
http://cleantechnica.com/2014/03/21/toyota-prius-buyers-hop-


FUELS - Carbon Crash Solar Dawn, By Paul Gilding, Post Carbon Institute
I think it’s time to call it. Renewables and associated storage, transport and digital technologies are so rapidly disrupting whole industries’ business models they are pushing the fossil fuel industry towards inevitable collapse. Some of you will struggle with that statement. Most people accept the idea that fossil fuels are all powerful – that the […]The post Carbon Crash Solar Dawn, By Paul Gilding, Post Carbon Institute appeared first on EV N ...
http://evnewsreport.com/carbon-crash-solar-dawn-by-paul-gild


PUBLIC - Canada’s Longest Light Transit System: Metro Vancouver
Originally Published in the ECOreport. “You know that it is a tradition in the tunnel boring industry to name the machine after woman,” Premier Christie Clark began. “We are here today to christen this machine Alice, after Alice Wilson, who was the very first woman they ever hired in the Geological Survey of Canada.” Premier Canada’s Longest Light Transit System: Metro Vancouver was originally published on: CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanT ...
http://cleantechnica.com/2014/03/21/canadas-longest-light-tr


TRAINS - High-Speed Rail Goes Vertical
British designers propose a transportation hub skyscraper that sends high-speed trains down its sides, into underground tunnels. Continue reading .. ...
http://news.discovery.com/autos/future-of-transportation/hig


TRANSPORT - California May Cut Transport Fuel Consumption, Blazing US Trail
A new report from Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) has shown that California may cut its transport fuel consumption by more than a billion gallons per year by 2020 due to policy initiatives and a burgeoning electric and high-efficiency vehicle culture. According to Bloomberg, “the analysis puts forward two scenarios for the development of gasoline demand California May Cut Transport Fuel Consumption, Blazing US Trail was originally published o ...
http://cleantechnica.com/2014/03/21/california-may-cut-trans


TRANSPORT - Here’s An Idea: Tax Drivers Instead Of Raising LA Metro Fares
Originally published on Gas 2.After a lovely 20 mile ride through the scenic LA river bike path, the spacious Forest Lawn Drive, the terrifying Highland Blvd freeway off-ramp and into Hollywood for a party, we decided to take the Metro home. Home is downtown Los Angeles, DTLA to the locals, and one can definitely say “all roads lead to home” when home is DTLA.On this particular Metro ride, though, we saw this poster advertising an upcoming .. ...
public-hearing
http://cleantechnica.com/2014/03/22/heres-idea-tax-drivers-i