MODE TRANS PORTATION curated news April 1st

BOATS - Tesla unveils electric car that can turn into a boat — Tesla Model Y
Tesla may have outdone itself this time .. ...
http://www.treehugger.com/cars/tesla-unveils-electric-car-ca


Bykes - Biking can be just what the doctor ordered...literally
In Boston, battling obesity means getting people out on bikes. The most low-cost way for physicians to prescribe biking is through the new Hubway bike share system .. ...
http://www.treehugger.com/bikes/biking-can-be-just-what-doct


Bykes - Bixi is dead; Long live Bike Share Toronto
Toronto's troubled bike sharing system gets renamed, retooled, repriced .. ...
http://www.treehugger.com/bikes/bixi-dead-long-live-bike-sha


Bykes - Iron Horse: songs of cycling
How an evening bike ride in Richmond Park inspired Mary Erskine to pen odes to cycling and set them to music One of cycling's best kept secrets is the inspiration that comes while riding a bike. Legend has it that Albert Einstein came up with the theory of relativity while cycling*. For most of us inspiration may strike in the form of solutions to everyday problems. For musician and singer Mary Erskine, it was the idea for a cycling concept album ...
http://www.theguardian.com/environment/bike-blog/2014/mar/31


CARS - Can't Buy The New Ford Mustang? Try The Shelby GT500 Golf Cart Instead
Pony up to the 18th hole in the new Ford Mustang Golf Car .. ...
http://www.forbes.com/sites/hannahelliott/2014/03/31/cant-ge


CARS - Fact or Fiction?: Your Car Is Hackable
Automotive computers controlling brakes, steering and door locks are vulnerable to tampering under certain conditions. But are random roadside cyber attacks a real threat?-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com .. ...
http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/fact-or-fiction-yo


CARS - Ford Escort testing, may be bound for Europe
Filed under: Concept Cars, Spy Photos, Sedan, FordThere has been little news about Ford's China-focused Escort concept since debuting at last year's Shanghai Motor Show, but the no-frills sedan has shown its camouflaged face again during cold weather testing in Northern Sweden. While far from a guarantee, the test location might hint that the Blue Oval plans to market the car outside of Asia.The Escort's black robe and zebra paint make it hard to ...
Ford Escort Spyshot
http://www.autoblog.com/2014/04/01/ford-escort-testing-spy-s


CARS - Meet the stunning car that inspired the popular CLA-Class
One of the reasons the all-new 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class has been such a big hit has been its impressive styling. Mercedes CLA-Class Mercedes -Benz CLA Mercedes CLA-Class Mercedes CLA-Class .. ...
Meet the stunning car that inspired the popular CLA-Class
http://www.torquenews.com/1084/meet-stunning-car-inspired-po


CARS - The BMW X4

http://www.forbes.com/pictures/mkm45gligd/2014-bmw-x4


CARS - The Porsche 918 Spyder 'Just Rips,' Says Factory Driver Patrick Long
Porsche's million-dollar hybrid supercar leaves a distinct impression on Porsche factory driver Patrick Long—and me .. ...
http://www.forbes.com/sites/matthewdepaula/2014/03/31/the-po


CARS - World Debut: The 2015 Ford Mustang

http://www.forbes.com/pictures/egdh45efdgk/ford-mustang


EVs - 4 ways to maximize your electric vehicle's range
Electric cars are very sensitive to driver habits and their range can be affected dramatically by how the driver uses the car .. ...
http://www.torquenews.com/1083/4-ways-maximize-your-electric


EVs - City of Lancaster to Install Energy Storage System and EV Charging Station
The City of Lancaster has partnered with Green Charge Networks to install an intelligent energy storage system and an electric vehicle charging station at the Lancaster Museum of Art & History (MOAH). During its regular meeting Tuesday, March 26, 2014, the Lancaster City Council approved the initiative. Funded by a California Energy Commission (CEC) grant,.. .. ...
electric vehicle fast charger
http://solarthermalmagazine.com/2014/03/31/city-of-lancaster


EVs - Elon Musk on Founding Tesla: ‘I Thought We Would Most Likely Fail’
Six years ago, Elon Musk was on the verge of losing most of his fortune. His rocket venture, SpaceX, had already experienced three failed launches. Meanwhile, Tesla was losing money fast -- and it was almost impossible to convince investors to pour money into an electric vehicle startup during the 2008 financial crisis. Musk was one setback away from becoming broke. "I remember waking up the Sunday before Christmas in 2008, and thinking to mysel ...
http://www.greentechmedia.com/articles/read/elon-musk-on-fou


EVs - Tesla reaches agreement with auto dealers lobby to keep selling EVs in New York State
It's a bit ridiculous that they even have to fight for their right to sell their products (where are free markets when you need them?), but you have to do what you have to do.. .. ...
http://www.treehugger.com/cars/tesla-reaches-agreement-auto-


PUBLIC - First Zero-Emissions All-Electric Bus Launches in Rio de Janeiro
Fetranspor is now evaluating the BYD 12 meter electric bus Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Mar. 31st, 2014: Fetranspor and Rio Bus, the public transportation companies for the state and city of Rio, and BYD a Chinese company with leading technologies on batteries and electric vehicles joined together at the opening ceremonies for the launch of […]The post First Zero-Emissions All-Electric Bus Launches in Rio de Janeiro appeared first on EV News Report .. ...
http://evnewsreport.com/first-zero-emissions-electric-bus-la


TRAFFIC - Can a cell phone app prevent distracted driving?
In case you haven’t noticed, the new hot topic surrounding distracted driving are the apps that will now safe us from this scourge. Not, this is not an April fools gag story .. ...
http://www.torquenews.com/1083/can-cell-phone-app-prevent-di


TRAFFIC - Walkable or Easily Drivable? Communities Can’t be Both
There’s a contentious debate happening in greater Portland about a highway expansion. Suburbanites are in favor, writes Scott Johnson at Portland Transport, and Portland residents are just as adamantly opposed.Places where it’s easy to park are necessarily bad places for walking and transit. Photo: WikipediaThe conflict, Johnson says, is inherent: Infrastructure that is conducive to driving is necessarily bad for walkable, transit-friendly places ...
Places that are easy to park are necessarily uncomfortable and bad places for walking and transit. Photo: Wikipedia
http://streetsblog.net/2014/03/31/walkable-or-easily-drivabl