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Proposed Self-Driving Car Rules Would Bar US States From Setting Own Rules

The set of self-driving vehicle rules now being proposed by a group of US House Representatives would bar individual states from putting their own testing and design regulations in place, going by the contents of a draft proposal that was obtained by Reuters Proposed Self-Driving Car …

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CleanTechnica Begins Jetson Electric Bicycle Review, Stay Tuned

When I first saw the electric bicycle (e-bike) Jetson, I stopped to look again. Where is the obvious battery sticking out? Where is the obvious electric motor? Where is the obvious gearing system limiting these e-bikes to a handful of gears? What is this twelve speed bike doing here in the middle of the e-bike section

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Sweden’s Largest Pension Fund Sells Off ExxonMobil & TransCanada Stock

AP7, Sweden's largest pension plan, announced this week it is continuing with its fossil fuel divestment strategy by selling its shares in ExxonMobil and TransCanada. Sweden's Largest Pension Fund Sells Off ExxonMobil & TransCanada Stock was originally published on

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Ontario Aiming For New-Vehicle Marketshare Of 5% For Electric Vehicles By 2020, 12% By 2025

Originally published on CleanTechnica. The Ontario government is now aiming to grow the new-vehicle market share held by electric vehicles to 5% by the year 2020, and 12% by 2025, according to recent reports. The new targets are part of the Canadian province's new 4-year, CAD$7 billion climate change plan. The plans will see CAD$285 [&hellip Ontario Aiming For New-Vehicle …

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GM big SUV buyers to be compensated for wrong fuel economy on window stickers

General Motors will compensate owners of three large crossover SUV models for misstated fuel economy on window stickers. Last week, GM issued a stop-sale order for the 2016 Buick Enclave, Chevrolet Traverse, and GMC Acadia. The EPA fuel-economy ratings on the window stickers for these models were found to be inaccurate. DON'T MISS: Gas-mileage...

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New Research Gives Detail on Who Exactly Is Using Car Sharing Services

Washington Post: We're Learning a Lot of Things About Who's Using Uber Users of ride-hailing services such as Uber and Lyft are far more likely to be Democrats than Republicans, but that doesn't mean they welcome regulations on the services they love. Despite their typical embrace of regulation, Democratic users of the services are …

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Faraday Future Hires Tesla’s Former VP Of Government Relations & Deputy General Counsel

Originally published on CleanTechnica. Tesla's (now former) Vice President of Government Relations and Deputy General Counsel, James Chen, was recently hired by Faraday Future, going by a recent tweet from the company. Faraday Future apparently hired Chen to serve as the company's Vice President of Government Relations and General Counsel — with the intent being [&hellip

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What brands do Tesla buyers also look at? BMW should worry

Looking at their future product plans, the established German luxury carmakers have now clearly started to take electric-car maker Tesla Motors seriously. Audi, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, and Porsche are all expected to launch at least one Tesla-targeting electric vehicle apiece over the next few years. New consumer research indicates the German luxury...

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SAE International OKs SAE TIR J2954 Wireless Power Transfer For Light-Duty Plug-In/ Electric Vehicles & Alignment Methodology For Publication

Originally published on CleanTechnica. An important new industry guideline for wireless power transfer technology and infrastructure — “SAE TIR J2954 Wireless Power Transfer for Light-Duty Plug-In/ Electric Vehicles and Alignment Methodology” — was recently approved for publication by SAE International, according to reports. The new guideline will reportedly be available on the SAE website starting [&hellip

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This Is The Largest Passive House Building In The US

Originally published on Green Building Elements. The largest Passive House structure in the US, called The Orchards At Orenco, is under construction in Hillsboro, Oregon, a suburb of Portland. The 57 unit residential building is being built by REACH Community Development, a non-profit developer dedicated to lowering overall living costs for residents. REACH believes delivering truly affordable housing places

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Video: Celebrity Solar Installation of the Week Starring NBA Legend Bill Walton

He's a big man living in a big house. It's fitting that he gets a big solar system on his roof. NBA legend (and NRG Home Solar spokesperson) Bill Walton just went solar on his residence in Southern California. Here's what we know about the system: It's a 12-kilowatt rooftop power plant using Enphase microinverters, Unirac racking systems and 43 solar panels from …

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2016 Toyota Mirai Fuel Cell Vehicle likely to get 60 MPGe

Filed under: Toyota isn't talking about the Mirai's fuel economy just yet, but that doesn't mean we can't make an educated guess. And we do so by looking at the competition and knowing that the DOE says that "One kg of hydrogen is roughly equivalent to one gallon of gasoline." For now, the Mirai's H2 …

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Q&A: Christopher Knittel on the EPA’s Greenhouse Gas Plan

The EPA's initial emissions proposal is now under public review, before the agency issues a final rule in 2015. Christopher Knittel, the William Barton Rogers Professor of Energy Economics at the MIT, is one of 13 economists who co-authored an article about the policy in the journal Science.read more

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PACE Has Been a Driver of Solar and Efficiency. Can It Work for Electric Vehicles?

Policy developments at the state and local levels provide many reasons to be optimistic about the adoption of electric vehicles. Much of this optimism emanates from Indianapolis and its forward-thinking mayor, Greg Ballard, a Marine Corps veteran whose passion for electric vehicles (EVs) is prominently featured in The Burden, a forthcoming documentary that explores the national security implications of U.S. oil dependence. Under Mayor …