Arrivals zero-emissions buses are designed for social distancing

June 23, 2020 by  
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U.K. startup Arrival has unveiled the Arrival Bus, an eye-catching electric bus crafted to not only improve public perception of public transportation but to also respond to health concerns in the coronavirus era. Engineered for flexibility and worldwide adoption, the Arrival Bus features wraparound digital screens for easy identification and flexible seating so that passenger capacity can be controlled to follow social distancing rules. The sleek design concept also allows for the installation of plexiglass dividers between passengers and no-touch stop requests via a smartphone app. Founded in 2015, Arrival champions itself as a producer of electric commercial vehicles designed to help cities meet their net-zero emissions targets worldwide. In addition to the new Arrival Bus design, the startup recently unveiled designs for its electric delivery vans. Although there are no Arrival products currently on the road yet, the company plans to deploy 1,000 Microfactories — low-footprint automotive production facilities with Arrival assembly technology — around the world by 2026 to build all of the electric vehicles in its portfolio.  Related: Designers propose sustainable housing in response to COVID-19 lifestyle changes “We are very excited to bring the Arrival Bus to markets around the world and make the passenger experience of bus travel a positive one,” said Ben Jardine, chief of product for Arrival Bus. “By working in partnership with businesses to develop the entire ecosystem around our vehicles, we are supporting their goals of making public transport appealing whilst achieving carbon neutrality.” Arrival plans to create an integrated public transportation ecosystem that not only includes buses but also cars for sharing, taxis, delivery robots and charging infrastructure. Arrival expects to deploy the Arrival Bus in upcoming months. The electric vehicles will be built in local Microfactories using modular construction for flexibility. The use of an aluminum chassis with integrated mechanical parts will also streamline the production process, while the minimalist interior design will make the vehicle easy to clean. + Arrival Images via Arrival

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Good, Better, Best: Reducing Your Transportation Carbon Footprint

May 7, 2020 by  
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This is the first in a series of five articles … The post Good, Better, Best: Reducing Your Transportation Carbon Footprint appeared first on Earth911.com.

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Clean trucks are more important than ever

May 5, 2020 by  
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Cleaning up air pollution drives economic growth.

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How to Successfully Scale Municipal Fleets

May 3, 2020 by  
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How to Successfully Scale Municipal Fleets As cities and states march towards aggressive climate action goals, fleet leaders are facing more pressure than ever to electrify, and faster. But there are a variety of decisions and steps required: from working with utilities, to understanding site power capacity required, to determining the optimal schedule to smartly charge electric vehicles. However, one thing is certain: Municipal fleet leaders are paving the path and can provide you with valuable lessons learned. In this webcast, you’ll hear directly from accomplished fleet veterans from Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, Smart City Columbus, City of Oakland and ChargePoint as speakers share their tips and best practices.  You will learn:   What it takes to manage a rapidly growing electric fleet  Mistakes to avoid as you move from pilot phase into regular operations  Things to consider when building out your EV charging program  What existing operations you need to change and what can stay the course  Moderator: Katie Fehrenbacher, Senior Writer & Transportation Analyst, GreenBiz Group Speakers:  Christine Weydig, Director of Environmental & Energy Programs, Port Authority of New York & NJ  Kelly Reagan, Fleet Administrator, City of Columbus  Richard Battersby, Assistant Director, Public Works, City of Oakland David Breault, Fleet Solutions, ChargePoint  If you can’t tune in live, please register and we will email you a link to access the archived webcast footage and resources, available to you on-demand after the webcast. taylor flores Sun, 05/03/2020 – 15:56 Katie Fehrenbacher Senior Writer & Analyst, Transportation GreenBiz @katiefehren Christine Weydig Director, Environmental and Energy Programs Port Authority of New York and New Jersey @cweydig Kelly Reagan Fleet Administrator City of Columbus Richard Battersby Assistant Director City of Oakland Public Works @eastbaycleancit David Breault Fleet Solutions ChargePoint gbz_webcast_date Tue, 05/26/2020 – 13:00 – Tue, 05/26/2020 – 14:00

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Here are 4 ways cities are coping with the effects of COVID-19

April 15, 2020 by  
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Cities — from Wuhan in China to New York in the United States — have been at the front lines of the novel coronavirus crisis and will be in the same position for future crises.

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How COVID-19 will redesign urban mobility

April 14, 2020 by  
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Despite the hard transportation times for public transit and micromobility, it’s not all doom and gloom.

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The pandemic as prism for urban mobility

April 14, 2020 by  
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Despite the hard transportation times for public transit and micromobility, it’s not all doom and gloom.

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Why sustainability professionals should drive green consumerism

April 14, 2020 by  
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What would happen if more people than ever before demanded goods aligned with a sustainable, low-carbon economy? Our economy would transition swiftly.

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Could COVID-19 open the door for driverless deliveries?

April 14, 2020 by  
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The COVID-19 pandemic has put an incredible strain on global supply chains, from medical supplies to household goods, as spikes in demand stress-test logistics infrastructures. There is an opportunity for unmanned delivery vehicles to assist in addressing this demand and help to reduce the risk of spreading infection.

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Ride-Hailing Is Eco-Unfriendly — What Can You Do Instead?

March 23, 2020 by  
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