Uber’s competitors shift mobility to the fast lane

November 22, 2017 by  
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Mapping out the global expansion of urban mobility.

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Episode 82: Greening the big Apple; Peter Seligmann’s graceful exit

June 30, 2017 by  
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In this week’s episode, selling sustainable tourism, a chat with Honolulu’s first resilience officer and the future of urban mobility.

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Retro electric motorbike with 40-mile range fits in the trunk of a car

May 22, 2017 by  
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Urban mobility is seeing something of a renaissance. As cars congest and pollute cities, people are rethinking how to get around. One company based in Singapore , seeks to inject a little fun and imagination into urban travel. Vanda Electrics is offering a small electric motorbike called the Motochimp that they claim will open your eyes “to the surreal in everyday spaces, as you meander through streets and dreamscapes.” The future of urban mobility isn’t all sleek electric cars or pioneering flying cars . Vanda Electrics infuses a sense of playfulness into a commute with their Motochimp, a foldable motorbike that can be packed into a car trunk. The unconventional vehicle was designed to celebrate spontaneous joy rides and “defy boredom and faceless urban transport.” From the website, it appears the motorbike will come in at least three bright colors: red, blue, and yellow. Related: Hyundai foldable electric Ioniq scooter will make your commute awesome The bike’s draw isn’t only its funky design , but the nearly 40 mile range it can get on one charge. The company also says the battery charges rapidly. The zero emissions vehicle will be able to cruise through the streets at speeds of 20 miles per hour. Jonny Smith of YouTube channel Fully Charged drove the Motochimp around and said the quirky vehicle is like the “child of a tube of toothpaste, Lego, and a packet of Pez candy.” He also likened the bike to a 1960’s coffee machine. According to Treehugger, the motorbike is expected to enter production in 2017 and could be released in the United Kingdom and possibly the United States by 2018. The price is yet unclear; Smith said the Motochimp could cost around $1,600 while Auto Express put the price tag closer to $2,000. Treehugger pointed out with prices that expensive, the Motochimp isn’t likely to be a vehicle for the masses, but could offer a fun alternative for those who want to ditch their cars. + Vanda Electrics + Motochimp Via Treehugger Images via Motochimp Facebook

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Redefining the future of personal mobility

March 4, 2016 by  
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A conversation with General Motor’s urban mobility lead after a $500 million investment in Lyft and the launch of the new mobility spinoff company Maven at GreenBiz 16 in Phoenix, Arizona.

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After $500M Lyft bet, GM chases sustainable self-driving cars

January 15, 2016 by  
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General Motors Executive Director of Urban Mobility Peter Kosak weighs in on the automaker’s future in transportation tech.

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2016 Smart Fortwo is a tiny, super-smart city car with lots of legroom

April 1, 2015 by  
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The small Smart Fortwo is one of the best cars you can buy if you live in a tight urban space, like San Francisco or New York. Now it’s even better, since Smart just unveiled the all-new 2016 Fortwo at the New York International Auto Show . Even with its small footprint, the new Smart Fortwo offers more space and more equipment than ever before. Read the rest of 2016 Smart Fortwo is a tiny, super-smart city car with lots of legroom Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 2015 New York Auto Show , 2016 Fortwo , 2016 Smart , 2016 Smart Fortwo , green car , green transportation , Smart , Smart ForTwo , urban mobility

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MINI Unveils Tiny Electric ‘Citysurfer’ Scooter That Folds to Fit in Your Trunk

November 24, 2014 by  
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With traffic congestion in urban areas growing at an alarming rate, it’s only a matter of time until some cities start banning cars . To address the changing needs of urban mobility MINI just unveiled the Citysurfer – a folding electric concept scooter that can transport commuters to the “last mile” of their destinations without adding to existing traffic congestion. Read the rest of MINI Unveils Tiny Electric ‘Citysurfer’ Scooter That Folds to Fit in Your Trunk Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: BMW , Citysurfer concept , electric scooter , green transportation , Los Angeles Auto Show , Mini , MINI Citysurfer concept , mini cooper , Scooter , urban mobility

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Which Country is the Most Prepared for Climate Change?

November 24, 2014 by  
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The University of Notre Dame recently released the 2014 installment of the Notre Dame Global Adaptation Index ( ND-GAIN .) ND-GAIN shows “which countries are best prepared to deal with the national security risks, droughts, superstorms and other natural disasters that climate change can cause.” More than just a simple ranking list, the index also tracks the progress of countries’ preparedness over the last 18 years, and allows users to run ‘what if’ analyses for various situations. Hit the jump to see which countries came out on top, who stands to lose out – and why. Read the rest of Which Country is the Most Prepared for Climate Change? Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 2014 , adaptability , adaptation , Africa , chad , Climate Change , development , global warming , infrastructure , interactive map , ND-GAIN , norway , Notre Dame Global Adaptation Index , resilience , scandinavia , University of Notre Dame

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Swifty Scooters: Beautiful Hand-Made Adult Kick Scooters Designed for Urban Mobility

September 11, 2012 by  
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A husband and wife team from the UK are the brains behind Swifty Scooters – a range of adult kick scooters that, through innovative design, “demonstrates a 21st century relevance to urban mobility, answering the need to save time and have fun.” Jason and Camilla Iftakhar , who are both graduates of the Royal College of Art , work together to design and hand-craft the scooters, whose parts are even locally sourced. The scooters are also designed to be ultra-slim and, when required, fold up so they can be carried onto public transport or stored away. Read the rest of Swifty Scooters: Beautiful Hand-Made Adult Kick Scooters Designed for Urban Mobility Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: adult kick scooters , Camilla Iftakhar , commuting , jason Iftakhar , kick scooters , public transport , swifty scooters , swifty scooters website , swiftyOne , SwiftyOne Chrone , urban mobility , urban scooters

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Honda to Unveil the Electric 3R-C Concept in Geneva

February 25, 2010 by  
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Images: Autoblog Green Next week ushers in the Geneva auto show, and based on last year’s momentum and the previews thus far, it’s going to be bubbling with alternative vehicles. Honda has released a teaser of its 3R-C, an all-electric single-seater urban mobility concept.

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