Author: Steve Duda

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Electric-Bus First: A Fleet For Canadian City

The city of Windsor, Ontario, which sits directly across the Detroit River from Motown, recently announced that it’s signed a letter of intent with China-based electric vehicle manufacturer BYD to supply the city with an electric bus fleet. In a… Read More
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Can’t Drive 55? Say Hello To The Evelio K1

Who’s ready for a brand new, super expensive electric supercar? After all, Tesla no longer manufactures the Roadster and the Fisker Karma, to be fair, is more of a luxury sedan than a genuine high torque, high horsepower asphalt eating… Read More
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Food Truck Fad Takes An All-Electric Turn

A century and a half before becoming one of the hottest foodie trends of the past decade, they were called chuck wagons. The chuck wagon begot the canteen. The canteen begot the roach coach. They roach coach gave birth to… Read More
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Steam-Car Speed Record Of 148 MPH On The Line

Back in the very early days of automobiling, steam cars outnumbered other forms of propulsion such as gasoline or electricity. In the U.S. in 1902 for example, 485 of 909 new car registrations were steamers and models such as the… Read More
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Philadelphia Trains’ Harvested Energy A Money Maker

The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transit Authority (SEPTA) in not just an average transit authority. SEPTA is huge, operating various forms of public transit including bus, subway and elevated rail, commuter rail, light rail, and electric trolley bus around the greater Philadelphia… Read More
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Hydrogen Bus Cleans Up Military Base Commute

Located south of Tacoma, Washington, Joint Base Lewis-McChord is a massive military facility that combines the U.S. Army’s Fort Lewis and the U.S. Air Force’s McChord Air Force Base. Taking up almost 16 square miles, the sprawling installation has more… Read More
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$9,000 EV Is Here, All 770 Pounds Of It

There are cars made by BMW called the Mini. There are mini cars, such as Smart Fortwo and the Fiat 500 designed to take advantage of the light weight and easy maneuverability of a small frame. And then there are… Read More
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Italo High-Speed Train Offers Touch Of Ferrari

It’s bright red, has plush seats, a great stereo and can roll over the Italian countryside at more than 227 mph. If your guess is a new Ferrari, you’re not completely wrong. Italian company Nuovo Trasporto Viaggiatori (NTV) recently inaugurated… Read More
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EVs Save Money, Reduce Emissions, Report Says

Electric Vehicle haters just lost one of their major rhetorical weapons. A new report from the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) shows that no matter where one lives in the United States, electric vehicles (EVs) are a good choice for… Read More
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Electric Car That’s Ready For A Bumpy Ride

After a classic wooden rollercoaster, the best amusement park ride must be the bumper cars—or as they’re called in some parts of the country, the Dodge ’Em cars. What could be better than whizzing around in an electric car with… Read More
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Toyota Hybrid Concept A Real Lightweight

Days ahead of its debut at the Geneva Auto Show, Toyota released a teaser video and a few images of its new hybrid concept car, the FT-Bh. Styled in Japan, the concept follows Toyota’s long-established naming convention where “FT” stands… Read More
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Plugless EV Charging Getting Real-World Test

Evatran, the Virginia-based company behind the Plugless Power wireless car charging system, says it has agreements with five commercial participants to outfit Chevrolet Volts and Nissan Leafs with pre-production Plugless Power wireless charging systems. Evatran says its under-car system removes… Read More
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An Electric Vehicle Useful For Developing Nations

Motorcycles and scooters rule the road in developing and third-world nations. For the most part, they are cheap, easy to operate and can navigate crowded conditions much easier than a full-size car. London-based designer Noppan Kewkanjai thinks there’s an alternative… Read More