The Emerging RoboTaxi

Positive Future #579 (Feature photo – Waymo Autonomous Car Testing – CCA SA 4.0 International – Dilu) Taxis has historically been expensive, making public travel options attractive. Even more expensive than taxis is the cost of car ownership – ranging from $9,000 to $10,000 a year for a moderate choice of cars. Enter the robotaxi…

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More Efficient Bikes Without Drive Chains

Positive Future #558 (Feature photo- Chain-less Bike – Courtesy of CeramicSpeed) Ceramic Speed’s new chainless drive train is touted to be the most efficient bicycle drivetrain when it comes to converting pedal energy into wheel motion. The novel design is a rea eye-catcher. This new high-tech bike design could further revolutionize city travel as bikes…

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The Micro EVs

Positive Future #554 (Feature photo – The Microlino – Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license – Alexander Migl) CleanTechnica journalist Jennifer Sensiba brings us the story of micro-EVs. The takeaway is that they could sell more if they didn’t look so funny. While this makes sense, is there more to the story. Interestingly they…

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Electrification to Grow in the Bus and Truck Sectors

Positive Future #548 (Feature photo – U.S. Made Proterra Electric Bus – CCA SA 2.0 Generic Sounder Bruce) EnergyCentral journalist Jason Mathers uncovers four (4) game-changing developments that are pushing electrification into the bus and truck sectors. A combination of public money and private-sector investment are clearly setting the path for the future. You can…

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Packaging-Free Grocery Shopping?

Touch the Soil News #1386 (Feature photo – Geoff Welding Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 Generic license.) British supermarket retailer Waitrose is different. It is the largest employee-owned retailer in Great Britain. The company, in an effort to become more environmentally conscious, is experimenting with packaging-free grocery shopping. You can read the full story here:…

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