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Public Charging Infrastructure Network Developing as States, Utilities Take Initiative

With EV sales continuing to rise and more fleet operators seeing the economic benefits of electrification, governments are increasing their public charging infrastructure investments. Read More

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The Differences Between Ride-Sharing and Traditional Taxis

A new business structure enhances the ability of ride-hailing drivers to offer lower prices, attract more riders, reduce empty-vehicle driving time, and enhance utilization. Read More

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Global Automakers Face New Challenges With China’s Electric Vehicle Mandate

The mix of support for domestic industrial policy and local infighting poses a threat to international automakers in China's market. Read More

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Emerging Technologies: Renewable Propulsion for Marine Transportation

Looming IMO regulations, as well as the perpetual precariousness of relying on petroleum for marine transportation in a volatile world market, have prompted shipping fleets to take a fresh look at renewable-powered propulsion. Read More

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Report: Electrification in Trucking Sector to Grow Quickly

Battery electric trucks are not the choice for every application and market, but they will likely have an increasing role in the commercial vehicle market and in freight transportation in the coming decades. Read More

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Sharing Economy, Part 3: How Do Smartphones Unlock Ride-Hailing?

Smartphones interact with the other pillars of the sharing economy—excess capacity and urbanism—to facilitate the use of ride-sharing and other services in cities. Read More

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Business Executives, Former Military Leaders Call for Bold Actions to Reduce Oil Dependence

Business executives and former military leaders launched recommendations this week for reducing dependence on oil and fostering the development of technological advancement in the transportation sector. Read More

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Why Every Entrepreneur Should Take a Closer Look at Clean Tech

The companies that succeed will do what smart new startups have always done: Focus on delighting customers and disrupting markets using creative combinations of technology, software, and business models. Read More

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The Myth of Energy Independence: Looking Back at Andrew Grove’s Advocacy

Andrew Grove, an early advocate of electric vehicles and former legendary CEO of chipmaker Intel, died this past week. Over the past decade, the tech mogul emerged as a prominent voice in dispelling the myth of energy independence and repeatedly urging reforms in transportation, particularly the adoption of EVs. Read More

Economics

Oil Industry Shaped by Changing Roles of IOCs and Service Companies

KPMG: Even as national and international oil companies continue to call the shots, oilfield service companies have emerged as the "unsung workhorse" of the oil industry. Read More

Economics

End of an Era? Oil and Gas Megaprojects Pushed to the Back Burner

Chevron, Shell, ConocoPhillips, and ExxonMobil are all announcing limits on megaproject spending to focus on shale oil and gas production. Read More

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Video: Two Startups Break Ground on Hyperloop Demonstration Facilities

Is the Hyperloop a transportation revolution waiting to happen, or a pipe dream? As two startups break ground on demonstration facilities, we speak with experts to determine if the Hyperloop is more than a hype machine. Read More