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UPS ditches delivery vans in Dublin to trial more sustainable (and smaller) alternatives

UPS ditches delivery vans in Dublin to trial more sustainable (and...

Credit: Unsplash (edited) This article was originally published by Sarah Wray on Cities Today, the leading news platform on urban mobility and innovation, reaching an international audience of city leaders. For the latest updates follow Cities Today on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, and YouTube, or sign up for Cities Today News. Dublin is trialling mini…
Here’s why Elon Musk is a massive nickel backer

Here’s why Elon Musk is a massive nickel backer

On an investor call earlier this week, Tesla’s CEO Elon Musk begged precious metal miners to dig up more nickel. But why? “Tesla will give you a giant contract for a long period of time if you mine nickel efficiently and in an environmentally sensitive way,” Musk said on the call yesterday, Reuters reports. While…
Germany drafting EU proposal to introduce pan-European tolls to use motorways

Germany drafting EU proposal to introduce pan-European tolls to use motorways

Germany is reportedly campaigning to introduce national and pan-European tolls for motorway drivers. The country’s Transport Minister, Andreas Scheuer, wants to introduce a near blanket motorway toll for cars across Germany and Europe as part of its presidency of the European Union, this is according to documents seen by Reuters. If the draft becomes reality,…
UK buses are getting air purifiers to protect passengers from viruses

UK buses are getting air purifiers to protect passengers from viruses

This article was originally published by Sarah Wray on Cities Today, the leading news platform on urban mobility and innovation, reaching an international audience of city leaders. For the latest updates follow Cities Today on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, and YouTube, or sign up for Cities Today News. UK-based regional bus operator Warrington’s Own Buses has installed…
Apple CarKey is out, but you’ll need a new BMW to use it

Apple CarKey is out, but you’ll need a new BMW to...

The Apple iOS feature that replaces the need for those dumfungled car keys is now here for you to use, assuming you have a compatible iPhone and car. Following the roll out of the iOS 13.6 and watchOS 6.2.8 update this week, CarKey, Apple‘s feature that will let you unlock your car with your phone,…
The Superstrata ebike is made of 3D-printed carbon fiber and tailored to your body

The Superstrata ebike is made of 3D-printed carbon fiber and tailored...

For all ebikes can do to make transportation easier and more pleasant, there’s one complaint that continues to haunt them: weight. Slowly but surely though, we’re beginning to see more ebikes approach the weights of traditional bikes using clever designs and lighter components. An upcoming bike called the Superstrata, launching for pre-order on Indiegogo today…
Australia to start paying EV owners for transferring electricity back to the national grid

Australia to start paying EV owners for transferring electricity back to...

Electric vehicles can help keep the air clean in our cities – as we’ve seen recently with the reduction of traffic through COVID-19 lockdowns – but they face two obstacles. In the short term they’re still expensive. In the long term charging millions of vehicles from the electricity grid presents challenges. I’m part of a…
Honda to buy a tiny stake in EV battery company that also supplies Tesla

Honda to buy a tiny stake in EV battery company that...

Japanese auto marque Honda is reportedly buying a stake in a Chinese battery maker that’s a big supplier to the electric vehicle market. Reuters reports that Honda will purchase a 1% stake in Chinese electric vehicle (EV) battery maker Contemporary Amperex Technology, better known as CATL. The two are reported to be working together to…
How you can watch BMW unveil its hotly anticipated iX3 EV next week

How you can watch BMW unveil its hotly anticipated iX3 EV...

The hotly anticipated BMW iX3, the company’s first electric vehicle that’s part of its core product line up, will be officially unveiled next week. On July 14 at 10AM CEST, the German automaker will take the covers off the EV and it’ll be the first time the public or press has seen it for real, CarScoops reports.…
EV fans deplete Dutch gov’s €10M electric vehicle grant in just 8 days

EV fans deplete Dutch gov’s €10M electric vehicle grant in just...

In just eight days, the Dutch have managed to use up €10 million ($11.3M USD) worth of subsidies to support the purchase of new electric vehicles, Dutch outlet NOS reported earlier today. In the Netherlands, buyers of new electric vehicles can register to receive a €4,000 ($4,400 USD) subsidy to put towards the purchase of…

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