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Gloomy Results for French Solar Road

August 19, 2019 at 2:37 PM

The 1-km (0.6-mile) solar road installed in late 2016 in northwest France has failed to meet expectations for the project, reports Le Monde.

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Indian Oil Refiner to Test EV Battery Swap Service

August 16, 2019 at 11:03 AM

Hindustan Petroleum Corp. Ltd. is preparing to test a service that would quickly swap batteries in India’s two- and three-wheeled electric vehicles

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Diesel Market Share Skids to 14% in India

August 16, 2019 at 2:09 AM

Diesel sales captured 14% of India’s passenger car market in April-June, down from a peak of 47% seven years ago.

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Protected Bike Lanes Not Always Safer

August 15, 2019 at 5:37 PM

Designated bike lanes that are separated from vehicle traffic by barriers make cyclists feel safer, but they aren’t always better, says the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

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Report: Richest 25% Buy 56% of EVs in Norway

August 15, 2019 at 4:19 PM

The wealthiest 25% of households in Norway bought more than half the new electric cars purchased there last year, according to Statistics Norway.

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Former Google Marketing Exec Joins Uber

August 15, 2019 at 4:12 PM

Uber Technologies Inc., which cut its marketing staff by one-third last month, has hired Thomas Ranese to head the ride-hailing company's downsized market and branding team.

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UPS Buys Stake in Autonomous Trucking Company

August 15, 2019 at 3:27 PM

United Parcel Service Inc. has acquired an unspecified minority stake in TuSimple Inc., a San Diego-based startup that supplies autonomous driving technology for commercial truck applications. 

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Audi E-tron First EV to Earn Top IIHS Safety Rating

August 15, 2019 at 1:51 AM

Audi AG’s e-tron crossover vehicle has become the first electric car to win the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s highest safety rating.

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Bosch Touts Potential of Fuel Cell Vehicles

August 14, 2019 at 12:48 PM

Robert Bosch GmbH says fuel cell powertrains will play a growing role in next-generation vehicles, especially medium- and heavy-duty commercial trucks.

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Uber Halts Services at California Airport

August 13, 2019 at 4:48 PM

Ride-hailing giant Uber Technologies Inc. plans to stop offering service to and from Ontario International Airport near Los Angeles next month due to escalating fees.

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Freightliner Launches Electric Trucks in U.S.

August 13, 2019 at 10:45 AM

Daimler AG’s Freightliner heavy-duty truck unit is launching full electric versions of the Cascadia big rig this month in the U.S.

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London Maps Biking Infrastructure

August 12, 2019 at 2:09 PM

London has created a route planning and parking database for bicycle users covering nearly 1,300 miles of bike lanes in the city.

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