Month: December 2018

5 Cities Show What Urban Transformation Looks Like

Air Quality Published on December 29th, 2018 | by World Resources Institute December 29th, 2018 by World Resources Institute  Originally published on the World Resources Institute blog. Urbanization is changing the face of the planet—for better and for worse. City populations, GDP and investment are increasing exponentially. At the same time, carbon emissions are rising, more …

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Kia e-Niro Range Revised To 179–282 Miles In Europe (WLPT), + Comparisons With Tesla Model 3 & Nissan LEAF

Cars Published on December 29th, 2018 | by Zachary Shahan December 29th, 2018 by Zachary Shahan  There are now a handful of long-range, semi-affordable electric cars on the market. One of the hottest newcomers is the Kia e-Niro (aka Kia Niro EV). The previous range rating Kia provided based on Europe’s new WLPT rating system …

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Bloomberg: To Catch Up To Tesla, Big Auto Needs “Tricky Financial Stunt”

December 28th, 2018 by Matt Pressman  Originally published on EVANNEX. As Tesla’s Model 3 continues to gain market share, legacy automakers face some daunting decisions. Bloomberg warns, “The future of the auto industry is going to look like the history of the cell phone … some of today’s dominant car companies will share the fate of a few former titans of the …

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WSJ Auto Columnist: Next Vehicle To Be Electric, Gasmobiles Soon To Be Like Flip Phones

December 28th, 2018 by Matt Pressman  Originally published on EVANNEX. Pulitzer Prize–winning auto columnist Dan Neil recently discussed his next car in the Wall Street Journal — and it’s going to be electric. He writes, “This is above all a pocketbook issue for me. A gas-powered vehicle would be too expensive. I plan to keep my next vehicle 10 years, …

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Bioplastic Breakthrough Promises Polymers Without Using Precious Land Or Water Resources

Research Published on December 28th, 2018 | by Steve Hanley December 28th, 2018 by Steve Hanley  As much as we bemoan how plastics have taken over our lives, the truth is that modern societies depend on them for much of their commercial output. Plastics can do marvelous things. They only have two problems — most …

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Massachusetts Reboots Its EV Incentive Program

Cars Published on December 28th, 2018 | by Steve Hanley December 28th, 2018 by Steve Hanley  Starting January 1, 2019, Massachusetts will make significant changes to its MOR-EV program, officially known as Massachusetts Offers Rebates for Electric Vehicles. Currently, people who purchase a plug-in hybrid or battery electric vehicle are eligible for a rebate of …

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Digital Health’s Review of 2018 Part Two: July to December

As Digital Health continues its round up of 2018, we hit the second half of the year. We look back on the balmy summer in which Jeremy Hunt bid farewell to the health brief; charts Matt Hancock’s technology focus; and records the swelling of various exemplar ranks. As the UK temperatures turned tropical, so too did the …

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