Transportation

Planet Forward Member ideas to make the path from Point A to Point B a lot greener.

Planet Forward, George Washington University School of Media and Public Affairs
Driving cross-country is a time-honored American tradition, but what about driving all those miles in an electric car?
The German government plans to put one million electric vehicles on the market by 2020. With less than 4,600 registered, is there any chance they'll reach their goal?
The George Wasington University
Jorge Gadala-Maria reports on Germany's Schaufenster e-Mobility Project. Over three years, the initiative, which roughly translates to "window shopping e-mobility," will pump 180 million euros into Germany's electric vehicle industry. Transcript:... Read More
Here in D.C., we have a growing population of proud bicyclists. They've got a reason to feel good too-- the district has the highest percentage of commuters in any (non)state of the union. But when only 3.13 percent of daily commutes happen by bike... Read More
Every car has a fuel gauge, so why not have an ozone depletion gauge?
Range anxiety is the fear that an Electric Vehicle has insufficient range to reach its destination and would thus strand the vehicle's occupants. This is the main reason why many car buyers say electric cars need to travel further per charge before... Read More
Planet Forward, George Washington University School of Media and Public Affairs
Taking electric vehicles (or EVs) for a spin around the District.
Minnesota 2020
As new technology emerges for more efficient transportation, it's a bit of a chicken and egg story. Will consumers embrace new fuel efficiency upgrades in electric vehicles? Will the public sector invest in new infrastructure? What role should... Read More
Dollar-for-dollar, the little Toyota Prius C just might be the most cost-effective and efficient gasoline-fueled transportation device sold in America today. But the starting price of $18,950 and official fuel economy estimates of 53 city / 46... Read More
Sustainability in the City! This week we’re headed to the city, a place of great opportunity but also environmental dilemmas.  Cities are often criticized for high volumes of traffic and pollution, making them a difficult place to navigate and live... Read More

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