Amazon founder Jeff Bezos put his company firmly on the path towards ecological responsibility by announcing plans to co-found "The Climate Pledge", which calls on its signatories to achieve zero carbon across their business ventures by 2040. For those of you paying attention, that's a full decade ahead of the Paris Agreement's goal of 2050. (!) Part of Bezos' plan to … [Read more...] about Amazon Commits to Renewable Energy, Orders 100,000 Rivian Electric Vans
Three million. It's a big number, but it seems even bigger when we're talking about three million motorcycles with unregulated emissions crammed together in a tight, hot, densely populated urban space. That's the reality faced by regulators in Kigali, Rwanda, where the majority of that nation's three million motorcycle taxi drivers live and work. But the people of Kigali may … [Read more...] about Rwanda Pushing for 3 Million Electric Motorcycle Taxis
The progress electric cars have made in the last decade is, frankly, staggering. As recently as 2008, in fact, you could win engineering awards at SEMA for building a "hybrid" concept car that was basically a normal car with eight extra car batteries stuffed into the trunk. You can trust me on that, since building that very car is what got me started writing about "green … [Read more...] about Out-Darwined by EVs, are Hybrids Going Extinct? Let’s Hope Not!
With great power comes great responsibility-- and, with its international engineering and manufacturing empire spanning six continents, it would be hard to argue that Toyota didn't have great power. That's why it's so nice to see the giant automaker take corporate its responsibility seriously. Toyota's Environmental Challenge 2050 goal of cutting global emissions from plant … [Read more...] about Infographic: Toyota Set to Reduce Carbon Emissions 40% by 2022
It's the first day of summer, and nothing says summer quite like the sound of the ice cream truck pulling up to a park full of kids. As fun and wholesome as that image may be, however, having kids hang out around the potentially harmful emissions of those old-school ice cream trucks could aggravate issues like asthma-- and that's a big problem. Enter: Nissan, who just showed … [Read more...] about Nissan Launches Electric Ice Cream Truck … for Kids!