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After the Coronavirus pandemic, cities must reimagine public transit with safety, access, and racial justice in mind

Across the U.S., COVID-19 is hitting communities of color the hardest. Here in greater Boston, it’s no different. There are high rates of infection in Roxbury, Dorchester, Mattapan, and Hyde Park—the heart of Black Boston. In fact, Black people account for more than 40% of COVID-19 cases in Boston, but only 25% of the city’s population. Other […]

Renewable Roundup: EV school buses take the next step

School buses are not the thing during the Coronavirus disaster with the schools closed, but that will end. When we last looked, there were a few hundred electric school buses in tests here and there. We will soon have entire states going all in on them, 100%, Virginia first. By Mokurai Largest Electric School Bus […]

May 20th

The top 5 eco-friendly cars and EVs of 2020

Everyone is looking for ways to reduce their carbon footprint and become more eco-friendly as we move closer to the planet’s 2030 deadline, after which the damage done from climate change may be irreversible. We can recycle, compost, grow our own produce and only buy from local farms. We can also lessen our reliance on single-use plastics, […]

May 11th

What does it mean when the price of solar energy is negative? (Get paid to charge your EV – or make hydrogen!)

Denialists complain bitterly about the variable output of wind and solar energy systems. But for consumers, that means that the cost of electricity is necessarily negative sometimes. You get to arbitrage your recharging, if your government does not interfere. Others get to use negatively-priced energy to make hydrogen from water, as a form of energy […]

May 7th

How Tesla manages to stay ahead of the 5 stages of EV denial

It’s been nearly a century since any automaker was in a more enviable position than Tesla. Technology and design of zero-emission vehicles has improved dramatically in recent years. Yet, to catch up with Tesla innovation and marketability and be competitive in the fast-moving EV segment, legacy automakers need to switch to forward thinking, major investments, and extreme […]

May 1st

VW’s CEO is worried – Tesla has progressed far beyond other automakers on neural networks

Tesla zooms ahead of other automakers in many ways, including accentuating driver focus and safety through its Autopilot feature. With 8 external cameras, a radar, 12 ultrasonic sensors, and a powerful onboard computer, Autopilot’s suite of driver assistance features is partly the result of a neural network that has accumulated billions of miles of driver experience. Tesla’s […]

April 30th