E-Bikes & E-Scooters Now Legal In New York

CleanTechnica

New York legalized electric bikes and electric scooters statewide in its fiscal year budget agreement for 2020. The language of the agreement authorizes pedal-assist bikes, throttle-powered bikes, and electric scooters for use on its streets. Bicycles Clean Transport Consumer Technology Electric Bikes Electric Vehicles Motorcycles + Scooters Policy & Politics electric scooters New York NYC policy and politics

Scooters Have Improved, But They’ve Still Got Issues

CleanTechnica

For those of you who live in places with scooters on the sidewalks everywhere, this is probably old news, but my habit of living in the hinterlands does give me a unique perspective on the scooter phenomenon. Clean Transport Electric Vehicles Green Economy Mass Transit / Public Transit Motorcycles + Scooters Policy & Politics scooters

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CleanTechnica Is Jumping Onto Micromobility

CleanTechnica

Bicycles Clean Transport Consumer Technology Electric Bikes Electric Vehicles Motorcycles + Scooters Policy & Politics electric bikesharing electric scooter sharing Micromobility

Is it scooter company Lime's moment to shine?

GreenBiz

Is it scooter company Lime's moment to shine? If you look at the headlines about the shared scooter industry — with service shut-downs and cratering valuations — you easily could predict the long-hyped sector's demise. But what if now is the moment for scooters to really shine and deliver the unique transportation value that the new world needs? It appears that riders in these cities are turning to scooters as a major transportation service. E-scooters.

Rwanda’s GURARIDE Looks To Jumpstart Africa’s Bikeshare & Micromobility Industry

CleanTechnica

Bicycles Clean Transport Consumer Technology Electric Bikes Electric Vehicles Policy & Politics Africa Africa Bikesharing Bikeshares bikesharing congestion COVID-19 electric scooters GURARIDE Huye Micromobility Rubavu Rwanda Rwanda Bike Share Rwanda Electric bicycles Tour du Rwanda Traffic Jam

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How Much Room Is There For E-Kick Scooter Growth?

Forbes Green Tech

Addressing Barriers Through Tech and Policy Major technology developments and policy initiatives are underway to address the most pressing barriers to e-kick scooter sharing.

Putin’s Presidential Motorbike Will Be Electric, + 450 Electric Buses Now In Moscow

CleanTechnica

Russian President Vladimir Putin's next presidential motorbike escorts will be going electric.

1.4 Million Riders, 22 Million Rides Per Day: Kenya’s Fascinating Motorcycle Taxi Industry Ripe For Electrification

CleanTechnica

Several startups have set out to providw a new avenue for motorcycle taxi riders to lower their operating costs, increase their earnings, and ultimately build some savings by switching to electric motorcycles.

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A Tale Of Two Oil States: Norway & Alberta, Canada

CleanTechnica

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73.5% of Londoners Changed Usual Mode of Transport Due to Ultra Low Emission Zone

CleanTechnica

Bicycles Cars Clean Transport Consumer Technology Electric Cars Electric Vehicles Hybrid Electric Cars Market Research Mass Transit / Public Transit Motorcycles + Scooters PHEV Policy & Politics Polls/Surveys Research Bikesure Congestion Pricing London UK Ultra Low Emission ZoneIf cities want to clean up their air and get people using healthier, more climate-friendly modes of transport, London has demonstrated a solution that genuinely works.

E-scooters to zoom into West Midlands from next week

Business Green

Year-long trial kicks off following deal with Swedish e-scooter operator Voi. A 12-month trial will see up to 10,000 e-scooters arrive in the West Midlands, as local transport leaders look to cut car journeys and air pollution in the wake of the coronavirus crisis.

3 Ways Cities Can Leverage Micromobility Services for Good

The City Fix

Shared bike services, e-bikes, scooters and mopeds, together known as micromobility, are proliferating in the urban landscape. Cities are redefining their relationship with transport and it’s some of the smallest vehicles that are leading the way.

A Clear Solution For Cleaner Air

CleanTechnica

Air Quality Clean Transport Consumer Technology Electric Bikes Electric Cars Electric Vehicles Energy Efficiency Health Lithium-Ion Batteries Policy & Politics Science Aclima air quality data California co2 emissions electric scooters electric transportation google-earth Micromobility scoot united states US Waste ReductionCalifornians love to be outside.

China ? Cleantech ? May 2020

CleanTechnica

Welcome to the next issue of China x Cleantech. For our full China × Cleantech history, stroll over to the “Future Trends” section of our website.

Rental e-scooters to be made legal on UK roads from Saturday

Business Green

Department of Transport announces that local authorities across the UK can apply to trial e-scooters as part of a year-long trial that will test the cost-effectiveness and convenience of the low-carbon mobility solution embraced by other European countries. Rental e-scooters will be legal in the UK from Saturday, the government has announced, in a move designed to ease pressure on public transport and introduce a new type of low-carbon, socially-distanced transport to the nation's roads.

July Cleantech Roundup: Cheap Solar, Scooter Funding, fuel from manure, and More!

Clean Energy Trust

Clean Energy Trust’s cleantech roundup highlights interesting cleantech news and perspective, from policy changes to technology updates and investment news. Link Scooter companies continue to receive large investments , with European companies Wind and Dott both raising at least $30 million in Series A rounds. If you were wondering, scooters are not going away. Both companies point to their scooter hardware as a competitive advantage.

Is it scooter company Lime’s moment to shine?

AGreenLiving

Is it scooter company Lime’s moment to shine? Katie Fehrenbacher Wed, 05/20/2020 – 02:20 If you look at the headlines about the shared scooter industry — with service shut-downs and cratering valuations — you easily could predict the long-hyped sector’s demise. But what if now is the moment for scooters to really shine and deliver the unique transportation value that the new world needs? Another part of the transformation has to do with policy.

September 2020 Cleantech Roundup: Electric Vehicle Company SPACs | New Decarbonization Policy…

Clean Energy Trust

September 2020 Cleantech Roundup: Electric Vehicle Company SPACs | New Decarbonization Policy Announcements | New Cleantech Funds Photo by Jason Briscoe on Unsplash This month, we follow up on our July discussion of electric vehicle companies going public and talk about how three extremely different policy moves at the state, federal, and international levels will all influence the energy transition. cleantech energy-policy electric-vehicles news climate-change

May Cleantech Roundup: COVID & EVs | Enormous Storage Investments | Scooter Consolidation |…

Clean Energy Trust

May Cleantech Roundup: COVID & EVs | Enormous Storage Investments | Scooter Consolidation | Insanely Cheap Solar Clean Energy Trust’s cleantech roundup highlights interesting cleantech news and perspective, across industry, technology, policy, and investing. Link Uber made an investment in scooter company Lime , acquiring a significant minority stake. This move helps them exit the scooter operations space gracefully while maintaining a piece of the action.

The top 25 most sustainable fleets

GreenBiz

Thanks to converging forces — including supportive policies, dropping battery costs and aggressive climate goals — transportation leaders at large and small organizations are increasingly turning to new zero-emission and low-carbon options that decarbonize fleets and in some cases save money.

August Cleantech Roundup: Energy Storage is Growing, Cleantech Startup are Fundraising, and…

Clean Energy Trust

August Cleantech Roundup: Energy Storage is Growing, Cleantech Startup are Fundraising, and Scooters are Driving Themselves Clean Energy Trust’s cleantech roundup highlights interesting cleantech news and perspective, across industry, technology policy, and investing. Link If the Scooter Rides Itself, What Am I Here For? energy news startup energy-storage scooters

Lyft plans to electrify all of its cars by 2030

GreenBiz

The decade-long goal could result in millions of electric vehicles purchased for ride-hailing operations, encourage greater electric vehicle charging deployments and motivate stronger city, state and federal policies that could make EVs more economical. On a media call Wednesday, Lyft Chief Policy Officer Anthony Foxx (former Secretary of Transportation under President Barack Obama) described the announcement as "a big deal." Lyft plans to electrify all of its cars by 2030.

'On the cusp of a transport revolution': Green mobility projects secure £90m funding boost

Business Green

Government also seeks views on 'biggest shake up of transport laws in a generation' to harness emerging green transport technologies such as electric scooters. In addition, the DfT today launched a call for evidence on how to integrate burgeoning green transport technologies - such as electric scooters and mobility-as-a-service (MaaS) projects - onto UK roads, promising the "biggest shake up of transport laws in a generation".

Lime hopes to speed towards net zero with new science-based 2030 goal

Business Green

Electric bike and scooter company Lime has unveiled plans to achieve net zero emissions across its business and value chain by 2030 by transitioning its operations to clean energy, investing in sustainable manufacturing and technologies, and switching its operations fleet to electric vehicles (EVs).

Bloomberg’s new Electric Vehicle Outlook says sales of ICE vehicles peaked in 2017

Charged

China and Europe will continue to be the leading EV markets, thanks to government policies—together they will represent 72% of passenger EV sales in 2030. Small vehicles such as scooters, mopeds, motorcycles, tuk-tuks and rickshaws are important parts of the vehicle market in developing countries. BloombergNEF’s annual Electric Vehicle Outlook forecasts trends in electrification, shared mobility and autonomous driving.

February Cleantech Roundup: Corporate Carbon Neutrality | New Mobility Modes | Climate Politics

Clean Energy Trust

Clean Energy Trust’s cleantech roundup highlights interesting cleantech news and perspective, across industry, technology, policy, and investing Top Topics Large oil and gas and utility companies are making net-zero pledges , as they look to get ahead of consumer and regulatory trends. Jokes aside, I’m happy to see any effort in the direction of climate policy. carbon-neutral cleantech news climate-policy electric-vehicles

Future of travel: Government seeks views on rural role for green transport innovation

Business Green

Series of reports and policy documents published by the Department for Transport this week seek to advance 'future of transport' programme and spur new wave of low carbon transport innovation.

Lyft Pledges Shift to 100% Electric Vehicles by 2030

GreenTechMedia

This work will include connecting Lyft drivers to existing EV incentive programs, as well as advocating for new incentive policies at various levels of government. Uber, Lyft's top competitor, has taken steps to integrate its service with public transit and promote EV adoption under policy pressure, but has yet to announce a specific EV target. The company's app also lets users choose between different modes of transportation, including electric scooters.

Lyft commits to 100% electric vehicles by 2030. Here’s why it matters.

EDF + Business

Other commitments that could play a meaningful role in rebuilding a more equitable economy include: supporting policies aimed at directing at least 40% of green investment into disadvantaged communities; providing free bikeshare memberships for low-income teenagers; and, ensuring that bikes and scooters are placed in communities of color and low-income communities. Knocking down policy barriers accelerates a clean economy.

2019 Review Mirror: What Happened In Cleantech, And What Does It Mean For 2020 And Beyond?

Clean Energy Trust

Carbon Tax Proposal Competition Despite the lack of legislative action on climate, 2019 was still an interesting year for carbon tax policy. Numerous groups issued or tweaked policy proposals, from political candidates and conservative think tanks to large oil companies and corporate trade groups. While climate change is likely to be a motivating issue in the 2020 election, there will not be anything happening until 2021 at the earliest on the policy front.

March Cleantech Roundup: Electric Delivery Vehicles | Data Center Efficiency | Coronavirus…

Clean Energy Trust

March Cleantech Roundup: Electric Delivery Vehicles | Data Center Efficiency | Coronavirus Emission Impacts Clean Energy Trust’s cleantech roundup highlights interesting cleantech news and perspective, across industry, technology, policy, and investing. A study from the Chicago Council on Global Affairs found that scooters and micro-mobility solutions could replace up to half of car trips in Chicago (those less than 3 miles).

CBI: urges government to reshape commuting infrastructure in wake of pandemic

Business Green

Commuter behaviours have undergone a sea-change this year, and the likelihood is they will never revert to past patterns or previous numbers," said Matthew Fell, chief policy director at the CBI.

Unfriend: Why is Facebook restricting climate-related ad campaigns from green businesses?

Business Green

Green businesses contend the social media giant's policies are treating their adverts in the same way as campaigns from 'dark money' funded lobbyists, undermining the timeliness and effectiveness of their marketing messages in the process.

Government promises £2bn active transport blitz, as fears grow over spike in post-lockdown pollution

Business Green

The government this weekend announced plans to fast track £250m of funding and accompanying policy reforms to deliver a "new era for cycling and walking" as the UK begins to ease to lockdown that has seen transport emissions plummet in recent weeks. It also unveiled plans to fast track trials for e-scooters rental schemes, in a bid to make it easier for urban commuters to get to work.

Back to work: How businesses can promote sustainable and socially-distanced commutes

Business Green

The AA's head of road policy Jack Cousens confirmed to BusinessGreen today that the group expects an increase in car, motorcycle, and bicycle usage as workers avoid public transport - a spike he said would prompt more traffic jams. Roz Bulleid, interim policy director of Green Alliance, also pointed to the disconnect between the government's two big bank holiday weekend announcements.

UK poised for £24bn boost from electric cars by 2025, industry report claims

Business Green

Constance insisted the UK was already well placed to deliver on the growth opportunity in electric passenger cars over the next decade or more if it delivers the right policy framework, with the report pointing to a global potential of over £97bn across various different manufacturing industries. It also recommends that the government should introduce "incentives to encourage the purchase of electric bikes and mopeds/scooters, which would be affordable to more people

October Cleantech Roundup: Fires, Autonomous Shuttle Buses, Long-Duration Energy Storage…

Clean Energy Trust

Clean Energy Trust’s cleantech roundup highlights cleantech news and offers perspective on industry, technology, policy, and investing. Energy Vault Link | ESS Link Scooter companies Bird and Wheels both raised large funding rounds? —?$75 As companies announced new editions of the hardware they were manufacturing, I was a bit skeptical of the ability for these companies to differentiate on scooter features and quality.

The Blue Economy: Importance of Ocean Conservation

Green Tech Challenge

This calls for consumer behaviour change, impact innovation in the business sector, policy change and law enforcement by governments. Environmentally friendly policies, and impact entrepreneurship are fundamental to creating waste management solutions and making them scalable. Developed countries have made this a reality through policy change, law enforcement, and widely implemented solutions which provide capital for required infrastructure.

Lyft plans to electrify all of its cars by 2030

AGreenLiving

The decade-long goal could result in millions of electric vehicles purchased for ride-hailing operations, encourage greater electric vehicle charging deployments and motivate stronger city, state and federal policies that could make EVs more economical. On a media call Wednesday, Lyft Chief Policy Officer Anthony Foxx (former Secretary of Transportation under President Barack Obama) described the announcement as “a big deal.”

Lyft plans to electrify all of its cars by 2030

AGreenLiving

The decade-long goal could result in millions of electric vehicles purchased for ride-hailing operations, encourage greater electric vehicle charging deployments and motivate stronger city, state and federal policies that could make EVs more economical. On a media call Wednesday, Lyft Chief Policy Officer Anthony Foxx (former Secretary of Transportation under President Barack Obama) described the announcement as “a big deal.”