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Sharing Economy, Part 3: How Do Smartphones Unlock Ride-Hailing?

Smartphones interact with the other pillars of the sharing economy—excess capacity and urbanism—to facilitate the use of ride-sharing and other services in cities. Read More

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Venture Capitalists Pour Money Into Urban Mobility to Solve ‘Last-Mile’ Issue

With the “last-mile” problem having vexed urban dwellers for decades, venture capitalists are seizing the opportunity to fund projects that could fill in gaps that public transit cannot meet. Read More

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'Urban Density Paradox' Facilitates Market for Shared Travel

Proximity and density are the key variables for the sharing economy, by lowering costs and raising volumes enough to make services both affordable (for riders) and profitable (for drivers). Read More

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Carsharing Displaces Private Vehicle Ownership, Says car2go     

Cities are looking to expand their carsharing services for environmental, economic, and quality-of-life benefits. Read More

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Electric Vehicles Support U.S. Manufacturing, Jobs

A new report from the Argonne National Laboratory found a higher fraction of plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) were assembled in the United States than non-PEVs in 2017. Read More

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A Long, Litigious Road on Fuel Economy Is the Worst Outcome for All Stakeholders

The auto industry is reportedly conveying to the administration that it wants to seek a compromise with California in order to avoid two different fuel economy standards. Read More

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Business Executives, Former Military Leaders Call for Bold Actions to Reduce Oil Dependence

Business executives and former military leaders launched recommendations this week for reducing dependence on oil and fostering the development of technological advancement in the transportation sector. Read More

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Why Every Entrepreneur Should Take a Closer Look at Clean Tech

The companies that succeed will do what smart new startups have always done: Focus on delighting customers and disrupting markets using creative combinations of technology, software, and business models. Read More

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The Myth of Energy Independence: Looking Back at Andrew Grove’s Advocacy

Andrew Grove, an early advocate of electric vehicles and former legendary CEO of chipmaker Intel, died this past week. Over the past decade, the tech mogul emerged as a prominent voice in dispelling the myth of energy independence and repeatedly urging reforms in transportation, particularly the adoption of EVs. Read More

Economics

Oil Industry Shaped by Changing Roles of IOCs and Service Companies

KPMG: Even as national and international oil companies continue to call the shots, oilfield service companies have emerged as the "unsung workhorse" of the oil industry. Read More

Economics

End of an Era? Oil and Gas Megaprojects Pushed to the Back Burner

Chevron, Shell, ConocoPhillips, and ExxonMobil are all announcing limits on megaproject spending to focus on shale oil and gas production. Read More

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Video: Two Startups Break Ground on Hyperloop Demonstration Facilities

Is the Hyperloop a transportation revolution waiting to happen, or a pipe dream? As two startups break ground on demonstration facilities, we speak with experts to determine if the Hyperloop is more than a hype machine. Read More