Posts tagged with 'Car Culture'
GM, Segway Unveil P.U.M.A. as Future of Urban Transportation
GM, Segway Unveil P.U.M.A. as Future of Urban Transportation
For more photos, check out this photo gallery by Autoblog. Last week, General Motors and Segway unveiled the much-hyped Project P.U.M.A, which stands for “Personal Urban Mobility and Accessibility,” an electric two-wheeler prototype vehicle that is supposed to transform the ...
China's Car Industry Surpasses U.S.
China's Car Industry Surpasses U.S.
For the first time ever, there have been more cars sold in China than the United States. (This news comes at the same time as Detroit’s General Motors announced it would cut another 10,000 workers.) From the Associated Press: SHANGHAI ...
Beijing Offers Subsidy to Discourage Dirty Cars
Beijing Offers Subsidy to Discourage Dirty Cars
Beijing is prepared to pay up to 1 billion yuan (about $146 million) in subsidies to get citizens to ditch their dirty cars and purchase cleaner ones. (Read Laura Root’s recent post about the pros and cons of these types ...
Americans Ditching the Driver's Seat
Americans Ditching the Driver's Seat
Could this be the end of America’s love affair with cars? Over the years, driving has slowed down, leveled out, and then finally, with the dramatic increase in gas prices, declined. Now, we are “witnessing the largest sustained drops in ...
Help Dan, Save Traffic!
HAPPY FRIDAY! ENJOY THE COMMUTE HOME! (Thanks to Rich Kassel from NRDC’s Switchboard for sharing this video. It originally came from USPIRG’s 21st century transportation video contest.) Love, thecityfix.com
The Tata Nano – Transport Revolution or More of the Same?
The Tata Nano – Transport Revolution or More of the Same?
Flickr photo by code_martial. There was news this week that India’s Tata Motor’s is facing a number of hurdles as it works to release a $2,500 car for sale on the Indian market. Tata’s planned Singur plant is apparently being ...