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Massive Traffic Experiment Pits Machine Learning Against ‘Phantom’ Jams: UC Berkeley Research

By Bea Karnes

Many traffic jams are caused by human behavior: a slight tap on the brakes can ripple through a line of cars, triggering a slowdown — or complete gridlock — for no apparent reason.


Energy Department awards $74M for battery recycling, reuse

Photo: Haven Daly, AP Photo

The Energy Department on Wednesday awarded nearly $74 million from the bipartisan infrastructure law for 10 projects to advance recycling and reuse of batteries for electric vehicles and other purposes.


States test an electrifying idea: roads that can recharge your EV

By Jenni Bergal Photo: Utah State University

On two short stretches of road near downtown Detroit, Michigan transportation officials hope to make history. Over the next two years, they plan to embed technology in the pavement that can charge electric vehicles while they’re being driven.


Demystifying electric car charging

By Joann Muller Photo: Sarah Grillo, Axios

Drivers typically know whether their car takes “regular” or “premium” gasoline. But when their fuel is electricity, filling up can be downright confounding.


Ford: U.S. should ease ‘foreign entity’ rules so that more EVs get tax credits

By David Shepardson Photo: Wolfgang Rattay, Reuters

Ford Motor Co (F.N) said on Thursday the U.S. Treasury Department should limit the definition of a “foreign entity of concern” to ensure more electric vehicles can qualify for up to $7,500 in consumer tax credits.


Indianapolis adds more than 80 electric and electric-hybrid buses to public transit fleet

By YCC Team

Diesel buses release carbon pollution into the atmosphere. And their exhaust also contains other pollutants that can worsen asthma, chronic bronchitis, and other health problems.
“So our goal is to reduce our fleet to zero emissions as quickly as possible,” says Carrie Black of Indygo, Indianapolis’ public transportation provider.


Biden-Harris Administration Awards $2.8 Billion to Supercharge U.S. Manufacturing of Batteries for Electric Vehicles and Electric Grid

The Biden-Harris Administration, through the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), today announced the first set of projects funded by the President’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to expand domestic manufacturing of batteries for electric vehicles (EVs) and the electrical grid and for materials and components currently imported from other countries. The 20 companies will receive a combined $2.8 billion to build and expand commercial-scale facilities in 12 states to extract and process lithium, graphite and other battery materials, manufacture components, and demonstrate new approaches, including manufacturing components from recycled materials. The Federal investment will be matched by recipients to leverage a total of more than $9 billion to boost American production of clean energy technology, create good-paying jobs, and support President Biden’s national goals for electric vehicles to make up half of all new vehicle sales by 2030 and to transition to a net-zero emissions economy by 2050.


Trains, E-Bikes, & Blimps — Bill McKibben Envisions Slower, Cleaner Transportation

By Steve Hanley

Bill McKibben is a hero of the fight to preserve the Earth as a place where humans can live sustainably. We have his photograph prominently displayed on the wall of our executive suite at CleanTechnica headquarters alongside our other heroes like James Hansen and Michael Mann. Among his many contributions to the cause is writing about topics that are of interest to CleanTechnica readers on his blog, The Crucial Years.


Traffic is coming back to downtowns across America

By Alex Fitzpatrick

Downtown traffic congestion in major U.S. cities has risen significantly since the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, but remains short of pre-outbreak levels, per a new analysis.
Why it matters: The pandemic has been an opportunity for cities to rethink their approach to car traffic.
New York City, for instance, is moving forward with “congestion pricing” — essentially tolling downtown-bound drivers — to reduce the number of cars on the road.


Gender equality and The role of women In decarbonising Transport

By Danielle Bassan and Others

The transport sector is currently not on track to
reach its net zero carbon targets. Transport currently
contributes almost a quarter of global carbon dioxide
) emissions, which are projected to increase due
to growing transport demand. This is a sector that has
also not provided adequate gender inclusive services,
infrastructure and systems, where policies have not
reflected the differences in travel behaviour by gender.
The unsustainable state of the transport sector could
also be attributed to the lack of gender diversity in its
workforce and leadership, which has traditionally been
male dominated.