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Tesla CEO Elon Musk's Personal Touch: Secret To His Success?

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How does a car-company CEO get to be a rock star? It helps, of course, if your company makes a five-passenger luxury sedan that outdrags a Porsche 911, uses half the energy of a Prius, and has the highest crash-safety rating ever recorded. But Elon Musk has done something else to separate himself from the grey-flannel pack: He listens to his

New Honda personal mobility device is as free as walking

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Yes, Honda has unveiled an all-new battery electric personal mobility device known as UNI-CUB – and, according to Honda, it gives its user all [.]. Green cars Honda Latest news green cars Honda U3-X Honda UNI-CUB personal mobility device walking

LeasePlan profits up 6% for 2016 as personal leasing boosts growth

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Global fleet giant LeasePlan has seen a 6% increase in net profit for the first half of 2016 thanks to a rise in vehicle numbers, with small business.

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Honda reveals new electric personal mobility Uni-Cub

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Honda’s new electric personal mobility device, the Uni-Cub ß will make its debut at the Tokyo Motor Show next week. Honda

Honda Refines Uni-Cub Electric Personal Mobility Device

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Honda''s electric Uni-Cub has done none of those things but its ethos is the same--personal mobility for all. Honda''s Super Cub motorcycle is one of the most important motor vehicles ever made. With more than 60 million produced since 1958 it''s done more to get people moving than any other motorized vehicle in history.

Would Stressing Personal Risk Of Air Pollution Sell More Electric Cars?

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When it comes to electric cars, buyers are often interested in two types of green. The lower environmental impact of a zero-emission vehicle, and the potential to save cash by eliminating gasoline use are both typically factors that motivate the purchase of an electric car, to varying degrees in different individuals. DON''T MISS: FINAL UPDATE

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Nissan announces new strategy for customer ownership experience; leveraging connected car, big data, and personalization

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The ultimate goal is hyper-personalization.” —Kent O’Hara. —Kent O’Hara.

Ford developing a strategy to address urban personal mobility globally; a mobility company, not just an auto company

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believe that we need to attack this issue of personal mobility in a very different way than we have traditionally looked at transportation.

MIT analysis finds current EVs could replace ~90% of personal vehicles now on the road based on driver’s energy consumption

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A study by a team at MIT has concluded that roughly 90% of the personal vehicles on the road in the US could be replaced by an electric vehicle available on the market today, even if the cars can only charge overnight. Together, the two datasets encompass millions of trips made by drivers all around the country. —Jessika Trancik.

Personalize Your GE Electric-Car Charging Station? Custom Skins Now Available

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If you''re going to put an electric-car charging station in your house, why not decorate it to suit your tastes? General Electric WattStation owners will soon be able to do that, thanks to a collaboration between GE and Gelaskins. Gelaskins--best known for its iPhone, iPad, and laptop cases--will make customizable skins for the WattStation home

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Ricardo’s low-cost, fuel-efficient automatic transmission concept for motorcycles

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Fuel Efficiency Personal Transit Transmissions—Stefano Di Palma, AMT lead engineer for Ricardo Motorcycle.

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IBM automotive study sees consumer co-creation, greater personalized driving, but not widespread fully autonomous driving by 2025

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Personal mobility. Looking toward 2025, the enterprises that welcome openness are setting the stage for success. Source: IBM. Click to enlarge.

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Fisker Issues Recall And Personal Apology For Software Glitch

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As cars become increasingly complex, with more and more systems controlling their operation, recalls for first-year models are all but inevitable. Such is the case with the Fisker Karma plug-in hybrid, which is the second extended-range electric vehicle to come to market, following on the heels of the Chevy Volt. Utilizing both an electric-drive

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Ford and Intel demonstrate in-car personalization with perceptual computing; Project Mobii

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The in-car experience is then personalized to display information specific to that driver, such as calendar, music and contacts.

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Schaeffler shows micro-mobility bio-hybrid concept; 4-wheel pedelec with roof

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Electric (Battery) Hybrids Mobility Personal Transit Urban mobilityWith the electrically-assisted drive system (up to 25 km/h / 15.5

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City of LA, Xerox introduce multi-modal transportation app for commuters

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As the app learns more about its user’s individual travel preferences, it will eventually recommend and highlight personalized commuting options.

Honda unveils UNI-CUB electric personal mobility device; evolution of the UX-3

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unveiled the new battery-electric UNI-CUB personal mobility device. Electric (Battery) Personal Transitthe new UNI-CUB. Click to enlarge.

Honda Reveals New Personal Mobility Device: Err. No Thanks

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If you've seen the animated Pixar film WALL-E, you'll remember a scene where humanity, after generations of being on a space ship where everything is done for them, are hugely overweight and never get out of their hovering chairs to interact with the world. That was the scene that came to mind when viewing the Honda UNI-CUB, an electric-powered

Ford launches app developer challenge to improve consumer understanding of personal fuel efficiency

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Ford launched a $50,000 challenge for software developers to write innovative apps to help consumers better understand and improve their personal fuel efficiency. Participants will have access to Ford’s OpenXC connectivity research platform as a sandbox to create and test their ideas for the Personalized Fuel Efficiency Apps Challenge.

Up close and personal with Volkswagen’s e-Golf carbon offset project: Garcia River Forest

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Click to enlarge. The carbon offset program is a key element of Volkswagen’s holistic approach to e-Mobility. It’s actually a corporate objective.

ExxonMobil Outlook projects hybrids and advanced vehicles to account for nearly 50% of cars globally by 2040; fuel demand for for personal vehicles to peak and decline, while commercial transportation demand rises 70%

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Additionally, to achieve proposed fuel-economy targets, personal vehicles will need to be smaller and lighter than they are today. Resources.

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Toyota begins public road trials of i-Road 3-wheeled electric personal mobility vehicle

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Roads on the road. Click to enlarge. More i-Roads in Toyota City will be made available to residents at vehicle-sharing stations. Brief

Toyota and partners launching Cité lib by Ha:mo EV car sharing in Grenoble; ultracompact EVs complementing public transport

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Car Sharing City car Electric (Battery) Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Personal Transit Trials Urban mobility Click to enlarge.

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One Tonne Life family reduces emissions down to level of 1.5 tonnes CO2 per person per year

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tonnes per person, per year, to just one tonne. tonnes per person, per year—a reduction level of 80%. In January 2011, one Swedish family undertook to take part in the “One Tonne Life” project—a six-month experiment to find out if they could reduce their carbon emissions from the national average of 7.3 Brief

BASF and Floatility partner on ultra-lightweight solar-powered electric scooter: 12kg e-floater

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Electric (Battery) Materials Personal Transit Solar Urban mobility Weight reduction Weighing less than 12 kilograms (26.5 floater.

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Ford announces Smart Mobility plan; 25 initial projects

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The 25 experiments address four global megatrends—explosive population growth; an expanding middle class; air quality and public health concerns; and changing customer attitudes and priorities—challenging today’s transportation model and limiting personal mobility, especially in urban areas. —Mark Fields. —Mark Fields.

GM enters commercial agreement with and invests in Powermat, a personal device inductive charging company

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General Motors and Powermat, a provider of wireless charging technology for mobile personal devices, announced a commercial agreement that will eliminate the need for charging cords for personal electronic devices in many future Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac products beginning mid-2012. Chevy Volt Powermat. Click to enlarge.

Guest post: Honda Introduces the EV-Cub; two-wheel-drive electric motorcycle

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Electric (Battery) Personal Transitby Alex Vanover. Honda isn’t a car company… it never really has been. That’s not what the EV-Cub is about.

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BMW Motorrad’s electric C evolution

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Electric (Battery) Personal Transit The C evolution. Click to enlarge. BMW Motorrad is launching its battery-electric C evolution maxi scooter.

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Is leasing the car finance option that consumers really want?

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It’s no secret that the Personal Contract Hire (PCH) sector continues to grow at an exceptional rate, and leading lights in the rental and leasing ind.

Study shows two-stroke scooters dominant source of air pollution in many cities; asymmetric polluters

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Emissions Health Personal Transit Globally, organic aerosol (OA) dominates PM, with SOA accounting for the largest fraction. —Platt et al.

NTSB recommends nationwide ban on personal electronic devices while driving; also calls for modifications to the equipment and the completion of a NHTSA rulemaking on collision warning systems

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In the last two decades, there has been exponential growth in the use of cell-phone and personal electronic devices. Source: NTSB presentation.

Honda Develops New Experimental Personal Mobility Device

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Seeing the Nissan Leaf in Person

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Things have been nuts this week, but I did get a chance to see the Nissan Leaf come to Portland today. still have a few more months to decide

Personal Contract Purchase: how many people actually purchase?

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According to the Finance and Leasing Association, four out of five people opt out of the final ‘balloon’ payment at the end of Personal Contract Purch. ContractHireAndLeasing.com Leasing

Electra Meccanica Solo three-wheeled electric car unveiled

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Unveiled today, the Electra Meccanica Solo features an all-electric powertrain, and seating for one person. Canadian firm Electra Meccanica Vehicles Corporation is the latest to try to market a small, three-wheeled commuter vehicle. Three-wheel plug-in cars Threewheeler

Toyota unveils i-ROAD 3-wheeled electric personal mobility vehicle concept at Geneva

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Toyota unveiled the new i-ROAD three-wheeled electric personal mobility vehicle (PMV) concept at the Geneva motor show. Click to enlarge.

Honda unveils new UNI-CUB ? personal mobility device

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unveiled the UNI-CUB ?, a new personal mobility device which was made usable for a wider range of people by enhancing the device’s compatibility.

Juniper: smart cities to ease traffic congestion, save 4.2B person-hours per year by 2021

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billion person-hours annually by 2021—equivalent to each city driver saving nearly an entire working day per year. Juniper Research forecasts that smart traffic management and smart parking initiatives will save some 4.2 Juniper notes that the smart city concept is now a global phenomenon. Brief

Avis Budget group to acquire car-sharing company Zipcar in cash deal for approximately $500 million

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Car Sharing Market Background Personal TransitSource: Avis Budget. Click to enlarge. Rental car company Avis Budget Group, Inc. —Ronald L.

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