Green Transportation

The latest and greatest on the many ways to move around, from electric cars and hybrid vehicles to commuter and electric bikes.

Walking Makes Strides in All Kinds of Communities

By Jay Walljasper

“The health benefits of walking are so overwhelming that to deny access to that is a violation of fundamental human rights,” declared Dr. Robert D. Bullard, father of the environmental justice movement in a keynote speech at the National Walking Summit in Washington, D.C. “All communities should have a right to a safe, sustainable, healthy, just, walkable community.” We found inspiring stories from places across the U.S. where people got things started in communities not so different from where you live.


7 Ways to Travel with a Green Conscience

By Jenna Spesard, Tiny House Giant Journey

Can you be a travel addict and an environmentalist? In this article, I list 7 easy ways you can be a green conscience on your next adventure.


‘Worst Walking City’ in U.S. Gets Back on its Feet

By Jay Walljasper

We are in the midst of a walking renaissance as millions of people discover a daily stroll can prevent disease, boost energy, ease stress, connect us with our communities, and is just plain fun. The number of us who regularly take a walk has risen six percent in the last decade. Oklahoma City is taking part to improve life for people who walk — and reaping big benefits.


Automakers Ring in 2016 with Electric Car Showcase

By James White

General Motors and Volkswagen unveiled various green-thinking transportation ideas, providing consumers with an in-depth peek at what could represent green transportation in the coming years.


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The Solar Impulse 2: An Innovative Solar Airplane

By Amanda Sorell

The Solar Impulse 2 is in the midst of the first-ever round-the-world trip made by a solar-powered plane.


'Kickstarting' the K15 Bamboo and Recycled Aluminum E-Bike

By J. William Moore, EV World

Assembled in China from native bamboo and recycled 6160 aluminum tubing gussets, this bike frame seemed the perfect complement to the ZeHus motor. I not only ended up with one of the most beautiful e-bikes Iʼve ever seen, but it also turned out to be one of the lightest. Learn how you can reserve a future production version of the e-bike.


Little Town on the Prairie Steps It Up: Examples of Walkable Communities

By Jay Walljasper

Albert Lea, Minn., shows how walking and other healthy habits can rejuvenate a rural community. Learn about how to build a walkable community guided by ideas presented in the Blue Zone Projects and see examples of walkable communities around the United States.


MPX Update, Part 2: Horsepower for Heavy Hauling

By Jack McCornack

MPX chugs from coast to coast pulling a car-factory-on-a-trailer, and we learn how much power we need for a 5,000-plus pound payload.