1st Electric Car Highlights From 1st Cleantech Revolution Tour Conference

Originally published on CleanTechnica. The initial Cleantech Revolution Tour conference that we held in Berlin was a lot of fun, and the presentations were packed with interesting facts, figures, charts, and jokes. We had a blast, and there’s no way to share all of the conversations, connections, and laughs (which is why I encourage you to come to our Leipzig conference or another future event). But I did spend essentially the whole day going through some of the electric vehicle presentations in…

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CLEANTECH REVOLUTION TOUR → BERLIN Updates

Via CleanTechnica: We’ve got several notable updates regarding our first cleantech conference — CLEANTECH REVOLUTION TOUR → BERLIN — to share with you. First of all, we now have: → a Facebook event page (share with friends!) → an event webpage (which we’ll continuously update) → an eventbrite page for registering (again, register, and share with friends!) … and a confirmed location (C13events) in a very energy-efficient building that offers a great venue for everything we plan to do at the “consumer cleantech conference.” We’ve also brought in…

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Will Autonomous Cars Help or Hurt the Environment?

Driverless cars are on their way, whether you like it or not. Pretty soon, autonomous driving will be a thing of the present, rather than the future, and dozens—if not hundreds—of manufacturers will be offering self-driving vehicles. It’s not a matter of “if,” but rather a matter of “when.” Yet, it leaves us wondering: will these cars of the future be just as bad for the planet as our current vehicles? The answer, at least right now, is: It depends.…

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Green Cars: The Future is Now (Infographic)

There has never been a better time to buy a green car, and whether you’re choosing an environmentally friendly vehicle because of lower fuel costs or lower emissions, chances are there is a an alt-fuel or fuel-efficient green car to meet your needs. Whatever type of green car you choose, don’t forget to do your research about auto insurance in Canada or in the US. Here’s a great overview of green cars and their benefits, courtesy of Matt Allan of Crossline:…

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Ford Social Shuttle

Ford’s Ride Sharing Concept Hints at the Future of Collaborative Mobility

When a large established company makes an earnest effort to reinvent its relevance to the market, by focusing on its strengths and responding to the changing needs of their customer base, interesting things can happen. Big automakers such as Ford, arguably the most well-known car brand in the history of the US, beginning from the all-American success story of its founder’s assembly lines, are now redefining their focus to include a stronger emphasis on technology and personal mobility, and with…

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Green Business Ideas: Electric Bike Shop

If you’d like to get a piece of the clean transportation action with your green business, one of the exciting new markets is electric bikes, or ebikes, which are getting lighter and more efficient, with longer ranges, every day. Whether you start your own electric bike shop, add electric bicycles to an existing new or used bike shop, or start selling ebikes and accessories as an extension of an existing green business, the future is bright for those passionate about…

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Long-Distance Ridesharing App Helps Find a Seat or Fill One For Roadtrips

Editor’s Note: Uh-oh! Looks like Coride is now defunct. Check out our post about 15 best apps for rideshare and carshare apps here on Green Living Ideas instead! Instead of driving alone on your next long-distance trip, this ridesharing app and network can help you find a like-minded traveling partner willing to share a ride, and the costs, with you. The rise in local ridesharing services and on-demand cars help add to our transportation options, and can be a great…

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Ecotourism: Rural Entrepreneur Rents Recycled Bikes To Cycling Tourists

Who says you have to live in the city to be an entrepreneur? The idea that you have to be in a “hot” city to be a successful entrepreneur is a common misconception, and while that may be true if you’re in the tech industry, for many other people, business opportunities are where you find them, which may be right near your home. If you’ve ever spent much time out in the country, visiting or living in smaller communities or…

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