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California will ban gas-powered new vehicle sales from 2035

California will ban gas-powered new vehicle sales from 2035

California will ban the sale of new gas-powered passenger cars and trucks from 2035, it's been announced, as the US state escalates its war on emissions that stoke climate change. Governor Gavin Newsom announced the new policy today, in a move that is likely to lead to furious debate about the continuing place of internal combustion in modern transportation.

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Airbus ZEROe concepts preview striking future of hydrogen-powered aircraft

Airbus ZEROe concepts preview striking future of hydrogen-powered aircraft

Airbus has revealed three new concept aircraft, all promising zero-emission flight, with the potential for commercial operations in less than 15 years. The three ZEROe concepts all use hydrogen as their primary power source, which Airbus argues is a much cleaner and more sustainable option than traditional jet fuel.

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NASA’s stealthy supersonic X-59 just got a schedule change

NASA’s stealthy supersonic X-59 just got a schedule change

NASA has pushed back the maiden flight of its experimental X-59 Quiet SuperSonic aircraft, confirming today that the sound-barrier-breaking jet won't be ready in time for the original 2021 launch plan. Currently in production and assembly, the X-59 will test a cutting-edge engine and body design that could eventually help remedy one of Concorde's most significant problems.

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Turboant X7 Pro Foldable Electric Scooter Review

Turboant X7 Pro Foldable Electric Scooter Review

A great deal of talk and work has been made towards reducing the carbon footprint of cars but, sometimes, the best way to accomplish that is to reduce the use of cars entirely. Of course, that's not really a viable solution these days but there are definitely times when having more than two wheels can be excessive. Whether it's for a last-mile deliver or taking short solo trips, an electric scooter could be a more economical solution, one that the Turboant X7 Pro is trying to provide.

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Amazon isn’t waiting for Rivian to build out its EV delivery fleet

Amazon isn’t waiting for Rivian to build out its EV delivery fleet

Amazon may have inked a deal with startup Rivian to build it 100,000 electric delivery trucks, but the retailer isn't waiting around for the zero-emissions van. Mercedes-Benz is set to deliver 1,800 new all-electric delivery vehicles to Amazon, for use in Europe, as it tries to tame the emissions from its fleet.

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Uber now delivers prescription drugs in two major US cities

Uber now delivers prescription drugs in two major US cities

Uber has announced an expansion of its Uber Health service that adds prescription drug deliveries, giving consumers a new way to get their medication without leaving home. This new offering involves Uber Direct, which was introduced back in April, in conjunction with the NimbleRx prescription delivery platform. Uber plans to expand the availability of its medication delivery option into additional markets in the near future.

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NASA just unboxed its beastly X-59 supersonic jet engine

NASA just unboxed its beastly X-59 supersonic jet engine

NASA's newest engine may not be destined for space, but that doesn't mean it's slow, with the F414-GE-100 promising to help the new supersonic plane hit its record-shattering speeds. Custom-made for the X-59 Quiet Supersonic Technology airplane, the jet engine will single-handedly be responsible for a whopping 22,000 pounds of thrust.

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Lyft will quit California ride-hailing tonight [Update: emergency reprieve]

Lyft will quit California ride-hailing tonight [Update: emergency reprieve]

Lyft is suspending its rideshare business in California today, as the battle between local politicians and Lyft and Uber over driver employment escalates. As of 11:59PM PT, Lyft has confirmed, you'll no longer be able to summon a ride from your phone. Uber is believed to be preparing for the same deadline.

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Uber Pass membership with ride discounts goes live across the US

Uber Pass membership with ride discounts goes live across the US

Following a trial period in several cities, Uber has announced that its Uber Pass membership is rolling out to users across the United States, with the exception of California. This membership is ideal for consumers who regularly use Uber's ridesharing and food delivery services, offering them various perks like ride savings and free delivery for grocery and meal orders.

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GM and EVgo plan 2,700 new fast chargers to make EVs more practical

GM and EVgo plan 2,700 new fast chargers to make EVs more practical

GM's big electric vehicle push is coming, and the automaker is cutting a deal with EVgo to install over 2,700 new fast chargers so that drivers will have somewhere to top up their batteries. The agreement will see the two companies build out DC fast charger availability in cities and suburbs primarily, focusing on potential EV drivers who might lack the infrastructure to support an electric car at home or at work.

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Yamaha YDX-MORO all-mountain e-bikes give a boost in the boonies

Yamaha YDX-MORO all-mountain e-bikes give a boost in the boonies

Yamaha is adding two new e-bikes to its line-up, and this time they're meant for those headed out into the mountains. The Yamaha YDX-MORO and YDX-MORO Pro are the bike company's first powered all-mountain options, capable of pedal assist speeds up to 20 mph.

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Gogoro’s ultra-light Eeyo e-bike is now on sale

Gogoro’s ultra-light Eeyo e-bike is now on sale

Gogoro's Eeyo 1 e-bike has gone up for sale, promising riders a sleeker option in the powered bike category that supports riders rather than replacing their pedal-power altogether. Announced in May, Eeyo 1 looks at first glance like a regular bicycle - albeit a somewhat futuristic one made from Kevlar-reinforced carbon fiber - given the electronics are all packaged into the rear wheel hub.

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