Green Transportation

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

Build a Bicycle Cargo Trailer

By Doug Costlow

Build a bicycle cargo trailer and haul almost anything—furniture, boxes, even a barbecue grill—using pedal power.

Recumbent Bicycle: A DIY, Low-Cost Project

By Jeff Setaro

Here's how to recycle the frame and parts from older bikes to make a recumbent bicycle that's far cheaper than, and just as successful as, commercial models. Originally published as "The $18 Recumbent Bicycle" in the February/March 1999 issue of MOTHER EARTH NEWS.

New Electric Bicycle: 40-mile Range, Reasonable Price Tag

By Sean Rosner

The stylish new Sanyo eneloop bike features a partially-self-charging electric motor and can travel up to 40 miles on a single charge.

Cities Move Toward Renewable Power for Transit

By Amanda Sorell

Updates on U.S. cities’ conversion from petroleum power to green options for municipal transit, butterfly garden certification programs, and more.


Compare Lifetime Cost Savings When Considering an Electric Vehicle

By Kyle Baker, Green Coast

With their lower maintenance costs and enhanced performance, electric vehicles have the potential to revolutionize our everyday commute and fuel consumption habits.

Electric Airplanes and the Decarbonization of Flight

By Liam Kivirist, JDI Enterprises

Learn how the electric airplanes arose out of breakthroughs in battery storage, innovation in aircraft design, and growing awareness of climate change.

Electrified Flight Takes Off with Opener’s BlackFly at EAA AirVenture

By Liam Kivirist, JDI Enterprises

As more people live in the city and more time is spent commuting in increasingly congested urban areas, technology is rapidly changing to allow for both electric-vertical-take-off-and-landing (known as eVTOL) and personal-aerial-vehicles (PAVs), fostering breakthroughs in urban aerial mobility (UAM). History was made in October, 2011, with the first flight of the BlackFly, a fixed-wing, all-electric VTOL ultralight aircraft piloted by a human passenger.

Sustainable Transportation and Mobility with Electric Vehicles, Present and Future

By John D. Ivanko, Inn Serendipity

The transformation from the automotive industry to mobility business continues to be showcased at the Consumer Electronic Show, or CES, with innovative all-electric passenger cars, an electric motorcycle, driverless ride-sharing and a hybrid-electric vertical takeoff and landing flying taxi.

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