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Urban Mobility

Hyperloop One Achieves Successful Full Systems Test

July 13, 2017

DevLoop Testing Hyperloop One today announced the successful completion of the world’s first full systems Hyperloop test in a vacuum environment. This test was Phase 1 of a multi-phase program and was privately conducted on May 12, 2017 at the company’s test track, ‘DevLoop’ in the Nevada Desert. The vehicle coasted [Read more...]

Vietnam’s Five Year Plan Towards Sustainable Mobility

June 30, 2017

Vietnam has a problem. Between now and 2050, its economy may see the strongest growth globally, according to a February 2017 forecast by PricewaterhouseCoopers. But that may also see its air pollution crisis worsening further.   Urbanisation Challenges Vietnam counts two cities ranked in the top 20 of Numbeo’s 2017 Pollution Index. Its [Read more...]

Tax Boost for Sustainable Mobility in the Philippines

June 19, 2017

EV Tax Exemption The Philippines is proposing new excise tax law that would exempt electric vehicles (EVs) from excise duty. The proposed exemptions are part of the House Bill 5636, which the House of Representatives passed on May 31, and the Senate Bill 1408 currently under consideration. The proposed law also exempts hybrid vehicles so long as [Read more...]

How Taiwan Is Pushing for Sustainable Urban Mobility

June 8, 2017

As the fifth largest economy in Asia, Taiwan is also among the continent’s biggest polluters — it is ranked 20th in terms of carbon emissions per capita in 2015 globally and third in Asia behind Brunei and the Republic of Korea. Thus Taiwan has committed to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 50% from the business-as-usual level by 2030 [Read more...]

Urban Mobility: 10 Cities Leading the Way in Asia Pacific

June 6, 2017

From using new technology to creating innovative skywalks, ten Asia-Pacific cities face congestion issues head-on!  SINGAPORE (June 6, 2017) As inner-city congestion increases owing to populations rise, a new publication from the Urban Land Institute (ULI) and Centre for Liveable Cities (CLC) sets out how 10 cities in Asia-Pacific are developing [Read more...]