We were just over at the Rocky Mountain Institute’s Boulder office the other day for a Green Drinks event and suddenly we have a reason to mention them again — a spin-off from the think tank, Bright Automotive, just sold a minority stake to GM Ventures, according to cnet. Apparently it doesn’t hurt that Bright was involved in producing the now-very-dead EV1: Read more
Last night was one of my favorite Green Drinks Boulder events yet. Even though it was pretty chilly out, it was the easiest for me to get to, as it was just across the street from the ol’ office.
Hybrid drivers who’ve been allowed to drive in HOV lanes are on a month-to-month extension, according to the Denver Post:
Federal transportation law allowed for the hybrid-in-HOV option, but that law expired on September 30. After Congress passed a one-month extension of the law, CDOT notified hybrid owners that permission to use HOV lanes as solo drivers had been extended through the end of this month.
To allow hybrid drivers similar access to HOV lanes after this month, “Congress will need to act again on another extension or new bill,” CDOT said in a recent email to hybrid permit owners.
Of course, if you’re carpooling in a hybrid, you’re definitely fine.
And if you carpool on a bike, you’re awesome. Tandems for everybody!