Volvo Plans to Sell Only Electric Cars by 2030

It plans to convert its entire lineup to battery power by 2030, phasing out internal combustion engine vehicles faster than other automakers.

#automobiles, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #volvo-car-corp

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The City Where Cars Are Not Welcome

As automakers promise to get rid of internal combustion engines, Heidelberg is trying to get rid of autos.

#austin-tex, #automobiles, #batteries, #bicycles-and-bicycling, #bloomberg-michael-r, #buses, #c40-cities-climate-leadership-group, #copenhagen-denmark, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #energy-and-power, #energy-efficiency, #europe, #ford-motor-co, #fuel-emissions-transportation, #general-motors, #germany, #heidelberg-germany, #hydrogen, #international-council-on-clean-transportation, #jaguar-land-rover, #mercedes-benz, #oslo-norway, #portland-ore, #real-estate-commercial, #reckitt-benckiser, #roads-and-traffic, #rotterdam-netherlands, #sap-ag, #stockholm-sweden, #transit-systems, #united-nations-framework-convention-on-climate-change, #university-of-heidelberg, #wurzner-eckart

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Chief of Cherokee Nation Asks Jeep to Stop Using Tribe’s Name

The carmaker that owns Jeep defended its use of the Native American tribe’s name on its S.U.V. and said it was “committed to a respectful and open dialogue.”

#advertising-and-marketing, #automobiles, #cherokee-indians, #discrimination, #hoskin-chuck-jr, #jeep-division-of-fiat-chrysler, #names-organizational, #native-americans, #stellantis-nv, #trademarks-and-trade-names

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The Future of Car Navigation Has Arrived

Augmented reality and directions in the windshield: Integrated systems run (precise) laps around earlier technology, like a piano-roll device from the 1930s.

#automobiles, #cadillac-division-of-general-motors-corp, #ford-motor-co, #global-positioning-system, #jeep-division-of-fiat-chrysler, #maps, #navigation

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In China, an Electric Car Maker Loses Money but Thinks Big

Nio can tap an extensive supply chain that Beijing has built to achieve its dream of dominating the manufacture of electric cars.

#automobiles, #batteries, #china, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #factories-and-manufacturing, #hefei-china, #nio, #politics-and-government, #start-ups, #william-li

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How To Buy an Electric Car

Even before G.M. announced it would work toward eliminating emissions from its vehicles, more automakers were putting E. V.s in their showrooms. Here’s a roundup.

#audi-division-of-volkswagen-ag, #automobiles, #bayerische-motorenwerke-ag, #chevrolet-division-of-general-motors-corp, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #ford-motor-co, #general-motors, #hyundai-motor-co, #nissan-motor-co, #polestar-performance-ab, #porsche-ag, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #tesla-motors-inc, #volkswagen-ag

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Global Chip Shortage Challenges Biden’s Hope for Manufacturing Revival

A global shortage of a key component for cars and electronics has shuttered American factories and set off fierce competition to secure supplies.

#automobiles, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #china, #computer-chips, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #electronics, #factories-and-manufacturing, #ford-motor-co, #general-motors, #shortages, #taiwan, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government

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How Car Collecting Powered Through the Pandemic

The virus hastened the rise of online sales, as connoisseurs of vintage vehicles found more time to spend with their socially distanced hobby.

#antique-and-classic-cars, #auctions, #automobiles, #collectors-and-collections, #e-commerce, #nonnenberg-randy, #quarantine-life-and-culture

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The Auto Industry Bets Its Future on Batteries

Carmakers, government agencies and investors are pouring money into battery research in a global race to profit from emission-free electric cars.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #automobiles, #batteries, #china, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #europe, #factories-and-manufacturing, #ford-motor-co, #fuel-emissions-transportation, #general-motors, #innovation, #lithium-metal, #start-ups, #tesla-motors-inc, #toyota-motor-corp, #united-states, #volkswagen-ag

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Electric Cars, Cool. But When?

What we need to get to a future of energy-efficient cars.

#automobiles, #batteries, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles

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The Coming Technology Boom

Politics is grim but science is working.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #automobiles, #driverless-and-semiautonomous-vehicles, #earth, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #geothermal-power, #productivity, #research, #rna-ribonucleic-acid, #science-and-technology, #vaccination-and-immunization

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Breaking the Garage’s Glass Ceiling

Women are vastly outnumbered in the auto trades, but one pioneer, who died in 2019, is still inspiring others to pursue their dreams and lift one another up.

#anderson-sana, #automobile-racing, #automobile-service-and-charging-stations, #automobiles, #careers-and-professions, #combs-jessi-1983-2019, #holler-heather, #leon-eliza-1985, #united-states, #women-and-girls, #xtreme-4x4-tv-program

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G.M.’s Profits From Trucks and S.U.V.s Fuel Its Electric Quest

The automaker earned more than $6 billion last year — money that it will plow into the development of electric and autonomous vehicles.

#automobiles, #barra-mary-t, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #company-reports, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #driverless-and-semiautonomous-vehicles, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #factories-and-manufacturing, #fuel-emissions-transportation, #general-motors, #north-america, #tesla-motors-inc

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Thieves Nationwide Are Slithering Under Cars, Swiping Catalytic Converters

The pollution-control gadgets are full of precious metals like palladium, and prices are soaring as regulators try to tame emissions. Crooks with hacksaws have noticed.

#automobiles, #crime-and-criminals, #environment, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #robberies-and-thefts

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E.V.s Force Carmakers to Reinvent the Wheel, and Brakes, and Mirrors …

Building electric cars, and repairing them, will require a huge change for the industry and usher in a new automotive era.

#audi-division-of-volkswagen-ag, #automobile-service-and-charging-stations, #automobiles, #batteries, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #ford-motor-co, #general-motors

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Automakers Drop Efforts to Derail California Climate Rules

Momentum is shifting toward a clean-car future as more automakers end their legal efforts to block California’s tough fuel economy standards.

#automobiles, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #buttigieg-pete-1982, #environment, #fuel-efficiency, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #presidential-election-of-2020, #united-states-politics-and-government

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After a Bruising Year, the Oil Industry Confronts a Diminished Future

Big oil companies lost billions in 2020 because of the pandemic and face broad questions about how they will adapt to climate change and regulations.

#automobiles, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #bp-plc, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #europe, #exxon-mobil-corp, #fuel-efficiency, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #looney-bernard-1970, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #united-states, #woods-darren-w-1965

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G.M. and the Electric-Car Comeback

The end of the gasoline-powered car will transform the economy.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #automobiles, #barra-mary-t, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #electric-light-and-power, #energy-efficiency, #fuel-efficiency, #fuel-emissions-transportation, #general-motors, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #united-states

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North Carolina Discontinues License Plates With Confederate Flag

The Division of Motor Vehicles said it had received complaints about the specialty plate, which had been issued to members of the Sons of Confederate Veterans.

#automobile-registration-and-license-plates, #automobiles, #confederate-states-of-america, #flags-emblems-and-insignia, #north-carolina, #slavery-historical, #sons-of-confederate-veterans, #southern-states-us

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How a High-Ranking Nissan Executive Escaped His Own Trap

Hari Nada helped bring down his boss, Carlos Ghosn. In the process, he nearly met his own downfall. But with shrewd maneuvering and the protection of high-ranking allies, he survived and thrived.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #automobiles, #conflicts-of-interest, #ghosn-carlos, #japan, #kelly-greg-nissan-executive, #nada-hari, #nissan-motor-co, #renault-sa

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G.M. Announcement Shakes Up U.S. Automakers’ Transition to Electric Cars

Every carmaker is trying to figure out how to make the leap before governments force it and Tesla and other start-ups lure away drivers.

#automobiles, #barra-mary-t, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #china, #dingell-deborah, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #environmental-protection-agency, #ford-motor-co, #fuel-efficiency, #fuel-emissions-transportation, #general-motors, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #tesla-motors-inc, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #volkswagen-ag

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Electric Cars Are Coming, and Fast. Is the Nation’s Grid Up to It?

GM’s decision this week to phase out gasoline vehicles is the latest in a major shift that will mean drastic new demands on electric utilities. Here are four things that will need to happen.

#automobiles, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #environment, #general-motors, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #infrastructure-public-works

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G.M. Wants to Make Electric Cars. China Dominates the Market.

With government support and lavish subsidies, Chinese companies have come to dominate the market for batteries, motors and other essentials Detroit may need for its new fleets.

#automobiles, #batteries, #china, #driverless-and-semiautonomous-vehicles, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #factories-and-manufacturing, #foxconn-technology, #general-motors, #international-trade-and-world-market, #lithium-metal, #politics-and-government

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GameStop, Health Care, GM: Your Thursday Evening Briefing

Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.

#ahmed-riz, #automobiles, #centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #emhoff-ella, #gamestop-corporation, #general-motors, #gorman-amanda, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vaccination-and-immunization

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G.M. Will Only Sell Zero-Emission Vehicles by 2035

The move, one of the most ambitious in the auto industry, is a piece of a broader plan by the company to become carbon neutral by 2040.

#automobiles, #barra-mary-t, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #fuel-emissions-transportation, #general-motors, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Health Workers, Stuck in the Snow, Administer Coronavirus Vaccine to Stranded Drivers

Public health workers in Josephine County, Ore., said they had walked from car to car, giving shots to drivers with vaccine doses that would expire in six hours.

#automobiles, #grants-pass-ore, #josephine-county-ore, #moderna-inc, #snow-and-snowstorms, #vaccination-and-immunization

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Tesla Has First Profitable Year, but Competition Is Growing

The company benefited from a jump in sales of electric cars in China and Europe, but its fourth quarter earnings fell short of Wall Street’s expectations.

#automobiles, #company-reports, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #tesla-motors-inc

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Buttigieg’s Climate Promises: What Could He Actually Do?

The Transportation Department, which holds sway over planes, trains and automobiles, faces limits on how it spends money. Still, here are five possible steps.

#air-pollution, #appointments-and-executive-changes, #automobiles, #buttigieg-pete-1982, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #environment, #federal-aid-us, #fuel-efficiency, #fuel-emissions-transportation, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #infrastructure-public-works, #law-and-legislation, #roads-and-traffic, #transit-systems, #transportation, #transportation-department-us, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Is Rivian the Next Tesla? Investors Bet Big on Electric Truck Maker

Rivian, which has raised another $2.65 billion, plans to sell a pickup truck and S.U.V. it has worked on for more than a decade.

#amazon-com-inc, #automobiles, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #factories-and-manufacturing, #ford-motor-co, #michigan, #rivian-automotive-llc, #scaringe-r-j, #sports-utility-vehicles-and-light-trucks, #start-ups, #stocks-and-bonds, #tesla-motors-inc, #united-states, #venture-capital

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How to (Literally) Drive the Coronavirus Away

What’s the transmission risk inside a car? An airflow study offers some insight for passengers and drivers alike.

#automobiles, #car-services-and-livery-cabs, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #taxicabs-and-taxicab-drivers, #windows, #your-feed-health, #your-feed-science

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Tesla Might Finally Have Some Competition. From Ford.

Traditional automakers have struggled to sell electric cars. That could change as Ford, Volkswagen and others introduce new models.

#automobiles, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #ford-motor-co, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #rivian-automotive-llc, #sports-utility-vehicles-and-light-trucks, #tax-credits-deductions-and-exemptions, #tesla-motors-inc, #united-states, #volkswagen-ag

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Toyota to Pay a Record Fine for a Decade of Clean Air Act Violations

Toyota’s $180 million settlement with the federal government follows a series of emissions-related scandals in the auto industry.

#air-pollution, #automobiles, #energy-efficiency, #environment, #fines-penalties, #fuel-efficiency, #fuel-emissions-transportation, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #manhattan-nyc, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #strauss-audrey-attorney, #toyota-motor-corp

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An S.U.V.? Ferrari Sees the Writing on the Road

The Purosangue, whose details remain closely held, will be out next year. But the carmaker’s evolving lineup, too, points to a (slightly) more inclusive approach.

#antique-and-classic-cars, #automobiles, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #ferrari-spa, #sports-utility-vehicles-and-light-trucks

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How Classical Music Can Help You Hear the Open Road

The writer, philosopher and mechanic Matthew Crawford on Sibelius, Bach and the playfulness of “car jazz.”

#automobiles, #bach-johann-sebastian, #classical-music, #crawford-matthew-b, #segovia-andres, #sibelius-jean

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Lack of Tiny Parts Disrupts Auto Factories Worldwide

Carmakers can’t buy the semiconductors they need because home electronics are taking all the supply.

#austria, #automobiles, #bayerische-motorenwerke-ag, #bosch-robert-gmbh, #china, #computer-chips, #continental-ag, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #europe, #factories-and-manufacturing, #honda-motor-co-ltd, #mexico, #nxp-semiconductors-nv, #playstation-video-game-system, #renesas-electronics-corp, #semiconductor-manufacturing-international-corporation, #shortages, #tesla-motors-inc, #toyota-motor-corp, #volkswagen-ag

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Carmakers Put Their Biggest Faces Forward

They look as if they could strain spaghetti: Grilles are making a design statement.

#automobiles, #bayerische-motorenwerke-ag, #design, #general-motors, #genesis-motors, #hyundai-motor-co, #jeep-division-of-chrysler, #lexus-division-of-toyota-motor-corp, #toyota-motor-corp

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The Pandemic Sank Auto Sales. Vaccines Could Bring Buyers Back.

Carmakers say new models should also help lift the industry in 2021, after a 15 percent decline in its slowest year since it recovered from the Great Recession.

#automobiles, #company-reports, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #general-motors, #shutdowns-institutional, #sports-utility-vehicles-and-light-trucks, #toyota-motor-corp, #united-states, #united-states-economy

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Why the Fight Over Parking in New York Is ‘Like the Hunger Games’

Since the pandemic hit, car ownership has soared, stoking tensions over parking spots. Advocacy groups for mass transit don’t have much sympathy.

#automobiles, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #department-of-motor-vehicles, #new-york-city, #parking, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #zipcar-inc

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Look but Don’t Touch: Supercars That Have Barely Been Driven

The power and prestige of cars like a 1990 Lamborghini might compel some owners to take a Sunday drive. But with odometers this low, the investment would take a hit.

#antique-and-classic-cars, #auctions, #automobiles, #automobili-lamborghini-spa, #collectors-and-collections, #luxury-goods-and-services

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Rolling Homes That Make an R.V. Look Palatial

Two couples have spent years on the road with about 50 square feet or less to call home. It takes wanderlust — and a seriously concise kitchen plan.

#automobiles, #road-trips, #travel-and-vacations, #vans, #yoga

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A Race to Become the Tesla of Delivery Trucks and Vans

Investors are betting that small companies like Workhorse will help popularize electric commercial vehicles. And Tesla aims to extend its reach.

#arrival-ltd, #automobiles, #delivery-services, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #factories-and-manufacturing, #lordstown-motors-corp, #rivian-automotive-llc, #start-ups, #stocks-and-bonds, #tesla-motors-inc, #vans, #workhorse-group-inc

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A Plan by Eastern States to Cap Tailpipe Emissions Gets Off to a Slow Start

Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Washington, D.C., all announced they would join a cap-and-trade program for cars and trucks. But many bigger states have yet to join.

#automobiles, #carbon-caps-and-emissions-trading-programs, #environment, #fuel-emissions-transportation, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #regional-greenhouse-gas-initiative

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Bill Ford: ‘Our Family Name Is on the Line Every Day’

The chairman of Ford Motor and the great-grandson of Henry Ford is an elder statesman in an industry where C.E.O.s come and go.

#automobiles, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #ford-motor-co, #ford-henry, #ford-william-clay-jr, #infrastructure-public-works, #tesla-motors-inc

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Teaching My Kids to Drive While Black

I’ve raised them to be confident and to advocate for themselves. Now here I was saying, don’t do it with the police.

#automobiles, #black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #families-and-family-life, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #parenting, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #teenagers-and-adolescence

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A 1958 ’Vette Translated Into Modern Chinese

SongSan’s SS Dolphin is the latest in a long line of Chinese attempts at cloning more prominent vehicles.

#automobiles, #chevrolet-division-of-general-motors-corp, #china, #design, #songsan-motors

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Britain’s Ports Are Jammed, and Brexit Is Around the Corner

Honda’s plant in England was forced to halt operations because its parts hadn’t arrived. Soon U.K. ports will face a mountain of customs declarations.

#automobiles, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #customs-tariff, #delays-transportation, #european-union, #great-britain, #great-britain-withdrawal-from-eu-brexit, #honda-motor-co-ltd, #international-trade-and-world-market, #ships-and-shipping

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California, Vaccines, Georgia: Your Monday Evening Briefing

Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.

#automobiles, #becerra-xavier, #driverless-and-semiautonomous-vehicles, #du-weimin, #dylan-bob, #presidential-election-of-2020, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #vaccination-and-immunization

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Oil Refineries See Profit in Turning Kitchen Grease Into Diesel

Struggling energy companies are increasing the production of renewable diesel, which can reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #automobiles, #bioenergy-and-biofuels, #california, #cvr-energy, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #fuel-efficiency, #fuel-emissions-transportation, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #refineries, #restaurants, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government, #valero-energy-corporation, #waste-materials-and-disposal

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G.M. Scales Down Nikola Deal

A new agreement, supplying hydrogen fuel cell technology from General Motors, is less sweeping than the strategic partnership outlined in September.

#automobiles, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #general-motors, #hydrogen, #milton-trevor-1981, #nikola-motor-co, #trucks-and-trucking

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How to Build a Better Post-Pandemic New York City

Permanent outdoor dining is a no-brainer, but the city could do so much more.

#automobiles, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #infrastructure-public-works, #new-york-city, #quarantine-life-and-culture

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