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Transportation 2018

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Proposal creation

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Jun 1, 2017 12:00 EDT - Sep 10, 2017 06:00 EDT
Semi-Finalist selection
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Sep 10, 2017 06:00 EDT - Oct 20, 2017 09:00 EDT
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Oct 20, 2017 09:00 EDT - Nov 6, 2017 06:00 EST
Finalist selection
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Nov 6, 2017 06:00 EST - Dec 18, 2017 12:00 EST
Voting period
Public Voting Period

Dec 18, 2017 12:00 EST - Jan 15, 2018 11:00 EST
Winners are awarded

Jan 15, 2018 11:00 EST
What initiatives, policies, and technologies can significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the transportation sector?

Modern transportation is a driver of the global, connected economy. However, increased trade, mobility, and individual travel has caused a rise in energy demand of the sector. In light of this sector’s  dependency on fossil fuels, greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from transportation are growing at the highest rate of all end-use sectors. Further, carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from the transportation sector account for about 30% of all CO2 emissions in developed countries, and for about 23% of overall global anthropogenic CO2 emissions. Effective public interventions are necessary to reduce GHG emissions in the transport sector-- one of the only sectors where emissions are still growing. This contest seeks proposals that offer innovative ideas, or build upon existing ones, to significantly reduce GHG emissions in transportation around the world.

4 Proposals
Nov 5, 2019
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Nov 7, 2018
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Battery electric drive retrofit protocol for small commercial vehicles. Used cars, vans, delivery trucks--carbon emission free.
Nov 26, 2017
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VGP is an online platform of atphosferic pollutants management from cargo and passenger transportation sector, integrating all supply chain.
Nov 26, 2017
Team only
A universal wireless charger for off-the-shelf e-bikes, cargo e-trikes and similar vehicles, enabling ubiquitous use in urban areas.