Singletrack Issue 136 The Future Of MTB Technology

Dean Hersey gets fully crystal ball and looks at what the mountain bikes we ride might look like in the near-enough future. Will we finally get the hover-bikes we were promised?

Words dean Hersey Photography Various

Editor’s Note: This article was published in issue 136 of Singletrack World Magazine but due to a printing error on our part half of the article was not. This is the full article as intended, with our apologies to our print magazine readers.

Just imagine for a minute that the year is 2041. I have some wild visions of electromagnetic hover bikes like

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Biden’s Proposed Infrastructure Plan and Clean Energy’s Future

On March 31, 2021, President Biden released his $2 trillion infrastructure plan (the “Infrastructure Plan”) intended to target grid modernization, energy efficiency, and renewable energy development as part of the Administration’s ongoing effort to achieve a net-zero emissions power sector by 2035, and net-zero economy by 2050. In response to the recent Texas power crisis, the Infrastructure Plan proposes a $100 billion investment to modernize the electric grid with at least 20 GW of high-voltage capacity power lines. The Biden Administration also proposes creation of a Grid Deployment Authority at the Department of Energy to leverage existing rights-of-way and support

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The Future is Electric: Why EV Stocks Could Continue To Soar In 2021

While the EV boom has been growing for years, 2021 could be the year electric starts to take over everything.

And it could happen much sooner than most people realize, as some of the biggest names are already hopping on board.

Amazon has already started making deliveries with electric vans in Los Angeles, as they’ve agreed to purchase 100,000 vans from EV startup, Rivian.

The United States Postal Service just signed a 10-year, multi-billion dollar contract with Oshkosh Defense to produce thousands of electric mail trucks.

And United Airlines just placed an incredible $1 billion order with EV manufacturer,

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Biden’s infrastructure plan could pave trucking’s zero-emissions future

President Joe Biden came into office this year with a slogan: “Build Back Better.” How the new administration plans to tackle an ambitious infrastructure plan, which is expected to cost more than $3 trillion, will be unveiled by the president in Pittsburgh on Wednesday.

The spending package, which could be paid for with tax increases on corporations and wealthy Americans, is expected to come in two parts, with the initial focus on infrastructure investments and a domestic manufacturing revival while also combating climate change. 

The timeline for the legislation is expected to be longer and include more Republican input than

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New Jersey charts the future for commuters and travel as we return to normal | Opinion

By Diane Gutierrez-Scaccetti

New Jersey is emerging from this global pandemic and our residents and commuters are once again returning to our roads and transit systems. Governor Murphy often discusses the need to build back better from the pandemic, and New Jersey’s transportation agencies are playing a central role in implementing this vision. We are advancing Governor Murphy’s goals for a clean energy economy and tackling the climate crisis, creating thousands of good-paying jobs, and providing access to communities that have been left behind – and we are doing so collaboratively and transparently.

The record is clear — from our

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Mullen Technologies future in Spokane uncertain as company plans electric vehicle plant in Memphis

When Mullen Technologies announced plans nearly two years ago to manufacture electric sports cars on the West Plains, it brought promise of more than 800 new jobs in Spokane County and the potential for more.

Now that future appears to be in doubt as the California-based company has indicated it chose Memphis, Tennessee, as a new home for an electric vehicle manufacturing plant.

Last week, the Economic Development Growth Engine for Memphis & Shelby County approved a $40.5 million tax break for Mullen as the company pledged to lease an 820,000-square-foot facility to manufacture electric SUVs, beginning in 2024.


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