Ten Transportation Trends That Rocked 2010

Wired's Autotopia lists, among others, the launch of the Chevy Volt, NIssan LEAF, electric flight and the move back into urban centers.

Published: 30-Dec-2010

This was one hell of a year for transit trends. Mass-market cars with cords finally rolled into driveways, electric aviation took off in a big way and high-speed rail ... well, two out of three ain't bad.

As we count down the end of the year, let's look at 10 transportation trends that rocked 2010.

Nissan Leaf
At long last, the mass-market affordable electric vehicle is here and it is one sweet ride. The Nissan Leaf isn't for everyone, but it will suit the needs of far more people than its critics would have you believe.


IEEE concept for electric-powered jetliner of the future

Group of experts from the IEEE are investigating a blended wing body jetliner powered by superconducting electric propulsion system.

Cockpit for the Sunseeker III being assembled in Slovenia.

Wall Street Journal profile of inventive individuals include Eric Raymond, solar flight pioneer.

Sonex experimental e-Flight electric propulsion system on display at 2007 AirVenture.

One day symposium will be held July 30th in conjunction with annual EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.


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