Transport

BMW i3 Electric Thrills as Green Car of the Year 2015

BMW i3 Electric Thrills as Green Car of the Year 2015

  LOS ANGELES, California, November 26, 2014 (ENS) – BMW’s i3, an electric car with a lightweight carbon fiber passenger cell and an aluminum drive module, has been crowned the 2015 Green Car of the Year, the first all-electric...

 

Mobile Phone App Could Help Manage Harmful Traffic Noise

Mobile Phone App Could Help Manage Harmful Traffic Noise

  BRUSSELS, Belgium, November 17, 2014 (ENS) – A new mobile phone application, called 2Loud?, can measure night-time noise exposure inside homes near roadways. EU health officials say that with large-scale community participation,...

 

Billion Euro Eco-Friendly Train Station Opens in Vienna

Billion Euro Eco-Friendly Train Station Opens in Vienna

  VIENNA, Austria, November 11, 2014 (ENS) – Vienna’s new environmentally-friendly Central Railway Station will begin receiving international arrivals in December. Austrian transportation planners have designed access to...

 

False Greenhouse Gas Claims Cost Hyundai, Kia US$100 Million

False Greenhouse Gas Claims Cost Hyundai, Kia US$100 Million

WASHINGTON, DC, November 4, 2014 (ENS) – South Korean automakers Hyundai and Kia will pay the largest fine in U.S. Clean Air Act history because close to 1.2 million vehicles they sold will emit 4.75 million metric tons more greenhouse...

 

California, Japan Charge Ahead With Electric Vehicle Pilot

California, Japan Charge Ahead With Electric Vehicle Pilot

SACRAMENTO, California, October 21, 2014 (ENS) – The California Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) and the Japanese government’s New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization have agreed...

 

Major Incentives for Electric Cars Offered in 20 U.S. States

Major Incentives for Electric Cars Offered in 20 U.S. States

  JACKSONVILLE, Florida, October 15, 2014 (ENS) – JEA, a community-owned, not-for-profit utility in Jacksonville, is the latest entity to offer rebates for plug-in electric vehicles. JEA is offering a $500 rebate for vehicles with...

 

Battery/Fuel Cell Zero-Emission Bus a North American First

Battery/Fuel Cell Zero-Emission Bus a North American First

  PASADENA, California, October 14, 2014 (ENS) – A 60-foot-long articulated bus scheduled for roll-out in mid-2015 will be the first in North America to be powered by a hydrogen fuel cell/battery combination electric drive. CALSTART,...

 

October in Johannesburg Means Ecomobility

October in Johannesburg Means Ecomobility

  JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, October 6, 2014 (ENS) – Ecomobility – an integrated form of mobility that combines walking and cycling with riding public transit – is the focus of Johannesburg’s 2014 Transport Month. All...

 

Germany Offers Perks for Electric Car Drivers

Germany Offers Perks for Electric Car Drivers

  BERLIN, Germany, September 29, 2014 (ENS) – The German government has approved a new law on electromobility, including incentives for EV drivers such as parking privileges, use of bus lanes and special transit access. But environmentalists...

 

Global Mass Transit Could Save US$100 Trillion By 2050

Global Mass Transit Could Save US$100 Trillion By 2050

  DAVIS, California, September 22, 2014 (ENS) – More than US$100 trillion in public and private spending could be saved between now and 2050 if the world expands public transportation, walking and cycling in cities, finds a new report...

 

2014 European Mobility Week Opens: Our Streets, Our Choice

2014 European Mobility Week Opens: Our Streets, Our Choice

  BRUSSELS, Belgium, September 18, 2014 (ENS) – Over 2,000 European towns and cities are participating in the 13th annual European Mobility Week, a week-long series of events from September 16-22 coordinated by a consortium backed...

 

Audi Scores California’s First Autonomous Driving Permit

Audi Scores California’s First Autonomous Driving Permit

  SACRAMENTO, California, September 16, 2014 (ENS) – Audi will be the first automaker to receive a newly established autonomous driving permit issued by the State of California. The German manufacturer says it is working to bring...

 

World Congress Advances Safer Intelligent Transport Systems

World Congress Advances Safer Intelligent Transport Systems

  DETROIT, Michigan, September 8, 2014 (ENS) – General Motors’ luxury auto brand Cadillac will offer advanced “intelligent and connected” wireless vehicle technologies on several 2017 model year vehicles, GM chief...

 

Malaysian Police Go For Hybrid Patrol Cars

Malaysian Police Go For Hybrid Patrol Cars

  KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, August 25, 2014 (ENS) – In October, the Royal Malaysian Police will begin using hybrid patrol cars and electric motorcycles, not only for their headquarters at Bukit Aman, Kuala Lumpur, but throughout the...

 

Cameron Government Pours £900,000 More Into Clean Transport

Cameron Government Pours £900,000 More Into Clean Transport

  LONDON, UK, August 10, 2014 (ENS) – Seven communities in England will benefit from £900,000 in additional government funding to extend their sustainable transport efforts, Transport Minister Baroness Kramer announced Friday. The...

 

Tesla, Panasonic to Build ‘Gigafactory’ for Electric Car Batteries

Tesla, Panasonic to Build ‘Gigafactory’ for Electric Car Batteries

  PALO ALTO, California, August 4, 2014 (ENS) – Electric car batteries are about to get cheaper and more abundant. Panasonic Corporation and Tesla Motors signed an agreement Thursday detailing their cooperation to construct and operate...

 

Green Party Cyclist Chairs Parliament’s Transport Committee

Green Party Cyclist Chairs Parliament’s Transport Committee

  BRUSSELS, Belgium, July 31, 2014 (ENS) – Europe’s transportation future has a chance to grow greener now that the European Parliament’s Committee on Transport and Tourism is chaired by Greens/European Free Alliance...

 

Indore Becomes Demonstration City for Sustainable Mobility

Indore Becomes Demonstration City for Sustainable Mobility

  INDORE, India, July 28, 2014 (ENS) – City of Indore officials Friday agreed to work with the World Business Council for Sustainable Development to implement sustainable mobility solutions in the city with the latest technologies,...

 

British Government Fleets to Add Hundreds of Electric Cars

British Government Fleets to Add Hundreds of Electric Cars

  LONDON, UK,  July 18, 2014 (ENS) – Over 150 plug-in vehicles will be added to British Government fleets in the first wave of a new plan to fund all government car fleets to purchase electric plug-in cars and vans, Transport Minister...

 

Obama Takes Self-Driving Car Simulator for a Spin

Obama Takes Self-Driving Car Simulator for a Spin

  McLEAN, Virginia, July 15, 2014 (ENS) – Speaking to a crowd of nearly 200 employees at the Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center in McLean, Virgiinia today, President Barack Obama urged Congress to pass a bill that would restore...