Transport

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...

 

Chinese Government Plans to Buy More Electric Cars

Chinese Government Plans to Buy More Electric Cars

  BEIJING, China, July 14, 2014 (ENS) – To fight pollution and drive the growing “new energy” car market across China, five government agencies Sunday jointly unveiled a plan encouraging government bodies to buy more pure...

 

Musk Opens Tesla Technology to the World

Musk Opens Tesla Technology to the World

  PALO ALTO, California, June 13, 2014 (ENS) – Tesla CEO Elon Musk has taken down the patents posted at the California headquarters of his luxury electric car company. Instead the innovative CEO wants to allow other electric vehicle...

 

Eight U.S. States Unveil Ambitious ZEV Action Plan

Eight U.S. States Unveil Ambitious ZEV Action Plan

  SACRAMENTO, California, May 30, 2014 (ENS) – An alliance of eight U.S. states Thursday announced a plan to put 3.3 million zero emission vehicles on the road by the year 2025 and establish a fueling infrastructure to support this...

 

Electric Cars Key to India’s Energy and Climate Security

Electric Cars Key to India’s Energy and Climate Security

  BERKELEY, California, May 29, 2014 (ENS) – India could save 4.8 billion barrels of oil and avoid 270 million tons of carbon dioxide emissions by 2030 if Indian drivers buy electric cars at the rate set by the government targets...

 

Eight Japanese Automakers Collaborate on Cleaner Engines

Eight Japanese Automakers Collaborate on Cleaner Engines

  TOKYO, Japan, May 19, 2014 (ENS) – Japan’s eight automakers have agreed to work with one another and with two universities to conduct basic research that will result in much cleaner internal combustion engines. By the year...

 

No Danger From Magnetic Fields in Electric Cars

No Danger From Magnetic Fields in Electric Cars

  TRONDHEIM, Norway, May 15, 2014 (ENS) – Anyone concerned that electric cars produce dangerous magnetic fields can relax. The most comprehensive study ever carried out in this field shows values far below safe exposure levels set...

 

Malaysia to Roll Out Electric Car Sharing Program

Malaysia to Roll Out Electric Car Sharing Program

  PUTRAJAYA, Malaysia, May 9, 2014 (ENS) – Malaysia’s first electric vehicle car sharing program will get underway in August in the Klang Valley, an  area includes Malaysia’s capital city Kuala Lumpur and its suburbs and...

 

UK Invests Half a Billion in Ultra Low Emission Vehicles

UK Invests Half a Billion in Ultra Low Emission Vehicles

  LONDON, UK, May 1, 2014 (ENS) – The UK government will spend £500 million (US$844.7 million) to boost the ultra low emission vehicle industry and help drivers both afford and feel confident using electric cars, Deputy Prime Minister...

 

Obama Checks Out Manila’s New Made-in-USA Electric Minibuses

Obama Checks Out Manila’s New Made-in-USA Electric Minibuses

  MANILA, Philippines, April 29, 2014 (ENS) – On Monday, the last day of his weeklong trip to Asia, President Barack Obama inspected a new U.S.-made electric minibus that will replace some of the city’s diesel jeepneys –...

 

Quebec Sets World Record: 431 Electric Vehicles on Parade

Quebec Sets World Record: 431 Electric Vehicles on Parade

  MONTREAL, Quebec, Canada, April 21, 2014 (ENS) – A Guinness World Record attempt to assemble the “largest parade of electric vehicles” was attended by 431 vehicles in Montreal on Friday, a much larger gathering than...

 

2014 World Green Car Title Bestowed on Electric BMW i3

2014 World Green Car Title Bestowed on Electric BMW i3

  NEW YORK, New York, April 18, 2014 (ENS) – The BMW i3 was declared the 2014 World Green Car Thursday on the final press day of the New York International Auto Show. The show opens to the public today and continues through Sunday,...

 

Cycling Key to Paris Declaration: ‘City in Motion: People First!’

Cycling Key to Paris Declaration: ‘City in Motion: People First!’

  PARIS, France, April 16, 2014 (ENS) – Every year more than 76,600 people would be employed in green and healthy transport and 10,000 lives would be saved if major European cities achieved the same share of cycling as Copenhagen,...

 

Sustainable Mobility Partnership Forged at World Urban Forum

Sustainable Mobility Partnership Forged at World Urban Forum

  MEDELLIN, Colombia, April 10, 2014 (ENS) – Achieving sustainable transport and mobility globally is one of the three critical areas of focus for the new Greener Cities Partnership launched Tuesday at the World Urban Forum in Medellin. The...