Transport

Round-The-World Solar Plane Lands in Hawaii

Round-The-World Solar Plane Lands in Hawaii

  HONOLULU, Hawaii, July 3, 2015 (ENS) – The world’s first attempt to circumnavigate the Earth by a piloted fixed-wing aircraft using only solar power has completed the longest, most difficult leg of its journey. Landing in...

 

U.S. Heavy Trucks Must Burn Less Fuel, Cut CO2 Emissions

U.S. Heavy Trucks Must Burn Less Fuel, Cut CO2 Emissions

  WASHINGTON, DC, June 20, 2015 (ENS) – The Obama Administration is proposing standards for heavy and medium-duty trucks and buses that are expected to improve fuel efficiency by one-third and cut carbon emissions to fight climate...

 

San Diego Electric Vehicle Grid Pilot Wins Wide Support

San Diego Electric Vehicle Grid Pilot Wins Wide Support

  SAN DIEGO, California, June 4, 2015 (ENS) – San Diego Gas & Electric and automakers, electric vehicle service providers, public interest environmental groups and labor unions Wednesday signed a formal agreement in support of...

 

High-Speed Rail a Priority for New UK Government

High-Speed Rail a Priority for New UK Government

  LEEDS, UK, June 2, 2015 (ENS) – Billions in transport investment to end the decades-old economic gap between north and south is a top priority for the UK’s newly elected Conservative government, Transport Secretary Patrick...

 

Germany’s Autobahn Gets Its 1st Hydrogen Fuel Station

Germany’s Autobahn Gets Its 1st Hydrogen Fuel Station

  BERLIN, Germany, June 1, 2105 (ENS) – Fifty hydrogen filling stations will be open in Germany’s cities and along major roads by the end of this year, says Dorothee Bär, parliamentary state secretary at the German Federal...

 

Electric Vehicles to Push Gas Cars Off U.S. Roads: Report

Electric Vehicles to Push Gas Cars Off U.S. Roads: Report

SAN FRANCISCO, California, May 5, 2015 (ENS) – Electric vehicles will supplant petroleum-powered vehicles in the United States within 25 years, finds a new report from the nonprofit Plug In America, which works to accelerate the shift...

 

Compressed Air Car Wins $5 Million Deal on Shark Tank

Compressed Air Car Wins $5 Million Deal on Shark Tank

  LOS ANGELES, California, May 4, 2015 (ENS) – AIRPod, a $10,000 car that runs on compressed air, has won a development deal on the American TV program “Shark Tank.” Robert Herjavec, one of the investors, or sharks, Friday...

 

Newest Tesla Model S Tops 2015 AAA Green Car Guide

Newest Tesla Model S Tops 2015 AAA Green Car Guide

  ORLANDO, Florida, April 22, 2015 (ENS) – The 2015 Tesla Model S P85D, a premium electric car, earned the top score in the 2015 AAA Green Car Guide, the American Automobile Association announced Tuesday. Based in Palo Alto, California,...

 

Oil Trains Ordered to Go Slow in Urban Areas

Oil Trains Ordered to Go Slow in Urban Areas

  WASHINGTON, DC, April 19, 2015 (ENS) – Responding to the unprecedented number of recent fiery oil train derailments, the U.S. Department of Transportation Friday issued an Emergency Order requiring trains carrying large amounts...

 

Automakers to Eliminate Smog-Forming Emissions by 2030

Automakers to Eliminate Smog-Forming Emissions by 2030

  WASHINGTON, DC, April 17, 2015 (ENS) – As Earth Day approaches on April 22, the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers says automakers are on track to “virtually eliminate” smog-forming emissions from passenger vehicles...

 

European Officials Vow Sustainable Alpine Crossings

European Officials Vow Sustainable Alpine Crossings

  BRUSSELS, Belgium, April 14, 2015 (ENS) – European Commissioner for Transport Violeta Bulc and the transport ministers of Europe’s seven Alpine States are cooperating to finalize and fund sustainable transport infrastructure...

 

BMW i8 Crowned 2015 World Green Car of the Year

BMW i8 Crowned 2015 World Green Car of the Year

  NEW YORK, New York, April 4, 2015 (ENS) – The sleek BMW i8 with the gull-wing doors, a gasoline-electric hybrid, has been declared winner of the 2015 World Green Car of the Year. The announcement was made at the opening of the New...

 

Indonesia’s ‘National Car’ Will be an Electric Car

Indonesia’s ‘National Car’ Will be an Electric Car

  JAKARTA, Indonesia, March 31, 2015 (ENS) – Indonesia plans to develop and manufacture an electric car as the country’s “national car” according to Research, Technology and High Educational Institute Minister Muhammad...

 

First U.S. Coast-to-Coast Driverless Trip Underway

First U.S. Coast-to-Coast Driverless Trip Underway

  SAN FRANCISCO, California, March 25, 2015 (ENS) – Delphi Automotive is sending a compact luxury SUV, the Audi Q5, on the longest automated drive ever attempted in North America. The coast-to-coast trip left in San Francisco on Sunday...

 

U.S. Heavy Duty Trucks Could Cut Fuel Use 40 Percent: Study

U.S. Heavy Duty Trucks Could Cut Fuel Use 40 Percent: Study

  WASHINGTON, DC, March 12, 2015 (ENS) – When the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announce a new heavy-duty truck fuel efficiency standard this spring, they should require new...

 

EU Parliament Approves New Rules for Safer, Greener Lorries

EU Parliament Approves New Rules for Safer, Greener Lorries

  STRASBOURG, France, March 11, 2015 (ENS) – The European Parliament Tuesday gave its final approval to new EU rules for safer and more eco-friendly lorries, the long-haul tractor-trailors designed to transport cargo. The Parliament...

 

Thai Teams Victorious at Shell Eco-marathon Asia

Thai Teams Victorious at Shell Eco-marathon Asia

MANILA, Philippines, March 4, 2015 (ENS) – Driving the equivalent of 1,572 kilometers on one liter of fuel, the Thai team Virgin from Sakonnakhon Technical College claimed the top prize at this year’s Shell Eco-marathon Asia –...

 

Romania Amends 2015-2030 Transport Plan to Protect Animals

Romania Amends 2015-2030 Transport Plan to Protect Animals

  BUCHAREST, Romania, February 25, 2015 (ENS) – The government of Romania has included environmental protections drafted by the global conservation group WWF, or World Wildlife Fund, in the most recent Romanian Transportation Master...

 

UK Will Test Driverless Cars on Public Roads

UK Will Test Driverless Cars on Public Roads

  COVENTRY, UK, February 23, 2015 (ENS) – The first autonomous vehicle designed to run on UK public roads was officially unveiled at a government launch event in Greenwich earlier this month. Road tests are set to begin this spring. The...

 

California Utility Seeks OK for 25,000 EV Charging Stations

California Utility Seeks OK for 25,000 EV Charging Stations

  SAN FRANCISCO, California, February 20, 2015 (ENS) – California’s largest utility, Pacific Gas and Electric Company, PG&E, is asking state regulators for permission to build some 25,000 electric vehicle chargers at sites...

 
 
 
 

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