Transport

EU Struggles to Cut Road Transport CO2 Emissions Post-2020

EU Struggles to Cut Road Transport CO2 Emissions Post-2020

  BRUSSELS, Belgium, January 28, 2015 (ENS) – “Some people think that the recent decrease in oil prices will have a negative impact on electric cars. Personally, I am convinced that this will not be the case,” said Miguel...

 

Automotive Industry Agrees to Copper-Free Brake Initiative

Automotive Industry Agrees to Copper-Free Brake Initiative

  WASHINGTON, DC, January 21, 2015 (ENS) – An agreement to reduce the use of copper and other toxic materials in motor vehicle brake pads was signed Wednesday in Washington by the automotive industry, an organization representing...

 

Shell Affiliates Fined for Breaking Vehicle Fuel Rules

Shell Affiliates Fined for Breaking Vehicle Fuel Rules

  WASHINGTON, DC, January 21, 2015 (ENS) – Three companies affiliated with Shell Oil Company will pay a total of $900,000 for selling gasoline and diesel fuel that violated U.S. federal standards. Equilon Enterprises LLC, doing business...

 

Local Motors Prints Driveable 3D Car at Detroit Auto Show

Local Motors Prints Driveable 3D Car at Detroit Auto Show

  DETROIT, Michigan, January 15, 2015 (ENS) – Local Motors showed off its three-dimensional printed car, a world’s first, by live-printing one on the show floor at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. The electric-powered...

 

Chevrolet Reveals Sleek Bolt EV Concept With 200 Mile Range

Chevrolet Reveals Sleek Bolt EV Concept With 200 Mile Range

  DETROIT, Michigan, January 14, 2015 (ENS) – Chevrolet unveiled the Bolt EV concept – a bright orange car that embodies the company’s vision for an affordable, long-range, all-electric vehicle – Monday at the North...

 

Toyota Opens Hydrogen Fuel Cell Patents Royalty Free

Toyota Opens Hydrogen Fuel Cell Patents Royalty Free

  LAS VEGAS, Nevada, January 6, 2015 (ENS) – Toyota is “opening the door to the hydrogen future,” offering to share nearly 6,000 hydrogen fuel cell patents with other automakers – royalty free. Bob Carter, senior...

 

From Finland: Green Winter Tires for Electric Cars

From Finland: Green Winter Tires for Electric Cars

  NOKIA, Finland, January 5, 2015 (ENS) – A winter tire designed for BMW’s i3 electric car goes on sale this month, designed and manufactured by Finnish tiremaker Nokian. The world’s first winter tire with an A energy rating...

 

EU Traffic Noise Causes 10,000 Premature Deaths a Year

EU Traffic Noise Causes 10,000 Premature Deaths a Year

  COPENHAGEN, Denmark, December 19, 2014 (ENS) – More than 125 million Europeans could be exposed to levels of road traffic noise above legal guidelines, causing up to 10,000 premature deaths each year, finds a new assessment published...

 

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...

 
 
 
 
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