Transport

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...

 

European Parliament Approves Law to Curb Vehicle Noise

European Parliament Approves Law to Curb Vehicle Noise

  BRUSSELS, Belgium, April 3, 2014 (ENS) – Vehicle noise limits will be tightened across the European Union to protect public health, under a new law informally agreed with EU ministers and endorsed by Parliament on Wednesday. The...

 

Cities in Spain, Slovenia Win Sustainable Mobility Awards

Cities in Spain, Slovenia Win Sustainable Mobility Awards

  BRUSSELS, Belgium, March 26, 2014 (ENS) – At an award ceremony Monday in Brussels, the European Commission honored the Spanish municipality of Rivas-Vaciamadrid with the Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan Award for 2013 and also honored...

 

Air Pollution Data Used to Manage Traffic Flows

Air Pollution Data Used to Manage Traffic Flows

  LEICESTER, UK, March 25, 2014 (ENS) – Phasing traffic lights according to air pollution rates at the scale of a European city district could soon become a reality. But first, the complexity of air pollution models must be mastered. Poor...

 

Smoggy Paris Tries Odd-Even License Plate Strategy

Smoggy Paris Tries Odd-Even License Plate Strategy

  PARIS, France, March 18, 2014 (ENS) – In response to the thick blanket of smog that settled over Paris last week, Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault limited city traffic on Monday to drivers with odd numbered license plates. On Tuesday,...

 

Toyota Sets Electric i-Road Cars Loose on City Streets

Toyota Sets Electric i-Road Cars Loose on City Streets

  TOYOTA CITY, Japan, March 11, 2014 (ENS) – Toyota’s new three-wheeled i-Road electric vehicle is lightweight, super-narrow and leans way over when it zips around curves. Residents of Toyota’s hometown of Toyota City...

 

Fuel Efficient Peugeot 308 Named Car of the Year 2014

Fuel Efficient Peugeot 308 Named Car of the Year 2014

  GENEVA, Switzerland, March 5, 2014 (ENS) – The Peugeot 308 sedan was named Car of the Year 2014 Monday at the Palexpo on the eve of the Geneva International Motor Show. The French automaker’s winning entry received 307 points...

 

Bhutan Forges Electric Car Strategy With Nissan’s Help

Bhutan Forges Electric Car Strategy With Nissan’s Help

  THIMPHU, Bhutan, February 24, 2014 (ENS) – For his birthday on Friday, the King of Bhutan received two 2014 electric Nissan LEAFs, the start of a government fleet of electric vehicles that will characterize the future of this Himalayan...

 

Obama Orders Higher Fuel Efficiency Standards for Big Trucks

Obama Orders Higher Fuel Efficiency Standards for Big Trucks

  UPPER MARLBORO, Maryland, February 18, 2014 (ENS) – President Barack Obama today set the wheels in motion for the next phase of vehicle fuel efficiency and greenhouse gas standards for medium-duty and heavy-duty trucks as he pledged...

 

Electric Cars Now and Then at the Chicago Auto Show

Electric Cars Now and Then at the Chicago Auto Show

  CHICAGO, Illinois, February 11, 2014 (ENS) – In 1901, visitors to the first Chicago Auto Show in the old Chicago Coliseum saw the latest models of electric cars right alongside petrol-powered vehicles. Back then, 38 percent of automobiles...

 

Global Electric Vehicle Production to Skyrocket This Year

Global Electric Vehicle Production to Skyrocket This Year

  SOUTHFIELD, Michigan, February 6, 2014 (ENS) – Driven by stricter European emission standards, worldwide production of electric vehicles is forecast to rise by 67 percent this year, according to IHS Automotive, a business information...

 

U.S. Vehicles Burning Less Fuel, Fewer Drivers on the Road

U.S. Vehicles Burning Less Fuel, Fewer Drivers on the Road

  ANN ARBOR, Michigan, February 5, 2014 (ENS) – The average fuel economy of new vehicles sold in the United States in January was 24.9 miles per gallon – up 0.1 mpg from the value in December 2013, according to the University...

 

Five Tips to Avoid “Charge Rage” at Work

Five Tips to Avoid “Charge Rage” at Work

  CAMPBELL, California, January 30, 2014 (ENS) – The world’s largest EV charging network, ChargePoint, knows a thing or two about “charge rage” from dealing with its 15,300 U.S. charging locations, half of them located...

 

Smart ForTwo Electric Rules New “Greenest” Vehicles List

Smart ForTwo Electric Rules New “Greenest” Vehicles List

  WASHINGTON, DC, January 29, 2014 (ENS) – The nonprofit American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) Tuesday released its 17th annual environmental ratings for vehicles at: greenercars.org. This year, the Smart ForTwo...

 

Sustainable Mobility Wins Big at Washington Auto Show

Sustainable Mobility Wins Big at Washington Auto Show

  WASHINGTON, DC, January 24, 2014 (ENS) – Thursday, opening day at the Washington Auto Show, was a feast for friends of sustainable mobility. For starters, U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz announced $50 million in federal government...

 

The Green and the Powerful at Detroit’s Big Auto Show

The Green and the Powerful at Detroit’s Big Auto Show

  DETROIT, Michigan, January 14, 2014 (ENS) – The North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) opened in Detroit’s Cobo Center Monday for the first of two press days, to be followed by two industry preview days and a charity...

 

Hot New Concept Cars Debut at 2014 CES in Las Vegas

Hot New Concept Cars Debut at 2014 CES in Las Vegas

  LAS VEGAS, Nevada, January 3, 2014 (ENS) – The International CES, formerly known as the Consumer Electronics Show and held annually in Las Vegas in early January, never used to be about automobiles. Instead, it was solely about...