Transport

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...

 

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...