Transport

U.S. Issues “Proactive” Guidelines for Driverless Cars

U.S. Issues “Proactive” Guidelines for Driverless Cars

  WASHINGTON, DC, September 21, 2016 (ENS) – “Automated vehicles have the potential to save thousands of lives, driving the single biggest leap in road safety that our country has ever taken,” said U.S. Transportation Secretary...

 

Harley-Davidson Air Polluting ‘Super Tuners’ Banned

Harley-Davidson Air Polluting ‘Super Tuners’ Banned

  WASHINGTON, DC, September 13, 2016 (ENS) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Justice have settled with Harley-Davidson, the motorcycle giant, in a lawsuit over illegal devices that increase air...

 

California Spends GHG Market Proceeds on Clean Transport

California Spends GHG Market Proceeds on Clean Transport

  SACRAMENTO, California, September 1, 2016 (ENS) – California has unallocated proceeds from its greenhouse gas emission cap-and-trade program, and state officials have just decided how it will be spent. Governor Jerry Brown, State...

 

Europe Charts New Strategy for Low-Emission Mobility

Europe Charts New Strategy for Low-Emission Mobility

  BRUSSELS, Belgium, August 31, 2016 (ENS) – The accelerating global shift towards low-carbon, circular economies has started, driving Europe’s need to accelerate the transition towards low-emission and zero-emission vehicles...

 

Europe’s Electric Car Sales Up 21 Percent This Year

Europe’s Electric Car Sales Up 21 Percent This Year

  STOCKHOLM, Sweden, August 24, 2016 (ENS) – A total of 91,300 electric vehicles were sold in Europe in the first six months of 2016 – a 21 percent year on year increase, according to new data released by EV Volumes.com, the electric...

 

U.S. Tightens Emissions Standards for Trucks

U.S. Tightens Emissions Standards for Trucks

  WASHINGTON, DC, August 17, 2016 (ENS) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration have jointly finalized standards that will govern emissions...

 

Dutch Electric Motorcycle to Circle Earth in 80 Days

Dutch Electric Motorcycle to Circle Earth in 80 Days

  EINDHOVEN, The Netherlands, August 16, 2016 (ENS) – STORM Wave, a student team based at Eindhoven University of Technology, has set the ambitious goal of riding a specialized electric motorcycle around the world in 80 days. The...

 

USA, Australia Cooperate to Advance Smart Transport

USA, Australia Cooperate to Advance Smart Transport

  MELBOURNE, Australia, August 8, 2016 (ENS) – U.S. and Australian officials have signed a new agreement aimed at strengthening collaboration on key transportation priorities in technology and innovation between the two countries. U.S....

 

Obama & States, Auto & Power Sectors Fund EV Charging

Obama & States, Auto & Power Sectors Fund EV Charging

  WASHINGTON, DC, July 27, 2016 (ENS) – The Obama Administration is unlocking up to US$4.5 billion in loan guarantees and inviting applications to support the commercial-scale deployment of innovative electric vehicle charging facilities,...

 

World’s First: Solar Plane Circles the Earth

World’s First: Solar Plane Circles the Earth

  ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates, July 26, 2016 (ENS) – The solar-powered electric plane Solar Impulse 2 made history just after midnight today by completing the first circumnavigation of the Earth powered only by energy from the...

 

Chile’s Capital Wins 2017 Sustainable Transport Award

Chile’s Capital Wins 2017 Sustainable Transport Award

  SANTIAGO, Chile, July 13, 2016 (ENS) – Chile’s capital city, Santiago, has just been awarded the honor of hosting Mobilize 2017, the new annual Sustainable Transport Summit put on by the New York-based multinational Institute...

 

CO2 Emissions Down as EU Drivers Buy Cleaner Cars

CO2 Emissions Down as EU Drivers Buy Cleaner Cars

  COPENHAGEN, Denmark, April 14, 2016 (ENS) – New cars sold in the European Union are increasingly more fuel-efficient and beat the official CO2 emissions target handily, concludes the European Environment Agency (EEA) in a new report...

 

New $35,000 Electric Tesla Draws 278,000 Reservations

New $35,000 Electric Tesla Draws 278,000 Reservations

  AUBURN, California, April 4, 2016 (ENS) – With US$1,000 or its equivalent in any currency, anyone can place a reservation for a new all-electric Tesla Model 3, priced at $35,000. But latecomers will have to wait in a long line. Showing...

 

India Continues Diesel Ban, Aims for 100% EVs by 2030

India Continues Diesel Ban, Aims for 100% EVs by 2030

  NEW DELHI, India, April 1, 2016 (ENS) – India’s Supreme Court ruled Thursday that the ban on the registration of vehicles powered by large diesel engines in the National Capital Region will continue until further notice. Concerned...

 

FASTer When Fueled With Formic Acid

FASTer When Fueled With Formic Acid

  EINDHOVEN, The Netherlands, February 25, 2016 (ENS) – Team FAST, a new team of Dutch students at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e), is taking the first steps toward making the world’s first car powered by formic acid. The...

 

Global Carbon Standards Set for Commercial Aircraft

Global Carbon Standards Set for Commercial Aircraft

  MONTREAL, Quebec, Canada, February 9, 2016 (ENS) – The first global carbon standards for commercial aircraft were set on Monday in Montreal by the 22 nations on the environmental protection committee of the International Civil Aviation...

 

Obama Celebrates U.S. Clean Car Innovations at NAIAS

Obama Celebrates U.S. Clean Car Innovations at NAIAS

  DETROIT, Michigan, January 21, 2016 (ENS) – President Barack Obama was in Detroit Wednesday to check out the new climate-friendly cars at the North American International Auto Show, NAIAS, and to showcase the resurgence of the...

 

Obama’s 2017 Budget Seeks $4B for Self-Driving Cars

Obama’s 2017 Budget Seeks $4B for Self-Driving Cars

  DETROIT, Michigan, January 18, 2016 (ENS) – President Barack Obama is proposing a 10-year, nearly $4 billion investment to accelerate the development and adoption of safe vehicle automation through real-world pilot projects. The...

 

2016 Honda Civic, Volvo Hybrid SUV Win Top Honors

2016 Honda Civic, Volvo Hybrid SUV Win Top Honors

  DETROIT, Michigan, January 12, 2016 (ENS) – More than 50 international automotive journalists have named the Honda Civic and the Volvo XC90 hybrid SUV the official 2016 North American Car and Truck/Utility of the Year at the North...

 

U.S. Sues Volkswagen Over Emissions Defeat Devices

U.S. Sues Volkswagen Over Emissions Defeat Devices

  DETROIT, Michigan, January 5, 2015 (ENS) – Nearly 600,000 vehicles powered by diesel engines that had illegal emissions defeating devices installed have landed Volkswagen, Audi and Porsche in U.S. Federal Court in Detroit. The complaint,...

 
 
 
 

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