Transport

Cuba Gets Electric Cars: Nissan Leafs Made in the USA

Cuba Gets Electric Cars: Nissan Leafs Made in the USA

  MIAMI, Florida, Febuary 1, 2017 (ENS) – A Miami-based automotive export company has received the first approval from the U.S. government to ship American-made electric cars to Cuba. Putting aside politics in favor of business, the...

 

Ride-Sharing Firms Fight Trump’s Immigration Order

Ride-Sharing Firms Fight Trump’s Immigration Order

  WASHINGTON, DC, January 29, 2017 (ENS) – As protesters jammed airports across the country, the ride-sharing company Lyft announced Sunday that it will donate $1 million to the American Civil Liberties Union, ACLU, in response to...

 

California Utilities Seek $1 Billion for EV Charging

California Utilities Seek $1 Billion for EV Charging

  SAN FRANCISCO, California, January 25, 2017 (ENS) – Three big California energy companies have filed multi-million dollar plans with the California Public Utilities Commission to develop the electric vehicle infrastructure needed...

 

Iran’s President Test Drives Iran’s First Electric Car

Iran’s President Test Drives Iran’s First Electric Car

  TEHRAN, Iran, January 23, 2017 (ENS) – Iran’s first electric car and two electric motorbikes manufactured by Iranian companies were unveiled in the presence of President Hassan Rouhani last week at the presidential complex...

 

VW Emissions Scandal Widens to Include Fiat Chrysler

VW Emissions Scandal Widens to Include Fiat Chrysler

  WASHINGTON, DC, January 13, 2017 (ENS) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, EPA, today issued a notice of violation to Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and FCA US, alleging the company installed and failed to disclose engine management...

 

Ford, Toyota Form Consortium to Advance in-Vehicle Apps

Ford, Toyota Form Consortium to Advance in-Vehicle Apps

  LAS VEGAS, Nevada, January 5, 2017 (ENS) – Ford and Toyota are forming a nonprofit organization to manage an open source software platform that will give consumers more options in how they connect and control their smartphone apps...

 

Innovative Electric, Autonomous Cars Star at CES 2017

Innovative Electric, Autonomous Cars Star at CES 2017

  LAS VEGAS, Nevada, December 31, 2016 (ENS) – The Consumer Electronics Show, or CES, held annually in the first week of January in Las Vegas, is becoming the place to unveil exciting electric cars, upstaging the Detroit Auto Show...

 

U.S. To Review Oil-by-Rail Flammability Risk

U.S. To Review Oil-by-Rail Flammability Risk

  NEW YORK , New York, December 13, 2016 (ENS) – The federal government will take action on a petition by the state of New York seeking to close a loophole that currently allows highly flammable crude oil to be shipped by rail through...

 

African Countries Ban Dirty Diesel Imports from Europe

African Countries Ban Dirty Diesel Imports from Europe

  ABUJA, Nigeria, December 8, 2016 (ENS) – Five more West African countries have agreed to ban the import of Europe’s dirty high-sulfur diesel fuel, a move that will slash vehicle emissions and help an estimated 250 million...

 

1st Global Sustainable Transport Meeting Finds Consensus

1st Global Sustainable Transport Meeting Finds Consensus

  ASHGABAT, Turkmenistan, November 28, 2016 (ENS) – The first-ever Global Sustainable Transport Conference concluded Sunday in the Central Asian country of Turkmenistan with sustainable transport welded into the United Nations global...

 

USA Goes For Coast-to-Coast Zero Emission Mobility

USA Goes For Coast-to-Coast Zero Emission Mobility

  WASHINGTON, DC, November 7, 2016 (ENS) – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration has announced 55 Interstate highways that will serve as the basis for a national network of alternative fuel corridors...

 

Pioneering Mayors Prepare Cities for Autonomous Cars

Pioneering Mayors Prepare Cities for Autonomous Cars

  MIAMI, Florida, November 1, 2016 (ENS) – Five mayors have announced that they will work together to prepare their cities for the emergence of autonomous vehicles. The inaugural cities participating in the Bloomberg Aspen Initiative...

 

Fueling U.S. Truck Fleets Is Destroying the Amazon

Fueling U.S. Truck Fleets Is Destroying the Amazon

  OAKLAND, California, October 28, 2016 (ENS) – U.S. imports of crude oil from South America’s Amazon rainforest are driving the expansion of oil operations into some of the most pristine regions, devastating unique biodiversity...

 

International Aviation Emissions to Be Offset by Agreement

International Aviation Emissions to Be Offset by Agreement

  MONTREAL, Quebec, Canada, October 12, 2016 (ENS) – Carbon emissions from international civil aviation will be controlled through a new global market-based measure, government, industry and civil society representatives have agreed. The...

 

Electric Cars Support UN’s Morocco Climate Meeting

Electric Cars Support UN’s Morocco Climate Meeting

  CASABLANCA, Morocco, October 7, 2016 (ENS) – Thousands of delegates from around the world meeting next month in Morocco to negotiate implementation of the world’s first global climate agreement will get a feel for what the...

 

Low-emissions Vehicles Most Economical Overall

Low-emissions Vehicles Most Economical Overall

  CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts, October 5, 2016 (ENS) – If you believe low carbon emitting cars are expensive to drive – think again. New research from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MIT, shows that when operating and...

 

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...

 
 
 
 

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