Transport

Romania Amends 2015-2030 Transport Plan to Protect Animals

Romania Amends 2015-2030 Transport Plan to Protect Animals

  BUCHAREST, Romania, February 25, 2015 (ENS) – The government of Romania has included environmental protections drafted by the global conservation group WWF, or World Wildlife Fund, in the most recent Romanian Transportation Master...

 

UK Will Test Driverless Cars on Public Roads

UK Will Test Driverless Cars on Public Roads

  COVENTRY, UK, February 23, 2015 (ENS) – The first autonomous vehicle designed to run on UK public roads was officially unveiled at a government launch event in Greenwich earlier this month. Road tests are set to begin this spring. The...

 

California Utility Seeks OK for 25,000 EV Charging Stations

California Utility Seeks OK for 25,000 EV Charging Stations

  SAN FRANCISCO, California, February 20, 2015 (ENS) – California’s largest utility, Pacific Gas and Electric Company, PG&E, is asking state regulators for permission to build some 25,000 electric vehicle chargers at sites...

 

Apple Explores the Electric Car Design Track

Apple Explores the Electric Car Design Track

  CUPERTINO, California, February 17, 2015 (ENS) – The online rumor mill is buzzing with speculation that consumer electronics giant Apple is working towards building an electric vehicle of its own. It started when an anonymous Apple...

 

Fiery Oil Train Crash Lights Up Frozen Ontario Woods

Fiery Oil Train Crash Lights Up Frozen Ontario Woods

  TIMMINS, Ontario, Canada, February 16, 2015 (ENS) – A CN Rail freight train hauling 100 tank cars of crude oil derailed and caught fire in a remote area of northern Ontario over the weekend, the latest in a string of fiery incidents...

 

Transport for London Approves New Cyclist Superhighways

Transport for London Approves New Cyclist Superhighways

  LONDON, UK, February 6, 2015 (ENS) – The construction of Europe’s longest segregated urban cycleways is set to begin in March, now that the Board of Transport for London (TfL) has approved London Mayor Boris Johnson’s...

 

Boosting U.S. Electric Car Sales Is a Chicken and Egg Riddle

Boosting U.S. Electric Car Sales Is a Chicken and Egg Riddle

WASHINGTON, DC, February 2, 2015 (ENS) – President Barack Obama set a goal in his 2011 State of the Union speech – put one million electric vehicles on the road by 2015. But auto analysts and executives doubted that was possible....

 

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...

 
 
 
 
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