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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,...

 

EU Parliament Creates Diesel Emissions Inquiry Panel

EU Parliament Creates Diesel Emissions Inquiry Panel

  STRASBOURG, France, December 17, 2015 (ENS) – The European Parliament has decided to set up a 45-member inquiry committee to investigate breaches of EU rules on car emission tests and alleged failures by EU member states and the...

 

COP21: Ministers Steer Toward Zero-emission Mobility

COP21: Ministers Steer Toward Zero-emission Mobility

  PARIS, France, December 11, 2015 (ENS) – Ministers and senior representatives from the auto industry, civil society and international organizations Tuesday called for a rapid move to zero-emission vehicles as a key component of...

 

China Fights Smog With Soaring Electric Car Sales

China Fights Smog With Soaring Electric Car Sales

  BEIJING, China, December 7, 2015 (ENS) – Electric car sales in China are expected to reach 220,000 to 250,000 this year, surpassing the United States to rank first worldwide, according to the latest projection from the China Association...

 

MasterCard, C40 Cities Help Megacities Manage Mobility

MasterCard, C40 Cities Help Megacities Manage Mobility

  PARIS, France, December 4, 2015 (ENS) – A first-of-a-kind network that empowers megacities to integrate public transportation best practices has been created in a new partnership between MasterCard and the C40 Cities Climate Leadership...

 

Chevy Volt Hybrid Crowned 2016 Green Car of the Year

Chevy Volt Hybrid Crowned 2016 Green Car of the Year

  LOS ANGELES, California, November 20, 2015 (ENS) – The Next-Generation 2016 Chevrolet Volt was given the Green Car of the Year title by the “Green Car Journal” Thursday during Press Day at the Los Angeles Auto Show. The...

 

India’s First EV Expedition: North to South in e2os

India’s First EV Expedition: North to South in e2os

  SRINAGAR, India, November 18, 2015 (ENS) – India’s first electric car expedition was flagged off Monday, headed south from this northern Indian city to cover more than 5,000km (3,000 miles) across 52 locations over the next month. Three...

 

U.S. Deploys Connected Vehicle Tech in Three States

U.S. Deploys Connected Vehicle Tech in Three States

  WASHINGTON, DC, November 9, 2015 (ENS) – New York City, the City of Tampa, Florida, and the State of Wyoming will receive a total of $42 million from the federal government for pilot projects demonstrating next-generation connected...

 

New Oslo City Council Plans Car-Free City Core

New Oslo City Council Plans Car-Free City Core

  OSLO, Norway, October 19, 2015 (ENS) – Oslo’s newly-elected city council today presented its plan to ban cars in the downtown city center by 2020 in an effort to reduce pollution and curb climate change. The new council is...

 

Electric Buses + Music = Excitement in Gothenburg

Electric Buses + Music = Excitement in Gothenburg

  GOTHENBURG, Sweden, October 19, 2015 (ENS) – The ElectriCity project launched its campaign Silent Bus Sessions in the last week of September, featuring Swedish artists Zara Larsson and Seinabo Sey performing acoustic concerts for...

 

Johannesburg Celebrates Ecomobility With Car-Free Area

Johannesburg Celebrates Ecomobility With Car-Free Area

  JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, October 7, 2015 (ENS) – “When people complain that they are stuck in traffic, we tell them that they are, in fact, the traffic,” Johannesburg Mayor Parks Tau said in Sandton on Sunday. Mayor...

 

EU Lawmakers Demand Real-World Diesel Emissions Tests

EU Lawmakers Demand Real-World Diesel Emissions Tests

  BRUSSELS, Belgium, September 24 2015 (ENS) – The European Commission is calling for full disclosure, zero tolerance and strict compliance with EU rules on pollutant emissions in view of the fact that Volkswagen used “defeat...

 

VW Used ‘Defeat Devices’ to Falsify Diesel Emissions

VW Used ‘Defeat Devices’ to Falsify Diesel Emissions

  WASHINGTON, DC, September 22, 2015 (ENS) – Four-cylinder Volkswagen and Audi diesel cars from model years 2009-2015 include software that circumvents U.S. emissions standards for certain air pollutants, the U.S. Environmental Protection...

 

New Diesel Cars Making Europe’s Air ‘Unfit to Breathe’

New Diesel Cars Making Europe’s Air ‘Unfit to Breathe’

    BRUSSELS, Belgium, September 17, 2015 (ENS) – Nine out of 10 new diesel cars are failing to meet European Union air pollution limits, according to a report published Monday by the nonprofit sustainable transport group Transport...

 

Beyond Traffic Lights: Driverless Cars at Intersections

Beyond Traffic Lights: Driverless Cars at Intersections

  AUSTIN, Texas, August 27, 2015 (ENS) – The self-driving cars of the future will make “reservations” to cross intersections, if a system under development at the University of Texas, Austin is adopted by the U.S. Department...

 

StoreDot Promises Full EV Charge Up in Five Minutes

StoreDot Promises Full EV Charge Up in Five Minutes

  HERZELIYA, Israel, August 24, 2015 (ENS) – StoreDot is developing a new type of battery with innovative, synthesized organic compounds that the Israeli company promises will charge an electric car in five minutes, providing 300...

 

Egypt Scraps Cairo’s Old, Polluting Taxis

Egypt Scraps Cairo’s Old, Polluting Taxis

  CAIRO, Egypt, August 24, 2015 (ENS) – Through Egypt’s new national vehicle scrapping and recycling program, older taxis are being replaced by newer vehicles to increase fuel efficiency, reduce air pollution and protect the...

 
 
 
 

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