Transport

Relocating Bus Stops Protects Riders From Pollution

Relocating Bus Stops Protects Riders From Pollution

  LOS ANGELES, California, November 19, 2017 (ENS) – Moving bus stops away from intersections would reduce the amount of pollution to which bus riders are exposed, scientists from the University of California Los Angeles report. In...

 

UK to Ban New Diesel and Petrol Vehicles by 2040

UK to Ban New Diesel and Petrol Vehicles by 2040

  LONDON, UK, July 26, 2017 (ENS) – The UK government will end the sale of all new conventional petrol and diesel cars and vans by 2040, officials said today, as they unveiled new plans to reduce air pollution in response to a court...

 

Australia Forms Electric Vehicle Council to Popularize EVs

Australia Forms Electric Vehicle Council to Popularize EVs

  CANBERRA, Australia, May 30, 2017 (ENS) – A new national body that aims to drive the uptake of electric vehicles in Australia has been officially launched in Canberra. The Electric Vehicle Council is an industry-led organization...

 

VW Pays Millions in 3.0-Liter Diesel Defeat Device Case

VW Pays Millions in 3.0-Liter Diesel Defeat Device Case

  SACRAMENTO, California, May 18, 2017 (ENS) – Volkswagen will pay US$225 million, including $66 million to California, for harm resulting from the sale of its 3.0-liter diesel passenger cars that included emissions control “defeat...

 

Riyadh Makes Progress on Massive Public Transit System

Riyadh Makes Progress on Massive Public Transit System

  RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, May 15, 2017 (ENS) – Saudi Arabia’s capital city, Riyadh, is building the world’s largest public transit system, the King Abdulaziz Public Transport Project. Construction began in 2014; plans call...

 

London Invests £18 Million in Rapid EV Charge Points

London Invests £18 Million in Rapid EV Charge Points

  LONDON UK, May 11, 2017 (ENS) – Rapid charge points that power electric vehicles in 30 minutes will be installed across London in the next few months, according to the local government body responsible for the city’s transport...

 

Big Oil Betting On Electric Vehicles

Big Oil Betting On Electric Vehicles

  By Jon LeSage NEW YORK, New York, May 3, 2017 (ENS) – Speaking at the Bloomberg New Energy Finance conference in New York last week, Total SA’s chief energy economist Joel Couse predicted that electric vehicles will make up...

 

Bay Area Caravan Demonstrates Fuel Cell Car Practicality

Bay Area Caravan Demonstrates Fuel Cell Car Practicality

  SACRAMENTO, California, April 21, 2017 (ENS) – Executives from three California state agencies Thursday caravaned from the state capital Sacramento to the San Francisco Bay Area and back to demonstrate how easy it is to drive and...

 

Addis Ababa 1st in East Africa With Bus Rapid Transit

Addis Ababa 1st in East Africa With Bus Rapid Transit

  ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, April 13, 2017 (ENS) – Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa, a city of at least 3.4 million residents, is poised to build the first bus rapid transit line in east Africa. Construction is currently estimated...

 

EU Parliament Votes to Tighten Car Emissions Oversight

EU Parliament Votes to Tighten Car Emissions Oversight

  STRASBOURG, France, April 7, 2017 (ENS) – The European Union must improve legislation governing car emissions testing to prevent future scandals like the “defeat device” scandal, the European Parliament said Tuesday...

 

India Moves to Stricter Vehicle Emissions Norms

India Moves to Stricter Vehicle Emissions Norms

  NEW DELHI, India, March 24, 2017 (ENS) – India’s automobile industry is geared up to begin production of vehicles compliant with Bharat Stage IV (BS-IV) emission norms across the country from April 1, according to the Society...

 

Trump Reopens Vehicle Fuel Efficiency Standards Review

Trump Reopens Vehicle Fuel Efficiency Standards Review

  DETROIT, Michigan, March 15, 2017 (ENS) – President Donald Trump said today that he will cancel an Obama-era EPA determination that federal fuel efficiency standards through model year 2025 are feasible and have his administration...

 

Illegal VW Emissions Blamed for 1,260 Premature Deaths

Illegal VW Emissions Blamed for 1,260 Premature Deaths

  CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts, March 13, 2017 (ENS) – Scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and two other institutions report that Volkswagen’s emissions in excess of the legal standards have had a deadly effect...

 

New York Governor Energizes Electric Vehicle Ecosystem

New York Governor Energizes Electric Vehicle Ecosystem

  ALBANY, New York, March 11, 2017 (ENS) – To promote electric vehicle use across New York State, Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced a new campaign that includes the installation of charging stations, incentives for employers to...

 

The Evolution of Ford’s ‘Empathetic Car’

The Evolution of Ford’s ‘Empathetic Car’

  BARCELONA, Spain, February 26, 2017 (ENS) – At the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona this week, Ford will reveal its latest advance in mobility and connectivity – a car that not only understands what we say, but knows our...

 

London Mayor Slaps Toxicity Charge on Polluting Cars

London Mayor Slaps Toxicity Charge on Polluting Cars

  LONDON, UK, February 22, 2017 (ENS) – Come October 23, London Mayor Sadiq Khan will impose a £10 (US$12.45) Toxicity-Charge on vehicles in central London that do not meet Euro 4 standards, typically those diesel and petrol vehicles...

 

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...

 
 
 
 

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