Transport

States Sue EPA Over Roll-Back of Clean Car Standard

States Sue EPA Over Roll-Back of Clean Car Standard

  WASHINGTON, DC, May 1, 2018 (ENS) – Today, 17 states and the District of Columbia filed a lawsuit challenging the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s move to weaken emissions standards for cars. The lawsuit accuses the agency...

 

Court Upholds Fuel Efficiency Standards Penalty Rule

Court Upholds Fuel Efficiency Standards Penalty Rule

  NEW YORK, New York, April 24, 2018 (ENS) – A federal court has issued an order blocking the Trump administration’s delay of a rule that increases penalties imposed on automakers for noncompliance with federal fuel efficiency standards. The...

 

Tax Breaks Motivate Europeans to Buy Cleaner Cars

Tax Breaks Motivate Europeans to Buy Cleaner Cars

  COPENHAGEN, Denmark, April 12, 2018 (ENS) – Emissions of carbon dioxide from new passenger cars have dropped in European countries where taxes, subsidies and other incentives encourage drivers to buy vehicles that emit the least...

 

EPA Decides to Undercut Obama’s Clean Car Standards

EPA Decides to Undercut Obama’s Clean Car Standards

  WASHINGTON, DC, April 2, 2018 (ENS) – Today, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt announced the completion of the Midterm Evaluation process for the greenhouse gas emissions standards for cars and light...

 

Driverless Car Kills Arizona Pedestrian

Driverless Car Kills Arizona Pedestrian

  TEMPE, Arizona, March 19, 2018 (ENS) – An Uber self-driving car struck and killed a pedestrian in Tempe on Sunday night, according to police and media reports. This is the first known pedestrian death involving a self-driving car,...

 

Ford Chooses Miami for Self-Driving Car Hub

Ford Chooses Miami for Self-Driving Car Hub

  MIAMI, Florida, March 5, 2018 (ENS) – Ford plans to have a fleet of autonomous cars in commercial operation by 2021. The automaker has spent years researching and developing self-driving technology, and now, Sherif Marakby, Ford...

 

Ride Sharing Begins to Replace Rapid Transit in USA

Ride Sharing Begins to Replace Rapid Transit in USA

  ARLINGTON, Texas, February 23, 2018 (ENS) – Public transit officials in cities across the United States are trying to find ways for ride sharing to complement existing public transit options or those in the development pipeline,...

 

Tesla’s New Electric Semis a Hit With Heavy Haulers

Tesla’s New Electric Semis a Hit With Heavy Haulers

  ATLANTA, Georgia, December 21, 2017 (ENS) – The United Parcel Service of America, Inc., widely known as UPS, today announced it has placed a reservation for 125 of Tesla’s new fully electric semi tractors. J.B. Hunt Transport...

 

Volvo and Uber Partner to Roll Out Self-Driving Cars

Volvo and Uber Partner to Roll Out Self-Driving Cars

  GOTHENBURG, Sweden, November 27, 2017 (ENS) – Within a very few years, when you call for an Uber ride, a self-driving vehicle will show up at your door. Volvo Cars has signed a framework agreement with the ride sharing company to...

 

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...

 
 
 
 

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