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...

 

California Drivers Get High Performance Renewable Diesel

California Drivers Get High Performance Renewable Diesel

  LOS ANGELES, California, August 19, 2015 (ENS) – High performance renewable diesel fuel was introduced to Southern California drivers this week by Propel Fuels, based in Sacramento. Called Diesel HPR (High Performance Renewable),...

 

200 Electric Cars Headed for Paris Climate Summit

200 Electric Cars Headed for Paris Climate Summit

  PARIS, France, August 18, 2015 (ENS) – The Renault-Nissan Alliance will provide a fleet of 200 electric vehicles for the United Nations climate summit in Paris in December. It will be the first time the UN uses a zero-emission fleet...

 

Los Angeles Plans for Walking, Cycling, Transit

Los Angeles Plans for Walking, Cycling, Transit

  LOS ANGELES, California, August 14, 2015 (ENS) – In the sprawling city of Los Angeles, world-famous for its automobiles and its struggle for clean air, City Council Tuesday adopted a 20-year mobility plan that will help reduce traffic...

 

U.S. Builds Climate Resilience Into Transport Systems

U.S. Builds Climate Resilience Into Transport Systems

  WASHINGTON, DC, August 11, 2015 (ENS) – The U.S. Department of Transportation is introducing new tools and resources to help states, transit agencies and local communities better prepare, plan, develop and manage their transportation...

 

Freight Trucks at New Jersey Port Must Curb Idling

Freight Trucks at New Jersey Port Must Curb Idling

  NEWARK, New Jersey, August 6, 2015 (ENS) – The air in Newark, New Jersey’s largest city, is expected to clear up now that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has finalized agreements with the Port Authority of New York...

 

Electric Car-Sharing Opens for Low-Income Angelenos

Electric Car-Sharing Opens for Low-Income Angelenos

  LOS ANGELES, California, August 3, 2015 (ENS) – Electric cars will soon be available to low-income residents of Los Angeles through a new car-sharing project. The California Air Resources Board has awarded a $1.6 million grant...

 

Mobility Closely Linked to Getting and Keeping a Job

Mobility Closely Linked to Getting and Keeping a Job

  NEW YORK, New York, July 23, 2015 (ENS) – “As part of a whirlwind stay in New York City,” blogged U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx Wednesday morning, “I was fortunate to find people who understand that...

 

Honda Sets World Record for Fuel Efficiency – 100 MPG

Honda Sets World Record for Fuel Efficiency – 100 MPG

  LONDON, UK, July 9, 2015 (ENS) – Honda has earned a new Guinness World Record for fuel efficiency. In a 25 day drive across all of the European Union’s contiguous countries, a Honda Civic Tourer 1.6 i-DTEC diesel averaged...

 

Round-The-World Solar Plane Lands in Hawaii

Round-The-World Solar Plane Lands in Hawaii

  HONOLULU, Hawaii, July 3, 2015 (ENS) – The world’s first attempt to circumnavigate the Earth by a piloted fixed-wing aircraft using only solar power has completed the longest, most difficult leg of its journey. Landing in...

 

U.S. Heavy Trucks Must Burn Less Fuel, Cut CO2 Emissions

U.S. Heavy Trucks Must Burn Less Fuel, Cut CO2 Emissions

  WASHINGTON, DC, June 20, 2015 (ENS) – The Obama Administration is proposing standards for heavy and medium-duty trucks and buses that are expected to improve fuel efficiency by one-third and cut carbon emissions to fight climate...

 

San Diego Electric Vehicle Grid Pilot Wins Wide Support

San Diego Electric Vehicle Grid Pilot Wins Wide Support

  SAN DIEGO, California, June 4, 2015 (ENS) – San Diego Gas & Electric and automakers, electric vehicle service providers, public interest environmental groups and labor unions Wednesday signed a formal agreement in support of...

 

High-Speed Rail a Priority for New UK Government

High-Speed Rail a Priority for New UK Government

  LEEDS, UK, June 2, 2015 (ENS) – Billions in transport investment to end the decades-old economic gap between north and south is a top priority for the UK’s newly elected Conservative government, Transport Secretary Patrick...

 

Germany’s Autobahn Gets Its 1st Hydrogen Fuel Station

Germany’s Autobahn Gets Its 1st Hydrogen Fuel Station

  BERLIN, Germany, June 1, 2105 (ENS) – Fifty hydrogen filling stations will be open in Germany’s cities and along major roads by the end of this year, says Dorothee Bär, parliamentary state secretary at the German Federal...

 

Electric Vehicles to Push Gas Cars Off U.S. Roads: Report

Electric Vehicles to Push Gas Cars Off U.S. Roads: Report

SAN FRANCISCO, California, May 5, 2015 (ENS) – Electric vehicles will supplant petroleum-powered vehicles in the United States within 25 years, finds a new report from the nonprofit Plug In America, which works to accelerate the shift...

 

Compressed Air Car Wins $5 Million Deal on Shark Tank

Compressed Air Car Wins $5 Million Deal on Shark Tank

  LOS ANGELES, California, May 4, 2015 (ENS) – AIRPod, a $10,000 car that runs on compressed air, has won a development deal on the American TV program “Shark Tank.” Robert Herjavec, one of the investors, or sharks, Friday...

 

Newest Tesla Model S Tops 2015 AAA Green Car Guide

Newest Tesla Model S Tops 2015 AAA Green Car Guide

  ORLANDO, Florida, April 22, 2015 (ENS) – The 2015 Tesla Model S P85D, a premium electric car, earned the top score in the 2015 AAA Green Car Guide, the American Automobile Association announced Tuesday. Based in Palo Alto, California,...

 

Oil Trains Ordered to Go Slow in Urban Areas

Oil Trains Ordered to Go Slow in Urban Areas

  WASHINGTON, DC, April 19, 2015 (ENS) – Responding to the unprecedented number of recent fiery oil train derailments, the U.S. Department of Transportation Friday issued an Emergency Order requiring trains carrying large amounts...

 
 
 
 

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