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World’s First: Solar Plane Circles the Earth

World’s First: Solar Plane Circles the Earth

  ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates, July 26, 2016 (ENS) – The solar-powered electric plane Solar Impulse 2 made history just after midnight today by completing the first circumnavigation of the Earth powered only by energy from the...

 

Chile’s Capital Wins 2017 Sustainable Transport Award

Chile’s Capital Wins 2017 Sustainable Transport Award

  SANTIAGO, Chile, July 13, 2016 (ENS) – Chile’s capital city, Santiago, has just been awarded the honor of hosting Mobilize 2017, the new annual Sustainable Transport Summit put on by the New York-based multinational Institute...

 

CO2 Emissions Down as EU Drivers Buy Cleaner Cars

CO2 Emissions Down as EU Drivers Buy Cleaner Cars

  COPENHAGEN, Denmark, April 14, 2016 (ENS) – New cars sold in the European Union are increasingly more fuel-efficient and beat the official CO2 emissions target handily, concludes the European Environment Agency (EEA) in a new report...

 

New $35,000 Electric Tesla Draws 278,000 Reservations

New $35,000 Electric Tesla Draws 278,000 Reservations

  AUBURN, California, April 4, 2016 (ENS) – With US$1,000 or its equivalent in any currency, anyone can place a reservation for a new all-electric Tesla Model 3, priced at $35,000. But latecomers will have to wait in a long line. Showing...

 

India Continues Diesel Ban, Aims for 100% EVs by 2030

India Continues Diesel Ban, Aims for 100% EVs by 2030

  NEW DELHI, India, April 1, 2016 (ENS) – India’s Supreme Court ruled Thursday that the ban on the registration of vehicles powered by large diesel engines in the National Capital Region will continue until further notice. Concerned...

 

FASTer When Fueled With Formic Acid

FASTer When Fueled With Formic Acid

  EINDHOVEN, The Netherlands, February 25, 2016 (ENS) – Team FAST, a new team of Dutch students at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e), is taking the first steps toward making the world’s first car powered by formic acid. The...

 

Global Carbon Standards Set for Commercial Aircraft

Global Carbon Standards Set for Commercial Aircraft

  MONTREAL, Quebec, Canada, February 9, 2016 (ENS) – The first global carbon standards for commercial aircraft were set on Monday in Montreal by the 22 nations on the environmental protection committee of the International Civil Aviation...

 

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...

 
 
 
 

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