Transport

First U.S. Coast-to-Coast Driverless Trip Underway

First U.S. Coast-to-Coast Driverless Trip Underway

  SAN FRANCISCO, California, March 25, 2015 (ENS) – Delphi Automotive is sending a compact luxury SUV, the Audi Q5, on the longest automated drive ever attempted in North America. The coast-to-coast trip left in San Francisco on Sunday...

 

U.S. Heavy Duty Trucks Could Cut Fuel Use 40 Percent: Study

U.S. Heavy Duty Trucks Could Cut Fuel Use 40 Percent: Study

  WASHINGTON, DC, March 12, 2015 (ENS) – When the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announce a new heavy-duty truck fuel efficiency standard this spring, they should require new...

 

EU Parliament Approves New Rules for Safer, Greener Lorries

EU Parliament Approves New Rules for Safer, Greener Lorries

  STRASBOURG, France, March 11, 2015 (ENS) – The European Parliament Tuesday gave its final approval to new EU rules for safer and more eco-friendly lorries, the long-haul tractor-trailors designed to transport cargo. The Parliament...

 

Thai Teams Victorious at Shell Eco-marathon Asia

Thai Teams Victorious at Shell Eco-marathon Asia

MANILA, Philippines, March 4, 2015 (ENS) – Driving the equivalent of 1,572 kilometers on one liter of fuel, the Thai team Virgin from Sakonnakhon Technical College claimed the top prize at this year’s Shell Eco-marathon Asia –...

 

Romania Amends 2015-2030 Transport Plan to Protect Animals

Romania Amends 2015-2030 Transport Plan to Protect Animals

  BUCHAREST, Romania, February 25, 2015 (ENS) – The government of Romania has included environmental protections drafted by the global conservation group WWF, or World Wildlife Fund, in the most recent Romanian Transportation Master...

 

UK Will Test Driverless Cars on Public Roads

UK Will Test Driverless Cars on Public Roads

  COVENTRY, UK, February 23, 2015 (ENS) – The first autonomous vehicle designed to run on UK public roads was officially unveiled at a government launch event in Greenwich earlier this month. Road tests are set to begin this spring. The...

 

California Utility Seeks OK for 25,000 EV Charging Stations

California Utility Seeks OK for 25,000 EV Charging Stations

  SAN FRANCISCO, California, February 20, 2015 (ENS) – California’s largest utility, Pacific Gas and Electric Company, PG&E, is asking state regulators for permission to build some 25,000 electric vehicle chargers at sites...

 

Apple Explores the Electric Car Design Track

Apple Explores the Electric Car Design Track

  CUPERTINO, California, February 17, 2015 (ENS) – The online rumor mill is buzzing with speculation that consumer electronics giant Apple is working towards building an electric vehicle of its own. It started when an anonymous Apple...

 

Fiery Oil Train Crash Lights Up Frozen Ontario Woods

Fiery Oil Train Crash Lights Up Frozen Ontario Woods

  TIMMINS, Ontario, Canada, February 16, 2015 (ENS) – A CN Rail freight train hauling 100 tank cars of crude oil derailed and caught fire in a remote area of northern Ontario over the weekend, the latest in a string of fiery incidents...

 

Transport for London Approves New Cyclist Superhighways

Transport for London Approves New Cyclist Superhighways

  LONDON, UK, February 6, 2015 (ENS) – The construction of Europe’s longest segregated urban cycleways is set to begin in March, now that the Board of Transport for London (TfL) has approved London Mayor Boris Johnson’s...

 

Boosting U.S. Electric Car Sales Is a Chicken and Egg Riddle

Boosting U.S. Electric Car Sales Is a Chicken and Egg Riddle

WASHINGTON, DC, February 2, 2015 (ENS) – President Barack Obama set a goal in his 2011 State of the Union speech – put one million electric vehicles on the road by 2015. But auto analysts and executives doubted that was possible....

 

EU Struggles to Cut Road Transport CO2 Emissions Post-2020

EU Struggles to Cut Road Transport CO2 Emissions Post-2020

  BRUSSELS, Belgium, January 28, 2015 (ENS) – “Some people think that the recent decrease in oil prices will have a negative impact on electric cars. Personally, I am convinced that this will not be the case,” said Miguel...

 

Automotive Industry Agrees to Copper-Free Brake Initiative

Automotive Industry Agrees to Copper-Free Brake Initiative

  WASHINGTON, DC, January 21, 2015 (ENS) – An agreement to reduce the use of copper and other toxic materials in motor vehicle brake pads was signed Wednesday in Washington by the automotive industry, an organization representing...

 

Shell Affiliates Fined for Breaking Vehicle Fuel Rules

Shell Affiliates Fined for Breaking Vehicle Fuel Rules

  WASHINGTON, DC, January 21, 2015 (ENS) – Three companies affiliated with Shell Oil Company will pay a total of $900,000 for selling gasoline and diesel fuel that violated U.S. federal standards. Equilon Enterprises LLC, doing business...

 

Local Motors Prints Driveable 3D Car at Detroit Auto Show

Local Motors Prints Driveable 3D Car at Detroit Auto Show

  DETROIT, Michigan, January 15, 2015 (ENS) – Local Motors showed off its three-dimensional printed car, a world’s first, by live-printing one on the show floor at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. The electric-powered...

 

Chevrolet Reveals Sleek Bolt EV Concept With 200 Mile Range

Chevrolet Reveals Sleek Bolt EV Concept With 200 Mile Range

  DETROIT, Michigan, January 14, 2015 (ENS) – Chevrolet unveiled the Bolt EV concept – a bright orange car that embodies the company’s vision for an affordable, long-range, all-electric vehicle – Monday at the North...

 

Toyota Opens Hydrogen Fuel Cell Patents Royalty Free

Toyota Opens Hydrogen Fuel Cell Patents Royalty Free

  LAS VEGAS, Nevada, January 6, 2015 (ENS) – Toyota is “opening the door to the hydrogen future,” offering to share nearly 6,000 hydrogen fuel cell patents with other automakers – royalty free. Bob Carter, senior...

 

From Finland: Green Winter Tires for Electric Cars

From Finland: Green Winter Tires for Electric Cars

  NOKIA, Finland, January 5, 2015 (ENS) – A winter tire designed for BMW’s i3 electric car goes on sale this month, designed and manufactured by Finnish tiremaker Nokian. The world’s first winter tire with an A energy rating...

 

EU Traffic Noise Causes 10,000 Premature Deaths a Year

EU Traffic Noise Causes 10,000 Premature Deaths a Year

  COPENHAGEN, Denmark, December 19, 2014 (ENS) – More than 125 million Europeans could be exposed to levels of road traffic noise above legal guidelines, causing up to 10,000 premature deaths each year, finds a new assessment published...

 

BMW i3 Electric Thrills as Green Car of the Year 2015

BMW i3 Electric Thrills as Green Car of the Year 2015

  LOS ANGELES, California, November 26, 2014 (ENS) – BMW’s i3, an electric car with a lightweight carbon fiber passenger cell and an aluminum drive module, has been crowned the 2015 Green Car of the Year, the first all-electric...

 
 
 
 
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