Transport

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...

 

Johannesburg Celebrates Ecomobility With Car-Free Area

Johannesburg Celebrates Ecomobility With Car-Free Area

  JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, October 7, 2015 (ENS) – “When people complain that they are stuck in traffic, we tell them that they are, in fact, the traffic,” Johannesburg Mayor Parks Tau said in Sandton on Sunday. Mayor...

 

EU Lawmakers Demand Real-World Diesel Emissions Tests

EU Lawmakers Demand Real-World Diesel Emissions Tests

  BRUSSELS, Belgium, September 24 2015 (ENS) – The European Commission is calling for full disclosure, zero tolerance and strict compliance with EU rules on pollutant emissions in view of the fact that Volkswagen used “defeat...

 

VW Used ‘Defeat Devices’ to Falsify Diesel Emissions

VW Used ‘Defeat Devices’ to Falsify Diesel Emissions

  WASHINGTON, DC, September 22, 2015 (ENS) – Four-cylinder Volkswagen and Audi diesel cars from model years 2009-2015 include software that circumvents U.S. emissions standards for certain air pollutants, the U.S. Environmental Protection...

 

New Diesel Cars Making Europe’s Air ‘Unfit to Breathe’

New Diesel Cars Making Europe’s Air ‘Unfit to Breathe’

    BRUSSELS, Belgium, September 17, 2015 (ENS) – Nine out of 10 new diesel cars are failing to meet European Union air pollution limits, according to a report published Monday by the nonprofit sustainable transport group 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...

 
 
 
 

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