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Chicago Transit Authority To Add Dozens Of Electric Buses After Successful Tests

Green Car Reports

After over a year of testing, Chicago is ready to commit to all-electric buses. The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) took delivery of two electric buses in 2014, and found them satisfactory. Chicago mass transit plug-in cars Buses Public transportDON'T MISS: The.

UberX Drivers To Test BYD e6 Chinese Electric Cars In Chicago

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Very quietly, that''s now changing; the company hopes to lease around 200 BYD e6 electric cars for use by UberX drivers in Chicago. Green BYD BYD e6 Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Chicago China Chinese Uber fleet plug-in cars The BYD e6 wagon is the battery-electric car that never quite made it onto the U.S. market.

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2017 Kia Niro Hybrid Crossover Utility Vehicle Debuts At Chicago Auto Show

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The 2017 Kia Niro "hybrid utility vehicle" revealed this morning at the Chicago Auto Show marks the South Korean brand's ambitious entry into dedicated hybrids. Chicago Auto Show Plug-In Hybrids

U of I at Chicago team to optimize new traffic-powered source of electricity

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The University of Illinois at Chicago Senior Mechanical Engineering and Design Team will be working on optimizing the best mechanical system.

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Mitsubishi Concept GC-PHEV Full-Size Plug-In Hybrid SUV: Chicago Auto Show

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At today''s Chicago Auto Show, Mitsubishi showed off a new concept for a full-size SUV with a plug-in hybrid powertrain. Called the Concept GC-PHEV, the large and angular design exercise had previously been seen at the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show last fall, but its appearance in Chicago represented its North American debut.

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Kia Niro: Subcompact Hybrid Urban Concept At Chicago Auto Show

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debut at the Chicago Auto Show today. Kia''s Niro concept, a subcompact-sized urban hybrid, is making its U.S. First unveiled at the 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show, the Niro points the way to possible future models for Kia, a potential rival for models like the Nissan Juke and upcoming Honda Fit-based crossover. It''s the latest take on Kia''s

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2016 Chevrolet Equinox: Updated SUV Unveiled At 2015 Chicago Auto Show

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Debuting at the 2015 Chicago Auto Show, the 2016 Chevrolet Equinox gets a handful of styling and trim changes, but is essentially unchanged mechanically. The 2015 Trax may be the new kid on the block, but Chevrolet isn''t completely ignoring its next-smallest crossover.

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Kia Trail'ster e-AWD Soul Hybrid Concept Unveiled At Chicago Auto Show

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At the very first automaker press conference of the Chicago Auto Show, Kia pulled the wraps off its Trail''ster Concept: an all-wheel-drive hybrid versions of its Soul that uses an electric motor to power the rear wheels.

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Kia display plug-in hybrid at Chicago Show

Green Cars News

Kia is showcasing its latest green car technology at the 2010 Chicago Auto Show this week. Tags: Kia Chicago concept hybrid ray Show The Korean carmaker is using the opportunity to display among other innovations, its plug-in hybrid concept called ‘Ray’. The show opened yesterday (10th) and runs until the February 21.

Smith Electric Vehicles adding hundreds of jobs to Chicago with new factory

National Green Transportation

The new manufacturing plant is expected to add hundreds of

GM’s Maven car-sharing reaches 1M miles driven in <4 months; Boston, Chicago, and DC joining lineup

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and is adding Boston, Chicago and Washington, D.C. In Chicago, the Maven City car sharing program is now in operation, with pricing starting at $8 an hour including insurance and fuel. Express Drive allows Lyft ride share service drivers in the Chicago area to rent Chevrolet Equinox crossovers for $99 a week. and Chicago.

2014 Chevrolet Cruze Diesel To Launch At Chicago Auto Show

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The Detroit News reports that Chevy will unveil the diesel Cruze at the Chicago Auto Show on February Want to improve your gas mileage but aren't ready to take the plunge into hybrids or plug-ins just yet?

2014 Kia Forte 5-Door: 2013 Chicago Auto Show

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Kia Motors America has today unveiled a new 5-door version of the Forte at the 2013 Chicago Auto Show. The sleek five-door hatchback has what Kia describes as 'European styling', and goes head-to-head with cars like the Ford Focus with its hatchback practicality. Topping the engine range is a 1.6-liter gasoline direct injection, turbocharge

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2015 Chevrolet City Express Small Van Launched At Chicago Auto Show

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Chevrolet has announced full details of its 2015 City Express van, launched at this year''s Chicago Auto Show. Basically a rebadged version of Nissan''s NV200 van--best-known in its more fenestrated guise as New York City''s "Taxi of Tomorrow"--the City Express promises greater fuel efficiency than full-size vans.

Kia Trackster Concept: 2012 Chicago Auto Show Preview

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Like much of the auto press, we'll be at next week's Chicago Auto Show to see the covers come off the concepts and production cars. While Chicago has traditionally been a truck show, at least one maker is unveiling a concept for a small and economical--but still sporty and cool--compact car.

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Volkswagen Beetle TDI Clean Diesel Due At Chicago Auto Show

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Due to be launched at the 2012 Chicago Auto Show, the 2013 Volkswagen Beetle TDI is set to combine retro style with modern-day gas mileage. It's been six years since the last Volkswagen Beetle TDI was on sale in North America, but Volkswagen has now announced a brand new model. VW is predicting fuel economy of 29 mpg city, and 39 mpg highwa

JLL taps Proterra for fully electric commuter shuttle bus service in Chicago

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The service will operate between Chicago’s commuter train stations and two of the city’s tallest buildings, the iconic Prudential Plaza and Aon Center, both of which are managed by JLL. Each building will lease five Proterra buses, demonstrating a new way for commercial customers to procure zero-emission transit solutions. Brief

2015 Kia Soul EV Electric Car: Chicago Auto Show Live Photos

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It''s making its debut at the 2015 Chicago Auto Show, and gives buyers yet another body style for their electric Yes, they''re still selling these things with hamsters.

Kia reveals two new cars at Chicago Auto Show

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Chicago Will Get Nissan Leaf Early Because It Loves Electric Cars

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The City of Chicago has put so much time and money into supporting electric cars that Nissan has decided to reward Illinois by moving forward the planned Chicago launch of its Leaf electric hatchback to this Fall. In February this year, Gov.

City of Chicago and 350Green announce city-wide Network of EV charging stations, 73 DC fast and 207 Level 2

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The City of Chicago has selected 350Green, a developer of electric vehicle (EV) charging networks ( earlier post ), to design, build and operate a network of 280 EV charging stations—73 DC Fast and 207 Level 2 charging stations—throughout the Chicago area. —City of Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley. million.

Smith Electric Vehicles to open manufacturing facility in Chicago

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Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Smith Electric Vehicles announced that Smith will open an electric vehicle manufacturing facility in Chicago. Chicago will be Smith’s third location in the United States, joining the headquarters in Kansas City, Mo., and a manufacturing facility in New York City. Brief

Chicago makes electric car commitment

Green Cars News

The city of Chicago, in Illinois, has expressed its commitment to electric vehicles after selecting 350Green to design, build and operate a network of 280 electric vehicle charging stations throughout the area. Electric cars Green cars Latest news 350Green Chicago electric car charging points electric car commitment

2013 Volkswagen Beetle TDI: Live Gallery From Chicago Auto Show

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While Volkswagen didn't host a press conference to launch its new diesel Beetle, the carmaker put the 2013 Beetle TDI on display at the Chicago Auto Show in its first U.S. appearance.

2018 Hyundai Elantra GT hatchback unveiled at Chicago auto show

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Chicago Auto ShowOver the last 10 years, the Hyundai Elantra has emerged into the top tier of compact sedans, joining longstanding leaders like the Ford Focus, Honda Civic, Toyota Corolla, and Volkswagen Jetta as well as more recent contenders like the Chevrolet Cruze and Subaru Impreza.

Smith Electric Vehicles adding hundreds of jobs to Chicago with new factory

National Green Transportation

The new manufacturing plant is expected to add hundreds of

2014 Chevrolet Cruze Diesel: More Details From Chicago Show

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The turbodiesel sedan was launched at the Chicago Auto Show last Thursday. Three years after the Chevrolet Cruze compact sedan was launched as a 2011 model, it gains a new model with a diesel engine for 2014--although there appears to be some confusion over just what that variant is called.

Kia Soul To Get Hybrid AWD? 'Rugged Runabout' For Chicago Show Adds Electric AWD

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Exactly two weeks from now at the 2015 Chicago Auto Show, Kia will unveil a new concept car with an outdoorsy theme. It will feature an electric all-wheel drive system, but that''s about the only specific detail the Korean carmaker is willing to disclose right now.

2014 BMW i3 Electric Car Spotted During Filming In Chicago

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Were it not for imminent reveals at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show in mid September, you might think the automakers were getting careless with their upcoming models. First, Audi's E1 e-tron was caught on camera in the center of Berlin, being filmed in camoflage for an Audi promotional video. The E1 was then officially revealed in sketch form the

2011 Think City Lives On, Still On Sale In Chicago Alongside BYD e6

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In one small part of Chicago however, Think is alive and well -- and In June last year, Norwegian electric automaker Think filed for bankruptcy for the third time in its 20-year life.

2013 VW Beetle TDI Diesel To Launch At Chicago Auto Show

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At next month’s Chicago Auto Show, Volkswagen will unveil another green-minded Beetle, but this time we won’t be seeing a concept car. At last week’s Detroit Auto Show, we got our first glimpse of what an all-electric Volkswagen Beetle could look like thanks to VW’s e-Bugster concept car.

2013 Hyundai Elantra Coupe Live At The 2012 Chicago Auto Show

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You've just seen the 2013 Hyundai Elantra GT as we captured it live from the floor of the 2012 Chicago Auto Show, and now here's its two-door companion: the 2013 Elantra Coupe. With styling and efficiency to match the sedan, the two-door offers a sportier (looking) take on staying compact and green while doing it all on a reasonable budget.

Rail Management Services (RMS) orders 9 more Orange EV T-Series electric yard trucks

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We put the Orange EV truck in Chicago at one of our toughest ramps. Frankly, I was surprised. —Ed Morgenthaler. tons NO x , 1.6

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Chicago Plugging Green

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Recently, Chicago's greening was highlighted in Time. Chicago is also going to start a green roof program. But Johnston, Mayor Richard M.

12 natural gas Ford Transit Taxis to enter service in Chicago

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Taxi Medallion Management in Chicago has purchased 12 Ford Transit Connect Taxis running on compressed natural gas (CNG) for its fleet. The cabs will be affiliated with Yellow Cab Chicago and bear the company’s logo and color. The Ford dealership, Packey Webb Ford, of Downers Grove, Ill., The taxis have a 39-foot turning radius.

Kia teases release of electric AWD concept at Chicago show

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Kia Motors America will unveil an electric all-wheel drive (e-AWD) concept vehicle at the upcoming Chicago Auto Show. Brief

2017 Kia Niro preview

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That makes the Niro—which debuted in February at the 2016 Chicago Auto Show—the first of its kind. The 2017 Kia Niro is the first dedicated hybrid model from the Korean carmaker. Future Cars

2014 Chevrolet Cruze Clean Turbo Diesel: Chicago Live Photos

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Chevy launched the Cruze Clean Turbo Diesel (to use its full, rather awkward title) earlier this morning at the Chicago Auto Show, and now we can bring you photos of the car from the show floor. As one of two new U.S.-built built diesels going on sale in 2013, the 2014 Chevrolet Cruze Diesel is a hugely important car.

GM Officially Confirms It Will Build Chevy Bolt Electric Car With 200-Mile Range

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This morning, the company''s North America President, Alan Batey, officially confirmed at the Chicago Auto Show that the vehicle will be built at GM''s Orion

Plug-in electric car sales in Canada, October 2016: Volt's seven-peat

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The Chicago Cubs won the World Series for the first time in 108 years; the Chevy Volt won the Canadian electric-car sales trophy for the seventh time in seven months. sales Plug-In Hybrids Canada New car sales plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

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