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Will Poop Power Electric Cars? Sure Will At Denver Zoo

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Denver Zoo realised the In terms of renewable energy, you have to give credit to the first person who thought of using excrement as a source of fuel. At the risk of dragging things down to gutter-level, one place you'll find one heck of a lot of excrement is at a zoo.

Study quantifies impact of oil and gas emissions on Denver’s ozone problem

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In cities such as Denver, NO x comes primarily from vehicle tailpipes. The red diamond indicates the location of the BAO measurement site.

Capstone Receives order for 34 microturbines for Denver RTD electric bus fleet

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The buses are expected to be delivered to Denver Regional Transportation District (RTD) later this year. The new Denver RTD buses will operate on the 16 th Street Mall in downtown Denver. Capstone Turbine. The lithium-ion batteries recover kinetic energy from the bus brakes via a regenerative braking system to extend the range.

GM expands Maven carsharing to Denver, LA and San Francisco

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Maven, General Motors’ personal mobility brand, is expanding to the western United States, adding the Denver, Los Angeles and San Francisco markets. Pricing in each western market starts at $8 an hour and includes insurance and fuel. There are no monthly membership or application fees. Brief

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Monday, July 27, 2009 Jerry and the Spirit of D.C.Visit Denver Labels: Jerry and Spirit at the Inverness Hotel Event posted by EVJerry @ 8:53 PM 0 Comments Links to this post

Alstom invests €14M in electric autonomous shuttle company EasyMile

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It is based in Toulouse, Singapore and Denver (USA) and employs today 60 employees. Alstom will be present at EasyMile’s board.

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Lightning Hybrids to Introduce Hydraulic Hybrid Sports Sedan at Denver Auto Show

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Colorado start-up Lightning Hybrids will unveil the prototype of its hydraulic hybrid four-seat sports sedan at the Denver Auto Show 1-5 April. Rendering of the LH4. Click to enlarge. This will also mark the public debut for the hydraulic hybrid drivetrain. It has a unique clamshell door that opens upward to allow for superior aerodynamics.

Nestlé Waters North America adds 155 new medium-duty propane autogas trucks to delivery fleet

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Equipped with ROUSH CleanTech fuel technology, the trucks operate in three of BBU’s major markets: Chicago, Denver, and Washington DC. Nestlé Waters North America is adding more than 150 medium-duty beverage delivery trucks fueled by propane autogas. million pounds. These units will be deployed beginning in April. Brief

Audi A3 e-tron Electric Car Testing Update (Video)

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and Denver. It may have reportedly canceled its two smallest plug-in car projects, but Audi is hardly abandoning electric cars. Three months ago, the German luxury and sports brand said it would bring a limited test fleet of battery-electric Audi A3 hatchbacks to San Francisco, Los Angeles, Washington, D.C.,

Aclima partnering with Google to map outdoor air quality with Street View vehicles

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Sample output from the Denver pilot. Aclima, Inc., More interactive mapping results are available at Click to enlarge.

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KPMG study finds autonomous vehicles & mobility services could add one trillion more vehicle miles traveled annually by 2050

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Large increases in personal miles traveled can ripple into a trillion more vehicle miles traveled. Source: KPMG. Click to enlarge. —Gary Silberg.

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NREL reveals thermoelectric potential for tailored semiconducting carbon nanotubes

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The research appears in the journal Nature Energy , and is a collaboration between NREL, Professor Yong-Hyun Kim's group at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, and Professor Barry Zink's group at the University of Denver. Carbon nanotubes, which are organic, are lighter and more flexible. —Andrew Ferguson. Resources.

DOE awards LanzaTech $4M for low-carbon jet & diesel demo plant; 3M gpy; Audi evaluating fuel properties

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Other project partners include PNNL; technology providers Petron Scientech, CRI Catalyst Company, Nexceris and Gardner Denver Nash; Michigan Technological University, who will be evaluating the environmental footprint of the fuels being produced; and Audi, who will support by evaluating diesel and gasoline fuel properties. million.

City of LA, Xerox introduce multi-modal transportation app for commuters

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A customized version of this app will be rolled out by the City of Denver in February 2016. The decline appears to be accelerating.

Walmart pilot-testing grocery deliveries with Uber, Lyft and Deliv

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Walmart will start with tests of grocery delivery through Uber and Lyft in Denver and one other market. Walmart will begin pilot-testing a last-mile grocery-delivery test through services such as Uber, Lyft and Deliv. A customer will places a grocery order online and select a delivery window. Walmart workers select and prepare the order.

Ford prices Auto Start-Stop system in non-hybrid 2013 Fusion 1.6L EcoBoost model at $295

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Some communities—such as Denver, Colo. Ford is offering the Auto Start-Stop system on its new non-hybrid 2013 Fusion equipped with a 1.6-liter EcoBoost engine ( earlier post ) for $295. Auto Start-Stop saves fuel use when the car is standing and running at idle. On average, Auto Start-Stop improves fuel efficiency by about 3.5%.

7 finalists announced for USDOT Smart City Challenge; Amazon Web Services new partner

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The finalists are: Austin, TX; Columbus, OH; Denver, CO; Kansas City, MO; Pittsburgh, PA; Portland, OR; and San Francisco, CA. Earlier post.)

Columbus, Ohio wins $40M DOT Smart City Challenge; $10M more from Vulcan, $90M from private partners

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Earlier post.) As winner of the Challenge, Columbus will receive up to $40 million from US DOT and up to $10 million from Paul G. Allen’s Vulcan Inc.

BMW i and EVgo expanding ChargeNow DC Fast program; 500 more fast chargers in US; no-cost DC and Level 2 for BMW i3 drivers

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Denver, CO. At the Los Angeles Auto Show, BMW of North America announced, in cooperation with NRG EVgo, the expansion of the ChargeNow DC Fast program. Earlier post.) ChargeNow DC Fast also includes two years of no-cost charging for qualifying BMW i3 drivers in those areas. ChargeNow DC Fast markets include: Atlanta, GA. Austin, TX.

Study finds 2008 recession contributed to increase in age of US LDV fleet, slowing of emission reductions

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The global economic recession of 2008—which severely depressed light-duty vehicle sales—resulted in an increase in the age of the light-duty vehicle fleet in the US that likely slowed the rate of decrease of fleet average emissions, according to a study by Gary Bishop and Donald Stedman at the University of Denver. Resources.

EPA awards $4.5M to advance air monitoring technology

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Research Triangle Institute will create a framework to empower and support communities near Denver, Colo. Researchers will use low-cost sensors to address local concerns in collaboration with National Jewish Health in Denver and the communities of Globeville and Elyria Swansea, Colo. Emissions Environmental Justice

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One easy way to haul all your family, luggage, and toys while managing to also reduce your vacation’s carbon footprint is to rent a hybrid SUV. Budget.

APTA reports record public transportation usage in US in 2013; growth outpacing population and VMT growth

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Growth in public transit ridership since 1995 has outpaced population and VMT growth. Data: APTA. Click to enlarge. In 2013, Americans took 10.7

NVIDIA dives into Parker mobile processor for next generation of autonomous vehicles

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The Denver 2.0 The two Denver cores and the Cortex A57 CPU complex are interconnected through a proprietary coherent interconnect fabric.

Ford begins production of 2012 Focus Electric at Michigan Assembly, C-MAX models on deck

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The 19 launch markets also include Atlanta; Austin and Houston, Texas; Boston; Chicago; Denver; Detroit; Los Angeles; San Francisco; San Diego; New York; Orlando, Fla.; By comparison, the Nissan LEAF carries a 99 MPGe (combined) EPA rating, while the smaller i-MiEV carries a 112 MPGe (combined) rating. (1 1 gallon of gasoline=33.7 kWh).

Lyft and GM’s Express Drive expands to Colorado and California; adds Bolt EV

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Express Drive will also launch operations in Denver by the fall of 2016. In San Francisco, Los Angeles and Denver combined, more than 130,000 people who applied to become Lyft drivers but didn’t have qualifying cars will now have the opportunity to drive on the platform. and Baltimore. Brief

Hertz announces solar energy plans

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The global car rental firm has already completed construction of a 235 kW solar electric system located at Denver International Airport. Rental giant Hertz, has announced it is installing over 2.3 MW of solar PV systems at sixteen locations across the US in the first phase of the company’s solar initiative. This system is expected [.].

car2go pulls plug on car-sharing service in San Diego, Minneapolis/St. Paul

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Those locations include: New York City, Portland, Columbus, Seattle, Denver, Austin, Washington DC, Calgary, Montréal, Toronto and Vancouver. Daimler’s car-sharing service car2go is suspending its operations in San Diego, California and in the Twin Cities of Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota. Brief

Top 15 Nissan LEAF markets in US in 2013

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Chicago and Denver (tied). Top 15 LEAF market year-to-date in 2013. Source: Nissan Click to enlarge. Earlier post.) Los Angeles. Seattle.

ChargePoint ranks US metro areas for EV friendliness; SF Bay Area still on top

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Austin fell to the number-six ranking after having held the number-four spot on the 2013 list; Washington, DC and Boston, MA fell from the ninth and tenth spots, respectively, while EV infrastructure growth and registrations propelled Atlanta and Denver into the top 10. Denver, CO. Top 10 EV friendly metro areas. 2013. Los Angeles, CA.

Ford opens limited reservations for 2012 Focus Electric; starting at $39,995

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The 19 launch markets include: Atlanta, Austin and Houston, Texas; Boston, Chicago, Denver, Detroit, Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego, New York, Orlando, Fla., Ford has opened reservations for the 2012 Focus Electric, with a starting price of $39,995, including $795 in destination charges but before state and federal incentives. Brief

GM Maven introduces monthly offering for members; vehicles include the Chevrolet Tahoe and Chevrolet Volt

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and Canada: Ann Arbor, Michigan; Atlanta; Baltimore; Boston; Chicago; Denver; Detroit; Los Angeles; Jersey City, New Jersey; Nashville, Tennessee; New York City; Orlando, Florida; Phoenix; San Diego; San Francisco; Washington, D.C.; Maven members pay a monthly fee to reserve a new GM vehicle loaded with technology for 28 days. Brief

NREL study finds 2nd-generation diesel hybrid delivery vans show significant gains in fuel economy over conventional vans

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The team also performed dynamometer testing at the Renewable Fuels and Lubricants (ReFUEL) Research Laboratory in Denver. Click to enlarge.

Environmental Charter High School Gets Solar; Greenius Goes EcoMedia

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photo by Glenn Marzano). The on-stage banner heralding the ribbon cutting event @ ECHS. Courtesy of CBS EcoMedia). Courtesy of CBS EcoMedia).

THINK Releases US EV-Ready Cities Index

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The remaining cities included Denver, Boston, Washington, DC, Philadelphia and Phoenix. Denver. Electric vehicle maker THINK released its first US EV-Ready Cities Index. The top four cities included first-ranked Los Angeles and second-ranked San Francisco with Chicago and New York tied for third. —Richard Canny. Los Angeles.

Preliminary survey results show 27% believe they will be using autonomous car by 2020, 49% a single mobility app

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— Earlier this year, Xerox debuted its own unique mobility app that is currently piloting in Los Angeles, Denver, Centennial and Bengaluru. The online survey was conducted among 18-65 year olds who hold a driver’s license. Xerox is showcasing its “Go” apps at ITS World Congress in Melbourne, Australia. Brief

Hyundai and US DOE extend fuel cell vehicle loan partnership in concert with new DC-based hydrogen fueling station

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Michigan and Denver. Earlier post.) Phase two further expands the program’s reach to Northern California, Washington D.C., A 0.95

GreenMan Subsidiary to test CNG/Diesel dual fuel upgrade on refuse transfer truck

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will be a 2007 11.5L / 405 hp Mack refuse truck operating in the Denver metropolitan area. American Power Group Inc., a subsidiary of GreenMan Technologies Inc., has signed an EPA Test Vehicle Agreement with Waste Connections of Colorado, Inc. The initial vehicle to be tested for Waste Connections of Colorado, Inc. Brief

Pike Research forecasts US plug-in vehicle penetration rates to be highest in smaller states

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Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO. Pike Research forecasts that annual sales of plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) will reach 358,959 vehicles by 2017, representing a compound anual growth rate (CAGR) of 43% between 2011 and 2017. penetration, respectively. of total light-duty vehicle sales in 2017. 4.6%), and Delaware (4.5%). FPL Group (Florida).

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Student winners in solar and hydrogen fuel cell car races

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Trophies for the fastest solar powered model cars were given to Colorado students from The Logan School for Creative Learning (Denver), team name “Thurndercougarfalconbird”, first place; Drake Middle School (Arvada), team name “Drake 4” second place; and Bell Middle School (Golden), team name “3am”, third place. Brief