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Electric Police Cars? Seattle Uses Nissan Leafs For Traffic Enforcement

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Green Seattle cities emissions parking plug-in cars police They may not have the most intimidating presence, but electric cars can play an important role in law enforcement. Police vehicles spend a lot of time idling or negotiating traffic, particularly in urban areas.

BMW ReachNow car-sharing service offers i3 electric cars in Seattle

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The German carmaker shut down its DriveNow service in San Francisco, but is now re-launching the service—with a new name, ReachNow—in Seattle. Car Sharing plug-in cars SeattleAfter a brief hiatus, BMW is once again offering a car-sharing service in the U.S.

Seattle Honda Dealer Adopts Tesla & Apple Sales Elements, Learns Lessons

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sales dealers Tesla Motors Dealership Seattle state laws Tesla Motors'' direct online sales model has led to state-by-state battles with franchised dealers and their lobbyists. While Tesla works to sell its electric cars in as many states as possible, dealers decry direct sales as a threat to healthy competition and a danger to consumers.

Nissan forms partnership in Seattle

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Having already established working relationships in Tennessee; Oregon; Phoenix and Tucson Arizona; as well as Sonoma County and San Diego in California; the Renault-Nissan Alliance will now be working with Seattle to add recharging stations for electric vehicles.

Four large West Coast cities unite to buy 24,000 electric cars

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Los Angeles California portland san francisco fleet sales plug-in cars Seattle cities fleet Washington State OregonWhen it comes to policy efforts aimed at promoting electric cars, the focus is usually on private passenger vehicles. That includes the thousands of cars and light trucks in the municipal fleets of large cities. DON'T MISS: BYD.

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Washington State opens 10 new public charging stations on West Coast Electric Highway; Seattle to Canadian border

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The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT), along with electric charging station partner AeroVironment opened 10 new public charging stations—seven along Interstate 5 and three along US Route 2 in northern Washington—that provide EV drivers the ability to travel from Seattle to the Canadian border. Brief

Seattle man drives Nissan Leaf on a long commute, 100k miles in 3 years

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However a Seattle man, Steve Marsh, was recognized on Monday by Washington State Governor Jay Inslee for doing

Nissan Leaf Hits Seattle

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Listen to what happens when the Nissan Leaf roadshow reaches Seattle. Mark Perry, Nissan North America’s Director of Product Planning, says Seattle is part of a DOE project to place 2,500 charging stations to the Puget Sound region this summer. Read more about it in: Nissan Plans Leaf with Complete Charging Infrastructure.

Seattle fire department retrofits several ambulances with XL Hybrids system; city ordering more

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Several ambulances for The City of Seattle’s fire department are now equipped with XL HYbrids’ XL3 Hybrid Electric Drive System. In just nine months with the hybrid-electric ambulances, the Seattle Fire Department has achieved a 23% increase in miles driven per gallon and a 19% reduction in carbon dioxide emissions. Brief

BMW Group Launches car sharing service “ReachNow” in Seattle

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Following a successful pilot program, BMW Group has launched ReachNow, a free-floating premium car sharing service, in Seattle. The initial fleet of 370 vehicles, including the BMW i3, the BMW 3 Series and the MINI Cooper, will be located on the streets of Seattle for immediate use. Vehicles on-hand at the airport. Earlier post.).

West Coast Mayors Form EV Consortium, Pledge Carbon Reductions

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As world leaders met this past week in Paris to discuss carbon reductions on a global scale, mayors of four large West Coast cities—Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, and Portland—met in Portland for a two-day summit and united to reduce carbon emissions on a regional level. emissions zero emissions EVs carbon dioxide

car2go carsharing expands to Seattle

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car2go North America, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Daimler North America, will start its carsharing service in Seattle on 19 Dec. I welcome car2go to Seattle. by introducing a network of 330 car2go edition smart fortwo vehicles that will be available for shared use 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Brief

Port of Seattle, Boeing and Alaska Airlines release aviation biofuel infrastructure findings

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​The Port of Seattle, Boeing and Alaska Airlines released a first-of-its-kind study that identifies the best infrastructure options for delivering aviation biofuel to Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. —Port of Seattle Commissioner John Creighton. A total of 29 sites across the state were identified and screened.

Plasma Boy's Silver Streak to Seattle

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I get asked this question quite a bit: Why not take a light, aerodynamic hybrid - like a Prius - and convert it into an all-electric car?

Tesla Motors road-tripping it from San Diego to Seattle with Supercharger corridor

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West Coast Superchargers. Start-to-finish drive distance is about 1,245 miles (2,004 km). Shasta, California (Friday, 1 November, 9am). Brief

First Tesla Model S Fire Caused By Collision With Road Debris

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It had to happen sooner or later: a fire in a Tesla Model S.

Ford and City of Seattle Team on EVs

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Ford Motor Company and the City of Seattle are working together to help prepare the city for the operation of electric vehicles. Continued tax incentives as well as an easy charging station permitting process are both considered keys to electric vehicle acceptance in Seattle and across the country.

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Port of Seattle partners with Alaska Airlines and Boeing to supply sustainable aviation biofuel at Sea-Tac Airport

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The Port of Seattle, Alaska Airlines and Boeing are partnering to move toward powering all flights by all airlines at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport with sustainable aviation biofuel. Sea-Tac is the 13 th busiest airport in the US and will serve more than 42 million domestic and international passengers this year.

Nissan and Seattle to Partner on EVs and Charging Infrastructure

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Seattle Mayor Greg Nickels announced that the City of Seattle and Nissan North America will work together to promote the development of electric vehicles and charging infrastructure. Nissan has selected the Seattle-area as one of the first regions in the country to introduce a pure electric five-passenger hatchback in 2010.

Seattle to Receive $1.4M for Hybrid Trucks and Charging Stations

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The city of Seattle will receive $1.4 Seattle will receive: Fifteen diesel/electric work trucks, which will save more than 10,000 gallons of diesel fuel per year and reduce carbon emissions by more than 112 tons annually. Earlier post.) The grant is specifically for alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicles. Earlier post.).

Omnitek Engineering selected for diesel-to-gas drayage truck conversion demo at Port of Seattle

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Omnitek Engineering has been selected by the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency for a pilot project to demonstrate its diesel-to-natural gas engine conversion technology for drayage trucks serving the Port of Seattle, Washington, in support of the Port’s Clean Truck Program. —Stephen Lambo, president of American Strategic Group. Brief

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Tesla Supercharger Quick Charging Stations Expand Beyond Coasts

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The electric-car company plopped a Supercharger station down in Lusk, a town in the least-populated county of the least-populated state in the country, according to an Associated Press report (via the Seattle Post-Intelligencer). Tesla Motors is taking its Supercharger fast-charging network to a place it''s never been: Wyoming.

One Former Fisker Dealer Vanishes Into History (Photos)

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These photos show what''s happening to the dealership that was formerly Fisker of Bellevue, outside Seattle

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To the four corners of the USA on an electric motorcycle

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Seattle, Los Angeles, Florida, and Maine: the four corners of the continental U.S. Those points are where I intend to ride my 2014 Zero SR electric motorcycle this summer. The summer road trip is a great tradition, and every year, electric vehicles shape up to be more road-trip-worthy than before.

Seattle boosted by green car grant

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Alternative fuel technologies have been embraced in Seattle, after the city was awarded a $1.4million grant from the US Department of Energy to enhance its fleet of green vehicles. Seattle also signed an agreement to be one of the first markets to introduce the Nissan LEAF back in April. So how will the money be spent?

Seattle man drives Nissan Leaf on a long commute, 100k miles in 3 years

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However a Seattle man, Steve Marsh, was recognized on Monday by Washington State Governor Jay Inslee for doing

Three Tips To Help You Drive Your Electric Car This Winter

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As anyone who has lived in the Pacific Northwest will tell you, cities like Seattle, Washington and Portland, Oregon are known for their damp, dreary winter months. This winter, as with many other parts of the U.S., heavy snowfall is taking the place of rain, turning the usually temperate Northwest into a winter wonderland.

Omnitek selects DD 12.7L Series 60 and Cat C15 engine models for diesel-to-gas conversion project at Port of Seattle

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The project has a goal of meeting 2007 EPA PM standards by 2017 for an estimated 2,000 drayage trucks serving the Port of Seattle’s marine container terminals. Omnitek Engineering Corporation has selected the 12.7 Earlier post.). The 2007 EPA heavy-duty compression ignition emission standard limits particulate emissions (PM) to 0.01

PetroCard and Waste Management Open Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) Fueling Station in South Seattle

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PetroCard , a fuels distributor, and Waste Management, a provider of comprehensive waste management services, announced the grand opening of a “Clean N’ Green Fuel” compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station in South Seattle— the first public-access CNG facility in the city. Waste Management has 108 CNG trucks in their Seattle area fleet.

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Proterra racks up 33 more orders for electric buses through FTA Low-No awards

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On the heels of completing one of the most rigorous performance tests in the industry, King County Metro Transit, serving the greater area of Seattle Washington, will now be able to electrify fully two routes using new funds from FTA’s Low-No Program for eight additional Proterra Catalyst vehicles. Brief

Nissan plans to start selling electric car in Seattle next year

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PT Nissan plans to start selling electric car in Seattle next year By AUBREY COHEN SEATTLEPI.COM STAFF Seattle will be one of the first cities where Nissan sells a new electric car, and the city will help make the vehicles viable here, officials from the city and auto maker said Tuesday. Washington, D.C. We think the market is ready.

Shell Project M, 'Clean Diesel' Disclaimer, Scion Says 'No' To Electric Cars: Today's Car News

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Read about the Seattle Honda dealer that adopted Apple-style sales practices, and why the transition wasn''t easy. Today, Shell''s "Project M" seeks to design a fuel-efficient city car, why "clean diesels" may not be quite as clean as the name suggests, and Scion shrugs off hybrids and electric cars. All this and more on Green Car Reports.

New catalytic process to convert lignin into jet-range hydrocarbons

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The work is featured on. the cover of the December issue of the RSC journal Green Chemistry. Resources. Tucker, John R.

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Model S car fire hits Tesla shares

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Groan. It was bound to happen at some point; someone has crashed a Tesla Model S, which has resulted in a fire. Tesla Motors

Alliance AutoGas launches 5300-mile, 12-city Coast-to-Coast Clean Air Ride with converted F-150

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The converted F-150 will travel across the country from Kansas City to Seattle, WA, and back through the US, stopping along the way, to complete its journey in Jacksonville, FL, on 18 May, followed by a Homecoming event in Asheville, NC, on 23 May. Behind the autogas truck, they will be trailering a propane mower. It is powered by a 25.5

Tesla Model X configurator, 2016 Toyota Prius crash tests, BMW ReachNow: Today's Car News

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Today, an online configurator for all Tesla Model X variants appears, the 2016 Toyota Prius hybrid scores well in crash tests, and BMW launches its ReachNow car-sharing service in Seattle. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Today in Car News

King County Metro Transit to purchase 120 battery-electric buses by 2020, 73 from Proterra

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Metro serves Seattle and the rest of King County. King County, Washington, Executive Dow Constantine announced that King County Metro Transit will acquire 120 battery-electric buses by 2020. As part of this commitment, Metro will purchase up to 73 battery buses from Burlingame, Calif.-based based Proterra. million. million to $6.6 million.

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Boeing ecoDemonstrator 757 expands testing; green diesel blend, energy harvesting windows, 3D-printed flight deck component

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In cooperation with NASA, the 757 flew on 17 June 17 from Seattle to NASA’s Langley Research Center in Hampton, Va., bio-oils and fats).

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Opinion: Why Buffett Bet A Billion On Solar: Miles Per Acre Per Year

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Hydropower in Seattle will push you around for the same price. by Henry Hewitt for Oilprice.com. New cars in 2015 get 25 mpg.) Click to enlarge.

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Zipcar introduces Honda Fit EV into UC Davis West Village fleet

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Zipcar was the first car-sharing company in the United States to introduce electric vehicles, starting in Boston in 2002, and the first to offer hybrid vehicles through a partnership with Honda in Seattle in 2003. In the course of a year, the community is designed to generate as much energy as it consumes. per hour. Brief