Baltimore welcomes electric car sharing scheme

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Urban residents in Baltimore, Maryland, have a chance to go green at the city’s Inner Harbour, as manufacturer Electrovaya launched the country’s first electric car sharing programme. Electrovaya has labelled the fleet of emission-free cars a “game changer&# in urban transportation. According to research from the Maryland Energy Administration, Baltimore residents typically travel about 30 miles to work, which is well within the Maya’s range.

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

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Members can access popular GM vehicles for an extended time period without the commitment of leasing, financing or buying. The service was developed initially for entertainment and entrepreneurial communities seeking frictionless, on-demand transportation options and longer-term access to vehicles. Maven, General Motors’ personal mobility brand, has expanded its offerings to include a new monthly service, Maven Reserve.

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They join Founding Members from these cities: Arlington, TX, Baltimore, Boulder, Dallas, Denver, Fort Worth, Irvine, CA, Los Angeles, Memphis, Philadelphia, Seattle, San Francisco, and Wenatchee, WA. The bill, sponsored by Representative Frank Hornstein of Minneapolis, would require that the State of Minnesota begin buying PHEVs once they are commercially available and when the price is no more than 10% higher than similarly equipped vehicles.

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Campaign Begins

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January 24, 2006—Declaring the country’s economy, environmental health and national security at risk, a grassroots coalition of cities including Austin, Baltimore, Denver, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Seattle as well as electric utilities and national policy organizations today kicked off a nationwide campaign to urge automakers to accelerate development of plug-in hybrid vehicles.

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President Obama Outlines Vision and Plan for US High-Speed Passenger Rail System; $13B to Start

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President Barack Obama, along with Vice President Joe Biden and Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, released a strategic vision and plan for a high-speed passenger rail (HSR) system in the US. Additional funding for long-term planning and development is expected from legislation authorizing federal surface transportation programs. Energy efficiency of passenger transportation modes. The envisioned high-speed rail corridors. Source: DOT. Click to enlarge.

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