article thumbnail

Chicago Transit Authority orders 20 Proterra electric buses for $32M

Green Car Congress

The Chicago Transit Board awarded a $32-million contract to Proterra for the purchase of 20 new, all-electric buses. CTA expects to begin receiving the first buses by the end of 2018, which will begin service along one of CTA’s busiest bus routes—the #66 Chicago route.

Chicago 304
article thumbnail

TransLink buys 15 electric Nova Bus LFSe+; Chicago CTA approves buying 600 diesel Nova Bus LFS

Green Car Congress

Nova Bus also announced that the Chicago Transit Board approved the purchase of up to 600 new, 40-foot diesel LFS buses from Nova Bus. The long-range battery-electric buses can travel between 340 to 470 km on a single charge.

Diesel 243
Insiders

Sign Up for our Newsletter

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Trending Sources

article thumbnail

Electric Cars Charge Up the 2022 Chicago Auto Show (Kia Edition)

CleanTechnica EVs

New models and first-time appearances sum up Kia's 2022 Chicago Auto Show display.

Kia 142
article thumbnail

Electric Cars Charge Up the 2022 Chicago Auto Show (GM Edition)

CleanTechnica EVs

GM brings two heavyweight contenders to Chicago's EV showdown.

GM 139
article thumbnail

car2go launches in Chicago, grows worldwide

Green Car Congress

Carsharing service car2go has opened its tenth North American location; the new Chicago fleet comprises 400 vehicles, including smart fortwo and Mercedes-Benz CLA and GLA vehicles. car2go CEO Olivier Reppert steps out of a brand new car2go Mercedes-Benz car in Chicago. million customers, an increase of 25% year-over-year.

Chicago 170
article thumbnail

Hyundai Launches Evolve+ EV Subscription Program at the Chicago Auto Show

Electric Cars Report

Hyundai Motor America in partnership with Hyundai Capital America today announced its new Evolve+ electric vehicle subscription service at the 2023 Chicago Auto Show. Evolve+ is a month-to-month subscription […] The post Hyundai Launches Evolve+ EV Subscription Program at the Chicago Auto Show appeared first on Electric Cars Report.

Hyundai 98
article thumbnail

NASCAR Announces Chicago Street Race for 2023 Cup Series Season

Baua Electric

Image: Chris Graythen / NASCAR (Getty Images) NASCAR officially announced its widely-anticipated street race on the streets of Chicago today at a press conference in the city. The post NASCAR Announces Chicago Street Race for 2023 Cup Series Season appeared first on Bauaelectric Auto News. America’s third-largest city.

Chicago 98
article thumbnail

Hyzon Motors to build US’ largest fuel cell MEA line for commercial vehicles in Chicago area

Green Car Congress

., a supplier of hydrogen fuel cell powered heavy vehicles ( earlier post ), plans to build the largest fuel cell membrane electrode assembly (MEA) production line for commercial vehicles in the United States at its new Hyzon Innovation Center located in Bolingbrook, Illinois, just outside of Chicago.

Chicago 186
article thumbnail

Chicago acts to keep city from becoming a charging desert

Green Car Reports

Electric-car charging infrastructure in Chicago could use a boost, and the Chicago City Council passed an ordinance Friday meant to pave the way for that.

Chicago 147
article thumbnail

Event: 2022 Chicago Auto Show

Clean Fleet Report

Two themes emerged from the 2022 Chicago Auto Show: special edition vehicles and those powered by some sort of electricity. The 2022 Chicago Auto Show runs through February 21 at McCormick Place. While not onsite in their display at the Chicago Auto Show, Ford did tease what this off-road beast will look like in action.

Chicago 69
article thumbnail

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

Green Car Congress

Funded in part by Drive Clean Chicago, JLL will lease the Proterra buses for its shuttle service for Prudential Plaza and Aon Center tenants commuting to and from the Ogilvie, Union and LaSalle Street commuter rail stations. The program will begin in December 2016. —Randy Conner, Acting Commissioner of Transportation.

Chicago 231
article thumbnail

Chicago Area Clean Cities names American Lung Association 2017 Clean Fuels Champion

Green Car Congress

The American Lung Association has been named the 2017 Clean Fuels Champion by Chicago Area Clean Cities (CACC), a nonprofit coalition dedicated to promoting clean-energy and clean-air solutions for transportation in the Chicago area impacting nearly 9 million people. Air pollution poses a serious threat to our nation’s health.

Clean 150
article thumbnail

Smith Electric Vehicles to open manufacturing facility in Chicago

Green Car Congress

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.

article thumbnail

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

Green Car Congress

The Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Department of the University of Illinois at Chicago has entered into an agreement with New Energy Innovations, Inc. The University of Illinois at Chicago Senior Mechanical Engineering and Design Team will be working on optimizing the best mechanical system.

Chicago 300
article thumbnail

VIA Motors launches Chicago voucher program for fleet and businesses for extended range EVs

Green Car Congress

VIA Motors announced a voucher program for Chicago-area fleet and business owners that will reduce the initial costs of owning a VIA Motors extended range pickup truck, extended range electric passenger van, or extended range electric cargo van. VIA VTRUX offers up to 40-mile battery range and.

article thumbnail

Toyota hybrid milestone, Hyundai battery tech, Chicago combats charging desert: Today’s Car News

Green Car Reports

And Chicago is requiring more EV charge points. Chicago has made a move that requires more charge points to be installed in large-scale residential and commercial development. What started with the Prius has now hit 15 million. Hyundai hybrids tackle battery downsizing with a novel approach. This and more, here at Green Car Reports.

Hyundai 99
article thumbnail

Kia teases release of electric AWD concept at Chicago show

Green Car Congress

Kia Motors America will unveil an electric all-wheel drive (e-AWD) concept vehicle at the upcoming Chicago Auto Show. The concept was conceived by Kia’s California design studio and built for city dwellers.

Kia 199
article thumbnail

Lyft and GM launch “Express Drive” short-term rental program in Chicago

Green Car Congress

Express Drive begins later this month in Chicago and will soon roll out to additional cities including Boston, Washington D.C., When drivers complete 65 rides a week in Chicago, drivers will be able to access a vehicle at no weekly rental cost. Baltimore and others. Earlier post.).

GM 150
article thumbnail

Enterprise Holdings acquiring IGO CarSharing in Chicago

Green Car Congress

Established in 2002 as a pilot program of the Center for Neighborhood Technology, IGO was the first car-sharing program in Chicago and has been dedicated to creating an integrated multimodal transportation system for more than a decade. Enterprise first launched hourly rentals in Chicago in 2005.

Chicago 186
article thumbnail

Chicago EV Charging Stations … 105 Years Ago

CleanTechnica EVs

Naturally, we tend to think of electric vehicles as a new thing. Those of us who have been learning about them for at least a few years know that electric vehicles were a big chunk of the market 100 years ago. Things then got complicated, with the market changing for a variety of reasons.) Though, […].

article thumbnail

Chicago awards $13.4M contract to Motiv Power Systems for 20 Class 8 electric refuse trucks

Green Car Congress

The City of Chicago has awarded San Francisco Bay Area startup Motiv Power Systems a $13.4-million In total, the City of Chicago has 600 garbage trucks in operation. The Motiv EV refuse trucks planned for Chicago will use the same ePCS system as the pilot bus, but include a larger motor, and 10 battery packs. Earlier post.).

Chicago 297
article thumbnail

Nissan Ariya Spied In Vermont, See It Uncovered At Chicago Show

InsideEVs

This particular Nissan Ariya was fully covered, but if you want to see all of it from up close, go visit the 2021 Chicago Auto Show.

Nissan 104
article thumbnail

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

Green Car Congress

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.

Chicago 150
article thumbnail

Vene Rides, the MicroEV Store, Opens 2nd Location With Expansion to Chicago

EV Obssesion

After a successful year of operating in Miami, Vene Rides is now expanding into Chicago. The post Vene Rides, the MicroEV Store, Opens 2nd Location With Expansion to Chicago appeared first on EV Obsession. As […].

Chicago 62
article thumbnail

Clean Transportation Conference Convenes in Chicago

Green Fleet Magazine

Chicago Area Clean Cities hosts is ninth Green Drives Conference & Expo on May 3 in Naperville, Illinois, where alt-fuel vehicles will be showcased.

Chicago 52
article thumbnail

Kia Niro B-segment hybrid concept makes US debut in Chicago

Green Car Congress

Kia’s Niro urban lifestyle concept vehicle, unveiled last September at the Frankfurt Motor Show, made its US debut at the 2014 Chicago Auto Show. The Niro suggests a possible future B-segment contender, and features a hybrid electric powertrain working through an advanced four-wheel drive system. Click to enlarge.

Kia 225
article thumbnail

UberX Drivers To Test BYD e6 Chinese Electric Cars In Chicago

Green Car Reports

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'

E6 135
article thumbnail

Kia unveils Cross GT hybrid concept at Chicago show

Green Car Congress

Kia Motors America (KMA) unveiled the Cross GT concept at the 2013 Chicago Auto Show. Purely conceptual, the Cross GT reveals Kia’s intentions for the possible offer of a larger premium CUV than the current Sorento. Kia Cross GT Concept Click to enlarge. liter V6 and 8-speed automatic transmission.

Kia 186
article thumbnail

Nissan to introduce diesel 4WD off-road project van at Chicago show

Green Car Congress

The Nissan NV Cargo X project vehicle, arguably the most extreme version of Nissan Commercial Vehicles’ flagship NV Cargo van ever created, will make its world auto show debut at the upcoming 2017 Chicago Auto Show. V8 Turbo Diesel transplanted from a Nissan TITAN XD full-size pickup.

Nissan 150
article thumbnail

Chicago among cities requiring spaces for apartment, condo dwellers to charge EVs

Green Car Reports

Chicago is joining the growing number of U.S. cities that are requiring multifamily buildings to make accommodations for electric vehicle owners. The ordinance, passed back in October, requires that new residential developments with 24 units or more provide—at minimum—two EV-ready parking spaces.

Chicago 106
article thumbnail

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. So the city now plans to purchase 20 to 30 all-electric buses over the next few years, as part of an overall modernization of its fleet.

Chicago 112
article thumbnail

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

Green Car Reports

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.

article thumbnail

Production Ram 1500 REV electric truck teased in first photos

Green Car Reports

At the Chicago Auto Show, Ram has released a first look at the production version of its upcoming fully electric pickup truck, to be called Ram 1500 REV. The very limited preview, for now, comes in the form of two photos that show badges and front-end styling. More details are set to come on Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 12, Ram said.

Electric 173
article thumbnail

2015 Kia Soul EV Electric Car Unveiled At Chicago Auto Show

Green Car Reports

this morning, officially launching the 2015 Kia Soul EV at the Chicago Auto Show. The Soul EV was one of three Kia vehicles featured at the Chicago show. Call it electric Soul: Kia took the wraps off its first electric car to be sold in the U.S.

Kia 155
article thumbnail

Hyundai introduces 2018 Sonata Hybrid and Plug-in Hybrid models at Chicago Auto Show

Green Car Congress

Hyundai unveiled the redesigned 2018 Sonata Hybrid and Plug-in Hybrid models at the Chicago Auto Show. Although the powertrains remain the same, the new Sonata Hybrid and Plug-in Hybrid feature a comprehensive exterior and interior redesign, safety, suspension and new and improved infotainment and connectivity features.

Plug-in 218
article thumbnail

Kia unveils Soul EV at Chicago Auto Show

Green Car Congress

Kia Motors America (KMA) introduced the 2015 Soul EV at the Chicago Auto Show. Click to enlarge. Scheduled to go on sale in the third quarter of 2014, the Soul EV will be Kia’s first battery-electric car sold in the US. Kia also highlighted its Niro hybrid concept along with the 2014 Optima hybrid at the event.

Kia 246
article thumbnail

Toyota introduces Grand Highlander with 3 powertrains

Green Car Congress

The 2024 Toyota Grand Highlander made its world premiere before the opening day of the Chicago Auto Show. It is available in three powertrains across three grades: the 2.4L turbo gas engine, the 2.5L hybrid with a manufacturer-estimated 34 combined MPG, and the 362 hp Hybrid MAX.

article thumbnail

“Zero Now Fund” Powers Electric Trucks In Chicago, San Diego, & San Jose

CleanTechnica EVs

A bold new program is accelerating the transition to zero-emissions trucks.

San Jose 145
article thumbnail

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

Green Car Reports

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.

Kia 159
article thumbnail

Some Chicago Area Teens Will Learn To Drive With An EV, Thanks To Grants From ComEd

CleanTechnica EVs

It’s kind of fun to think about how future kids might not know anything about gas-powered cars. When they become the norm, and kids didn’t ride in them growing up, didn’t learn to drive on gas, and didn’t generally know that world at all, things for them might be the opposite than they are for […].

Chicago 124
article thumbnail

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

Green Car Reports

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.

Chevrolet 145
article thumbnail

U Chicago, MIT study suggests ongoing use of fossil fuels absent new carbon taxes

Green Car Congress

A paper by a team from the University of Chicago and MIT suggests that technology-driven cost reductions in fossil fuels will lead to the continued use of fossil fuels—oil, gas, and coal—unless governments pass new taxes on carbon emissions. Their analysis is published in the Journal of Economic Perspectives.

Carbon 150
article thumbnail

Kia Crossover Concept In Chicago: New 'DE' Dedicated Hybrid SUV?

Green Car Reports

In the lead-up to the Chicago Auto Show, we got a teaser photo two days ago of a Kia "rugged runabout" concept that will be unveiled there in 10 days. The photo--a wintry shot of the front end of a car in an artful snow storm--immediately made us think that Kia might add electric all-wheel drive to its Soul tall wagon.

Kia 136