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

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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 transportSo 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. DON'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. Despite various plans and announcements over the last five years, the e6 was never offered for retail sale in North America.

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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 HybridsWhile dedicated hybrids have traditionally been hatchbacks--think Honda Insight, Toyota Prius, even the plug-in hybrid Chevrolet Volt--none have yet been designed as crossover utility.

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

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The Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Department of the University of Illinois at Chicago has entered into an agreement with New Energy Innovations, Inc.

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2015 Kia Soul EV Electric Car Unveiled At Chicago Auto Show

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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 display plug-in hybrid at Chicago Show

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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. Based on the Kia Forte platform, the new Ray is [.].

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

National Green Transportation

Kansas City based electric truck manufacturer Smith Electric Vehicles is expanding again with a new electric vehicle manufacturing facility in Chicago, the company announced on Wednesday.

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. DON''T MISS: 2015 Chevrolet Trax: First Drive A revised front fascia includes a

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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. Bolder styling cues, a ride height more than 2 inches higher, and a fully retractable cloth roof differentiate the Trail''ster

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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. Launched in March with Lyft—in which GM has invested $500 million ( earlier post )—the Chicago Express Drive short-term rental program leverages the Maven platform. Chicago Express Drive has grown to more than 200 cars in eight weeks. 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? What you'll want is a diesel, then--and as Chevrolet is set to unveil the 2014 Cruze Diesel, due this year, your options have just increased.

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, turbocharged

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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. The front-wheel drive City Express

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. The Kia Track'ster Concept, as it's called and

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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. 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.

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 highway

Kia reveals two new cars at Chicago Auto Show

Green Cars News

The exciting new concepts didn’t disappear with the North American International Auto Show held in January: the Chicago Auto Show is proving to be a close match for its more prestigious rival. Green cars Kia Latest news Chicago Auto Show green cars Kia Cross GT Kia Forte

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. 350Green plans to install and operate its stations in partnership with retail hosts across high-traffic urban shopping centers and other places near where Chicago-area EV drivers live and work.

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. Smith said its decision to locate a facility in Chicago was influenced by the Mayor’s innovative voucher system created to accelerate the conversion from diesel to zero-emission, all-electric commercial vehicles, the large number of fleets interested in vehicle electrification, and the development incentives made available to Smith.

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

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. If you can get over the rodent-based adverts, Kia''s new electric Soul, the 2015 Soul EV, is quite an interesting vehicle, and it''s the first electric car sold by Kia in the U.S.

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

National Green Transportation

Kansas City based electric truck manufacturer Smith Electric Vehicles is expanding again with a new electric vehicle manufacturing facility in Chicago, the company announced on Wednesday.

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. Absent one badge on the trunk and few trim details, it

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. Quinn of Illinois signed a bill investing $1 million in electric car infrastructure throughout the

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. DON''T MISS: 2015 Kia Soul EV: First Drive Of Newest Electric Car Kia describes the

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. It's really the return of a long-lost friend, since VW sold the previous-generation New Beetle with a 1.9-liter four-cylinder turbodiesel engine from its 1999 launch

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

Chicago Plugging Green

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T hrough the leadership of Mayor Richard Daley , the City of Chicago has joined Plug In Partners with a big bang by committing to purchase 850 plug in hybrid vehicles. Recently, Chicago's greening was highlighted in Time. Chicago is also going to start a green roof program.

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.

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 purchase is part of the company’s goal of reducing emissions by 25%, said Michael Levine, CEO of Taxi Medallion Management.

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. Since then, Think’s misfortunes have caused battery maker Ener1 to also declare bankruptcy while its own future is now in the automotive equivalent of limbo.

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. Instead, we’ll be witnessing

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. The last-generation Elantra sedan launched in 2012 gained a hatchback.

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. The concept was conceived by Kia’s California design studio and built for city dwellers. Brief

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.

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

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RMS, one of the largest rail intermodal yard operators in the US, purchased their first Orange EV truck in July 2016 for use at a Class 1 railyard in Chicago. We put the Orange EV truck in Chicago at one of our toughest ramps.

GM's Chevy Bolt committed for production, little known about date or features

National Green Transportation

The Chevy Bolt is now committed to going to production, according to an announcement on Thursday GM North America President Alan Batey ahead of the Chicago Auto Show.

Enterprise Holdings acquiring IGO CarSharing in Chicago

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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. Enterprise Holdings is acquiring the business of IGO CarSharing , a non-profit organization serving more than 15,000 members, with more than 200 locations in more than 40 neighborhoods.

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 Six days ago, Reuters broke the story that GM would indeed build and sell the Chevrolet Bolt electric car, but that production would start late next year--not in 2017 as previously expected.