Enterprise Holdings acquiring IGO CarSharing in Chicago

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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. 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.

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. In addition to Maven City, Maven+ residential on-demand car sharing is available to residents of the Aqua luxury high-rise apartment community in the city’s Lakeshore East neighborhood. Chicago Express Drive has grown to more than 200 cars in eight weeks. and Chicago.

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Retraining Electricians to Install EV Charging Stations – Verde Energy Efficiency Experts

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EVmatch and Verde Energy Efficiency Experts are excited to announce a new partnership to deploy more EV charging stations in the Chicago area. EVmatch charging station near Chicago’s Albany Park neighborhood.

Peapod adds two LH hydraulic hybrids delivery trucks to fleet

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The vehicles, existing Workhorse walk-in vans with GM gasoline engines and equipped with the Lightning Hybrids Energy Recovery System (ERS), are in service on the streets of Chicago and were partially paid for by the Drive Clean Chicago voucher program for clean vehicles. Peapod’s hydraulic hybrids are on the road in Chicago now. Lightning Hybrids currently has systems operating in fleets around the world with orders for more in Chicago and Massachusetts in the next month.

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INRIX: shared bikes and scooters could replace nearly 50% of downtown vehicle trips

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While automobile-centric sunbelt cities such as Dallas (ranked 19 th ) and Phoenix (ranked 23 rd ) have a lower proportion of 0-1 mile trips (18% and 17%, respectively) compared to denser cities such as Chicago or New York (both 22%), the small variation across all metros indicates the universal suitability for micromobility services, INRIX says.

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AllCell Receives $460K Li-ion battery manufacturing grant Through Illinois Energy Plan

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AllCell plans to increase production capacity for lithium-ion batteries at the company’s manufacturing facility in Chicago’s Back of the Yards neighborhood. electric scooters, electric bikes, and neighborhood electric vehicles). Illinois-based Li-ion manufacturer AllCell Technologies, LLC received a $460,433 grant as part of the Illinois Energy Plan.

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

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Chicago Hub Network( Chicago, Milwaukee, Twin Cities, St. Joint 2006 study by the Center for Clean Air Policy and Center for Neighborhood Technology. The envisioned high-speed rail corridors. Source: DOT. Click to enlarge. 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.

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US DOE Awards $300 Million in Clean Cities Grants to Support Alternative Fuels, Vehicles, and Infrastructure Development

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City of Chicago, Department of Environment’s Chicago Area Alternative Fuels Deployment Project. The project will deploy 554 alternative fuel and hybrid electric vehicles and install 153 alternative fueling and electric vehicle charging stations throughout the Chicago region. New vehicles to be deployed include 55 CNG vehicles, 363 propane vehicles, 89 hybrid electric vehicles, and 56 neighborhood electric vehicles.

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Study: Reducing Future Transportation CO2 Emissions to Kyoto Protocol Levels Will Require Combination of Vehicle Technology and Smart Growth

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Using a framework originally developed by researchers at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), the Georgia Tech team estimated VMT (vehicle miles travelled) in response to three census variables: median household income, vehicle ownership, and employment rate, plus the neighborhood type classification. Paul, Minnesota; Cincinnati, Ohio; Grand Rapids, Michigan; Chicago, Illinois; Detroit, Michigan; and Dayton, Ohio. Percent change in median CO2 by scenario relative to 2000.

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California ARB Seeks Further Reductions of Diesel Emissions at State Rail Yards

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While current state and federal measures are on target to reduce toxic diesel locomotive emissions 65% or more by 2020, additional measures recommended by ARB staff would ultimately provide up to 85% or greater emissions reductions within the rail yards over the same period, resulting in cleaner air for nearby residential neighborhoods as well. Union Pacific operates in 23 states west of Chicago, while BNSF Railway is present in 28.

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Solar Powered Greenius Producing Massive South Bay Energy

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As we reported in our exclusive interview with ABC Solar’s Brad Bartz last month, he was battling the City of Torrance on behalf of a homeowner in my very own Hollywood Riviera neighborhood who was being blocked from installing solar by the City. Chicago-based Argonne reported even higher all-electric mileage in city driving tests of vehicles equipped with the software upgrade and PICC’s Nickel Metal Hydride battery conversion kit, now in its third generation.

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