Colombia introduces electric taxi fleet

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Electric cars Green cars Latest news BYD e6 Colombia electric vehicles green cars Mitsubishi i-MiEVElectric vehicles could soon become commonplace in the Colombian city of Bogota, after a project was introduced to spearhead an electric taxi fleet. The project was put together by the Clinton Climate Initiative Cities programme, and its partner the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group. It has been born from Bogota’s role in the C40-CCI Electric [.].

Balqon Expands Distribution of Heavy-Duty Electric Vehicles into Colombia

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Balqon Corporation, a developer and manufacturer of zero emissions heavy-duty electric vehicles for Class 7 and Class 8 applications ( earlier post ), has entered into a Dealer Agreement with Industrias IVOR, a leading distributor of heavy equipment and material handling equipment, including heavy-duty trucks, in Colombia. Industrias IVOR has over 100 years of experience in the heavy-duty truck market in Colombia.

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Ampal Signs Option Exercise Agreement to Acquire 25% in Ethanol Project in Colombia

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pursuant to which it has exercised an existing option to convert Ampal’s existing $22.249 million loan ($20 million plus accrued interest) into a 25% equity interest in a sugarcane ethanol production project in Colombia being developed by Merhav. Colombia requires 10% ethanol blending in gasoline distributed in Colombia. Israel-based Ampal-American Israel Corporation signed an option exercise agreement with Merhav (M.N.F)

Johnson Controls acquires 90% ownership of Columbian battery supplier MAC

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Working together, the two companies have expanded their footprint, increasing their exports from Colombia, mainly to the countries in the Andean Region. MAC is the most recognized brand in Colombia for automotive batteries, and has a strong presence in the Central and South American regions and in the Caribbean, selling to the aftermarket and to major automakers. Johnson Controls has acquired 90% ownership of Colombian battery supplier MAC.

BYD to add another 183 electric buses to Santiago’s fleet

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BYD electric buses are servicing markets in many countries across Latin America, including Chile, Colombia, Argentina, Brazil, Ecuador, and Uruguay. The Chilean Minister of Transportation and Telecommunications, Gloria Hutt, recently announced a new order for 183 BYD electric buses for the Chilean capital of Santiago, due to arrive in August of this year.

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UOP Renewable Jet Fuel blend powers first renewable jet commercial flight in Columbia

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UOP LLC, a Honeywell company, announced that a blend with its Green Jet Fuel powered the first commercial flight in Colombia operating with renewable jet fuel. A LAN Airbus A320 aircraft traveled with 174 passengers from Bogotá El Dorado International Airport to Santiago de Cali, Colombia. The flight marked the first time any aircraft in Colombia has flown on renewable jet fuel.

Columbia moves into green car era

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Bogotá orders 379 electric buses from BYD

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Along with the 64 pure electric buses in Medellín, Colombia will have a total of 443 BYD electric buses, putting it at the vanguard of Latin America’s rapid push towards public transport electrification. BYD will provide the Colombian capital of Bogotá with a fleet of 379 pure electric buses, in a deal awarded by the capital’s TransMilenio SA mass transport authority.

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DiDi to introduce first shared EV fleet to Mexico; 700+ EVs and hybrids to start

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In Latin America, DiDi offers various ride-hailing, taxi-hailing, and food delivery services in Mexico, Chile, Colombia, and Costa Rica, as well as in Brazil under the 99 brand.

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TomTom: Global traffic congestion up; Bengaluru world’s most traffic-congested city

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Next in the global rankings are Philippine capital, Manila (71%); Bogota in Colombia (68%); last year’s most congested city, Mumbai (65%); and Pune (59%), also in India; making up the top five most congested cities in the world.

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Nissan Frontier Sentinel pickup concept unveiled in São Paulo; two LEAF battery packs

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The new Nissan LEAF is now available through a pre-sale program in Brazil, Chile and Colombia. Nissan unveiled the Frontier Sentinel, a concept pickup truck designed by Nissan Brazil’s styling studio, at the 2018 São Paulo Motor Show.

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Bogotá to test BYD electric buses

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Express del Futuro, a partner-operator of Transmilenio, and BYD unveiled plans for an electric bus fleet in Bogotá, Colombia. The objective of this initiative is to implement mass-adoption of electric buses in the city of Bogotá and is backed by Transmilenio, the Secretary of Environment, Express del Futuro, BYD Motor Colombia SAS, and Praco Didacol and will use BYD’s 12 meter buses with a carrying capacity of ~80 standing passengers.

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Enel enters public transit electrification market in US; partners with MassCEC for electric bus fleet

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The joint venture was established to help accelerate Enel X’s growth and leadership in the global electric public transportation sector in which it already manages 433 electric bus running across Santiago, Chile, and is building four new electro-terminals in Bogotà, Colombia, where almost 500 e-buses will be charged with renewable energy beginning in 2021.

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Ford building new $1.6B plant in Mexico for small cars

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Vehicles produced in Mexico also serve customers in the US, Canada, China, Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Chile, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay and South Korea. Ford is investing US$1.6 billion in a new small car plant in Mexico, building a new manufacturing site in San Luis Potosi State. Construction begins this summer. Specific vehicles being produced at the new facility will be announced later.

Petrobras announces first discovery in Colombian Caribbean deep waters

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Petrobras, in partnership with Ecopetrol, pioneered exploration in the Tayrona Block when the first exploration concession was granted by Colombia’s National Hydrocarbons Agency (ANH) in 2004, opening up the Colombian Caribbean to deep water exploration. The Petrobras Orca–1 exploratory well (Tayrona Block) has revealed a natural gas accumulation in Colombian Caribbean deep waters, 40 km off the coast of La Guajira.

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Drivers from the world’s poorest cities who keep their windows down are exposed to 80% more air pollution

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In a study published in the journal Science of the Total Environment , researchers led by Surrey’s Global Center for Clean Air Research (GCARE) investigated air pollution exposure levels for commuters in 10 different global cities: Dhaka (Bangladesh); Chennai (India); Guangzhou (China); Medellín (Colombia); São Paulo (Brazil); Cairo (Egypt); Sulaymaniyah (Iraq); Addis Ababa (Ethiopia); Blantyre (Malawi); and Dar-es-Salaam (Tanzania).

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Solazyme and Ecopetrol Extend Partnership on Algae-Based Diesel Using Colombian Feedstocks

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an industrial biotechnology company producing renewable oils and bioproducts using microalgae, has signed its third development agreement with Ecopetrol, the largest company in Colombia and one of the four major oil companies in Latin America, to analyze the manufacturing viability of algae-based diesel fuel using renewable Colombian feedstocks such as sugarcane and byproduct glycerol. Solazyme, Inc.,

Volvo Buses has sold 3,000 electrified buses worldwide

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Other major markets are Colombia (468), Sweden (196), Spain (137), Germany (135), Switzerland (129) and Norway (109). Volvo Buses has sold 3,000 hybrid, electric hybrid and electric buses to customers in 22 countries in Europe, South America, Asia and Australia. In 2016 alone, Volvo sold 533 electrified buses.

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Cartagena orders 147 Scania Euro 6 natural gas buses

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By operating these buses, Cartagena will become the first city in Colombia to use gas solutions for urban transport and this will significantly reduce the emissions that the city’s current fleet is producing. The Colombian city of Cartagena has ordered 147 Scania Euro 6 gas buses for its new transport system as part of Scania’s largest deal to date on Euro 6 gas technology in South America.

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Colombia. sales of hybrid SUVs and other fuel efficient vehicles will prove interesting to watch this year, especially if fuel prices remain relatively low. Expert predictions about where oil and gas prices are headed vary widely.

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Yadea launches Z3 electric scooter with connectivity app

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China-based Yadea has launched its Z3 electric scooter, initially into 15 countries including China, Germany, Korea, and Colombia. Starting price is US$3,388. The Yadea Z3 is powered by Panasonic 18650 battery cells. The battery cells are capable of keeping dynamic performance in environments from -10 to 55 ˚C (15 to 122 ˚F). With a weight of 9.6 kilograms (21 pounds), the Z3 battery can be quickly charged within 2 hours and last for 75 miles.

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São Paulo Transit completes successful trials of 40-foot BYD electric bus; revenue service starting in 2014

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Currently BYD’s Battery-Electric bus has proven its capabilities on operational routes in Europe, North America, Central America, the Caribbean, Asia as well as in the neighboring South American nation of Colombia. São Paulo Transit has completed a pilot program of a 40-foot BYD electric bus conducted by the city which concluded that the battery-electric bus was effective on more than 80% of routes currently in operation.

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Waze adds speed limits feature, planned drives

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Waze is rolling out the new feature first in Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Colombia, Czech Republic, El Salvador, France, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Netherlands, New Zealand, Sweden, Switzerland, Trinidad, Tobago and Uruguay. Waze, the popular “connected driver” app that combines navigation with driver contributions on traffic, accidents and other road data, is adding a speed limit feature that will automatically notify drivers when they are exceeding the speed limit.

Shell and Sumitomo Corporation invest in LO3 Energy to develop blockchain-based community energy platform

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LO3 Energy’s transactive energy platform was pioneered with the Brooklyn Microgrid and the company now runs projects with partners around the world, in the UK, Colombia, Japan, Australia and the US. Shell Ventures and Sumitomo Corporation Group have invested in LO3 Energy to support the global development of its blockchain-based community energy networks.

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11 more GM facilities worldwide go landfill-free; total up to 122

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Colmotores Assembly (Colombia). Colmotores Assembly in Colombia launched awareness campaigns that engaged employees in reducing waste and sorting it correctly. Eleven more General Motors facilities have achieved landfill-free status. The running total is 122 manufacturing and non-manufacturing operations spanning Asia, Europe, and South and North America that recycle, reuse or convert to energy all waste from daily operations.

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SEAT to launch 6 electric and plug-in hybrid models, develop smaller version of MEB for lower-cost EVs

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Latin America is another potential territory for brand expansion, and there are plans to begin operations in Chile in the second half of 2019 and strengthen its presence in Colombia. SEAT, a member of the Volkswagen Group, presented its electric strategy which, until the beginning of 2021, includes six electric and plug-in hybrid models.

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JATO: global vehicle sales fall by 39% in March; electrified vehicles up to 17.4% new registration market share in Europe

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Demand in Latin America fell by 30% to 318,000 units, following restrictions in Argentina, Colombia, Chile, Peru, and more recently Brazil and Mexico. The outbreak of COVID-19 has already impacted the automotive industry significantly, according to JATO Dynamics, a leading provider of global automotive data and insight. Global vehicle sales totalled 5.55 million units in March 2020, down by 39% from March 2019.

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BYD electric bus completes another trial in Bogotá

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Last October, BYD’s electric bus participated in the C40 Hybrid & Electric Bus Test Program in Colombia. BYD’s electric bus Andino-12 (the 40-foot BYD all-electric bus) has successfully concluded two weeks of testing and evaluation in Bogotá, Columbia, according to third-party test results released by Sistemas Sustentables and ISSRC. BYD Andino-12 Click to enlarge.

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Study estimates ~4M children worldwide develop asthma each year because of NO2 air pollution

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It was conducted by researchers from George Washington University, The University of British Colombia, The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, and Oregon State University. About 4 million children worldwide develop asthma each year because of inhaling nitrogen dioxide (NO 2 ) air pollution, according to an open-access study published in The Lancet Planetary Health by researchers at the George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health (Milken Institute SPH).

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Researchers say policies to curb short-lived climate pollutants could yield major health benefits; methane and black carbon

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the University of British Colombia; the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine; the University of York; the United Nations Environment Program; Scripps Institution of Oceanography; Colorado State University; the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis in Austria; and TERI University in India.

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USDA study finds GHG from corn-based ethanol ~39% to 43% lower than from gasoline; reduction of >70% possible by 2022

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Colombia, Japan, Brazil, Canada and the European Union) are developing renewable energy policies that require biofuel substitutes for gasoline to reduce GHG emissions by more than 21%. A new study released by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) finds greenhouse gas emissions from corn-based ethanol are about 39% lower than gasoline.

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NREL and Ecopetrol in $2.3M CRADA agreement to optimize conversion of waste biomass to ethanol

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The US Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is working with Ecopetrol, the largest oil company in Colombia, to process the residue from sugar cane and palm oil harvesting into fuel ethanol for blending with gasoline. Colombia has an abundance of biomass in the form of sugar cane.

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Volvo Begins Trials of Hybrid Buses in Brazil and Mexico

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After Curitiba, the Volvo 7700 Hybrid will be tested in São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro in Brazil and later also in Bogotá, Colombia. Volvo Buses has begun trials of its hybrid drive buses in South Brazil and Mexico. In May this year, Volvo Buses launched serial production of its hybrid buses, the Volvo 7700 Hybrid and the double-decker Volvo B5L Hybrid. Earlier post.) The company has secured orders for about 150 hybrid buses in Europe.

Eaton signs long-term agreement with Argentine bus manufacturer TATSA to design and supply hybrid systems

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In the last few years, TATSA has signed production agreements with various automotive companies worldwide and has also established commercial representations in the USA, Ecuador, Peru, Colombia, India and Qatar. Eaton Corporation has signed a long-term agreement to design and supply Argentine bus manufacturer Tecnología Avanzada en Transporte S. TATSA), a company wholly owned by Consorcio Metropolitano de Transporte S.A.,

Enel acquires eMotorWerks to provide grid balancing solutions and tap into US e-mobility market

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Enel has installed around 5,000 charging stations in Italy, Spain, Romania, Greece, Chile, Colombia and Argentina. Enel S.p.A., through its US subsidiary EnerNOC, has acquired California-based eMotorWerks, a North American supplier of electric vehicle (EV) charging stations, called JuiceBox, and owner and operator of JuiceNet, an Internet of Things (IoT) platform for the smart management of EV charging and other distributed energy storage facilities.

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GM Creates New South America Regional Organization

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GM South America includes GM’s existing sales and manufacturing operations in Brazil, Argentina, Colombia, Ecuador and Venezuela as well as sales activities in those countries and Bolivia, Chile, Paraguay, Peru and Uruguay. General Motors is creating a new regional organization to meet rising customer demand in South America. GM South America will be headquartered in Sao Paulo, Brazil and will be led by Jaime Ardila, currently president and general manager GM Mercosur.

Canada Launches Heavy Oil Working Group to Promote Cleaner Fossil Fuels

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Comprising countries such as Canada, Brazil, Colombia, Mexico, the United States and Venezuela, the Heavy Oil Working Group will collaborate on clean energy research to reduce the impact of fossil fuel development. The Government of Canada has established a Heavy Oil Working Group.

Florida Governor Rick Scott rejects proposed Federal high-speed rail project

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And that market’s population is 8 times the size of the Tampa/Orlando market.Rather than investing in a high-risk rail project, we should be focusing on improving our ports, rail and highway infrastructure to be in a position to attract the increased shipping that will result when the Panama Canal is expanded when the free trade agreements with Colombia and Panama are ratified and with the expansion of the economies of Central and South America.

AOS and IBM developing logistics and transportation solution built on IBM Blockchain and Watson IoT

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—Jorge Vergara, IBM Colombia CTO. IBM and AOS, a Colombian company specializing in providing business solutions, are collaborating to create a solution to enhance efficiency in the logistics and transport industry throughout the country, built on IBM Blockchain and Watson IoT on the IBM Cloud. Blockchain works as an immutable ledger that records transactions between members of a business network.

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Chevrolet sets first-half global sales record with 2.35M units; 14% growth

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In addition, Chevrolet set record first-half sales in many countries, including Argentina, Brazil, Chile, China, Colombia, Denmark, Ecuador, France, South Africa, and Turkey. Chevrolet sold 2.35 million vehicles globally in the first six months of 2011, the best half-year performance in Chevrolet’s 100-year history. Chevrolet sold 286,499 more vehicles in the first half of 2011 than the same time period of 2010, a 14% increase year over year.

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Balqon Receives Initial $490,000 Purchase Order for Heavy-Duty Electric Drive Systems From New China-Based Distributor

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This includes Argentina-based Autoelevadores Yale, Colombia-based Industrias IVOR, Electric Cars of Costa Rica, Mol Transportation Solutions in Europe and, most recently, Km.

GM global sales up 7.6% in 2011 to 9.026M vehicles; China and US largest markets

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Colombia. General Motors Co. global sales rose to more than 9 million vehicles in 2011, a 7.6% gain compared with 2010. GM gained four-tenths of a point of market share to 11.9% of the global vehicle industry. Sales were up in all four reporting regions—North America, South America, Europe and International Operations—as GM sold a total of 9,025,942 vehicles compared with 8,385,484 in 2010.

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Balqon Expands Heavy-Duty Electric Vehicle Distribution Into Europe With Mol Transport Solutions

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In March, Balqon entered into an agreement with Industrias IVOR, a distributor of trucks, firefighting trucks and equipment, refuse trucks, and heavy machinery for material handling products in Colombia. Balqon Corporation, a developer and manufacturer of heavy-duty electric vehicles for Class 7 and Class 8 applications ( earlier post ), has entered into a Dealer Agreement with Mol Transport Solutions, a leading manufacturer of port and material handling equipment in Europe.