Portland, Dallas Have Most Electric Car Charging Stations Per Head

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According to PlugShare (via good.is), however, Portland, Oregon and Dallas, Texas top the list. Ask most Americans to name the cities with the most public charging stations for electric cars per head of population, and they’ll likely mention Los Angeles and perhaps San Francisco. PlugShare, the social network devoted to finding and sharing

NRG Energy selects AeroVironment to expand eVgo EV charging ecosystem to Dallas/Fort Worth Area

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Planned Dallas/Fort Worth network. to expand the privately funded, comprehensive eVgo electric vehicle (EV) charging ecosystem launched first in Houston to EV drivers in the Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) market, the fourth-largest metropolitan area by population in the US. Click to enlarge. NRG Energy Inc., has selected AeroVironment, Inc.

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FedEx Freight debuts new LNG-only tractors in Dallas

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Domiciled at the FedEx Freight service center in Dallas, Texas, the tractors will be used as part of the carrier’s regular linehaul operations and are expected to log nearly 1,000 miles per day. FedEx Freight has begun beta testing two new Kenworth T660 tractors powered by Cummins Westport ISX12 G liquefied natural gas (LNG)-only engines. Earlier post.)

First Private Electric Vehicle Charging Stations Open In Texas

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NRG Energy has opened its first eVgo direct-current electric vehicle charging station in Dallas, Texas, as part of a privately funded 70-station network in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, the company announced. The chargers are designed to be “fast-chargers,” which use a 480-volt direct electrical current to charge an electric vehicle

DOE Awards $1M to UT Dallas to Develop New Filtration Membranes for H2 and CO2 Separations

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The Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Fossil Energy has awarded researchers at UT Dallas $1 million over three years to develop a new class of filtration membranes to separate hydrogen and greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide from coal plant flue gas.

Is Your City Ready For Electric Vehicles?

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A previous Pike research report highlighted 6 cities expected to be early EV adopters: New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, Dallas and Ford has identified the 25 most electric vehicle (EV) ready cities in the U.S., based on the company’s latest research. The 25 cities are dotted all over the country from Hartford to Honolulu.

FTA awarding $55M to 10 projects deploying battery-electric and fuel-cell buses

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Dallas Area Rapid Transit Authority (DART). The Dallas Area Rapid Transit Authority (DART) will receive funding to purchase and operate seven all-electric Proterra buses. The US Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has selected 10 projects that will receive a share of $55 million in competitive grants that will help put a new generation of zero-emission buses on the road.

Texas Automated Vehicle Proving Ground Partnership forms; applying for national designation

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Dallas/Fort Worth/Arlington Area — UTA campus, Arlington streets, I-30 corridor and Managed Lanes. Cities and regions across Texas are partnering with the Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI), the University of Texas at Austin’s Center for Transportation Research (CTR), and Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) to form the Texas Automated Vehicle (AV) Proving Ground Partnership.

Walgreens Installs DC Rapid Electric Car Chargers ?Where Practical?

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You may already know that pharmaceuticals giant Walgreens is installing as many as 800 electric car charging stations at its branches throughout New York City, Houston, Dallas Fort-Worth and Chicago. While we all reeled in horror to the news that it could cost Walgreens customers as much as $4 for a 90 minute recharge -- we assumed that the

Daimler Trucks NA SuperTruck achieves 115% freight efficiency improvement over 2009 baseline; 50.2% engine BTE

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The final SuperTruck demonstrator ran a five-day, 312-mile (502-kilometer) roundtrip route on Texas Interstate 35 between San Antonio and Dallas, at a weight of 65,000 lbs (29,484 kg) GVWR at a speed of 65 mph (105 km/h), where it achieved an average result of 12.2

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Would You Pay $4 For 90 Minutes Of Electric Car Charging?

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A few weeks ago we told you that pharmaceuticals giant Walgreens had begun to install Level 2 electric car stations at stores in New York City, Houston, Dallas-Fort Worth and Chicago. While the presence of electric car charging stations -- an estimated 800 at Walgreens stores alone -- are a great way of combating perceived range anxiety in

Would You Pay $4 For a 90-Mintues of Electric Car Charging?

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A few weeks ago we told you that pharmaceuticals giant Walgreens had begun to install Level 2 electric car stations at stores in New York City, Houston, Dallas-Fort Worth and Chicago. While the presence of electric car charging stations -- an estimated 800 at Walgreens stores alone -- are a great way of combating perceived range anxiety in

BMW i and EVgo expanding ChargeNow DC Fast program; 500 more fast chargers in US; no-cost DC and Level 2 for BMW i3 drivers

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Dallas, TX. At the Los Angeles Auto Show, BMW of North America announced, in cooperation with NRG EVgo, the expansion of the ChargeNow DC Fast program. Earlier post.) As part of its ongoing commitment to the growth of a robust public DC Fast charging infrastructure, BMW is supporting EVgo’s installation of an incremental 500 DC Fast Combo chargers, to benefit BMW i3 customers and all EV drivers in the US with DC Fast Combo charging capability.

Clean Energy wins $10M, multi-year transit deal with New Jersey Transit

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Dillon currently operates 72 CNG and liquefied natural gas (LNG) trucks out of Dallas, San Antonio, Midland and Houston which now fuel with Redeem to meet its customers’ sustainability goals. Clean Energy Fuels has won a $10-million, multi-year procurement from New Jersey Transit, the nation’s third largest provider of bus, rail and light rail transit, which links major points in New Jersey, New York and Philadelphia and provides close to 223 million passenger trips each year.

Rent A Hybrid. Links To Green Rentals.

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Spring break and summer vacations are closer than you think, and many families making travel plans now are looking for ways to make their trips a little easier on the environment.

LEAF sales hit 50K mark in US, almost 115K worldwide

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Cumulative Nissan LEAF sales in the US hit the 50,000 mark this month, with the delivery of a black LEAF SL in Dallas, Texas. The national promotion is modeled after a successful pilot program launched in Dallas and Houston last fall with Houston-based NRG eVgo.

Texas awarding up to $5.7M for alternative fuel and hybrid vehicles

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Recipients must agree to operate the grant-funded vehicles for a defined percentage of the annual mileage in the Houston-Galveston-Brazoria area, Dallas-Fort Worth area, Beaumont-Port Arthur area, Tyler-Longview area, Austin area, San Antonio area, Corpus Christi area, or Victoria area for five years or 400,000 miles, whichever occurs earlier. The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality will award up to $5.7

UPS to purchase ~700 LNG trucks, build 4 refueling stations by end of 2014

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and Dallas, Texas, will serve its heavy-duty rigs traveling into adjacent states. With the addition of accessible LNG fueling stations, UPS also will add LNG trucks on routes from Dallas, Houston and San Antonio, Texas to further extend territory. UPS plans to purchase approximately 700 liquefied natural gas (LNG) trucks and to build four refueling stations by the end of 2014. Once completed, the LNG private fleet will be one of the most extensive in the US.

Clean Energy unveils LNG backbone network for America’s Natural Gas Highway; 150 LNG stations by end of 2013

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Major highway segments planned for early opening include, among others, those linking San Diego-Los Angeles-Riverside-Las Vegas; the Texas Triangle (Houston-San Antonio-Dallas/Ft. ANGH Route map shows initial phase of America‘s Natural Gas Highway. Click to enlarge. Clean Energy Fuels Corp.,

Cummins Westport introducing new ISB6.7 G mid-range natural gas engine

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At the opening reception at ACT Expo in Dallas, TX, Cummins Westport Inc. will unveil the ISB6.7 G , a 6.7-liter medium-duty, factory-built dedicated natural gas engine for school bus, shuttle bus, medium-duty truck and vocational applications. Earlier post.) The new ISB6.7 G is currently in field trials with full production expected to commence in mid-2016. The ISB6.7 G natural gas engine is based on the Cummins ISB6.7

Toyota Research Institute exploring blockchain technology for development of new mobility ecosystem

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The Toyota Research Institute ( TRI ) is exploring blockchain and distributed ledger technology (BC/DL) ( earlier post ) for use in the development of a new mobility ecosystem that could accelerate development of autonomous driving technology.

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Proterra introduces 35-foot electric bus

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Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) will be the first customer for the new bus, receiving seven 35-foot Catalyst FC buses and two overhead semi-autonomous fast chargers. Battery-electric bus manufacturer Proterra has introduced a new 35-foot vehicle based on the same technology platform as its current 40-foot Catalyst vehicle. Earlier post.).

Tesla expanding Supercharger network; boosting charging to 120 kW

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The accelerated rollout of the Tesla Supercharger network will see: Triple the number of Tesla Supercharger stations by the end of next month, including additional stations in California, coverage of the northwest region from Vancouver to Seattle to Portland, Austin to Dallas in Texas, Illinois and Colorado. Tesla’s vision of the Supercharger network in 2015. Click to enlarge.

Hino Trucks introduces new Class 4, 5 diesel and diesel hybrid electric trucks for North American market

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Chicago, Atlanta, Dallas, Houston and California. The new Hino COE diesel and diesel hybrid for the North American market. Click to enlarge.

Alon USA receives go ahead for Bakersfield, CA rail terminal and refinery project; Bakken light crude

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headquartered in Dallas, Texas, is an independent refiner and marketer of petroleum products, operating primarily in the South Central, Southwestern and Western regions of the United States. Alon USA Energy, Inc. has received the necessary approval from the Kern County Board of Supervisors to construct a new rail facility at the Bakersfield refinery and to make modifications to the refinery that will allow it to process light crude—e.g., Bakken Crude.

App-based mobile gas station Booster Fuels raises $20M in Series B

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Booster has become a highly sought-after perk at more than 300 large employers including Cisco, Oracle, Gilead, eBay, PepsiCo, Facebook, as well as most of the Fortune 100 companies based in Booster’s two current service regions: the Dallas-Fort Worth and San Francisco Bay areas.

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BMW i Ventures makes strategic investment in electric bus company Proterra; part of $55M round

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Currently, the company has sold more than 400 vehicles to cities and communities in the US, including Seattle, Dallas, Nashville, San Jose, Philadelphia and Reno. Electric bus manufacturer Proterra has closed a $55-million Series 6 round, on the heels of an oversubscribed $140-million Series 5 in January.

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Heart Set On A Chinese Electric Car? Get Ready To Wait Awhile

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If you're in the habit of reading obscure press releases, you might have seen one recently announcing that Dallas-based Green Automotive Co. had signed an extension to its agreement with China’s Zotye Auto. Green Automotive now has rights for 10 more years to distribute Zotye’s electric sport utility vehicles in the U.S. market. It may

Ford logs strongest-ever calendar year start for SUVs in US; sales bolstered by women and Millenials

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were up 33% in February and 21% year-to-date; in Dallas, Escape was up 38% in February and 17% year-to-date. Ford recorded 115,228 SUV US sales at retail through the first two months of 2016, making for the best-yet calendar year start for Ford SUVs (Escape, Edge, Flex, Explorer, Police Interceptor Utility, Expedition) ever, highlighted by a best-ever February. Sales of Ford’s utilities for January and February 2016 were up 16.1% compared to the same period in 2015.

Pike Research forecasts US plug-in vehicle penetration rates to be highest in smaller states

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Despite being large MSAs in terms of population, Dallas, Philadelphia, Houston, Atlanta, and Washington, DC are not expected to show strong sales of PEVs, with all forecast to have fewer than 28,000 PEVs in their respective markets. Pike Research forecasts that annual sales of plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) will reach 358,959 vehicles by 2017, representing a compound anual growth rate (CAGR) of 43% between 2011 and 2017.

Texas study finds PHEV use could increase ozone at night, decrease ozone during the day

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The team modeled the air quality impacts of replacing approximately 20% of the gasoline-powered light duty vehicle miles traveled (VMT) with electric VMT by the year 2018 for four major cities in Texas: Dallas/Ft Worth, Houston, Austin, and San Antonio. The results are less clear in Dallas and Houston.

APTA: public transportation ridership up 5% in first quarter 2012

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Bus systems in the following cities showed the top ten increases: Saint Louis, MO (15.6%); Dallas, TX (11.9%); Arlington Heights, IL (11.1%); Boston, MA (10.6%); Oakland, CA (10.5%); Ft. Public transportation ridership rose 5% to nearly 2.7 billion trips in the first quarter of 2012 over the first quarter of last year, according to a report by the American Public Transportation Association (APTA). This was the fifth consecutive quarter of US public transit ridership increase, as 125.7

Top 15 Nissan LEAF markets in US in 2013

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Dallas-Ft. Top 15 LEAF market year-to-date in 2013. Source: Nissan Click to enlarge. Nissan provided a list of the top 15 markets in the US for the Nissan LEAF battery-electric vehicle.

DOE ARPA-E awards $156M to projects to 60 projects to accelerate innovation in clean energy technologies

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Dallas). Double-Stator Switched Reluctance Motor (DSSRM) Technology General Atomics and the University of Texas at Dallas (UT Dallas) will develop a new type of electric motor with the. unique “double stator” motor design, which has initially been investigated at UT-Dallas, which can smoothly and efficiently.

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ORNL licenses rare earth magnet recycling process to Momentum Technologies

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Dallas-based Momentum Technologies is focused on extraction of rare earth elements and other materials from hard drives for recycling and direct reuse. The Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory and Momentum Technologies have signed a non-exclusive licensing agreement for an ORNL process designed to recover rare earth magnets from used computer hard drives.

Westport Fuel Systems completes sale of non-core assets for >$12M

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In addition to the above sale, Westport has received additional proceeds from the sale of assets in Union City, Indiana and relocated its operations to Westport’s existing operation in Dallas, Texas. On 1 June, Westport Fuel Systems Inc. announced completion of the merger between Westport Innovations Inc. and Fuel Systems Solutions, Inc. Earlier post.) Now, Westport Fuel Systems Inc.

Daimler announces new Detroit powertrain component brand based on Detroit Diesel in North America

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Daimler Trucks North America unveiled its new “Detroit” brand at the American Trucking Association Management Conference and Exhibition in Dallas, Texas. Based on the existing Detroit Diesel brand, the “Detroit” brand will encompass all powertrain-related truck components. These include the state-of-the-art DD13, DD15, and DD16 diesel engines, which comply with the current EPA 2010 emissions standards in the US.

Nestlé Waters Converts Lift Trucks from LPG to Hydrogen Fuel Cells

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Nestlé Waters North America has installed 32 Plug Power GenDrive hydrogen fuel cells, purchased in 2008, in its materials-handling fleet at their Dallas, Texas bottling facility. Nestlé Waters also signed a long-term agreement with Air Products to supply hydrogen and hydrogen fueling station technology for the Dallas facility.

Microsoft joins Baidu Apollo project to advance autonomous driving; global Azure cloud support

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—,Kevin Dallas, corporate vice president, Microsoft. Microsoft Corp. and Baidu Inc. plan to partner to take the technical development and adoption of autonomous driving worldwide. As a member of the Baidu-launched Apollo alliance ( earlier post ), Microsoft will provide global scale for Apollo outside of China with the Microsoft Azure cloud.

Nissan expanding “No Charge to Charge” program; all-access EZ-Charge card

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Nashville, Phoenix, Dallas-Ft. Nissan is expanding its successful “No Charge to Charge” promotion, which will provide two years of no-cost public charging with the purchase or lease of a new Nissan LEAF. In total, Nissan will launch “No Charge to Charge” in 25 US markets, which are currently responsible for more than 80 percent of Nissan LEAF sales.