CU Denver study finds ride-hailing increases vehicle miles traveled

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increase in the miles cars travel for ride-hailing passengers in Denver’s metro area, according to a study published this week in the journal Transportation by researchers at the University of Colorado Denver. Although our data collection focused on the Denver region, these results provide insight into the impacts of ride-hailing. Lead author and CU Denver civil engineering Ph.D. Ride-hailing accounts for approximately an 83.5%

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GM expands Maven carsharing to Denver, LA and San Francisco

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Maven, General Motors’ personal mobility brand, is expanding to the western United States, adding the Denver, Los Angeles and San Francisco markets. In 10 months, Maven has launched three products and has grown to 13 US cities: Ann Arbor, Michigan; Baltimore; Boston; Chicago; Denver; Detroit; Los Angeles; Jersey City, New Jersey; New York City; Orlando, Florida; San Diego; San Francisco; and Washington, D.C.

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Rivian's Amazon Delivery Vans Hit The Denver Area For Testing

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Rivian has plans to test its Amazon electric delivery vans in 16 cities

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Capstone Receives order for 34 microturbines for Denver RTD electric bus fleet

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The buses are expected to be delivered to Denver Regional Transportation District (RTD) later this year. The new Denver RTD buses will operate on the 16 th Street Mall in downtown Denver. Capstone Turbine. Corporation has received an order for thirty-four liquid fuel C30 microturbines for use in DesignLine’s Eco Saver IV range extended electric buses.

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Study quantifies impact of oil and gas emissions on Denver’s ozone problem

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In cities such as Denver, NO x comes primarily from vehicle tailpipes. First, it contains the major city of Denver as well as active oil and gas regions to the northeast. And they’d also like to see followup work at a series of coordinated ground sites—for example, between Denver and Fort Collins to the north—to capture what’s going on in different places across the region.

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UQM Technologies receives order to refresh generators and motor controllers in Denver RTD hybrid buses

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will begin a refurbishment program on the generators and motor controllers used in the Denver Regional Transportation District’s (RTD’s) fleet of hybrid buses. The original units being refurbished exceeded their expected life and this program will allow additional running time for the fleet of buses, which operate seven days a week in downtown Denver. UQM Technologies, Inc.

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Modelling the Impact of PHEVs on Ozone in Denver

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Researchers at the University of Colorado, Boulder and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) modeled the emissions impact had plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) replaced light duty gasoline vehicles in the Denver, Colorado area in summer 2006. Ozone concentration increases were modeled for small areas near central Denver.

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Will Poop Power Electric Cars? Sure Will At Denver Zoo

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Denver Zoo realised the In terms of renewable energy, you have to give credit to the first person who thought of using excrement as a source of fuel. At the risk of dragging things down to gutter-level, one place you'll find one heck of a lot of excrement is at a zoo. You don't need us to tell you that big animals produce large amounts of waste.

Car2Go leaving Portland, Denver, other US cities due to "highly volatile" market

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Portland, Oregon is one of many larger cities in the U.S. currently undergoing a transportation shakeup that’s still confusing even to some transportation groups and policy wonks. It certainly seems puzzling as well to Share Now—that’s the combined company formed by BMW and Daimler, from their car-sharing operations that has been. Car Sharing Mobility

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Monday, July 27, 2009 Jerry and the Spirit of D.C.Visit Denver Labels: Jerry and Spirit at the Inverness Hotel Event posted by EVJerry @ 8:53 PM 0 Comments Links to this post

Lightning Hybrids to Introduce Hydraulic Hybrid Sports Sedan at Denver Auto Show

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Colorado start-up Lightning Hybrids will unveil the prototype of its hydraulic hybrid four-seat sports sedan at the Denver Auto Show 1-5 April. Rendering of the LH4. Click to enlarge. This will also mark the public debut for the hydraulic hybrid drivetrain. The car, the LH4, features a 240 hp (179 kW) drivetrain consisting of a 90 hp (67 kW) proprietary 2-stroke biodiesel and 150 hp (112 kW) hydraulic system.

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Aptera's EV Can Go From 0 to 60 Mph In Less Than 3 Seconds

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Aptera's CTO said that in a chat with the Denver Electric Vehicle Council

Rivian’s Amazon vans begin deliveries in Colorado

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The Denver metro area of Colorado is the next major city to see Amazon packages delivered by Rivian electric vans. The vans were spotted this past week across Denver and its surrounding cities, such as Boulder and Aurora.

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First drive review: The 2020 Mini Cooper SE electric car realigns how I see EVs

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By the time I reach the sunny south Denver park full of revelers basking in the first official day without stay-at-home restrictions, I wished I had ignored my newfound freedom decree.

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Polestar EV brand plans 15 more US showrooms—including Detroit

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Polestar on Monday announced plans for 15 new showrooms, with the first set to open this spring in Austin, Boston, and Denver. Volvo spinoff brand Polestar is adding more showrooms—and not just in the coastal cities considered most friendly to electric cars.

Gardner Capital’s GCRE Impact Fund to Provide Funding for EV Charging Stations at Affordable Housing Development in Colorado

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The affordable housing community is located near Denver, Colorado. […].

 Bye Aerospace Unveils 8-Seat All-electric eFlyer 800, Safran to support propulsion design

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Denver, Colorado – April 22, 2021 Bye Aerospace has announced an eight-seat all-electric twin turbo-prop class airplane, the eFlyer 800™, in response to growing demands for regional all-electric airplanes with significantly reduced operating costs, plus increased capacity and utility.

Lyft will rent 200 Kia Niro EVs to its drivers by the week, in Colorado

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The ride-hailing operator Lyft last Thursday launched a program that makes 200 fully electric vehicles available to its drivers in the Denver market. The entire lot of vehicles consists of the Kia Niro EV—a vehicle model that has an EPA-rated 239-mile range and isn’t yet available in Colorado. Lyft plans to make the vehicles available

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Polestar taking production orders for Polestar 2 electric fastback

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There will be a Polestar Space in Los Angeles, New York City, and two in the Bay Area this year, with additional Spaces expected to open in Boston, Denver, Texas, Washington D.C.,

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United to buy 15 supersonic aircraft from Boom; option for 35 more; optimized for 100% SAF

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United Airlines announced a commercial agreement with Denver-based aerospace company Boom Supersonic to purchase 15 of Boom’s Overture supersonic airliners, once Overture meets United’s safety, operating and sustainability requirements, with an option for an additional 35 aircraft.

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ChargePoint ranks US metro areas for EV friendliness; SF Bay Area still on top

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Austin fell to the number-six ranking after having held the number-four spot on the 2013 list; Washington, DC and Boston, MA fell from the ninth and tenth spots, respectively, while EV infrastructure growth and registrations propelled Atlanta and Denver into the top 10. Denver, CO. ChargePoint—the world’s largest electric vehicle (EV) charging network—released a list of the top 10 friendliest metropolitan areas in the US for EV drivers.

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California Assemblymembers introduce bill phasing out gasoline-fueled small off-road engines

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Today, operating the best-selling gas-powered commercial leaf blower for one hour emits air pollutants comparable to driving a 2017 Toyota Camry from Los Angeles to Denver. California Assemblymembers Marc Berman (D-Menlo Park) and Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego) introduced legislation to phase out the sale of new gas-powered small off-road engines (SORE), which are primarily used in lawn and garden equipment, including leaf blowers, lawn mowers, and other outdoor power equipment.

Lyft commits to 100% EVs by 2030

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Last year Lyft launched hundreds of EVs onto the Lyft platform through Express Drive in Seattle, Atlanta, and Denver. Ridesharing company Lyft—in collaboration with Environmental Defense Fund—has commited to reach 100% electric vehicles on the Lyft platform by 2030.

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New model projects total amount of global urban land could increase by up to a factor of 6 by 2100

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A team from the University of Delaware and the University of Denver has created a new global simulation model to predict how urban land will change over the next 100 years under different social and economic conditions.

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More conferences and events outside of China being cancelled due to caution over COVID-19

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The American Physical Society (APS) has cancelled the 2020 APS March Meeting (2-6 March) in Denver.

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Beep launching autonomous shuttle pilot in 2021 at Yellowstone National Park

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In a separate study, Yellowstone is partnering with the NPS Intermountain Regional Alternative Transportation Program, the NPS Denver Service Center, and the DOT Volpe Center to analyze the opportunities, risks and costs of local shuttles possibly originating at Old Faithful and Canyon Village. Beep , a Florida-based autonomous Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS) provider, will deploy the first autonomous shuttles at Yellowstone National Park with the National Parks Service (NPS) in May 2021.

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USDOT launches online tracking tool for data on automated driving systems on-road testing

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Currently, the tool has data on on-road testing activities in 17 cities across the country, including Austin, Columbus (Ohio), Dallas, Denver, Jacksonville, Orlando, Phoenix, Pittsburgh, Salt Lake City, San Francisco, and Washington, D.C.

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car2go pulls plug on car-sharing service in San Diego, Minneapolis/St. Paul

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Those locations include: New York City, Portland, Columbus, Seattle, Denver, Austin, Washington DC, Calgary, Montréal, Toronto and Vancouver. Daimler’s car-sharing service car2go is suspending its operations in San Diego, California and in the Twin Cities of Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota. In San Diego, car2go faced a lack of use, the company said. In the Twin Cities, the issue is the high state car rental taxation rates.

Lyft and GM’s Express Drive expands to Colorado and California; adds Bolt EV

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Express Drive will also launch operations in Denver by the fall of 2016. In San Francisco, Los Angeles and Denver combined, more than 130,000 people who applied to become Lyft drivers but didn’t have qualifying cars will now have the opportunity to drive on the platform. Lyft and General Motors are expanding their Express Drive short-term vehicle access program ( earlier post ) to California and Colorado, including the new 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV ( earlier post ).

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NVIDIA dives into Parker mobile processor for next generation of autonomous vehicles

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Built around NVIDIA’s highest performing and most power-efficient Pascal GPU architecture and the next generation of NVIDIA’s Denver CPU architecture, Parker delivers up to 1.5 Parker delivers 50 to 100 percent higher multi-core CPU performance than other mobile processors due to its CPU architecture consisting of two next-generation 64-bit Denver CPU cores (Denver 2.0) The Denver 2.0

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Three National Drive Electric Week Events You Don’t Want To Miss!

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We are partnering with Yellowstone-Teton Clean Cities ,Denver Metro Clean Cities, Clean Energy Economy for the Region, Four Corners Office for Resource Efficiency, and ReCharge South Central for these events! Drive Electric Northern Colorado.

Electrify America releases $300M Cycle 2 national ZEV investment plan; metro charging, autonomous charging, renewable generation

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Electrify America also will continue to invest in these Cycle 1 metros: Boston, Chicago, Denver, Miami, New York City, Philadelphia, Portland, Seattle and Washington, DC. In Cycle 2, Electrify America also will broaden its investment in existing metros by adding: Boulder (CO) for the Denver market; Bremerton (WA) and Olympia (WA) for the Seattle market; and.

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NREL study focuses on growing use and impacts of ride-hailing services at airports

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In a new study, NREL researchers focused on the key observability aspects of new modes and the rate of shifts in mobility patterns across airports in the regions of San Francisco, Portland, Denver, and Kansas City—all US DOT Smart City Challenge finalists. Both air travel and the use of ride-hailing services such as Uber and Lyft are on the rise in cities around the world.

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Student winners in solar and hydrogen fuel cell car races

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Trophies for the fastest solar powered model cars were given to Colorado students from The Logan School for Creative Learning (Denver), team name “Thurndercougarfalconbird”, first place; Drake Middle School (Arvada), team name “Drake 4” second place; and Bell Middle School (Golden), team name “3am”, third place.

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Study finds that current approach to limiting wintertime pollution may initially backfire

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This is contrary to what is typically assumed and suggests a new way to mitigate this type of pollution in Salt Lake City, Denver and beyond. Denver often has the same problem in winter, when brown clouds hang over the city. A major component of the Salt Lake Valley and Denver PM 2.5

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Preliminary survey results show 27% believe they will be using autonomous car by 2020, 49% a single mobility app

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— Earlier this year, Xerox debuted its own unique mobility app that is currently piloting in Los Angeles, Denver, Centennial and Bengaluru. Preliminary results from a forthcoming 23-city global study from Xerox shows that by 2020, half of all respondents (49%) believe they will have one app for all their transportation needs and 27% of respondents believe they will be using a self-driving car. The online survey was conducted among 18-65 year olds who hold a driver’s license.

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Argonne and RIKEN sign MOU in support of petascale computing

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The MOU was signed at SC13, a supercomputing conference being held in Denver, by Kimihiko Hirao, director of the RIKEN Advanced Institute for Computational Science (AICS) of Japan, and Michael E. Argonne National Laboratory and Japan’s RIKEN research institute signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) establishing a cooperative relationship in support of projects aimed at expanding the use of petascale computing in the scientific and engineering communities. Earlier post.).

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Study finds 2008 recession contributed to increase in age of US LDV fleet, slowing of emission reductions

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The global economic recession of 2008—which severely depressed light-duty vehicle sales—resulted in an increase in the age of the light-duty vehicle fleet in the US that likely slowed the rate of decrease of fleet average emissions, according to a study by Gary Bishop and Donald Stedman at the University of Denver. A remote vehicle exhaust sensor (Fuel Efficiency Automobile Test, FEAT), developed at the University of Denver, collected the data sets.

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BYD unveils first 45' battery-electric commuter coach bus

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BYD has deployed more than 137 battery-electric buses across the country to customers including LA Metro, Los Angeles Department of Transportation, Stanford University, UCLA, UC San Francisco, UC Irvine, Anaheim Resort Transportation, Long Beach Transit, Denver Regional Transportation District, City of Albuquerque, SolTrans, SunLine Transit, Link Transit, COMO Connect, Antelope Valley Transit Authority, and others across North America. 
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Hertz adds 2016 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid to rental fleet

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The Sonata Hybrid is available to rent at airports including Los Angeles, Orange County, San Francisco, Atlanta, Dulles International and Chicago, as well as cities such as San Jose, San Diego and Long Beach in California; Portland, Oregon; and Denver. The Hertz Corporation, which includes the Hertz, Dollar and Thrifty brands, has expanded of its Green Traveler Collection car rental fleet to include the 2016 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid ( earlier post ) in select cities across the US.

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Audi A3 e-tron Electric Car Testing Update (Video)

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and Denver. It may have reportedly canceled its two smallest plug-in car projects, but Audi is hardly abandoning electric cars. Three months ago, the German luxury and sports brand said it would bring a limited test fleet of battery-electric Audi A3 hatchbacks to San Francisco, Los Angeles, Washington, D.C., Now Audi has posted a two-minute video

Veolia Transportation converting 300 of its US taxis to propane autogas; launching Baltimore’s first propane autogas taxi fleet

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Under the public-private partnership, Program fleets are converting more than 1,200 autogas vehicles and implementing more than 30 autogas fueling stations throughout the southeastern US, Pittsburgh and Denver. In addition to the 50 Checker Yellow taxis in Baltimore by the end of 2012, Veolia Transportation will convert more than 250 of the taxis it operates in Pittsburgh, Jacksonville and Denver to run on propane autogas.