Nine states and DC to design regional approach to cap greenhouse gas emissions from transportation

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A coalition of nine Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states and the District of Columbia announced their intent to design a new regional low-carbon transportation policy proposal that would cap and reduce carbon emissions from the combustion of transportation fuels, and invest proceeds from the program into low-carbon and more resilient transportation infrastructure. —Transportation & Climate Initiative Statement.

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ZF’s second electric drive for public transportation entering production in Q3: CeTrax

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Various manufacturers worldwide already rely on the ZF AxTrax AVE portal axle as an electric drive for buses in public transport. ZF designed CeTrax for use in buses and presented it to the public for the first time in a ZF test vehicle in 2017.

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Volkswagen confirms EA288 diesel engines designed for EU5 and EU6 not affected by defeat device software

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Consequently, new vehicles of the Volkswagen Group offered within the European Union with those engines comply with legal requirements and environmental standards. Volkswagen Group had earlier confirmed that new EU6-compliant vehicles offered within the European Union fulfill all legal requirements and environmental standards.

2015 203

International Transport Forum recommends 12 ways for governments to make roads safer for pedestrians

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A report released by the International Transport Forum (ITF) at the OECD highlights. The study, entitled “Pedestrian Safety, Urban Space and Health”, was prepared by a Working Group of transport experts and urban planners from 19 countries and the World Health Organization under the leadership of the ITF. This hazard is in part related to maintenance and design of public spaces, not to a collision with a vehicle.

2012 226

NDPC study finds Bakken crude similar to other light sweet crudes, no greater rail transport risk

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Bakken crude is similar to other North American light, sweet crudes and does not pose a greater risk to transport by rail than other transportation fuels, according to a study recently completed by Turner, Mason & Company for the North Dakota Petroleum Council (NDPC). This is the third independent study to confirm that Bakken crude does not significantly differ from other crude oils and poses no greater risks than other flammable liquids authorized for rail transport.

2014 183

Air pollutant emission 2010 limits exceeded in twelve EU Member States; road transport NOx a main factor

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For the first time, preliminary data recently reported to the EEA by Member States allow a comparison with the legally binding emission limits for 2010 set in the EU NEC Directive. The ceilings set in the NEC directive were designed to reduce such adverse impacts by an agreed amount. The road transport sector is one of the main contributory factors behind the large number of NO x exceedances, contributing approximately 40% of total EU-27 NO x emissions.

2012 256

National Low Carbon Fuel Standard study releases major Technical Analysis and Policy Design reports; providing a scientific basis for policy decisions

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The National Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) Project has released two major reports that synthesize its findings from the past several years of work: a Technical Analysis Report (TAR) and Policy Design Recommendations. Building on LCFS policies already adopted in Europe, British Columbia, and California, the researchers looked at potential costs and benefits of reducing the carbon intensity of transportation fuels by 10 to 15 percent by 2030. —Policy Design Recommendations.

2012 215

Musk’s “Master Plan, Part Deux”; expands Tesla to heavy-duty electric trucks and urban transport; integrated energy generation and storage

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Tesla’s acquisition of Solar City, earlier post ) as well as into heavy-duty electric vehicles and urban transport. Electrifying major forms of on-road transport. In addition to consumer vehicles, there are two other types of electric vehicle needed: heavy-duty trucks and high passenger-density urban transport. We believe the Tesla Semi will deliver a substantial reduction in the cost of cargo transport, while increasing safety and making it really fun to operate.

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AYRO launches low-speed Electric Vaccine Vehicle

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a designer and manufacturer of light-duty, short-haul, and last-mile delivery electric vehicles (EVs), has launched the Electric Vaccine Vehicle (EVV). Check your local regulations and ordinances as to whether the EVV may be operated legally on public streets, and if so, under what conditions.

French battery start-up Verkor raises €100 million

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Co-led by EQT Ventures and Renault Group, with participation from the French Government and Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Region, the funding will support the company’s expansion, and trigger the construction of the Verkor Innovation Centre (VIC) where the company will design advanced battery cells and modules. Barber Hauler Capital Advisers, Santander Corporate & Investment Banking acted as financial advisors to the company, and De Gaulle and Fleurance & Associés as legal advisors.

Nikola executes reverse merger with VectoIQ; now to be listed on NASDAQ; BEV and FCEV trucks

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Nikola Corporation, a designer and developer of BEV and FCEV Class 8 trucks is executing a reverse merger with VectoIQ Acquisition Corp. to create a company focused on the development of next generation smart transportation.

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Electrification Coalition launches online EV Policy Showroom

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The EV Policy Showroom features databases, calculators, guidance and tools that provide free, easy access to up-to-date transportation-electrification policy information, with an emphasis on state-level policies.

Japanese demonstration project begins for commercialization of vessels equipped with high-power fuel cells

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The partners will begin a feasibility study in September 2020 and start designing the vessel and hydrogen-fuel-supply equipment in 2021. Application to vessels through new vessel design and development. Project management, ship design and legal compliance.

2020 331

Urban transport | Two wheels good | The Economist

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If more road space were given over to them, and roads were designed with two-wheeled transport in mind, that might change. Advertising info Legal disclaimer Accessibility Privacy policy Terms & Conditions Help.

German KBA approving hardware retrofits to reduce NOx emissions for passenger cars

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Germany’s Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA) has approved various retrofit systems to reduce nitrogen oxide emissions. The corresponding ABE can be called up on the KBA website including extensions with date, type designation, license holder and linked application area: Type approval / type approval / type approval / ABE_NOX. This means that Euro 4 or Euro 5 diesel cars can be retrofitted and exempted from traffic restrictions in certain regions.

2020 174

Audi combines e-scooter with skateboard

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The Audi e-tron Scooter, combining the advantages of the electric scooter and the skateboard, is designed for sporty riders. To be transported by car, bus or train, the twelve-kilogram (26-pound) e-scooter can be folded up and stored in the back of the car, or if preferred, pulled like a trolley. The Audi e-tron Scooter is fitted with the legally required LED lights: a headlight, daytime running light, rear light and brake light.

2019 253

Groupe Renault and Nissan sign exclusive alliance deal with Waymo to explore driverless mobility services in France and Japan

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The agreement is designed to bring together the strengths of each party and expand expertise by assessing market opportunities, working together to research commercial, legal and regulatory issues related to driverless transportation-as-a-service offerings in France and Japan. Since its start as the Google Self-Driving Car Project in 2009, Waymo has been focused on improving transportation for all people by building the world’s most experienced driver.

2019 188

Google’s technology campaign for autonomous driving

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In God we trust, everyone else brings data” —Google design philosophy. This represented more of a future state since although the vehicle was capable of executing the actions to get Steve to and from the taco shop, there are still significant legal issues to be worked out before blind people can routinely drive cars autonomously. Connected vehicles Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Researchby Bill Cooke.

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UR:BAN research project gives mid-term update on advanced driver assistance systems, connected vehicles

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All these challenges are supported by studies of legal issues and effectiveness evaluation. Areas of effective application, legal issues. Comprehensive assessment of cognitive assistance systems for urban areas concerning potential, effectiveness, and legal requirements. By means of an individualized design of the driver-vehicle interaction for different drivers, the aim is to achieve low-stress, efficient, and safe driving in urban traffic.

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Bollinger Motors previews B2 electric pickup

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The new street-legal B2 Pickup truck leverages the company’s development of the B1 Sport Utility Truck. As Bollinger Motors moves through the final stages of the B1, the B2 Pickup became a natural addition to their upcoming vehicle suite of distinctively-designed EV trucks. Designed to be an incredibly versatile, tough truck, the Bollinger Motors B2 Pickup will haul a significant load. Bollinger Motors previewed the all-electric, all-wheel-drive B2 pickup truck.

2018 239

Ford, Ford Credit introduce sustainable financing framework prioritizing EV, clean production, community investments

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Net proceeds from sustainable financing will be invested and expended in four areas: Clean TransportationDesigning, developing and manufacturing zero-emissions transportation, focusing on battery-electric vehicles and the batteries that power them across the full range of design, development, manufacturing and end-of-life. The committee comprises senior representatives from Treasury, Sustainability, Corporate Finance, Investor Relations, Ford Credit and Legal.

A First: An AI System Has Been Named An Inventor

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The patent is for a food container that uses fractal designs to create pits and bulges in its sides. Designed for the packaging industry, the new configuration allows containers to fit more tightly together so they can be transported better.

Daimler Trucks unveils Mercedes-Benz fuel-cell concept truck, previews long-haul battery-electric truck; electrification strategy

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Daimler Trucks unveiled the concept Mercedes-Benz GenH2 Truck, marking the beginning of a fuel-cell push by Daimler for the long-haul transport segment. This also applies to the transport of liquid hydrogen as cargo.

2020 344

Oak Ridge Lab, Hyundai Motor collaborating through new R&D agreement

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The MOU is an expression of intent and does not create a legally binding obligation, nor does it commit funds from either party. will be identifying and providing R&D needs of the automotive industry; providing feedback and evaluation technology concepts; consulting with ORNL on R&D topics related to the industry; and developing potential Hyundai-sponsored projects to be carried out under separate, legally binding agreements.

2015 203

DOT announces Fiat Chrysler public hearing and issues special order over recall performance

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The US Department of Transportation’s (DOT’s) National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) will hold a public hearing to determine whether automaker Fiat Chrysler has failed to remedy safety defects and issue required notices in 20 recalls. —US Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx“.

2015 197

Driving the sales of electric vehicles

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However, one area that is entirely predictable (even if the details may change) is the push towards decarbonising our road transport system. . The UK Government has legally committed us to achieving a net-zero carbon economy by 2050.

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Extra £5m goes to improving London’s air quality

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Transport Secretary Philip Hammond has committed the money to the Mayor of London Boris Johnson as part of a programme of localised measures designed to improve London’s air quality and help compliance with legally binding European targets. Latest news air quality Boris Johnson capital clean air fund london Transport Secretary Philip HammondAnd extra £5m funding has been confirmed to help improve air quality in London.

Rolls-Royce and VTT Technical Research Centre partner to develop remote and autonomous ships

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Rolls-Royce and VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd have formed a strategic partnership to design, to test and to validate the first generation of remote and autonomous ships. VTT will also use field research to incorporate human factors into safe ship design. Rolls-Royce is also a founding member of the Finnish ecosystem for autonomous marine transport (DIMECC).

2016 190

Micromobility: Zapp Scooters Bring Style, Range and Fun to Urban Riding

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Built in Thailand, the i300 is part of a worldwide wave of transportation options that are moving from fossil-fuel power to electric. Top speed is rated at 60 miles per hour—plenty for urban living, considering these are not freeway legal rides.

Poor air quality to remain a problem in India despite pollution control policies

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The analysis conducted by researchers from IIASA and CEEW however suggests that NCAP needs to be backed by a legal mandate to ensure successful ground-level implementation of emission control measures. Pollution from rural areas is transported into the cities (and vice versa), where it constitutes a significant share of pollution making the coordination of urban-rural and inter-state responses critical.

2019 228

Chinese firm invests $27M with U of Michigan to advance autonomous vehicle research and development

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The funding also will provide engineering service and consulting fees for U-M researchers to advise Frontt on design of a unique autonomous vehicle test facility in Shenzhen, China. The facility will simulate the country’s unique transportation environment. Driverless and connected vehicles could offer transportation modes there that save lives and operate with greater energy efficiency, said U-M Vice President for Research S.

2016 215

Top 7 Best, Classy and Fastest Electric Cars In Today?s World

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For instance, you have battery life and even ugly designs of the past. Also, it raises awareness not only to manufacturers but also consumers that we don�t need to be dependent on petrol for our transportation. Its battery has also been designed to reduce the overall weight of the car. Designed to be a super car, the Renovo Coupe made it on our list of top fastest electric cars. The thing with this car is that the design isn�t really for everyone.

2017 126

Ola S1 Pro Electric Scooter: Test Ride & Observations

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If there is one take-away from the design language - it would be the beer crate. I remember the Etergo team taking that as the starting point for designing the scooter. Like 3 idiots and Five Point Someone, there is a significant desi-ess that has seeped into the Dutch Etergo design.

Tesla acquiring ultracap maker Maxwell Technologies for ~$218M; new 3.0V platform

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DLA Piper, LLP (US) represented Maxwell as outside legal counsel, and Barclays Capital Inc. Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati represented Tesla as outside legal counsel. With the introduction of these next generation ultracapacitors, users have the ability to increase energy and power in the same form factor as the 2.7-volt product line and can significantly cost-optimize their system designs by using fewer ultracapacitor cells or modules.

2019 174

LowCVP announces winners of Low Carbon Urban Mobility Technology Challenge

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The UK’s Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership (LowCVP) has announced six winners of the Low Carbon Urban Mobility Technology Challenge —a competition to identify and promote low carbon innovations with the potential to cut carbon emissions and other environmental impacts arising from transport in cities. The winners of the LowCVP’s Technology Challenge are: Capoco Design Ltd. The current design can carry up to 24 passengers, including 11 seats and 1 wheelchair space.

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FTA to award up to $24.9M to low- or no-emissions transit bus projects

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An Eligible Area for the awards is either: Designated as a non-attainment area for ozone or carbon monoxide under section 107(d) of the Clean Air Act (42 U.S.C. A low-emission bus is defined as any transit bus that is powered by an engine that produces lower non-methane hydrocarbons (NMHC) and oxides of nitrogen (NO x ) than are legally permitted under EPA’s engine standards at 49 CFR part 86. The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announced the availability of $24.9

2014 228

Opel bringing Ampera with special nav system and Meriva EVs to iZEUS project on intelligent electric driving and recharging

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The research project iZEUS is developing concepts and practical examples for the integration of electromobility in private and urban commercial transport. The goal of the research is to develop one uniform transport concept that will be tested and demonstrated with the help of fleet tests made up of a significant number of test vehicles. iZEUS Ampera. Click to enlarge.

2013 190

Riversimple introduces Rasa prototype two-seater fuel cell vehicle; 300 miles on 1.5kg H2; production version in 2018

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unveiled the Rasa, a road-legal engineering prototype of its first two-seater hydrogen fuel cell road car, built for full European type approval. Supported by a £2-million (US$2.9-million) grant from the Welsh government in 2015, the Rasa was designed for lightness, strength, affordability and safety. Its lines were styled by Chris Reitz, one of Europe’s leading car designers. Riversimple Movement Ltd.

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Opel introducing new top-end 2.0L BiTurbo diesel in Insignia; Euro 6.2, WLTP testing

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The newly designed 2.0-liter diesel engine produces 154 kW/210 hp at 4,000 rpm and develops strong torque of 480 N·m (354 lb-ft) from only 1,500 rpm using sequential two-stage turbocharging. more than 9 times the legal limit—under real-world conditions. Apart from increased efficiency, higher power output and torque, refinement and noise attenuation were priorities in the design of the new engine.

2017 150

SpaceX Falcon 9 booster returns to port on upgraded drone ship

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Perhaps anticipating that gap between technical and legal readiness, SpaceX has bought two new support ships – Bob and Doug – outright. Set to be the largest traditional ships in SpaceX’s fleet, Bob and Doug appear to be designed to do it all.

NHTSA issues formal request for detailed information from Tesla on Model S battery pack

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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has issued a formal—and legally enforceable—request for detailed information from Tesla Motors for the agency’s preliminary investigation into the battery pack of the Model S in the wake of two vehicle fires caused by impact with road debris. A description of all modifications or changes in the design, material composition, manufacture, quality control, supply or installation of the pack.

2013 220

Developing Countries Torpedo Plans for Cutting Carbon Emissions from Ships

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The NGO Transport & Environment (T&E) reports that developing countries, led by China, India, Brazil, South Africa and Saudi Arabia, have blocked what would have been the first global agreement to cut carbon emissions from ships. The International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) had been set to approve an Energy Efficient Design Index (EEDI) for ships at its meeting last week in London, following four years of work, T&E said.

2010 183

DOT announces $22.5M in latest round of low or no emissions bus deployment (LoNo) funding

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The US Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announced the availability of $22.5 The LoNo Program is a capital program focused on deploying new low- or no-emission production buses that are market-ready or near market-ready; i.e., it is not a program for designing and developing prototypes. million ( FTA-2015-006-TRI ) through the latest round of the Low or No Emission Vehicle Deployment Program (LoNo).

2015 188