Massachusetts state agencies increase deployment of XL Hybrids technology to 52 fleet vehicles

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XL Hybrids announced its XL3 Hybrid Electric Drive System will be installed in 52 vehicles that serve five Massachusetts state agency fleets. The hybrid-electric vehicles will be deployed at the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR), Massachusetts Environmental Police, Department of Correction (DOC), Department of Developmental Services (DDS), and Department of Youth Services (DYS).

Massachusetts announces additional $2M for electric vehicle rebate program

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An additional $2 million will be allocated to the Massachusetts Offers Rebates for Electric Vehicles (MOR-EV) program. The electric vehicle rebate program, administered by the Department of Energy Resources’ (DOER), offers rebates of up to $2,500 to Massachusetts residents who buy or lease electric vehicles. This funding aims to help meet Massachusetts’ goals under the Global Warming Solutions Act (GWSA) to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the transportation sector 7.6%

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Massachusetts approves testing of Optimus Ride Level 4 autonomous vehicles in Boston

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Optimus Ride, a MIT spinoff company developing self-driving technology, recently received approval from the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) to test highly automated vehicles in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

XL Hybrids upfit system now available to state & municipal fleets in all 50 states via Massachusetts public fleet contract

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XL Hybrids announced that the company has been selected by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Operational Services Division (OSD), to be a vendor on the newly released Advanced Vehicle Technology statewide contract VEH102. This multi-year contract allows public fleets nationwide to purchase the XL3 Hybrid Electric Drive System as both an upfit and retrofit product through an established public contracting mechanism with competitive volume pricing.

Massachusetts selects California center to administer to ZEV incentive program

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The Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources has selected the nonprofit, California-based Center for Sustainable Energy to administer a new incentive program aimed at increasing the number of zero-emission vehicles commonwealth residents own. The Massachusetts Offers Rebates for Electric Vehicles (MOR-EV) program will provide up to $2,500 for the purchase or lease of plug-in hybrid or electric vehicles (EVs). Currently, Massachusetts residents drive more than 3,600 EVs.

Nissan Forms EV Partnership with Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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Nissan is entering into an agreement with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to promote the development of an electric-vehicle charging network and policies to support widespread adoptions of electric cars. As part of the agreement, Nissan and the State of Massachusetts will develop plans to promote a charging infrastructure for electric cars that encourages home and workplace charging, as well as a public charging infrastructure.

Tesla Gets Green Light To Open Store In Natick, Massachusetts

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After more than an hour of discussion last night, the town selectmen of Natick, Massachusetts, voted 4-1 to grant a license to sell cars to Tesla Motors Massachusetts. The local company, which the Selectmen concluded was legally separate from Tesla Motors [NSDQ:TSLA], will operate out of a property on West Central Street in the town. Tesla has

California, Massachusetts Named Most Energy-Efficient States

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California, Massachusetts and Oregon have been named the top-rated states for energy efficiency, while New York, Vermont, Washington, Rhode Island, Connecticut, Minnesota, and Maine rounded out the top ten. That's according to the annual State Energy Efficiency Scorecard report from the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE), a

Massachusetts to Accept Only Waste-Derived Biofuels to Qualify for Mandate for Diesel and Home Heating Oil

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Only biofuels derived from waste feedstocks will initially be considered to qualify as an advanced biofuel to meet the Massachusetts Biofuels Mandate for diesel and home heating oil, according to the plan unveiled by the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (DOER), in coordination with the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs. Massachusetts was the first state in the nation to require biofuel in home heating fuel.

Buyers in seven Northeast states urged to consider electric cars

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New York Marketing New York Auto Show plug-in cars New Jersey Connecticut Massachusetts Rhode Island Vermont New HampshireWhen companies want to sell more of something, they market it. Now, at long last, electric cars are about to get the same treatment. Following an announcement at the New York International Auto Show last week, 16 major automakers are joining forces with seven states to promote sales of electric vehicles to consumers. The Alliance for Automobile.

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Massachusetts Governor Proposes $0.19 Increase in State Fuel Tax to Support Transportation Projects

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As part of a comprehensive reform plan to simplify the Commonwealth of Massachusetts’ transportation system, Governor Deval Patrick is proposing a fuel tax increase of $0.19 That would give Massachusetts the highest gasoline tax in the US, and the fourth highest tax on diesel (behind Hawaii, New York and Connecticut), according to recent figures from the American Petroleum Institute.

This Boston dealer is excited about the electric-car future

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sales dealers Tesla Motors New car sales plug-in cars dealerships MassachusettsA major challenge for electric-car advocates is finding enthusiastic dealers who are willing to put in the effort to explain and promote them. Given the need to educate different staff on a new type of vehicle, explain the associated incentives, and respond to numerous customer questions, electric cars require dealers to invest more time than.

Boston-Power Pursuing $100M in Federal Funds for Li-Ion Plant in Massachusetts; Introduces High-Energy Swing for EVs and PHEVs

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maker of the long-lasting, fast-charging Sonata Li-ion battery for laptops, is planning to build a 455,000 square foot manufacturing facility in Auburn, Massachusetts that would complement its existing China-based operations. Boston-Power, Inc.,

Autonomous Renault Zoe electric car to be tested in Boston by nuTonomy

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Renault Autonomous cars plug-in cars Massachusetts Renault Zoe self-driving carsThe Renault Zoe electric car isn't sold in the U.S., but it will make an appearance on the streets of one U.S. city very soon. The battery-electric subcompact hatchback will serve as an autonomous-driving test bed for nuTonomy, a startup founded by researchers from MIT. The company recently signed a memorandum of understanding with the City of.

Ruling that EPA must regulate carbon emissions: now 10 years old

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April 2 of this year marks the 10th anniversary of the Supreme Court ruling in Massachusetts vs EPA in which the EPA was forced to regulate carbon emissions. Carbon Footprint emissions laws EPA global warming lawsuit climate change carbon dioxide regulation MassachusettsAnniversaries often provide an opportunity to reflect on important past events, review what has happened since, and reflect upon the future.

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Massachusetts sets state GHG emissions limit for 2020 at 25% below 1990 levels, releases plan with additional measures, including Pay As You Drive auto insurance

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Massachusetts Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) Secretary Ian Bowles has set the statewide greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions limit for 2020 required by the Global Warming Solutions Act of 2008 at 25% below 1990 levels, the maximum authorized by the Act, saying that measures already in place will get Massachusetts much of the way toward that goal. Massachusetts already has. Massachusetts Clean Energy and Climate Plan.

Is It A Hybrid Or Electric Car? In Massachusetts, Check The Plate

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These days, unless you’re an ardent fan of hybrid or electric cars, it can be pretty hard to tell them apart from their gasoline equivalents. For the average motorist it isn’t an issue, but for first responders attending the scene of an accident, it’s important to know what a crashed car is powered by. Which is why the state of

Sites of four Northeast hydrogen fueling stations announced by Air Liquide

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New York Infrastructure hydrogen hydrogen fuel cell Connecticut MassachusettsCalifornia is the only U.S. state with substantial hydrogen fueling infrastructure, but now one company is giving the Northeast some attention. Air Liquide plans to open a small network of public hydrogen fueling stations in three Northeastern states by early 2017. The company—which has installed around 75 stations globally—will.

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Why Electric Cars Are Rare Outside CA: Arcane 'Travel Provision' Rule

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New York California California Air Resources Board CARB plug-in cars Zero Emission Vehicle Connecticut MassachusettsThe sparsity of cars with plugs has been one of the biggest frustrations for Northeastern electric-car shoppers and advocates. While California buyers can choose among roughly two dozen different battery-electric and plug-in hybrid offerings, just a handful are available outside the state. And that's despite nine Northeastern states having adopted.

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Folding electric car to go on sale in 2013

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A folding electric car first designed by researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is to go on sale in Europe with prices expected to be in the region of €13,000 ($16,000 US dollars) according to PSFK. Electric cars design electric car Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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Folding car joins Berlin car sharing network

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Electric cars electric car germany Hiroko Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyThe Hiriko electric folding car is to take part in a car sharing project in Berlin.

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Nissan forms another electric car partnership

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Having already established partnerships with Orlando (see article) and Houston (see article) in recent weeks, now it is the turn of the State of Massachusetts to promote the development of an electric vehicle charging [.]. Tags: Electric cars Green cars Latest news Nissan Commonwealth of Massachusetts electric car partnerships electric vehicles Nissan LEAF Renault-Nissan Alliance State of Massachusetts

MIT campus plugs in with new EV charging points

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The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has a reputation for its ground-breaking research particularly in the areas of energy, mechanical engineering and medical technology. Electric cars charge point electric car Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyRecent works have included developments in solar power technology, road infrastructure and electric cars. But now the leading US college is practicing what it preaches by installing electric car recharging infrastructure [.].

Stiffer roads could help cut vehicle emissions

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Civil engineers at the Massachusetts Institute Technology (MIT) used computer modelling to show how the use of stiffer road surfaces could reduce vehicle fuel consumption by as much as 3 per cent-a saving that could add [.]. Latest news car fuel economy Massachusetts Institute of Technology road studyHarder road surfaces could be a secret to boosting the fuel economy of cars, according to a new study.

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Traffic light smartphone cuts fuel use by 20 per cent

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Using smartphone technology could help drivers cut fuel consumption by more than 20 per cent, researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) say. Green credentials Massachusetts Institute of Technology smartphone traffic flow traffic lightsBack in July, the Institute and Princeton University proposed the idea of using a network of smartphones to collect information about traffic signals to be able to tell the driver when [.].

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Lead from petrol still pollutes oceans

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Lead is still pervasive in the environment despite the slow phasing out of leaded fuels, according to new research from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Green credentials atmosphere diesel lead Massachusetts Institute of Technology pollutionLeaded petrol has long been banned in many countries, after it was linked to neurological and cardiovascular illnesses. Now a total of 185 countries have stopped using it, with [.].

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New study: US could store more than 50 years worth of CO2

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The US has enough capacity to store at least a century’s worth of its carbon dioxide emissions from coal-fired power stations in underground saline aquifers, according to new study from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Latest news carbon capture and storage Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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Battery tech may be getting a big solid-state boost soon

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A Woburn, Massachusetts, company may be attracting big name attention for its solid-state technology that it says can withstand higher temperatures and offer higher capacity. For battery makers, producing a stable solid to withstand the rigors of charging and discharging has proved elusive. Ionic Materials said in February that it had secured $65. lithium-ion Battery Heating Battery Life

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Electric delivery vehicles would earn their keep, new study shows

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Many companies may dismiss electric vehicles (EVs) as being too pricey but a new study from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) suggests that many businesses could quickly recoup the initial extra outlay in an EV’s reduced running costs. Green credentials cost electric vehicle Massachusetts Institute of Technology USA

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Weighty cars reduced fuel economy improvements, report finds

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Improvements in the fuel economy of cars is being hindered by the increasing weight and power of cars according to new research by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Latest news emissions gasoline heavy Massachusetts Institute of Technology research weightContrary to common perception, automakers have actually made huge leaps in the fuel efficiency of cars in recent decades through advancements in technology, the Institute reports. [.].

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Pioneer Valley Transit Authority acquires three Proterra electric buses

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The Pioneer Valley Transit Authority (PVTA) in Massachusetts has purchased three 40' Proterra Catalyst FC buses, two fast chargers and one depot charger. Serving 24 member communities that rely upon its fleet of 186 mass transit buses, PVTA is the largest regional transit authority in Massachusetts. PVTA is the second Massachusetts transit agency to acquire Proterra buses.

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Bring your Green Vehicle to Brookline, MA - October 21!

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The Larz Anderson Auto Museum on Sunday October 21, 2012 will be hosting our second annual Green Day: Bringing Technology and People Together through Green Innovations - a family friendly event to promote green driving and living in Massachusetts.

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Bring your Green Vehicle to Brookline, MA - October 21!

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The Larz Anderson Auto Museum on Sunday October 21, 2012 will be hosting our second annual Green Day: Bringing Technology and People Together through Green Innovations - a family friendly event to promote green driving and living in Massachusetts.

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Even supercar maker Lamborghini may go electric, and it's a very cool concept

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Unveiled at Lamborghini's home base in Sant’Agata Bolognese, Italy, the Lamborghini Terzo Millennio Concept is the product of a partnership between the automaker and the Massachusetts. Lamborghini, the Italian purveyor of V10- and V12-powered supercars, has teased a fully electric performance machine for the first time in its 54-year history.

BYD supplying Li-ion batteries for stationary energy storage to Green Charge

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Tom Solar farm to serve Holyoke Gas & Electric in western Massachusetts. Designed to optimize intermittent solar energy and contribute to rate stabilization for Holyoke Gas & Electric customers over the next 20 years, this energy storage project will be the largest utility-scale energy storage installation in Massachusetts. BYD is now supplying Li-ion batteries to Green Charge, an ENGIE Company.

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Fully autonomous vehicle developer Optimus Ride raises $18M in Series A

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Earlier this year, Optimus Ride received approval from MassDOT to test highly automated vehicles in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. In addition, the company signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with MassDOT along with the City of Boston to enable testing of self-driving vehicles on roads and public property in the City of Boston and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, beginning in Raymond L.

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Climate XChange raffling off Tesla Model S or X to raise awareness of carbon pricing

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Climate XChange, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization based in Massachusetts, is raffling off a Tesla Model S or X valued at $110,450 on 31 December with the intention of raising awareness of carbon pricing in a push for economy-wide carbon pricing in the Commonwealth. Climate XChange has joined a formal coalition of environmental, business, and civic organizations in the Massachusetts Campaign for a Clean Energy Future, to establish carbon pricing in Massachusetts.

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Tesla expands Supercharger fast-charging sites into cities for Model 3 owners

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Earlier this month, Tesla opened its first two Supercharger stations in Chicago, Illinois, and Boston, Massachusetts. With the mass-production Model 3 in mind, Tesla has begun to expand its Supercharger fast-charging stations into urban areas. The Chicago site features 10 charging stalls, while the Boston location is equipped with eight stalls. Tesla Motors plug-in cars charging infrastructure Fast Charging Charging stations Tesla Supercharger

nuTonomy to test its self-driving cars on specific public roads in Boston

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Walsh and Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker that direct the development of an on-street testing process. As companies look to begin testing autonomous vehicles, MassDOT will work through the AV Working Group created by Massachusetts Executive Order No.

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Climate resistance grows; 3 states ally to flout Trump, commit to Paris accord

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The newly formed United States Climate Alliance—which so far has support from more than a dozen states including New York, California, and Massachusetts—says it will. Thirteen states, at least 80 mayors, and more than 100 businesses will task themselves to meet ambitious climate-change goals—with or without federal participation.