New Flyer completes 1,150 mile in-service demonstration of the Xcelsior battery-electric bus for Miami-Dade Transit

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The two-week demonstration, concluded on 21 January, resulted in more than 1,150 in-service miles and more than 1,800 passenger rides on 11 different service routes throughout Miami-Dade County.

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Miami-Dade County orders 29 more hydraulic hybrid refuse trucks featuring Parker’s RunWise System

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Miami-Dade County, Fla., Miami-Dade’s repeat orders prove that this technology works and continues to cut costs and reduce emissions for the county. We are encouraged by the positive feedback on RunWise’s environmental and operational results from Miami-Dade, which is among more than 30 other municipalities across the US benefiting from our technology.

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Car2go car club heads to Miami

Green Cars News

Yet another US city is to benefit from the rising phenomenon that is the car2go car club-this time it’s Miami. On Saturday (July 28), the East Coast city welcomed 240 smart fortwo vehicles which make up its new car club service-a flexible car hire system where customers can pay by the minute for the use [.]. smart car club smart fortwo USA

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Miami commissioner leads by example

Green Cars News

Some might call the idea a little insular, but no-one could accuse Miami Commissioner Marc Sarnoff of not practising what he preaches. Recently the commissioner urged Miami natives to ‘buy American’ and now he has traded in his foreign car - a Smart car - for a new Ford Fusion Hybrid. Tags: Ford Green cars Latest news Ford Fusion Hybrid Go Green Buy American Marc Sarnoff Miami Commissioner

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Lehr to introduce propane-fueled outboard engine at the Miami International Boat Show

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Lehr, Inc., a company that patented the use of propane canisters to fuel small engines, is introducing the first OEM marine outboard engines that run on propane.

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Parker and Autocar receive follow-on order for 29 refuse trucks with RunWise series hydraulic hybrid drive system

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Miami-Dade County in south Florida has placed a follow-on order for 29 Autocar E3 refuse trucks featuring Parker Hannifin’s RunWise series hydraulic hybrid technology. Miami-Dade used funding from the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to purchase 15 of the vehicles as part of the National Clean Diesel Campaign’s Emerging Technologies List.

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Academy Bus orders 6 New Flyer electric buses for Columbia University

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Utilizing almost 1,200 buses across 18 locations from Boston to Miami, the company maintains a diverse set of service in charter, commuter, and casino operations. Academy Express, LLC has awarded New Flyer a contract for six Xcelsior CHARGE battery-electric, forty-foot heavy-duty transit buses complete with three charging stations.

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Green car hire firm opens first US business

Green Cars News

Independent rental company, Total Auto Rent has acquire the franchise for Florida and will commence operations at both Miami international airport and down[.].

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Electric cars set for streets of London

Green Cars News

Other cities named in the preliminary calendar are Rome, Los Angeles, Miami, Beijing, Putrajaya, Buenos Aires and Rio de Janeiro. London has been chosen as one of the potential hosts of the Formula E Championship which will see an array of electric Formula cars take to the streets.

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At Twice the Cost of a Tesla, Who Bought $225K 2011 Chevy Volt?

All Cars Electric

A fancy apartment in Miami Beach, aka the ground zero of the housing market? What will $225,000 buy you? How about a McLaren MP4-12C supercar, capable of 0-60mph in 3.4 seconds? Or perhaps a used luxury yacht from the auction site eBay? These are the kind of purchases most people would dream of if they had a spare $225k sitting in a bank

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Wärtsilä to provide engines, emissions control and navigational control for new Virgin Voyages cruise ship fleet

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Florida based Virgin Voyages’ cruise operations will commence in 2020 from Miami with the delivery of the first of these three ships. Wärtsilä has been contracted to provide a comprehensive scope of solutions for three new 2800 passenger cruise vessels being built for Virgin Voyages. The ships will be built at the Fincantieri shipyard in Italy.

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Tesla Motors Opens Chicago Store

All Cars Electric

Since then, they have opened stores in Colorado, Monaco, Miami and now Chicago. When Tesla Motors received a cash infusion from Daimler for less than 10% of their shares, one of their objectives was to begin opening more stores in key markets around the world. Per the press release linked below, Tesla's Chicago store, located at 1053 W Grand

EPA places Parker Hannifin hydraulic hybrid technology on emerging technologies list

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Eleven trucks have been purchased by the Cities of Hialeah, Miami and Miami Dade County. RunWise features a cradle design for packaging mechanical, hydraulic, and electrical components to facilitate installation, testing, and servicing. Click to enlarge.

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World's largest solar powered boat reaches Cancun for climate change conference

National Green Transportation

Last week they arrived in Miami for a promotional stop, and they are now in Cancun for the UN Climate Change Do you like this story? The TÛRANOR PlanetSolar is a large 100% solar powered "multi-hull" catamaran boat that's on an around the world trip.

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World's largest solar powered boat reaches Cancun for climate change conference

National Green Transportation

Last week they arrived in Miami for a promotional stop, and they are now in Cancun for the UN Climate Change Do you like this story? The TÛRANOR PlanetSolar is a large 100% solar powered "multi-hull" catamaran boat that's on an around the world trip.

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World's largest solar powered boat reaches Cancun for climate change conference

National Green Transportation

Last week they arrived in Miami for a promotional stop, and they are now in Cancun for the UN Climate Change The TÛRANOR PlanetSolar is a large 100% solar powered "multi-hull" catamaran boat that's on an around the world trip.

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Ford Study: Gas Mileage Number One Criteria For New Car Buyers

Green Car Reports

That’s changed, according to a Ford-sponsored study into the car-buying decisions of Miami residents. Once upon a time, car-buyers looked for new cars based on the size of the trunk, the appointment of the interior and how comfortable the seats were. Gas mileage, while an influencing factor, was way down the list. According to Ford’s

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We Are ALL Tongan

Creative Greenius

The idyllic island kingdom of Tonga. My friend Elizabeth is from the South Pacific Island Kingdom of Tonga, an exotic locale long fixed in my memory with images of Polynesian paradise. Tonga has sadly been in the news lately after an inter-island ferry sank on August 5 drowning over 70 people.

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Valeo Cruise4U car sets off on 13,000-mile partially automated drive across US

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In partially automated driving mode, the trip will include stops in Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Seattle, Chicago, Detroit, Boston, New York, Miami, San Antonio and San Diego.

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Tesla Model S 'Get Amped' Tour: 5,000 Test Drives In Sight

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From Los Angeles to Toronto, from Miami to Seattle, Tesla has been taking a fleet of its new 2012 Model S sedans around the country to offer short test drives to 5,000 current depositors and potential owners. Those individuals have to be patient as the company slowly ramps up production of the all-electric luxury sport sedan, following delivery of

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Nissan expands “No Charge to Charge” program expands to 10 new US markets

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Miami. Nissan has expanded its “No Charge to Charge” program to 10 new markets, continuing the push to provide LEAF owners with no-cost public charging. The program offers new LEAF buyers free public charging for the first two years of ownership The 10 new markets are: Charleston, S.C. Charlotte, N.C. Colorado Springs/Pueblo, Colo. Greenville/Spartanburg/Asheville/Anderson, N.C./S.C. Jacksonville, Fla. Milwaukee. Palm Springs, Fla. Portland/Auburn, Ore. Tampa/St. Petersburg/Sarasota, Fla.

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Walmart pilot-testing grocery deliveries with Uber, Lyft and Deliv

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This is in addition to a quiet Sam’s Club pilot that started in March with Deliv involving delivery of general merchandise and grocery for business members in Miami. Walmart will begin pilot-testing a last-mile grocery-delivery test through services such as Uber, Lyft and Deliv. Walmart will start with tests of grocery delivery through Uber and Lyft in Denver and one other market.

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Electrify America to install 2,800 charging stations at workplaces and multi-unit dwellings across US

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Workplace and multi-unit dwelling charging stations will be installed in six California metropolitan areas—Fresno, Los Angeles, Sacramento, San Diego, San Francisco and San Jose—as well as in Boston, Chicago, Denver, Houston, Miami, New York City, Philadelphia, Portland, Raleigh, Seattle and Washington, DC.

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Summer Update

Plug In Partners

Roger Duncan gives Campaign Update The Plug-In Partners National Campaign has now been underway for six months. We would like to take this opportunity to report on our efforts to demonstrate to automakers that a market for plug-in hybrid vehicles exists in the United States today.

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Autocar commercially launches E3 hydraulic hybrid refuse truck

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Commercial launch is the culmination of a testing and validation program, and follows the successful implementation of a pre-production E3 fleet that is in service in the greater Miami area. The E3 in Miami. Autocar commercially launched the E3 Advanced Series Hybrid cab/chassis at Waste Expo 2011.

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Parker Hannifin and Autocar Deliver Hydraulic Hybrid Refuse Vehicles to Florida Communities

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Parker Hannifin Corporation, in partnership with Autocar, delivered hydraulic hybrid refuse vehicles to three South Florida municipalities ( earlier post ): City of Miami, the City of Hialeah, and Miami-Dade County.

Karma using independent dealers and company centers for launch or Revero plug-in hybrid

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Karma Miami. Karma Automotive’s planned distribution strategy will use both independent dealers and also company owned brand-experience centers to sell and service the new high-end Revero plug-in hybrid. The company said it has been curating best-in-class dealers in key markets in preparation for the Revero going on sale later this year.

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South Florida Communities Purchase 11 Hydraulic Hybrid Refuse Trucks with Parker Hannifin System

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The Florida communities of Hialeah, Miami-Dade County, and the City of Miami are purchasing 11 Autocar E3 refuse trucks fitted with parker Hannifin’s RunWise hydraulic hybrid technology. Earlier post.) Delivery is expected in mid-year 2010. RunWise features proprietary software that allows for seamless shifting and smoother braking, improving drivability. During a full month of testing in South Florida, the RunWise system registered a 72% improvement in fuel efficiency.

Car Charging Group raises $6M

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Headquartered in Miami Beach, FL with offices in San Jose, CA; New York, NY; and Phoenix, AZ; CarCharging’s business model is designed to accelerate the adoption of public EV charging. Car Charging Group, Inc., the largest owner, operator, and provider of electric vehicle (EV) charging services, closed an offering and raised net proceeds of up to $6 million with current institutional shareholders. The offering consisted of convertible preferred securities with a conversion price of $0.70

Schaeffler to show 48V mild-hybrid SUV concept at NAIAS; phase 2 of development meets 2025 CAFE

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Upcoming performances will be in Miami on March 4 and Long Beach in April 2015. At the 2015 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit in January, Schaeffler will show the second phase of its concept car that meets 2025 CAFE requirements, including its mild hybridization with a 48-volt system. Earlier post.). The vehicle is based on a modern, all-wheel-drive, midsize SUV with an automatic transmission.

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Azure Dynamics signs HEV/EV sales/service agreements with 76 additional dealerships

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Azure previously announced dealerships in major markets including Boston, Los Angeles, Edmonton, Miami, Milwaukee, Minneapolis, San Antonio and Toronto. Azure Dynamics Corporation has signed agreements with 76 additional dealerships to represent Azure’s products including the Transit Connect Electric and the Balance Hybrid Electric in key markets across North America. The new agreements bring the total number of dealerships in the Azure program to 103.

LPG Ford Transit Connect Taxis going into service in Hong Kong

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Ford Motor Company has added Hong Kong to the list of global cities served by its Transit Connect Taxi, among them New York City, Chicago, Miami and Los Angeles.

NRG eVgo expanding national fast charging network (corrected)

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Future expansion of the network will include major corridors, including San Diego to Seattle, and Miami to Boston. NRG eVgo, a subsidiary of NRG Energy, Inc. it expanding its Fast Charger network from its current 10 national markets to more than 25 over the next two years. Currently, the company has 245 fast chargers in its national network, including a mix of SAE Combo and CHAdeMO connectors. Tesla owners that buy a $500 adapter can use NRG eVgo CHAdeMO stations.).

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Hertz introduces the Tesla Model S to expanding US Dream Cars lineup

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Hertz Dream Cars, offered in 35 markets including Los Angeles, Miami and Las Vegas, include: Aston Martin V8 Vantage. The Hertz Corporation has expanded its Dream Cars offering with the introduction of the all-electric Tesla Model S in the US. With the expansion, Dream Cars consumers in select markets are now able to rent both the Tesla Model S and Tesla Roadster, along with a variety of other high-end performance vehicles, from Ferrari to Lamborghini to Porsche and Mercedes Benz.

Testing by recreational marine industry suggests up to 16.1% blends of isobutanol can be used in marine engines

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At the Miami Boat Show, Bombardier Recreational Products (BRP) reported. A consortium of leading organizations from the recreational marine industry has completed more than four years of testing Gevo’s. renewable isobutanol in marine engines. Results from the thousands of hours of testing suggest that isobutanol blends of up to 16.1% can be used in marine engines without deterioration of engine or boat performance.

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Audi envisages the fuel stop of the future

Green Cars News

One of the highlights of this month’s Design Miami exhibition, Audi’s ‘e-den’ installation would make recharging an electric car feel like a luxury experience. Audi has presented its vision of what it could be like to recharge one of its future e-tron electric cars. Designed by Mirko Borsche, the e-den is intended to highlight the [.]. Audi e-den E-Tron electric vehicle fuel recharge station

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GM: Let's Hash Out Open Plug-In Car Standards

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Audi launches premium vehicle-sharing service exclusively for residents of select properties

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LUMINA by Tishman Speyer, San Francisco’s largest luxury condominium project currently under construction, will be the first residential community on the West Coast to offer the service, while the Four Seasons Residences in Miami will offer the service on the East Coast. Audi of America is launching “ Audi at home ”, a premium, collaborative vehicle sharing initiative that provides residences of select properties a new way to experience the Audi brand.

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Most Hybrid Cities In America

Hybrid SUV Blog

Miami. I made my first trip to San Francisco this week and although I expected to see a higher percentage of hybrid cars compared to most Midwest cities, I was really surprised.

Parker’s hydraulic hybrid systems approaching 1M miles of operation

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Miami-Dade County in south Florida has been operating Autocar E3 refuse trucks equipped Parker''s RunWise technology for several years, and placed a significant follow-on order for more vehicles, which were delivered and placed in service in September 2013. Parker Hannifin Corporation announced that its fleet of Autocar E3 refuse trucks equipped with Parker’s hydraulic hybrid RunWise Advanced Series Hybrid Drive System ( earlier post ) is approaching one million miles of operation.

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