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Car2go car club heads to Miami

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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-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.

Want A Brand-New 5-Year-Old Toyota Prius Hybrid? Head For Miami

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Believe it or not, the Toyota Prius has been available in the U.S. for over a decade. Aimed at a much more mainstream market than the first two generations of Prius Hybrid, the 2012 Toyota Prius Liftback, 2012 Toyota Prius V, 2012 Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid and 2012 Toyota Prius C offer the best gas mileage of any Toyota hybrid to date. But if

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.

Miami commissioner leads by example

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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

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.

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.

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.).

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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Miami, FL. 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.

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.

Ames Lab team replaces Dysprosium in permanent magnets with Cerium for lower-cost, high performance solution

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Experiments performed at Ames Laboratory by post-doctoral researcher Arjun Pathak, and Mahmud Khan (now at Miami University) demonstrated that the cerium-containing alloy’s intrinsic coercivity—the ability of a magnetic material to resist demagnetization—far exceeds that of dysprosium-containing magnets at high temperatures.

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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.

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.

car2go continues expansion in Canada and the USA

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car2go will officially start operations in Toronto on 30 June; in Calgary on 21 July; and in Miami, Florida on 28 July. For a limited time, people can use a promotion code to receive 30 free minutes of driving time and have the one-time $35 membership fee waived: Codes are TDOT for Toronto, ONWARD for Calgary and HEAT for Miami.

Local Motors debuts first self-driving vehicle using IBM Watson Internet of Things for Automotive

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The vehicle, dubbed “Olli,” will be used on public roads locally in Washington DC, and late in 2016 in Miami-Dade County, Florida and Las Vegas, Nevada.

Chrysler/DOE Ram PHEV project exploring battery life modeling

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Battery packs in use in Los Angeles, Phoenix and Miami had the lowest estimated calendar lives, at 11.8, The RAM plug-in hybrid truck. Click to enlarge.

APTA reports record public transportation usage in US in 2013; growth outpacing population and VMT growth

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Heavy rail in Miami, FL, saw an increase of 10.6% Growth in public transit ridership since 1995 has outpaced population and VMT growth. Data: APTA. Click to enlarge. In 2013, Americans took 10.7

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

NREL study finds Class 8 hybrid trucks delivered 13.7% higher fuel economy than conventional diesels in comparable usage

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Laboratory and in-use fuel economy comparison. Source: NREL. Click to enlarge.

$112.5M awarded to research consortia studying effects of Deepwater Horizon oil spill on Gulf of Mexico

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Member Institutions: Dauphin Island Sea Lab, Florida Institute of Oceanography, Georgia Institute of Technology, Naval Research Laboratory, Norwegian Meteorological Institute, Science Applications International Corporation, University of South Florida, University of West Florida, University of Miami, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. Lead Institution: University of Miami.

Green car hire firm opens first US business

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

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.

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.

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

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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

Forget The Tate Gallery, Artist Turns Tesla Roadster Into Moving Exhibit

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Created as part of Art Basel Miami Beach, taking place between 2-5 December, the Many would argue that the 2011 Tesla Roadster Sport 2.5 is a work of art, with its smooth lines, low profile and breathtaking performance. But one digital artist has taken the Californian electric sports car to a whole new level - by turning one into a work of art.

Electric cars set for streets of London

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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.

DOE to award $30M for research on onboard natural gas storage and at-home refueling; $10M for algal biofuels

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President Obama announced both new programs during a speech on Thursday at the University of Miami. The US Department of Energy (DOE) Advanced Research Projects Agency—Energy (ARPA-E) will make $30 million available for a new research competition in the coming months focused on natural gas vehicles ( DE-FOA-0000672 ). DOE will also make $14 million available ( DE-FOA-0000615 ) to support research and development into biofuels from algae.

Tesla Motors Opens Chicago Store

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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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TomTom launches Congestion Index based on traffic database; congestion levels in 57 cities in North America and Europe

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Miami, 26%. TomTom, the leading supplier of in-car location and navigation products and services, launched its first quarterly Congestion Index. The Index accurately identifies and analyzes traffic congestion in 57 major cities across North America and Europe. The Index is uniquely based on real time travel data captured by vehicles driving along the entire road network within the select cities.

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

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The ten heavy rail systems with the highest first quarter increases in ridership were in the following cities: Cleveland, OH (12.2%); San Francisco, CA (9.7%); Chicago, IL (8.9%); Baltimore, MD (7.8%); Boston, MA (6.4%); Jersey City, NJ (6.1%); New York, NY – MTA New York City Transit (5.6%); Lindenwold, NJ (4.7%); New York, NY – MTA Staten Island Railway (4.5%); and Miami, FL (4.2%). Public transportation ridership rose 5% to nearly 2.7

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.

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.

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

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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.

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

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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.

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

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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.

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

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.

First $300M tranche of VW National ZEV investment targets charging infrastructure; 150kW+ fast charging on highway network

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Chicago, Portland, Boston, Seattle, Philadelphia, Denver, Houston, Miami, and Raleigh—and several highway corridors.

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.