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New York City Transit Authority adding 50 New Flyer buses equipped with Allison H 40 EP systems

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New Flyer and Allison Transmission, the largest global manufacturer of medium- and heavy-duty fully automatic transmissions and a supplier of commercial vehicle propulsion solutions, including electric hybrid and fully electric propulsion systems, will deliver 50 Allison electric hybrid equipped buses to the largest transit authority in the US, New York City Transit (NYCT). More than 10,000 state- and city-owned vehicles operating in New York are powered by Allison.

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New York City awards $3.8M multi-year contract to Envision Solar to purchase EV ARC solar-powered EV chargers

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New York City has issued a three-year contract to purchase Envision Solar International’s EV ARC products. New York City’s first order will be for at least thirty EV ARC units in 2017, making it the largest single order of EV ARC products in the company’s history. The first units purchased through this contract were delivered earlier in May and were featured at the City’s 29 th Annual Fleet Show at the Unisphere in Flushing Meadows.

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Toyota to demo Prius Plug-In Hybrid Vehicles in New York City

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TMS) announced that New York City will join the company’s US Prius Plug-in Hybrid vehicle (PHV) demonstration program. Five new Prius Plug-in Hybrid vehicles (PHVs) will be used on city streets as part of Toyota’s partnership with the New York City Department of Transportation (NYCDOT) and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. Toyota Motor Sales, USA, Inc.

Fluid Truck orders 40 additional electric trucks from Lightning eMotors; supporting IKEA last-mile delivery in NYC

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Fluid Truck has ordered 40 additional electric delivery trucks from Lightning eMotors for its New York City fleet. These vehicles will be utilized by XPO Logistics and NAL Group in their support of IKEA Retail US last-mile delivery efforts.

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NYC Goes EV

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Will Electric Cars Give New York a Charge? From the article: ‘The New York study anticipates that by 2015, electric vehicle prices should decline because of reduced battery costs, that there will be a sufficient supply of electric vehicles to purchase, and that consumers will take advantage of the existing federal tax credit of $7,500 for new electric cars. Will Electric Cars Give New York a Charge? Imagine it is 2013 in New York City.

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Allison Transmission’s eGen Flex electric hybrid solution introduced in NYC Transit buses

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Allison Transmission’s eGen Flex, its next generation electric hybrid propulsion solution ( earlier post ), will be put into revenue service at New York City Transit (NYCT) in May.

Ford Hybrids Prove Durability By Racking Up Most Taxi Miles

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If you want to wring out your new car and test exactly how durable it is, never mind taking it to Death Valley or testing above the Arctic Circle. Just put it in service as a street taxi in any big city. New York City, maybe, or San Francisco. That's just what Ford has done with its hybrid vehicles, first the Escape Hybrid crossover and more

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New York State adjusts EV rebate program, adds $30M

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An additional $30 million is now available through New York State’s Drive Clean Rebate program to encourage more consumers to lease or purchase an all-electric car or plug-in hybrid electric vehicle. More than 37,000 EV rebates, totaling more than $54 million, have already been provided under the Drive Clean Rebate program, which is administered by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA). 200 miles or more. 40 - 199 miles.

New York to test and evaluate 5 New Flyer Xcelsior CHARGE electric buses

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The New York City Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), acting through the New York City Transit Authority (NYCT), will launch its electric bus test and evaluation program of five Xcelsior CHARGE battery-electric, forty-foot heavy-duty transit buses. The MTA will use program results to refine and develop requirements for future electric bus procurements, and to also ensure buses are fully able to meet the rigors of operating in New York City.

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Careful Bus deploys school buses in NYC outfitted with XL hybrid systems

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XL recently completed a successful pilot deployment of school buses with Careful Bus Company in New York City outfitted with the XL hybrid system. The system, which was installed on five of the company’s standard Ford E-Series vehicles in just a few hours, is expected to increase miles driven per gallon by 25% and improve brake life, while decreasing CO 2 emissions by 20%.

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Con Edison, Lion and Posi-Plus developing all-electric bucket truck

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If this initiative is successful, the bucket truck will be integrated as part of Con Edison’s fleet of trucks that maintains the overhead electric system in New York City and Westchester County, N.Y.

Study finds NYC Clean Air Taxi rules successful in cutting pollution

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New York City Clean Air Taxi rules are successful in cutting emissions and reducing air pollution, [link] to a new study by researchers at the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health and Drexel University. They also found these emission reductions were associated with decreases in concentrations of pollutants in the city’s air.

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Polestar taking production orders for Polestar 2 electric fastback

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Torque is 487 ft-lb (660 N·m), and the target range is 275 miles. 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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GM’s Maven car-sharing reaches 1M miles driven in <4 months; Boston, Chicago, and DC joining lineup

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In less than four months, Maven, General Motors’ personal mobility brand ( earlier post ), has grown to five markets: New York City, Ann Arbor, Mich., Maven members have driven more than one million miles. In Chicago, the Maven City car sharing program is now in operation, with pricing starting at $8 an hour including insurance and fuel. Registered customers use the Maven app to reserve one of 30 vehicles at more than 15 sites throughout the city.

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NYC DCAS to expand use of renewable diesel in city vehicles

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This move is part of the City’s efforts to phase out its use of regular diesel. The City plans to bid a long-term contract to purchase renewable diesel following a successful six-month demonstration period in which the City tested nearly one million gallons of renewable diesel in City fleet vehicles. Each year, City fleet units use up to 17 million gallons of diesel that could be displaced through this initiative.

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NYC study of actual fuel economy of fleet finds hybrids more fuel efficient as compared to conventional vehicles than expected

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Using telematics, NYC Fleet, part of New York City’s Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS), recently analyzed actual fuel economy in its hybrid and non-hybrid vehicles and compared it to the EPA ratings for each make and model. These units traveled more than 18 million miles in this period with half the mileage using hybrid vehicles and the other half non-hybrids.

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AMPLY Power & Logan Bus announce 2-year demo project of charging-as-a service for fleets; 5 electric school buses

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Pioneering methods to accelerate electric fleet adoption, AMPLY Power will demonstrate and document its Charging-as-a-Service approach for an all-electric school bus fleet in New York City.

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GM Maven expanding car-sharing operations in NYC

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GM’s Maven is expanding operations in New York City with more than 80 Maven City car-sharing vehicles available throughout Manhattan for hourly or daily reservations. Maven has now rolled out in 17 cities across North America and its members have covered more than 125 million miles. Maven will continue to expand into the boroughs and throughout the city. Maven eliminates the need to own a car in New York City.

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LA Metro and Via Join partner to offer shared rides to select transit stations; $1.35M grant

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The project is funded in part by the largest federal grant of its kind—a $1.35-million grant from the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) for advanced technology to help bridge the first/last mile gap. The new Metro-Via service will be shared, affordable, on-demand, dynamic, accessible, and integrated enabling the use of either a credit card or a TAP account.

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Cadillac embarks on first hands-free cross-country highway drive with Super Cruise

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A group of stakeholders and media will put the power of Super Cruise technology to the test in twelve Super Cruise-equipped Cadillac CT6 vehicles, which departed from Cadillac House in New York City and will travel to Los Angeles, California. Super Cruise is Cadillac’s driver assistance feature which enables hands-free, driver-assisted operation on 130,000 miles of limited access, divided freeways in the US.

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Tesla Model S Road Trip Ends Without A Hitch In NYC

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Tesla Model S-driving trio Peter Soukup, Tina Thomas and Luba Roytburd successfully arrived in New York City after almost five thousand miles of driving coast-to-coast. After starting in Portland, Oregon on December 26, the team drove down the West Coast, before cutting across Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Louisiana, Alabama Well, they made it!

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Daimler begins deliveries of electric FUSO eCanter; UPS first commercial customer; NGO fleets

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Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation (MFTBC), part of Daimler Trucks, celebrated the global launch of the FUSO eCanter ( earlier post ) in New York City. FUSO also announced the company’s first US commercial partner for the eCanter: UPS will place three of the new electric trucks into its fleet. In comparison with a conventional diesel truck, it offers savings up to €1,000 (US$1,181) per 10,000 kilometers (6,214 miles) on operating costs.

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Lucid Motors opening 20 sales and service locations in N America through 2021

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Los Angeles Studios: Located at 9022 Wilshire Blvd in Beverly Hills, CA, and at Westfield Century City in Century City, CA. Miami Studio: Located at Brickell City Centre in Miami, FL. New York City Studio: Located in the Meatpacking District, NY.

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INRIX: congestion costs each American 97 hours, $1,348 a year

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published the 2018 Global Traffic Scorecard that identified and ranked congestion and mobility trends in more than 200 cities, across 38 countries. 155 hours) ranked as the most congested two cities in the US—more than 15 hours per year more than the next most congested cities, Chicago (138 hours) and Seattle (138 hours). 2,161), Seattle ($1,932), Chicago ($1,920) and New York City ($1,859). INRIX, Inc.

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GM expands Maven carsharing to Denver, LA and San Francisco

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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. More than 13,000 members have joined Maven and have traveled 28 million miles. The average Maven City trip is 100 miles, and more than 12 hours.

Lightning Systems battery-electric heavy-duty Ford Transit showing 61 MPGe city, 66 MPGe highway

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Lightning Systems, a global developer of zero-emissions solutions for commercial fleets, is taking its new Ford Transit LightningElectric model ( earlier post ) on the road, showcasing the recently released vehicle efficiency ratings of 61 MPGe on in-town routes and 66 MPGe on highway. The westbound tour will end at the Advanced Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo in Long Beach, California, while the eastbound tour culminates at the 30 th Annual Equipment & Vehicle Show in Queens, New York.

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GM’s Maven and Uber to pilot flexible car-sharing offer

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Maven recently expanded its Maven City car sharing to Los Angeles. In nine months, Maven has grown to nine markets: Ann Arbor, Michigan, Baltimore, Boston, Chicago, Detroit, Los Angeles, New York City, San Francisco, and Washington, D.C., Maven members have now driven more than 23 million miles through more than 12,000 reservations. Maven, General Motors’ personal mobility brand, and Uber Technologies, Inc.,

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Traveling Finnish sauna touring US to use Neste renewable diesel on the West Coast

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Throughout 2017, a fully-functional Finnish sauna on wheels will travel 12,000 miles across the US. Follow the Traveling Sauna on social media (@travelingsauna, @nestecorp, @NesteUS), and track its journey through Houston, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, New York City, and 17 other US locations. Neste’s low-carbon drop-in renewable diesel called Neste MY Renewable Diesel will be used to fuel the truck carrying the sauna while traveling along the UUS West Coast.

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Wind Explorer EV crosses Australia for less than $15 of electricity; kite-assisted

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The vehicle produced virtually zero emissions during the 3,000 mile (4,828 km) Australian journey, a distance roughly 200 miles (322 km) further than from New York City to Los Angeles. The Wind Explorer took advantage of crosswinds by using large, steerable kites to cover hundreds of miles. The Wind Explorer was constructed from Evonik’s ROHACELL sandwich carbon fiber, reducing the body’s weight to allow the vehicle to travel hundreds of miles by kite.

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GHSA: absent traffic jams, many drivers getting more reckless

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State police in Florida and Iowa are reporting drivers going 20 to 40 miles over the posted speed limit. In New York City, despite far fewer vehicles on the road, the city's automated speed cameras issued 24,765 speeding tickets citywide on 27 March—nearly double the 12,672 tickets issued daily a month earlier.

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Amtrak invests $2.4B for next-gen Alstom Avelia high-speed trainsets and infrastructure upgrades

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The Northeast Corridor (NEC) line covers roughly 730 km (457 miles). The new trainsets will operate along the Washington – New York – Boston Northeast Corridor initially at speeds up to 160 mph (258 km/h) and will be capable of speeds up to 186 mph (300 km/h) and thus will be able to take advantage of future NEC infrastructure improvements. The new trainset will be able to carry up to 33% more passengers than the current Acela trains.

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GM Maven introduces monthly offering for members; vehicles include the Chevrolet Tahoe and Chevrolet Volt

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Maven, General Motors’ personal mobility brand, has expanded its offerings to include a new monthly service, Maven Reserve. Maven members pay a monthly fee to reserve a new GM vehicle loaded with technology for 28 days. Maven Reserve is available now in Los Angeles and San Francisco with plans to expand to other cities. Since launching in October 2016, Maven City car sharing in Los Angeles has experienced an average monthly member growth of 56%.

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UPS, NYSERDA project to convert UPS diesel delivery trucks to electric; UES 225 kW switched reluctance motor

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UPS and the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) announced that new technology will be developed to convert UPS package delivery vehicles from diesel to electric. If successful, the Bronx-based project is expected to bring a production version of the converted truck to the streets of New York City by Spring 2018. uniqueEV can be provided as a kit or as a complete chassis for use on existing vehicles or new builds.

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Frito-Lay to Deploy 21 Electric Delivery Trucks in 2010, 155 More in 2011

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The trucks, designed by Smith Electric Vehicles, generate zero tailpipe emissions and operate for up to 100 miles on a single charge. New York will be the first of three cities in the US, along with Columbus, Ohio and Ft Worth, Texas, where Frito-Lay will be piloting electric trucks on regular daily routes. An initial 5 electric trucks all begin routes in New York City this month. Frito-Lay will deploy 21 electric delivery trucks this year.

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Visteon heat pump system for hybrid and electric vehicles

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This heat pump system consumes about 50% less power and can extend the number of miles driven on a battery charge by 30%. This electric vehicle data compares Visteon’s heat pump system to an electric heater during a New York City drive cycle at -10 °C. Visteon Corporation has developed a heat pump system that effectively utilizes ambient air and ancillary heat to improve cabin conditioning for hybrid and electric vehicles.

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Motiv Power Systems delivering 7 electric walk-in vans to USPS as part of CARB program; deployment in Central Valley

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Motiv’s electric step vans have a range of up to 90 miles with a top speed of 60 mph; battery packs are available in 106 kWh or 127 kWh configurations. The USPS has a long history of testing electric vehicles for city delivery; the first known test of an electric vehicle for mail collection was in Buffalo, New York on 2 July 1899. Our all-electric EPIC chassis have accumulated 500,000 real-world miles and are ideally suited to the USPS vehicle route characteristics.

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Volvo XC40 Recharge and Polestar 2: EV cousins offer different takes on “premium”

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Starting in 2016, the Swedish brand has included plug-in hybrid versions of pretty much every new vehicle it sells in the US. . Where it falls down is its EPA-rated range: a mere 208 miles. We logged energy consumption at 41 kWh per 100 miles.

Study puts total automobile air emissions costs in 86 metro areas in US at $145M/day

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A new study published in the journal Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board estimates total automobile air emission costs in 86 US metropolitan areas to be US$145 million/day, with Los Angeles, California, and New York City (each US$23 million per day) having the highest totals. per vehicle mile traveled.

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Berkeley study finds self-driving electric taxi fleets in Manhattan would deliver significant cost and environmental benefits

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Using models they built and data from more than 10 million taxi trips in New York City, they found that the cost of service provided by a fleet of shared automated electric vehicles (SAEVs) would be $0.29-$0.61 The minimum fleet size falls to 6,470 vehicles at battery ranges of 70 miles and greater. The standard now is 200 miles.

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

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Level 2 charging will provide for a charging speed up to 20-25 miles of driving range per hour, which would allow drivers to fully charge their electric vehicles at their home or workplace. Approximately 75% of the new charging station sites will be located at workplaces, with the remainder at apartment buildings, condominiums and other multi-family properties.

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DOT to provide nearly $745M in rail funding for upgrades and construction in Northeast Corridor; enabling higher speed trains

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million to upgrade electrical systems and tracks between Trenton, NJ and New York City, resulting in improved on-time performance and reliability, and an initial increase in top operating speeds up to 160 mph and future maximum speeds of 186 mph. million will alleviate major delays for trains coming in and out of Manhattan with new routes that allow Amtrak trains to bypass the busiest passenger rail junction in the nation.

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NY launches first EV charging station installation rebate initiative for public and private locations; $5M available

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New York Governor Andrew M. Administered by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), the new Charge Ready NY initiative provides a $4,000 rebate per charging port for public or private employers, building owners, municipalities and non-profit organizations to install Level 2 charging stations. Level 2 stations provide up to 25 miles of electric range to cars for each hour they are charging.

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