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OSU study: Low-income, black neighborhoods still hit hard by air pollution

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Disease-causing air pollution remains high in pockets of America, particularly those where many low-income and African-American people live, according to research presented at the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association in New York.


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Neighborhood Electric Vehicle: Dead or Alive?

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Does the neighborhood electric vehicle have a place in today's high-speed electric car world? I think it does, and even has the potential to save lives

Researchers Ask: If We Build Walkable Neighborhoods, Will People Walk?

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A team at the University of Alberta (Canada) is studying the factors that influence the decisions made by key stakeholders involved in neighborhood development. Researcher Marianne Clark in the Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation interviewed 17 stakeholders in neighborhood development, including public health and municipal employees, city councilors, and private sector stakeholders including land developers and food retailers.

Episode Of 'Mister Rogers' Neighborhood' Features Electric Cars

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Fred Rogers covered many topics on his eponymous children's television show, and it turns out one of them was electric cars. Mister Rogers" test drove an electric car during an episode that originally aired in 1981. That was a long time before the rise of modern electric cars and substantial public charging networks, but there was still some. Television plug-in cars kids Children

UK Auto Industry Backs Diesel After Parking Surcharge In London Neighborhood

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Diesel cars have dominated Europe for decades, but recently a major backlash against them has started to brew. Politicians and advocacy groups in several European countries are taking strong steps to limit or eliminate older, dirtier diesels, over concerns of negative health effects from their particulate emissions. MORE: UK Official Says. Green Europe London UK air pollution diesel particulate filter (DPF) emissions transportation policy

The Net-Zero Neighborhood: Advanced Energy Storage and Highly Efficient Photovoltaics Take Transportation Off the Gasoline Grid and Residential Off the Electric Grid

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In a special presentation yesterday at the “ Beyond Lithium Ion: Computational Perspectives ” conference held at Argonne National Laboratory, Dr. Gil Weigand of Oak Ridge National Laboratory outlined his vision of a critical solution to the energy, climate and ensuing national security threats facing the US: the Net-Zero Neighborhood (NZN). The Net-Zero Neighborhood. Net-Zero Neighborhoods. An Energy Plan Only A Scientist Could Love or Net-Zero Neighborhoods or ?

Polaris Updates GEM Low-Speed Electric Vehicles

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Fitting into the class of "neighborhood electric vehicles," GEM products feature all-electric powertrains, but aren't substantial enough to be used in all circumstances that highway-capable cars. neighborhood electric vehicles (NEVs) plug-in cars PolarisThe company GEM has specialized in small, low-speed electric vehicles for more than 15 years; at one point during its life it was even owned by Chrysler.

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India's new four-door Mahindra Reva e2o electric car to be exported

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India Mahindra neighborhood electric vehicles (NEVs) plug-in cars revaIndian automaker Mahindra is little known in the U.S., but it is one of the larger players in its home market. Mahindra's Indian-market lineup is mostly made up of trucks and SUVs, but it also sells the tiny Reva e2o electric car. It recently unveiled a new four-door hatchback version, called the e2o Plus, that will be sold alongside the existing.

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Is An Electric Scoot Quad (Nee Renault Twizy) Car-Sharing's Urban Future?

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Car Sharing neighborhood electric vehicles (NEVs) san francisco plug-in cars Startups 2012 Renault TwizyIn San Francisco, driving a bight-red tandem two-seat electric Renault Twizy gets you noticed--by everyone from sweet little old ladies to skate punks. Even on Castro Street. On Halloween. We spent a weekend with the low-speed electric vehicle, which is just being added to the Scoot Networks fleet of electric scooters on a test basis. DON'T MISS.

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China to regulate, rein in low-speed electric cars used in rural areas

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China neighborhood electric vehicles (NEVs) plug-in cars transportation policyChina overtook the U.S. last year to become the world's largest market for electric cars. But a large portion of the vehicles included in Chinese new-car sales tallies are low-speed electric vehicles that would not meet U.S. standards for highway-capable cars. Now Chinese regulators are paying more attention to these vehicles. CHECK OUT: China To.

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China Built 25,000 Electric Cars & Plug-In Hybrids In June Alone

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China sales neighborhood electric vehicles (NEVs) plug-in cars New Energy VehicleThe Chinese vehicle market is now the world's largest, and has been for a few years now. And the country's government-industrial complex has ambitious plans to dominate global production of plug-in electric vehicles, both for reasons of competitiveness and as one effort to start to reduce its endemic and hazardous air pollution. DON'T MISS: Will.

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Life with Renault Twizy: electric bopping around Bermuda

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Renault neighborhood electric vehicles (NEVs) plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) 2012 Renault TwizyI well remember the first time I saw a Renault Twizy. Wandering along the Champs Elysees in Paris in the spring of 2012, I happened upon a Renault showroom hosting an electric car extravaganza. Amid flashing lights, blasting techno music, and vamping supermodels sat a couple of Renault Zoes, the then-new electric subcompact. DON'T MISS: Is An.

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Tesla Not Disruptive, Future Is Tiny Electric 'Golf Carts': Harvard Scholar

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Future Cars research neighborhood electric vehicles (NEVs) Tesla Motors plug-in carsFriday's the day we use for the stranger and more oddball stories in our lineup, and one of the more unusual we've seen in a while comes from Harvard University. It's an article--actually a handful of articles--covering research by a scholar of "disruption" who argues that Silicon Valley startup carmaker Tesla Motors isn't disruptive. Instead, he.

Wheego Electric Cars Fade From Market; China Is The Future, Company Says

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Wheego Whip neighborhood electric vehicles (NEVs) plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Wheego Electric Cars Wheego LiFeWith hundreds of thousands of plug-in electric cars from established automakers (and Tesla) on North American roads, most earlier startup carmakers have now largely faded away. One is Wheego Electric Cars, which took the same approach as Coda: Adapt a Chinese-built vehicle with a battery pack and electric running gear installed in the U.S. Wheego.

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GreenTech Auto shutters its doors, closes Mississippi factory

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China neighborhood electric vehicles (NEVs) plug-in cars Startups GreenTech AutomotiveThe harsh reality of high costs and the inexorable heft of the auto industry have claimed another electric-car startup. GreenTech Automotive opened a plant in Mississippi in 2014, first saying it would manufacture a small, two-seat electric vehicle called the MyCar there. It later struck a deal with Chinese automaker JAC Motors to develop an.

Cue Kandi Store Jokes: Small Electric Car Goes On Sale In China

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China neighborhood electric vehicles (NEVs) plug-in cars New Energy Vehicle Kandi Technologies Group operates a car-sharing service in China that dispenses electric cars from vending machines. But now it plans to move into retail sales. So it looks like the Kandi Machine will soon be followed by the Kandi Store. Amid booming electric-car sales in China, Kandi will reportedly move beyond simply renting its small electric.

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China To Top U.S. Electric-Car Sales? Why Stats Don't Compare

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China sales neighborhood electric vehicles (NEVs) New car sales plug-in cars new energy vehicles Not all electric vehicles are created the same--and that''s an important point to keep in mind when you read stories about how China''s electric-car market is set to overtake that of the U.S. Last year, roughly 118,000 battery-electric and plug-in hybrid cars were sold in the U.S. In China, monthly electric-car sales passed those of the U.S.

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Renault Twizy low-speed electric car comes to Canada

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Renault Canada neighborhood electric vehicles (NEVs) plug-in cars Quebec 2012 Renault TwizyThe Renault Twizy has always been an unusual vehicle, the sole low-speed electric vehicle to carry the brand of a major global automaker. Sold in a number of European countries, it's been tested here and there in North America. To date, the only way to experience a Twizy has been to rent one from San Francisco's Scoot Network, which is offering.

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Ford reveals E-Transit electric vans for $45,000, ready to scale up

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Ford Thursday morning revealed a vehicle that could make a difference in cities and neighborhoods all around the U.S.—and —and it’s probably not one that might get you or the family around.

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Biden plots all-electric fleet, Shell drills into EV charging, electric pickups entice: Today’s Car News

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An oil giant is getting in on EV charging at the neighborhood level. Biden is plotting an all-electric, American-made future for the federal government’s fleets. And many pickup shoppers say they’ll consider fully electric—if the price is right.

The Greenius Gets His Hands Dirty

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Charles heads up the Old Torrance Neighborhood Association and yesterday I read in my local paper, an item headlined, “Volunteers needed for clean up day.&#. And when you go to someone else’s neighborhood to do it you get to make some new friends and lend an unexpected hand to folks who always appreciate it and make you feel wonderful about donating just a couple of hours of your time. The historic and still delicous Fosters Freeze of Old Town Torrance.

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Study suggests elevated air pollution could diminish health benefits of living in walkable communities

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The benefits of living in a walkable neighborhood could be diminished by increased exposure to traffic-related air pollution, suggests a study led by St. million adults from 15 Ontario municipalities, challenges the notion that living in walkable neighborhoods always improves overall health and well-being. Notes: all probabilities are adjusted for age, sex, ethnicity, immigration history, neighborhood income, and number of co-morbidities.

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Electric shuttles to start service in south Sacramento

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SacRT began piloting the service in February 2018 in partnership with the Franklin Neighborhood Development Corporation using compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicles.

Anaheim Transportation Network receives $5M to further all-electric transit operation; partners with AMPLY Power

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Operating as the flagship program of the Anaheim Transportation Network (ATN), Anaheim Resort Transportation (ART) and Free Rides Around the Neighborhood (FRAN) is a network of interchangeable transit and microtransit routes with service to more than 70 stops in-and-around Anaheim and Orange County.

Forget light poles, British firm to build chargers from cable boxes

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The company, which owns Virgin Media, plans to start a pilot project using Virgin Media's cables and trenches that run to thousands of neighborhoods around Britain. The future of electric-car charging may be down in the trenches. At least British broadband provider Liberty Global hopes so. Since they already have power, Liberty Global says they. charging

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Amazon’s Rivian electric trucks, 2021 RAV4 Hybrid, EV ownership costs: Today’s Car News

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Amazon shows the electric truck that’s delivering to neighborhoods around the U.S. Ownership-cost advantages for EVs are greater for SUVs and pickups. And Toyota broadens the RAV4 Hybrid lineup to help make hybrids the norm. This and more, here at Green Car Reports. The retail and logistics giant Amazon has revealed the look of the. Today in Car News

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Domino’s expands e-bike deliveries with nationwide program

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Delivering pizzas in big, aging passenger cars is the norm in many neighborhoods in the nation, and it’s wasteful. In most of those locales, there’s a solid fair-weather alternative to firing up the engine (or taking the electric car) for another delivery just a mile or two away: e-bikes. Domino’s tested the use of e-bikes for. Green Life e-bikes

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Bollinger Motors unveils DELIVER-E all-electric delivery van

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Our DELIVER-E van gives commercial fleets the power to go green and save on ownership costs, while neighborhoods will benefit from a reduction in air and noise pollution. Bollinger Motors has unveiled its DELIVER-E all-electric delivery van concept.

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U-M, Ford open robotics complex to accelerate future of advanced, more equitable robotics and mobility

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We also will broaden our learning through daily exposure to many robotics activities, such as considering how our Digit robots not only technically can master delivering packages from autonomous vehicles but also become valued parts of our neighborhoods.

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Top Gear, Don't hate the Leaf.

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The notorious Top Gear , aka the electric car hater show, (mostly) drained a Nissan Leaf's battery pack and limped it around a neighborhood in England known for having few public charging stations. The lead photo was a couple of people pushing the Leaf. What was the point

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California ARB awarding $1.6 million to LA for low-income EV carsharing pilot program

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The grant will fulfill a key mandate of SB 1275, the Charge Ahead California Initiative, enacted last year to make clean transportation more widely available, particularly in low and moderate-income neighborhoods. The funding was announced at an event held at an affordable housing complex in the MacArthur Park neighborhood of Los Angeles, one of the neighborhoods that will be served by the pilot program, which aims to serve 7,000 residents in disadvantaged communities.

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Plug In America speaks to the House Committee on Ways and Means

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Joel also encouraged the committee to look for ways to build more charging in moderate and lower-income neighborhoods to address the challenge of “charging deserts,” which can be a big deterrent to drivers in those neighborhoods who want to drive electric.

Ford, Bedrock and Bosch exploring highly automated vehicle technology in Detroit to help make parking easier

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The research will take place in the Corktown neighborhood, the site of Ford’s new mobility innovation district, anchored by Michigan Central Station.

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US-based GreenTech Automotive unveils low-speed electric two-seater MyCar

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GreenTech Automotive (GTA) unveiled its MyCar, a two-seat Neighborhood Electric Vehicle (NEV) with a range of up to 115 miles (185 km). In the US, MyCar has a top-speed of 25 mph (40 km/h) due to regulatory restrictions, classifying it as a Neighborhood Electric Vehicle (NEV). GreenTech Automotive purchased Hong Kong-based EuAuto in 2010 and relocated the company’s operations and manufacturing to the United States.

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UWaterloo: ridesharing links could boost transit use in the suburbs; gaming the system

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Integrating ridesharing with transit in poorly serviced suburban neighborhoods could be an effective way to get people out of their cars and boost ridership, according to the findings of a new study by researchers at the University of Waterloo. The goal of integration is to make transit convenient and inexpensive enough for people to use it even if they live in neighborhoods where providing much better, more frequent bus service on fixed routes is cost-prohibitive.

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Driving a Chanje electric electric cargo van: very big, far better than diesel

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A Class 5 cargo van is a remarkably large vehicle, especially when navigating it through the mixed industrial and 19th-century residential streets of the Prospect Heights neighborhood in Brooklyn, New York. The Chanje V8070 electric cargo van, in fact, is the largest vehicle—electric or otherwise—we've ever driven. We're still waiting. cargo plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Commercial vehicle Chanje

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UPS to deliver packages in Florida via electric bikes

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UPS has launched its first silent electric delivery trike along Las Olas Boulevard and the surrounding neighborhoods of Fort Lauderdale, Florida. If you're the type of person that stays at home listening for the UPS truck to arrive as you wait for a delivery, we have bad news for you: that just got a lot more difficult. UPS is deploying the trike. bicycle youtube Florida electric bikes UPS

Elon Musk Opens New Tesla Store In London Mall: Live Photos

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malls west of the Notting Hill neighborhood. Last Thursday evening, Tesla opened another retail location in its push to expand electric-car sales outside the U.S. This one was in London''s Westfield Mall, built along the lines of high-end U.S. According to our man on the scene, the lighting was challenging, the acoustics were terrible, and only

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Uber passes 1-billion ride mark

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Uber also made a donation to Hackney Pirates—a charity serving the neighborhood where the billionth trip started. A £5 London uberX ride on Christmas Eve from London Fields, Hackney to Hoxton in a blue Honda Insight Hybrid was the billionth Uber trip. In recognition of the milestone, Uber is giving one year’s worth of free rides to rider Marvin’s stocking, while Uber driver-partner Ara will be given a vacation to the Uber city of his choice.

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Marietta pedestrian convicted of vehicular manslaughter, while walking

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By crossing a busy road in an unwalkable neighborhood of Marietta Georgia. How do you get convicted of vehicular manslaughter when you weren't even driving a car? Raquel Nelson, Marietta, was convicted today of vehicular manslaughter

LADOT partnering with GMV and ViriCiti for e-bus management and maintenance

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LADOT Transit is the operating division of the City of Los Angeles Department of Transportation responsible for providing commuter bus, neighborhood circulator bus, on-demand first-mile/last-mile service and accessible transportation for seniors and the disabled. The Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT) is rapidly electrifying its fleet to meet sustainability goals set under the Green New Deal for Los Angeles.

BYD delivers first all-electric automated side loader refuse truck to city of Palo Alto

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The truck will operate on a variety of service routes in the community from urban to residential neighborhoods including streets with steep inclines. This battery-electric refuse truck in Palo Alto will save GreenWaste tens of thousands of dollars annually in fuel costs while completely eliminating tailpipe emissions and operating quietly in residential neighborhoods.

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