Formula E electric-car race coming to New York City next July

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Most drivers likely associate New York City with grueling traffic, scarce parking, and other aggravating situations. The Formula E electric-car race series is coming to New York City next summer, organizers announced earlier this week.

New York City ramps up electric car push

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New York City is getting serious about electric cars: with the city’s mayor, Michael Bloomberg, outlining major plans for the vehicles in his State of the City address. He wants fast chargers to be piloted in the city; and for the [.].

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New York City To Deploy Vast Electric-Vehicle Fleet By 2025

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By 2025, New York City could deploy a vast fleet of electric cars, under a new plan announced by Mayor Bill de Blasio. It calls for replacing large numbers of municipal vehicles with electric cars, potentially giving New York the largest electric municipal fleet in the country. That would include around 2,000 city-owned cars used by agencies like. New York plug-in cars transportation policy fleet

Oberon Fuels, Mack Trucks, and New York City Department of Sanitation begin first customer demonstration of a DME-powered Mack Truck

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The test is the first step in the city’s evaluation of both DME trucks and DME fuel as a potential long-term strategy to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 80% by 2050 and to achieve the city’s goal of sending zero waste to landfill by 2030.

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Mobileye completes installation of collision avoidance technology across 4,500 New York City for-hire vehicles

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Mobileye has completed the installation of collision avoidance technology across 4,500 for-hire vehicles in New York City. The introduction of Mobileye technology across for-hire vehicles in New York City follows a series of recent accomplishments for Mobileye’s Aftermarket Division that have included a partnership with the US Department of Transportation as well as dozens of pioneering pilot programs in cities across the country.

New York City to add 70 electric vehicles to fleet

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Residents ofNew York Cityshould prepare for an electric car invasion after the city decided to add 70 electric vehicles to its fleet. The make-up of the electric vehicle fleet includes 50 new Chevrolet Volts, 10 Ford Transit Connect cargo vans and 10 Navistar E-star utility trucks. Electric cars Green cars Latest news electric taxis electric vehicles New York City New York City electric cars

Little Car, Big Apple: Renault Twizy In New York City

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We did find it very much suited to city driving though, and to prove it When we drove the Renault Twizy on the island of Ibiza last month, we asked whether Renault would actually sell any. A vehicle that's virtually ideal for a sun-drenched island may not work so well in a rainy country like the U.K, or the colder climates of Eastern Europe.

New York City Taxi and Limo Commissions selects Nissan NV200 as Taxi of Tomorrow; fully-electric version possible starting in 2017

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The New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC) has selected the Nissan NV200 as the exclusive taxi of New York City for a decade, beginning in late 2013. The City now will enter into final negotiations with Nissan to make the NV200 the first taxicab specially built for use in New York City. If the pilot proves successful, the City will explore the possibility of the wider use of electric-powered taxis.

MIT, GE, Audi launch HubCab Project in New York City

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HubCab tracks more than 150 million taxi rides in New York City over the course of a year. MIT researchers say HubCab technology could not only save people money and time, but allow users to better plan their taxi rides around the city, potentially reducing the number of trips by 40%. Users can explore 200 thousand street segments in New York over several time segments of the day, which amounts to more than one trillion flow combinations.

Nissan, New York City launch LEAF electric vehicle taxi pilot

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Nissan and New York City have launched a new electric vehicle taxi pilot with the Nissan LEAF. This pilot program, which puts six LEAF taxis into service beginning this spring, will help Nissan, the city, the taxi industry and the public understand how EVs can be integrated into future taxi fleets. with energy supplied by an advanced 48-module lithium-ion battery assembled at Nissan’s new battery plant in Smyrna.

11 things you need to know about Formula E electric-car racing

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We've just spent a packed, very hot weekend at the New York City ePrix, the first time the FIA Formula E electric-car racing series has come to the country's media capital. New York plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Formula E ChampionshipIt was our first Formula E race, and like many who follow electric cars, we learned a lot. More than that, we got a better sense of why this facing series is important, and.

Bollinger B1 all-electric utility truck revealed

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The Bollinger B1 electric utility truck revealed tonight at the Classic Car Club on New York City's Hudson River was designed out in the country, where trucks have to be functional above all else. It's square-edged, with flat body panels, large knobbly tires, and a simple interior that can easily be hosed out when dirty.

New York City could go electric

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First it was its taxis… then its police force… and now it could be the turn of the residents of New York City to embrace the green car revolution. The city will survey 2,000 motorists as it attempts to determine whether it can tempt drivers over to electric cars. According a report in The New York Post , the Economic Development Corp will be soliciting bids for a ‘fast track study’ on the set of levers to encourage electric vehicle adoption.

Electric cars are great for U.S. suburbs; cities, not so much

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CHECK OUT: New York City. New York ownership plug-in cars citiesAt first glance, electric cars seem particularly well suited to urban driving. Trips are typically short enough to quell range anxiety, and stop-and-go traffic gives drivers plenty of opportunities to make use of regenerative braking. Meanwhile, everyone else likely appreciates the lack of engine noise and exhaust fumes.

NYC Issues Roadmap For Electrifying One Third Of Taxis By 2020

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The electrification of New York City streets is continuing. In addition to passing legislation that will make 20 percent of new parking spaces electric-car ready, the city government would like to make one third of New York taxicabs electric by 2020.

Electric Cars To Replace NYC's Iconic Horse-Drawn Carriages, New Mayor Says

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New York City has a new mayor, which means it''s time for some changes. Specifically, Bill de Blasio wants to change how tourists get around Central Park. At a news conference shortly before his inauguration, de Blasio said he wanted to replace Central Park''s iconic horse-drawn carriages with electric cars, according to NBC (via The Verge).

One New York Cabbie Loves His Nissan Leaf Electric Taxi

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There can be few tougher tests for a car than as a taxi in New York City. Tough roads and even tougher traffic makes the city a workout for any vehicle, but one cabby is enjoying the Nissan Leaf he''s driving as part of the city''s electric vehicle trials.

Infographic: 5 Largest US Public Transit Systems

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The graphic showcases the history and development, ridership and key metrics, and current and upcoming improvements of the transit systems in New York City, Boston, Chicago, Washington DC and San Francisco: Brief Infographic

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.

Chevrolet to Partner With Con Edison To Promote Electric Transportation In New York City Area

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Chevrolet will join with Con Edison as part of a development and demonstration program to introduce electric vehicles to New York City. The arrangement will be announced at the New York Auto Show, where the Chevrolet Volt electric vehicle with extended range will be on display. provides electric, gas and steam service to more than 3 million customers in New York City and Westchester County, New York.

Trump can't affect global climate-change progress, says Mayor Bloomberg

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Former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg has gone on record saying publicly what most analysts have discussed privately: the notion that Washington can direct the energy market back towards coal is wrong. In fact, Bloomberg is willing to go further: he believes that the U.S. can still meet the reductions set forth in the Paris climate treaty. Carbon Footprint global warming energy policy climate change carbon dioxide electric utilities

Volkswagen Beetle Dune Hybrid Concept: Quick Drive

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New York City passers-by who looked approvingly at our shiny bronze Volkswagen Beetle Dune concept car didn't know it, but the butcher-looking Beetle was running on a hybrid system not currently offered in the Beetle. A large red electrical shutdown switch inside a car says it all: You're driving a prototype.

NYC Law To Make 20 Percent Of New Parking Spaces Electric-Car Ready

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Soon, New York City''s electric-car drivers will have an easier time finding a parking space. A new law will make 20 percent of the city''s off-street parking charger-ready over the next decade or more. Giving drivers more places to charge plug-in electric cars, in a city where spaces are as coveted as any other real estate, could help make

New York City Electrifies NYPD With 2011 Chevrolet Volt

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Ask most people to name a classic cop car and they’ll probably mention the iconic Ford Crown Victoria or perhaps the 1974 Dodge Monaco turned Bluesmobile in the classic film The Blues Brothers. We’ve even seen more unlikely cars like the Dodge Challenger and Lamborghini Gallardo take on police duties, but while fast and flashy cars

NYC's Phone Booths To Die; Could Sites Charge Electric Cars Instead?

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New York City has around 8,000 active payphone kiosks, which is a lot of real estate going to waste. So why not, as The New York Times writes, put them to use as public electric car charging points Aside from movie characters and intoxicated individuals looking for somewhere to relieve themselves, nobody really uses public pay telephones any more.

Electric 'Vintage Car' Proposed To Replace NYC Horse Carriages: New York Auto Show

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Animal rights and electric cars don''t usually intersect much, but a long-running New York City battle has produced one of the more unusual electric-car designs shown in public. At the New York Auto Show last week, a very large electric vehicle--effectively a larger-than-life electric scale model of a Brass Era touring car--was shown to the public

Nissan Leaf Electric Taxis Take On NYC In Pilot Plug-In Plan

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With good reason, it's often said that the toughest auto endurance testing in the world is in taxi duty on the streets of New York City (and Jakarta, and Beijing, and Rio). While the New York City Taxi & Limousine Commission has pushed aggressively for high-mileage hybrids--mostly Ford Escape crossovers--to replace the low-mileage Ford Crown

VW Diesel Investigation, Lawsuit, Massive NYC Electric-Car Fleet: Today's Car News

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Today, Volkswagen employees come forward in an internal investigation of the company's diesel-emissions cheating, New York City plans to deploy a large fleet of electric cars, and why the venue for Volkswagen's diesel lawsuits matters so much.

Nissan NYC 'Taxi Of Tomorrow': Not Fast, But Great For Riders

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If you''re driving into rural areas to spend time with nature, there''s nothing more noticeable than a bright yellow New York City taxi cab to do it in. A couple of months ago, we had a chance to test out Nissan''s new "Taxi of Tomorrow" for New York City, based on its NV200 small commercial van--but with a whole lot of updates.

Electric-Car Myths & Realities And NYC Rollout Plans (Videos)

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Which is how we came to talk about electric cars and try to allay some popular myths to a group of New York City activists called the Sane Energy Project. If you publish thousands of stories a year, sometimes you get asked to speak to groups of people about your topic.

Free Electric-Car Charging Illegal On Municipal Property In NY State

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But in the city of Watertown, New York, City Attorney Robert J. You might think that installing a charging station for plug-in electric cars shouldn''t be that complicated. It''s essentially an electric appliance.

New York City Department of Sanitation Testing Four Different Hybrid Trucks

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The New York City Department of Sanitation (DSNY) will be testing in daily operation three different types of hybrid refuse collection trucks and a hybrid rack truck. The trucks were unveiled at the Parks & Recreation Department’s 21 st Annual Vehicle & Equipment Show in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park in Queens.

New York City's First Solar Charging Station Built From Recycled Cargo Containers

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New York City now has its first solar powered electric vehicle charging station courtesy of Beautiful Earth Group. The Brooklyn based company focuses on recycled, green solutions. The solar charging station is made from two cargo containers stacked atop each other. The top container houses the solar panels as well as a battery array to store

NYC Bans Electric Bikes (Again), Launches Bike Sharing System

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About a month ago, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg signed a bill that banned electric bikes from the city''s streets. Like all bikes, they''re also banned from sidewalks--not that every rider seems to know that.) And as a Navigant Research blog post points out, e-bikes were already illegal under an existing ban on "motor-assisted bicycles

2012 Tesla Model S: First Drive Of All-Electric Sport Sedan

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That's a provisional judgment; as many journalists have noted, 10-minute drives or an hour driving and riding in limited New York City traffic hardly provides the time After an hour in a 2012 Tesla Model S all-electric sport sedan, one thing became clear: It's a viable car. The Model S gives Tesla Motors a shot at turning into a real car company.

Ford Transit Connect Hybrid taxi prototype to appear in Detroit

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In some cities, you're just as likely to find Transit Connect taxis plying the streets as traditional sedans—especially in taxi-rich New York City. But now Ford plans to put a new—and greener—spin on this workaday vehicle. The Ford Transit Connect small van has proven popular among U.S. taxi drivers.

When will ads for cars with tailpipes be banned as health hazards? Poll results

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The 1987 opening of a New York City restaurant called "Nosmo King" (read it again) was considered a bizarre, if amusing, idea that restauranteurs said would bankrupt the place because no one would give up cigarettes to eat there. Just 30 years ago, people could smoke anywhere, including offices, malls, and restaurants.

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.

NYC Mandates Non-Hybrid Nissan 'Taxi Of Tomorrow': Good Thing Or Bad?

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After a series of court challenges, New York City finally has a new standard yellow taxi cab. DON'T MISS: Nissan NYC 'Taxi Of Tomorrow': Not Fast, But Great For Riders As of September 1, all new. New York taxi Nissan e-NV200 UberIt's not a hybrid, and it's not electric. It's also not particularly fast. But it is by far the best and nicest cab most riders will have seen in decades.

NYC 'Manhole Covers' To Hide Resonance Chargers For Electric Cars

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That might be possible one day: New York City could be getting wireless electric-car charging stations disguised as manhole covers, Wired reports. Imagine a future where electric-car charging stations are so well integrated into the cityscape that you literally wouldn''t notice one even if you were standing on top of it. The manhole-chargers are