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 [.].

Verizon replaces 234 vans in New York City with hybrid vans using XL Hybrids technology

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The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) and Verizon announced that Verizon has replaced 234 of its existing gasoline-powered vans with hybrid-electric vans for use in New York City.

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.

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.

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.

New York's City Council Wants Electric Taxis: Why?

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If you want to change things in New York City, it pays to take the long view. So a recent bill introduced by two New York City Councilmembers can be viewed as the latest step in a long dance toward a big benefit for all New Yorkers Some real-estate deals take decades to assemble, with families hanging onto key development sites for generations.

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

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.

New York City adding 70 electric vehicles to fleet; launches EV educational push

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Mayor Bloomberg announces the addition of 70 new electric vehicles. New York City is adding 70 electric vehicles to its fleet: 50 new Chevrolet Volts, 10 fully electric Ford Transit Connect cargo vans, and 10 new fully electric Navistar E-star utility trucks.

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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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.

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.

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.

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

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.

Ford Hybrids: Tough Enough To Be Police Cars in New York City

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As New York City works aggressively to reduce its carbon footprint and cut exhaust emissions, it has encouraged large fleets to switch to hybrids. From utility ConEd to the fleets of yellow cabs, more and more hybrids are showing up on city streets. The latest large fleet to go greener is the New York Police Department, which will add 200 Ford

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.

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 Goes EV

Revenge of the Electric Car

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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Quantum Supplies Fueling Technology and Systems to Shell for JFK Airport Hydrogen Refueling Station in New York City

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This new hydrogen fueling station will allow the refueling of fuel cell vehicles like rental car buses Quantum Technologies, the source for Fisker Automotive's hybrid electric propulsion systems, has just announced that it is providing all the equipment for Shell to open a hydrogen refueling station at the entrance of JFK International Airport.

Car charging comes to Manhattan

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Tags: Electric cars Green cars Latest news Car Charging ChargePoint Network Coulomb Technologies electric vehicle charging electric vehicles Manhattan New York City

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Waste disposal goes green

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However, the New York City Department of Sanitation may soon alter that viewpoint as it tests three different types of hybrid refuse collection trucks and a hybrid rack truck. Tags: Green cars Hybrid cars Latest news Deparment of Sanitation New York City waste disposal Smelly, unhygienic and definitely not green - that’s the typical perception of a waste disposal truck.

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Jaguar launches roadshow for 2019 I-Pace

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7 in Los Angeles, Florida, and New York City. As it plans to bring the first luxury electric Tesla competitor to market, Jaguar is taking the I-Pace on the road to give consumers a chance to drive and spend time in it. Jaguar calls it the Jaguar Electrifies Experience, and it kicks off Oct. 3 in San Francisco and runs through Oct. Dealers will

Van builder Workhorse unveils hybrid helicopter

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At an event in New York City last weekend, Workhorse, which is known for converting delivery vans to plug-in hybrid power, aimed a little higher. Sometimes building electric cars may be about more than building electric cars. It revealed a hybrid helicopter, according to an Ars Technica report. The company says it has reinvented the helicopter

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New Ford cab take stabs at fuel-efficient powertrains

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If you're like us, you can remember seas of yellow Ford Crown Victorias dashing through cramped city streets, shuttling tourists and Carrie Bradshaws through New York City. Ford on Thursday debuted two new taxis for fleet service next year with twists: one is a hybrid and the other is a diesel.

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.

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

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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

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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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.

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.

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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.

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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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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.

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.

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Self-driving Tesla to make LA to NYC trip this year, Musk says, without lidar

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to show off the company's new Supercharger fast-charging network. Indeed, two Tesla Model S sedans successfully completed the run from Los Angeles to New York City in February 2014. In June 2013, Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced he would drive a Tesla Model S electric car across the U.S. Last year, Musk decided to repeat the stunt, but with a twist. Elon Musk road trips Autonomous cars plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) self-driving cars Tesla Autopilot

NYC Officially Launches Nissan Leaf Electric Taxi Program

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Within a few weeks, a handful of New Yorkers each day will ride in a new kind of taxi: an all-electric Nissan Leaf. The plan, Bloomberg said, will help the city "answer

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We visited NYC's Ford Hub; we still don't know what it was

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Those who've lived in New York City since 2001 sometimes choose to avoid the World Trade Center site when possible. The area has largely been rebuilt into a combination of offices, shopping, and the 9/11 Memorial and Museum, with construction on some very tall towers still ongoing. A lunch date with a friend prompted us to wander into the Ford. Mobility

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Exxon and climate change: two lawsuits, in opposite directions, on same grounds

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New York, Massachusetts, New York City, and a slew of cities in California have brought multiple lawsuits against oil producers for a lack of disclosure of potential liabilities they may face. One of the world's largest oil producers is about to enter a tit-for-tat battle over climate change with government officials from multiple states.

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.

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.