UPS cargo eBike pilot in Seattle

Green Car Congress

In an effort to address growing traffic congestion and air quality concerns, UPS and Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan announced the deployment of an innovative downtown delivery pilot project using pedal-assist cargo eBikes and customized, modular trailers.

Plasma Boy's Silver Streak to Seattle

Electric Cars are for Girls

Well, "Plasma Boy" John Wayland is working on just that, an all-electric Honda Insight conversion, 'cause he's gotta be different, and the Prius has been done, and done, and done.and so when it's finished, he's planning a freeway trip-slash-parade from Portland to Seattle and back in his Insight conversion, called the Silver Streak, flanked by a squadron of Teslas

Electric Police Cars? Seattle Uses Nissan Leafs For Traffic Enforcement

Green Car Reports

Green Seattle cities emissions parking plug-in cars police They may not have the most intimidating presence, but electric cars can play an important role in law enforcement. Police vehicles spend a lot of time idling or negotiating traffic, particularly in urban areas. With adequate charging infrastructure, electric cars can be perfectly suited to certain tasks, while radically reducing the emissions of a.

Nissan Leaf Hits Seattle

Revenge of the Electric Car

Listen to what happens when the Nissan Leaf roadshow reaches Seattle. Mark Perry, Nissan North America’s Director of Product Planning, says Seattle is part of a DOE project to place 2,500 charging stations to the Puget Sound region this summer. This report begins with the sound of an electric bus traveling through downtown Seattle. The all-electric Nissan Leaf car prototype visited Seattle’s Qwest Field this week.

Seattle Honda Dealer Adopts Tesla & Apple Sales Elements, Learns Lessons

Green Car Reports

sales dealers Tesla Motors Dealership Seattle state laws Tesla Motors'' direct online sales model has led to state-by-state battles with franchised dealers and their lobbyists. While Tesla works to sell its electric cars in as many states as possible, dealers decry direct sales as a threat to healthy competition and a danger to consumers. But what happens when a traditional franchised dealership adopts.

BMW’s ReachNow installing Light & Charge locations in Seattle; 100 chargers at 20 new public sites

Green Car Congress

ReachNow, the mobility services division of the BMW Group, Woodland Park Zoo, and the City of Seattle celebrated the successful installation of the first of 20 Light & Charge electric vehicle (EV) charging locations that will more than double the number of Fast Chargers publicly available in Seattle.

car2go carsharing expands to Seattle

Green Car Congress

car2go North America, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Daimler North America, will start its carsharing service in Seattle on 19 Dec. I welcome car2go to Seattle. As chair of the Transportation Committee, one of my goals has been to provide Seattle residents with more transportation choices that make it easier and cheaper to get around the city.

Seattle fire department retrofits several ambulances with XL Hybrids system; city ordering more

Green Car Congress

Several ambulances for The City of Seattle’s fire department are now equipped with XL HYbrids’ XL3 Hybrid Electric Drive System. In just nine months with the hybrid-electric ambulances, the Seattle Fire Department has achieved a 23% increase in miles driven per gallon and a 19% reduction in carbon dioxide emissions. Reducing fleet emissions is a key goal for the city as outlined in Mayor Ed Murray’s Drive Clean Seattle Initiative.

Seattle man drives Nissan Leaf on a long commute, 100k miles in 3 years

National Green Transportation

However a Seattle man, Steve Marsh, was recognized on Monday by Washington State Governor Jay Inslee for doing Conventional wisdom might say a Nissan Leaf would not be able to rack up 100,000 miles in under three years.

Seattle City Council passes resolution opposing transportation of coal through Seattle for export, measures for mitigating impact

Green Car Congress

The Seattle City Council unanimously passed Resolution 31379 stating Seattle’s opposition to the transportation of coal through Seattle. In addition to emphasizing the negative impacts on the climate, the resolution outlines measures the City will take to mitigate the regional impacts from the significant increase in coal trains that would run through Seattle. An increase in coal train traffic through Seattle could also adversely impact traffic and freight mobility.

BMW Group Launches car sharing service “ReachNow” in Seattle

Green Car Congress

Following a successful pilot program, BMW Group has launched ReachNow, a free-floating premium car sharing service, in Seattle. In addition to debuting the ReachNow car sharing service in Seattle, BMW Group Member of the Board Peter Schwarzenbauer also announced the establishment of ReachNow’s North American headquarters in the city and its plans to expand the service to three additional cities in 2016—with the intention of servicing 10 North American cities.

Port of Seattle announces partnership for sustainable aviation fuels at Sea-Tac Airport; 10% minimum by 2028, 50% by 2050

Green Car Congress

The Port of Seattle recently announced today that 13 airlines, including Alaska Airlines, ANA, Delta Air Lines, Horizon Airlines, Lufthansa, Spirit Airlines and more, have agreed to collaborate on a work plan for providing all airlines at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport with access to sustainable aviation fuel (SAF), a low-carbon and sustainably produced biofuel alternative to jet fuel.

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Tesla Motors road-tripping it from San Diego to Seattle with Supercharger corridor

Green Car Congress

In celebration of the completion of the West Coast Corridor of the Tesla Supercharger Network, Tesla is heading out on a Model S drive from San Diego to Seattle on their first Supercharged trip up the West Coast.

Lamborghini inaugurates new Advanced Composite Structures Laboratory carbon fiber research center in Seattle

Green Car Congress

Automobili Lamborghini celebrated the grand opening of its new Seattle-based carbon fiber research facility, the Advanced Composite Structures Laboratory (ACSL).

Seattle Loves 2011 Nissan Leaf So Much, It Buys 35

All Cars Electric

Now Seattle has followed suit, with the announcement that the city will be buying 35 all-electric Nissan Leafs by the end of 2012. Last week we told you how the City of New York had just taken ownership of 50, 2011 Chevrolet Volts in an attempt to green up everything from the NYPD to official departments few will have heard of. Costing the city an

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Nissan forms partnership in Seattle

Green Cars News

Having already established working relationships in Tennessee; Oregon; Phoenix and Tucson Arizona; as well as Sonoma County and San Diego in California; the Renault-Nissan Alliance will now be working with Seattle to add recharging stations for electric vehicles. Nissan and the city of Seattle have joined forces with the belief that electric cars will offer one of the best solutions in the battle against carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions.

Mercedes-Benz R&D North America opens Digital Hub in Seattle; focus on software development and data operations in cloud computing

Green Car Congress

Mercedes-Benz Research & Development North America (MBRDNA) is opening a lab in Seattle, the organization’s sixth. The new digital hub is planning on expanding to 150 people, and is headed by Mike Dosenbach, who has worked for more than 10 years in Seattle with a broad experience and network to the software industry. Software experts there will focus on Cloud computing to expand and enhance connected car functionality in Mercedes-Benz vehicles.

Port of Seattle, Boeing and Alaska Airlines release aviation biofuel infrastructure findings

Green Car Congress

​The Port of Seattle, Boeing and Alaska Airlines released a first-of-its-kind study that identifies the best infrastructure options for delivering aviation biofuel to Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. —Port of Seattle Commissioner John Creighton.

Seattle man drives Nissan Leaf on a long commute, 100k miles in 3 years

National Green Transportation

However a Seattle man, Steve Marsh, was recognized on Monday by Washington State Governor Jay Inslee for doing Conventional wisdom might say a Nissan Leaf would not be able to rack up 100,000 miles in under three years.

Seattle boosted by green car grant

Green Cars News

Alternative fuel technologies have been embraced in Seattle, after the city was awarded a $1.4million grant from the US Department of Energy to enhance its fleet of green vehicles. Well, Seattle will get 15 diesel/electric work trucks that are expected to save more than 10,000 gallons of diesel fuel a year as well as reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by more than 112 tons annually.

Ford and City of Seattle Team on EVs

Green Car Congress

Ford Motor Company and the City of Seattle are working together to help prepare the city for the operation of electric vehicles. Ford and the City of Seattle will work together to develop consumer outreach and education programs on electric vehicles as well as share information on charging needs and requirements to ensure the electrical grid can support the necessary demand.

Omnitek Engineering selected for diesel-to-gas drayage truck conversion demo at Port of Seattle

Green Car Congress

Omnitek Engineering has been selected by the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency for a pilot project to demonstrate its diesel-to-natural gas engine conversion technology for drayage trucks serving the Port of Seattle, Washington, in support of the Port’s Clean Truck Program. Seattle, Washington-based ASG is developing a regional network of CNG refueling facilities optimized to meet the needs of heavy-duty truck fleets.

Seattle to Receive $1.4M for Hybrid Trucks and Charging Stations

Green Car Congress

The city of Seattle will receive $1.4 Seattle will receive: Fifteen diesel/electric work trucks, which will save more than 10,000 gallons of diesel fuel per year and reduce carbon emissions by more than 112 tons annually. Earlier this months, the DOE granted the Electric Transportation Engineering Corporation (eTec) about $20 million to establish up to 2,550 charging systems for electric vehicles in the Seattle area.

Nissan and Seattle to Partner on EVs and Charging Infrastructure

Green Car Congress

Seattle Mayor Greg Nickels announced that the City of Seattle and Nissan North America will work together to promote the development of electric vehicles and charging infrastructure. Nissan has selected the Seattle-area as one of the first regions in the country to introduce a pure electric five-passenger hatchback in 2010. Under a recently signed Memorandum of Understanding, the city and Nissan will work together to promote electric vehicles in Seattle.

Washington State opens 10 new public charging stations on West Coast Electric Highway; Seattle to Canadian border

Green Car Congress

The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT), along with electric charging station partner AeroVironment opened 10 new public charging stations—seven along Interstate 5 and three along US Route 2 in northern Washington—that provide EV drivers the ability to travel from Seattle to the Canadian border. There, electricity is provided free to drivers by Adopt a Charger and the Seattle Electric Vehicle Association.

Port of Seattle partners with Alaska Airlines and Boeing to supply sustainable aviation biofuel at Sea-Tac Airport

Green Car Congress

The Port of Seattle, Alaska Airlines and Boeing are partnering to move toward powering all flights by all airlines at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport with sustainable aviation biofuel. The Port of Seattle will manage the $250,000 study as the biofuel roadmapping process and, as Sea-Tac Airport’s governing authority, would handle the engineering and integration of biofuel infrastructure on Port property such as the airport’s fuel farm.

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Nissan plans to start selling electric car in Seattle next year

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

PT Nissan plans to start selling electric car in Seattle next year By AUBREY COHEN SEATTLEPI.COM STAFF Seattle will be one of the first cities where Nissan sells a new electric car, and the city will help make the vehicles viable here, officials from the city and auto maker said Tuesday. He said company officials chose Seattle because the population is "at the forefront of really living its environmental ethos" and because the city runs on clean hydroelectric power.

Four large West Coast cities unite to buy 24,000 electric cars

Green Car Reports

Los Angeles California portland san francisco fleet sales plug-in cars Seattle cities fleet Washington State OregonWhen it comes to policy efforts aimed at promoting electric cars, the focus is usually on private passenger vehicles. But to cut carbon emissions in a meaningful way, policymakers will have to look at other types of vehicles as well. That includes the thousands of cars and light trucks in the municipal fleets of large cities. DON'T MISS: BYD.

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Omnitek selects DD 12.7L Series 60 and Cat C15 engine models for diesel-to-gas conversion project at Port of Seattle

Green Car Congress

The project has a goal of meeting 2007 EPA PM standards by 2017 for an estimated 2,000 drayage trucks serving the Port of Seattle’s marine container terminals. The selected technology is then to run in operation at the Port of Seattle over a six-month period to assess whether it is compatible with routine drayage truck operations in a short-haul environment. Omnitek Engineering Corporation has selected the 12.7

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PetroCard and Waste Management Open Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) Fueling Station in South Seattle

Green Car Congress

PetroCard , a fuels distributor, and Waste Management, a provider of comprehensive waste management services, announced the grand opening of a “Clean N’ Green Fuel” compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station in South Seattle— the first public-access CNG facility in the city. Waste Management has 108 CNG trucks in their Seattle area fleet.

National Plug In Day this Sunday

Revenge of the Electric Car

Seattle's event will have plug-in vehicle owners parking our cars at Seattle Center around the International Fountain at 1pm, where they will post signs saying how many electric miles they have driven in their vehicles, and be prepared to answer questions from passers-by.

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King County Metro to begin testing electric buses that can travel more than 140 miles on a single charge

Green Car Congress

King County Metro, the public transit authority of King County, Washington, which includes the city of Seattle, will soon begin testing long-range battery-powered buses that can travel more than 140 miles on a single charge, the latest milestone toward a zero-emission fleet.

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Electric jet startup is backed by Boeing and JetBlue

Green Car Reports

Seattle-based startup Zunum Aero has received funding from Boeing HorizonX and JetBlue Technology Ventures toward making its dream of electrified air travel a reality. Sometimes billed as the Tesla of the airplane industry, Zunum is developing a relatively small regional aircraft with about 700 miles of range. A 1,000-mile range will be attainable. emissions Batteries aircraft Range Extending

EV Ownership Shortcut?

Plugs and Cars

According to the Seattle Clean Cities Newsletter, you've got three days to order a Th!nk Here's an unexpected opportunity to purchase an EV, especially if you've had a hankering for a Th!nk nk City. nk City for $6000 off from the base price of $41,695 if you live in a ZEV state.

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These 12 cities will buy only electric buses from 2025 on; more expected to join

Green Car Reports

Mayors of London, Paris, Los Angeles, Copenhagen, Barcelona, Quito, Vancouver, Mexico City, Milan, Seattle, Auckland, and Cape Town all signed the C40 Fossil-Fuel-Free Streets Declaration, which. The mayors of 12 major cities from around the world have taken a landmark step to increase the use of zero-emission public transportation late last month.

Nissan's big number: 20,000

Plugs and Cars

The report states that Nissan will launch the Leaf next year in the states of Tennessee and Oregon, along with San Diego, CA; Seattle, WA; and the Phoenix/Tucson region in Arizona. Nissan will start taking orders for the upcoming all-electric LEAF next Spring.

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This weekend's screenings include many special events

Revenge of the Electric Car

Come out this weekend in Detroit, Ann Arbor, Minneapolis, Seattle, Chicago, San Diego, Houston and Sacramento! Varsity Theatre, Seattle, WA. 11/11 - Discussion immediately following film featuring Ross Macfarlane from Climate Solutions, Rich Feldman from Ecotality and Sandra Pinto de Bader from the Seattle Office of Sustainability and Environment.

Visiting EV-Supply in Bellevue

Open Source Civic EV Kit

Yesterday, I took a road-trip to Bellevue (near Seattle) to pick up the rest of my major EV parts from Carlo at EV-Supply. Most of the EV garages that I've been to have been a hodge podge of parts and people scurrying around like bees to get things done. This garage was no exception.

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First Tesla Model S Fire Caused By Collision With Road Debris

Green Car Reports

And indeed, as first covered by Jalopnik, Tuesday''s fire in one example of the luxury electric sedan outside Seattle, Washington, generated a remarkable amount of media coverage. It had to happen sooner or later: a fire in a Tesla Model S.

Buying an Engine Hoist

Open Source Civic EV Kit

I'll probably be driving up to Seattle to pick up the Warp9 motor and other EV supplies from my colleague Carlo at EV-Supply with this. What's the use of converting an EV if you don't get to buy some cool tools?

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When fueling stations shut down for your natural-gas car: one reader's experience

Green Car Reports

That's just what happened to Duncan Chalmers of Seattle, who can no longer conveniently get natural gas to fill up his 2008. Let's say you buy the greenest car you can, one that uses a different kind of fuel, and drive it happily for several years. What happens when the supply of your fuel suddenly ends, and you can no longer fill up your car? natural gas alternative fuel vehicles natural gas vehicle Civic GX Honda Civic Natural Gas

Mayor Menino Adds Boston

Plug In Partners

Arlington, TX Austin, TX Baltimore, MD Boston, MA Boulder, CO Corpus Christi, TX Dallas, TX Denver, CO Fort Worth, TX Irvine, CA Los Angeles, CA Madison, WI Philadelphia, PA Salt Lake City, UT Seattle, WA Wenatchee, WA Become a Partner today. Boston joins in the Plug-In Campaign.

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New Plug-In

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