Electric Police Cars? Seattle Uses Nissan Leafs For Traffic Enforcement

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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.

BMW ReachNow car-sharing service offers i3 electric cars in Seattle

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The German carmaker shut down its DriveNow service in San Francisco, but is now re-launching the service—with a new name, ReachNow—in Seattle. Car Sharing plug-in cars SeattleAfter a brief hiatus, BMW is once again offering a car-sharing service in the U.S. Users will have access to a fleet of 370 vehicles, including BMW i3 electric cars, as well as BMW 3-Series and.

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Nissan forms partnership in Seattle

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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.

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

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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.

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

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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.

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

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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.

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

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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.

Electric jet startup is backed by Boeing and JetBlue

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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

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

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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

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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.

Nissan Leaf Hits Seattle

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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.

BMW Group Launches car sharing service “ReachNow” in Seattle

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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.

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

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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.

Plasma Boy's Silver Streak to Seattle

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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

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

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​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.

West Coast Mayors Form EV Consortium, Pledge Carbon Reductions

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As world leaders met this past week in Paris to discuss carbon reductions on a global scale, mayors of four large West Coast cities—Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, and Portland—met in Portland for a two-day summit and united to reduce carbon emissions on a regional level.

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

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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.

Ford and City of Seattle Team on EVs

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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.

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

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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.

Nissan and Seattle to Partner on EVs and Charging Infrastructure

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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.

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

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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.

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

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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.

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Proterra delivers 100th electric bus

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Many of the transit agencies serving these communities have also completed third and fourth orders for Proterra buses including San Joaquin RTD, King County Metro in Seattle and Foothill Transit in Pomona, Calif. Proterra delivered its 100 th battery-electric bus, destined for San Joaquin Region Transit District (RTD) in Stockton, Calif. Proterra is leading the industry with more 60% of electric bus sales since the industry’s inception.

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First Tesla Model S Fire Caused By Collision With Road Debris

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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.

Seattle boosted by green car grant

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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.

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

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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.

Tesla Supercharger Quick Charging Stations Expand Beyond Coasts

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The electric-car company plopped a Supercharger station down in Lusk, a town in the least-populated county of the least-populated state in the country, according to an Associated Press report (via the Seattle Post-Intelligencer). Tesla Motors is taking its Supercharger fast-charging network to a place it''s never been: Wyoming.

One Former Fisker Dealer Vanishes Into History (Photos)

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These photos show what''s happening to the dealership that was formerly Fisker of Bellevue, outside Seattle Remember Fisker Automotive, the startup carmaker that sold the $106,000 luxury range-extended electric sport sedan called the Karma?

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To the four corners of the USA on an electric motorcycle

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Seattle, Los Angeles, Florida, and Maine: the four corners of the continental U.S. Those points are where I intend to ride my 2014 Zero SR electric motorcycle this summer. The summer road trip is a great tradition, and every year, electric vehicles shape up to be more road-trip-worthy than before. DON'T MISS: 'Kick Gas' Movie: Driving Across U.S. road trips electric motorcycles Zero Motorcycles

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

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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

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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.

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Proterra racks up 33 more orders for electric buses through FTA Low-No awards

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On the heels of completing one of the most rigorous performance tests in the industry, King County Metro Transit, serving the greater area of Seattle Washington, will now be able to electrify fully two routes using new funds from FTA’s Low-No Program for eight additional Proterra Catalyst vehicles.

Three Tips To Help You Drive Your Electric Car This Winter

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As anyone who has lived in the Pacific Northwest will tell you, cities like Seattle, Washington and Portland, Oregon are known for their damp, dreary winter months. This winter, as with many other parts of the U.S., heavy snowfall is taking the place of rain, turning the usually temperate Northwest into a winter wonderland. But what do you do if

Nissan plans to start selling electric car in Seattle next year

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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.

New catalytic process to convert lignin into jet-range hydrocarbons

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Researchers at Washington State University (WSU) Tri-Cities have developed a catalytic process to convert corn stover lignin into hydrocarbons (C 7 –C 18 )—primarily C 12 –C 18 cyclic structure hydrocarbons in the jet fuel range. The work is featured on.

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Model S car fire hits Tesla shares

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Not to sound insensitive to the individual involved in the crash-which is believed to have occurred on the Washington State Route 167 outside of Seattle this week-but according to a st[.]. Groan.

Alliance AutoGas launches 5300-mile, 12-city Coast-to-Coast Clean Air Ride with converted F-150

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The converted F-150 will travel across the country from Kansas City to Seattle, WA, and back through the US, stopping along the way, to complete its journey in Jacksonville, FL, on 18 May, followed by a Homecoming event in Asheville, NC, on 23 May. Three of the city stops—in Fort Collins, CO, Salt Lake City, UT, and Seattle, WA—will be hosted by Alliance AutoGas member Blue Star Gas in conjunction with their local Clean City Coalitions.

Shell Project M, 'Clean Diesel' Disclaimer, Scion Says 'No' To Electric Cars: Today's Car News

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Read about the Seattle Honda dealer that adopted Apple-style sales practices, and why the transition wasn''t easy. Today, Shell''s "Project M" seeks to design a fuel-efficient city car, why "clean diesels" may not be quite as clean as the name suggests, and Scion shrugs off hybrids and electric cars. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Find out. Today in Car News

Boeing ecoDemonstrator 757 expands testing; green diesel blend, energy harvesting windows, 3D-printed flight deck component

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In cooperation with NASA, the 757 flew on 17 June 17 from Seattle to NASA’s Langley Research Center in Hampton, Va.,

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Tesla Model X configurator, 2016 Toyota Prius crash tests, BMW ReachNow: Today's Car News

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Today, an online configurator for all Tesla Model X variants appears, the 2016 Toyota Prius hybrid scores well in crash tests, and BMW launches its ReachNow car-sharing service in Seattle. All this and more on Green Car Reports. We've got more Tesla Model 3 mania, electric bikers, and Porsche electric-car design in our Week in Reverse feature and. Today in Car News