Three coming DOE funding opportunities for sustainable transportation technologies

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The US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy intends to issue three sustainable transportation technologies funding opportunity announcements (FOAs) in Spring 2021. This NOI aims to take advantage of the significant opportunities for the entire freight and truck transportation system to achieve higher efficiency and electrification (battery, hydrogen fuel cell, plug-in hybrid and fuel cell range extenders).

CARB designing Sustainable Transportation Equity Project

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The California Air Resources Board (CARB) is designing the Sustainable Transportation Equity Project Program, and will hold its second program design workgroup in Los Angeles later this month. STEP aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, increase access to clean transportation, and address community resident’s transportation needs by funding planning, clean transportation, and land use projects. Environmental Justice Mobility Policy Sustainability

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Daimler, Tsinghua University deepen joint research cooperation on sustainable transportation; automated driving and intelligent mobility

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Through the Tsinghua Daimler Joint Research Center for Sustainable Transportation, the cooperation has been extended for an additional three years. Inspired by China, innovating for China’, our Joint Research Center for Sustainable Transportation serves as a shining example of Sino-German cooperation, consistently working to bring sustainable, innovative mobility solutions that meet China’s specific needs.

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Tennessee DEC announces Sustainable Transportation Awards and Forum

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Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) Commissioner Bob Martineau announced the launch of the TDEC Sustainable Transportation Awards initiative to recognize outstanding and voluntary achievements by governments, businesses, industries, public and private institutions of higher learning, and utilities that demonstrate leadership in advancing sustainable transportation in the State.

Volvo Group delivers recommendations on sustainable transport to UN Secretary-General

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Volvo Group CEO Martin Lundstedt, in his role as co-chair of the High-Level Advisory Group on Sustainable Transport, submitted a report to United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon containing ten recommendations on how sustainable transport can advance sustainable development. The report calls for increased international development funding, supportive legislation and incentives to promote new transport technologies.

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USDOT awards $14M to UC Davis-led National Center for Sustainable Transportation

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The US Department of Transportation recently selected the National Center for Sustainable Transportation, led by the UC Davis Institute of Transportation Studies, to receive a five-year grant totaling approximately $14 million ($2.8 million in the initial year) to advance a more sustainable transportation system. It is the only national transportation center focused on environmental preservation and the only one in California.

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DOE awarding $4.8M to 5 BIRD Energy projects with Israel; H2 storage, biofuel, sustainable transportation

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million in the areas of hydrogen storage, advanced biofuels, sustainable transportation, and energy efficiency. The companies must present a project that involves innovation in the area of sustainable and clean energy and is of mutual interest to both countries. Chelmsford, Massachusetts) will develop a safe hydrogen transport and storage system.

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President’s 2016 Budget requests $29.9B for DOE; 9% boost over FY 2015 enacted; $793M (2.7%) for sustainable transportation

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billion above the FY 2015 Enacted level, sustains DOE’s role as the largest federal sponsor of basic research in the physical sciences and develops and operates advanced scientific user facilities at the National Laboratories to maintain the nation’s primacy in science and innovation. Sustainable transportation. Sustainable transportation funding requests include: Vehicle technologies. President Barack Obama’s 2016 Budget requests $29.9

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Univ. of Michigan receives grant from Alcoa Foundation for sustainable transportation research in Detroit, Beijing

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The University of Michigan will receive a $250,000 grant from Alcoa Foundation to support U-M’s Sustainable Mobility and Accessibility Research and Transformation ( SMART ) project. The grant will be used to develop and apply practical solutions to the challenges of sustainable transportation in the Detroit and Beijing regions.

8 development banks commit to provide more than $175B to scale up support for sustainable transport

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The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and seven other multilateral development banks (MDBs) are committing to provide more than $175 billion of loans and grants for transport in developing countries over the next decade. Developing countries have the opportunity to leapfrog to a greener future of less motorization, shorter commutes, and more energy efficient transport systems. Sustainable transport solutions are available.

Report Finds That Urgent Changes in Transport Financing Required to Enable More Sustainable Transportation Globally

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Changes in how transport is financed are essential if cities and nations are to deal effectively with the rapid growth in motor vehicle traffic and related environmental and health problems, including climate change, according to a new report by the Transport Research Laboratory released at Fifth Regional EST Forum in Asia by the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (ITDP) and the Partnership for Sustainable Low Carbon Transport.

Tyne & Wear boosted by £5 million sustainable transport fund

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Tyne and Wear region is to benefit from a new £5 million investment to into a ‘carbon-cutting, growth boosting local transport scheme’, the Transport Minister Norman Baker announced today. The new Go Smarter to Work – Tyne and Wear Sustainable Transport Package will include measures to relieve congestion on the A1 Western Bypass, to make [.]. Green credentials DfT sustainability transport UK

DOE to award $22.3M to accelerate the development of MD, HD plug-in vehicles and use of other sustainable transportation technologies

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The “Fiscal Year (FY) 2016 Vehicle Technologies Multi-Topic Funding Opportunity Announcement” ( DE-FOA-0001535 ) seeks cost-shared projects across three areas of sustainable transportation technologies. The US Department of Energy (DOE) announced approximately $22.3

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ITS-Davis study finds social influence a key element in transitioning to more sustainable transportation such as PHEVs

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Research from the Institute of Transportation Studies, University of California at Davis (ITS-Davis) suggests it will take more than a reasonable price and good information to get consumers to make more sustainable transportation choices, such as the purchase of a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV). strong interest in the societal benefit that is willing to contribute resources to sustain more.

Sustainable Transport Awards open for nominees

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Sustainable transport initiatives from across the UK, France and Belgium will battle it out to win at the 2014 Eurostar Ashden Awards for the chance to be honoured for their achievements and a share of £30,000 in prize money. Entries for the 2014 Eurostar Ashden Awards for Sustainable Travel are[.].

Government adds £900,000 fund to support sustainable transport schemes

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An extra 900,000 will help support sustainable transport schemes across seven local authorities in England. Announced by Transport Minister, Baroness Kramer, the additional funding has been allocated to existing local projects, supported by the Department for Transports Sustainable Transport Fun[.].

Government announces new ‘Sustainable Transport Fund’

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Plans for a new ‘Local Sustainable Transport Fund’ have been announced by Local Transport minister Norman Baker. New fund is designed to help local transport authorities outside London to develop measures that will help clean up transport while also improving safety and increasing levels of physical activity among local people. Tags: Green credentials cycling spending review sustainable transport fund transport fund walking

DSB and Better Place Partner to Deliver a Sustainable Transportation Alternative in Denmark with EV-Train Combo

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Better Place and DSB, Denmark’s state-owned passenger rail company, signed an agreement to provide Danes with door-to-door, sustainable transportation by combining passenger rail and electric car service. We consider the cooperation agreement with DSB as a unique opportunity to promote the adoption of EVs in Denmark and an important milestone in our work to establish a nationwide infrastructure for sustainable transportation.

Ashden Awards for Sustainable Transport open for 2015

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It seems like five minutes ago since Dale Vince, CEO of Ecotricity was collecting the 2014 Eurostar Ashden award for Sustainable Travel, for establishing the UK’s Electric Highway – a network of rapid chargers, located at motorway service stations across the country.

The Budget 2009 - working towards sustainable transport

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The Budget confirmed and built on the Chancellor’s measures in Budget 2008 and the Pre-Budget report by: Confirming the new rules on capital allowances linked to CO2 emissions. Confirming and extending the overhaul of Vehicle Excise Duty Rates. Increasing company car benefit in kind tax in the future for all but the lowest carbon cars. Confirming future increases in fuel duty. Introducing a vehicle scrappage scheme.

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Podcast: Tesla Semi service program, Audi e-tron Q4, Mercedes-Benz EQS, and more

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This week on the Electrek Podcast , we discuss the most popular news in the world of sustainable transport and energy, including the Tesla Semi service program, Audi e-tron Q4, Mercedes-Benz EQS, and more.

Podcast: Tesla delivery record, Tesla Semi production, Kia EV6, and more

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This week on the Electrek Podcast , we discuss the most popular news in the world of sustainable transport and energy, including Tesla’s delivery record, Tesla Semi production, the new Kia EV6, and more.

Investing in an EV future today costs much less than you think

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The world is quickly moving toward a future of sustainable transportation, and it’s getting there in an electric vehicle. Fortunately, the road to cleaner mobility has never been smoother — or more affordable. Policy

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Earn a Masters Degree in – electric vehicles

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Tags: Electric cars Green cars Latest news Renault Electric Vehicle Masters Degree electric vehicles Masters Course ParisTech Renault Foundation Sustainable Mobility Institute sustainable transport

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Podcast: TSLA Q1 earnings, Tesla Powerwall 2+, Elon on FSD, and more

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This week on the Electrek Podcast , we discuss the most popular news in the world of sustainable transport and energy, including Tesla’s Q1 earning results, Tesla Powerwall 2+, Elon Musk on new FSD Beta update, and more.

Podcast: Tesla fatal crash goes viral in media, another price change, Cadillac Lyriq, and more

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This week on the Electrek Podcast , we discuss the most popular news in the world of sustainable transport and energy, including a Tesla fatal crash goes viral in the media, another Model 3/Y r price change, Cadillac Lyriq production version, and more.

Podcast: Tesla v11, Tesla accepts Bitcoin, another price increase, and more

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This week on the Electrek Podcast , we discuss the most popular news in the world of sustainable transport and energy, including Tesla’s v11 software update, Tesla accepting Bitcoin, another Model 3 price increase, and more.

£46m to go towards green buses

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Over £46m will be used for 542 new low carbon buses on roads across England by March 2012, the Transport Minister Norman Baker has announced. The money is part of the Government’s drive to target investment in new projects that promote green growth and encourage use of sustainable local transport. Latest news buses green transport low emissions sustainable transport Transport Minister Norman Baker

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Podcast: Electric Last Mile (ELMS), Tesla news, Mercedes-Benz EQC specs, and more

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This week on the Electrek Podcast , we discuss the most popular news in the world of sustainable transport and energy, including a partner segment on Electric Last Mile Solutions (ELMS) where CEO James Taylor joins us 20 minutes early to discussing the company and going public via SPAC.

BYD lands largest ever electric bus order in Finland; 106 buses for Nobina

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BYD has entered the Finnish market for the first time after securing an order for 106 buses with Nobina, one of Finland’s and Scandinavia’s largest Public Transport Operators (PTOs).

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Report: Major changes needed to transport financing

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If the transport sector is to cope with the rapid growth in motor vehicle traffic and the related environmental and health issues then major changes are needed to how transport is financed. That’s the verdict of a new report by the Transport Research Laboratory entitled A Paradigm Shift Towards Sustainable Low Carbon Transport.

Daimler Truck AG and the Volvo Group complete creation of fuel-cell joint venture: cellcentric

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The ambition is to make the new joint venture a leading global manufacturer of fuel-cells, and thus help the world take a major step towards climate-neutral and sustainable transportation by 2050. Daimler Truck AG and the Volvo Group completed the transaction to form the previously announced fuel-cell joint venture. Earlier post.) The Volvo Group has acquired 50% of the partnership interests in the existing Daimler Truck Fuel Cell GmbH & Co. KG for approximately SEK 6.3

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UC Davis study finds discontinuance rate of 21% for California PHEV adopters, 19% for BEV adopters

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UC Davis: National Center for Sustainable Transportation.” Discontinuance is the term applied to the abandoning of a new technology by someone who was once an adopter or user. A new study by Scott Hardman and Gil Tal at the University of California, Davis has found that discontinuance occurs at a rate of 21% for California plug-in hybrid adopters and 19% for California battery electric vehicle adopters.

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Achates opposed-piston 3-cylinder 10.6L diesel emissions meet 2027 EPA, CA requirements

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These results show that the Opposed-Piston technology is able to meet our sustainable transportation goals, reducing criteria pollutants while also emitting less carbon dioxide. Achates Power’s innovative 3-cylinder, 10.6L

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Phoenix Motorcars deploys electric cargo truck to service family-owned business in Sacramento

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Funded through the Sacramento Emergency Clean Air & Transportation Grant Program (SECAT), the electric box truck deployment highlights the appetite amongst fleets in California to choose cleaner, sustainable transportation options.

Nissan field testing new mobility services as part of building sustainable future community in Japan

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The partnership agreement between three local governments and eight companies aims to develop new modes of transportation, and to promote the use of renewable energy, in the Hamadori area of Fukushima Prefecture. The service supports both passenger and cargo transport.

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Industry & environmentalists tell EU the future of shipping fuel is green hydrogen and ammonia

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The FuelEU Maritime initiative will require ships carrying EU trade to progressively switch to sustainable alternative fuels. In a public letter , shipping companies DFDS, CMB and Viking Cruises, commodities trader Trafigura, and green group Transport & Environment (T&E) say green hydrogen and ammonia are sustainable and can be produced in sufficient quantities to decarbonise the industry. Shipping accounts for about 13% of greenhouse gas emissions from European transport.

DOE awards $5M to Achates Power to develop next-generation medium-duty opposed-piston engine for commercial vehicles

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Working with the world-class teams at Clemson, Wisconsin, and Isuzu, the project helps lead us towards more sustainable transportation. Achates Power was awarded a $5-million cooperative agreement from the US Department of Energy in 2020 for a new two-cylinder prototype demonstration and concept design of a next-generation medium-duty commercial vehicle opposed-piston engine.

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ASKO deploys two Scania battery-electric distribution trucks in Norway

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This pilot marks another milestone in the cooperation regarding electrified solutions for heavy transport between Scania and ASKO. In the long run, electrification will be key to achieving a sustainable transport system for heavy vehicles as well.

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Westport Fuel Systems & Scania partner on direct-injected hydrogen engine research project

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Hydrogen use in an internal combustion engine with our HPDI fuel system could offer another cost-competitive pathway to reduce CO 2 emissions from transportation. Westport Fuel Systems will begin a research project with Scania to apply an HPDI 2.0

Lightning eMotors partners with Soderholm Bus & Mobility to sell electric commercial vehicles in Hawaii

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Lightning eMotors’ new and repowered products give us the flexibility we need to provide sustainable transportation systems to the Pacific Islands.

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Geely Auto forms new premium electric car company Zeekr; SEA EV architecture

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Under the plans, Zeekr will use Geely Holding Group’s Sustainable Experience Architecture (SEA)—unveiled last year—and will include its own battery technologies, battery management systems, electric motor technologies and electric vehicle supply chain support.

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Tesla Roadster becomes first of Matchbox’s new line of sustainable toy cars

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Eventually, the Tesla Roadster would be joined by Matchbox versions of sustainable cars from companies like Nissan, Toyota, and BMW. The post Tesla Roadster becomes first of Matchbox’s new line of sustainable toy cars appeared first on TESLARATI.

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