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

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Europe zero emissions United States mass transit Buses Public transportThe 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. 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.

How Teslas charge in US and UK.: similarities and differences

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It's well-known that electrical outlets in the United States and elsewhere vary, but it also makes for somewhat different charging experiences with the Tesla Model S. Europe United States Tesla Motors plug-in cars charging Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

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Energy Dept to award $15 million for very fast electric-car charging

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The United States Department of Energy has announced a new funding initiative to accelerate the development of what it calls "Extreme Fast Charging" (XFC) systems. Department of Energy United States Charging station charging infrastructure Fast ChargingIn total, the DoE will award $15 million for the development of electric-car charging systems as well as batteries capable of very fast charging. Each area of interest has specific.

Seven Western states sign deal to expand electric-car charging networks

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The Western United States will soon see an electric-car charging network covering 5,000 miles of roadways. Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper announced that he and six other governors in western states have agreed to develop a network of fast-charge stations in the region. United States plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) charging infrastructure Charging stations

Electric trucks to grow fast from now through 2030: report

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Europe China United States plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Commercial vehicleIn the coming years, the world's auto industry will continue to shift its product mix to electric and electrified vehicles to meet growing concerns over carbon emissions and stringent fuel-economy regulations across the globe. However, the passenger-car segment isn't the only area that will see electric powertrains implemented. A new study.

UAW wakes up to job threat posed by electric cars, as German unions have already

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UAW unions Production United States Economy plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV With an evolving shift to electrified and plug-in electric cars, the changes that will bring to the auto industry are far from limited to the powertrains. The entire mass-production and vehicle assembly process the industry pioneered a century ago will require major restructuring, it appears. Electric cars require significantly fewer parts and.

Range Rover plug-in hybrids on sale in U.S. in March 2018

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Land Rover Range Rover and Range Rover Sport plug-in hybrid models will both go on sale in the United States in March of 2018. Plug-In Hybrids United States plug-in carsSix years after Land Rover confirmed it would introduce a Range Rover plug-in hybrid, the luxury-SUV brand has now provided an official on-sale date. However, the two plug-in SUVs will be global vehicles and differ from.

Which country or region will make the most electric cars in 2025? Poll results

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Europe North America Manufacturing China Production United States plug-in cars PollsPlug-in electric cars are going to be a bigger part of the vehicle mix in future than they have been to date. That much is abundantly clear. Electric cars are one of four significant forces that will likely change what we think of as an "automobile" forever, the others being autonomy, connectivity, and sharing. DON'T MISS: Tesla and China: why an.

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EPA to study cutting amount of ethanol in U.S. gasoline

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Most fuel stations across the United States no longer offer pure gasoline, with E10—a blend of 10 percent ethanol and 90 percent gasoline—prevailing. Gasoline Biofuels EPA ethanol e85 United States E10 flex fuel alternative fuel vehicles e15Since 2007, the Renewable Fuel Standard has required increasing levels of ethanol in gasoline blends sold in the U.S.

US governors release own plans to cut carbon at climate-change summit

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will pull out of the Paris Climate Accord, the United States cannot formally exit the agreement until November 5, 2020. Politics global warming United States climate change scienceWhile President Trump has announced the U.S. Despite the administration's stance and its many efforts to end U.S. action to reduce carbon emissions, numerous U.S. governors arrived at the Global Climate Change Summit in Bonn.

Syria to sign Paris Climate pact, leaving US alone; Trump disinvited from climate summit

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Following President Donald Trump's decision to pull the United States from the Paris Climate Accord—a global pact to reduce carbon output and curb climate change—only two other nations had not signed the treaty. global warming United States climate change Donald Trump

Shell and Kinder Morgan plan to export LNG from the United States

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Shell US Gas & Power LLC (Shell), a subsidiary of Royal Dutch Shell plc, and Southern Liquefaction Company, LLC, a Kinder Morgan company and unit of El Paso Pipeline Partners, L.P. The project will use Shell’s innovative small-scale liquefaction unit, which will be integrated with the existing Elba Island facility and enable rapid construction compared to traditional large-scale plants.

USCAR: Hydrogen research is important

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The debate as to whether money should be invested into hydrogen fuel cell technology continues to rage across the Atlantic, where the United States Council for Automotive Research (USCAR) published a whitepaper on the importance of continued research into hydrogen as a low-carbon transportation solution.

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2019 Land Rover Range Rover P400e plug-in hybrid revealed, on sale in US next year

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Plug-In Hybrids United States plug-in cars Jaguar Land RoverFollowing the debut of the smaller Land Rover Range Rover Sport P400e plug-in hybrid, the luxury SUV maker revealed its larger sibling: the 2019 Land Rover Range Rover P400e. The Land Rover Range Rover P400e plug-in hybrid is the larger of the two, but the SUV boasts an identical electrified powertrain to the Range Rover Sport P400e. Both plug-in.

After 11 Years, Two-Millionth Hybrid Car Sold In United States

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Sometime early last week, someone somewhere in the U.S. bought a hybrid car. And while we may never know exactly who that person was, the car was the 2-millionth hybrid-electric vehicle sold here since the very first Honda Insight went on sale in late 1999. Industry trade journal Ward's Auto calculated from its sales data that the milestone was

Want to buy a used, updated Volkswagen TDI diesel car? Your VW dealer will get first dibs

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Diesels emissions TDI Used Cars United States VW Group Volkswagen diesel scandalUpdated Volkswagen diesel vehicles with new engine software will soon be back on the market, but those looking to buy one will have to wait for their local dealership. Volkswagen will offer the hundreds of thousands of modified diesel vehicles to its franchised dealers first, offering them a "right of first refusal" on the cars. The software.

NREL updates Survey of Advanced Biofuel Producers in the United States

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The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) updated its annual survey of US non-starch ethanol and renewable hydrocarbon biofuels producers.

United States Caribbean Sea Emission Control Area now effective

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The United States Caribbean Sea Emission Control Area (ECA) (SO x came into effect , under MARPOL Annex VI, on 1 January 2014, bringing in stricter controls on emissions of sulfur oxide (SO x ), nitrogen oxide (NO x ) and particulate matter (PM) for ships trading in certain waters adjacent to the coasts of Puerto Rico and the United States Virgin Islands.

United States and China agree to work together on phasing down HFCs

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The United States and China will work together and with other countries to use the expertise and institutions of the Montreal Protocol to phase down the consumption and production of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), among other forms of multilateral cooperation. For the past four years, the United States, Canada, and Mexico have proposed an amendment to the Montreal Protocol to phase down the production and consumption of HFCs.

From coal miner to wind-farm worker: Wyoming retraining program

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President Donald Trump has announced his intention to pull the United States from the Paris Climate Pact, but private companies and other entities are taking on the challenge of clean energy themselves. Goldwind Americas, a subsidiary of a leading Chinese wind-turbine manufacturer, continues to expand in the United States and it has eyed Wyoming.

New international agreement boost for EV harmonisation

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A new international agreement supported by the European Union, the United States and Japan could help pave the way for the widespread uptake of electric cars. Electric cars electric electric car European Union geneva japan United States vehicleUnder the new proposed co-operating agreement two working groups will work on addressing two key areas of concern for helping accelerate the worldwide acceptance of electric cars; safety and [.].

Visteon Files for Chapter 11 Reorganization in United States

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Global automotive supplier Visteon Corporation and certain of its US subsidiaries voluntarily filed petitions for relief under Chapter 11 of the US Bankruptcy Code. The petitions were filed in the US Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware. No Visteon subsidiaries or joint ventures outside the US are part of the filing. Visteon is taking this step to maximize the long-term value of the company.

Consortium awards battery development project

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A123Systems has been awarded an $8million advanced battery development project from the United States Advanced Battery Consortium (USABC). Green cars Latest news Lithium-ion batteries A123Systems Chrysler Ford general motors nanophosphate lithium-ion batteries United States Advanced Battery Consortium USABC

US NOx Cap and Trade Program Lowers Smog Levels in Eastern United States

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State level ozone emissions in the NBP, from 1990 to 2010 (projected). The NO x Budget Trading Program is a partnership between federal and state governments to reduce the regional transport of NO x from power plants and industry in the eastern US.

United States and Italy Sign Agreements to Advance Developments in Nuclear Energy

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The US-Italy Joint Declaration Concerning Industrial and Commercial Cooperation in the Nuclear Energy Sector affirms the strong interest of the United States and Italy to encourage their respective nuclear industries to seek opportunities for the construction of new nuclear power plants.

BREAKING NEWS: US Science Report Proves All Out Effort To Fight Climate Change Needed Right Now Or Everyone Is Screwed. Get It?

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Neither did ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, CNBC, MSNBC, CNN, HNN or any other major, mainstream outlet in the United States. This is the cover of the report that was released by the The U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP) on Tuesday. If you click on the cover you can get the report.

DC's electric-taxi drivers have no public place to charge, they say

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While the United States boasts tens of thousands of charging stations, some areas remain better-covered than others. The availability of charging stations for electric cars is likely to remain a major factor for many would-be owners as plug-in cars become more popular. Unfortunately for taxi cab drivers in Washington D.C., the lack of charging. Washington, D.C. taxi charging infrastructure Charging stations

Energy Dept grid report downplayed renewables, stressed coal, fossil fuels

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Earlier this year, Department of Energy secretary Rick Perry, previously governor of fossil-fuel producer Texas, called for a 60-day review of the United States' energy grid. The stated. The Trump administration hasn't been coy about trying to champion traditional fossil fuels while downplaying the importance and falling costs of renewable energy.

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California utilities submit $1 billion of electric-car projects to regulators

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California continues to lead the United States, and in some ways the world, in efforts to reduce and eliminate harmful emissions from road vehicles. Following the lead of Governor Jerry Brown, the state legislature and regulatory agencies have set aggressive goals to reduce emission of climate-change gases, primarily carbon dioxide. California electric utilities plug-in cars Charging station state laws charging infrastructure

China has licensed 9 electric-car plants, more than U.S. has today

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Quick trivia question: how many plants are there in the United States currently building electric cars? To be generous, we'll allow both battery-electric and plug-in hybrid models. Any idea? The answer turns out to be four. DON'T MISS: Shanghai auto show: China plugs into electric cars in a big way Meanwhile, China—which has a long-term goal. China plug-in cars assembly plants

Action on climate change 'harmful, unnecessary': Trump White House

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Following inauguration ceremonies for the 45th president of the United States, the Obama White House website was replaced with an entirely new site for the Trump White. If there were any doubt that U.S. policy on climate change would change drastically under President Donald Trump, it should have been laid to rest shortly after noon yesterday.

House approves bill to exempt self-driving cars from safety standards, overrule state laws

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The United States House of Representatives has taken the first step towards allowing automakers and technology companies to deploy self-driving cars on public roads. Politics government congress Autonomous cars regulation state laws self-driving carsA House panel passed a proposal that would allow automakers and other companies to deploy up to 100,000 self-driving vehicles. Significantly, the bill does not require the.

Hawaii to get hydrogen fueling station; Toyota Mirai leases to follow

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Within the United States, the eight islands of Hawaii are blessed with a temperate climate, abundant sunshine, few high-speed highways, and a statewide speed limit of 60 mph, achievable only on a few roads. Tropical islands are some of the best places on earth to pioneer carbon-free energy and zero-emission vehicles.

Germany investigates possible Audi diesel emission cheats

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Just as the Volkswagen Group begins to wind down its diesel scandal in the United States, things may be ramping up in Europe. A German government task force discovered a new type of defeat device in Audi vehicles, which allows the cars to cheat emission tests. Both V-6 and V-8 powered Audi A8 diesels—built between 2009 and 2013—were. Diesel cars

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5 more VW diesel execs indicted, including R&D head, after weekend arrest

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The charges include conspiracy to defraud the United States, to defraud customers, and to violate the Clean Air Act. On Wednesday, six senior VW Group executives were indicted by the Justice Department on multiple counts of conspiracy and intent to defraud. All stemmed from the Volkswagen diesel scandal that erupted in September 2015. Over the. TDI VW VW Group fbi Volkswagen diesel scandal

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What Can I Save Driving An Electric Car? Apps Can Help, Soon

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Last month, Apple Stores in the United States began stocking the Automatic Link. And it might just point the way toward how to convince more car buyers that a plug-in electric car--or other alternatives, from hybrid to diesel to natural gas, for that matter--could make economic sense.

Judge approves VW diesel V-6 settlement, last major piece of scandal

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billion in settlements with owners and to modify or buy back 88,500 3.0-liter V-6 TDI powered vehicles in the United States. The Volkswagen diesel cheating saga has closed another chapter as a U.S. judge approved a proposed settlement for V-6 powered vehicles, the final major U.S. piece of the entire scandal. In total, Volkswagen will pay $1.22 TDI VW Volkswagen diesel scandal

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250,000th plug-in electric car to be sold in California alone this month

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It's long been obvious that California is the epicenter of emission reduction and electric-car adoption in the United States. million plug-in vehicles estimated to be on global roads by the end of this year, fully one-fifth are in the Golden State. And its outsize influence on U.S. environmental policy has global ramifications as well. Of the 1.25 sales California CARB New car sales plug-in cars Zero Emission Vehicle

German electric-car industry centers in 'Silicon Saxony'

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Silicon Valley seems to grab many of the tech headlines in the United States, especially when it comes to autonomous vehicles, cars that plug in, and the future of transportation. Electric-car maker Tesla has undeniably contributed to Silicon Valley's automotive chops, but other makers are working to ensure they aren't left behind as software. Mercedes-Benz Daimler Electric Car plug-in cars

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China to build many gigafactories' worth of electric-car battery plants

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While the United States federal government threatens to backslide on renewable energy, California and China continue to move at an aggressive pace to lead the world in zero-emission vehicles. However, there's another piece to the electric-car puzzle that China seems poised to lead as well: battery production. As the global market for electric and. China Batteries plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) gigafactory