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PG&E plans ambitious E.V. charger roll-out in California

An estimated 25,000 electric vehicle chargers could be deployed in California by Pacific Gas and Electric Company. PG&E is seeking permission from California state regulators for a program that will be the largest deployment of E.V. charging stations in the United States. PG&E wants to build an estimated 25,000 E.V. chargers at sites all across its service area in Northern and Central California. The chargers will be located at both commercial and public locations with 10...

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Alstom supplies Audi with two hybrid shunting locomotives

French multinational company Alstom will be supplying the Audi’s freight transport with two hybrid shunting locomotives. Particularly, Alstom will be supplying the automotive company Audi with two H3 hybrid shunting locomotives which will be used to reorganize its factory traffic in Ingolstadt. The locomotives are scheduled to be delivered at the end of 2015 and the end of 2016. The H3 is a three-axle hybrid locomotive which consumes up to 50 percent less fuel than conventional shunting locomotives as well as...

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Boeing successfully completes test flight with green diesel

Boeing has completed the world’s first flight using green diesel. On December 3, the company’s ecoDemonstrator 787 test airplane was able to successfully complete a test flight running on a blend of 15 percent green diesel and 85 percent petroleum jet fuel in its left engine. "The airplane performed as designed with the green diesel blend, just as it does with conventional jet fuel," said Capt. Mike Carriker, chief pilot for New Airplane Product Development, Boeing Test & Evaluation. "This is exactly what we want to see in flight...

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Installing an environmentally safe diesel pump set

Ecologically friendly systems are becoming increasingly important in today’s world. Not only are environmental regulations becoming increasingly strict, most individuals desire to avoid damaging the environment. This can be especially important when attempting to install a diesel pump set for public or private use. Although modern diesel engines enjoy low emission standards, setting up an ecologically friendly diesel pump set requires a number of measures. Avoiding Polluting EmissionsAny diesel engine should be designed and...

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Toyota to release fuel cell vehicle by 2015

Toyota has announced their first fuel-cell automobile, set to be available by 2015. The Toyoto Mirai ia a four-door, mid size sedan that is powered by hydrogen and emits nothing but water vapor. Toyota will make the Mirai available in California first, beginning in the fall of 2015. It will be made available in additional markets tracking the expansion of convenient hydrogen refueling infrastructure. The Mirai uses a fuel cell that allows it to travel up to 300 miles on a full tank. The Mirai can be re-...

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Best Eco Cars of 2014

Eco-friendly cars, also referred to as green cars, are vehicles that have a lesser environmental impact than those that use fossil fuels like diesel or gasoline. This is made possible by their highly-advanced technology and alternative fuels, usually electric, fuel-cell, hydrogen, compressed air, natural gas and bio-diesel. The reason why eco cars are touted to be the products of the future is their significantly-less emission of air pollutants and greenhouse gases and because they reduce our depen...

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U.S. E.P.A. to replace dirty diesel engine school buses through rebate program

The United States Environmental Protection Agency has launched a rebate program that will help fund the replacement of school buses that have older, dirtier diesel engines. Under the E.P.A.’s National Clean Diesel Rebate program, public and private bus fleet owners eligible to apply for funding can have their old, dirty school buses replaced, thereby reducing diesel emissions and improving air quality. As part of the 2014 School Bus Replacement...

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Sony Pictures Entertainment installs 60 E.V. chargers for employee use

A total of 60 charging stations have been installed at Sony Pictures Entertainment’s lot and offices in Culver City, California. The installation is said to be the largest corporate deployment of electric vehicle charging stations in Southern California. NRG eVgo, a subsidiary of NRG Energy, Inc., announced that they had completed the installation of the electric vehicle charging stations on October 14 as part of their eVgo Ready for Electric Vehicle program...

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Toyota hybrid exceeds 7 million mark in global sales

The cumulative global sales of Toyota Motor Corporation’s hybrid vehicle have exceeded the 7 million mark as of September 30. The cumulative global sales of Toyota’s hybrid vehicle has now reached 7.053 million units, with the latest million-unit milestone achieved in nine months – the fastest time yet for Toyota. According to Toyota, the mitigation of the environmental effects of automobiles is a priority. In line with this, Toyota believes that...

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World’s largest battery electric vehicle developed by BYD in California

The world’s largest battery-electric vehicle, a 60-foot bus from BYD Motors, was unveiled during the 2014 American Public Transportation Association Expo in Huston this week. The Lancaster is a 60-foot, articulated battery-electric bus which can drive up to 170 miles on a single charge with a passenger load of up to 120 passengers. The Lancaster was in development for almost two years and is named after the city of Lancaster in Californ...

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