Clean vehicles are gaining more attention in Shanghai

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Shanghai adopts new guidelines focused on clean vehicles China is well on its way to making clean transportation a major priority in the coming years. The country has already established itself as the world’s largest market for electric vehicles. Many Chinese cities are taking steps to encourage consumers to purchase clean vehicles. Shanghai is one of the latest to take up new measures to help accomplish this task. The city government had adopted new guidelines that will help Shanghai move away from traditional vehicles and embrace those powered by clean…

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Clean vehicles could find major success in China in 2018

Clean Vehicles may find success in 2018

China is increasing its clean transportation efforts this year China has ambitious plans when it comes to launching clean vehicles in 2018. This year, the country intends to deploy a wide range of battery, hybrid, and fuel cell vehicles simultaneously. China has already established itself as the world’s leading market for clean cars and will be leveraging the momentum it has created in order to bring new vehicles to consumers. New data from the China Passenger Car Association (CPCA) shows that the country is well on track to accomplishing its…

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GM seeks to find profit with electric vehicles in China

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GM is looking to the Chinese market to make electric vehicles profitable General Motors is moving forward with its plans to make electric vehicles profitable. Last month, the automaker ensured shareholders that it would accomplish this goal by 2021. How the company planned to do this was unclear at the time. Now, however, GM seems to plan to divide its focus in order to meet its goal. Domestically, the company will continue developing conventional vehicles. Most of its focus with electric vehicles will be focused on China, however. Automakers are…

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Colorado looks to boost adoption of clean vehicles

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State launches new plan to support the success of clean vehicles The Colorado Transportation, Energy, and Public Health Departments have launched a new plan outlining stronger support for clean vehicles. The Colorado Electric Vehicle Plan, as it is called, aims to help the state comply with an executive order that was issued by Governor John Hickenlooper. The order calls upon the state to build more electric charging stations. This greater infrastructure support is meant to boost the adoption of clean vehicles, encouraging more consumers to purchase these cars. Colorado wants…

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Alstom to bring trains equipped with fuel cells to Germany

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New train to begin trial runs in Germany Alstom, a leading manufacturer of trains, is making promising progress on its Coradia iLint, which may be the world’s first passenger train equipped with a hydrogen fuel cell. The new train is expected to make its debut in Germany later this year. The train will be part of Germany’s overarching efforts to revolutionize its railway system to become more environmentally friendly and cut down on emissions. If successful, the train may be the first of many that will be put to use…

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Chinese city aims to become a leader in hydrogen fuel

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Wuhan will establish itself as a hydrogen center in China The city of Wuhan in central China is poised to make itself into a center for hydrogen fuel production and fuel cell technology. A new industrial park is set to be built within the city, which could add significant momentum to China’s budding hydrogen industry. The industrial park is meant to attract more than 100 of China’s small and large companies that have some interest in fuel cell technology. These companies will be instrumental in helping Wuhan make its transition…

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UK may need to accelerate its plan for clean vehicles

Clean Vehicles Plan Needs to Accelerate

Report suggests that UK may miss its environmental goals by 2040 The United Kingdom may have to accelerate plans to ban internal combustion vehicles in order to meet its environmental goals, according to a new report from the Committee on Climate Change (CCC). The report suggests that the government’s Clean Growth Strategy may not be enough to ensure success in reducing emissions. The government’s current plan is to place a ban on the sale of all new internal combustion vehicles in 2040. The report claims that this plan must be…

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Majority of electric vehicles are acquired through leasing programs

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Study shows most consumers lease their clean vehicles The penetration of electric vehicles in the United States is heavily reliant on leasing, according to a new study from Bloomberg New Energy Finance. In many cases, leasing allows consumers to avoid potentially high upfront costs. In the case of vehicles equipped with fuel cells, leasing programs also grant consumers guaranteed access to the hydrogen fuel they need to power these vehicles. The study shows that the vast majority of electric vehicles and hybrids in the United States are gained through leasing…

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Kia unveils its new clean car and plans for future electric vehicles

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Kia’s Niro EV has been revealed Automaker Kia has unveiled its new Niro EV concept car. The new model is an all-electric version of Kia’s existing Niro Hybrid. The automaker has become heavily committed to releasing electric vehicles in the coming years and has focused on making these cars as efficient as possible. The Niro EV concept is expected to be able to travel some 238 miles before needing to be recharged. The vehicle is also equipped with new technology that has been developed by Kia and its partners. Kia…

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Partnerships could help Hyundai create new clean vehicles

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Hyundai will continue working with Intel and Nvidia South Korean automaker Hyundai has confirmed that its partnership with both Intel and Nvidia is ongoing. Hyundai vice chairman Chung Eui-sun confirmed the collaboration in Las Vegas, Nevada, where the Consumer Electronics Show will be taking place. The partnerships may highlight Hyundai’s future plans concerning clean vehicles, especially where autonomous cars are concerned. The automaker has been investing in autonomous technology for some time, hoping to eventually develop driverless clean vehicles. Intel and Nvidia have significant experience with autonomous technology Nvidia has…

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Partnership aims to equip clean vehicles with autonomous technology

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Volkswagen and Aurora will be working to improve clean vehicles German automaker Volkswagen has partnered with Aurora, a startup company based in California. Together, the two companies will work to research and develop autonomous vehicles. Volkswagen is one of several automakers that have taken an interest in driverless technology, which may eventually power clean vehicles of the future. Such vehicles are expected to be powered by clean technologies, such as batteries or hydrogen fuel cells. These technologies coupled with driverless systems would make the vehicles significantly more efficient. Automaker plans…

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China is leading the transportation market with electric vehicles

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China is focusing more heavily on electric vehicles China has become the dominating force in the clean transportation market. The country became the world’s largest vehicle market with more than 28 million cars sold in 2016. Unfortunately, the transportation field has committed heavily to the country’s air pollution problems. As such, the government has targeted vehicles in order to reduce emissions. Now, government regulations and standards may end up affecting the rest of the auto industry and its plans concerning electric vehicles. Government standards require automakers to sell a certain…

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Hydrogen fuel continues to gain momentum in Scotland

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Scottish Cities Alliance will continue to work toward developing smart cities and embracing hydrogen fuel The Scottish Cities Alliance has reaffirmed its partnership through the next four years. The coalition is comprised of the cities of Aberdeen, Dundee, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Inverness, Perth, and Stirling. It focuses on supporting economic growth throughout Scotland. With commitment to the partnership being secured, the Scottish Cities Alliance intends to focus heavily on the promotion of “smart cities” as well as the use of hydrogen fuel and fuel cell systems. New technology can help improve…

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China to extend tax rebates for clean vehicles

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Clean cars will continue to receive financial support from the Chinese government China’s finance ministry has announced that it will be extending tax rebates for clean vehicles. This tax rebate was meant to expire at the end of this year, but has been extended until December of 2020. The announcement has been welcomed by automakers, many of whom plan to release new clean vehicles in China within the next year. The tax rebate covers vehicles that are equipped with batteries and hydrogen fuel cells, as well as plug-in hybrids. Government…

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Hyundai and Kia to release new artificial intelligence assistant in 2019

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New AI program will be making its way to vehicles in 2019 Automakers Kia and Hyundai are planning to develop a new artificial intelligence assistant that will be part of their future vehicles. AI has begun making its way into the auto industry, but relatively few companies have begun experimenting with this technology. Kia and Hyundai are working with SoundHound to develop the new AI assistant. The companies believe that the first of its AI programs will be connected to vehicles beginning in 2019. Artificial intelligence system could be installed…

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Sale of fuel cell vehicles is on the rise worldwide

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Report shows that some 6,000 fuel cell vehicles will have been sold by the end of 2017 Information Trends, a leading market research company, has released a new report concerning the growing market for fuel cell vehicles. The report suggests that as many as 6,000 of these vehicles will have been sold worldwide by the end of this year. Vehicles equipped with hydrogen fuel cells have been gaining momentum throughout the year, but still remain relatively rare among consumers in many countries. These cars have found the majority of their…

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