Honda and GM team to build new battery electric cars

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Automakers will be working together to produce new cars Honda and General Motors have announced that they will work together to develop new battery electric vehicles. These news cars will primarily be flee the North American market. The two automakers already have a longstanding partnership focused on improving fuel cell technology. The new initiative will likely add further momentum to the clean transportation plans the companies already have in place. Companies will make use of battery technology from GM The companies will work to develop vehicles based on GM’s battery…

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Clean cars to again receive rebates in Texas

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Texas brings back rebates to support clean transportation Texas has once again begun to offer rebates for those interested in purchasing clean cars. The rebates have been absent for nearly three years, which has slowed the growth of clean transportation in the state to some degree. Now, vehicles that make use of alternative fuels will be eligible for up to $5,000 in rebates. The state is hoping that the rebates will help accelerate the adoption of clean vehicles. Battery and fuel cell vehicles also receive federal subsidies Vehicles that operate…

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Electric cars could save California billions in storage

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Study shows the financial impact clean vehicles could have on storage Electric cars could become a boon to grid operators in California, according to a study from the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. The study suggests that these vehicles could help resolve the state’s “duck curve” problem. The problem involves a significant drop in energy demand during midday hours, followed by a dramatic increase in demand when the sun begins to set. Storage mandate is doing little to solve the duck curve problem State regulators had hoped to solve the duck…

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A new clean car is being developed by Honda

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Honda is working with China’s CATL to develop a new clean car Japanese automaker Honda has begun working on a new global partnership that could have serious implications for the clean transportation market. The company is reportedly working with CATL, the largest battery manufacturer in China to establish a new program. This program would involve the development of a new clean car that is based on Honda’s existing Fit model. The vehicle would be equipped with a battery system with a range of approximately 186 miles. Automaker has a lofty…

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Alternative fuel program launched in Pennsylvania

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State announces new program to support clean vehicle adoption The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection has announced that is has begun accepting new applications for the state’s Alternative Fuels Incentive Grant Program. The alternative fuel program offers financial backing for those interesting in purchasing alternative fuel vehicles, including those powered by hydrogen. The program itself is designed to promote these vehicles among businesses, many of whom are being pushed to comply with increasingly strict emissions regulations to help Pennsylvania combat climate change. Funding will help companies embrace clean cars The…

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Clean mobility is making a tremendous impact in Michigan

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Clean cars are contributing $18 billion to the state’s economy Michigan’s clean mobility sector contributes some $18 billion to the state’s economy and generates more than $700 million in tax revenue every year, according to a new report from Clean Fuels Michigan. The report highlights the numerous economic benefits that are associated with clean vehicles. Investments in the research, development, and commercialization of clean cars have been increasing in recent years, which has created new opportunities within the state, making Michigan much more attractive to automakers. Report shows that the…

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Hydrogen trains from Alstom are coming to the UK

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Alstom teams with Eversholt Rail to bring new trains to the UK Alstom, a leading railway company, has announced that it will be working with Eversholt Rail. The two companies will be converting Class 321 electric trains to run off hydrogen. These hydrogen trains would then be put to service in the United Kingdom, where the demand for fuel cell-powered trains is growing quickly. According to Nick Crossfield, managing director for Alstom UK & Ireland, “the potential for H2 trains is enormous.” Government continues its efforts to make transportation more…

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Toyota Sora is now being sold in Japan

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Toyota begins selling its new hydrogen-powered bus in Japan Japanese automaker Toyota has begun the production and sale of its new hydrogen-powered bus, called Sora. The bus has only been launched in Japan and there are just over 100 units currently available. Sora buses are expected to operate primarily within Tokyo and may even see significant use during the 2020 Olympic Games, which will be held in the city. The Toyota Sora uses the same fuel cell technology that is currently being used to power the automaker’s Mirai model. Bus…

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Kia set to launch the Niro EV in South Korea

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Kia will be launching its new clean vehicle in South Korea Kia has plans to launch its latest clean vehicle, the Niro EV, in its native South Korea. The Niro EV was first unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show in Nevada. The automaker has plans to bring the new vehicle to the European market later this year. The new car is part of Kia’s ongoing efforts to launch vehicles that produce no harmful emissions and can operate in an efficient manner. Niro EV will be able to travel 236 miles…

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Clean vehicles are thriving in China

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China continues to lead in the clean transportation market China could soon establish an insurmountable lead in the market for clean vehicles. The country is already the world’s leading market for electric cars, but its market share continues to grow at a rapid pace. In March of this year, more than 59,000 clean vehicles were sold throughout the country. This represents an 85% increase over the amount of such vehicles that were sold during the same period last year. Throughout the first quarter of this year, more than 122,000 clean…

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Volvo sets sights on electric vehicles

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Volvo plans for electrics to make up 50% of its sales by 2025 Automaker Volvo has announced that electric vehicles will account for 50% of all its sales by 2025. The company has taken a firm stance on clean transportation recently. Volvo plans to begin offering a hybrid, plug-in, or all electric variant of all its vehicles beginning in 2019. Now, the automaker is working to ensure that its electric vehicles appeal to consumers in order to accomplish its latest goal. China may be Volvo’s primary focus for its new…

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Clean vehicles will not be the only focus for GM

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GM will continue developing conventional vehicles as new cars gain popularity General Motors has announced that it will be continue to make investments in conventional powertrains even as it begins to focus more heavily on clean technology and renewable energy. The automaker has made a commitment to develop vehicles that produce no harmful emissions. The problem, however, is that many consumers may not be prepared to fully embrace clean vehicles. As such, GM will continue to develop conventional vehicles powered by gasoline in order to cater to the needs of…

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Clean vehicles could thrive through Shell’s ambitious proposal

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Shell calls for a ban on gas and diesel vehicles by 2035 Shell has proposed banning the sale of all new gas and diesel powered vehicles in the United States, European Union, and China by 2035. The company suggests that the ambitious proposal would help countries meet the emissions reduction targets outlined by the Paris Agreement. Shell claims that the transition toward clean vehicles could occur faster than most expect. Notably, the company believes that autonomous electric vehicles will play a major role in helping accomplishing this goal. Clean vehicles…

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China is shifting its focus toward fuel cell vehicles

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China is beginning to show more interest in hydrogen fuel China may begin showing more support for fuel cell vehicles in the near future. The country has become a strong advocate for clean transportation and has invested heavily in promoting vehicles powered by batteries. China’s focus on clean transportation has helped accelerate the adoption of renewable energy as well. Now, the country is beginning to shift its focus toward hydrogen fuel and vehicles equipped with fuel cell technology. More than 1 million fuel cell vehicles may be on Chinese roads…

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Colorado to invest in clean vehicles

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State will use funding from Volkswagen settlement to support clean vehicles Colorado has finalized a plan to cut the amount of pollution that the transportation space produces by bolstering the infrastructure needed to support clean vehicles. The state will be spending some $68 million on building new electric charging and alternative fuel stations. The funding is Colorado’s share of a $2.7 billion settlement that automaker Volkswagen reached with the federal government. The settlement has to do with Volkswagen’s artificially lowering its emissions results, wrongfully presenting its vehicles as more environmentally…

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New 3D-printed electric car set to launch in Europe in 2019

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XEV develops new electric vehicle that has been 3D-printed A new kind of electric car will be coming to Europe in 2019. XEV, a Chinese automaker, has unveiled its LSEV model, which is a 3D-printed vehicle powered by electricity. The automaker believes that the new electric car will be ready for sale in Asia and Europe in April of next year. Notably, the vehicle is expected to be relatively inexpensive when compared to its counterparts. The LSEV has a tentative price tag of approximately $10,000. LSEV is meant to operate…

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