Clean transportation market is heating up

Clean Transportation Market Heating up

Automakers are feeling more pressure to embrace clean transportation Competition in the clean transportation space is heating up. A growing number of automakers are beginning to move away from conventional vehicles in order to make cleaner alternatives. Many companies have been developing hybrid vehicles for some time, but they are beginning to show more favor for all-electric cars. This shift is being powered by stricter emissions regulations in popular markets throughout Europe and in the United States and China. Electric vehicles are expected to become more common In the U.S.,…

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Buses with green technology to reduce GHG emissions in England

Hundreds of buses in England will be given a green makeover to improve air quality. Almost 440 buses in England will receive a green technology upgrade, as the region works toward reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions to improve air quality. According to an announcement from the Department for Transport (DfT), 18 local authorities made successful bids for about £7 million of funding to go ahead with the green tech plan, reported The Northern Echo. The buses will be fitted with a selective catalytic reduction to reduce N2O emissions. The hundreds…

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Kia wants to become a clean transportation leader

Kia has revealed major plans to become a leader in the clean transportation space South Korean automaker Kia has unveiled plans to become a leading power in the clean transportation space. Within five years, the automaker plans to have launched 11 clean vehicles, which will all be vastly different from one another. Some of the vehicles will be quite small and built primarily for performance, while others will be large SUVs meant to transport a large number of people. Kia is owned by Hyundai, which has already established a major…

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China is growing more aggressive on clean transportation

Government will be enforcing automotive regulations more strongly next year China may soon be enforcing its automotive regulations more aggressively in the coming months. The Central Government has been working to tackle emissions recently, after air pollution in some of the country’s most populated cities was linked to serious health problems. The government has had relatively lax regulations focused on the auto industry for some time, but these regulations have rarely been enforced. Soon, however, vehicle manufacturers may be punished if they cannot meet the country’s fuel economy standards. China…

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Clean transportation is heating up in China

BMW to bring its electric vehicle to China in September BMW has plans to bring its i3 electric vehicle to China beginning in September. China is quickly becoming one of the most attractive markets in the world when it comes to electric vehicles and clean transportation in general. This is partly due to government action regarding climate change and emissions reduction. Many of China’s largest cities are being choked by air pollution and emissions are being linked to serious health problems throughout the country. As such, some cities are instituting…

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EU report highlights promising markets for clean transportation

New report identifies European markets that will be most accommodating of electric vehicles in the future The European Union’s Joint Research Center has released a new report that aims to identify the markets that are expected to be leaders in terms of clean transportation. Many European countries have been showing strong support for clean transportation, highlighting the benefits of electric vehicles and those powered by hydrogen fuel. Much of the auto industry has been working to produce new vehicles that are not wholly reliant on fossil-fuels and many of these…

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Major cities may take clean transportation to a new level

Major cities show interest for the concept of a carless future Clean transportation is gaining momentum throughout the world, but as countries begin focusing on ways to become more environmentally friendly, a carless future may be in the cards for some major cities. Transportation is responsible for a significant amount of carbon emissions and several countries have been working to promote electric vehicles in order to cut down on these emissions. In Germany, the emissions issue has become the target for cities that are interested in becoming more environmentally friendly.…

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Clean transportation driven by economics rather than climate

Support behind clean transportation linked to economic gain The Indiana University Bloomington School of Public Environmental Affairs and the University of Kansas have released a new report concerning the economic factors pushing clean transportation forward. Clean transportation — and renewable energy in general — is often considered to be an environmental issue. Conventional vehicles produce emissions that have a drastic effect on the environment and automakers are being pressured to develop cleaner vehicles that produce no emissions. According to the report, economics may be pushing automakers to develop clean vehicles…

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7 Smart Reasons to Drive Eco-Friendly Vehicles

Clean transportation incentive

If you aren’t convinced about the benefits of green cars, then consider the following: cars and trucks in the United States account for one million tons of carbon dioxide emissions per day, EVsRoll.com reports. Americans alone consume about 400 million gallons of gasoline each year, which doesn’t exactly help the problem. However, cars today are about 20 times more efficient than they were 20 years ago, in addition to the numerous hybrid and electric vehicles that are on the market. Yes, going green in today’s day and age isn’t only…

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Motorcyclectric: The Future of Electric Motorcycles

Electric cars have been rising in popularity as people take action to protect the environment, but what about electric motorcycles? Various companies in the motorcycle business are developing new technologies and designs to usher in a new age of motorcycles powered by electricity. Together with the nascent sport of electric-bike racing and innovative enclosed bikes, electric motorcycles are garnering more acclaim with each zero-emission mile. Electric Motorcycles MotoCzysz, a renown electric-motorcycle company, is looking to create a motorcycle that will set a new speed record, according to SlashGear.com. Should MotoCzysz…

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Electric vehicles to cause steep decline in US emissions

U.S. Electric Vehicles Decline in Emissions

Electric vehicles expected to cut into emissions in the future Transportation may go a long way in reducing greenhouse gas emissions in the U.S., according to a new report from the National Research Council. The report predicts a steep decline in emissions produced from vehicles over the next four decades. Transportation is currently cited as one of the major sources of carbon dioxide emissions in the world, second only to large industries that are heavily reliant on fossil-fuels. The report suggests that growing support behind clean transportation, as well as…

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