Mazda is taking its own approach to clean vehicles

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Automaker intends to avoid battery technology and develop its own type of clean vehicles Several automakers are facing a somewhat challenging future due to the growing importance of clean transportation. Such is the case for Japanese automaker Mazda, which has been somewhat solitary in the market since Ford sold its shares in the company nearly a decade ago. Like other small automakers, Mazda is looking for ways to remain competitive in the transportation market and will have to embrace clean vehicles in order to do so. Instead of investing in…

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Hyundai plans to launch new electric vehicle next year

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New electric vehicle will be an updated model of the Kona South Korean automaker Hyundai has announced plans to release a new electric vehicle next year. The new vehicle will be an electrified version of its subcompact SUV Kona. The automaker also plans to launch a new fuel cell vehicle in order to establish a stronger position in the clean transportation space. Hyundai has invested more heavily in clean vehicles in order to meet the growing demand coming from consumers while also complying with emissions regulations being put into place…

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Fuel cell vehicles meet resistance in the east

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Lacking infrastructure slows the adoption of fuel cell vehicles Fuel cell vehicles are struggling to find traction in the eastern United States. This is due to the limited hydrogen infrastructure in the region. Several states, particularly New York and Connecticut, have been showing strong support for clean vehicles, encouraging drivers to embrace these vehicles more readily. While some consumers have shown interest, the majority of people have been unwilling to purchase fuel cell vehicles. In order for these vehicles to become successful, more hydrogen fuel stations will need to be…

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Toyota plans to sell innovative new electric vehicles by 2022

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Toyota will be producing new electric vehicles by 2022 Japanese automaker Toyota has announced plans to begin selling long-range, fast-charging electric vehicles by 2022. The company has become heavily involved in clean transportation and intends to bring new clean vehicles to the market in the near future. Toyota intends to ensure that these vehicles appeal to consumers and plans to make these cars more efficient, less expensive, and generally more convenient for drivers. Toyota is expected to draw upon its extensive experience with clean technology to accomplish this task. New…

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GM and US Army begin showing off one of their new fuel cell vehicles

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New prototype vehicle is equipped with a fuel cell system Automaker General Motors has developed a new truck equipped with a hydrogen fuel cell system through a collaborative effort with the United States Army. The automaker has been working with the Army Tank Automotive Research, Development, and Engineering Center (TARDEC). Through this partnership, the two have managed to produce a new prototype vehicle that is based on GM’S Chevy Colorado. GM is now showcasing this vehicle at events to highlight the capabilities of fuel cell vehicles. Engineers show off new…

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Drivers are ready to embrace electric vehicles

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Survey shows that more drivers are prepared to purchase electric vehicles in the next five years Drivers are prepared to purchase more electric vehicles in the near future, according to a new survey from Dalia Research. The survey draws information from some 43,000 people in 52 different countries. The majority of these respondents noted that they have a strong interest in electric vehicles, which is good news for the clean transportation sector. This may also encourage automakers to focus more heavily on developing clean vehicles in order to take advantage…

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New ship powered by hydrogen fuel cells set to embark

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New ship makes use of clean technology, including hydrogen fuel cells A new boat equipped with hydrogen fuel cells has embarked on a six year voyage to highlight the capabilities of clean technology and how it can be used for transportation. Called the Energy Observer, the boat had once been used for racing. A team of 50 engineers, designers, and architects have refashioned the vessel to be powered by hydrogen fuel cells, solar panels, and even wind turbines. The boat will make several stops throughout the world on its global…

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GM has ambitious new plans for clean vehicles

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Automaker plans to sell 500,000 clean vehicles a year by 2025 General Motors has set a new goal for itself regarding clean transportation. The automaker has been showing more support for clean vehicles in recent years, partly due to increasingly strict emissions regulations and changing market demands. The company now plans to increase its production of clean vehicles, aiming to sell 150,000 “new energy vehicles” a year by 2020. By 2025, GM hopes to increase this number to 500,000. Battery electrics may be GM’s primary focus The goals set by…

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France to embrace clean vehicles more aggressively

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Country will ban gas and diesel vehicles by 2040 France is taking a major step forward in its efforts to become more environmentally friendly. The country has announced that it will ban all gas and diesel vehicles by 2040, encouraging residents to purchase clean vehicles instead. This is part of France’s overarching plan to become completely carbon neutral by 2050, replacing old forms of power with renewable energy solutions. The government intends to support the purchase of clean vehicles in order to ensure rapid adoption. Government to offer subsidies to…

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California is working to increase the adoption of clean vehicles

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State is looking to encourage the growth of clean transportation California has established itself as a popular market for clean vehicles, but the state is still looking to increase the adoption of clean vehicles among consumers. While many automakers are opting to launch their new, carbon-free vehicles in the state, consumers have been relatively slow in purchasing such cars. The California Plug-In Electric Vehicle Collaborative hopes to help change this by providing consumers with a way to test some clean vehicles. Organization aims to help people get experience with environmentally…

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Tesla Model 3 to go into production at the end of the week

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Production on the Tesla Model 3 to begin ahead of schedule Tesla Motors is preparing to begin production on its latest electric vehicle at the end of this week. The Tesla Model 3 is ready to enter the market in the United States, where electric vehicles have been gaining popularity for some time. According to Tesla CEO Elon Musk, the Model 3 is compliant with all government regulations and commercial production on the vehicle began two weeks ahead of schedule. The automaker plans to deliver the first 30 models of…

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Lightyear One, world’s first solar-powered family vehicle, launches in the US

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Lightyear One has launched in the United States The world’s first solar-powered family vehicle has been launched in the United States. Called Lightyear One, the vehicle is designed to operate using solar energy. The project first began at the Eindhoven University of Technology, which eventually spun off into a new company called Lightyear. The company predicts that its new solar energy vehicle will be somewhat popular as a niche product, providing yet another alternative to conventional vehicles that produce carbon emissions. Company predicts that it will have 200 orders for…

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London launches new program to make buses into clean vehicles

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New program will support the use of clean vehicles in London Transport for London has announced a new program that aims to retrofit some 5,000 of the city’s buses in order to combat emissions production. Through the new program, the agency will be working with several bus operators and transportation companies in order to improve buses that are currently in operation. Many of these buses will be equipped with hydrogen fuel cell systems, which will generate electricity without also producing harmful emissions. Old vehicles have contributed to increasing air pollution…

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Hyundai has big plans for its new fuel cell vehicle

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Automaker plans to launch a new fuel cell vehicle by 2018 South Korean automaker Hyundai has plans to launch a new fuel cell vehicle in the near future. The company already offers such a vehicle in the form of its ix35, a utility vehicle equipped with a hydrogen fuel cell. The ix35 has been relatively successful, which has encouraged Hyundai to develop and launch a new fuel cell vehicle that it claims will be more efficient than its predecessor. The new fuel cell vehicle is expected to be launched in…

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Clean vehicles may have a promising future in Australia

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Government aims to show more support for clean vehicles Clean vehicles may be the future of transportation in Australia, according to experts on the matter. Last month, two conferences highlighted the high potential of clean vehicles and how they can be used to make the transportation space more environmentally friendly and efficient. Late last month, the Australian government announced a $390,000 grant for the , which will support the adoption of electric vehicles of all kinds. Australia has been slow to embrace clean vehicles and renewable energy While the global…

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Solar energy to power all of Tesla’s charging stations

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Tesla has plans to use solar energy to power all of its charging stations Tesla Motors has plans to disconnect all of its charging stations from established energy grids. The automaker is looking to power its charging stations with solar energy systems and batteries. Notably, Tesla has become heavily involved in the solar energy space; largely due to its recent acquisition of sister company SolarCity. Tesla has been adding solar energy systems to its charging stations for several years, but now the company has committed much of its focus to…

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