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Cities lead global push for cleaner, zero-emission cars

Cities lead global push for cleaner, zero-emission cars

Carlos Ghosn, the man behind the Nissan Leaf electric car and now the chairman of the Renault Nissan Alliance, isn't the first to say it. But his recent comment that cities are driving the push for electric cars is an important one, because it indicates a prime market for their advantages. The... read more

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Eiffel Tower in Paris, France (photo by Rijin, via Wikimedia Commons)

Mayors of 4 capital cities to ban all diesel vehicles by 2025

Even before the Volkswagen diesel scandal, diesel passenger cars were never popular in the U.S. But in other parts of the world—especially Europe—diesels have... read more December 2, 2016 by


 
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Electric cars to dominate on roads of wealthy cities by 2030: report

Within the next 15 years, the world's wealthy cities could be teeming with electric cars. That's the prediction of a new report, which claims electric cars could account for... read more October 13, 2016 by


 
New York City skyline

Electric cars are great for U.S. suburbs; cities, not so much

At first glance, electric cars seem particularly well suited to urban driving. Trips are typically short enough to quell range anxiety, and stop-and-go traffic gives drivers... read more June 30, 2016 by


 
Electric Avenue charging stations in Portland, Oregon [photo: Portland General Electric]

Most electric-car-friendly U.S. cities: new ranking puts Portland on top

Since modern electric cars went on sale in volume five years ago, some cities have been more eager to promote them than others. Officials in those cities find electric cars... read more March 25, 2016 by


 
Oslo street scene: Nissan Leaf, Volkswagen e-Golf, Tesla Model S, July 2015

Cars To Vanish From Downtown Oslo Before 2020

Norway has firmly established itself as the most friendly country in the world for electric cars. Cars with plugs account for a higher percentage of sales there than anywhere... read more October 26, 2015 by


 
Nissan Leaf electric cars used by Seattle traffic enforcement department.

Electric Police Cars? Seattle Uses Nissan Leafs For Traffic Enforcement

They may not have the most intimidating presence, but electric cars can play an important role in law enforcement. Police vehicles spend a lot of time idling or negotiating... read more April 17, 2015 by


 
Traffic in Atlanta, Georgia during rush hour (via Wikimedia)

Jobs Are Getting Further From People; That Means More Driving

For the first time since the postwar suburban boom started 65 years ago, it appears U.S. residents may be starting to drive less. Analysts have noted a stagnation in annual... read more March 30, 2015 by


 
Paris, by Flickr user Alexandre Dulaunoy (Used under CC License)

Days Numbered For Dirtiest Diesels In Europe; France To Phase Out Diesel Fuel

For many European cities, diesel exhaust emissions have become a health as well as an environmental problem. So in addition to promoting electric cars or alternative forms of... read more December 2, 2014 by


 
Indianapolis, by Flickr user ellenm1 (Used under CC License)

Which City Will Have Most Hybrids, Electric Cars In Its Fleet?

When it comes to deploying plug-in electric cars in municipal fleets, Indianapolis appears to be leading the way. The city announced last week that it will replace 425... read more November 3, 2014 by


 
Paris, by Flickr user Alexandre Dulaunoy (Used under CC License)

Car Ownership Rates Plunge In European Cities; Smartphones More Important

Would you replace your car with a smartphone? With the increased connectivity offered by smartphones, it may be that more people will find car ownership unnecessary where... read more September 24, 2014 by


 
Traffic in Atlanta, Georgia during rush hour (via Wikimedia)

U.S. To Stay Global First In Vehicle Miles Driven, Says Futurist

China may buy more cars, but U.S. drivers will continue to rack up the most miles, according to a futurist. At the SAE World Congress in Detroit, Peter Phelps said the U.S... read more April 15, 2014 by


 
CitiBike NYC racks in Manhattan, by Margaret Bedore (CC 3.0)

Will NYC's CitiBike Shared Bicycles Get Add-On Electric Power?

New York's Citibike bike-sharing program may be laudably green, but pedaling isn't always easy. Now, there's a startup that hopes to give riders a little push. ShareRoller is... read more March 30, 2014 by


 
Traffic in Atlanta, Georgia during rush hour (via Wikimedia)

Does 'Peak Car' Mean 100 Million Vehicles A Year, Forever?

Looking at all of the vehicles on the average U.S. highway, it's hard to imagine that car use could ever decline. Yet that's exactly what some analysts are predicting. A new... read more March 4, 2014 by


 
CitiBike NYC racks in Manhattan, by Margaret Bedore (CC 3.0)

Renewable 'Pedal Power' To Light Times Square Ball Tonight

Never let it be said that New York City doesn't get everything it can out of its 50 million-plus tourist visitors each year. In this case, it's pedal-powered energy to offset... read more December 31, 2013 by


 
2012 Mitsubishi i electric car, New York City, August 2012

NYC Law To Make 20 Percent Of New Parking Spaces Electric-Car Ready

Soon, New York City's electric-car drivers will have an easier time finding a parking space. A new law will make 20 percent of the city's off-street parking charger-ready... read more December 11, 2013 by


 

 
 

 
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