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  • New insights into carbon emissions in China

    Original story at MIT News New research takes a look at whether policies can curtail the growth of harmful greenhouse gases. Researchers from MIT and Tsinghua University in Beijing are collaborating to bring new insights into how China — now the world’s largest emitter of carbon ...

  • Hydro-Québec announces largest electric vehicle trial in Canada

    Hydro-Québec has announced that 10 Mitsubishi i-MiEVs were delivered this morning to Boucherville businesses selected for the third and final phase of the largest electric vehicle (EV) trial in Canada. The project, which was launched in 2010, will continue until the end of 2013. Hydro-Québec has been overseeing three years of road tests to rate the performance of 30 i-MiEVs. The ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Four Texas-Based Recreational Vehicle Importers and an Affiliated Chinese Manufacturer Settle with EPA Over Illegal Imports of Off-Road Vehicles

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today announced a settlement with four Texas-based recreational vehicle importers and an affiliated Chinese vehicle manufacturer, for the illegal import and sale of more than 4,000 uncertified off-road recreational vehicles sold under the brand name Hammerhead between 2007 and 2011. The settlement, approved by EPA’s Environmental Appeals Board, ...

  • Phillips 66 Takes Steps Toward Reducing Pollution from Vehicles

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that the Houston, Texas-based Phillips 66 Company recently agreed to retire over 21 billion sulfur credits that could have been used in the production of gasoline, which could potentially lead to significantly less pollution from vehicles. The company will also pay a $500,000 penalty for violations of the Clean Air Act. Phillips 66 Company ...

  • MSC Software's Adams/Car Used to Develop a Three-Wheeled Electric Vehicle

    MSC Software Corporation, the leader in multidiscipline simulation solutions that accelerate product innovation, today announced that MATIS Technologies, a multinational consulting and engineering group, utilized MSC Software's Adams/Car simulation solution to develop and optimize the roll mode control system for the new TILTER. ...


  • Waste management first In Ottawa - natural gas waste collection vehicles

    Residents of Ottawa can look forward to a cleaner and quieter city when Waste Management (NYSE:WM) introduces 25 new Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) fuelled trucks to collect waste and recycling in 2012. The purchase is the result of being awarded a collection district ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • IBM, Honda, and PG&E Enable Smarter Charging for Electric Vehicles

     IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced that it has teamed with American Honda Motor Co., Inc. and Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) on a new pilot project that will allow communication ...


    By IBM Corporation

  • Electric vehicle makers call for tax cuts on finished car imports

    Producers of electric vehicle (EV) asked for the cut in import tariff of finished electric car, citing that the move will help boost demand for EV in Thailand and that would lead to further investment on EV manufacturing in the future. At the EV workshop entitled “Plug-in Electric Vehicle Technology in Thailand” held on the last day (March 25, 2016) of the three-day conference and ...


    By GAT International

  • DOE announces US$29.3m in projects for R&D, and alternative vehicle technologies

    The US Department of Energy (DOE) has announced the selection of six cost-shared research projects for the development and demonstration of alternative vehicle technology projects totaling a DOE investment of up to $14.55 million over three years, subject to annual appropriations. Private sector contributions will further increase the financial investment for a total of up to $29.3 million. The ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Enterprise rent-a-car to begin offering electric vehicles in U.S.

    Enterprise Rent-A-Car today announced the first phase of its plans to offer electric vehicles (EVs) at select offices throughout its neighborhood network of more than 5,000 U.S. locations. Delivery of 500 Nissan LEAFs will begin in January 2011 and will continue throughout the year. In addition to the LEAFs, the company will offer customers electric vehicles from other manufacturers as they ...

  • IBM, Honda, and PG&E Enable Smarter Charging for Electric Vehicles

    IBM today announced that it has teamed with American Honda Motor Co., Inc. and Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) (NYSE: PCG) on a new pilot project that will allow communication between electric vehicles (EVs) and the power grid. This project will demonstrate and test an electric vehicle's ability to receive and respond to charge instructions based on the grid condition and the ...


    By IBM Corporation

  • GE, Ford Collaborate on Alternative Fuel Vehicle Adoption and Research

    GE (NYSE: GE) today announced a collaboration with Ford Motor Co. in which the company will purchase 2,000 new Ford C-MAX Energi plug-in hybrids for its fleet. As part of the collaboration, Ford will jointly market GE’s alternative fuel infrastructure solutions to commercial customers and provide new alternative fuel vehicles for use at ...


    By General Electric

  • Geneva motor show spotlights plug-ins, electric vehicles, and hybrids

    The 80th Geneva International Motor Show opened to the public on March 4 and features new hybrids and plug-in electric vehicles from such high-powered automakers as Porsche, Ferrari, and Lotus. Porsche wowed audiences by unveiling the 918 Spyder plug-in hybrid prototype concept, a super sports car with performance rivaling the Porsche Carrera GT, but also able to achieve 78 miles per gallon (mpg) ...

  • Mobile monitoring station assesses diesel emissions

    Researchers in Greece are using a Gasmet FTIR multiparameter gas analyzer, deployed in a mobile van (MOBILAB), to undertake exhaust gas analysis for comparison with ambient air quality data. “This enables us to undertake temporal and spatial air quality measurements from within traffic, measuring emissions during different traffic conditions,” says Apostolos Tsakis, from the Aerosol ...


    By Gasmet Technologies Oy

  • Mobile monitoring station assesses diesel emissions

    Researchers in Greece are using a Gasmet FTIR multiparameter gas analyzer, deployed in a mobile van (MOBILAB), to undertake exhaust gas analysis for comparison with ambient air quality data. “This enables us to undertake temporal and spatial air quality measurements from within traffic, measuring emissions during different traffic conditions,” says Apostolos Tsakis, from the Aerosol ...


    By Gasmet Technologies Oy

  • VW emissions scandal fuels corporate doubts

    Volkswagen has told the US Department of Justice that it will be paying nearly $15 billion in an effort to settle claims made by motorists in the US following the scandal over vehicle emissions. The payout − a figure larger than some countries’ gross national product − follows ...


    By Climate News Network

  • EPA investigating VW emissions controls in 2016 diesels

    Volkswagen plans to withdraw applications seeking U.S. emissions certifications for its 2016 model Jettas, Golfs, Passats and Beetles with diesel engines, raising the possibility that an emissions-rigging device similar to earlier models is also included in its new cars. VW has admitted that four-cylinder diesel cars from the 2009 to 2015 model years had software that helped the cars cheat on ...


    By Associated Press

  • Perfect timing for Air Quality & Emissions event

    AQE 2017 will take place in Telford (UK) on 24th and 25th May at a time when the health effects of air pollution are constantly in the headlines, and when the UK Government is due to consult on its latest plans to comply with air quality guidelines in the UK’s larger towns and cities. Registration for the event is now open ( ...

  • Major waste firm fined for truck emissions

    North America's largest waste firm has been fined more than $1m after failing to ensure its diesel trucks met emissions standards in California. Waste Management, which has its headquarters in Houston, Texas, agreed the payout with the California Air Resources Board for breaching air quality regulations in 2004 and 2005. The firm has also agreed to comply with the state's Periodic Smoke ...

  • New generation diesel cars are likely to exceed emissions standards on the road

    More Europeans are driving diesel cars, with important implications for vehicle emissions. A new study suggests that diesel cars may emit nitrogen oxides (NOx) at levels far higher than emissions standards, even when considering the newest generation of diesel cars. Part of the problem is that tests of vehicle emissions in the laboratory do not accurately reflect on-road emissions. Owing ...

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