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    Report: BYD electric buses can run 30 hours between charges

    Don Henley once sang of a New York Minute. When it comes to BYD and the testing of its all-electric buses, though, the time measurement of choice is 30 hours. That's how long buses made by the China-based automaker can run between electric charges, according to recent tests. SAE International ...

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    Report: Toyota ready with NY dealer incentives to move lots of Prius Plug-in Hybrids

    Toyota appears to be in a New York State of Mind when it comes to trying to boost sales of its Prius Plug-in hybrid. The Japanese automaker wants to sell as many as 13,000 Prius PHEVs this year and is offering some deep discounts, especially in the Manhattan area, to hit that target, Wards Auto ...

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    Coulomb Technologies opens first Manhattan electric vehicle charging station

    Coulomb Technologies opened its first public electric vehicle charging station in Manhattan this week as part of the ChargePoint America program. Under a Department of Energy-funded program, Coulomb and other charging station manufacturers are installing thousands of outlets in cities around the ...

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    Manhattan developers get ready for the age of the electric vehicle

    Many proponents of electric vehicles espouse the benefits of using them in urban areas. The problem is that in many of those cities – like New York or Chicago – people often live in apartments or row-houses and parking is at a premium. A private garage with a plug is a true luxury. ...

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    NY State legislature shelves Manhattan congestion charge plan

    It looks like New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's plan to reduce the congestion in Manhattan by introducing a congestion charge has hit a pothole in the state capitol. The state Senate didn't vote on the proposal once it became clear there wasn't enough support to pass it. The Assembly Speaker ...

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    Easing congestion by banning all vehicle traffic from Times Square

    On my list trip to New York for the Auto Show it took an hour and a half to traverse the 15 miles from the Javits Center to Kennedy Airport thanks to the congestion that seems to be an inherent part of life on Manhattan island. Mayor Mike Bloomberg has recently floated the idea of a congestion ...

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    Bloomberg to announce $8 congestion fee for cars entering NYC

    During a speech he's scheduled to give tomorrow that will outline his remaining time in office, New York's mayor, Mike Bloomberg, will announce plans to charge cars entering Manhattan below 86th street an $8 congestion fee, similar to the controversial charge enacted by London's mayor, Ken ...


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