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    Official: Audi, MIT, GE start cab ridesharing study in New York City

    Audi, Massachusetts Institute of Technology's (MIT) and General Electric are getting together to study something that won't likely be thrilling for New York City cab drivers. But there are bigger fish to fry and keeping cabbies happy. The German automaker is working with MIT's Senseable City Lab ...

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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: NYC mayor Bloomberg signs bill requiring 20% of all parking spaces to be EV 'charger ready'

    At least it's not in any way difficult to find a parking spot in Manhattan. If it was, New York City's new plan to make at least 20 percent of the off-street parking throughout the five boroughs accessible to a plug-in vehicle charging station would be really onerous. Oh, wait. The largest city ...

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    Report: Hey NYC, that manhole cover could be charging your EV

    New York City locals will likely snicker at the thought of unusual stuff going on in Washington Square Park, but one company is proposing something unusual that would actually be a positive thing. And legal. New York-based Hevo Power is proposing using manhole covers as wireless charging systems ...

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    Report: NYC says taxi drivers can choose hybrids over Nissan 'Taxi of Tomorrow'

    Right about now, Nissan must be wishing it had a baked-in a shorter development time for its NV200 hybrid. Nissan started production on the taxi version of the NV200 about a year ago and has previously stated it will offer a hybrid version out by 2015. But that's late enough that the Japanese ...

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    NYC launching electric Nissan Leaf taxi pilot program on Earth Day

    On Earth Day, Monday, April 22nd, New York City will launch a zero-emission taxi fleet. Okay, it's just six Nissan Leaf vehicles and just a pilot project, but it's a start. Nissan is providing the vehicles, along with some fast chargers, so the test fleet doesn't run out of juice and cause even ...

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    NYC Mayor Bloomberg ready for massive increase in EV parking lots

    New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg laid out a big goal for NYC during his 12th and final State of City address – add 10,000 public parking spots reserved for electric vehicles with 2,000 of them offering charging stations. Today, the city only has 100 public charging stations in place, ...

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    Video: Tesla Model S greets the Big Apple

    Tesla Motors recently completed its summer cross country road trip, from San Francisco to the Big Apple, in its Model S electric sedan. While that is slow going for most electric vehicles, the Model S can drive up to 300 miles on a full charge, depending on options. It can go even further under ...

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    Official: New York State, feds spending $4.4 million for 325 EV-charging stations

    The Big Apple is about to get a little greener. New York State and the federal government will invest $4.4 million building out 325 electric-vehicle charging stations across the state, many of which are expected to be in the largest U.S. city. The state's Energy Research and Development ...

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    Fiat redefines "trunk space" for MillionTreesNYC initiative

    Narrowing down the list of things for which New York City is known can be a daunting task, but its parks are arguably up there. Now the city is planning to plant a million new trees across its five boroughs over the course of the next decade, and Fiat has signed on to help. As part of the ...

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    Supreme Court strikes down Bloomberg's hybrid taxi plan for NYC

    New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has fought long and hard to uphold a local law requiring all city cab companies to replace their gas-guzzling Ford Crown Victoria sedans with more efficient livery vehicles. A noble goal, no doubt, but the Supreme Court is having none of it. The New York Post ...

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    Turkish taxi of tomorrow design beats Nissan, Ford proposals among New Yorkers [w/video]

    Karsan V1 New York City Taxi – Click above for high-res image gallery
    The people of New York City have spoken, and they've found the taxi designs from both Ford and Nissan lacking. You may remember that the New York Taxi and Limousine Commission recently set about polling residents ...

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    Study: New York, Los Angeles to lead U.S. in plug-in vehicle sales

    Forecasting the future of the plug-in vehicle segment is not an exact science, but countless firms, including Pike Research, strive to provide accurate predictions. Recently, Pike constructed a model for plug-in vehicles sales broken down by individual states and metropolitan statistical ...

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    Toyota adds New York City to plug-in Prius trial program

    2010 Plug-in Prius Prototype – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Late last week, Toyota announced that New York City will take part in the company's Prius plug-in hybrid vehicle (PHV) demonstration program. Five of Toyota's plug-ins will hit the crowded streets of New York to see how ...

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    Up to 475 CNG-powered buses headed to New York City

    New York's Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA), North America's largest public transit agency, has awarded New Flyer of America Inc. a $216 million contract to supply the MTA with up to 475 CNG-powered buses. The contract calls for New Flyer to deliver 135 40-foot heavy-duty transit buses to the ...

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    NYC seeks Taxi of Tomorrow; is UniCab the answer?

    A couple of years have passed now since the New York Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC) announced its search for a vehicle that would replace the taxis of New York City with something that better fits the times. The TLC created a website for creative types to submit ideas for the "Taxi of ...

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    Cruze Comes To Town: Chevy unveils 40-mpg Eco model and RS package

    2011 Chevrolet Cruze Eco – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Chevrolet will use the 2010 New York Auto Show to reveal a few more details about the production Cruze sedan going on sale this fall. Specifically, the Big Apple is where Chevy will formally unveil the high-mileage Cruze Eco ...

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    Daimler Bus completes delivery 1,350 vehicle hybrid order for New York City

    Daimler Buses North America has completed the delivery of a major order for hybrid buses to the New York City Transit authority. The New York bus system bought 1,350 Orion VII buses that use a series hybrid drive system produced by BAE systems. The Orion VII is the first production hybrid bus to ...

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    Hyundai releases first teaser shot of the Sonata hybrid

    2011 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Blue Drive – Click above to enlarge
    Next Wednesday at the New York Auto Show, Hyundai will unveil its first U.S. market hybrid model based on the just released Sonata sedan. Unlike the Fusion and Camry hybrids which are barely distinguishable from their ...

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    "Fixing the Great Mistake" means switching cars for non-car options [w/video]

    Fixing the Great Mistake – Click above to watch video after the jump
    Cities around the world are engaged in quests to reimagine how to best serve the mobility needs of their citizens. Whether it's Segway-ish vehicles like General Motors' PUMA or bike sharing, going car-free or thinking ...


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