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    Biggest climate change march in NYC feels like something even bigger
    Rockefellers Divest From Fossil Fuels, And Much More 1411602840

    Is it just us, or did something happen at that 2014 United Nations Climate Summit in New York City this week? The largest-ever climate change march took place in the city and the headlines were full of interesting items, from the famous oil family the Rockefellers divesting their charity from ...

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    Official: Tesla completes cross-country Supercharger drive in Model S EVs

    It wasn't without problems, but Tesla's record-setting electric drive attempt has crossed the finish line. The pair of Tesla Model S EVs that left Los Angeles late last week has made it to New York City using nothing but Supercharger power. Last week, Tesla said the cars would be trying to set a ...

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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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    Exclusive: NYC launches electric taxi 'fleet' with six Nissan Leaf EVs

    New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg drove up to the news conference in Rockefeller Center that introduced the first-ever all-electric NYC taxi in the back seat of - you guessed it – an EV taxi. Nissan and NYC chose Earth Day, today, to launch a zero-emission taxi fleet. The six donated ...

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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: Nissan Leaf to begin New York City taxi pilot progam

    New York City streets are about to get a bit more... electric. Nissan and the New York City Taxi & Limousine Commission plan to put six Leaf EVs in the hands of owner-operators for one year (a lease, free of charge) as part of a pilot program. The goal is to gain "valuable information" about ...

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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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    NYC Mayor Bloomberg calls for free crosstown buses to ease traffic

    If that NYC crosstown traffic is slowing you down, you might like Mayor Bloomberg's invitation to New Yorker's to come on and take a free ride. Apparently, certain crosstown buses run so slow that the Mayor wants to introduce dedicated bus lanes stop collecting fares on them in an effort to speed ...

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    NYC will survey residents on electric cars

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    It is common for cities to contribute to the electric vehicle world by working with automakers and/or utilities to build EV charging stations. New York City will be taking a slightly different road when the city's Economic Development ...

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    Actor Matthew Modine brings Bike for a Day event to NYC

    Last month, New York City closed down a few streets to automobile traffic in an attempt to get people out of their cars and into the fresh air (well, the New York air, anyway). The Summer Streets campaign seems to have been a success (based on the website, anyway) and now a similar event will take ...

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    NYC gets hit with lawsuit over "unsafe" hybrid taxis

    While the shift to hybrid taxis in New York City has been moving forward for a while now, not everyone thinks that the yellow cabs should be cleaner just yet. Who, you ask? Well, the Metropolitan Taxicab Board of Trade (MTBOT), for one, and they filed a complaint in United States District Court, ...

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    New York City trying car-free experiment in August

    "Play. Run. Walk. Breathe." That's the tagline for this summer's biggest no-car experiment in the U.S. For three Saturdays in August (the 9th, 16th, and 23rd) certain streets in New York City will be car-free zones. Actually, it will only be for part of the day on those Saturdays, from 7 a.m. to 1 ...

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    NYC hybrid taxis double in a year. Guess which is the most popular?

    Since it was decided that the entire fleet of taxis in New York City should become hybrids by 2012 less than a year ago, the number of hybrid hacks has doubled. If the city can achieve that same 200 percent increase every year it will achieve the goal. Out of 13,150 taxi medallions 1020 (just under ...

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    NYC Council approves traffic free plan for Manhattan

    It's finally arrived. NYC is copying London's Congestion Charge. The City Council voted 30 to 20 for a Home Rule resolution asking lawmakers to approve a Senate Bill empowering the city to impose the traffic plan. Congestion pricing, as the plan is called.How does it work? The congestion charging ...

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    NYC fleet of limousines to meet fuel-efficiency standards

    NYC efficiency is not only for cabs, the Big Apple is going to get better limousines as well. At least, that's the plan. The city's entire fleet of roughly 10,000 chauffeured cars, mostly black, would be required to meet fuel efficiency standards, currently attainable with hybrids, of 25 miles a ...

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    NYC is looking for "The taxi of tomorrow"

    Are you an automaker interested in having your cars cruising the streets of the Big Apple as taxicabs? If so, then keep on reading. New York's Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC) has created a website with a request for information (RFI) that seeks information on ways to bring the "next iconic taxi ...

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    Will NYC get the congestion charge in early 2008?

    At least as early at April 2007, public officials in New York City were publicly engaged in a discussion about instituting a congestion charge in the Big Apple. Heck, Mayor Bloomberg even had the daily dollar amount picked out: $8. But the plan faltered and we haven't heard much recently. Until ...

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    Local solutions to the energy dilemma conference happening in NYC this weekend

    If you’re in NYC this weekend with nothing to do (ha!) you might want to check out this conference on how local action can make a big difference in the international world of energy. The conference has interesting plenary sessions, with titles like “The Paradigm is the Enemy: The State ...


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