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Green Tomato Cars Wants to Be the Eco-Friendly Alternative to Uber

Uber and Lyft’s Virginia troubles are unlikely to resolve any time soon, and they have a new competitor in the area looking to scoop up some of their marketshare, in an eco-friendly kind of way, while they wrestle with it. The soft launch of London-based Green Tomato Cars last month marks the U.S. debut of the […]

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Pedicab Company (Green Business Idea)

If you love riding your bike, interacting with people, and being able to work outside and set your own hours, then one green business idea to consider is starting a pedicab company. Depending on your location, a pedicab ride can appeal to customers in different ways, whether it’s being able to choose a fossil-fuel-free form […]

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Sexy performance meets ‘green’ ethic at Detroit auto show

To look over the roster of racy new and future vehicles at the 2014 North American International Auto Show here, the initial impression is that U.S., European and Asian automakers want to turn back the clock to a time when performance and speed trumped concerns about energy and the environment. So-called green cars — electric […]

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Ford Packs More Solar Power Storage Punch Into MyEnergi Lifestyle

Ford is showing off its new home solar power energy storage system at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, and if you’re wondering what an auto maker is doing in the home energy business, now’s your chance to find out. The new storage system, by Sharp, is part of Ford’s seamless home-auto MyEnergi Lifestyle® […]

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Green Tech Investments Down, With Big Deals Going To Car-Sharing Apps, Clean Power, Energy Efficient Gear

Venture capital investments in cleantech startups worldwide ended 2013 with 1,007 deals totaling $6.8 billion, a decline from the 1,037 deals amassing $7.9 billion the year before, according to market research firm the Cleantech Group on Wednesday. Investors placed heavy bets on transportation, and that led to the whopping $258 million raised by Uber in […]

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Volkswagen to Receive Gold Medal Award for Sustainable Development

The World Environment Center (WEC) is announcing that its 30th Annual Gold Medal for International Corporate Achievement in Sustainable Development will be awarded to the Volkswagen Group. The company is being recognized for its comprehensive commitments to environmental sustainability operations, most notably through its holistic sustainable business model, Think Blue. Volkswagen will accept the Gold […]

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Airports to go green, reducing energy costs by $518M

Gov. Neil Abercrombie unveiled an unprecedented energy efficiency program for the Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Airports Division that will cut energy use by 49-percent, saving at least $518-million in energy costs over the next 20 years. The airports will be modernized with the latest in energy-efficient and green technology, providing a high-impact solution for the […]

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China Announces Greener Petrol Standard

China’s Standardization Administration announced on Wednesday a stricter quality standard for petrol in an effort to bring down pollutant emissions from vehicles. The higher standard marks a step forward in accelerating the use of greener fuel in the world’s largest auto market, as vehicle exhausts are blamed as one major factor in worsening air conditions. […]

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Toyota’s new FCV fuel cell sedan concept hints it may skip EVs

Toyota has the most green cars in the world. However, it has no EV of its own. Does its new concept car mean it might just skip over EVs? Toyota has just announced that it will show its concept car at the Consumer Electronics show in 2 weeks. This will be the car’s first US […]

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Will embracing green technology help sustainability in the shipping world?

The industry that carries 90% of all world trade has made good progress but the search for perfect equilibrium continues — Full story at The Guardian –

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Coca-Cola launches first electric refrigerated truck fleet

By year’s end, 16 new Smith Electric trucks will deliver chilled Odwalla products around the Bay Area. Using electric chillers, the fuel-free fleet is a first and could stoke more interest among cold chain players. — Full story at GreenBiz –

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Enhancing Southwest Airlines into a Greener Fleet

Southwest Airlines introduces new era of customer comfort and sustainability with evolution of the cabins interior design. Southwest Airlines introduced a new sleek cabin experience to enhance Customer comfort, improve fleet efficiency, and give back to the environment. Dubbed Evolve: The New Spirit Experience, the cabin update utilizes durable and environmentally responsible products to reduce […]

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Toyota Prius c

• Highest rated city fuel economy of any vehicle without a plug. • Introduces proven hybrid powertrain at MSRP below $19,000. • Wide array of available convenience and premium technology. Following the U.S. debut of the all-new 2012 Prius c at the 2012 North American International Auto Show here, Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc., […]

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Toyota Announces Arrival of 2012 Camry Hybrid to Dealerships – $TM

TORRANCE, Calif., Nov. 14, 2011 – Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc. today announced that the new 2012 Camry Hybrid is arriving at Toyota dealerships across the nation. This all-new Camry Hybrid sets a new standard for efficiency, refinement and value in the mid-size hybrid sedan category. The 2012 Camry Hybrid features an updated version […]

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Mazda Publishes Sustainability Report 2011

Mazda Motor Corporation issued the Mazda Sustainability Report 2011 in Japanese. The English version of the Sustainability Report 2011 will be published in early October. The Sustainability Report 2011 outlines Mazda’s corporate social responsibility (CSR) policies and achievements for the fiscal year ended (FYE) March 2011 (April 2010 to March 2011).

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Toyota Announces Pricing for All-New 2012 Camry Hybrid – $TM

Toyota Motor Sales (NYSE:TM), U.S.A., Inc. today announced manufacturer’s suggested retail prices (MSRP) for the all-new, seventh-generation Camry, America’s best-selling car for nine years running and 13 of the past 14 years. The Camry remains an excellent value as all popular models receive either a price decrease or remain flat in comparison to last generation […]

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Toyota and Tesla Build RAV4 Electric Vehicle at Woodstock Facility $TM $TSLA

Toyota and Tesla Motors, Inc. (Tesla) confirmed today that their jointly-developed RAV4 electric vehicle will be built at Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada, Inc. (TMMC) in Woodstock, Ontario beginning in 2012. “The Tesla-Toyota joint development team has agreed that building the vehicle at the Woodstock plant on the same line as the gasoline-powered RAV4, will streamline […]

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Toyota RAV4 EV Coming to Market in 2012

The 2012 RAV4 EV will definitely be sold to the general public. We anticipate robust public interest in the RAV4 EV and are keen to inform consumers that their future vehicle options include a battery electric Toyota.

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Siemens Introduces Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

New EV Charging Solution Ready Today for the Car of Tomorrow Siemens Industry, Inc. announced today its new VersiCharge(TM) line of electrical vehicle (EV) charging stations designed for home owners ready to move from the pump to the plug. VersiCharge(TM) EV charging stations will be available through Siemens’ sales channels by the end of the […]

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Volvo Trucks Leads the Charge for Industrial Energy Savings

Volvo Trucks’ New River Valley (NRV) manufacturing plant in Dublin, Va. reduced its energy intensity by nearly 30 percent in just one year, making it the first company to meet a 10-year challenge set by the U.S. Department of Energy. The Department of Energy (DOE) launched the Save Energy Now LEADER Program in Oct. 2009 […]

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