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Ford Surges Ahead in its Drive to Improve Sustainability

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Ford (F: NYSE) is focusing on making new investments in big data to step up its efforts to support the environment. The company is employing big data and analytics with an aim to improve fuel efficiency of its vehicles, reduce vehicular emissions and push forward with other sustainability measures. Ford’s investments in big data have consistently been on the rise for the last 15 years.

Berkshire Hathaway Owned BYD Promotes Electric Bus in US

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – China-based BYD Co, part-owned by Warren Buffet’s Berkshire Hathaway (BRK: NYSE), is stepping up efforts to boost sales of its electric bus in the United States and other international markets. The company signed contracts this year to supply 35 K9 electric buses to Long Beach and Los Angeles for use in public transportation.

‘Google Bike’ Setting a New Trend in Sustainable Transportation

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Google Bike or ‘GBike’ is an innovative creation by Avery Pack, a Columbia arts graduate with a passion to build stylish bikes. In 2008, Pack was assembling his bikes from a 5,000 sq. ft. workshop in Pompano Beach when he received a fateful call from Google (GOOG: NASDAQ GS). Google’s transportation department was looking for a suitable means to get employees from one point to another at its sprawling campus in Mountain View, Calif.

Did N.Y. Times Reporter Deliberately Sabotage Tesla Model S Road Test?

New York Times reporter John Broder recently wrote of a harrowing experience test driving the Tesla Model S, but data logs taken during the test drive suggest he may have sabotaged the test drive for the sake of a more provocative story.

New Electric Vehicle Delivers Stunning 122 MPGe

Fiat announced this week that its new 2013 500e electric vehicle can go the equivalent 122 miles on a single gallon of gas, a figure that is unsurpassed by any vehicle on the U.S. market. The Italian carmaker's high tech automobile can also travel 87 miles before needing to recharge.

Green Supply Chain Awards Suggest Trend in Efficiency Technology

Supply & Demand Chain Executive magazine has announced the recipients its 2012 Green Supply Chain Awards. This year's fifth annual awards recognize 57 companies of all sizes that are using innovative practices to drive supply chain sustainability.

State Departments of Transportation Going Green, Says New Report

State departments of transportation across the country are successfully implementing a range of sustainable practices and programs, according to a new report by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials' (AASHTO) Center for Environmental Excellence.

GM Touts Virtues of 2014 Spark Electric Vehicle

General Motors has announced that its 2014 Chevrolet Spark EV (short for Electric Vehicle) will offer "industry-leading EV power, outstanding driving range, and exceptional fast-charge capability." The Spark EV is due to arrive in California car dealerships next summer.

Google Successfully Tests Breakthrough Biofuel

Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) has been successfully testing a breakthrough biofuel at its headquarters in Mountain View, Calif. The biofuel, made by California-based Cool Planet Energy Systems, is produced using a "carbon negative" process that actually removes carbon from the atmosphere during the course of production.

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