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UPS Pre-Orders 125 Tesla Electric Trucks

Supports Company’s Energy Efficiency and Emissions Reduction Goals; Adds New Electric Tractor Technology to UPS Fleet; Improved Safety and Reduced Cost of Ownership Expected
Press Release

ATLANTA, December 19, 2017 /3BL Media/ - UPS (NYSE:UPS), which operates one of the largest commercial trucking fleets in the world, today announced it has placed a reservation for 125 of Tesla’s new fully-electric Semi tractors. The new tractors will join UPS’s extensive alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicle fleet, comprised of trucks and tractors propelled by electricity, natural gas, propane and other non-traditional fuels.

UPS Launches Sustainable Deliveries in Frankfurt

Deliveries by electric bicycle and on foot replace two delivery vehicles per day, reduce traffic congestion, and improve air quality; Deployment of hybrid low-emission vehicles capable of wider delivery radius around Frankfurt
Press Release

December 1, 2017 /3BL Media/ - UPS (NYSE: UPS) will implement a sustainable delivery concept in the inner city of Frankfurt. From a micro-depot in the “Meisengasse” street, UPS employees will make deliveries with electrically assisted cargo bikes and on foot. This set-up will replace two diesel vehicles per day. The project will run for a two-year trial phase in cooperation with the City of Frankfurt, IHK Frankfurt, and the House of Logistics & Mobility (HOLM).

First Electric Highway in U.S. Unveiled Near Ports of L.A. and Long Beach

Southern California Edison is helping to energize the project to support a cleaner energy future.
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Electric trolleys first appeared in Los Angeles in 1887 and ran until 1961. This marked the beginning of Los Angeles’ long history of electric transportation. It continued in 1990 with the opening of Metro’s light rail blue line, which uses overhead electric wires to power the trains.

Fast forward to 2017.  

From Refill to Recharge: How Electric Vehicles are Changing City Infrastructure

by Emma Kantrowitz
Blog

The phrase, “I have to stop for gas,” might be on its way out.

Talk of electric vehicle proliferation has been occurring for years across the U.S. and around the globe, but the future of the auto industry is no longer merely on the horizon. Given the recent announcements from major car manufacturers planning to reduce the number of gasoline-fueled models and increase the amount of electric vehicle options, it seems that the industry’s future has arrived.

GM Zeros in on an All-Electric Future

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GM summarizes its vision in six words: zero crashes, zero emissions, zero congestion. In a recent LinkedIn post, Mary Barra states, “our generation has the ambition, the talent and the technology to realize the safer, better and more sustainable world we want.”

GM backed up its zero-emissions commitment by announcing it will introduce two electric vehicles in the next 18 months – the first of at least 20 new EVs by 2023.

Ecocentricity Blog: David and Goliath

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Think about the energy that you use each day. Utility-generated electricity, gasoline-fueled mobility, and heat from natural gas are probably the largest sources, and each is powered by fossil fuels. If you wanted to “cut the cord” on these energy needs, how could you possibly do it?

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Think about the energy that you use each day. Utility-generated electricity, gasoline-fueled mobility, and heat from natural gas are probably the largest sources, and each is powered by fossil fuels. If you wanted to “cut the cord” on these energy needs, how could you possibly do it?

The Ray in Georgia: Demanding More of Roadways

By Harriet Anderson Langford
Article

The world is getting smarter. Smart phones. Smart cars. Even smart thermostats. Yet, we’re still building the same roads that we were building in the 1950s. We need roads that do more than just get people from one place to another.

At The Ray, we demand more and reject the status quo. We start our discussions with “what ifs”: What if the road itself could produce energy? What if highway and interstate shoulders could generate new revenue for state departments of transportation? What if we demanded more of our roadways? At The Ray, we are asking, and answering, those questions.

Mary Barra Outlines GM’s Road Map for Safer, Better and More Sustainable Transportation Solutions

China is playing key role in company’s strategy
Press Release

SHANGHAI, September 15, 2017 /3BL Media/ – General Motors Chairman and CEO Mary Barra hosted a press conference today in Shanghai to discuss GM’s road map for the future of personal mobility. The company’s goal is to address the challenges such as crashes, pollution and congestion that have come with growing urbanization.

According to Barra, “By working together, we can solve these challenges and deliver safer, better and more sustainable transportation solutions for all of our customers.”

Our Vision for Moving Humanity Forward

By Mary Barra, Chairman and CEO, General Motors Co.
Article

We can’t completely predict what our world will look like 25 years from now, but we constantly study trends so that we can anticipate the rapid changes taking place in our industry. Twenty-five years from now, it is estimated that:

Keeping the Ray Clean and Beautiful

Press Release

September 6, 2017 /3BL Media/ - The Ray is thrilled to announce its participation in the Adopt A Highway program along the 18-mile stretch of highway that is home to The Ray. The program is a natural fit for the organization which is committed to creating a highway that leads to better outcomes for drivers, the neighboring communities, and the surrounding environment.

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