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Electrification Project by Duke Energy and Golden State Foods to Save Fuel and Lower Emissions

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  • Garner distribution center to host truck electrification facility in Wake County, North Carolina
  • Project to save roughly 80,000 gallons of fuel a year
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  • Garner distribution center to host truck electrification facility in Wake County, North Carolina
  • Project to save roughly 80,000 gallons of fuel a year

Michigan Utilities Look to Lower Rates Through EV Time of Use Charging

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Michigan is moving ahead of other Midwest states as its two largest utilities propose a combined $20.5 million investment in electric vehicle infrastructure.

A key aspect to the three-year plans from DTE Energy and Consumers Energy is incentivizing EV drivers to charge at home during off-peak hours at night. With preliminary data so far, the utilities say that with more customers driving EVs, program incentives could drive down rates for all customers by millions of dollars.

Booz Allen Interns Apply Data Analytics to Enhance Traffic Safety

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More than 40,000 people die each year in the U.S. in traffic collisions—whether driving, bicycling, walking, using a wheelchair, or riding transit. The Vision Zero strategy is working to change that. By mapping traffic corridors where high numbers of people are killed or injured—called a high injury network (HIN)—communities can help reduce cycling and pedestrian deaths.

'The Ray': The Smartest Road in the U.S. Is Hidden Away in Rural Georgia

By Vineeth Joel Patel
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The Ray is a nonprofit foundation that is looking to make transportation safer and cleaner in the United States, one small patch of road at a time. We got a look at The Ray and the foundation's work during a press trip with automaker Kia. The South Korean automaker has a large presence in Georgia.

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The Ray is a nonprofit foundation that is looking to make transportation safer and cleaner in the United States, one small patch of road at a time. We got a look at The Ray and the foundation's work during a press trip with automaker Kia. The South Korean automaker has a large presence in Georgia.

UPS to Test New Electric Vehicle

Initiative supports continued strategic electrification of UPS global fleet
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ATLANTA, July 31, 2018 /3BL Media/  UPS (NYSE:UPS) today announced a collaboration with Thor Trucks, Inc. to develop and test a fully-electric class 6 delivery truck in Los Angeles, Calif. The truck is expected to be ready for deployment later this year.

Electric Perspectives: Transportation Electrification

The bright road ahead for EVs
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More than a century ago, pioneers like Henry Ford, Ransom Olds, and Henry Leland helped establish Michigan’s lasting reputation as the automotive hub of the United States and the world. Today—with a jolt from the energy industry— the automotive companies they helped to found are creating the next generation of vehicles that will transform our lives.

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More than a century ago, pioneers like Henry Ford, Ransom Olds, and Henry Leland helped establish Michigan’s lasting reputation as the automotive hub of the United States and the world. Today—with a jolt from the energy industry— the automotive companies they helped to found are creating the next generation of vehicles that will transform our lives.

Charge Ready Pilot Helps LA County Public Works Electrify Its Service Fleet

Employees who oversee the county’s infrastructure are using more electric cars to do their work
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When the Los Angeles County Department of Public Works recently added some all-electric Chevy Bolts to its fleet of service vehicles, 14 brand new electric vehicle charging stations were waiting to charge them up.

Generating Power From the Roads

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As scientists and companies work on cleaning up cars, there’s also a team developing new technology along a road in rural Georgia in the United States, with the aim of making a truly sustainable highway. The Ray, an 18-mile stretch of road near the Alabama border, is a “living laboratory” where eco-friendly projects are being tested.

We meet the team behind the project and explore whether cleaner roads can be rolled out elsewhere in the United States and further afield.

Busting 5 Myths About Electric Vehicles

Are EVs costly? Do the batteries need to be replaced frequently? Busting those misconceptions and more.
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With gas prices rising, is there an electric vehicle (EV) in your future? A survey released in May by the American Automobile Association found that 20 percent of Americans said an EV would be the next car they buy. That’s up 5 percent from 2017.

Using Roads to Make Power and Toilet Paper

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A highway in Georgia is being used as an experiment to try out alternative uses for roads.

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A highway in Georgia is being used as an experiment to try out alternative uses for roads.

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