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First Ethanol Bus Fleet in Brazil

First Ethanol Bus Fleet in Brazil

One of the world’s largest cities is Sao Paulo and became the first city in Brazil with ethanol-fuelled buses. Metropolitana acquired 50 buses that were manufactured by Scania and adapted them from University of Sao Paulo research.

Unica and Raizen will be producing and distributing ethanol and Metropolitana’s investment is in the area of US$13 million. The deal

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Glastonbury shows its green travel credentials

Go greenly to Glastonbury this year and reap the rewards. That’s the idea behind the Glastonbury Festival Green Traveller package on offer to Festival visitors. Festival organizers have put together a scheme that they hope will encourage many of the expected 200,000 music fans attending the event to leave their cars at home.

The Glastonbury Festival is one of the biggest outdoor gatherings in the

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b-bugs go into service in Brecon Beacons National Park

Brecon Beacons National Park in South Wales is inviting visitors to make the acquaintance of Boris and Blodwen, two fun-loving electric b-bugs making their debut this summer. As a sort of consumer trial, the little cars will be made available to visitors with a UK driving license and full auto insurance. They can hum along at up to 30mph for about 20 to 25 miles,

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Boris wants London to be world electric car capital

Imagine this, living in a London where instead of having to fire up your noisy petrol or diesel saloon and blasting horrible fumes into the air every time you went to the shops or to work, you car just glides away elegantly, silently and without fumes.

This may sound like a perfect fantasy, but if the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson gets his way, it

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London’s new hybrid bus

Hoping to lead to a roll out of vehicles in the UK’s capital a new prototype for a hybrid bus is being tested. Transport for London says the vehicle with a lightweight electric motor has been sent to Millbrook Proving Ground to receive testing.

With hybrid technology it is hoped the amount of nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions will be reduced by over 40% as compared

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Household waste propelled buses

In Lincoln, a trial fleet of buses has been introduced by Stagecoach that runs on household waste. First announced in March, they run on biomethane fuel which is made from recycled waste that is converted.

These are the first of their kind and will be servicing the area close to the Cathedral Quarter and other Lincoln routes. A special refueling facility was built for the

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