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  • Sustainable Transport has sourced this news from Tech Crunch. Electric cars and hybrid vehicles can be incredibly quiet – so quiet that a populace used to cars that make noise can be hurt when sharing space with them. New NHTSA standards for automakers aim to help fix that with audible alerts hat are required on all new hybrid and electric going forward beginning September 1, 2019.

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  • Sustainable Transport has sourced this news from Green Car Reports. New Jersey was always the place for residents of neighboring states—Delaware, New York, and Pennsylvania—to buy cheap gasoline. That era ended two days ago, when a political deal struck between its legislature and the governor raised the state gas tax by a whopping 23 cents a gallon. Today, a new coalition launched with the aim of pushing the state "to the forefront on electric-vehicle adoption."

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  • Sustainable Transport has sourced this news from Transport Environment. Europe will see more than half a million electric vehicles (EVs) on its roads by the end of 2016, a report by Transport & Environment (T&E) reveals. The European Union doubled the sales of plug-in hybrid and electric vehicles in 2015 reaching 145,000 units sold, the biggest sales increase for any year to date. Including Norway (and other non-EU members) Europe is the second largest market for purely electric cars in the world.

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  • Sustainable Transport has sourced this news from Gulf News. Dubai: Driverless vehicles could be part of the last mile solutions in Dubai in the near future, providing commuters door-to-door connectivity with Dubai Metro and other modes of transport. The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) is currently carrying out trials on driverless vehicles, also called autonomous vehicles, in association with Emaar in Downtown Dubai and, according to Mattar Al Tayer, director-general and chairman of the Board at RTA, the trials have been successful so far.

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  • Sustainable Transport has sourced this news from Eco-Business. Tokyo-based Dynamic Map Planning will outfit Tokyo with digital infrastructure that would relay critical information, such as traffic lights, sharp turns and roadworks, to autonomous vehicles. Traffic streams along the busy Shin Ōme-kaidō route in Shinjuku, Tokyo. Image: Martin Falbisoner , CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons. Tokyo plans to transform itself into a hub of self-driving vehicles over the next four years. Janet Burns writes for Forbes that the effort is part of a Japanese government campaign to introduce autonomous vehicles to the nation’s roads before Tokyo hosts the 2020 Summer Olympics.

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  • The UAE is embracing sustainable transport in a big way by removing fuel subsidies and encouraging the use of electric and hybrid vehicles. The emirates of Ajman, Sharjah and Abu Dhabi have announced free parking for electric and eco-friendly cars, and Dubai has agreed to provide toll-free travel and special parking for electric cars. Dubai has also set a target for 10% of its civic vehicle fleet to be electric by 2020.

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  • Sustainable Transport has sourced this news from Daily Times. Reducing the dependency of Arab countries on oil revenues has long been thought as key to a sustainable economy The GCC countries' overarching economic diversification plans have helped cushion the blow of oil price fluctuations on their economies. Reducing the dependency of Arab countries on oil revenues has long been thought as key to a sustainable economy; in light of weak oil market conditions, their economic resilience has proven to be the fundamental result of such a strategic approach. Read full story here  

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    10-Jul-2016 by: Eco-Business

    Sustainable Transport has sourced this news from Eco-Business. About half of Singapore’s vehicles in 2050 could be electric ones if the country pursues the technology aggressively, according to a new electro-mobility roadmap unveiled at the recent Energy Innovation 2016 forum. This would reduce Singapore’s energy needs and help to reduce its carbon emissions. Read the full story here

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  • Sustainable Transport has sourced this news from Bangkok Post. A general view of Asia Square Tower 1 in Singapore's financial district on June 6, 2016. The country will launch its first all-electric vehicle car-sharing programme next year. (Reuters photo) Singapore will be launching its first all-electric vehicle car-sharing programme by the middle of next year, with the first batch of 125 electric vehicles (EV) and 250 charging points to be rolled out in towns like Ang Mo Kio, Jurong East and Punggol. Read the full story here  

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  • Sustainable Transport has sourced this news from Eco-Business. Transport Minister Khaw Boon Wan said in Parliament that the proposal for the electric car-sharing programme is in the final stages of evaluation but did not give any indication of when it would be launched. Singapore’s Transport Minister Khaw Boon Wan announces plan to install 2,000 electric vehicle (EV) charging stations island-wide. Image: Shutterstock Read the full story here  

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