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Kazakhstan is in a 'wonderful location' now, says the EBRD

Agris Preimanis of the EBRD says the main challenge and opportunity for Kazakhstan's future is in finding a way to "make money" from its increased …

Why Railroads Are Making Freight Trains Longer and Longer

By<p>Daniel Machalaba<p>The freight train is now on track to stretch up to 3 miles long, with 200 cars or more. And it’s being powered, in part, by an unusual energy source: the activist investor.<p>Companies have plenty of reasons to keep adding train cars. Long trains save on fuel and crews, reducing the …

Trains

Russia's Gazprom orders LNG-propelled trains for Arctic railway

They will be environmentally friendly and far cheaper to use, the company says.<p>It is the Sinara Transport Machines, a Russian company based in …

Southern Highlands company secures $20m Inland Rail contract

The first track on the Melbourne to Brisbane Inland Rail project will be laid this year.

Over 9,000 trips made via China-Europe trains

China-Europe freight trains have made over 9,000 trips by the end of June, the China Railway Corporation (CRC) said Monday.<p>Photo taken on June 2, …

Rio Tinto operates first driverless freight train

On July 10 the train, hauled by three locomotives and carrying around 28,000 tonnes of iron ore, travelled more than 280km from Rio Tinto’s Tom Price …

Trump Is Pushing for Massive Auto Import Tariffs. Now Car Manufacturer Stocks Are Tumbling

President Donald Trump wants to impose heavy tariffs on car imports, and European and Asian automakers’ stocks are tumbling.<p>In European early …

Rio Tinto’s automated trains approved

AUSTRALIA: Rio Tinto has been granted accreditation by Australia’s Office of the National Rail Safety Regulator, approving the autonomous operation …

CN Rail to spend $100-million on 1,000 new grain hopper cars

Financial incentives in transportation legislation passed on Wednesday have triggered the $100-million purchase of rail cars to update the aging fleet of equipment that moves the Prairies’ burgeoning grain crop.<p>Canadian National Railway Co. said it is buying 1,000 grain hopper cars over two years …

Union Pacific Chief Praises GE-Wabtec Railroad Deal

Lance Fritz says the industrial tie-up provides ‘a home that’s stable’ for major rail locomotive supplier.

Canada approves broad reforms to freight rail, airlines

MONTREAL/WINNIPEG, Manitoba (Reuters) - Canada on Wednesday approved broad air and freight reforms that will spell out passengers' rights on planes, mandate the use of voice and video recorders in rail locomotives, while providing more options for shippers with limited transportation choices.<p>The …

Steven Chu Suggests A New Finish Line For Electric Vehicles

Scientists building a better battery typically strive for lower cost, lower weight or higher energy density, but Steven Chu, the Nobel Prize-winning former Energy Secretary, just emphasized another metric:<p>Charging rate.<p>“If you can put 120 miles in five minutes onto a car, then the game is over,” …

Electric Vehicles

Panasonic, Tesla reveal plan to produce lithium batteries in China

Panasonic looks likely to begin producing a lithium-ion battery batteries in China in partnership with Tesla. The announcement came from the …

Fuel Cells and Internal Combustion - A New Approach for Hybrid Engines

<b>STONY BROOK, N.Y.–</b> A team of researchers from the Department of Mechanical Engineering in the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences (CEAS) are …

French train giant Alstom set to make UK's first hydrogen fleet at British site

French train manufacturer Alstom is set to become the first company to bring hydrogen trains to the UK with its plans to convert an existing fleet.<p>The company said the move was the “first substantive industry response” to calls by the Government for the removal of all diesel rolling stock by …

Hydrogen could replace diesel in 15 years says LNVG, as fuel cell train contract signed

GERMANY: ‘Fuel cell technology has a good chance to prevail in Germany in the next 10 to 15 years, with diesel vehicles being more and more forced …

Zillertalbahn selects hydrogen train supplier

AUSTRIA: Zillertalbahn operator ZVB announced on May 15 that it had selected Stadler to supply five hydrogen fuelled multiple-units for its 760 mm …

Alstom and Eversholt plan fuel cell EMUs

UK: Plans to fit hydrogen fuel cells to redundant electric multiple units were announced by Alstom on May 14. Confirming that ‘hydrogen technologies …

A look at DAF’s new all-electric truck with a 170 kWh battery pack

Over the last year, almost all truck makers have either announced an electric truck program or they’ve unveiled an electric truck.<p>Dutch truck manufacturing company DAF is the latest to join the trend by unveiling a new all-electric truck with a 170 kWh battery pack.<p>Preston Feight, DAF Trucks …

Tesla’s goal: cobalt-free batteries

Posted on May 11, 2018 by Charles Morris<p>Scare stories about an impending shortage of lithium are nonsense, as Elon Musk and other EV experts have …

Proterra sells electric buses to Washington, D.C., public transit system

Electric buses from California-based Proterra are beginning to appear in the nation's capital.<p>The Washington, D.C., Circulator transit district, which serves mainly tourists visiting Smithsonian Institution museums and other sites, bought 14 of the Proterra buses and began rolling them out earlier …

Toyota Introduces Production Hydrogen Fuel Cell Bus Sora

Toyota began in Japan production and sales of hydrogen fuel cell buses called Sora that share technology with the Mirai. As in case with other FCVs, …

Anglo American to spin out unit to invest in hydrogen | Financial Times

Anglo American plans to spin out its internal venture capital unit to raise funds to invest in hydrogen technologies such as fuel cells, as the …

Agility Fuel Solutions unveils new hydrogen storage system for large trucks

Company launches its large-capacity ProCab H storage system for commercial trucks<p>Agility Fuel Solutions has announced the launch of its …

Anheuser-Busch Commits To A Zero Emission Truck Fleet By 2025

We can get snarky about the big beer conglomerates here at American Craft Beer. So it’s only fair that we applaud companies like Anheuser-Busch when …

Toyota, Honda and Nissan team up on solid-state battery development

THE BIG THREE Japanese car manufacturers are set to collaborate in the research and development of solid-state battery technology. Toyota, Honda and …

Tanzania:TAZARA Launches Hi-Tech Cargo, Train Information System

[Daily News] TANZANIA-ZAMBIA Railway Authority (TAZARA) has launched Freight Management and Information System that enables customers to track their …

How China Took Charge of the Electric Bus Revolution

In just eight years, Shenzhen became the first city to electrify 100 percent of its public buses—16,359, to be exact.<p>Between the gleaming towers of the Chinese city of Shenzhen, some 16,000 buses shuttle commuters to and from their destinations. But they’re not like the diesel-guzzling behemoths …

Alternative Fuel

The Global Electric-Vehicle Market Is Amped Up And On The Rise | Automotive & Assembly Extranet by McKinsey & Company

<b>China remains firmly in the lead on our Electric Vehicle Index. But other pockets of growing public- and private-sector commitment to these vehicles</b> …