President Orders Higher Fuel Standards, NY To Eliminate Traffic Deaths, Tesla Hits High, Plus New Generation of Diesel

NY's De Blasio Outlines Steps to Eliminate Traffic Deaths

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Obama Orders Higher Fuel Standards for Trucks

Federal standards for medium and heavy duty trucks will be raised over the next two years in an effort to reduce oil consumption and carbon emissions, President Barack Obama announced Tuesday. Obama appeared at a Safeway grocery store in Marlboro, Md., on Tuesday morning to make the announcement. A fact sheet outlining the move was posted on the White House Website. Using an executive order, Obama will…

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NY's De Blasio Outlines Steps to Eliminate Traffic DeathsNY’s De Blasio Outlines Steps to Eliminate Traffic Deaths

Mayor Bill de Blasio on Tuesday unveiled a sweeping set of proposals aimed at improving street safety in New York City, pledging considerable police resources and even precious political capital in Albany to a most ambitious goal: eliminating traffic deaths. The 42-page plan is rooted in a Swedish street safety approach known as Vision Zero, which treats all traffic deaths as…

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Tesla Shares Hit a Record on Earnings NewsTesla Shares Hit a Record on Earnings News

Shares of Tesla Motors Inc. soared Wednesday after the electric car company slashed its losses and issued an upbeat outlook for this year. Tesla shares jumped to a record $216.95, a 12% gain, after the automaker released its fourth-quarter and annual financial results after the stock market closed. Investors focused on Tesla’s calculation that it earned $46 million, or…

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The New Generation of Diesel EnginesThe New Generation of Diesel Engines

Discover how federal emissions standards are transforming the construction equipment landscape: Diesel engines have come a long way in the last 120 years, and the technology will continue to evolve. Using heat of compression to ignite fuel in the combustion chamber—as opposed to spark-ignition gasoline engines—diesel engines offer the highest thermal efficiency of any internal or external combustion engine and can be up to 30 percent more efficient than…

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