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Mercedes-Benz: First Fully Electric Truck

Daimler Trucks is presenting the Mercedes-Benz Urban eTruck in Stuttgart, as the first fully electric truck with an admissible total weight of up to 26 tonnes.
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This means that in the future, heavy trucks will take part in urban distribution operations with zero local emissions and hardly a whisper. The market launch of this technology is conceivable for Daimler Trucks at the beginning of the next decade. In the light distribution sector, Daimler Trucks has already been impressively demonstrating the day-to-day suitability of the fully electric truck in customer trials with the FUSO Canter E-Cell since 2014.

Water Utilities Show High Aspirations Toward Reducing Energy or Achieving Energy Neutrality

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Water and wastewater utilities in the U.S. have high aspirations for energy reduction goals, or even moving toward energy neutral operations, but barriers are plentiful. Fortunately, approaches are being developed that can help system operators make significant progress in overcoming these obstacles.

Operation of Photovoltaic Facility Commences

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The company's own photovoltaic facility on the roof of a new logistics hall at the Mercedes-Benz Global Logistics Center in Germersheim is being connected to the grid. The new facility will reduce annual CO2  emissions by 755,000 kilograms.

Ingersoll Rand Listed on FTSE4Good Index Series for Second Consecutive Year

Index series measures environmental, social and governance performance
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DAVIDSON, N.C., Aug. 4, 2016 /3BL Media/ – Ingersoll Rand (NYSE:IR), a world leader in creating comfortable, sustainable and efficient environments, is again listed on the FTSE4Good Index Series. Created by the global index company FTSE Group, FTSE4Good is an equity index series designed to measure the performance of companies demonstrating strong environmental, social and governance (ESG) practices.

Exponential Good – Technology Empowerment and Inspiration Go Viral

By Carol Baroudi
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More than ten years ago, a small nonprofit and a Dutch company conspired to make a difference in the lives of impoverished Africans. The nonprofit, Close the Gap, collected usable IT equipment from major corporations in Europe. The Dutch company refurbished the various devices and made them suitable for use. And ever since then, together they have been providing computers to those in need, and have deployed more than a half million computers to help bridge the digital divide.

The Technology and Sustainability Entanglement

By Carol Baroudi
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Technology has momentum. It is disruptive and unstoppable. You can’t build a wall around it. To say that technology is more than the sum of its parts is a vast understatement, since technology in its connected aggregate is akin to an atmosphere that envelops us. Its data runs governments, economies and communities – both real and virtual ones that it created. It is embedded in healthcare, education, transportation, banking, commerce – you name it. It is so ubiquitous and yet so invisible that we can’t help but take it for granted.

Net-Zero Energy Is Now ‘In the Grasp’ of Wastewater Treatment Facilities

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It is commonly known that wastewater possesses more energy than needed to operate a treatment facility, but the number of net-zero energy water resource recovery facilities (WRRFs) is still very low worldwide. Yet, a recent study states that the possibility of net-zero energy is now in the grasp of many wastewater facilities, and the report provides some of the best insights on record as to how to achieve such results.

The Future of Mobility - the Mercedes-Benz Future Bus

What urban public transport will look like in the future is shown by the semi-automated city bus with CityPilot – it operates even more safely, efficiently and comfortably than conventional buses
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Connectivity plus camera and radar systems with data fusion are catapulting the city bus into the future. Mercedes-Benz is showing this spectacular technology on an equally spectacular technology platform, the Mercedes-Benz Future Bus with CityPilot.

 

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Connectivity plus camera and radar systems with data fusion are catapulting the city bus into the future. Mercedes-Benz is showing this spectacular technology on an equally spectacular technology platform, the Mercedes-Benz Future Bus with CityPilot.

 

Environment Check for New E-Class

After assessing the vehicle’s environmental compatibility, inspectors of TÜV SÜD certified the car according to the ISO 14062 environmental standard.
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If you want to find out how environmentally compatible a vehicle is, you have to look at more than just the fuel consumption and emission figures. To obtain a full overview, it’s vital to take the vehicle’s entire life cycle into account — from the extraction of the raw materials it contains to the car’s production, its many years of use, and its eventual recycling/disposal as an end-of-life vehicle. A Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) enables all of these factors to be systematically determined down to the last detail.

Mercedes-Benz at the 7th Silvretta eRallye

With a total of nine electric vehicles, Mercedes-Benz in 2016 took part for the seventh time in the Silvretta Rallye. In the end, the Mercedes-Benz B 250 e finished second out of the 26 electric vehicles that had lined up at the start.
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In early July, the Silvretta high Alpine Road in Montafon, Austria, was transformed for three days into a showplace for emission-free electric automobiles and classic cars. With nine vehicles among the 26 electric cars, Mercedes-Benz entered the largest fleet, which included a Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Coupé Electric Drive, a GLC 350 e 4MATIC, two Mercedes-Benz E 350 e and three Mercedes-Benz B 250 e.

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