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California Launches Country's First All-Electric School Bus

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It may not be capable of space travel, but one California district has found a magic school bus. The bus is a modified SST Trans Tech model based on a Ford E-Series van chassis, with an electric powertrain from

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Pasha, Port of LA and California ARB partner on $26.6M Green Omni Terminal demo project; emerging zero and near-zero emission tech

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The $26.6-million project is funded in part by a $14.5-million grant from the California Air Resources Board (CARB) for reducing greenhouse gases and other pollutants. Improving the health, quality of life, and local economy of California’s most burdened communities is a critical element of the project. Components include a 1.03

CALSTART white paper shows nationwide tech supplier industry ready to support more efficient heavy-duty trucks and buses

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is a leader in transportation tech, including next-generation advanced engines. Source: CALSTART. Click to enlarge.

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CAR report quantifies automotive’s position as a leading high-tech industry

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The report authors acknowledge the difficulty of defining “high-tech” in an ever-changing economic environment. Click to enlarge. Resources.

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Modern electric cars at 20: from EV1 to Bolt EV, where are we now?

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Twenty years ago today, the very first GM EV1 electric cars were delivered to 40 lessees in California in a blaze of publicity. That first EV1 was a high-tech two-seater created specifically to meet California's then-current zero-emission vehicle rules. sales History CARB EV1 plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

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Exclusive Greenius Coverage of Today’s Clean Tech Roundtable

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I attended today’s Bryan Cave Clean Tech Roundtable at the Broad Stage at Santa Monica College – thanks to my pal Donna Gentry.

The Summit On Clean Tech Law & The New Energy Policy

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What further incentives are offered at the California state level? and it takes place next week, on Sept 18. EPA expected to regulate CO2.

Snail's Teeth Could Help Develop Future Battery Tech--No, Really

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Studies at the University of California, Riverside, suggest future batteries and We often cover the progress of battery technologies here on Green Car Reports, and while always of interest, few new discoveries are really that surprising.

California Energy Commission awards nearly $9M to 3 projects to support local manufacturing of heavy-duty electric vehicles, PHEVs

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The project will provide a high-tech manufacturing plant in the heart of the Los Angeles region, the largest bus market in the United States.

That Super Sexy Clean Tech Roundtable, Part II of a Greenius Exclusive

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Bonnie Reiss, Pegasus Capital Advisors and University of California Regent (c) 2009 Joe Galliani. Having the world’s greatest car is nice. 

California ARB seeking Grantee to administer pilot project for enabling disadvantaged communities to purchase advanced tech vehicles

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The California Air Resources Board (ARB or Board) is soliciting Grantee(s) to administer the Light-Duty Financing Assistance Pilot Project in Disadvantaged Communities. Funding of up to $1.5 million for this project is provided by Low Carbon Transportation Investments, which is funded from the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund. Brief

Ford MyEnergi Lifestyle collaboration to demonstrate integration of home appliance technology, plug-in vehicle and renewable energy source; Georgia Tech model predicts 60% cut in home energy costs

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If every home in the US were to implement these energy-saving technologies, it would be the equivalent of taking all the homes in California, New York and Texas off the power grid (32 million homes). The Ford-led MyEnergi Lifestyle collaboration includes Eaton, SunPower and Whirlpool. Connected devices enable smarter use of energy. and 5 a.m.

Ford targeting highly autonomous vehicle for ride-sharing in 2021; new tech company investments, staffing up in Silicon Valley

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Civil Maps: Ford has invested in Berkeley, California-based Civil Maps to further develop high-resolution 3D mapping capabilities.

Brine: Key To Cheaper, Longer-Lasting Electric Car Batteries?

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One of those is the San Andreas fault in California, where one of battery tech's futures is bubbling out of the ground. There may not be a magic bullet for battery technology, but improvements can come from the most unlikely places.

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New SoCal tech center to promote alternative fuel & advanced vehicles

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The California Energy Commission has awarded funds to a consortium of Southern California-based organizations led by the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation (LAEDC) to establish a Southern California Center for Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicle Technology. The project will also use $1.6 Brief

California Energy Commission awards more than $5.5M for green transportation projects and $1.8M for 20 energy research projects

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The California Energy Commission (CEC) approved $5,580,773 for clean-energy transportation projects including biodiesel production, power control electronics for medium-and heavy-duty battery electric vehicles, and buydowns for propane vehicles. Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program awards. Motiv Power Systems, Inc.

Chinese tycoon to launch clean-tech car venture in US

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It will be a case of ’sweet home Alabama’ for Yang Rong, a Chinese automobile tycoon who is preparing to launch a plan to make clean-tech cars in the United States. Tags: Green cars Latest news Alabama Brilliance China Automotive Holdings clean-tech cars Yang Rong

Renault-Nissan Gets Geeky, Sets Up Silicon Valley Research Center

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Google’s head offices in Mountain View, California has just got some new neighbors, but unlike most of the other companies in the fabled silicon valley it isn’t a fresh-faced venture-funded software or green tech startup firm. It’s an automaker.

Volkswagen Group of America launches technology startup accelerator at Plug and Play Tech Center

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Volkswagen Group of America Electronics Research Laboratory (ERL) and Plug and Play Tech Center have launched the Volkswagen ERL Technology Accelerator Powered by Plug and Play. —Plug and Play Tech Center Founder and CEO, Saeed Amidi. Plug and Play Tech Center is an accelerator specializing in growing technology startups.

California ARB approves AMP Electric Vehicles E-100 medium-duty electric truck as ZEV for California

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The California Air Resources Board (CARB) has approved AMP’s E-100 truck as a zero emission vehicle and eligible for sale in California for the 2014 model year, which began this January. We are extremely pleased that our AMP E-100 truck and its battery-electric power train has been approved by CARB and can be sold in California.

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Renault-Nissan has started working with governments and utilities in California and Oregon to gear up for regional electric vehicle rollouts next year. Plug-ins are slated to hit the Chinese market in earnest over the next few years. Nissan announced plans in November to start selling electric cars in the country by 2012. market. by 2011.

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Fisker: recent karma fire not caused by battery pack, new tech or exhaust routing

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Fisker engineers, working with independent investigators from Pacific Rim Investigative Group, have begun preliminary examination and testing on the Karma involved in a fire in Woodside, California last Friday. The area of origin for the fire was determined to be outside the engine compartment. Brief

Fisker: recent Karma fire not caused by battery pack, new tech or exhaust routing

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Fisker engineers, working with independent investigators from Pacific Rim Investigative Group, have begun preliminary examination and testing on the Karma involved in a fire in Woodside, California last Friday. The area of origin for the fire was determined to be outside the engine compartment. Brief

Cascadia Capital forecasts flurry of MA and commercialization in clean tech in 2011; US Congress to discard Cap and Trade

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Salinas project in California roll out over the coming year. Cascadia Capital , a diversified, boutique investment. bank serving both private and public growth companies, forecasts the. energy sector will spur a flurry of M&A and investment activity in 2011 as renewable energy. technologies mature. extraction. Brief

New startup Romeo Power to develop and manufacture optimized EV battery packs

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Romeo Power , a Santa Monica, California -based startup will design and manufacture electric vehicle battery packs that the company says will outperform any battery systems on the EV market today. The company was launched this month by tech innovators Michael Patterson and Porter Harris. Brief

Students’ biodiesel electric car takes first place

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There were celebrations all around Mississippi State University after its students scooped first place in the 2010 EcoCar: The NeXt Challenge finals in San Diego, California. The team built a biodiesel extended range electric vehicle with a 21.3kWh battery pack from A123Systems that provides an electric range of 60miles.

California ARB Releases Peer Review Documents for Low Carbon Fuel Standard

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The staff of the California Air Resources Board (ARB) has released the final external peer review documents regarding the proposed Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) regulation. The four peer reviewers were: Linsey Marr, Virginia Tech. Valerie Thomas, Georgia Tech. These included: Greenhouse gas modeling. Land use change modeling.

ARPA-E awards $33M to 13 intermediate-temp fuel cell projects; converting gaseous hydrocarbons to liquid fuels

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Georgia Tech Research Corporation. Fuel Cell Tailored for Efficient Utilization of Methane Georgia Tech Research Corporation will develop a fuel cell that operates at temperatures less than 500°C by integrating nanostructured materials into all cell components. The University of California Los Angeles. Lead organization.

GM Moves Electric, Fuel-Cell Work To Michigan From CA, NY

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General Motors has announced more shuffling of its future-tech facilities. Outposts in Torrance, California, Castleton, Indiana, and Warren, Michigan are also being relocated to Pontiac, as is

Wendy Greuel Our Best Bet To Get To 100% Renewable Energy In Time

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Joe Galliani in Keep Hermosa Hermosa hat receiving his 2014 Environmental Hero Award from the City of Manhattan Beach and V.O.I.C.E. And the L.A.

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Your AB 920 Greenius Update & A Call For Three Times The Sun!

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And if you talked with Lawrence Cooper he’d probably tell you it would be a big help in getting to 33% renewable energy in California

Ford opens new Silicon Valley research center; focus on connectivity, mobility, autonomous vehicles, big data

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in Mechanical Engineering from University of California, Berkeley and an MBA from its Haas School of Business. Maciuca holds a Ph.D.

BAIC BJEV opens Silicon Valley EV research center, planning another for Europe

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China-based automaker BAIC has opened its first overseas research and development center, the BAIC EV R&D Center in Silicon Valley, California. Beijing Electric Vehicle Co., BAIC BJEV), a subsidiary of BAIC, is a developer of new energy vehicles in China. At the beginning of this year, BJEV signed an agreement with US-based EV company Atieva.

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Ford announces Smart Mobility plan; 25 initial projects

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Using Georgia Tech-owned golf carts to prove out the technology, a person sitting in a remote location can access real-time video streamed over LTE to drive the carts. Info Cycle, Palo Alto, California. The initial step is the creation of 25 mobility experiments across the globe designed to help change the way the world moves.

President Obama launches $500M Advanced Manufacturing Partnership; Ford involved as an initial partner

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in low-tech industries and products and not just due to low wages abroad, but in the production of high tech products, including those resulting from US innovation and. The President’s plan, which leverages existing programs and proposals, will invest more than $500 million to jumpstart this effort. Key opportunities to. Resources.

Top 15 Nissan LEAF markets in US in 2013

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Four of the top 15 markets are in California: San Francisco (1), Los Angeles (2), San Diego (7) and Sacramento (8). Earlier post.) Los Angeles.

USCAR helps to develop charging-readiness tools for plug-in & electric vehicles through US DRIVE

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The Grid Interaction Tech Team helped to identify and address roadblocks that would prevent successful commercialization of all types of plug-in electric vehicles. Founded in 1992, USCAR is the collaborative automotive technology company for Chrysler Group LLC, Ford Motor Company and General Motors. Brief

DOE to fund 14 research projects on deepwater and Arctic methane hydrates; potential future energy supply

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University of California at San Diego. Georgia Tech Research Corporation. Methane hydrate can form in Arctic and marine environments.

Targray to distribute Golden Light LiPF6-based electrolyte materials to North America and Europe

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Targray Technology International has entered into a distribution agreement with Golden Light Hi-Tech (Shantou Jinguang Hi-Tech Company (USA) Inc) for the distribution of its electrolyte materials across North America and Europe. Golden Light is a China-based supplier of electrolyte. Brief

Dow Kokam to provide Li-ion packs to Motiv Power and ZeroTruck for medium-duty electric commercial vehicles

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Motiv Power Systems, an electric drive power control system provider, with funding from the California Energy Commission, is using Dow Kokam’s battery system to convert a Class 4, Ford E-450 diesel chassis to a completely electric system for a passenger shuttle bus. Batteries Electric (Battery) Fleets