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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 The Kings Canyon Unified School District recently launched the first all-electric school bus in the United States, Inhabitat reports.

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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. A hallmark of the project is collaboration with green-tech original equipment manufacturers and technical experts from the private sector, academia and regulatory agencies.

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. Strong standards will encourage continued investment and drive advanced tech innovation and jobs in this sector.

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

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A newly-released report by the Center for Automotive Research (CAR) concludes that the automotive industry is not only “high-tech,” it is frequently a leader in technological developments and applications. Percentage of Global R&D Spending by Industry, 2013.

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DARPA program integrates non-mechanical optical scanning tech on microchip; new class of low-cost, miniature LIDAR could support autonomous vehicle apps

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These performers include the Massachusetts Institute of Technology; the University of California, Santa Barbara; the University of California, Berkeley; and HRL Laboratories. DARPA’s Short-range Wide-field-of-view Extremely agile Electronically steered Photonic EmitteR ( SWEEPER ) program has successfully integrated breakthrough non-mechanical optical scanning technology onto a microchip.

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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. Tags: environment Bryan Cave Clean Tech Roundtable Jerry Brown

San Francisco announces electric vehicle council

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The council will be led by the region’s mayors, regional officials and clean tech industry executives. Electric cars Green cars Latest news Bay Area California Energy Commission electric vehicle council electric vehicles San FranciscoThe San Francisco Bay Area has launched a new Electric Vehicle Strategic Council with an additional $5million in funding. Its aim is to make the San Francisco Bay Area the electric vehicle capital of the USA by developing the [.].

The Summit On Clean Tech Law & The New Energy Policy

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What further incentives are offered at the California state level? Early bird registration for this Sept 18 Clean Tech Law Summit is extended to Tuesday Sept 15 at 6:00 pm Pacific Time.

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

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And the brilliance of Elon Musk and the brainiacs he’s put together on his Tesla team is that they’re savvy enough to have made the Roadster a sexy, California, hardbody piece of eye candy in addition to making it 400% more efficient than any internal combustion engine vehicle ever.

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

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million in grants and loans for 46 projects covering transportation, energy storage, biogas and efficiency programs, the California Energy Commission awarded nearly $9 million to three companies to encourage the manufacturing of heavy-duty electric vehicles and components in California.

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. The potential of a biomineral found in the teeth of a marine snail isn't one of those unsurprising discoveries.

Visteon’s Silicon Valley Technical Center to lead development of AI for autonomous vehicles

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The recently opened facility in Santa Clara, California, will work closely with global Visteon tech centers to develop excellence in artificial intelligence software, advanced driver awareness systems (ADAS) and deep machine learning. Visteon Corporation’s new technical center in Silicon Valley will lead the company’s development of artificial intelligence for autonomous vehicles.

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DiDi Chuxing launches lab in Silicon Valley to focus on AI-based security and intelligent driving tech

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Didi Chuxing—China’s leading mobile transportation platform—has launched DiDi Labs in Mountain View, California. Didi Chuxing offers a full range of mobile tech-based mobility options for nearly 400 million users across more than 400 Chinese cities, including taxi hailing, private car hailing, Hitch (social ride-sharing), DiDi Chauffeur, DiDi Bus, DiDi Minibus, DiDi Test Drive, DiDi Car Rental and DiDi Enterprise Solutions.

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.

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). At the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Ford Motor Company announced a strategic collaboration that will demonstrate the integration of home appliance technology, plug-in vehicle and a renewable energy source to achieve an energy-efficient lifestyle.

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 California Energy Commission contract is scheduled to begin in June 2014.

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. As a tectonic fault line, the area is a great source of geothermal energy, where hot brine bubbling out of the

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. They are available only for new natural gas and propane vehicles that meet all California Air Resources Board emission requirements.

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

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This year, Ford will triple its autonomous vehicle test fleet to be the largest test fleet of any automaker—bringing the number to about 30 self-driving Fusion Hybrid sedans on the roads in California, Arizona and Michigan, with plans to triple it again next year.

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. Moving into offices just over the road from the Internet search engine giant

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. Volkswagen Group’s Electronics Research Laboratory (ERL) located in Belmont, California represents the Group’s applied research and development initiatives in North America.

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. AMP is a plug-in electric drive motor vehicle manufacturer, founded in 2007 by entrepreneurs who have created several hi-tech companies.

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. Yang, who now lives in California, is said to have hired a former senior executive of top US car maker General Motors Corporation to run the firm’s daily operations and the company will be seeking financial support from the US Department of Energy.

Clean Tech - GigaOM - Salon.com

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Search: Salon The Web Site Presented By Friday, Apr 17, 2009 A&E Books Comics Environment & Science Life Movies News & Politics Open Salon Opinion Tech & Business Log in smart news, smart analysis Cleantech Tuesday, April 14, 2009 01:00 PST China’s Electric Cars & the Road to an Affordable EV By Josie Garthwaite BYD Auto has been the poster child for electric cars in China ever since Warren Buffett invested in the company back in September.

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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. Evidence revealed thus far supports the fact that the ignition source was not the Lithium-ion battery pack, new technology components or unique exhaust routing, according to a statement released by Fisker.

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. Evidence revealed thus far supports the fact that the ignition source was not the Lithium-ion battery pack, new technology components or unique exhaust routing, according to a statement released by Fisker.

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. Sustainable Industries Predictions for 2011 include: Cap and Trade Discarded by Congress in National Energy Policy.

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. Romeo Power is currently working with local governments in Nevada and California to select a manufacturing facility for its electric vehicle battery packs.

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. ARB staff also posted two memoranda between ARB staff and staff of the State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB), who served as the intermediary between ARB and the peer reviewers to ensure their independence.

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 Georgia Tech team will fabricate electrodes to directly process methane and develop nanocomposite electrolytes to reduce cell temperature without sacrificing system performance.

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 Back in October, the automaker shut down a fuel cell center in Honeoye Falls, New York and shifted operations (along with 220 jobs) to Pontiac, Michigan.

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

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Since 1988 I have worked with CEOs and presidents of America’s top Fortune 500 companies from banking and finance, to high-tech, to the entertainment industry, to the automotive industry, to the media industry, to the most successful consumer brands in American history.

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

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One of the groups I support and learn from is Environment California who have been great advocates of AB 811 and AB 920, the one-two punch for solar we absolutely need to drive solar sales at the rate demanded by today’s CO2 levels. Legislative Director, Environment California.

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. Tags: Biofuels Electric cars Green cars Latest news A123Systems biodiesel biodiesel electric car EcoCar EcoCar challenge electric car range extended vehicle Mississippi State University Penn State University Virginia Tech

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.

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. This experiment, the second conducted with Georgia Tech, leverages driver-assist sensors that most Ford vehicles already have, including sonar and radar, by putting them to work for everybody. Info Cycle, Palo Alto, California.

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. Guo-xuan High-tech will bring its advances in battery cell design, materials technology and power management while Ctec-motor will provide its expertise on in-car electronic components, telematics and autonomous driving aids.

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 universities initially involved in the AMP will be the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Carnegie Mellon University, Georgia Institute of Technology, Stanford University, University of California-Berkeley, and University of Michigan.

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). Adoption of EVs in the market also has been accelerated by peer-to-peer selling at tech and transportation workplaces such as Texas Instruments and BNSF Railroad.

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

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As a member of the US DRIVE Grid Interaction Tech Team (GITT), the US Council for Automotive Research LLC (USCAR) recently played a key role in assisting the US Department of Energy (DOE) to develop a model streamlining process for permitting and inspecting home-charging stations for plug-in hybrid electric and electric vehicles (PHEVs/EVs), as well as information tools for the actual installation process.