Port of Los Angeles surpasses 2023 pollution reduction targets five years ahead of schedule; NOx down 60% from 2005

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Emissions of NO x , a key component of smog, at the Port of Los Angeles are down 60% compared to 2005 emissions levels. The Port’s best year for reducing tons of GHGs was 2013 when GHG emissions were down 23%, a year when TEU volume was still down from its pre-recession peak.

EPA requires trucking companies to reduce air pollution near Los Angeles schools as part of emissions violation settlement

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As part of the settlement, the companies will spend $575,000 on air filtration systems at schools in the Los Angeles metropolitan area. EPA made the announcement at an event at Eastman Avenue Elementary School in Los Angeles, Calif., EPA was joined by the California Air Resources Board, the South Coast Air Quality Management District, and the Los Angeles Unified School District.

New Honda FCEV Concept to make world debut at 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show

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Honda will introduce a new fuel cell electric vehicle concept at the upcoming Los Angeles Auto Show. The concept model expresses a potential styling direction for Honda’s next-generation fuel-cell electric vehicle (FCEV) launching in the US and Japan in 2015 and later in Europe. The Honda FCEV Concept demonstrates the company’s vision for the future of personal mobility and our commitment to developing advanced alternative fuel vehicles.

2015 Volkswagen e-Golf Electric Car: Los Angeles Auto Show Video

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Walking through the Volkswagen stand at the Los Angeles Auto Show, you would have seen quite a few 2015 Volkswagen Golf models.

California Energy Commission awards more than $575,000 to support CNG school buses in Los Angeles area

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The award recipients are: Los Angeles Unified School District will receive $300,000 to install 30 single compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling units at the newly constructed San Julian Bus Lot. With more than 640,000 students the Los Angeles Unified School District is the second largest district in the nation.

2013 Los Angeles Auto Show: Green Car Preview

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Car enthusiasts will get a real treat over the next few weeks as both the Tokyo Motor Show and Los Angeles Auto Show release scores of new models into the wild. We''ve already brought you our preview of the Japanese show so now it''s time to unearth all the LA launches. Here, tiny kei cars and fuel cell concepts make way for a host of

Garcetti: An EV Fanboy, Now The Mayor-Elect Of Los Angeles

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Despite major reductions in air-pollution levels, the Los Angeles basin still has the worst smog problem in the nation.

Honda To Debut Fuel Cell Concept At 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show

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Honda has released a lone sketch to hint at the form of a new fuel cell concept debuting at this year''s Los Angeles Auto Show. The company says the new FCEV Concept expresses a "potential styling direction" for a next-generation fuel-cell electric vehicle due in 2015--ready to meet Toyota''s FCV-based production car head on in an expanding market

Port of Los Angeles breaks ground on $137M railyard that will increase on-dock rail efficiency, reduce congestion and improve environment

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The Port of Los Angeles broke ground on a new $137.7-million intermodal storage railyard that will function as a critical link between the Port of Los Angeles and the Alameda Corridor, providing staging and storage for trains using the corridor.

2013 Honda Civic: Updates Unveiled At Los Angeles Auto Show

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But the 2013 Honda Civic introduced this morning at the Los Angeles Auto Show has updated styling, significant changes to the interior, and new standard features. It's quite unusual for an auto company to make significant changes to a car--especially a successful one--just a year after it launched. Together, the changes add up to a significant

Los Angeles takes steps to transition out of coal-fired power earlier than required by state law

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The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) has taken steps to transition out of the use of coal-fired electricity earlier than mandated by California state law. Today, the Board directed staff to develop the final transaction agreement, which is expected to be approved by both parties later this summer, with consideration by the Los Angeles City Council thereafter.

2013 MINI Paceman: Los Angeles Auto Show Preview

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MINI is set to launch the 2013 Paceman crossover on its North American debut at the 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show. Based on the same platform as the Cooper Countryman hatchback, the Paceman has been liberated of a couple of doors and granted a lower, sloping roofline. MINI has also announced a starting price of $23,900 in Cooper Paceman trim.

2010 Los Angeles Auto Show: Toyota Shows Teaser Pictures

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Yesterday, with just one week to go before the 2010 Los Angeles Auto Show, Toyota released a few teaser pictures of the much-anticipated love-child of Toyota and Tesla - and told us when it will be unveiled. The Toyota 2013 RAV4 Electric Vehicle is based upon Toyota’s popular compact crossover SUV gas-guzzler, but has an electric soul.

2013 Fiat 500e Electric Minicar: Los Angeles Auto Show Preview

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The 2013 Fiat 500e is a compliance car meant solely to satisfy California's zero-emission Later this morning, Fiat will unveil no fewer than four new models of its 500 minicar. Among them will be the 500e, a limited production electric conversion of the hatchback that it really doesn't want to build--as company officials have said repeatedly.

L.A. Times Takes A Bath In Dirty Water With Icelandic Bottled H20 Scam

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I’ve been seeing the b t full page ads for Icelandic Glacial water in the print edition of the Los Angeles Times for months now and every time I do they p**s me off. . Source of an Epic FAIL.

2010 Los Angeles Auto Show: Toyota Shows Teaser Picutres

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Yesterday, with just one week to go before the 2010 Los Angeles Auto Show, Toyota released a few teaser pictures of the much-anticipated love-child of Toyota and Tesla - and told us when it will be unveiled. The Toyota 2013 RAV4 Electric Vehicle is based upon Toyota’s popular compact crossover SUV gas-guzzler, but has an electric soul.

2013 Toyota RAV4 To Debut At Los Angeles Auto Show

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Since its launch in 1996, the Toyota RAV4 has always been a greener option for those wanting all-wheel drive. Pre-dating the modern trend for downsizing, its compact body and 2.0-liter engine gave it significantly better gas mileage than many SUVs--and an electric version in 1997 took that even further. Now, a new model is set to be unveiled, at

2013 Mazda CX-5 Live Gallery: 2011 Los Angeles Auto Show

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Among the green cars making their debuts at the 2011 Los Angeles Auto Show this week is the 2012 Mazda CX-5. Weighing in at under 3500 pounds, the 2013 Mazda CX-5 is a compact crossover While it made its world debut back at the 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show, we weren’t entirely sure what its specifications for the U.S. market would be. Now we do.

Top 15 Nissan LEAF markets in US in 2013

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Top 15 LEAF market year-to-date in 2013. Nissan LEAF sales in the United States are up by 335% year-over-year since the launch of the enhanced 2013 model in March. Four of the top 15 markets are in California: San Francisco (1), Los Angeles (2), San Diego (7) and Sacramento (8).

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Fiat introduces the environmentally sexy 500e

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According to Olivier Francois, of Fiat, ugliness is the worst pollution of all – which is why the Italian carmaker has produced the “environmentally sexy” 2013 Fiat 500e (pictured).

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2013 Tokyo Motor Show: Green Car Preview

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The 2013 Tokyo Motor Show is almost upon us. And while the Los Angeles Auto Show might hold more relevance for the U.S. market, Tokyo''s offerings can never be discounted entirely. Weird and wonderful some may seem but many feature the kind of technology we''ll soon be seeing in our road cars. And of course, Japan is virtually the home of the

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2013 Nissan Sentra Quick Highway Fuel-Economy Test Drive

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We hadn't driven a 2013 Nissan Sentra, the all-new compact sedan, until last week. And our drive was hardly representative, since we spent the bulk of it in the peculiar world of freeway traffic in Los Angeles. That means traffic moving at average speeds of anywhere from 60 to 85 mph, with occasional--or more than occasional--snarls that dropped

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Serving My Country – My Patriotic Duty

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October 24, 2009 South Bay Los Angeles Climate Action, Manhattan Beach. Robert Earl Bushweit (right) runs into his Detroit buddy, Percy, in a captured German town during WWII. And The River Opens For The Righteous.

Ford Fusion wins Green Car of the Year

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The all-new Ford Fusion has been crowned the 2013 Green Car of the Year at the Los Angeles Auto Show. Ford Ford Fusion green car of the year Los Angeles Auto Show

What 2013 Looked Like For Greener Cars, Back In 1988

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They get it wrong sometimes too, and you'd have found a mixture of both in the April 3, 1988 issue of the Los Angeles Times Magazine, which peered 25 years into the future--to the year we find ourselves in now. The rate at which technology develops makes predicting the future incredibly difficult, but people get it right sometimes.

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Polk expects 2013 US new vehicle registrations to grow 6.6% to 15.3M; only slight improvement in hybrid category

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New light vehicle registrations in the US in 2013 are expected to rise 6.6% Polk expects continued recovery in the industry in 2013 and 2014, a positive sign for the US economy. Polk light vehicle forecast through 2016. Data: Polk. Click to enlarge.

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Boulder Electric Vehicle demonstrates V2G electric trucks in three locations; 60 kW bi-directional

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Los Angeles. The third demonstration took place at Boulder Electric Vehicle’s Los Angeles plant. The California Energy Commission awarded Boulder Electric Vehicle a $3-million grant from its Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program to support the opening of BEV’s second plant, located in Los Angeles, CA. Boulder EV purchased a bi-directional DC charger from Coritech Services that will be solely used in their Los Angeles plant.

California Energy Commission to award up to $6M to EV charging infrastructure projects

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Examples include charging locations that would allow drivers of electric vehicles to more rapidly travel between San Diego and the Los Angeles area, the Los Angeles area and the San Francisco Bay Area, the San Francisco Bay Area and Sacramento, Sacramento and Fresno, etc.

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Tesla's Elon Musk show Hyperloop, offering 1/2 hour travel between SF and LA (Photos)

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Want to travel between San Francisco and Los Angeles for $20 each way, and a 30 minute travel time? Elon Musk finally unveiled, on Monday, his plan for a vacuum tube train system called Hyperloop which not only offers

2013 Toyota RAV4 EV Ads: Narrow Focus To Reach Electric-Car Buyers

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The Japanese car maker is narrowing its focus by targeting customers identified as early adopters in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and San Diego, where the RAV4 EV is sold, Bloomberg reports. Toyota is using a new type of advertising to sell its RAV4 EV electric crossover. A new targeted advertising system developed by DirecTV will help Toyota reach

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LAX To Drop Free Parking For Electric Cars In March

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Been enjoying the perk of free electric car parking at Los Angeles International Airport? Try not to get used to it then, as from March 1, 2013, you'll have to pay just like everybody else. Los Angeles World Airports has confirmed, via Carstations, that LAX will no longer be providing free parking to owners of electric cars. You can read about it

Lower Prices Cause Electric-Car Shortages In CA: Shock, Surprise!

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Among those, reports the Los Angeles Times, are "Electric cars sold out!" isn''t a phrase you''ll have heard often over the past few years, but that''s just what''s happened in Southern California recently.

Top Ten Green Cars of the Tokyo Motor Show 2013. The Green Piece

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Tuesday 19 November, 2013. Completely overshadowing the Los Angeles Auto Show, is the Tokyo Motor Show which, like its American counterpart, opens its doors for press previews from tomorrow (November 20,2013), and runs until December 1, 2013, for two weeks of motoring delig[.].

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LA goes electric: China style

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Los Angeles, California, has always been seen as an electric city thanks to its celebrity residents: but now its public transport options are set to be highly charged too.

Via Electric Pickup Outdoes Solar Roofs With Solar Tonneau Cover

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The maker of plug-in utility vehicles backed by automotive luminary Bob Lutz unveiled exactly that at the 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show. Think a solar roof is the ultimate electric-car accessory? How about a solar tonneau cover? This eco-freindly add-on takes advantage of the considerable amount of real estate available for solar cells on a full-size

Pollution plumes in Paris air are richer in gaseous aromatic compounds than in LA; gasoline engines main source of VOCs

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The study also shows that the proportion of gaseous aromatic compounds—apart from benzene—in hydrocarbon emissions is two to three times greater in pollution plumes in Paris than in Los Angeles, even though the total quantity of hydrocarbons emitted in Los Angeles remains considerably greater than in Paris. times greater than in Los Angeles due to the greater overall volatile hydrocarbon pollution in the latter city.

Antelope Valley Transit Authority buying two BYD electric buses with inductive charging system with $1.9M grant

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The buses have been funded through a $1.9-million grant arranged by Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael Antonovich to support an electric bus demonstration project in the Antelope Valley. AVTA serves a population of more than 450,000 residents in the cities of Lancaster and Palmdale as well as the unincorporated portions of northern Los Angeles County.

Mercedes-Benz reports on 3.3M km of B-Class Fuel Cell testing, looks ahead to next generation

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While Hyundai, Toyota and Honda seized much attention over their presentations of fuel cell rollout plans (in the case of Hyundai) and concepts (in the case of Honda and Toyota) at the Los Angeles and Tokyo auto shows, Daimler used EVS27 in Barcelona as a forum to report on its 3.3

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Hydrogen Fuel-Cell Cars To Come From Toyota, Hyundai, Honda

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Meanwhile, at the Los Angeles Auto Show, the wraps came off the Honda FCEV Last week saw no fewer than three hydrogen fuel-cell cars appear at auto shows around the world. At the Tokyo Motor Show, Toyota unveiled its FCV Concept, a somewhat-disguised version of a production car it''s expected to launch next year and offer for limited sale in 2015.

Honda reveals Fit electric car at LA Auto Show

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The Los Angeles Auto Show was the setting for Honda to unveil the 2013 Fit EV (electric vehicle), while also announcing plans to lease the vehicle from next summer. The Honda Fit EV will initially be made available to lease customers in the California and Oregon markets before expanding to the East Coast in 2013. [.]. Electric cars Green cars Honda Latest news Honda Fit electric car Honda Fit Electric Vehicle Honda Fit EV LA Auto Show Los Angeles Auto Show

Wind Explorer EV crosses Australia for less than $15 of electricity; kite-assisted

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The vehicle produced virtually zero emissions during the 3,000 mile (4,828 km) Australian journey, a distance roughly 200 miles (322 km) further than from New York City to Los Angeles.

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Plug-In Electric Car Sales For Aug: Volt, Leaf Hit New Highs

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Chevy, in fact, was so confident about the month''s Volt sales that GM president Mark Reuss previewed the total last week, telling the Los Angeles Times, "We will do about 3,300 Volt sales Sales of the two highest-volume plug-in electric cars soared in August, with both the Chevrolet Volt and the Nissan Leaf setting all-time monthly sales records.

Hyundai to offer Tucson Fuel Cell vehicle to LA-area retail customers in spring 2014; Honda, Toyota show latest FCV concepts targeting 2015 launch

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At the Los Angeles Auto Show, Hyundai announced plans to offer its next-generation Tucson Fuel Cell vehicle for the US market for $499 per month, including unlimited free hydrogen refueling and At Your Service Valet Maintenance at no extra cost. Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell.

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