Two BYD electric terminal trucks deploy at Port of San Diego

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Two BYD Y electric intermodal cargo tractors were deployed at the Port of San Diego recently as part of a project funded by the California Energy Commission to accelerate the port’s transition to zero-emission transportation.

Why Does @LATimes Have No Clue What’s Happening With LA’s Clean Power Alliance? Maybe Cause They Farm Out The Reporting To San Diego Trib #JoeTakesOnTheNews

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Why Does @LATimes Have No Clue What’s Happening With LA’s Clean Power Alliance? Maybe Cause They Farm Out The Reporting To San Diego Trib #JoeTakesOnTheNews

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Shell Airflow Starship semi truck leaves San Diego on record fuel-economy run

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Truck driver Bob Sliwa hit the road on Thursday night in his carbon-fiber-bodied, diesel-powered semi truck, as he attempts to set a fuel economy record for big rigs by the time he pulls into Jacksonville, Fla., next Wednesday. The endeavor, sponsored by Shell and the North American Council for Freight Efficiency, aims to boost more than miles per

UCSD study: under current policies, home energy storage would often increase carbon emissions

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Under current policies, home energy storage systems would also often increase carbon emissions, according to a study by a team of researchers at the University of California San Diego published in the journal Environmental Science & Technology.

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The ICCT: Nearly half of the world’s EVs are in 25 cities; China leads the way

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Nearly half of the world’s electric vehicles are in 25 cities, according to a new briefing by the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT). As of the end of 2017, these 25 cities were home to nearly 1.4 million of the world’s 3.1 million passenger electric vehicles.

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DOE awards $2.5M to UCSD team for work on cobalt-free cathode materials

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million to a team led by the University of California San Diego for battery research in advanced vehicle technologies. Shirley Meng, a professor of nanoengineering and the director of the Sustainable Power and Energy Center at UC San Diego, is the lead investigator on the project. The US Department of Energy awarded $2.5 The project is one of 42 projects totaling $80 million of investment from the DOE ( earlier post ) announced earlier this month.

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Shell Airflow Starship semi truck aims for fuel-economy record

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That’s what Bob Sliwa aims to do when he sets out from San Diego, Calif., Trucks use an awful lot more fuel than cars. Consequently, the fuel you can save from making small improvements can be massive. on May 17 in his Shell Airflow Starship record truck. Hauling his full-sized trailer fully loaded to the truck's 80,000 pounds capacity, he. youtube

Researchers develop energy-efficient process to recycle Li-ion battery cathodes

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The process is essentially the same one that’s used to make the original cathode particles, said Zheng Chen, corresponding author and a professor of nanoengineering at UC San Diego. This work was supported in part by start-up funds from UC San Diego.

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Nissan LEAF helps power company’s NA facilities with V2G; Nissan Energy

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directional EV charging technology to partially power its North American headquarters in Franklin, TN, and its design center in San Diego, CA.

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Maven deploying its first all-electric shared-use fleet in Austin; 20 Chevy Bolts

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Maven Gig drivers have taken trips from San Francisco to Portland (~635 miles) and from San Diego to Los Angeles (~120 miles). Vehicle reservations are now available in Austin, Baltimore, Boston, Detroit, Los Angeles, Phoenix, San Diego, San Francisco and Washington, D.C.

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Shell/AirFlow Starship hyper-fuel efficient Class 8 truck to make cross-country run

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Starship will undertake a cross-country run, carrying a full cargo of clean reef material, 18-25 May starting in San Diego, Calif. Shell has partnered with the Airflow Truck Company to collaborate on a hyper-aerodynamic, fuel-efficient Class 8 concept truck: Starship.

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UCSD team sheds light on mechanism of sulfur embrittlement of nickel

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Engineers at the University of California San Diego have shed new light on the atomic-level mechanism of the sulfur embrittlement of nickel, a classic problem that has puzzled the scientific community for nearly a century.

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Food Express takes delivery of first 11 of 46 new ultra-low emission natural gas trucks

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Funding was received from the Prop 1B program administered by the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District and the California Hybrid and Zero-Emission Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Program (HVIP). Southern California Gas Co. SoCalGas) and Food Express, Inc.

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2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV electric car: owners' impressions after a year

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Last February, readers John and Mimi Porter of San Diego shared their first impressions of the new silver Bolt EV they had purchased the previous month. Californians got the chance to buy Chevrolet Bolt EV electric cars before everyone else, and the compact hatchback has sold well in the state, aided by its 238-mile rated range. Now we have a. plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

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SoCalGas to offer renewable natural gas at its fueling stations for the first time

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SoCalGas) will soon begin using renewable natural gas for the first time at the 25 utility-owned natural gas vehicle fueling stations across its service territory, as well as at six fueling stations in the San Diego area. Southern California Gas Co.

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Lightning Systems battery-electric heavy-duty Ford Transit showing 61 MPGe city, 66 MPGe highway

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Lightning was one of the first to test under the newly released 2018 CARB efficiency and range validation test procedures for medium-duty vehicles, performed at the SGS Environmental Testing Center.

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Tour Engine proceeding with development of 5 kW Split-Cycle genset with additional ARPA-E GENSETS funding

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C) The engine shown in B is being tested in Tour’s state-of-the-art test cell in San Diego, California (more than 100 hours of testing).

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Achates showcases 2.7L, 3-cylinder opposed piston gasoline compression ignition engine in F-150; estimated 37 mpg combined

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Testing of the OPGCI engine was conducted at Argonne, and Achates Power facilities in San Diego. Based on current testing, the engine is anticipated to be fully integrated into the vehicle and drivable in late 2018.

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Eaton optimized TVS scavenging pump managing precision airflow for CARB-sponsored, Achates opposed-piston engine

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Eaton will supply a TVS (Twin Vortices Series) air pump to manage airflow in the demonstration of the Achates Power two-stroke opposed-piston engine (OP Engine) at the upcoming Internal Combustion Engine Fall Technical Conference in San Diego.

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SDG&E seeks approval to build charging infrastructure to support ~3,000 medium/heavy electric vehicles

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Under a proposal submitted to the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) this week, San Diego-based SDG&E is seeking approval to build charging infrastructure to enable about 3,000 medium/heavy-duty vehicles to go electric. Organizations offering support for this proposal include the Otay Mesa Chamber of Commerce, UC San Diego, Amazon, North County Transit District, Sierra Club, Ace Parking, Sysco and the San Diego Air Pollution Control District.

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IC Bus takes electric chargeE school bus on the road; partnership with Volkswagen Truck & Bus

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The 2018 national tour begins with its first stop at the California Association of School Transportation (CASTO) State Board of Directors 50 th Annual Meeting in San Diego, Calif.

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US EPA awards $9.6M in DERA grants to reduce harmful diesel emissions in California

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The 2018 DERA grants awarded to California will fund the following projects: California Air Resources Board (CARB) received $435,149 to replace 5 heavy-duty school buses with all-electric alternatives throughout California. Cajon Valley Union School District (CVUSD) in San Diego received $1,000,000 to replace five school buses with zero emission battery-electric buses. SJVUAPCD received $2,200,000 to replace 105 heavy-duty diesel trucks in the San Joaquin Valley.

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Electrify America to collaborate with 6 California organizations to boost awareness, adoption of ZEVs in low-income & disadvantaged communities

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Chinese Newcomers Service Center (CNSC): Based in the heart of Chinatown, San Francisco, CNSC has provided a wide variety of year round community services mainly for new Chinese immigrants for nearly 50 years. Self-Help for the Elderly (SHE): The program plans by SHE include working with up to ten grassroots community-based organizations (CBOs) to provide ZEV education services to disadvantaged and low-income communities from Sacramento to San Diego in a minimum of six languages.

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Sandia-led team designs feasible hydrogen fuel-cell coastal research vessel; implications for large hydrogen-fueled vessels

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The Zero-V project evolved from earlier Sandia work on the SF-BREEZE, a hydrogen-powered passenger ferry designed to operate in the San Francisco Bay.

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California cap-and-trade spending doubles to $1.4 billion in 2018; xEV rebates, affordable housing, wildfire prevention, public transit

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From rebates for electric and plug-in vehicles to energy efficiency and solar installations that are reducing home energy costs, more than 125,000 individual projects were completed in 2018.

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ARPA-E announces $98M in funding for 40 OPEN projects; two opposed-piston engines projects receive $10M total

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The US Department of Energy announced $98 million in funding for 40 new projects as part of OPEN 2018, the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy’s (ARPA-E) latest open funding opportunity. The selected OPEN 2018 projects are in 21 states and fall into 9 technical categories, including transportation, electricity generation and delivery, and energy efficiency. . University of California, San Diego.

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Electrify America announces $200M Cycle 2 zero emission vehicle investment plan for California

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Electrify America will invest in nine metro areas inside California, including these new metro areas added for Cycle 2: Riverside-San Bernardino. San Diego-Carlsbad. San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward. San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara.

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Loop Energy fuel cell range-extenders chosen for FAST TRACK project; zero-emission Class 8 drayage trucks

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The Loop-powered, long-haul trucks will work in demanding road operations, towing up to 80,000 pounds of freight throughout the San Diego and Los Angeles regions. Canada-based Loop Energy’s heavy-duty fuel cell range extender ( earlier post ) will power two new zero-emission hybrid-electric Class 8 drayage trucks that will operate for a one-year period as part of a FAST TRACK Fuel Cell Truck Project in southern California.

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CARB approves Electrify America’s second $200M investment in California

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Electrify America will invest in these new metro areas added for Cycle 2: Riverside-San Bernardino. San Diego-Carlsbad. San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward. San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara. The California Air Resources Board (CARB) approved Electrify America’s plan to invest its second $200 million in California Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) infrastructure and education programs.

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Carnegie study finds climate impact of particulates varies greatly depending on where the pollution originated

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This work is part of a larger $1.5-million National Science Foundation project with collaborators at UC San Diego and Stanford University that looks at the combined climate, health, and decision-making dimensions of greenhouse gases in comparison to shorter-lived pollutants like aerosols.

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Air Liquide to build $150M liquid hydrogen plant in US; long-term agreement with, investment in FirstElement Fuel

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The True Zero Network of stations spans from San Diego, throughout Orange County, Los Angeles, and the San Francisco Bay Area, and out to Santa Barbara and Lake Tahoe. Air Liquide expects to invest more than US$150 million to build a liquid hydrogen plant in the western United States, with construction to begin in early 2019.

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Electrify America opening first California EV fast charging station in Torrance; targeting 9 in California by year-end

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Through its Cycle 1 California ZEV Investment Plan, Electrify America is developing a network of electric vehicle charging stations along highly traveled highways and in six California metropolitan areas which include Fresno, Los Angeles, Sacramento, San Diego, San Francisco and San Jose. Livermore-San Francisco Premium Outlets, 2774 Livermore Outlets Dr., Livermore, CA.

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EVgo launches grid-tied public fast charging system with second-life batteries

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Following a pilot program at University of California San Diego (UCSD), this second-life battery system has been unveiled at an operational EVgo fast charging station located in Union City, CA at 3960 Smith Street. EVgo, America’s largest public fast-charging network for electric vehicles (EVs), has launched a commercial installation of second-life battery storage at a public DC fast charging station.

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Transportation sector stakeholders launch Veloz in California to accelerate adoption of EVs

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Electricity providers, including Pacific Gas and Electric, Southern California Edison, San Diego Gas & Electric, the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power and Sacramento Municipal Utility District. In California, public and private stakeholders in the transportation sector launched a new organization— Veloz —to accelerate the adoption of EVs.

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California Public Utilities Commission approves 15 transportation electrification pilot projects focusing on disadvantaged communities

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The decision approves, with modifications, four Pacific Gas & Electric Company (PG&E) projects, five Southern California Edison (SCE) projects, and six San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) projects designed to speed adoption of electric vehicles, improve air quality, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) approved 15 pilot projects aimed at helping to accelerate electric vehicle adoption, with a focus on disadvantaged communities.

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Meritor collaborating with Peterbilt on all-electric Class 8 trucks; selects UQM as supplier for e-axles

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The 80,000-pound, short-haul Peterbilt 579 drayage trucks will support operations at ports throughout California, including Los Angeles, Long Beach, San Diego, and Oakland. The deployment of 12 Peterbilt 579 trucks is being funded by the California Air Resources Board and a consortium of California’s regional air quality districts, including the South Coast Air Quality Management District, Bay Area Air Quality Management District and San Diego Air Pollution Control District.

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California ARB fines California port terminal operator $2.5M over air quality violations

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and its affiliates operate in various locations in California, including Oakland, Stockton, Long Beach, Port Hueneme, San Pedro and San Diego. The California Air Resources Board (ARB) announced a $2.5-million settlement with SSA Containers, Inc. and its affiliates.

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Researchers determine cause of voltage fade in NMC cathode materials, find it is reversible

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Now, researchers led by a team from the University of California San Diego team have determined a mechanism for the cause of the performance-reducing voltage fade in the high-capacity LRLO material called NMC. —UC San Diego nanoengineering professor Shirley Meng, co-senior author. Shpyrko (2018) “Nucleation of dislocations and their dynamics in layered oxide cathode materials during battery charging” Nature Energy doi: 10.1038/s41560-018-0184-2.

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SoCalGas introduces STARS solar hydrogen generation system at California Air Resources Board Symposium

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This technology is undergoing field testing at San Diego State University’s Brawley campus where it runs on solar and renewable electricity. Southern California Gas Co. SoCalGas) introduced an innovative new solar-powered hydrogen generation system during the California Air Resources Board Technology Expo and Symposium at the University of California, Riverside. The project is a partnership between SoCalGas, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) and the STARS Corporation.

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Study associates ozone exposure at birth to increased risk of developing asthma

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The study, which was a 10-year follow-up to the 2006 Toronto Child Health Evaluation Questionnaire (T-CHEQ), was presented at the 2018 American Thoracic Society International Conference in San Diego. Dell (2018) “Association of Air Pollution with Incidence of Asthma , Allergic Rhinitis and Eczema: 10-Year Follow-Up of the Toronto Child Health Evaluation Questionnaire (T-CHEQ) Study” Abstract Number: 10834.

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DOE awarding $19M to 12 projects for advanced battery and electrification research to enable extreme fast charging

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Nine of the selected battery projects focus on advanced anodes, electrolytes, and battery cell designs that can be charged rapidly—in less than 10 minutes—while still maintaining performance over the 10-year life goal: UC San Diego. The US Department of Energy (DOE) is awarding $19 million in funding to 12 cost-shared research projects focused on batteries and vehicle electrification technologies to enable extreme fast charging. (DE-FOA-0001808,

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Cummins partners with UCSD on second-life battery development

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has entered a multi-year partnership with the University of California San Diego (UCSD) and its battery validation lab to analyze viable business and technical approaches revto reuse and repurpose electric vehicle batteries effectively. Under the agreement, UC San Diego will perform accelerated testing and real-world application testing, and will develop an outdoor second-life demonstration system comprising Cummins battery modules. Cummins Inc.

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