Kia introduces 2018 Niro PHEV crossover to US at Los Angeles Show

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Kia introduced the 2018 Niro Plug-in Hybrid (PHEV) ( earlier post ) to the US market at the Los Angeles Auto Show. The Niro PHEV pairs an all-aluminum 1.6-liter GDI (gasoline direct injection) four-cylinder engine with an 8.9 kWh (59 kW) lithium-polymer battery pack and a 44.5

SONDORS unveils $10K, 3-wheel, 3-seat EV at the Los Angeles Auto Show; Protean in-wheel motor

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SONDORS Electric Car Company unveiled its three seat, three wheel, all electric vehicle at the 2017 LA Auto Show. With an anticipated retail price of $10,000, Sondors hopes to create the tipping point necessary for mass adoption of electric vehicles. Battery pack options deliver 75-, 150-, and 200-mile range. The prototype, nicknamed Model SONDORS, was funded in January of this year through equity crowdfunding and completed seven months later.

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Honda unveils Fit EV concept and plug-in hybrid electric vehicle platform at Los Angeles Auto Show

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President and CEO Takanobu Ito unveiled the Fit EV Concept electric vehicle and the platform for a mid-size plug-in hybrid electric vehicle at the Los Angeles Auto Show. The plug-in hybrid also uses regenerative braking to charge the battery. The Fit EV concept.

Housing Authority of Los Angeles begins testing of BYD plug-in hybrid electric vehicles

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The Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA) and China-based BYD Motors Inc. launched a testing program using BYD’s F3DM (Dual Mode) plug-in hybrid electric vehicles. The agreement was signed and BYD vehicles were put into service at HACLA Offices in Los Angeles. The F3DM (Dual Mode) sedans used in HACLA fleets can travel by electricity for 40 to 60 miles.

2019 BMW i8: larger battery, more range, and new Roadster

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Revealed at the 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show, the i8's mid-cycle refresh increases its battery capacity from 7.1 kwh, improving the car's fairly paltry all-electric range from 15 to 18 miles. Los Angeles Auto Show Plug-In Hybrids plug-in carsBMW is breathing some fresh air into its three-year-old alternative flagship to improve performance, increase range, and add some style.

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Volkswagen ID Crozz electric SUV to launch in US in 2020

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A production vehicle based on the Volkswagen ID Crozz all-electric compact crossover will be launched in the U.S. The announcement came at a media event Tuesday night before the first of two media days at the Los Angeles auto show, where the electric SUV makes its North American debut. Los Angeles Auto Show Future Cars VW Group plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

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2010 Prius Plug-in Hybrid Makes North American Debut at Los Angeles Auto Show; First Li-ion Battery Traction Battery Developed by Toyota and PEVE

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The 2010 Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid vehicle (PHV) made its North American debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show. “A lot of people are out there who believe that the batteries are done, that we can design essentially very large capacity batteries.

UCLA orders all-electric shuttle bus powered by Motiv Power Systems

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The University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) has placed an order for a new all-electric shuttle bus powered by Motiv Power Systems ’ All-Electric Powertrain. This battery-electric buse is the first Motiv powered shuttle bus to operate on a university campus. The HVIP grant allowed the purchase of the batteries and electric powertrain, providing UCLA an electric shuttle for the same cost as its fossil-fuel counterparts.

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Antelope Valley Transit orders up to 85 electric buses from BYD; first US all-electric public transit fleet

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The board of directors of the Antelope Valley Transit Authority (AVTA) in California voted to award BYD a contract to manufacture up to 85 electric buses over a five-year period. All 85 buses will have a range of more than 160 miles on a single battery charge.

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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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will supply all-electric drivetrain systems for two Peterbilt vehicle platforms through its alliance with TransPower. These include 12 Peterbilt all-electric Class 8 Model 579 day cab tractors and three Model 520 refuse trucks. Electric drivetrain power and control systems, as well as batteries and accessories, will be supplied by TransPower, a California-based manufacturer of integrated drive systems, full-electric truck solutions and energy-storage subsystems.

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Daimler Trucks North America delivers its first battery-electric commercial truck to Penske Truck Leasing

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Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) has delivered the first vehicle in its Freightliner Electric Innovation Fleet—a Freightliner eM2 ( earlier post )—to Penske Truck Leasing, fulfilling its promise to put an electric commercial truck in customer hands in 2018.

Motiv Power Systems providing two battery-electric refuse trucks to LA

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Motiv Power Systems is deploying two battery-electric refuse trucks to the City of Los Angeles. in Los Angeles and are projected to be delivered in the first quarter of 2018. Electric (Battery) Fleets Heavy-duty

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Navistar Officially Unveils eStar, Its First Purpose-Built All-Electric Commercial Truck

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will deliver to FedEx the first full-production eStar —Navistar’s all-electric commercial truck. Sales of the eStar all-electric vehicle are conducted through a wholly owned Navistar affiliate. million federal stimulus grant to build electric trucks. The eStar.

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FedEx Express doubles and diversifies all-electric fleet with 24 new units; adding more than 4,000 new, fuel-efficient vehicles in total

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As part of that, within the next two months FedEx Express will place 24 new all-electric vehicles into service, expanding to three new cities and more than doubling its fleet to 43 all-electric vehicles while growing the diversity of suppliers it uses for electric vehicles. FedEx Express is bringing new all-electric delivery vehicles to New York City, Chicago and Memphis, and diversifying the existing Los Angeles fleet.

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

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The LightningElectric is a battery-electric drivetrain package for the heavy-duty Ford Transit, a product used extensively by commercial and government fleets. Depending on battery option and drive cycle, LightningElectric has a payload capacity of up to 4,000 pounds.

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Audi showcasing four battery-electric models at Geneva: e-tron, e-tron Sportback, Q2 L e-tron, Q4 e-tron

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At the 2019 Geneva Motor Show, Audi is showing four battery-electric drive vehicles, the series versions of which will celebrate their premiere by the end of 2020. The first member of the new quartet of battery-electric vehicles, the Audi e-tron, will be supplied to customers soon.

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UPS to test new Thor medium-duty electric truck

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earlier post ) to develop and to test a fully-electric class 6 delivery truck in Los Angeles, Calif. For six months, UPS will test the medium-duty electric delivery truck as part of its fleet. UPS believes in the future of commercial electric vehicles.

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Transportation details of LA Mayor’s proposed Green New Deal

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On Monday, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti released his version of a Green New Deal (LAGND). The LA Green New Deal seeks to “zero out” Los Angeles’ main sources of harmful emissions: buildings, transportation, electricity, and trash.

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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. Diesel Electric (Battery) Emissions Heavy-duty

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FedEx Introducing Its First Battery-Electric Parcel Delivery Trucks in US

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FedEx is targeting battery electric technology for vehicles in its fleet covering less than 5,000 miles per year. is expanding its alternative-energy vehicle fleet with the first all-electric FedEx parcel delivery trucks in the United States.

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BMW unveils BMW Vision iNEXT at LA Auto Show; all of ACES in one vehicle

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The BMW Group unveiled the BMW Vision iNEXT concept at the Los Angeles Auto Show. The all-electric BMW Vision iNEXT has been created as a mobile space that offers real quality of life and addresses the need for a new “favorite space” in which to be oneself and to relax.

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Plug-in Prius makes debut at LA Auto Show

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Based on the third-generation Prius, the 2010 Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid Vehicle made its North American debut yesterday at the Los Angeles Auto Show. Built to support a global demonstration programme that begins this month, the vehicle expands Toyota’s hybrid synergy drive technology thanks to the introduction of a first generation lithium-ion battery that allows for all-electric operation at higher speeds and longer distances than a regular Prius.

BYD unveils North America’s largest electric bus factory; capacity for up to 1,500 vehicles annually

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BYD, the world’s largest manufacturer of electric vehicles, unveiled its expanded battery-electric bus manufacturing facility in Lancaster, California—North America’s largest. The growth of BYD Coach and Bus reflects a rapid transition to electric transportation and will allow BYD to build up to 1,500 battery-electric buses annually. BYD has delivered 137 electric buses in the US and Canada, including more than 75 buses delivered in 2017.

Bosch forms Robert Bosch Battery Systems; Fiat 500e first EV with a Bosch pack

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With the relevant authorities having given their approval, Bosch is moving ahead with the reorganization of its lithium-ion traction battery operations following the dissolution of its joint venture with Samsung, SB LiMotive. Effective immediately, the former operating units SB LiMotive Germany GmbH in Stuttgart and Cobasys LLC based in Orion, Michigan, will be incorporated into the Bosch Group as a wholly owned subsidiary under the new name Robert Bosch Battery Systems. Batteries

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Green Commuter unveils vanpool and car share service in LA with Tesla Model X

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Green Commuter is based at the Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator (LACI), where it was selected to become a portfolio company in 2015. Currently there are more than 1,500 vanpools with a destination point in Los Angeles County, and there are about 3,000 vanpools across the Greater Los Angeles region. LA-based Green Commuter is introducing a vanpool and car share service with a fleet of Tesla Model X vehicles.

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LA Metro to purchase up to 25 new BYD electric buses as part of $30M pilot project

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The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) Board of Directors approved a contract with BYD Motors for the manufacture and delivery of up to 25 new all-electric buses as part of a $30-million clean air bus technology pilot project. This marks the first time that all-electric transit buses will be purchased and placed into Metro revenue service. Electric (Battery) Heavy-duty

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Chrysler/DOE Ram PHEV project exploring battery life modeling

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Chrysler is showcasing its two-mode Ram Truck Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV), equipped with a 12 kWh, 33 Ah cell, 355V Li-ion battery pack from Electrovaya, at the Washington DC Auto Show. Battery life. Batteries HybridsThe RAM plug-in hybrid truck.

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Rivian introduces two quad-motor, AWD “Electric Adventure Vehicles”

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Rivian, an electric vehicle manufacturer, unveiled two “Electric Adventure Vehicles”—the R1T, an all-electric pickup and the R1S, an all-electric SUV—at events surrounding the LA Auto Show this week. Battery System. Electric (Battery

2018 130

FTA selects 7 projects to receive $22.5M in grants for battery-electric and fuel cell buses, infrastructure

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million toward transit buses and related facilities that utilize battery-electric, fuel cell, and other innovative technologies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve operating efficiency. The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LACMTA) will receive $4,275,000 toward five battery-electric zero-emission buses, as well as eight charging stations. This program will help expand Foothill Transit’s electric bus capabilities.

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Audi unveils e-tron GT concept at LA Auto Show; production version in about 2 years

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Audi is presenting the battery-electric e-tron GT concept four-door coupé as a show car at the Los Angeles Auto Show. The e-tron GT is Audi’s third electric vehicle, following the Audi e-tron SUV and the Audi e-tron Sportback slated for 2019. Electric (Battery

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Ryder begins taking delivery of 125 Chanje electric vans

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Ryder System, a leader in commercial fleet management, dedicated transportation, and supply chain solutions, has started to take delivery of 125 Chanje medium-duty electric panel vans ( earlier post ), the first of their kind in North America, now available for lease or rent.

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Volkswagen preps for I.D. EV production with MEB Supplier Summit; I.D. in 2019, I.D. CROZZ in 2020

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The Volkswagen brand Board of Management has agreed on milestones with key suppliers at the “MEB Supplier Summit” in the run-up to start of production for the first vehicle based on the new modular electric drive kit (MEB). Production of the compact all-electric Volkswagen I.D.

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Porsche Cars NA providing three years of charging at Electrify America stations for Taycam

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Porsche Cars North America (PCNA) has entered an agreement with Electrify America, LLC to provide the first all-electric Porsche, the Taycan, with three years of charging at Electrify America public stations across the country. To further expand power options, all 191 U.S. The first Porsche Turbo Chargers are already installed at the Porsche Experience Center (PEC) in Atlanta and more are planned for the PEC Los Angeles. Electric (Battery) Infrastructure

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Tom Hanks on his electric car

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Tom Hanks' letter to the editor of the New Yorker about his electric car, a Toyota RAV4 EV. The source of Boyer’s slight inaccuracy may have been the documentary film “Who Killed the Electric Car?,” Tom Hanks Los Angeles, Calif.

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CARB announces up to $205M in new funding for clean freight transportation; >$400M with partner match

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The projects range from electric locomotives, trucks and refrigeration trailers at railyards in Stockton and San Bernardino, to a hybrid tugboat and electric cranes and forklifts at the Port of Long Beach. All 11 projects are located within disadvantaged communities that are heavily impacted by air pollution from freight facilities. million to deploy four fuel cell hybrid electric delivery vans for UPS for a minimum 12-month demonstration project in Chino.

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Audi launches electrification offensive; 12 EVs by 2025; 4 e-platforms

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By 2025 Audi will offer twelve automobiles with all-electric drive in the most important markets worldwide and achieve roughly one-third of its sales with electrified models. A total of four technical platforms and product families are the prerequisite for offering electric vehicles in every segment from A to D. Another joint project of the development departments at Audi and Porsche is the Premium Platform Electric (PPE). Electric (Battery) Vehicle Manufacturers

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More Mixed Messages From BYD, Claims E6 is U.S. Safety Ready

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Chinese battery firm and electric car company Build Your Dreams (BYD) have claimed their E6 all electric crossover SUV is ready for the U.S. sales headquarters in Los Angeles, BYD public relation manager Du Guozhong has claimed the E6 has passed all market. Following tightly behind an announcement at the start of May that BYD were opening a U.S.

LA Metro orders up to 300 New Flyer 60-foot CNG transit buses

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The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LA Metro) has awarded New Flyer a contract for up to 300 Xcelsior compressed natural gas (CNG), 60-foot heavy-duty transit buses. The buses support LA Metro’s commitment to sustainable transportation, which works toward a vision of all-electric public transportation by 2030. The CNG award immediately follows LA Metro’s award of up to 100 60-foot battery-electric buses to New Flyer.

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Mahindra Racing unveils Formula E electric racer at Auto Expo 2014

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Mahindra Racing, the motor sports division of the India-based Mahindra Group, unveiled India’s first Formula E battery-electric race car, capable of reaching speeds of up to 225 km/h (140 mph), at Auto Expo 2014 in Delhi.

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CARB approves $423M plan to mitigate harm from Volkswagen defeat devices; significant investments in heavy-duty vehicles and equipment sectors

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Staff also proposes funding up to $2,500,000 for ferry or tug all-electric engine repowers, including fuel cell technology. $60 his allocation will provide funding to help purchase, install, operate, and maintain new charging stations for battery electric vehicles.

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Honda Clarity Fuel Cell sedan makes N. American debut at LA Auto Show; available in California late 2016; PHEV in 2018

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The Honda Clarity Fuel Cell sedan ( earlier post ) made its North American debut at the 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show as Honda announced additional details for the vehicle’s entry into the US market.

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UPS collaborating with Workhorse to deploy 50 electric trucks; rivaling acquisition cost of conventional; no subsidies

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UPS plans to deploy 50 plug-in electric delivery trucks that will be comparable in acquisition cost to conventional-fueled trucks without any subsidies—an industry first that would breaki a key barrier to large scale adoption of electric fleets. Electric (Battery) Fleets

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VW BUDD-e electric microbus named “2016 Concept Truck of the Year”

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The Volkswagen BUDD-e battery-electric microbus concept ( earlier post ) has been named “2016 Concept Truck of the Year” at the 15 th Annual North American Concept Vehicle of the Year Awards. Connected vehicles Electric (Battery) V2X

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