Toyota fuel-cell Class 8 prototype to start drayage routes at Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach

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With testing and development miles completed, Project Portal will begin initial feasibility study routes, moving goods from select Port of Los Angeles and Long Beach terminals to surrounding rail yards and warehouses for distribution.

Long Beach Transit receives $600K grant for 40 Cummins near-zero CNG engines

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Long Beach Transit (LBT) recently received a $600,000 grant from the Mobile Source Air Pollution Reduction Review Committee (MSRC) of the South Coast Air Quality Management District Near Zero Incentive Program for the purchase of 40 Cummins “near-zero” compressed natural gas (CNG) engines. In March, the transit agency began battery-electric bus service on its Passport Route.

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Ports of LA, Long Beach approve 2017 Clean Air Action Plan; targeted GHG reductions; zero-emissions on-road drayage by 2035

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The governing boards of the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach unanimously approved the 2017 Clean Air Action Plan (CAAP) Update , ushering in a new era of aggressive clean air strategies for moving cargo through the nation’s busiest container port complex. Expanding use of on-dock rail, with the long-term goal of moving 50% of all cargo leaving the ports by rail. Climate Change Electric (Battery) Emissions Health Ports and Marine

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Foss’ Green Assist Hybrid Tug Joins Fleet in Long Beach and Los Angeles

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A Foss Maritime Company’ Green Assist hybrid tug ( earlier post ) has joined the Foss fleet for the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles, California. It is also quieter than its Dolphin sister tugs, when operating on batteries that can be recharged using shore power.

Vision Motor delivering two Class 8 hydrogen fuel cell hybrid trucks to Ports of LA and Long Beach

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will deliver one big-rig truck and one terminal tractor for testing for 18 months to the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles, with an anticipated start in early 2011. Both vehicles are electric trucks, with batteries recharged by hydrogen fuel cells. Under an agreement struck earlier this year ( earlier post ) Vision Motor Corp.

Converted Plug-In Hybrid Electric Terminal Tractor to be Tested at Port of Long Beach

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A plug-in parallel hybrid electric terminal tractor used to move shipping containers and cargo within the port will be tested at a Port of Long Beach shipping terminal. US Hybrid Corporation performed the conversion which uses a 33 kWh Li-ion battery pack from GAIA. The equipment will be tested at SSA Container Terminal on Pier A at the Port of Long Beach for 3 months.

Long Beach Transit Puts 25 New Gasoline-Electric Hybrid Buses in Service

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Long Beach (California) Transit (LBT) has put 25 new gasoline-electric hybrid buses into service. The addition of these newly designed hybrid buses brings Long Beach Transit’s 40-foot hybrid fleet total to 87 buses, for a nearly 50% hybrid 40-foot fleet. Energy is stored either in an ultracapacitor or battery pack. Long Beach Transit serves more than 28 million annual boarding customers in the Long Beach area.

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

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The batteries of the new electric version provide 325 KWh for up to 480 hp. The batteries can be recharged to around 80% within 60 minutes, sufficient for a range of around 300 km (184 miles). Electric (Battery) Fleets

Stäubli, SSA Marine and Tritium team to create largest automated electric vehicle charging port program in US

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Stäubli Electrical Connectors, a leading manufacturer of electrical connector solutions, has signed an agreement with SSA Marine to provide automatic charging stations for 33 terminal tractors at the Port of Long Beach. SSA Marine, which manages the terminal at the Port of Long Beach, is transforming 33 diesel-powered tractors by retrofitting them with all-electric drivetrain systems. Electric (Battery) Fleets Heavy-duty Infrastructure Ports and Marine

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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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August Electric Vehicle Meet In CA: Batteries Only (No Volts Allowed)

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To celebrate, the meet will bring together electric vehicles in Long Beach, California, to form the world''s largest electric vehicle gathering. This August, a group of electric vehicle drivers will travel from Mexico to Canada up the West Coast as part of the BC2BC annual all-electric vehicle rally. All electric cars are welcome--provided they run

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CARB awards $20M in Cap-and-Trade funding to zero-emission transportation technology demos, H2 ferry, BEV locomotive

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Three battery-electric top handlers and two zero-emission yard trucks (fuel cell and battery-electric) at the Port of Long Beach (Cost $8.3 million; Grantee: City of Long Beach Harbor Department). Bottom: Battery-electric forklift.

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First US eHighway demonstration running in California; battery-electric, CNG-hybrid and diesel-hybrid trucks

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near the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach. million from SCAQMD, as well as $4 million from a settlement with China Shipping, $3 million from the California Energy Commission, $2 million from the Port of Long Beach and $2 million from LA Metro.

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BYD unveils first 45' battery-electric commuter coach bus

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BYD, North America’s largest electric bus manufacturer, unveiled the first 45-foot battery-electric commuter coach bus at this year’s APTA Expo. BYD offers seven battery-electric coach and bus models, more than any other manufacturer in the North American market today. BYD also manufactures battery- electric trucks and forklifts. BYD battery-electric, zero-emission forklift. 
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Dana and Motiv Power collaborate on integration of all-electric Spicer e-Axle on Ford Super Duty F-550 chassis

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By replacing the traditional mechanical driveline with an electric motor integrated directly into the vehicle’s differential housing, the e-Axle provides greater design flexibility for battery placement and truck body attachment. The customized chassis features lithium-ion batteries and is on display at the Advanced Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo in Long Beach, California. Electric (Battery) Vehicle Systems

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Tropos Motors triples range of electric LSVs with new Li-ion-powered ABLE XR; 26 kWh pack

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Powered by a 26 kWh lithium-ion battery pack, the ABLE XR offers four times more range (up to 160 miles) compared to the standard ABLE configurations, and nearly three times more than its closest competition in the eCUV (electric compact utility vehicle) market. Batteries Electric (Battery

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Allison unveils compact electric propulsion solution for low-floor bus applications; partners with Alexander Dennis

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Allison Transmission introduced the new ABE Series, the first e-axle advanced ultra-low floor electric bus powertrain system in the market, at the Advanced Clean Technology Expo in Long Beach, CA. The bolt-in ABE Series fits existing bus frames and suspensions, creating more space for battery packs and other critical electric vehicle components. Electric (Battery) Heavy-duty Vehicle Systems

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Workhorse Group to unveil W 15 range-extended electric pickup concept truck at ACT EXPO in May 2017

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an original equipment manufacturer (OEM) of battery-electric vehicles, will present a working concept truck of the W-15 electric pickup work truck with range extender for fleet usage at the ACT EXPO Conference May 1-4, 2017 in Long Beach, CA. Workhorse Group Inc.,

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Toyota reveals second iteration of Class 8 hydrogen fuel cell truck: Project Portal 2.0; 300 miles per fill

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Since it first began operation in April 2017, the Project Portal “Alpha” truck has logged nearly 10,000 miles of testing and real-world drayage operations in and around the Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles while emitting nothing but water vapor.

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Penske Truck Leasing and NFI Industries starting to test the first fully electric Freightliner trucks from end of 2018 onwards

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Ten Freightliner eCascadias will be delivered to NFI for drayage activities from the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach to warehouses in California’s Inland Empire metro region. Electric (Battery) Heavy-duty

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Allison introduces new AXE Series e-axles for MD, HD trucks; in Peterbilt 579EV Class 8 EV for testing

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Allison Transmission, a global leader in medium- and heavy-duty propulsion solutions for commercial vehicles, introduced the new AXE Series e-axle systems for medium- and heavy-duty trucks at the Advanced Clean Technology (ACT) Expo in Long Beach, CA. The AXE system is compatible with full battery electric vehicles (BEV), fuel cell range extender electric vehicles (FCEV), and internal combustion engine (ICE) or turbine generator range extenders (REV).

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SCAQMD funding Siemens test of eHighway overhead catenary system for electric trucks in California

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km) stretch of highway after installing a catenary system for electric and hybrid trucks in the vicinity of the largest US ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach. Long Beach and Los Angeles, the two US ports generating the most traffic, can benefit hugely from our technology.

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Cal Energy Commission approves >$10M in grants for medium- and heavy-duty battery-electric and fuel cell vehicle projects

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The California Energy Commission approved more than $10 million in grants for four projects demonstrating advanced medium- and heavy-duty vehicle technologies utilizing battery-electric or fuel-cell electric powertrains that will enhance market acceptance and lead to vehicle production and commercialization. to build and test four 33-foot BYD battery-electric buses in Los Angeles. to build and test 5 Class C battery-electric school buses in Reedley, Colton and Los Angeles.

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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. to demonstrate a battery electric locomotive, zero-emission drayage truck, hybrid cranes and other equipment at intermodal rail yards in Stockton and San Bernardino. Electric (Battery) Emissions Heavy-duty Hydrogen

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Workhorse releases specs for coming W-15 extended range electric pickup

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A drivable prototype of the W-15 will be unveiled at the Advanced Clean Transportation Expo in Long Beach, California, on May 2. kW power export that allows tools to be plugged directly into the battery power source without the truck running.

California Energy Commission awards more than $36M to clean transportation projects

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The California Energy Commission awarded more than $24 million in grants today for clean energy freight transportation projects in Los Angeles and Long Beach and more than $12 million for other clean transportation projects. The South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) and Long Beach Harbor Department received $10 million each and the Los Angeles Harbor Department received $4.5 Electric (Battery) Heavy-duty Plug-ins Ports and Marine

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Audi announces A3 e-tron battery electric vehicle pilot program in US

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Audi introduced the battery-electric Audi A3 e-tron US pilot program at TED2012 in Long Beach, California. Energy storage is provided by the lithium-ion battery, which is located in multiple blocks under the luggage compartment floor, under the rear seat and in the center tunnel.

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Fords View on Electrification Enablers; Looking for Battery Commonization

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During his talk, he suggested that migrating to some battery commonality would be a huge win for the industry simply because it would support a more rapid achievement of the higher production volumes required to bring prices down. But we definitely have this in mind as a long-term goal.

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Penske Truck Leasing and NFI Industries starting to test the first fully electric Freightliner trucks from end of 2018 onwards

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Ten Freightliner eCascadias will be delivered to NFI for drayage activities from the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach to warehouses in California’s Inland Empire metro region. Electric (Battery) Heavy-duty

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NETZSCH and NREL collaborate to commercialize NREL isothermal calorimeter technology for large format Li-ion batteries

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NETZSCH Instrument North America, LLC and the US Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) are collaborating to develop a new isothermal calorimeter to test the performance and safety of Large Format Li-Ion Batteries (LFLIBs) used extensively in electric vehicles, airplanes, military application, as well as stationary power back-up and storage applications. We saw a real gap in the marketplace for accurate testing of the larger battery systems.

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Balqon to receive $925K to develop 3 electric trucks and fast charger for ports

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Balqon Corporation will receive $925,000 to develop three on-road electric trucks (Model MX-30) for use at the Port of Los Angeles and Long Beach as well as a DC fast charger utilizing a 500 kWh lithium battery energy storage unit. The trucks are to have a range of 100 miles (161 km); the demonstration of DC charging using battery energy storage is expected to reduce charging costs and charge time for heavy duty electric trucks.

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DOT awards more than $112M to 46 transit projects; more than half for purchases of new hybrid, battery-electric or fuel-cell buses

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Fifty-five percent of the total award will go to 24 projects acquiring hybrid-electric, full battery-electric, or fuel-cell electric buses or transit vehicles. 5 projects bringing in battery-electric buses will receive a total of $17.7 million (15.8%), with the largest single project being a $6.7-million award to Long Beach (CA) Transit to support replacing 10 older buses with battery-electric models.

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Kenworth T680 fuel cell tractor on display at CES

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The Kenworth T680 day cab’s fuel cell produces electricity to power the dual-rotor electric motor to move the truck, or it can recharge the lithium-ion batteries for use later. TTSI) at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach in Southern California.

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

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Cajon Valley Union School District (CVUSD) in San Diego received $1,000,000 to replace five school buses with zero emission battery-electric buses. Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) received $674,865 to replace three diesel-powered shuttle buses with zero-emission, battery-electric buses. SCAQMD received $719,500 to replace an older 2007 Tier 2 locomotive at the Port of Long Beach with a new Tier 4 diesel locomotive. Diesel Electric (Battery) Emissions Heavy-duty

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Foss Maritime to Add Second Hybrid Tug to SoCal Fleet; Retrofit Rather Than New Build

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Foss Maritime Company, builder and operator of a hybrid tugboat ( earlier post ), will add a second hybrid tug, a retrofit, to its Southern California fleet with the help of an air quality grant obtained by the Port of Long Beach. Engine room of a Foss hybrid tug. Click to enlarge.

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GM Urges Convergence on Li-ion Battery Formats

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In a presentation on needs and challenges for long Li-ion system life at the Advanced Automotive Battery Conference 2009 (AABC 2009) in Long Beach, Joe LoGrasso, Engineering Manager in GM’s Global Battery Systems Engineering Group, noted that long-term commercial success may depend on the convergence of cell formats, and urged the discussion to begin now.

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SCPPA signs letter of intent for 500 Workhorse W-15 4WD range-extended electric pickup trucks

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WKHS), an original equipment manufacturer (OEM) of battery-electric vehicles, received a Letter of Intent from Southern California Public Power Authority (SCPPA) for 500 W-15 Plug-In Electric Pickup trucks. With expected all-electric 80-mile range using Panasonic 18650 Li-ion batteries, the battery pack is expected to cover the vast majority of miles driven in a day by fleet owners of locally driven trucks. Electric (Battery) Fleets Hybrids Plug-insWorkhorse Group Inc.

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San Pedro Bay Ports release draft of 2017 Clean Air Action Plan Update; $7-$14 billion price tag

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The ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach released the draft of their proposed 2017 C lean Air Action Plan (CAAP) Update. The document outlines a new set of aggressive near-term and long-term strategies for the nation’s busiest harbor complex to further reduce harmful air pollution from all port-related sources, assist the state in meeting aggressive greenhouse gas reduction goals, and ultimately achieve zero emissions for trucks and terminal equipment.

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Mercedes-Benz R&D North America opens Digital Hub in Seattle; focus on software development and data operations in cloud computing

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In Redford, Michigan, the focus is on powertrain and eDrive technology as well as in Long Beach, where the E-Mobility Group helps to shape the future of the North American market for hydrogen fuel cell and battery electric vehicles. Mercedes-Benz Research & Development North America (MBRDNA) is opening a lab in Seattle, the organization’s sixth. Software experts there will focus on Cloud computing to expand and enhance connected car functionality in Mercedes-Benz vehicles.

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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. Electric (Battery) Heavy-duty Manufacturing Vehicle Manufacturers

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

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Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim. These metro areas are expected to account for 89% of expected battery electric vehicles (BEVs) in operation through 2022, according to a 2017 Navigant report. Electric (Battery) Infrastructure

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Aptera 2e makes public debut

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We have TWO reports from guest bloggers who attended the Aptera in the Wild EVent Thursday night at Smooth’s Sports Grille in Long Beach, CA. Also embedded below is a recent Aptera 2e demo ride video (with founder Steve Fambro) from the 2009 TED conference (held in Long Beach, CA) recently uploaded by Aptera forum member Josh. It was a rainy night but I decided to jump in my car and see the new Aptera in person tonight in Long Beach.

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

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Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim. These metro areas are expected to account for 89% of battery electric vehicles (BEVs) in operation through 2022, according to a 2017 Navigant report. Electric (Battery) InfrastructureThe 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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