Volkswagen launches new research collaboration with Oak Ridge National Laboratory & University of Tennessee, Knoxville

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Volkswagen Group of America’s Innovation Hub Knoxville, the company’s technology unit for applied materials science, has expanded its research collaboration with Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) and the University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UT).

California JETSI to deploy 100 battery-electric regional haul and drayage trucks

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The South Coast Air Quality Management District (South Coast AQMD) is leading a landmark effort along with the California Air Resources Board (CARB) and the California Energy Commission (CEC) to deploy 100 battery-electric regional haul and drayage trucks across California. The battery-electric trucks will be deployed through a partnership with NFI Industries (NFI) and Schneider. Batteries Electric (Battery) Heavy-duty Market Background


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California PHEV Owners Return to Gas Power

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Electric vehicles are one way to carbon neutrality. Yet 20 percent of California PHEV owners have gone back to gas-powered vehicles. The post California PHEV Owners Return to Gas Power appeared first on The Truth About Cars.


CalEPA contracting with University of California for studies on vehicle emissions and fossil fuel demand and supply

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The studies are funded with proceeds from California’s Cap and Trade Program and are part of California Climate Investments. Electric (Battery) Fuels

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California university gets country's first battery-electric bus fleet

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BYD is a Chinese electric car company that was founded to "Build Your Dreams." Now it claims to be the biggest electric vehicle company in the world—and it's building buses. We're not sure who dreams about buses, but the company is now building the first battery-powered, all-electric bus fleet at the University of California, Irvine

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UC Davis buys 6 NFI electric Xcelsior CHARGE buses using California state contract

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Unitrans, the University of California, Davis transit system, has purchased six Xcelsior CHARGE battery-electric, forty-foot heavy-duty transit buses from NFI subsidiary New Flyer of America Inc. UC Davis utilized the California Department of General Services (DGS) contract for the procurement. NFI’s New Flyer was selected by DGS as an approved supplier of electric vehicles in 2019. Bus Electric (Battery) Sales

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UC Davis study finds discontinuance rate of 21% for California PHEV adopters, 19% for BEV adopters

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A new study by Scott Hardman and Gil Tal at the University of California, Davis has found that discontinuance occurs at a rate of 21% for California plug-in hybrid adopters and 19% for California battery electric vehicle adopters. Hardman and Tal surveyed 4167 plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) owners in California. Discontinuance Among California’s Electric Vehicle Buyers: Why are Some Consumers Abandoning Electric Vehicles?

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V2G company Nuvve participating in California’s wholesale energy markets to help balance the grid

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Nuvve Corporation, a San Diego-based vehicle-to-grid (V2G) technology company, is participating in a program to deliver resource adequacy to local utility San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) and California’s electrical grid using a large stationary battery located on the University of California San Diego’s (UC San Diego’s) campus microgrid. Nuvve’s solution enables electric buses, which are parked most hours of the day, to store energy while connected.

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European power-to-methane company Electrochaea opens California subsidiary

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Electrochaea GmbH, a European provider of renewable methane technology, has established a California-based US subsidiary, Electrochaea Corporation, to accelerate the commercial roll-out of its technology in North America. Laurens Mets at the University of Chicago.

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Danish Parker project developing universal definition for EV integration with electric grid for V2G services

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Nissan, Mitsubishi Corporation, Mitsubishi Motors Corporation, PSA Groupe, NUVVE, Frederiksberg Forsyning, Enel, Insero and DTU (Technical University of Denmark) Electrical Engineering (PowerLabDK) are partnering in the Danish project Parker to develop a universal definition for grid integration for electric vehicles. Parker represents the next technology readiness level by allowing balancing services to be applied to a fleet of electric vehicles.

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Balqon’s battery storage system powers up University of California, Riverside building

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Balqon Corporation, a developer of heavy-duty electric vehicles, drive systems and lithium-ion battery storage devices, has installed a one MWh lithium-ion battery storage system at the University of California, Riverside (UCR); the system has gone operational, providing electric power to the Bourns College of Engineering building.

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Argonne and University of Illinois to form Midwest Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Coalition

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The US Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory and the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign’s Grainger College of Engineering intend to form the Midwest Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Coalition to raise awareness of the potential for hydrogen and fuel cells to provide energy resilience and security, reduce emissions and foster economic growth. Coalitions are working toward similar goals in states including California, Connecticut, Ohio and South Carolina.

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Southern California Edison proposes $760M Charge Ready 2 program to expand electric vehicle infrastructure

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Two years ago, Southern California Edison launched Charge Ready, a pilot program to increase the availability of charging for passenger electric vehicles. After having recently installed Charge Ready’s 1,000 th EV charging station, SCE has filed a plan with the California Public Utilities Commission to expand the program to support the installation of 48,000 more charging ports. Electric (Battery) Infrastructure Plug-ins

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SMUD to invest up to $15M in California Mobility Center; electric and autonomous vehicle technologies

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The SMUD (Sacramento Municipal Utility District) Board of Directors formally approved its Founding Membership in the California Mobility Center , including an initial investment of $5 million to establish the Center. The California Mobility Center is envisioned as a public-private consortium that will bring together technology companies, automakers, utilities, entrepreneurs, top researchers, and investors to provide innovative products and services in the rapidly expanding mobility market.

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Proterra selected in electric bus contract by California Department of General Services

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Proterra has been selected by the California Department of General Services as a vendor to supply Proterra battery-electric buses and Proterra charging systems for the statewide contract. Proterra, along with other manufacturers, underwent a review process by the state of California and was chosen among a pool of providers to help streamline local transit agencies’ access to the vendor and vehicle that best meet their specific transit system needs.

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UC report to CalEPA outlines policy options to decarbonize California transportation by 2045

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A team of transportation and policy experts from the University of California released a report to the California Environmental Protection Agency (CalEPA) outlining policy options to significantly reduce transportation-related fossil fuel demand and emissions. The University of California demand study was conducted by researchers from the UC Institute of Transportation Studies , a network with branches at UC Davis, UC Berkeley, UC Irvine, and UCLA.

CaFCP: 1,000 H2 stations enabling 1M fuel cell electric vehicles on California roads in 2030

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The California Fuel Cell Partnership (CaFCP) released its 2030 vision for California, The California Fuel Cell Revolution. The vision document describes a self-sustaining market in 2030 for fuel cell electric vehicles and renewably hydrogen, and the strategic priorities necessary for realizing it. The CaFCP document envisions 1,000 hydrogen stations enabling upwards of 1,000,000 fuel electric vehicles on California roads in 2030.

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AI Is Helping to Stop Animal Poaching and Food Insecurity

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Although she enjoyed coding, she decided to pursue a degree in biology at Tsinghua University , in Beijing. She eventually changed her major to electrical engineering because, she says, she found it more interesting.

University of Maryland wins 2012 Hydrogen Student Design Contest

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The team of the University of Maryland is the winner of the 2012 Hydrogen Student Design Contest, announced on Sunday by the US Department of Energy at the Young Scientist Symposium of the World Hydrogen Energy Conference 2012 in Toronto, Canada. For the 2012 Contest, students were challenged to plan and design a tri-generation system that produces electricity, heat, and hydrogen for their university campus.

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Greenlots to collaborate with Volvo Trucks on electric truck charging infrastructure for fleets in Southern California; SAE J3068

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Greenlots, a global provider of EV charging software and solutions, will collaborate with Volvo Trucks to deploy charging infrastructure for electric trucks operating out of warehouses in Southern California. This is the first heavy-duty fleet-charging project stemming from a significant public-private partnership with the California Air Resources Board (CARB). Electric (Battery) Fleets Heavy-duty Infrastructure

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EcoCAR 2 Year One Winner: Mississippi State University

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EcoCAR 2: Plugging In to the Future named Mississippi State University, with its series-parallel plug-in hybrid electric vehicle design, the Year One winner at the EcoCAR 2012 Competition in Los Angeles. The 15 universities competing in EcoCAR 2 gathered for six days of judged competition for $100,000 in prize money. The university started competing nine years ago and has since taken first place three times previously.

California focuses on solar energy

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California has certainly led the way among US states in embracing environmental technology – and now solar power is part of the state’s forward thinking strategies. The Centre for Environmental Research and Technology at the University of California has picked up an award of $2million for a two-year project aimed at building solar arrays, vehicle [.].

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Natron Energy awarded $3M by California Energy Commission to pair energy storage with EV fast charging

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Natron Energy, a developer of new battery cell technology based on Prussian Blue analogue electrodes and a sodium-ion electrolyte, has ( earlier post ), has been awarded a $3-million grant by the California Energy Commission (CEC) for “Advanced Energy Storage for Electric Vehicle Charging Support.” The system will be installed on the University of California San Diego’s campus. Batteries Electric (Battery) Infrastructure

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Plugless Power wireless electric vehicle charging systems installed With Hertz, Clemson University, and other Apollo partners

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Evatran has successfully completed the first three installations of its Plugless Power wireless electric vehicle (EV) charging technology with Apollo Launch partners The Hertz Corporation, Duke Energy, and the Clemson University International Center for Automotive Research (CU-ICAR). These installations, on Nissan LEAF vehicles, represent the first passenger electric vehicles with full wireless charging capability.

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ElDorado National introducing electric Axess bus in 40-, 35- and 32-foot lengths; Cummins drive system, battery

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ElDorado National (California) or ENC, a subsidiary of REV Group, will launch its fully electric Axess bus at APTA Expo 8-10 November 2021. In addition to being the first zero-corrosion battery electric bus (BEB), it is the first to offer 40', 35' and 32' bus lengths.

California Governor signs two bills to strengthen emission standard for trucks; Executive Order leverages $700B portfolio to strengthen climate resiliency

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California Governor Gavin Newsom signed two bills to strengthen emission standards for trucks, semis and other high-pollution vehicles. The order also directs the California Air Resources Board (ARB) to push automakers to produce even more clean vehicles, and to find ways for more Californians to purchase these vehicles on the new and used markets. California is also a major purchaser of products across its agencies. Electric (Battery) Emissions Heavy-duty

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UCI-led study finds California’s strict air quality regulations have helped farmers

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Researchers at the University of California, Irvine and other institutions have conducted a statistical analysis of pollution exposure and yields from 1980 to 2015 on a key sector making up about 38% of the state’s total agricultural output: perennial crops such as almonds, grapes, nectarines, peaches, strawberries and walnuts. As we transition away from fossil fuels in favor of solar and wind energy and electric vehicles, there will be big changes in ozone pollution.

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Ford Awards 13 University Research Program (URP) Grants for 2010

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This year, Ford has awarded 13 University Research Program (URP) grants to 12 different universities around the world, including Wayne State University in Detroit; Stanford University in Palo Alto, California; RWTH Aachen University in Aachen, Germany; and Tsinghua University in Beijing, China. The new Ford URP projects add to an active research portfolio that now comprises 30 studies in partnership with 26 universities globally.

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California ARB awards funding to San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District to deploy 15 Proterra electric buses

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The California Air Resources Board (CARB) awarded funding to the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District (SJVAPCD) to deploy 15 Proterra Catalyst buses; 11 Proterra depot-chargers; and 4 Proterra fast-chargers. Opportunities for technology transfer will also help drive additional deployments of zero-emission heavy-duty vehicle technologies throughout California and North America.

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University of Minnesota, Morris and partners develop diesel genset fueled by biomass

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The University of Minnesota, Morris, in partnership with Cummins Power Generation and the University of Minnesota Center for Diesel Research, has developed a transportable diesel engine generator (genset) that can be powered by biomass, called the PowerTrainer. The University is demonstrating the unit on 28 June. Completely housed in a standard 20-foot shipping container, the unit was built by All Power Labs in Berkeley, California.

California Energy Commission approves plans to invest nearly $500M in electricity R&D and alternative fuels

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The California Energy Commission has unanimously approved two major investment plans that could total nearly a half a billion dollars. One will fund clean energy research that benefits electricity ratepayers. Another is an annual clean transportation investment plan that is designed to spark innovation in projects that will help transform California’s fleet to meet greenhouse gas and clean air goals. EPIC is funded by electricity ratepayers of Pacific Gas and Electric Co.,

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DOE Selects Seven Projects for University Coal Research Program

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The US Department of Energy has selected 7 projects to participate in the University Coal Research (UCR) program. These advanced systems—efficient, ultra-clean energy plants—are envisioned to co-produce electric power, fuels, chemicals and other high-value products from coal with near-zero emissions, including greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide. University of California, Merced, Calif. Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pa.

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

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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. This technology is undergoing field testing at San Diego State University’s Brawley campus where it runs on solar and renewable electricity.

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California Energy Commission awards $24.9M to 9 medium- and heavy-duty advanced truck demo projects

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The California Energy Commissions has selected 9 projects to receive a combined $24,873,512 in proposed funding for cost share in the field demonstration of advanced medium- and heavy-duty on-road vehicle technologies—primarily battery electric and fuel cell technology—that may become commercially available in California. Heavy-Duty Electric Yard Tractors. Advanced Battery-Electric Port Vehicles. Heavy-Duty Electric Refuse Trucks.

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California approves another $18M for clean energy projects; $12M for alternative vehicles

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The California Energy Commission approved nearly $18 million to fund projects that will help the state meet its climate and energy goals. Recipients include: The Regents of the University of California: a $11,192,233 contract to administer a natural gas vehicle incentive project and perform data collection and analysis of the benefits that these incentives may provide to California. million in fuel and electricity costs over 25 years.

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DOE awarding $17M to university-led nuclear energy research and development

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The US Department of Energy will award some $17 million in research grants to 23 university-led teams aimed at strengthening the research and development capabilities of American universities and colleges to develop the next generation of nuclear energy technologies and upgrade research reactors across the country. The awards are supported through DOE’s Nuclear Energy University Programs (NEUP). University Research Infrastructure Improvements ($5.7

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Study urges tougher target for California LCFS; up to 26% by 2030 under high performance scenario

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California can reduce carbon emissions by more than 70 million metric tons by 2030—akin to taking 15 million gasoline-powered cars off the road in one year—by adopting a higher target for its Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS), according to an analysis released by the UK-based research firm Cerulogy. Since it was adopted, the LCFS has reduced carbon emissions in California by more than 30 million metric tons, equivalent to removing 6.4

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Study: California’s cap-and-trade air quality benefits go mostly out of state

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During the first three years of California’s 5-year-old cap-and-trade program, the bulk of the greenhouse gas reductions occurred out of state—i.e., state residents did not see the benefits of improved air quality from presumed reductions in harmful co-pollutants, such as particulate matter— according to a new study led by UC Berkeley and San Francisco State University researchers.

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California makes first investments in $100M energy research & development program; also biogas and H2

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The California Energy Commission approved its first $10 million to fund Electric Program Investment Charge (EPIC) research and development (R&D) projects during its monthly business meeting today. EPIC is a multi-year, research investment program focused on electricity-related innovations, finding new energy solutions and bringing clean energy ideas to the marketplace. Southern California Edison, and San Diego Gas & Electric Co.

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California Governor’s Office releases 2013 ZEV action plan; 1.5M ZEVs on CA roadways by 2025

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California Governor Jerry Brown’s Office and state agencies issued a 2013 Zero-emission Vehicle (ZEV) Action Plan. million zero-emission vehicles on California roadways by 2025. The Action Plan details concrete actions that state agencies are taking to help accelerate the market for plug-in electric vehicles and fuel cell electric vehicles. Enable universal access to ZEV infrastructure for California drivers.

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Rare Surviving GM EV1 Waits For Savior At Missouri University

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The late and much lamented GM EV1 electric car is by now a mythical creature. Designed, engineered, and offered for lease in California and a few other locations from 1998 to 2003, the two-seat EV1 was likely the most It''s been the subject of a much-discussed documentary, and is still cause for blind loathing of General Motors in some quarters.

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 Long Beach Harbor Department incorporates 14 electric vehicle charging stations; 12 battery electric yard tractors; 9 battery electric rubber-tired gantry cranes; and 4 plug-in hybrid drayage trucks.

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California utilities submit projects to CPUC to expand EV infrastructure, adoption and awareness

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Three investor-owned California utilities—Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E), Southern California Edison (SCE), and San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E)—have submitted applications to the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) outlining programs and investments aimed at achieving multiple electric transportation and emission-reduction goals set by the governor and state agencies.

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