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

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Unveiled earlier this year ( earlier post ), Toyota Motor North America’s (TMNA) “Project Portal” fuel-cell-powered Class 8 truck proof-of-concept has completed more than 4,000 successful development miles, while progressively pulling drayage rated cargo weight, and emitting nothing but water vapor.

Six trucking firms deploy ultra clean near-zero RNG trucks at Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles

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Six trucking firms operating in the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach are deploying trucks powered by Cummins Westport (CWI) near-zero ISX12N engines ( earlier post ), and fueled with Clean Energy Fuels Corp.’s

CARB preliminarily awards Port of Los Angeles $41M to launch zero-emissions hydrogen-fuel-cell-electric freight project; total cost $83M

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The California Air Resources Board (CARB) has preliminarily awarded $41 million to the Port of Los Angeles (POLA) for the Zero-Emission and Near Zero-Emission Freight Facilities (ZANZEFF) project. The Port of Los Angeles will develop the project in several phases, ultimately encompassing initiatives in Southern California, the Central Coast Area, and Merced County.

Port of Los Angeles to Evaluate Vision Industries Tyrano Fuel Cell Hybrid Class 8 Trucks

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Vision Industries Class 8 zero-emission hydrogen fuel cell hybrid-electric truck at the Port of Los Angeles. The Port of Los Angeles will be submitting a proposal for funding from the California Energy Commission to help support this project.

Port of Los Angeles awards $1.4M contract to Vision Motor to retrofit up to 15 electric trucks with hydrogen fuel cell system

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The Port of Los Angeles has awarded Vision Motor Corp a contract in an amount not to exceed $1,400,000 to retrofit up to 15 Port-owned electric trucks with Vision’s range-extending hydrogen fuel cell electric hybrid system.

Flying first class on a single domestic round trip can contribute more greenhouse gas emissions than a year of driving

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Among these flights were the three most frequently flown routes in the United Sates (New York to Los Angeles, Los Angeles to San Francisco, and Chicago to New York); the shortest flight that is code shared with a major U.S. The above data are for flying economy class.

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Ford Unveils Ford Fiesta for North America at Los Angeles Auto Show; 1.6L I4 with Ti-VCT Delivers Estimated 40 mpg Highway

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Ford unveiled the North American 2011 Ford Fiesta at the Los Angeles Auto Show. This rigid body shell contributes to Fiesta’s confident road-holding, best-in-class occupant safety and quiet composure. Fiesta four-door sedan. Click to enlarge.

First 2014 Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive Sold Last Month

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Last month, 41 Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive hatchbacks were delivered to their owners, marking the first month of sales for the first battery-electric vehicle from the German luxury maker. The official first buyer, Kim Price, lives south of Los Angeles in Mission Viego; she''s been a Mercedes driver for 15 years.

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Greenius Goes All AB 811 Over Green Task Force

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Mark Greninger, the Geographic Information Officer for Los Angeles County got me very excited with his presentation following mine because he’s the guy responsible for the new, knock-your-socks off L.A.

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The Further Adventures of The Solangelist

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The law passed back in July of this year, but none of the money is flowing yet to anyone in my city of Torrance or my county of Los Angeles. They’ve got all kinds of classes and workshops and I think I’m going to have to head north and see what I can learn and discover.

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Greenius On The Green Scene - The South Bay Report

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The put on very well run workshops for adults and in-class presentations for kids. One of the first folks we met was Chris Pine of the Biodiesel Cooperative of Los Angeles. More to come on those Greenius adventures from the scene after class number one.

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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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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. 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.

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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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Toyota unveiled the second iteration of its hydrogen fuel cell electric Class 8 truck ( earlier post ) during the Center for Automotive Research (CAR) Management Briefing Seminars in Northern Michigan.

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Toyota, Kenworth, POLA and CARB unveil next-gen heavy-duty fuel-cell truck; ZANZEFF

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Toyota, Kenworth, the Port of Los Angeles and the California Air Resources Board (CARB) unveiled the first of Toyota and Kenworth’s jointly developed fuel cell electric heavy-duty trucks during a special event held at the Port of Los Angeles.

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Riding Into A Better Future @ South Bay Bike Night

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In fact back in 2010 that’s why the County of Los Angeles Health Department gave our South Bay Bicycle Coalition (SBBC) a $250,000 grant.

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Kenworth developing hydrogen fuel cell, Near Zero NOx CNG series hybrid Class 8 prototypes for SoCal ports; CNG hybrids

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Kenworth is developing a prototype Class 8 hydrogen fuel cell tractor, using the Ballard Power Systems fuel cell to recharge the battery pack.

Ricardo collaborating with Toyota on Project Portal Class 8 fuel cell truck

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Toyota’s Project Portal is designing a heavy-duty hydrogen fuel cell system for class 8 truck use at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach.

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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 projects demonstrate zero-emission cargo-handling equipment: Fuel-cell powered top loader with wireless inductive charging at the Port of Los Angeles (Project cost: $8.8 Other projects include: Battery-electric switcher locomotive at the Port of Los Angeles (Cost: $3.8

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US Hybrid unveils new Class 8 fuel cell port drayage truck for San Pedro Ports

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US Hybrid has unveiled a zero-emission Class 8 fuel cell port drayage truck featuring its PEM fuel cell system during the Advanced Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo at the Long Beach Convention Center. The truck, which will be operated by Total Transportation Solutions, Inc ( TTSI ), is one of two fuel cell demonstration tractors scheduled for delivery at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach.

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

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

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

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These include 12 Peterbilt all-electric Class 8 Model 579 day cab tractors and three Model 520 refuse trucks. At WasteExpo 2017, Peterbilt displayed a Model 520 refuse truck equipped with the Transpower ElecTruck drive system, which has accumulated over 80,000 miles of Class 8 heavy duty use in a variety of commercial applications since 2013. Meritor, Inc. will supply all-electric drivetrain systems for two Peterbilt vehicle platforms through its alliance with TransPower.

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Cal Energy Commission grants $2.4M for Class 8 fuel cell hybrid trucks at ports; $1.2M for PEV fleet and V2G software upgrade

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million to the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) under the Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program to build and to test seven hybrid fuel-cell, Class 8 trucks to transport cargo at the Long Beach and Los Angeles ports. The California Energy Commission approved a grant of $2.4

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Mercedes-Benz to present G-Class-derived fuel-cell SUV concept

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Mercedes-Benz will present a fuel-cell powered design study of an off-road SUV, the Ener-G-Force, based on the concept of a future police car developed for the Los Angeles Design Challenge.

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Universal LNG Solutions rolling out Class 8 LNG truck fleet for pilot

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The dealer has been instrumental in helping to rollout, deploy and achieve acceptance of LNG trucks in the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach. Sancus Energy and SST are working closely with ULNG, Sembcorp Marine and Gravifloat in the development implantation of a 700,000 m 3 to 7,500,000 m 3 class Associated Gas treatment and LNG liquefaction unit.

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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. We are excited to get this vehicle on the road to test how it handles routes in and around Los Angeles. UPS announced a collaboration with Thor Trucks , Inc.

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Vision Industries Class 8 Fuel Cell Plug-in Hybrid Short-Haul Truck Debuts in Sacramento

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California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger introduced Vision Industries’ fuel cell plug-in hybrid Class 8 short haul truck, Tyrano, at the State Capitol building in Sacramento on 20 October. Initial units will be used to complete testing and demonstration of the Tyrano the vehicles in and around the Port of Los Angeles and Port of Long Beach. In September, Vision entered into a distribution agreement with Los Angeles Freightliner and Velocity Vehicle Group.

Balqon to showcase new MX30 Class 8 electric tractor at EVS26

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Balqon Corporation, a developer of electric drive system technologies for trucks, tractors and buses ( earlier post ), is introducing a new on-road Class 8 electric tractor, Model MX30, for short haul drayage and inner-city applications. Balqon will showcase the MX30 tractor at the EVS26 Expo next week in Los Angeles.

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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. Vision Motor Corp designs and manufactures advanced zero emission, hydrogen fuel cell hybrid electric drive, Class 8 heavy-duty commercial trucks. Under an agreement struck earlier this year ( earlier post ) Vision Motor Corp.

Mercedes-Benz Concept G-Code: Tiny Crossover For LA Auto Show

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The Mercedes-Benz G-Force is a subcompact crossover smaller than the current GLA-Class. It was designed with Chinese buyers in mind, but will also appear at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show. To mark the opening of its new R&D center in Beijing, Mercedes-Benz has unveiled a concept car with some novel green features. DON''T MISS: 2014

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.

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LA show displays green car ‘glimpse into the future’

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The 2009 Los Angeles Auto Show opens to the public today with a glittering display of green cars taking pride of place. Mercedes-Benz B-Class F-CELL. Tags: Electric cars Green cars Green credentials auto show debut display Los Angeles

2014 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV: LA Auto Show Preview

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Mitsubishi is to unveil the 2014 Mitsubishi Outlander for the first time in North America, at the 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show. While the company claims the regular car will be one of the most efficient vehicles in its class, the real gas-sipper will be the plug-in hybrid version, due in early 2014. The Outlander PHEV will use front- and

Mercedes-Benz introduces B-Class fuel cell vehicle

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The automaker introduced a new B-Class F-CELL fuel-cell powered electric vehicle at the LA Auto Show ahead of releasing it to lease customers before the end of the year – by 2012, a total of [.]. Tags: Fuel Cells Green cars Latest news Mercedes fuel cell vehicles LA Auto Show Los Angeles Auto Show Mercedes Benz B-Class Mercedes Benz B-Class F-CELL Mercedes-Benz Mercedes-Benz fuel cell vehicles

Class 8 Fuel Cell Plug-in Hybrid Heavy-Duty Port Truck Clears Second Stage of Performance Testing

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s prototype plug-in electric/hydrogen fuel cell Class 8 Tyrano truck completed the second stage of its performance testing at the Los Angeles Freightliner facilities in Whittier, CA. Vision designed the Tyrano to replace short haul diesel trucks operating in the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach. We are very pleased to confirm that our drive train is more powerful than required for the full class 8 heavy duty truck rating for an 80,000 lbs GVW.

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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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to build and test four 33-foot BYD battery-electric buses in Los Angeles. The buses will be built at the permitted BYD facility and the demonstration will occur in disadvantaged communities of Los Angeles as part of the Los Angeles Department of Transportation fleet. to build and test 5 Class C battery-electric school buses in Reedley, Colton and Los Angeles.

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AxleTech and Thor Trucks developing heavy-duty e-powertrain system

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In July 2018, Thor Trucks announced it will partner with UPS to build and test two fully-electric delivery trucks in the greater Los Angeles Area.

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BYD unveils first 45' battery-electric commuter coach bus

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Class 5 Cab Chassis Truck. BYD has deployed more than 137 battery-electric buses across the country to customers including LA Metro, Los Angeles Department of Transportation, Stanford University, UCLA, UC San Francisco, UC Irvine, Anaheim Resort Transportation, Long Beach Transit, Denver Regional Transportation District, City of Albuquerque, SolTrans, SunLine Transit, Link Transit, COMO Connect, Antelope Valley Transit Authority, and others across North America. 

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First of 27 BYD electric trucks arriving in Southern California freight and rail yards; $19.2M project

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The State of California, San Bernardino Council of Governments (SBCOG) and partners Daylight Transport and BYD Motors celebrated the arrival of the first of 27 electric yard and service trucks for freight and rail yards in three disadvantaged communities in San Bernardino, Los Angeles and Fontana. The project demonstrates 23 battery-electric 80,000-pound (GCVWR) Class 8 yard trucks and four 16,100-pound (GVWR) Class 5 service trucks.

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Mercedes-Benz presents B-Class F-CELL fuel cell vehicle at LA Auto Show; delivery to US leasing customers by end of 2010

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Mercedes-Benz presented the new B-Class F-CELL, its first (limited) series production fuel-cell powered electric vehicle available in the US ( earlier post ), at the Los Angeles Auto Show. The front-wheel drive B-Class F-CELL offers an operating range of around 240 miles (386 km) (Euro driving cycle, 190 miles (306 km) estimated EPA)—more than twice the range of the 2004 A-Class F-CELL—and short refueling times.

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Hyundai Sonata makes debut

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The all-new 2011 version of the Hyundai Sonata was unveiled at the Los Angeles Auto Show this week, marking the North American debut of the latest version of the vehicle. The Hyundai Sonata can also boast world-class body rigidity and is 25 per cent stiffer in torsion and 19 per cent stiffer in bending rigidity than its predecessor. Tags: Cars Green cars Hyundai Latest news Hyundai Sonata LA Auto Show Los Angeles Motor Show new cars new Hyundai Sonata

Brand new Ford Fiesta makes show debut

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The eyes of the automotive world continue to focus on the Los Angeles Auto Show, and it’s no surprise after another vehicle made its debut at the event. This time it was the turn of the North American 2011 Ford Fiesta, which will be available in both four-door and five-door body styles and comes with a choice of 15 class-exclusive technologies and projected fuel economy of 40mpg.

Quanergy Systems to introduce solid-state LiDAR in 2016

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Quanergy made the announcement at the Los Angeles Auto Show’s Connected Car Expo. The technology roadmap covers multiple classes of high-performance LiDARs, with one class being based on mechanical, and other classes being solid state. During a ceremony held today at the JW Marriott in Los Angeles, Quanergy was recognized as one of the Top 10 Automotive Startups (Top 10) for its disruptive LiDAR-based smart sensing solutions. Quanergy Systems, Inc.

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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. The Class 8 tractor is designed for local and regional distribution and drayage.

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