My Tesla arrives in Los Angeles!

Revenge of the Electric Car

My brand new silver all-electric Tesla Roadster sportscar (#23) arrived by truck in Los Angeles yesterday. Shrouded in plastic and tucked into the back of a semi with three other Tesla’s, it waited to be rolled onto the streets of Los Angeles. Since then, I’ve had the pleasure of driving a Toyota Rav-4 EV conversion. Final delivery happens at Noon tomorrow in Tesla’s Los Angeles showroom. It’s alive! It’s alive!

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2013 Fiat 500e Electric Minicar: Los Angeles Auto Show Preview

Green Car Reports

Among them will be the 500e, a limited production electric conversion of the hatchback that it really doesn't want to build--as company officials have said repeatedly. Later this morning, Fiat will unveil no fewer than four new models of its 500 minicar. The 2013 Fiat 500e is a compliance car meant solely to satisfy California's zero-emission

AQMD awards AC Propulsion grant for electric delivery van conversions

National Green Transportation

LOS ANGELES, CA (December 21, 2010) – The California South Coast Air Quality Management District (AQMD) awarded a $300,000 grant to AC Propulsion to support electric conversion of commercial service vans. Do you like this story? They plan to develop an electric

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

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One will go westbound to California and throughout that state (Sacramento, San Francisco, Fresno, San Diego, Los Angeles, Long Beach), while the other will travel eastbound through Detroit to New York (Kansas City, Detroit, Albany, New York City). Conversions Electric (Battery) Fleets

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Grape Ape's Projects

DIY Electric Car

I'm just a poor redneck living in Los Angeles, trying to continue the hobby of "shade tree mechanic" to the best of my abilities. My Current projects marked for electric conversion stand as this: '25 t-bucket. Hey folks :). First blog entry on DIYec's site. 1968 Datsun SPL311 "Fair Lady Roadster" 1966 Regatta speed boat (outboard). In the future i want to acquire a motor cycle to convert.

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SCAQMD awards AC Propulsion $300K grant for 3 electric service van conversions

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AC Propulsion will launch the conversion program by developing the electric propulsion system and conversion process for the full-size vans that are used by service fleets nationwide. The project will include the conversion of three vehicles that will be evaluated by service industry partners to be announced in the coming year. The first conversion vehicle is slated for road testing in early summer 2011. an automobile conversion company out of New Castle, Delaware.

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Mazda to offer electric car in 2019, maybe with range extender?

Green Car Reports

That's the gist of numerous of conversations between journalists and Mazda executives at the recent Los Angeles Auto Show. Mazda may become the next automaker to commit to building an electric car, possibly one with a range-extending gasoline engine. Company officials said Mazda plans to launch an electric car in 2019, dangling hints that it may. Future Cars plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) compliance car Range Extending

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LA Auto Show Wrapup: Five New Plug-In Electric Cars (Video)

Green Car Reports

For our final piece on last week's Los Angeles Auto Show, we put together a video on the five new plug-in electric cars officially unveiled there. Three of them are plug-in hybrids, a pair from Ford and one from Honda, and the other two are small battery-electric conversions by the makers of the gasoline minicars on which they're based.

2014 Chevrolet Spark EV Electric Car To Debut At LA Auto Show

Green Car Reports

The 2014 Chevrolet Spark EV, the electric conversion of Chevy's smallest vehicle sold in the U.S., will debut two weeks from today at the Los Angeles Auto Show. It was announced more than a year ago, then test vehicles were shown in March, and now finally the car itself will be unveiled this month. Chevy said in a statement that The basics of the

Honeywell UOP Technology Selected to Support Conversion of Biomass to Fuel at California Renewable Energy Facility

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s Rialto Renewable Energy Center for the conversion of biomass to transportation fuels. The unconverted fractionator bottoms product can be fed to an FCC unit or lube oil hydrofinishing unit, or it can be recycled back to the process for full conversion to lighter high-value products. million gallons per year of diesel from the Rialto Project for use in ground service equipment at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).

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Air Force tests all plug-in vehicle fleet in California; part of large DoD V2G project

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A fleet of plug-in electric vehicles sits ready to roll at Los Angeles Air Force Base in El Segundo, California. (US The Air Force unveiled the Department of Defense’s first non-tactical vehicle fleet composed entirely of plug-in electric vehicles at Los Angeles Air Force Base today.

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California Energy Commission awards more than $15M to advance biofuels, plug-in and V2G research

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based in Valencia (Los Angeles County), will administer the project, and ZeroTruck of Laguna Niguel (Orange County) will build up to 14 trucks for the project. The trucks will be tested in various locations, including Google in the Bay Area, the City of Santa Monica and the Port of Los Angeles. Bio-hydrocarbons Biodiesel Biomass Conversions Electric (Battery) Plug-ins

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Winners of 2012 Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge

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and Professor Yi Tang of the University of California, Los Angeles, in the Greener Synthetic Pathways Category. Bio-polymers Carbon Capture and Conversion (CCC) Catalysts EnzymesAmerican Chemical Society (ACS) President Bassam Z. Shakhashiri, Ph.D.,

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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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Heidi On The Hot Seat

Creative Greenius

The South Bay region I live and work in covers an area of 161 square miles and encompasses 15 cities plus portions of the City of Los Angeles and unincorporated portions of the County of Los Angeles. All Global Warming Is Local.

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Volkswagen to introduce battery-electric compact SUV in US in 2020; based on I.D. CROZZ

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CROZZ concept vehicle ( earlier post ), which is making its North American debut at the 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show. concept vehicle, appeared together for the first time in North America at the Los Angeles show.

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California Air Resources Board To Award Up to $1M for Hybridization of Existing Marine Vessel

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In March 2006, the ARB published Diesel Particulate Matter Exposure Assessment Study for the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, which found harbor craft to be the third highest source of diesel particulate matter (PM) emissions contributing to cancer risk associated with port activity. Tags: Conversions Hybrids Ports and Marine

California Energy Commission awards nearly $9M to 3 projects to support local manufacturing of heavy-duty electric vehicles, PHEVs

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The project will provide a high-tech manufacturing plant in the heart of the Los Angeles region, the largest bus market in the United States. As part of its approval of more than $83.7

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Roskill: Chinese companies step up their pursuit of lithium resources

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Jilin Jien, which bought the Québec Lithium mine and lithium carbonate conversion plant from its creditors in 2016, is understood to have entered bankruptcy in China and had struggled to raise the funds to complete the re-commissioning. CATL has been importing spodumene concentrate from Quebec since December 2017, presumably trialling its conversion potential in China.

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TomTom launches Congestion Index based on traffic database; congestion levels in 57 cities in North America and Europe

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The report, initially covering 26 major cities in North America, finds Los Angeles to be the most congested city there. On average, journey times in Los Angeles take 33% longer than when traffic in the city is flowing freely and 77% longer during evening rush hour. The top ten most congested cities in North America, ranked by overall congestion level, between January and March 2012 were: Los Angeles, 33%.

LPG Ford Transit Connect Taxis going into service in Hong Kong

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Ford Motor Company has added Hong Kong to the list of global cities served by its Transit Connect Taxi, among them New York City, Chicago, Miami and Los Angeles. Conversion to CNG and LPG is supported by Ford Qualified Vehicle Modifiers, enabling significant fuel cost savings.

Researchers discover new enzyme paradigm for critical reaction in converting lignin to useful products

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Now, an international research team has discovered and characterized a new family of cytochrome P450 enzymes critical to improving the conversion of lignin. Demethylation is the simple chemistry of removing a methyl group, and the microbial conversion of lignin relies on this critical reaction. Cytochrome P450s are some of the most versatile enzymes on the planet.

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Clean Energy Expands Southern California LNG Truck Fueling Infrastructure

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plans to expand its existing network of liquefied natural gas (LNG) truck fueling stations in Southern California this year beyond its current two LNG stations located at the Los Angeles/Long Beach ports complex. New or upgraded Clean Energy LNG fueling facilities are planned for strategic points along truck transport routes in the California cities of Los Angeles, Commerce, Industry, Fontana, Riverside, Tulare, Barstow, and Otay Mesa/San Diego.

FedEx Converts 92 Delivery Trucks to Hybrids, Expanding Hybrid-Electric Fleet by 50%

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The hybrid conversions were produced in Charlotte, N.C. An added benefit of the conversion program is that it not only reduces pollution but also extends the life of the vehicles, helping to eliminate waste production and creating a reduce-and-reuse program. The 92 retrofitted hybrid vehicles will be placed into service in California, primarily in the Los Angeles, San Diego and San Francisco metropolitan areas. Tags: Conversions Fleets Hybrids FedEx Corp.

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EPA awarding $4.2M for clean diesel projects in six ports

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The grant recipients are the Port of Seattle, the Port of Hueneme, the Port of Tacoma, the Maryland Port Administration, the Virginia Port Authority, and the Port of Los Angeles. The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will award $4.2 million in grant funding for clean diesel projects at six US ports. EPA is also hosting the “Advancing Sustainable Ports” summit to mark the kickoff of a new initiative to recognize ports that take action to improve environmental performance.

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What’s up with the BMW MINI E?

Plugs and Cars

In June about 500 cars were placed in consumer and fleet hands in Los Angeles and New York and New Jersey for what BMW calls a " field trial." The car is essentially a high-end conversion. As with many conversions, space is sacrificed for the battery box.

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USC study finds particulate matter in air pollution affects thyroid development in fetuses

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USC is situated in the Los Angeles region, home to historically severe urban smog, an ideal laboratory to study air pollution health effects and environmental change across time. Conversely, as air quality has improved due to regulations and technology innovations, scientists have been able to track improvements in children’s health.

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Omnitek developing 18L natural gas engine for off-road construction vehicle applications

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will participate in a $1.5-million California Energy Commission grant ( GFO-16-506 ) study with its partner Olson-Ecologic Testing Laboratories to demonstrate its clean natural gas engine technology for off-road heavy duty construction vehicle applications in the greater Los Angeles area. Since OEM natural gas engines are not readily available for the largest of the off-road machines, diesel-to-natural gas (DNG) engine conversion is a viable and cost-effective alternative.

2017 60

Solar Powered Greenius Producing Massive South Bay Energy

Creative Greenius

To put that in perspective for you, if Los Angeles County were a state, it would rank ninth in population behind the states of California, New York, Texas, Florida, Pennsylvania, Illinois, Ohio, and Michigan. Plug In Conversions Corp.

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BP to sell Carson refinery and ARCO retail network in US Southwest to Tesoro for $2.5B

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Subject to regulatory and other approvals, Tesoro will acquire the 266,000 barrel per day refinery near Los Angeles as well as the associated logistics network of pipelines and storage terminals and the ARCO-branded retail marketing network in Southern California, Arizona and Nevada. It processes ANS (Alaskan North Slope), Middle Eastern and West African crudes and supplies 25% of the Los Angeles gasoline demand.

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News FAIL - L.A. Times Blows Global Warming Story

Creative Greenius

Worse yet, in so doing, the Times endorses Inhofre’s wacko rants as a legitimate part of the conversation - which they are not. Day after day the Los Angeles Times - and what’s left of the local newspaper industry - proves they cannot be trusted to tell us the news. The L.A. Times has a newsbreaking interview with new Secretary of Energy Steven Chu in this morning’s paper.

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CODA acquires EnergyCS

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EnergyCS had earlier developed one of the first commercial plug-in hybrid conversion kits for the Prius. Located 30 miles east of CODA’s Los Angeles headquarters in Monrovia, EnergyCS brings assets to the merger including high voltage management and isolation detection, optimized circuit and wiring design, an adaptable base architecture and long-term performance management of battery systems.

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Interview with Chris Paine in the Whole Life Times

Revenge of the Electric Car

For his sequel, Paine’s been gauging the mood at the now-much-gloomier GM headquarters, visiting geothermal-powered and EV-friendly Iceland, and test driving his brand new Tesla in Los Angeles. January 2009 | Conversations The Electric Car Returns (and This Time It’s Personal). For his sequel, Paine’s been gauging the mood at the now-much-gloomier GM headquarters, visiting geothermal-powered and EV-friendly Iceland, and test driving his brand new Tesla in Los Angeles.

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New Ford Escape launching with two new EcoBoost engines with standard Auto Start-Stop

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The new Ford Escape, being showcased at the Los Angeles Auto Show, is the first Ford vehicle to make Auto Start-Stop standard with either of two EcoBoost engines new to the model—a 1.5-liter and 2.0-liter twin-scroll.

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Enterprise Holdings North American Rental Car Shuttle Bus Fleet to Use B5 or B20

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Enterprise Holdings expects to complete the conversion to all B5 by spring of this year, with at least 50% converted to B20 by the end of next year. Buses in nine markets are immediately being converted to run on B20 where the fuel is centrally stored and available: Boston, Chicago, Denver, Detroit, Los Angeles, Miami, Raleigh/Durham, San Antonio and San Diego.

City of Bogota, Columbia launches electric taxi pilot; part of C40-CCI EV Network

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Importantly, the conversion to electric vehicle technology is expected to avoid the daily consumption of seven gallons of fossil fuel per vehicle, thereby cutting operating costs and greenhouse gas emissions across the 50-strong taxi fleet by more than 80% and 70%, respectively. The City of Bogota, Colombia, has launched a pilot project to spur the use of electric vehicles in Bogota’s center-city taxi fleet. The first taxis are expected to be operational in the city in the next few months.

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The Reality of Fast Charging for Electric Vehicles

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

Let’s consider a simple example, say an EV conversion that has a 120V pack and a range of around 30 miles. I like to use the example of someone driving from Los Angeles to Las Vegas. Join Matter Now!

DOE BESC engineered microbe improves biobutanol yield from cellulose by a factor of 10

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While the earlier work by BESC researchers at DOE’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the University of California at Los Angeles was important from a proof-of-principle perspective, this new result represents a significant gain. While the previous genetically engineered microbe achieved conversion results of 0.6

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Electric Car Makers: Oregon Wants You - Green Inc. Blog - NYTimes.com

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

In most conversions cost is about the same because of needless weight. Home Page Todays Paper Video Most Popular Times Topics Search All NYTimes.com Energy & Environment World U.S.

Will CARB’s New Rules Damage EV Startups?

Revenge of the Electric Car

The conversion can double or even triple fuel economy, thereby severely limiting carbon dioxide emissions. The new regulations will drive up the price of such conversions, putting them out of reach for most Prius owners, and ensuring that the only way to purchase a next generation eco-friendly car will be from one of the world’s two largest auto companies. The conversion is simple. 3Prong Power is the only plug-in conversion company in the East Bay.

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ARPA-E awards $33M to 13 intermediate-temp fuel cell projects; converting gaseous hydrocarbons to liquid fuels

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The University of California Los Angeles. Fuel Cells with Dynamic Response Capability The University of Los Angeles (UCLA) will develop a low-cost, intermediate-temperature fuel cell that will also function like a battery to increase load-following capability. In addition to conventional fuel cell capabilities, Argonne’s cell could use natural gas to produce ethylene for conversion into liquid fuel or high-value chemicals.

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Toyota FCV Mirai launches in LA; initial TFCS specs; $57,500 or $499 lease; leaning on Prius analogy

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In addition to the vehicle’s introduction in Japan, Toyota launched the Mirai—a four-door, mid-size fuel cell sedan with performance that fully competes with traditional internal combustion engines—in Los Angeles on the eve of the Los Angeles Auto Show.

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Clean Energy Opens World’s Largest LNG/CNG Truck Fueling Station

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Clean Energy Fuels has opened the world’s largest natural gas truck fueling station on a 2.9-acre site adjacent to the Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles. The Ports’ CAAP and Clean Truck programs call for the retirement or conversion of old diesel trucks entering the ports in favor of new diesel and alternative fuel (natural gas) trucks.

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