Port of Los Angeles surpasses 2023 pollution reduction targets five years ahead of schedule; NOx down 60% from 2005

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Emissions of NO x , a key component of smog, at the Port of Los Angeles are down 60% compared to 2005 emissions levels. —Chris Cannon, Director of Environmental Management for the Port of Los Angeles.

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 The new engines were tested as low as 0.01

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EPA requires trucking companies to reduce air pollution near Los Angeles schools as part of emissions violation settlement

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As part of the settlement, the companies will spend $575,000 on air filtration systems at schools in the Los Angeles metropolitan area. EPA made the announcement at an event at Eastman Avenue Elementary School in Los Angeles, Calif., EPA was joined by the California Air Resources Board, the South Coast Air Quality Management District, and the Los Angeles Unified School District.

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

Garcetti: An EV Fanboy, Now The Mayor-Elect Of Los Angeles

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Despite major reductions in air-pollution levels, the Los Angeles basin still has the worst smog problem in the nation.

Port of Los Angeles implementing Environmental Ship Index (ESI) program

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The Los Angeles Board of Harbor Commissioners formally approved an Environmental Ship Index (ESI) program to take effect 1 July, becoming the first seaport in North America and the Pacific Rim to do so. The Port of Los Angeles developed its ESI with input from the Pacific Merchant Shipping Association and other stakeholders. Deploying ships with a Tier II or Tier III engine to the Port of Los Angeles.

2014 Fiat 500e First Photos: Los Angeles Auto Show Preview

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The vivid orange machine is set to debut at the 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show, which starts later this month. The car will ditch the regular 500's 1.4-liter gasoline engine for a battery-electric drivetrain. Fiat has released the first few images of its 500e, the electric version of the 500 city car. Doing so hasn't been an easy move for Fiat and

VW bringing fuel cell prototypes for ride-and-drive at the Los Angeles Auto Show

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As earlier reported in the German publication Wirtschaft Woche , Volkswagen is bringing a few fuel cell prototypes to the Los Angeles auto show next week. Although the Volkswagen Group is making a big push on battery-electric and battery-combustion engine plug-in hybrid vehicles ( earlier post ), the Group has not ruled out the possibility of fuel cell powertrains within its modular toolkit approach to vehicles.

2014 Fiat 500L: Los Angeles Auto Show Preview

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Our second Fiat of the day isn't quite as compact, and with regular gasoline engines it isn't as green, but it could be significantly more important for Fiat in the U.S. The 2014 Fiat 500L makes its official debut at the 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show, presenting Fiat with a rival to the MINI Cooper Countryman, Kia Soul, Nissan Juke and Subaru XV

Los Angeles to lease 160 BEVs, 128 PHEVs as part of commitment to 50% EV purchases by 2017

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Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti on Friday announced a commitment to lease 160 pure battery EV vehicles, a move that will give Los Angeles the largest city-owned pure EV fleet in the US. The program commits city departments to the leasing of pure battery electric vehicles (BEVs) and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) to replace aging city vehicles, including those with conventional internal combustion engines.

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.

6 shipping carriers become inaugural participants in Port of Los Angeles Environmental Ship Index

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Six shipping carriers have become the inaugural participants in the Port of Los Angeles Environmental Ship Index ( ESI ), an international clean air program that rewards ocean carriers for bringing their newest and cleanest vessels to the Port. The Port of Los Angeles developed its ESI with input from the Pacific Merchant Shipping Association and other stakeholders. Deploying ships with a Tier II or Tier III engine to the Port of Los Angeles.

2013 Toyota RAV4 To Debut At Los Angeles Auto Show

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Pre-dating the modern trend for downsizing, its compact body and 2.0-liter engine gave it significantly better gas mileage than many SUVs--and an electric version in 1997 took that even further. Since its launch in 1996, the Toyota RAV4 has always been a greener option for those wanting all-wheel drive.

Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach to test new seawater scrubber device to cut vessel emissions

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The Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach are co-sponsoring a project to test a seawater scrubber system for the first time on a container ship, beginning this spring. The technology uses seawater to filter pollutants from ships’ auxiliary engines and.

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 Fit EV concept. Click to enlarge. Honda Motor Co.

Port of Los Angeles provides AMP Mobile shore-side power to three different cruise lines

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The Port of Los Angeles this month became the first port worldwide to provide Alternative Maritime Power (AMP)—shore-side electric power, also called “cold ironing” (i.e., The Port of Los Angeles has three AMP Mobiles, which were designed for the World Cruise Center by Port engineers and Cavotec, a global engineering firm. In 2004, the Port of Los Angeles was the first to use AMP technology for in-service container ships.

Los Angeles takes steps to transition out of coal-fired power earlier than required by state law

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The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) has taken steps to transition out of the use of coal-fired electricity earlier than mandated by California state law. Today, the Board directed staff to develop the final transaction agreement, which is expected to be approved by both parties later this summer, with consideration by the Los Angeles City Council thereafter.

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. The agreement was signed and BYD vehicles were put into service at HACLA Offices in Los Angeles. gasoline engine can be engaged to extend the range another 300+ miles while charging the batteries. launched a testing program using BYD’s F3DM (Dual Mode) plug-in hybrid electric vehicles. Earlier post.)

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. Thrust is decoupled from the engines. This exceeds the EPA’s Tier 2 emissions requirement for marine engines.

Electric cars from Audi, Porsche: Explaining platform magic

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It would be unthinkable for any automaker but Porsche to introduce a new car with a flat-6 engine hung out behind the rear axle. Los Angeles Auto Show Audi e-tronAt this week’s 2018 LA Auto Show, the 2020 Porsche 911 duly made its debut in the hallowed configuration that has persisted since 1964. But with underpinnings specific only to one model, the new 911 is a major.

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Lithium-ion vs. nickel-metal hydride: Toyota still likes both for its hybrids

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According to Prius chief engineer Shoichi Kaneko, in an interview this past week at the LA Auto Show, most of Toyota’s. Los Angeles Auto Show lithium-ion nickel-metal-hydride batteryToyota continues to stay the course with nickel-metal hydride battery cells for many of its hybrid vehicles, even though most other hybrid vehicles from other brands have moved on to using lithium-ion cells exclusively.

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. The Ford Fiesta’s 1.6-liter DOHC I-4 engine delivers an estimated 119 hp (89 kW) @ 6,000 rpm and 109 lb-ft (148 N·m) of torque @ 4,250 rpm. Steve Pintar, chief engineer. Fiesta four-door sedan.

Rentech to Supply Up to 1.5M Gallons Per Year of Renewable Synthetic Diesel to Eight Airlines for Ground Service Equipment Operations at Los Angeles International Airport

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million gallons per year of renewable synthetic diesel (RenDiesel) for ground service equipment operations at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) beginning in late 2012, when the plant that will produce the fuel is scheduled to go into service. RenDiesel is compatible with existing engines and pipelines, and provides an immediate solution to the transportation sector’s requirements to meet targets established by California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard. Rentech, Inc.

Fiat introduces turbocharged MultiAir engine

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The 2012 Fiat 500 Abarth was revealed at the Los Angeles Auto Show – and features the first application of the new Fiat 1.4litre MultiAir Turbo engine. Boasting an estimated 160hp and 230Nm of torque, the engine delivers a 70 per cent increase in engine rpm torque and a 59 per cent increase in power [.]. Fiat Green cars Latest news fiat 500 Fiat 500 Abarth Los Angeles Auto Show MultiAir MultiAir engine MultiAir Turbo

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Greenius On The Green Scene - The South Bay Report

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One of the first folks we met was Chris Pine of the Biodiesel Cooperative of Los Angeles. He told me he had spoken with those same folks that very day and was going to work with them to make sure their vege fuel oil met the minimum specs for the diesel engines.

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Mazda unveils new Mazda3; first production car to offer Skyactiv-X SPCCI engine with M Hybrid system

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The all-new Mazda3 will be on display at the Los Angeles Auto Show. All-new Mazda3 is the first production car to offer Mazda’s innovative Skyactiv-X engine. The SKYACTIV-X engine uses a spark to ignite only a small, dense amount of the fuel-air mix in the cylinder.

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Volkswagen CC boosted by green technology

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This year’s Los Angeles Auto Show will mark the introduction of the new Volkswagen CC saloon car, which will boast an array of green technology. The new CC will be powered by petrol and diesel direct injection engines; with all of the diesel models to be equipped with a start/stop system and a battery regeneration [.]. Green cars Latest news Volkswagen brake regeneration Los Angeles Auto Show start/stop technology Volkswagen CC

2016 Honda Civic Sedan: Sleek Lines, Turbo Engine, CVT For Efficiency

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After showing a well-received concept version this past spring at the 2015 New York Auto Show, Honda revealed its 10th-generation Civic compact at an event in Los Angeles. The 2016 Honda Civic sedan will go on sale in the U.S. later this year, and will eventually be followed by coupe and five-door hatchback body styles. The production car retains. turbocharged

Jaguar I-Pace electric car testing: 200 cars, 1.5 million miles, and counting

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Jaguar’s upcoming first entry into electric vehicles is undergoing final validation in Los Angeles, a year after the British brand revealed the I-Pace Concept at the 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show. Jaguar wrapped the new I-Pace in a pseudo-mule livery and plastered a hashtag on its side as engineers performed final range and durability testing.

Big Blue Bus receives nearly $900K to purchase 58 new Cummins-Westport Near-Zero NOx engines

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In California, Big Blue Bus (BBB) will receive $870,000 from the Mobile Source Air Pollution Reduction Review Committee’s (MSRC) Near Zero Engine Incentive Program. NO x engines. The NZ engine is the first mid-range engine in North America to receive emission certifications from both the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and California Air Resources Board (ARB) meeting the 0.02 Biomethane Emissions Engines Fleets Natural Gas

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Ford 1.0 EcoBoost Engine: So Small It Fits In A Carry-On Bag

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Ford's 1.0-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder engine has lapped the Nürburgring, been discussed as a potential race-car engine, and we've driven it ourselves in both a Focus Wagon and a Focus hatchback in Europe. How about coming to America, and more specifically the 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show? But how do you get this tiny engine from

Elio Motors introduces E1c engineering vehicle

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Elio Motors, the start-up vehicle manufacturer planning to launch a three-wheel vehicle that will get up to 84 mpg with a set $7,300 base price, introduced its E1c engineering vehicle at the Los Angeles Auto Show last week. While the exterior is similar to previous Elio prototypes, the E1c engineering vehicle features foundational and structural improvements to the frame, suspension, and safety systems that will ultimately create a more satisfying driving experience.

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Infiniti hybrid car showcased at LA Auto Show

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The hybrid performance luxury car known as the Infiniti M35h made its debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show this week. This is while using a parallel one motor/two clutch hybrid system with a decoupling 3.5litre V6 engine, [.]. Tags: Green cars Hybrid cars Latest news Nissan Infiniti Infiniti hybrid car Infiniti M35h Hybrid LA Auto Show Los Angeles Auto Show

Hyundai introduces new Elantra model

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The global stage of the Los Angeles Auto Show was the perfect setting for the fifth generation Hyundai Elantra model to make its debut – with a host of fuel economy improvements. The vehicle is powered by a new 1.8litre Nu four-cylinder engine with 148hp and 131lb-ft of torque, replacing the outgoing 2.0litre Beta engine. [.].

2015 Lincoln MKC Compact Crossover Pioneers New EcoBoost Engine

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We''ve now gotten more details on the 2015 Lincoln MKC compact crossover, which is scheduled to debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show next week. The new MKC model is based on the Ford Escape''s platform, but Lincoln has given it several distinctive features, including a new EcoBoost four-cylinder engine that will be exclusive to the brand, at least for

Fisker’s first factory-built Karma makes US debut

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Another exciting debut set for Los Angeles next week is the first-factory built Fisker Karma, which makes its very first public appearance in the US. Designed and engineered by Southern California automaker Fisker Automotive, the four-door Karma is claimed to be the ‘first electric vehicle with extended range’. Electric cars California electric Fisker Karma Los Angeles Auto Show range-extended U.S

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Two engine options in new Mazda6; updated 2.5L with cylinder deactivation, turbo 2.5L with Dynamic Pressure Turbo

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The updated Mazda6 ( earlier post ) introduced at the Los Angeles Auto Show this past week offers two powertrain options in the US: an upgraded SKYACTIV-G 2.5 naturally aspirated engine and the turbocharged SKYACTIV-G 2.5T engine. engine. Engines Fuel Efficiency

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California ARB approves first commercially ready at-berth ship emissions capturing system; alternative to shore power

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Clean Air Engineering-Maritime (CAEM) received California Air Resources Board (ARB) approval for the first commercially ready ship emissions capturing system called the Maritime Emissions Treatment System (METS).

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Tesla Model 3 for Canada, 2020 BMW 745e, LA's Green New Deal: Today's Car News

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The BMW 745e brings a new 6-cylinder engine, with lower fuel-economy ratings, and slightly more electric range for 2020. Los Angeles launches its own Green New Deal. Tesla raises cash and introduces a new very short-range version of the Model 3 for Canada. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Tesla announced in a securities filing on Thursday. Elon Musk Today in Car News

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. Testing will include off-road evaluation to address durability, battery capacity, technical integration, engineering and any items found during on-road testing.

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Big Blue Bus investing $18.2M to upgrade bus fleet; Cummins-Westport Near-Zero NOx engines

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Big Blue Bus (BBB), a bus operator serving Santa Monica and the Los Angeles area, will invest $18.3 Among other enhancements, buses will be equipped with Cummins-Westport Near-Zero engines and fueled by Renewable Natural Gas, to further reduce NO x vehicle emissions by more than 90% by December 2018. In 2014, Big Blue Bus became the first transit agency in Southern California to purchase buses with near-zero compressed natural gas (CNG) engines.

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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. Engines Fuel Efficiency

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

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Mazda may become the next automaker to commit to building an electric car, possibly one with a range-extending gasoline engine. That's the gist of numerous of conversations between journalists and Mazda executives at the recent Los Angeles Auto Show. 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