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

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The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced settlements with two interstate trucking companies which will pay $225,000 in penalties to resolve violations of California’s Truck and Bus Regulation. 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.,

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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

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. While the Niro PHEV boasts an MPGe rating of 105, its EPA-estimated MPG ratings of 48 mpg city, 44 mpg highway and 46 mpg/combined are similar to those of Niro hybrid.

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. This exceeds the EPA’s Tier 2 emissions requirement for marine engines.

Los Angeles Harbor Commission Launches 2009 Alternative Fuel Truck Incentive Program with $44.2M

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The Los Angeles Harbor Commission recently approved up to $44.2 million in Port funding toward the 2009 Clean Truck Incentive Program at the Port of Los Angeles. This initiative follows a 2008 incentive program that put into service more than 2,200 trucks that currently meet or exceed 2007 US EPA emission standards.

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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. EPAS is speed-sensitive, providing optimized assist based on vehicle speed, steering wheel angle, cornering forces and acceleration or deceleration. Fiesta four-door sedan. Click to enlarge.

Toyota Prius AWD-e: Going light on the rear motor helps it hit 50 mpg

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The all-wheel drive version of the Toyota Prius introduced last week at the LA Auto Show earns an astoundingly good EPA fuel economy rating of 50 mpg combined—nearly as good as the 52 mpg earned by much of the Prius lineup (LE, XLE and Limited). Los Angeles Auto Show all-wheel drive

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

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The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) awarded $9.6 The DERA program is administered by the EPA’s West Coast Collaborative, a partnership comprised of EPA’s Pacific Southwest and Pacific Northwest Regions, which leverages public and private funds to reduce emissions from the most polluting diesel sources. The project will also replace one diesel sweeper at the Port of Los Angeles with two cleaner Tier 4 engines.

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Draft EPA memo freezes fuel economy standards at 42 mpg through 2026

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After announcing its intention last month to roll back emissions standards that require cars to get higher fuel economy, the EPA is now circulating a proposal in Washington to freeze the standards at 2020 levels through 2026. The story was first reported by the Los Angeles Times, and confirmed by Reuters.

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

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The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will award $4.2 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. 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.

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2015 LA Auto Show Preview, Wireless Electric-Car Charging, EPA Emissions Tests: Today's Car News

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Today, we preview the green production and concept cars of the 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show, Nissan continues testing wireless inductive charging for electric cars, and the EPA says it all add on-road emissions testing for new diesel cars. All this and more on Green Car Reports. An article by a Tesla Model S owner detailing things he "hates" about. Today in Car News

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CA Smog Plan Approved By State & EPA Isn't Tough Enough: Lawsuit

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Despite undeniable progress after decades of smog-abatement measures, the air quality in the Los Angeles Basin continues to be among the worst in the U.S. A new plan to clean the region''s air still further was adopted by the local South Coast Air Quality Management District in 2012, and subsequently approved by both the California Air Resources

2014 Honda Accord PHEV EPA-certified at 115 MPGe, on sale 15 Jan with MSRP of $39,780; LEV3/SULEV20 compliance

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With its EPA rating of 115 MPGe, the Accord Plug-In Hybrid surpasses plug-in-class competitors including the Ford C-Max Energi (100 MPGe), Chevy Volt (98 MPGe), and Prius Plug-in (95 MPGe). This corresponds to US EPA Tier 2 Bin 2.). 2014 Accord PHEV. Click to enlarge.

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EPA proposes updates to emissions standards for refineries

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The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to update the toxic air pollution standards for petroleum refineries. After application of the proposed standards for cokers and storage tanks, the EPA projects that toxic air pollutant emissions such as benzene, toluene and xylene would be reduced by approximately 1,800 tons per year (tpy) and volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions would be reduced by approximately 19,000 tpy.

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US EPA settles with three trucking companies over California diesel rule; $201K in penalties

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In 2015, the US EPA announced the first Federal enforcement of the Truck and Bus Regulation. Diesel trucks are heavily used in the San Joaquin Valley and Los Angeles Basin, which suffer from some of the worst air quality in the nation. EPA is committed to helping California achieve cleaner, healthier air by ensuring compliance with the state’s pollution rules. —Alexis Strauss, EPA’s Acting Regional Administrator for the Pacific Southwest.

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2013 Honda Fit EV receives EPA fuel economy rating of 118 MPGe; highest yet

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The 2013 Honda Fit EV ( earlier post ) received a combined adjusted Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) mile-per-gallon-equivalency (MPGe) rating of 118 MPGe—the highest yet awarded by the EPA. The FIT EV’s fuel consumption rating is 29 kWh per 100 miles; EPA-rated annual fuel cost is $500. EPA Combined MPGe. EPA Combined kWh/100m. EPA Label Range.

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EPA awards $4.5M to advance air monitoring technology

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The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will award a total of $4.5 The grants, which are funded through the EPA’s Science to Achieve Results ( STAR ) program, are being awarded to the following: Carnegie Mellon University will research the accuracy of air pollution sensors and the usefulness of the sensor data. million to six research organizations to develop and to use low-cost air pollution sensor technology, while engaging communities to learn about their local air quality.

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EPA awards $5M in Clean Diesel Grants to 4 port projects

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The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) awarded $5 million in grant funding for 4 clean diesel projects at ports in California, Oregon, New Jersey and Texas. The DERA grant recipients are: The City of Los Angeles Harbor Department will replace a diesel-powered crane with an all-electric crane that produces zero emissions at the San Pedro Bay. Since the start of the DERA program in 2008, EPA has awarded more than 700 grants in 600 communities across the country.

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Should California be able to set its own emissions standards? Take our Twitter poll

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California has set its own emissions standards since before the EPA was founded. Ever since the EPA started regulating emissions, the state has continued on its own. Now according to a report in the Los Angeles Times, the Trump Administration thinks it has found a legal way to circumvent the legal exemption that allows the Golden State to continue.

Study finds methane leaks from three large US natural gas fields in line with EPA estimates

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Tens of thousands of pounds of methane leak per hour from equipment in three major natural gas basins that span Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas and Pennsylvania, according to airborne measurements, but the overall leak rate from those basins is only about 1% of gas production there——lower than leak rates measured in other gas fields, and in line with EPA estimates. It is good news that our atmospheric measurements are close to the EPA estimates.

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Tesla 100D versions, Faraday Future crossover, CAFE fight: Today's Car News

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Today, Tesla launches longer-range 100D versions of the Model S and Model X, a vehicle that could be Faraday Future's first production electric car appears in Los Angeles, and automakers and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) scuffle over Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards.

Automakers Met Carbon-Emission Limits In 2012 With Room To Spare

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Cars and light-duty trucks built for the 2012 model year beat EPA environmental standards, the Los Angeles Times reports. Overall, carmakers achieved fleet-average emissions for 2012 of 286 grams of carbon dioxide per mile--9 grams less than the EPA standard As U.S. emissions standards grow stricter, carmakers appear to be keeping pace thus far.

EPA Awards $5.6M to Spur New Clean Diesel Technologies

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The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded $5.6 However, the emerging technologies program promotes deployment of innovative approaches that have not yet been verified or certified by EPA or the California Air Resources Board. Recipients of the emerging technologies grants are: City of Los Angeles Harbor Department for $731,000 for a hybrid crane with a small diesel generator combined with a battery to be used at ports.

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Maven deploying its first all-electric shared-use fleet in Austin; 20 Chevy Bolts

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The Chevrolet Bolt EV with an EPA-estimated range of 238 miles is the most popular vehicle among Maven Gig drivers. Approximately 9% of daily trips exceed the EPA-estimated range of the car.

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EPA and DOT issue final Phase 2 GHG and fuel efficiency rulemaking for medium- and heavy-duty trucks

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The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the US Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) jointly released the finalized Phase 2 greenhouse gas and fuel efficiency standards for medium- and heavy-duty trucks. In order to achieve the 2008 Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards set by US EPA, CARB estimates that the South Coast Air Basin alone (including Los Angeles) will need an 80% reduction in NO x emissions by 2031.

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BMW to supply 100 i3 EVs to LAPD

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BMW of North America won its bid to supply the Los Angeles Police Department with 100 battery-electric BMW i3 vehicles for use in the department’s transportation fleet. The BMW i3 police cars began hitting the streets of Los Angeles this spring badged with an LAPD insignia.

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

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Results demonstrated that the Ford Transit 350HD equipped with the LightningElectric drivetrain achieved 61 MPGe on EPA City routes and 66 MPGe on EPA Highway routes, compared to 13 and 15 MPG respectively for the identically configured gasoline Ford Transit 350HD.

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Capstone to unveil range extended super car

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Capstone’s 30kW microturbines have previously been installed in hybrid electric buses, as well as in trolleys and transit shuttles, Thanks to a patented combustion system, exhaust emissions are kept extremely low and there is no need for expensive exhaust after treatment for the vehicle to adhere to the strict California Air Resources Board and EPA 2010 requirements.

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EPA Proposes Stronger Air Quality Standards for Nitrogen Dioxide

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EPA has proposed revisions to the nitrogen dioxide (NO 2 ) air quality standard, the first adjustment since 1971. These proposed standards—which add a one-hour NO 2 standard—and additional monitoring requirements will better protect public health by reducing people’s exposure to high, short-term concentrations of NO 2 , which generally occur near roadways, according to EPA. Under a judicial consent decree, EPA must complete this review of the primary NO 2.

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UB study finds link between ambient ozone exposure, artery wall thickness

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Paul, Minnesota; Chicago; and Los Angeles. The EPA reports that particulate matter concentrations have decreased across the nation as efforts are made to reduce vehicle emissions and use clean energy. Long-term exposure to ambient ozone appears to accelerate arterial conditions that progress into cardiovascular disease and stroke, according to a new University at Buffalo study.

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New SoCalGas truck loan program for fleets interested in switching from diesel to near-zero natural gas trucks

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NO x exhaust emissions are 90% lower than the current EPA NO x limit of 0.2 g/bhp-hr, and the engines also meet or exceed the 2017 EPA greenhouse gas (GHG) emission requirements. CWI natural gas engines have met the 2010 EPA standard for particulate matter (0.01

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Battery-electric Mitsubishi i EPA-rated at 112 MPGe combined, 62 mile real-world range; solar-powered CHAdeMO-compliant charging station

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MMNA) said that its battery-electric Mitsubishi i has earned an EPA-rated 126 MPGe in city driving and 99 MPGe out on the highway (112 MPGe combined). EPA pegged the “real-world” driving range at 62 miles. The “real-world” EPA driving evaluation incorporates aggressive driving and operating the vehicle in higher ambient temperatures with the air conditioning on. EPA has rated the vehicle’s LA4 driving cycle range at 98 miles.

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California ARB Report Finds Fine Particle Air Pollution Responsible for 9,000 Premature Deaths in State Each Year; Based on US EPA Peer-Reviewed Study

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The ARB report and its methodology were based on recent science assessments completed by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). As a result of its review, the US EPA concluded that there is a causal relationship between exposure to fine particle pollution and premature death.

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Ford Focus Electric in California qualifies for $10K in tax credits, HOV access

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Traffic congestion continues to worsen in California where, according to the Texas Transportation Institute’s annual Urban Mobility Report, Los Angeles and the San Francisco-Oakland metropolitan area rank No. In Los Angeles alone, this congestion contributed to a total of 38 million gallons of wasted fuel over the course of a year. This congestion costs the average Los Angeles commuter an additional $1,464 a year.

Faraday Future confirms $2B in first round funding; Evergrande Health strategic investor

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seconds and an expected range up to 378 miles (EPA test cycle). Established in May 2014, Faraday Future is headquartered in Los Angeles with R&D centers and offices in Silicon Valley, Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou.

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

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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 Serving Santa Monica and the Los Angeles area since 1928, Big Blue Bus operates a fleet of almost 200 vehicles transporting more than 61,000 passengers daily across a 51-square mile service area.

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Maven Gig begins expanding geographically; Bolt EV the most popular

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Maven Gig is expanding geographically, and provides vehicles for freelance drivers in Los Angeles, San Diego and San Francisco. The Chevrolet Bolt EV with an EPA-estimated range of 238 all-electric miles is the most popular vehicle among Maven Gig drivers. More than 100 Bolt EVs are available in Los Angeles and that number will double by the end of 2017.

Stanford Professor Urges EPA to Include Black Carbon in Endangerment Finding

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In testimony for the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) public hearing ( earlier post ) on the proposed endangerment finding for greenhouse gas emissions under the Clean Air Act ( earlier post ), Stanford Professor Mark Jacobson urged the EPA to include black carbon in the finding. The study found that CO 2 domes increase air pollution deaths by 50-100 per year in California, with most occurring in Los Angeles.

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2016 Ford Explorer SUV replaces 2.0L EcoBoost with new 2.3L EcoBoost unit; more power and torque, same fuel economy expected

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The new 2016 Ford Explorer SUV is making its global debut today at Los Angeles Auto Show with a new available 2.3-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder engine that delivers more horsepower and torque than the 2.0L

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Sales of Ford Fusion Hybrid, Fusion Energi jump in LA in June; up 35% and 40% y-o-y respectively

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Ford Fusion electrified vehicle retail sales spiked in the Los Angeles market during the month of June, the first month of availability for the new 2017 model. Consumer demand for trucks and SUVs continues to rise in Los Angeles and across the country, but sales of the Ford Fusion Hybrid and Ford Fusion Energi plug-in are moving ahead. The 2017 Ford Fusion Hybrid has an EPA-estimated rating of 43 city/41 hwy/42 combined and a 13.5

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Electrify America releases $300M Cycle 2 national ZEV investment plan; metro charging, autonomous charging, renewable generation

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The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently acknowledged that the Cycle 2 National ZEV Investment Plan is consistent with the requirements of the settlement and is now final.

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