Green Car Preview: 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show

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Media days for the 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show begin next week, which means a new round of production and concept cars is about to be revealed. So far, it looks like the Los Angeles show will be a little light on hybrids and plug-in electric cars. Los Angeles Auto ShowBut there will still be several fuel-efficient models of note debuting there. DON'T MISS: Expect A.

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. kWh more than Niro hybrid) and output/power have helped make the Niro Plug-in Hybrid an efficient, low emissions crossover. Hybrids Plug-ins

Los Angeles commits to electric vehicle retrofits

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A contract up to $1,400,000 has been awarded by the Port of Los Angeles to Vision Motor Corporation to retrofit up to 15 of its electric trucks with a range extending hydrogen fuel cell electric hybrid system. Electric cars Green cars Latest news electric vehicle retrofits electric vehicles Los Angeles Port of Los Angeles Vision Motor Corporation

Hydrogen Fuel-Cell Vehicle News From Los Angeles Auto Show

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The biggest news in zero-emission vehicles at last month''s Los Angeles Auto Show was the formal introduction of the 2016 Toyota Mirai. 2016 Toyota Mirai The maker of the world''s highest-volume hybrid But several other companies made news in the hydrogen fuel-cell market as well. Here''s our brief roundup of the hydrogen stories we covered in LA.

Prototype Mack heavy-duty plug-in hybrid truck part of e-Highway demo near Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles

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A prototype Mack Pinnacle axle back model equipped with a proprietary plug-in hybrid electric driveline recently participated in a zero-emission eHighway demonstration in Carson, California.

Study finds airplane traffic a major contributor to particle pollution in Los Angeles

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Results of a new study suggest that emissions particle emissions from airplane traffic at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) are a major source of particle number (PN) concentrations in the Los Angeles area that are of the same general magnitude as the entire urban freeway network. The total freeway length in Los Angeles is 1500 km (932 miles). Spatial pattern of PN concentration. Inset shows wind direction. Credit: ACS, Hudda et al.

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.

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.

2009 Los Angeles Auto Show: Preview

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But the up-and-comer is the Los Angeles Auto Show, which now occurs in late November or early December and focuses on green cars of all stripes: hybrids, electric cars, clean diesels, even vehicles powered by Only a handful of U.S. auto shows count as important. Detroit, in January, is one; historically, New York in April has been another.

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.

2020 Toyota Corolla Hybrid aims for 50 mpg—Prius tech meets frugal mainstream

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With the introduction of a 50-mile-per-gallon Corolla Hybrid at the Los Angeles Auto Show, Toyota is keeping true to a mission it undertook a long time ago: democratizing hybrid technology, and making it mainstream. The carmaker has long aimed to deploy its hybrid system aggressively into pretty much every product in their lineup. Los Angeles Auto Show

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BMW i3 Coupe Concept Live Shots: Los Angeles Auto Show

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BMW is committed to creating a full line of electric and advanced plug-in hybrid models—so much so that it's establishing them apart from BMW (and MINI), as an 'i' sub-brand, revolving in part around the idea that 'premium' and 'sustainable' aren't mutually exclusive.

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 plug-in hybrid system. Honda Plug-in Hybrid. The Fit EV concept. Click to enlarge.

2010 Los Angeles Auto Show: 2012 Infiniti M Hybrid Details

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First previewed at last year's Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, we've been hearing about the 2012 Infiniti M Hybrid for more than a year. Now, finally, Infiniti has officially unveiled the M35h, its very first hybrid-electric vehicle, at the 2010 Los Angeles Auto Show. First of many? It's the first of a number of vehicles from Infiniti (and

2010 Los Angeles Auto Show: Honda Electric Car to Make Debut

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Honda will jump into the electric-car and plug-in-hybrid fray at the 2010 Los Angeles auto show with a new EV concept. The automaker also confirmed it will lay out the plans for a new plug-in hybrid platform during the L.A. show, which opens to the media on November 17. Honda's entries into the electrified car world have been hampered by missteps

Cargotec and Vision Industries to demo hydrogen fuel cell hybrid terminal tractors in Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach

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Vision Industries ( earlier post ) and Cargotec USA have agreed to cooperate to complete a zero-emission terminal tractor demonstration project for the Technology Advancement Program (TAP), a clean-air initiative sponsored by the twin Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach. The project calls for demonstrating the efficacy of deploying zero-emission hydrogen fuel cell-electric hybrid terminal tractors to move containerized cargo within the Port facilities.

2010 Los Angeles Auto Show: 2011 Kia Optima Hybrid Details

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Now Kia has iced the cake by adding a hybrid-electric model of the Optima to the lineup, along with a turbocharged and direct-injected Kia has been on a roll lately. The younger, lower-priced sibling of Korean car colossus Hyundai has received rave reviews for the styling, features, and general competence of its its new 2011 Optima midsize sedan.

Boulder, Colorado, Loves Hybrids As Much as Los Angeles

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where hybrid cars are popular, and they’ll probably name somewhere in California, the Pacific Northwest, or Washington D.C. Now the city of Boulder, Colorado is keen to let the world know it also wants to be known for its hybrid-loving population. Ask most Americans to name a place in the U.S. Double The National Average According to the

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. launched a testing program using BYD’s F3DM (Dual Mode) plug-in hybrid electric vehicles. The agreement was signed and BYD vehicles were put into service at HACLA Offices in Los Angeles. If there is a requirement to go farther than 60 miles in a given day, the vehicle can be manually switched to plug-in-hybrid electric or “PHEV mode”, where a 1.0L

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. Hybrid tug propulsion system. Foss Hybrid Harbor Tug

Los Angeles Mayor Announces Southern California Regional Plug-in Electric Vehicle Plan

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Loas Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa announced the Southern California Regional Plug-In Electric Vehicle (PEV) Plan, a collaboration between cities, utilities, automakers and others in the Southern California region who will work actively to support the region and build the necessary infrastructure for the commercial launch of electric vehicles, which is scheduled for Fall 2010. Implementing a streamlined process for the installation of home charging units in the City of Los Angeles.

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

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Toyota 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. Los Angeles Auto Show lithium-ion nickel-metal-hydride battery

Honda reveals Accord Plug-in Hybrid at LA Auto Show

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At the Los Angeles Auto Show, much of the focus for Honda was on the new Honda Civic: however, the Japanese carmaker had arguably an even more significant announcement for green car enthusiasts.

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Jeep Wrangler Plug-In Hybrid to go into production in 2020

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Looking back at last week's Los Angeles auto show media days, one new vehicle sucked up a disproportionate amount of attention and airtime. Off-road Los Angeles Auto Show Plug-In Hybrids Future Cars 4WD plug-in cars Four-wheel driveThat would be the new 2018 Jeep Wrangler, a once-in-a-decade redesign of the iconic off-roader that's the linchpin of the Jeep brand image worldwide. While the new Wrangler itself had long been.

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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.

New 2017 Mini Countryman, including plug-in hybrid: 'biggest Mini yet'

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Los Angeles Auto Show Plug-In Hybrids MINI Countryman plug-in carsOver the past few years, Mini models have been getting bigger, to point where most aren't particularly "mini" anymore. That might seem to go against what the brand is supposed to be about, but parent company BMW is embracing it. The German automaker touts the 2017 Mini Countryman—the second-generation crossover from its British ward—as.

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2010 Prius Plug-in Hybrid Makes North American Debut at Los Angeles Auto Show; First Li-ion Battery Traction Battery Developed by Toyota and PEVE

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Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid Demonstration Program Vehicle 002. The 2010 Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid vehicle (PHV) made its North American debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show. Tags: Hybrids Plug-ins Click to enlarge.

2019 BMW i8: larger battery, more range, and new Roadster

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Revealed at the 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show, the i8's mid-cycle refresh increases its battery capacity from 7.1 Los Angeles Auto Show Plug-In Hybrids plug-in carsBMW is breathing some fresh air into its three-year-old alternative flagship to improve performance, increase range, and add some style. kwh to 11.7 kwh, improving the car's fairly paltry all-electric range from 15 to 18 miles. But if.

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Audi Q5 Hybrid Set For 2010 Los Angeles Auto Show Debut

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Audi is hopping onto the electrified vehicle bandwagon with plans for a new range of hybrids, plug-in hybrids and all-electric luxury vehicles and sports cars in the coming years. Following the lead of parent company Volkswagen, Audi is striving to become the leader for alternative-powered vehicles in the luxury segment and is doing so with

Tesla Model 3s, electric pickup, LA debuts, and wind power: The Week in Reverse

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How many miles will the new Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid go on its battery power? Los Angeles Auto ShowWhat company will show a new electric pickup later this month at the LA Auto Show? And which car won Green Car Reports Best Car To Buy competition for 2019? This is our look back at the Week In Reverse—right here at Green Car Reports—for the week ending.

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2012 Infiniti M35h Set For 2010 Los Angeles Auto Show Debut

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Nissan and its Infiniti luxury division may have been late to the table when it comes to hybrids but neither brand is shying away from launching a new generation of gasoline-electric vehicles. Infiniti has fired the latest round in the battle for hybrid supremacy with the unveiling of a new hybrid version of its latest M sedan, the 2012 Infiniti

Hyundai Ioniq electric car offered on 'Ioniq Unlimited' subscription model

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The 2017 Hyundai Ioniq will be the first model sold with options for hybrid, plug-in hybrid, and battery-electric powertrains. Announced last week at the 2016 Los. Los Angeles Auto Show Leasing plug-in cars Hyundai Ioniq ElectricIn addition to this unique combination of powertrain options, Hyundai plans to offer a novel alternative to the traditional purchase or lease models on the battery-electric Ioniq.

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Audi Q5 Hybrid Not Coming To 2010 Los Angeles Auto Show

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Audi is hopping onto the electrified vehicle bandwagon with plans for a new range of hybrids, plug-in hybrids and all-electric luxury vehicles and sports cars in the coming years. Following the lead of parent company Volkswagen, Audi is striving to become the leader for alternative-powered vehicles in the luxury segment and is doing so with

Top ten green cars of the LA Auto Show. The Green Piece

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The Los Angeles Auto Show opened last week and now runs to middle of next week ( December 9, 2012). The Green Piece electric green car hybrid Los Angeles Auto Show The Green Piece ColumnTuesday 4 December, 2012. The Green Piece Column.

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Kia reveals new hybrid car

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The Los Angeles Motor Show is the latest motoring event to be adorned by a host of debutants – with Kia premiering the hybrid version of its new Optima saloon car at the event. Tags: Green cars Hybrid cars Kia Latest news Kia hybrid cars Kia Optima Hybrid LA Auto Show Los Angeles Auto Show new Kia Optima Hybrid

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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

Honda natural gas car named Green Car of the Year

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Honda’s natural gas driven Civic has been named Green Car of the Year by the Green Car Journal at the Los Angeles Auto Show this week. Announced last night during one of the show’s opening press days, the winning Civic natural gas car beat competition from five other finalists including electric and hybrid models; Ford [.]. Honda Civic green car of the year Los Angeles natural gas

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Honda to debut new electric car in LA

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Honda is to unveil an all-new electric vehicle concept at the Los Angeles Auto Show which opens its doors to the world’s media on Wednesday (November 17, 2010). The world debut of the new vehicle will be displayed alongside a plug-in hybrid platform to show the Japanese firm’s next-generation of hybrid technology. Tags: Honda electric car FCX Clarity fuel cell Los Angeles Auto Show plug-in hybrid

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Hybrids kicked out of carpool lanes

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Hybrid cars lost their privileged right to travel in carpool lanes in California on Friday as the law which allowed them to travel in the often quieter lane was revoked. That right will now be reserved for plug-in hybrids, fully electric cars and compressed natural gas vehicles which will be able to join the lane [.]. Green credentials California carpool hybrid lane Los Angeles share traffic

Electric car firm BYD opens headquarters in LA

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Its new headquarters was opened from Los Angeles earlier this week, as the firm reaffirmed plans to launch an electric bus, fully-electric crossover car and a plug-in hybrid. Green credentials America Build Your Dreams BYD headquarters Los Angeles open SalesChinese electric car company, BYD (Build Your Dreams) has opened its North American headquarters as the firm prepares to launch its first models in the continent.

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2018 Buick LaCrosse gets eAssist mild-hybrid powertrain

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When the 2017 Buick LaCrosse made its debut at the 2015 Los Angeles auto show, the eAssist mild-hybrid powertrain offered in the previous-generation model was noticeably absent. Buick has rectified the issue for the 2018 model year by announcing that its 2018 LaCrosse will come standard with a mild-hybrid powertrain.

2017 Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-In Hybrid: Spring 2016 On-Sale Date, More Details Revealed

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Mitsubishi has confirmed that the long-anticipated Outlander Plug-In Hybrid utility vehicle will arrive for the 2017 model year, in Spring 2016. It’s hardly been a smooth trip to market for the Outlander Plug-In Hybrid (PHEV). The model was originally previewed by a concept at the 2009 Los Angeles Auto show, and slated for U.S. Plug-In Hybrids plug-in cars

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2017 Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-In Hybrid: U.S. version finally unveiled

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The 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-In Hybrid has taken longer to arrive on U.S. A plug-in hybrid Outlander crossover was first previewed as a concept at the 2009 Los Angeles Auto Show, and was originally slated to go on sale in the U.S. Green Auto Show Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-In Hybrid Plug-In Hybrids plug-in carsshores than almost any other plug-in vehicle in recent memory.