Los Angeles Metro orders 100 electric buses

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The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LA Metro) has ordered 35 buses and has the option to purchase an additional 65. Los Angeles California mass transit electric BusesAs part of its bid to go green, America's second-largest bus system has placed an order for up to 100 New Flyer Xcelsior Charge all-electric buses.

KLM to operate biofuel flights out of Los Angeles

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KLM Royal Dutch Airlines has signed a three-year contract for the supply of sustainable biofuel in Los Angeles. Los Angeles is the world’s second airport that has incorporated biofuel into its regular refueling process. SkyNRG supplies the sustainable biofuel, which is made from used cooking oil by AltAir Fuels in Los Angeles. KLM will purchase sustainable biofuel for all its flights at this airport for a period of three years.

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Scion C-HR Concept: Live Photos From Los Angeles Auto Show

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But there's a third model coming, the brand's first-ever crossover utility vehicle, and today at the Los Angeles Auto Show, Toyota's "youth brand" unveiled a concept for that vehicle. Los Angeles Auto Show Future Cars subcompactWith its iA subcompact sedan and iM compact hatchback launched, Scion is now starting to reap the benefits of its first mainstream new models in several years.

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

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With testing and development miles completed, Project Portal will begin initial feasibility study routes, moving goods from select Port of Los Angeles and Long Beach terminals to surrounding rail yards and warehouses for distribution.

Los Angeles Gets State Grant To Test Electric-Car Sharing Program

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Green California Car Sharing Los Angeles plug-in carsCalifornia has more electric cars than any other state, but officials have recently redirected their focus toward getting those cars into the hands of lower-income drivers. The state recently adjusted the rules of its electric-car tax credit to steer funds away from the wealthiest buyers. And now a new initiative will give low-income individuals.

2016 Toyota Mirai Fuel-Cell Car At Los Angeles Auto Show (Video)

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The 2016 Toyota Mirai, seen here in its production form, is the first-ever hydrogen fuel-cell car to be offered for sale by a major automaker. It goes on sale in Japan next month, and will arrive in North America in the second half of next year.

Fisker To Launch Two New Models At Los Angeles Auto Show

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The man after whom the now-defunct Fisker Automotive was named will appear at back-to-back press conferences at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show next week While new owner Wanxiang looks to restart production of the Fisker Karma extended-range electric sedan, the man who gave his name to the car--Henrik Fisker--seems to have plans of his own.

Port of Los Angeles sets new record for highest monthly container volumes; 924,225 TEUs in November

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The Port of Los Angeles moved 924,225 Twenty-Foot Equivalent Units (TEUs) in November, the most containerized monthly cargo the Port has processed during its 110-year history. The Port of Los Angeles is on track to be the first Western Hemisphere port to exceed 9 million TEUs in a calendar year. Four vessels calling in Los Angeles each discharged and loaded more than 23,000 TEUs in November, all close to October’s 24,308 TEU record set last month in Los Angeles.

Bolloré launching BlueLA electric car sharing service in Los Angeles

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A little more than a year after the launch of BlueIndy, the all-electric car sharing service in Indianapolis ( earlier post ), the Bolloré is opening BlueLA electric car-sharing in Los Angeles, California. BlueLA will be available in the communities of Westlake, Pico Union, portions of Koreatown, areas north of the University of Southern California, and portions of Downtown Los Angeles.

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. 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. 2016 Toyota Mirai The maker of the world''s highest-volume hybrid

Honda To Debut Fuel Cell Concept At 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show

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Honda has released a lone sketch to hint at the form of a new fuel cell concept debuting at this year''s Los Angeles Auto Show. The company says the new FCEV Concept expresses a "potential styling direction" for a next-generation fuel-cell electric vehicle due in 2015--ready to meet Toyota''s FCV-based production car head on in an expanding market

2018 Ford EcoSport unveiled at 2016 Los Angeles auto show

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Los Angeles Auto ShowLike most things at Ford that don't have GT or RS in their name these days, the new Ford EcoSport is about 90% hype and 10% car. Fortunately, underneath all that ad-speak, it's a cute little thing, with some cool features. If Ford can deliver it with the right driving experience, for the right price, those in the market for a fun and functional.

2013 Los Angeles Auto Show: Green Car Preview

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Car enthusiasts will get a real treat over the next few weeks as both the Tokyo Motor Show and Los Angeles Auto Show release scores of new models into the wild. We''ve already brought you our preview of the Japanese show so now it''s time to unearth all the LA launches. Here, tiny kei cars and fuel cell concepts make way for a host of

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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The demo was conducted near the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach as part of a project with Siemens and sponsored by the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD).

MINI Hardtop 4-Door Appears At Los Angeles Auto Show

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First shown over the summer, the new MINI five-door model will make its North American debut at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show. Even though it''s a five-door hatchback, this model will be known in the U.S. as the MINI Hardtop 4 Door when it goes on sale early next year. MORE: 2015 MINI Cooper 5 Door Revealed In Official Images Based on the

2015 Volkswagen e-Golf Electric Car: Los Angeles Auto Show Video

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Walking through the Volkswagen stand at the Los Angeles Auto Show, you would have seen quite a few 2015 Volkswagen Golf models.

Jaguar i-Pace electric SUV concept breaks cover at LA Auto Show

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The latest to join the growing pool of pricey battery-electric sedans and crossover utilities is the Jaguar i-Pace, revealed tonight as a concept at a splashy event before the Los Angeles Auto Show. Los Angeles Auto Show Future Cars plug-in carsLuxury electric cars: seems like everyone's doing them, doesn't it?

LAPD's unused electric cars gather dust sitting in garage, but why?

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Anyone who remembers the epic, metallic-tasting, technicolor smog in the Los Angeles Basin found into the 1990s understands why air quality matters there. Los Angeles police Police car plug-in cars range anxiety Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) fleetWhile the worst of the uncontrolled tailpipe emissions have now been greatly reduced, and the air is cleaner, the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide is now the major concern. So it sounded like good.

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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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Volkswagen ID Crozz electric SUV to launch in US in 2020

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The announcement came at a media event Tuesday night before the first of two media days at the Los Angeles auto show, where the electric SUV makes its North American debut. Los Angeles Auto Show Future Cars VW Group plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV A production vehicle based on the Volkswagen ID Crozz all-electric compact crossover will be launched in the U.S. market during 2020, VW said.

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

LAPD Gets Tesla Model S, BMW i3 Electric Cars As Police Cruisers

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But the Los Angeles Police Department is getting creative with some new additions to its fleet. Los Angeles police California plug-in carsOnly a handful of models are typically used as police cars, usually big sedans and SUVs from the Detroit Three carmakers. The LAPD is pressing two electric cars into service, for the time being at least. DON'T MISS: Italy's Crisp Carabinieri Get New.

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LA police to buy 100 BMW i3 electric cars for department use

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Last year, the Los Angeles Police Department took delivery of a BMW i3 electric car for testing. Los Angeles police California Police car plug-in cars fleetThe officers who drove the little electric hatchback liked it, apparently. After a few months of testing alongside a considerably more glamorous Tesla Model S, the LAPD has committed to an order for 100 of BMW's electric cars. DON'T MISS: LAPD Gets.

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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Toyota to build megawatt electric and hydrogen plant fueled by California bio-waste

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Los Angeles Auto Show hydrogen hydrogen fuel cell Fuel Cell VehiclesToyota today is the world's most ardent proponent of using hydrogen fuel cells for zero-emission vehicles rather than large battery packs. The huge Japanese carmaker, one of the world's four largest, now sells its Toyota Mirai fuel-cell sedan around the world, and has more hydrogen-powered vehicles in development. As it has discussed over the last.

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Four large West Coast cities unite to buy 24,000 electric cars

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Los Angeles California portland san francisco fleet sales plug-in cars Seattle cities fleet Washington State OregonWhen it comes to policy efforts aimed at promoting electric cars, the focus is usually on private passenger vehicles. But to cut carbon emissions in a meaningful way, policymakers will have to look at other types of vehicles as well. That includes the thousands of cars and light trucks in the municipal fleets of large cities. DON'T MISS: BYD.

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

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Later this morning, Fiat will unveil no fewer than four new models of its 500 minicar. 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. The 2013 Fiat 500e is a compliance car meant solely to satisfy California's zero-emission

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. Fiat has released the first few images of its 500e, the electric version of the 500 city car. The car will ditch the regular 500's 1.4-liter gasoline engine for a battery-electric drivetrain. Doing so hasn't been an easy move for Fiat and

2017 Mitsubishi Mirage: Styling, Trim, Suspension Updates At LA Auto Show

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Unveiled last week at the 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show, the 2017 Mitsubishi Mirage is differentiated by new styling, some mechanical changes, and an upgraded interior. Los Angeles Auto Show subcompact Fuel Economy youtube

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Scion iM Concept Car Teased Before Los Angeles Auto Show Debut

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Established 10 years ago to attract young, hip buyers, Toyota''s Scion brand hasn''t been attracting much of anyone lately. Its sales have remained low even as the new-car market has surged. It''s not just buyers that are ignoring Scion. Toyota has let the brand''s volume models--the xB and xD hatchbacks--age into irrelevance, with its newest cars

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Roaming To Come To Electric-Car Charging Stations, Eventually

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Los Angeles Auto Show plug-in cars charging charging infrastructure Charging NetworksLack of public charging stations is still often cited as a hindrance to greater adoption of electric cars. But even when stations are available, it doesn't necessarily follow that every driver can use all of them. Because the national charging infrastructure is run by multiple independent companies, drivers today must carry an array of cards and.

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BMW i3 'Shadow Sport' Limited Edition Electric Car Offers Moonroof At Last

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Los Angeles Auto Show special editions plug-in carsBMW is finally offering a much-sought option for its i3 electric car--but only to a handful of customers. That option is a moonroof, which hasn't been available on the i3 in the U.S. until now. But the coveted feature will only be offered on a limited-edition model, available to just 50 U.S. customers. DON'T MISS: 1917 Detroit Electric Vs 2014 BMW.

GM's Maven car-sharing adds Chevy Bolt EV electric cars (in LA)

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Los Angeles General Motors GM Chevy Car Sharing plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Lyft MavenWith the 238-mile Chevy Bolt EV electric car now in its third month of sales and rolling out to additional states every month, the industry is focused on its sales numbers. Retail buyers have asked to what degree GM's plans to dedicate a number of the early Bolt EVs to its Maven car-sharing service might affect availability. If yesterday's.

Chevy Bolt EV, 107-Mile Nissan Leaf Face Off At LA Drive Electric Week Event

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But yesterday Los Angeles managed to pull off a double-header: Its event brought together the first production versions of the new 107-mile 2016 Nissan Leaf and a running prototype of the upcoming 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV. Los Angeles Drive Electric Week Chevrolet Bolt EVWe're now in the middle of National Drive Electric Week, the largest ever, with events planned for almost 200 cities.

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Balqon gains contract to build electric trucks for Port of Los Angeles

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Balqon, a developer of electric big trucks and electrical energy storage systems, has announced today signing a contract with the Port of Los Angeles to retrofit six electric "yard tractors" with advanced lithium-ion battery packs.

BMW Debuts i3 Coupe Concept In Los Angeles

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At this week’s Los Angeles Auto Show, BMW is displaying the latest member of its i Series, in concept form for now. Though BMW is still some months away from launching its i3 electric hatchback and i8 plug-in hybrid sports car, the brand is already looking with an eye to the future of its electric car range. Dubbed the i3 Coupe Concept, we

Smart to introduce electric scooters; new electric car announcement

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Los Angeles Cuts Red Tape, Offers Rebates on Electric Car Charging

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In just under a week, electric vehicle owners in Los Angeles will be find that owning an electric car will have got a lot easier. As part of a program recently announced by Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, residents of the city will be able to fast-track applications to install electric vehicle charging stations in their homes, receiving a

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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BlueLA expands French electric-car sharing service to California

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Los Angeles California Car Sharing plug-in cars Bolloré BlueCar BlueIndy BlueLAFirst there was AutoLib, a French electric-car sharing service operated by the Bolloré Group. Then came BlueIndy, the first U.S. franchise of the service, which put the same BlueCars onto the streets of Indianapolis. Now Bolloré is expanding its car-sharing operations to a second U.S. city, one that may be much more in the public.