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. Along with less pollution, the Hybrid Tug offers improved fuel economy and lower maintenance costs.

Spectacular #YearOfJoe Comes To Breathtaking Finish As #YearOfJoe2 Kicks Off With A Bang!

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One of my enlightened self interest goals was to literally get my own house in order and I did exactly that during #YearOfJoe, tackling a long list of much needed but undone home improvements and maintenance items. Greetings Creative Greenius Readers, A little more than a year ago I was fried to a crispy, nasty edge and ready to commit homicide with any number of potential victims in my sights – if I didn’t do myself in first from a stroke or a heart attack.

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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. We are excited to get this vehicle on the road to test how it handles routes in and around Los Angeles. UPS announced a collaboration with Thor Trucks , Inc.

2018 85

Motiv Power Systems providing two battery-electric refuse trucks to LA

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Motiv Power Systems is deploying two battery-electric refuse trucks to the City of Los Angeles. in Los Angeles and are projected to be delivered in the first quarter of 2018.

2017 85

Hyster to develop fuel-cell electric reachstacker for Port of Valencia

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The company also expects reduced vehicle maintenance costs thanks to the elimination of the engine, transmission and other mechanical-driven components.

2019 128

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

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Maven Gig vehicles are available for flat weekly rates that include the car, unlimited miles, insurance (minus deductibles) and maintenance. Maven Gig drivers have taken trips from San Francisco to Portland (~635 miles) and from San Diego to Los Angeles (~120 miles).

2018 104

LA deploying 100 connected light poles; Philips SmartPoles with 4G LTE

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The City of Los Angeles (LA) will be the first city in the world to deploy 100 Philips SmartPoles—connected LED street lighting that includes fully integrated 4G LTE wireless telecommunications technology by Ericsson. The analog light pole has evolved right here in Los Angeles.

2015 96

BMW expands 530e sedan inductive charging pilot program to US

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All costs, expenses and expenditures associated with the initial installation, maintenance and de-installation of the Ground Pad Module are covered by BMW. BMW is bringing BMW’s global Induction Charging Pilot Program to the US. The pilot program began in Germany in 2018.

2019 109

California trucking firm switches fleet of 600+ trucks to Neste renewable diesel

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Ecology, a transportation and logistics company in California, has switched its fleet of more than 600 trucks to run on Neste MY Renewable Diesel and is reporting cleaner fuel filters, fewer maintenance problems and reductions in tailpipe emissions. Ecology is one of the largest trucking and transportation companies in the Western United States, providing services for transportation, heavy haul and oversize loads, and containers to and from the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach.

2018 92

BYD unveils new electric airport GSE tow tractor models

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BYD tugs offer greater energy and productivity efficiencies as well as lower operating costs and easier maintenance, as compared to its diesel, gas or lead acid battery counterparts. BYD unveiled two new electric tow tractor models, or tugs, this month.

2018 117

Ryder begins taking delivery of 125 Chanje electric vans

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These initial 125 EVs will be maintained at Ryder’s state-of-the-art maintenance facilities within the California, New York, and Illinois markets where EV charging stations are being installed.

2017 85

Hyundai’s first mass-produced Tucson fuel cell vehicles arrive in Southern California; $499/month, including H2

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Under the Hyundai leasing program, approved lessees can drive Hyundai’s next-generation Tucson Fuel Cell for $499 per month, including unlimited free hydrogen refueling and “At Your Service” valet maintenance at no extra cost. The Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell will initially be offered to customers in the Los Angeles/Orange County region for a 36-month term at $499 per month, with $2,999 down.

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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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engines, the ISX12N features a new engine control module with improved durability, on-board diagnostics, an enhanced, maintenance-free three-way catalyst, and a closed crankcase ventilation system. Southern California Gas Co. SoCalGas) has launched the new SoCalGas Truck Loan Program.

2018 112

LA Metro to purchase up to 25 new BYD electric buses as part of $30M pilot project

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The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) Board of Directors approved a contract with BYD Motors for the manufacture and delivery of up to 25 new all-electric buses as part of a $30-million clean air bus technology pilot project. Metro will evaluate whether the new all-electric buses can reduce operating and maintenance costs and lower life cycle costs compared with Metro’s current fleet.

2013 88

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. Maven Gig vehicles are available for flat weekly rates that include the car, unlimited miles, insurance (minus deductibles) and maintenance. More than 100 Bolt EVs are available in Los Angeles and that number will double by the end of 2017.

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Nestlé Waters North America adds 155 new medium-duty propane autogas trucks to delivery fleet

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The new medium-duty delivery trucks, added to the company’s existing autogas fleet of 30 Ford trucks of the same model, will also help the company save on maintenance and fuel costs. The Nestlé Waters North America propane trucks are used to deliver product to its customers across the country including Los Angeles, San Francisco, Washington, D.C., Nestlé Waters North America is adding more than 150 medium-duty beverage delivery trucks fueled by propane autogas.

Antelope Valley Transit orders up to 85 electric buses from BYD; first US all-electric public transit fleet

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Safer Work Environment for Technicians: The electric batteries are safe, thermal runaway proof, non-toxic, and maintenance free. There are no diesel or diesel emission fluids needed for bus maintenance, providing a safer and healthier working environment for vehicle technicians.

2016 95

EIA: major utilities continue to increase spending on US electric distribution systems

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Annual spending on customer expenses and operations and maintenance by these utilities also increased slightly.

2018 78

GM Maven Gig expands to San Francisco

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The service will launch in Los Angeles later this year. Maven Gig members can reserve a Chevrolet Bolt EV for $229 per week plus taxes, which includes insurance (minus deductibles), maintenance, unlimited miles and free charging at EVGo stations for a limited time. GM’s Maven Gig ( earlier post ) is expanding its initial offering in San Diego to now include San Francisco.

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.

California Energy Commission awards >$6M for EV charging, H2 fueling and V2G

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Operations and maintenance for hydrogen fueling stations: Four grants totaling $1.2 million for the operation and maintenance of hydrogen refueling stations throughout the state. The approved recipients are Air Liquide Industrial, Mebtahi Station Services, CSU Los Angeles University Auxiliary Services, and H2 Frontier. The California Energy Commission approved three major alternative fuel infrastructure agenda items totaling more than $6 million.

2014 78

Study finds 55% of LA area commuters interested in ridesharing, but only 22% in Southland rideshare

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A study by the Mobile Source Air Pollution Reduction Review Committee (MSRC) in California found 55% of Los Angeles-area commuters are interested in ridesharing, however only 22% of commuters in the Southland currently rideshare or use alternative forms of transportation. Ridesharing helps save commuters money on gas and car-related expenses, such as routine maintenance and repair, and insurance premiums.

2013 77

ABB launches Terra multi-standard DC 50 kW fast charging station 53 with CCS support

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Terra 53’s smart connectivity allows remote monitoring, pro-active maintenance and functional upgrades providing customers with the tools necessary to gather customer specific usage statistics and reports. ABB was the first company to demonstrate a working prototype of the CCS standard at EV26 in Los Angeles and at eCarTec in Munich in 2012.

2013 80

California Energy Commission selects 16 hydrogen station projects for up to $33.4M in funding

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The solicitation offered funding for both capital expense grants and operation and maintenance (O&M) grants. Shell currently operates two hydrogen refueling stations in California, both located in Los Angeles. The California Energy Commission (CEC) has selected 15 new main hydrogen retail station projects for up to $31.7 million in combined funding, as well as one connector station project for up to $1.5 million in fund.

2017 60

DOE awards $2.4M to hydrogen refueling projects

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California State University and Los Angeles Auxiliary Services, Inc. This project will collect data from hydrogen refueling architecture deployed at California State University - Los Angeles. The research team will collect data on station operation, maintenance, repair and energy consumption. The US Department of Energy (DOE) is awarding $2.4

2012 85

ABB launches Terra 53 DC fast charger in NA; SAE Combo and CHAdeMO

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The Terra 53’s smart connectivity also allows remote monitoring, pro-active maintenance and functional upgrades, providing charging service providers with the tools necessary to gather detailed usage statistics and reports, as well as manage the status of each charger location in real-time. ABB was the first company to demonstrate a working prototype of the SAE Combo standard at EVS26 in Los Angeles, and at eCarTec in Munich in 2012.

2013 94

8 automakers to demonstrate DC fast charging with Combined Charging System at EVS26

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Eight global automakers will participate in a charging display and will demonstrate a harmonized single-port DC-fast charging technology at the upcoming EVS26 event in Los Angeles. Combined Charging System – Plug for DC-charging up to 100kW. Click to enlarge.

2012 141

Ryder and Staples to use compressed natural gas tractors in Southern California

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The project includes 202 natural gas vehicles, upgrades to three maintenance facilities for the proper servicing of natural gas vehicles, and the construction of two fueling stations. The CNG tractors will be used to transport inventory to Staples stores in Los Angeles, Orange County, San Diego, and the Inland Empire, and will be serviced out of Ryder’s network of natural gas compliant maintenance facilities in Southern California. Ryder System, Inc.

2011 71

Hyundai announces two more ways to get into an IONIQ Electric: ad-based car sharing and subscription ownership

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Under the “Ioniq Unlimited” electric vehicle subscription-based ownership experience, IONIQ Electric shoppers will be able to select one fixed payment that includes unlimited mileage, electric charging costs, scheduled maintenance, wear items and all typical purchase fees such as registration.

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UPS collaborating with Workhorse to deploy 50 electric trucks; rivaling acquisition cost of conventional; no subsidies

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—Carlton Rose, President, Global Fleet Maintenance and Engineering for UPS. UPS will test the vehicles primarily on urban routes across the country, including Atlanta, Dallas and Los Angeles.

2018 101

SCAQMD launches US’ largest zero-emission commercial lawn mower demonstration program in San Bernardino

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SCAQMD is the air pollution control agency for Orange County and major portions of Los Angeles, San Bernardino and Riverside counties. However, considering the cost savings in gas and maintenance, the electric mowers could pay back the cost differential in about two years.

2015 77

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. The demonstration vehicles include tree maintenance trucks and a telephone pole installation truck.

2012 83

Sumitomo and US Hybrid partnering to grow hydrogen fuel cell business for commercial vehicles and mass transit

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The integrated power plant simplifies vehicle integration and is compatible with existing J1939 vehicle diagnostics, further simplifying the service and maintenance of fuel cell engines.

2016 78

DOE awarding >$24M to 77 projects through Technology Commercialization Fund

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Industry-Informed Physics-Based Monitoring for Asset Management and Maintenance Optimization, $500,000 Electric Power Research Institute, Palo Alto, Calif. Instrumentation to Provide Realistic Training Exercises for Radiation Protection at Nuclear Facilities, $750,000 Argon Electronics (UK) LTD, Luton, UK LLNL Composite Sorbents: Enabling Economical Biomethane Production, $500,000 SoCalGas, Los Angeles, Calif. Los Alamos National Laboratory.

2019 84

Toyota to provide financial assistance to FirstElement for construction of H2 refueling network in California

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FE) to support the long-term operation and maintenance expenses of new hydrogen refueling stations in California. FirstElement was selected by the California Energy Commission for a proposed award of $2,902,000 to construct two 100% renewable refueling stations in Los Angeles, and $24,667,000 for 17 stations in other key locations in California.

2014 85

Mitsubishi to debut eight xEVs in next five years: hybrids, plug-in hybrids, EVs

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The company displayed a plug-in hybrid crossover concept vehicle, called the PX-MiEV, at the Los Angeles Auto Show in 2009. by Jack Rosebro. Mitsubishi will introduce 8 xEVs by FY 2015. Click to enlarge.

2011 123

Joint CEC, CARB annual report details progress in build-out of hydrogen refueling infrastructure

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Combined with two additional California Air Resources Board-funded stations that are open non-retail (in Harbor City and at California State University, Los Angeles (CSULA)), California’s hydrogen refueling station network comprises 50 stations.

2017 78

BNSF Railway and Vehicle Projects Demonstrate Experimental Hydrogen Fuelcell Hybrid Switch Locomotive

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a developer of large fuelcell vehicles such as mine loaders and mine locomotives, unveiled an operational hydrogen fuelcell hybrid switch locomotive at BNSF’s Topeka System Maintenance Terminal. The BNSF FuelCell-Hybrid Switch Locomotive for the Los Angeles Basin (March 2009).

2009 85

Clean Energy wins $10M, multi-year transit deal with New Jersey Transit

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The procurement includes rebuilding a large compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station, as well as additional garage modifications and the repair and maintenance of facilities through 2020. Clean Energy also recently signed other agreements across the transit, refuse and trucking markets, including the construction of new stations and extended maintenance and fueling contracts. Clean Energy customer MV Transportation was awarded a CNG bus contract with Los Angeles World Airports.

Foss Maritime and Aspin Kemp receive US patent for hybrid marine propulsion and energy management system used in harbor tugs

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The hybrid propulsion and energy management system has been proven to significantly reduce emissions, fuel consumption and equipment maintenance for marine vessels.

2012 106

ARB Chair Mary Nichols, CA officials leading hydrogen fuel cell vehicle rally from LA to Sacramento

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California Air Resources Board (ARB) Chair Mary Nichols today is leading a rally of hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles with Energy Commissioner Janea Scott and Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) Deputy Director Tyson Eckerle on a 400-mile journey from Los Angeles to ARB headquarters in Sacramento in celebration of Earth Day.

New Flyer unveils next generation of electric Xcelsior CHARGE transit bus; LA Metro contracts for up to 100 units

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The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LACMTA or LA Metro) has awarded New Flyer of America a contract for up to 100 Xcelsior battery-electric, zero-emission, 60-foot heavy-duty transit buses. These buses offer up to US$400,000 in energy savings and up to US$125,000 in maintenance savings over a 12-year life span, and can travel up to 230 miles on a single charge (with a 480 kWh pack, based on FTA Altoona Test Protocol).

2017 65

Hyundai launches new subscription program for Ioniq Electric

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Scheduled maintenance. All service, maintenance and wear items on the Ioniq Electric are also included during the first 50,000 miles, further enhancing the worry-free experience. The Ioniq Electric initially will be available to Los Angeles/Orange/Riverside county residents only, expanding to Northern California and San Diego later this year. Hyundai Motor America launched its new “Ioniq Unlimited+” electric vehicle subscription program for California residents.

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