Los Angeles launches New Mobility Challenge 2018

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For the second year running, Los Angeles is inviting innovative and environmentally-friendly entrepreneurs from around the world to push the envelope on urban mobility solutions from ride-sharing and zero-emission electric bikes and scooters to self-driving vehicles and flying cars. This year’s edition is also supported by The Los Angeles Department of Transportation, French Tech-Los Angeles, Starburst Accelerator, Fontinalis Partners, Trucks VC, and Autotech Ventures.

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.

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 estimated driving range when both electric and gasoline systems work together is up to 560 miles.

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

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Unveiled earlier this year ( earlier post ), Toyota Motor North America’s (TMNA) “Project Portal” fuel-cell-powered Class 8 truck proof-of-concept has completed more than 4,000 successful development miles, while progressively pulling drayage rated cargo weight, and emitting nothing but water vapor.

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.

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).

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. 6 miles) downwind. 790 km (174-491 miles). The total freeway length in Los Angeles is 1500 km (932 miles). Spatial pattern of PN concentration.

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 Los Angeles Police, Fire, General Services, and Water and Power departments will together lease the 160 BEVS. per mile for EVs vs. $0.37

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.

California Energy Commission awards more than $575,000 to support CNG school buses in Los Angeles area

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The award recipients are: Los Angeles Unified School District will receive $300,000 to install 30 single compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling units at the newly constructed San Julian Bus Lot. With more than 640,000 students the Los Angeles Unified School District is the second largest district in the nation. Its boundaries cover more than 720 square miles and include more than 1,000 schools.

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.

Give Me A #BreakFreeLA & Then Give Me 100% Renewables RIGHT NOW

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miles from the Exxon refinery but I’ve got brothers and sisters in communities in Carson, in Wilmington, in West Adams, in Inglewood, in San Pedro, in South L.A., Joe Galliani has been the Organizer of South Bay Los Angeles 350 Climate Action Group since 2009.

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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.

2017 Volkswagen e-Golf: 124 miles of range, more motor power, LA Auto Show debut

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Later this morning, the 2017 Volkswagen e-Golf will be unveiled at the second of two Los Angeles Auto Show media preview days. Los Angeles Auto Show plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV Along with the many updates made to other models in the 2017 Golf lineup, VW's electric car gets a 50-percent boost in battery capacity and a more powerful electric motor. The battery rises from 24.2 kilowatt-hours to 35.8.

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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. The F3DM (Dual Mode) sedans used in HACLA fleets can travel by electricity for 40 to 60 miles. 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

LA Auto Show electrics, no Volts, 1 billion Tesla miles: The Week in Reverse

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Los Angeles Auto ShowWhich company plans on introducing a new electric pickup and SUV? What car caused a ruckus when its manufacturer announced it would be discontinued? This is our look back at the Week In Reverse—right here at Green Car Reports—for the week ending November 30, 2018. This week was all about the 2018 LA Auto Show, with introductions and.

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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. A quick look at the specs reveals 220 miles of electric range courtesy of a a. Los Angeles Auto Show Future Cars plug-in carsLuxury electric cars: seems like everyone's doing them, doesn't it?

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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 kwh, improving the car's fairly paltry all-electric range from 15 to 18 miles. 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.

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Power Of One Solar Car Reaches Los Angeles After Breaking World Distance Record, Heading to Washington, DC

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Marcelo da Luz and his Power of One solar car ( earlier post ), recently arrived in Los Angeles after traveling more than 12,500 miles. In its journey to Los Angeles, it crossed the continental divide 8 times, traveled more than 1,200 miles on gravel roads, took on snow, ice, and the low angle of the Northern hemisphere during the wettest summer of the past 30 years.

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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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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The 2010 Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid vehicle (PHV) made its North American debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show. Using approximately 150 conventional hybrids (mostly Prius), the field test vehicles logged well over a million combined miles.

ToxicTown Torrance to Hold Public Forum on Chemical Threat

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They have been silent and impotent regarding the over 157 schools and hospitals located within a five mile radius of the JCI Jones “high risk” chemical plant here in Torrance.

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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. Future Cars plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Vehicle Testing Jaguar I-Pace

Greenius Goes All AB 811 Over Green Task Force

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Mark Greninger, the Geographic Information Officer for Los Angeles County got me very excited with his presentation following mine because he’s the guy responsible for the new, knock-your-socks off L.A.

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Toyota, Kenworth, POLA and CARB unveil next-gen heavy-duty fuel-cell truck; ZANZEFF

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Toyota, Kenworth, the Port of Los Angeles and the California Air Resources Board (CARB) unveiled the first of Toyota and Kenworth’s jointly developed fuel cell electric heavy-duty trucks during a special event held at the Port of Los Angeles.

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BYD electric bus logs 746 miles in 24h period

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The BYD bus traveled 746 miles (1,201 km) over the 24-hour period, operating in three shifts. Each shift logged between 240 and 256 miles (386 and 412 km) before recharging the battery. The bus traveled a total of 240 miles before its first battery charge—nearly 100 miles (161 km) more than BYD advertises and 30 miles (48 km) more than is needed to service an average transit route in the Antelope Valley.

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Toyota reveals second iteration of Class 8 hydrogen fuel cell truck: Project Portal 2.0; 300 miles per fill

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The new truck, known internally as “Beta,” expands on the capabilities of Toyota’s first Project Portal test vehicle by increasing the estimated range to more than 300 miles per fill.

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True Zero’s California hydrogen network hits 2M miles fueled mark; second 1M miles in 60 days

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True Zero , which operates the world’s largest network of hydrogen charging stations, has powered two-million miles of zero-emission driving on California roads 60 days after reaching its first million miles. By comparison, it took nine months for the company to reach the first million miles, reflecting the ramp up of fuel cell cars in California.

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Toyota and Kenworth collaborate to develop 10 hydrogen fuel-cell T680 trucks as part of ZANZEFF grant

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This collaboration is part of a $41-million Zero and Near-Zero Emissions Freight Facilities (ZANZEFF) grant preliminarily awarded by the California Air Resources Board (CARB), with the Port of Los Angeles as the prime applicant.

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Fuel Cell Equinox tops 100,000 miles in real-world driving

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One of General Motors’ fuel cell research vehicles recently passed a milestone for a hydrogen-powered vehicle, topping 100,000 miles (161,000 km) of real-world driving. To date, GM’s fuel cell test fleet has accumulated nearly 3 million miles (4.8 Todd Goldstein from GM’s Advanced Technology Demonstration Program was behind the wheel of the fuel cell vehicle when its odometer reached 100,000 miles.

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EVgo fast charges 40M miles of EV driving in US in 2017

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EVgo’s US network of DC fast chargers provided 40 million miles of electric driving in 2017; in 2016, the figure was 22 million EV miles. In addition, EVgo moved its headquarters to Los Angeles and increased its staff significantly, as the company continues to grow and expand its network, with a continued focus on customer service.

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True Zero fuels 1M hydrogen fuel cell vehicle miles in California

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Retail hydrogen-station operator True Zero reported that it has powered more than 1,000,000 zero-emission miles by fuel-cell vehicles. The achievement of a million miles comes as a result of automakers, including Toyota, Honda, Hyundai and Mercedes-Benz expanding their fuel-cell-vehicle programs. The True Zero Network of hydrogen-charging stations spans from Lake Tahoe, through the San Francisco area and down into Santa Barbara, Los Angeles and Orange Counties.

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Tesla Roadster Heads Out on 2,700 Mile Road Trip to NAIAS

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The journey will begin in Los Angeles and cover 2,700 miles arriving in Detroit at the end of the trip on January 8th. Starting on December 17th, the Tesla Roadster Sport will make an epic, cross country journey on its way to the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Michigan. The trip includes stops in numerous cities. The brief

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.

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Porsche Taycan specs, Faraday Future builds a car body, and Toyota Project Portal: Today's Car News

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fuel-cell semitruck heads to Los Angeles. The Porsche Taycan will boast 600 horsepower and more than 310 miles of Porsche teases the Taycan electric car's specifications. Faraday Future builds its first production car body. Toyota's Project Portal 2.0 And the results are in from our latest Twitter poll. All of this and more on Green Car Reports.

Volkswagen unveils I.D. EV concept; 1st MEB-based vehicle, to launch in 2020; up to 373 miles

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is driven by a 125 kW electric motor powered by a battery pack, and has a range of 400 - 600 km (249 - 373 miles) under European test conditions. At the Paris Motor Show, Volkswagen staged the world premiere of the I.D.,

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Tesla Passes 200 Supercharger Sites, Only 60 Percent In U.S.

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The Silicon Valley carmaker recently announced that its 200th Supercharger site is now open, in Oxnard, California--about 35 miles northwest of Los Angeles. Tesla Motors'' steadily-growing network of Supercharger DC fast-charging stations for its electric cars recently hit a significant milestone. The new station is located at The Collection at

Transportation details of LA Mayor’s proposed Green New Deal

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On Monday, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti released his version of a Green New Deal (LAGND). The LA Green New Deal seeks to “zero out” Los Angeles’ main sources of harmful emissions: buildings, transportation, electricity, and trash.

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Mercedes to debut two new green cars

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As the Los Angeles Motor Show inches ever closer, more announcements are being made about exciting new vehicles with a distinctly green theme that will debut at the event. The Mercedes Benz F-Cell meanwhile, has a range of around 240 miles and offers an equivalent fuel mileage of 86.6 city-highway combined miles per gallon when running on compressed hydrogen.

Plug-in Prius makes debut at LA Auto Show

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Based on the third-generation Prius, the 2010 Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid Vehicle made its North American debut yesterday at the Los Angeles Auto Show. Indeed when fully charged the vehicle can reach a maximum electric only range of 13 miles and is capable of 60mph while in electric only mode.

Startup Thor Trucks announces its ET-One electric Class 8 tractor prototype

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Los Angeles-based startup Thor Trucks announced its electric Class 8 tractor “semi-prototype” ET-One, with 80,000 pound carrying capacity. ET-One is targeted at short-haul markets where daily miles traveled rarely exceed 250.

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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.

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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.