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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These 12 cities will buy only electric buses from 2025 on; more expected to join

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Mayors of London, Paris, Los Angeles, Copenhagen, Barcelona, Quito, Vancouver, Mexico City, Milan, Seattle, Auckland, and Cape Town all signed the C40 Fossil-Fuel-Free Streets Declaration, which. The mayors of 12 major cities from around the world have taken a landmark step to increase the use of zero-emission public transportation late last month.

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Flying first class on a single domestic round trip can contribute more greenhouse gas emissions than a year of driving

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Among these flights were the three most frequently flown routes in the United Sates (New York to Los Angeles, Los Angeles to San Francisco, and Chicago to New York); the shortest flight that is code shared with a major U.S. by Michael Sivak.

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To the four corners of the USA on an electric motorcycle

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Seattle, Los Angeles, Florida, and Maine: the four corners of the continental U.S. Those points are where I intend to ride my 2014 Zero SR electric motorcycle this summer. The summer road trip is a great tradition, and every year, electric vehicles shape up to be more road-trip-worthy than before. DON'T MISS: 'Kick Gas' Movie: Driving Across U.S. road trips electric motorcycles Zero Motorcycles

ChargePoint ranks US metro areas for EV friendliness; SF Bay Area still on top

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The San Francisco Bay Area (including San Francisco, Oakland and San Jose) led the nation, followed by Los Angeles, Seattle, San Diego and Honolulu. Although Los Angeles leads the nation in terms of registered EVs (nearly 57,000), the San Francisco Bay Area takes top billing after accounting for population differences (more than 48,000 EVs). Los Angeles, CA. Seattle, WA. Seattle, WA. Los Angeles, CA.

West Coast Mayors Form EV Consortium, Pledge Carbon Reductions

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As world leaders met this past week in Paris to discuss carbon reductions on a global scale, mayors of four large West Coast cities—Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, and Portland—met in Portland for a two-day summit and united to reduce carbon emissions on a regional level.

The ICCT: Nearly half of the world’s EVs are in 25 cities; China leads the way

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Nearly half of the world’s electric vehicles are in 25 cities, according to a new briefing by the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT). As of the end of 2017, these 25 cities were home to nearly 1.4 million of the world’s 3.1 million passenger electric vehicles.

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US average retail gasoline prices ended 2017 lower than they started

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West Coast (Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Seattle). On October 15, the Monday following the pipeline rupture, the retail price of gasoline in Seattle rose 9 cents/gal from the previous week’s value, Seattle’s largest weekly increase since mid-2015.

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IC Bus takes electric chargeE school bus on the road; partnership with Volkswagen Truck & Bus

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The national tour will include scheduled stops at trade shows, school visits, and local government events throughout the country, including locations in and around Sacramento, Seattle, San Francisco and Los Angeles, to provide customers with high-touch learning events with chargE.

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

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Electrify America also will continue to invest in these Cycle 1 metros: Boston, Chicago, Denver, Miami, New York City, Philadelphia, Portland, Seattle and Washington, DC.

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Nissan Announces Dates for US LEAF EV Tour

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The Nissan LEAF all-electric car will make its North American debut in Los Angeles on 13 Nov. The Los Angeles showing will be the first time people in the United States will be able to see the five-passenger, five-door, gasoline-free car, which is embarking on a nationwide tour. Los Angeles: Nov. Seattle: Dec.

Kenworth T680 fuel cell tractor on display at CES

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The T680 has been running trials in the Seattle area and performing very well. TTSI) at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach in Southern California.

APTA reports record public transportation usage in US in 2013; growth outpacing population and VMT growth

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Other heavy rail systems with increases in ridership for 2013 were in the following cities: Los Angeles, CA (4.8%); New York, NY (4.2%); and Cleveland, OH (2.9%). Growth in public transit ridership since 1995 has outpaced population and VMT growth. Data: APTA. Click to enlarge.

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INRIX: congestion costs each American 97 hours, $1,348 a year

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155 hours) ranked as the most congested two cities in the US—more than 15 hours per year more than the next most congested cities, Chicago (138 hours) and Seattle (138 hours). While famous for its congestion, Los Angeles’ (ranked fifth in impact; 128 hours lost in 2018) constant gridlock does not have the severity as the other top-ranked cities due to its sprawling geography and massive road network. 2,161), Seattle ($1,932), Chicago ($1,920) and New York City ($1,859).

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BMW i Ventures makes strategic investment in parking services company ZIRX

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ZIRX intends to eliminate the frustration that drivers face in parking in major urban markets such as New York, Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington D.C. The company has operations in New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Seattle and Washington, D.C. BMW Group has made a strategic investment in on-demand parking and car services company ZIRX through BMW’s venture capital entity, BMW i Ventures.

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Nissan installing more than 100 DC quick chargers at LEAF dealers in US

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This quick charging initiative follows a 24-dealer pilot program, which Nissan rolled out at dealerships in the markets of San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego, Sacramento and Seattle. As one example, Nissan of Downtown Los Angeles is averaging about 10 charging sessions per day at its quick charger. Nissan will support installation of more than 100 DC quick chargers at LEAF-certified dealers in 21 key markets nationwide.

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Valeo Cruise4U car sets off on 13,000-mile partially automated drive across US

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In partially automated driving mode, the trip will include stops in Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Seattle, Chicago, Detroit, Boston, New York, Miami, San Antonio and San Diego.

Mayor Menino Adds Boston

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Arlington, TX Austin, TX Baltimore, MD Boston, MA Boulder, CO Corpus Christi, TX Dallas, TX Denver, CO Fort Worth, TX Irvine, CA Los Angeles, CA Madison, WI Philadelphia, PA Salt Lake City, UT Seattle, WA Wenatchee, WA Become a Partner today. Boston joins in the Plug-In Campaign.

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TTI/INRIX study shows US traffic congestion back at pre-recession levels; average travel delay/commuter 2x that in 1982

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tops the list of gridlock-plagued cities, with 82 hours of delay per commuter, followed by Los Angeles (80 hours), San Francisco (78 hours), New York (74 hours), and San Jose (67 hours). Of these roads, six are in Los Angeles, two are in New York and the remaining two are in Chicago.

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Mayors of 12 major cities pledge to procure only zero-emission buses from 2025; major areas to be zero-emission by 2030

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The mayors of London, Paris, Los Angeles, Copenhagen, Barcelona, Quito, Vancouver, Mexico City, Milan, Seattle, Auckland and Cape Town have pledged to procure only zero-emission buses from 2025 and ensure that a major area of their city is zero emission by 2030.

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Vision Industries receives LOI from Total Transportation Services, Inc. to purchase 100 Class-8 hydrogen fuel cell trucks for about $27M

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TTSI operates full-service drayage, rail service and warehousing for full container and LCL Shipments from the Ports of Los Angeles/Long Beach, San Diego, Norfolk, and Seattle/Tacoma. The initial truck will perform typical drayage operations, hauling freight containers from port terminals in the Ports of Los Angles and Long Beach to rail yards and other distribution facilities. Vision Industries Corp.

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Los Angeles. Seattle. This summer has been a wild ride of festivals, terrific opening press and special event screenings across the country.

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TomTom launches Congestion Index based on traffic database; congestion levels in 57 cities in North America and Europe

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The report, initially covering 26 major cities in North America, finds Los Angeles to be the most congested city there. On average, journey times in Los Angeles take 33% longer than when traffic in the city is flowing freely and 77% longer during evening rush hour. The top ten most congested cities in North America, ranked by overall congestion level, between January and March 2012 were: Los Angeles, 33%. Seattle, 25%.

Top 15 Nissan LEAF markets in US in 2013

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Four of the top 15 markets are in California: San Francisco (1), Los Angeles (2), San Diego (7) and Sacramento (8). Another three are on the West Coast and in Hawaii: Seattle (4), Portland (5), and Honolulu (6). Los Angeles. Seattle.

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INRIX powers first on-street parking service in a production connected car

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Initially, the service is available in Germany (Berlin, Cologne, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Munich and Stuttgart), and in the US (Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia, Phoenix, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington, D.C.). INRIX, Inc. announced the availability of its On-Street Parking service in the new BMW 5 Series Sedan.

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BMW i Ventures makes strategic investment in electric bus company Proterra; part of $55M round

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Proterra will utilize the $55 million to increase production at its manufacturing facilities in South Carolina and Los Angeles, while also bolstering research and development efforts at the company's headquarters in Silicon Valley. Currently, the company has sold more than 400 vehicles to cities and communities in the US, including Seattle, Dallas, Nashville, San Jose, Philadelphia and Reno.

BMW i and EVgo expanding ChargeNow DC Fast program; 500 more fast chargers in US; no-cost DC and Level 2 for BMW i3 drivers

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At the Los Angeles Auto Show, BMW of North America announced, in cooperation with NRG EVgo, the expansion of the ChargeNow DC Fast program. Los Angeles, CA. Seattle, WA. Earlier post.) As part of its ongoing commitment to the growth of a robust public DC Fast charging infrastructure, BMW is supporting EVgo’s installation of an incremental 500 DC Fast Combo chargers, to benefit BMW i3 customers and all EV drivers in the US with DC Fast Combo charging capability.

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Electrify America to install 2,800 charging stations at workplaces and multi-unit dwellings across US

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Workplace and multi-unit dwelling charging stations will be installed in six California metropolitan areas—Fresno, Los Angeles, Sacramento, San Diego, San Francisco and San Jose—as well as in Boston, Chicago, Denver, Houston, Miami, New York City, Philadelphia, Portland, Raleigh, Seattle and Washington, DC.

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Zipcar to expand Zipvan cargo van service across North America

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Zipcar is launching the Zipvan service in Seattle, Los Angeles, Philadelphia and Portland, Oregon today, and will roll out the service to its remaining metro markets in North America over the next 12 months. Car-sharing network Zipcar, Inc. plans to expand the company’s Zipvan cargo van service across North America.

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

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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. The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will award $4.2 million in grant funding for clean diesel projects at six US ports.

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Proterra racks up 33 more orders for electric buses through FTA Low-No awards

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On the heels of completing one of the most rigorous performance tests in the industry, King County Metro Transit, serving the greater area of Seattle Washington, will now be able to electrify fully two routes using new funds from FTA’s Low-No Program for eight additional Proterra Catalyst vehicles.

Charge your electric car at Best Buy

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Level two, J1722-compliant charging stations will be installed at 12 Best Buy stores in Tucson, Arizona; Phoenix, Arizona; San Diego, California; Los Angeles, California; and Seattle, Washington. US electronics retailer Best Buy will soon offer charging stations after reaching an agreement with ECOtality, Inc.

APTA: public transportation ridership up 5% in first quarter 2012

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The ten light rail systems with the highest rates of growth were located in the following cities: Memphis, TN (45.7%); Salt Lake City, UT (34.1%); Seattle, WA – King County DOT (19.4%); Boston, MA (12.6%); Cleveland, OH (10.7%); Houston, TX (10.3%); Seattle, WA – Sound Transit (10.3%); Los Angeles, CA (9.9%); Sacramento, CA (8.5%); and St. Public transportation ridership rose 5% to nearly 2.7

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Ford names first markets for the Focus Electric

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Ford Motor Company has named the first markets that will sell the Focus Electric, Ford’s all-electric passenger car: Atlanta; Austin and Houston, Texas; Boston; Chicago; Denver; Detroit; Los Angeles; San Francisco; San Diego; New York; Orlando, Fla.; Seattle; and Washington, DC.

Enterprise Rent-A-Car to Begin Offering Electric Vehicles in US

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San Diego; Los Angeles; Portland, Ore.; and Seattle. Enterprise Rent-A-Car will begin a phased introduction of electric vehicles (EVs) at select offices throughout its neighborhood network of more than 5,000 US locations. Delivery of 500 Nissan LEAFs will begin in January 2011 and will continue throughout the year. In addition to the LEAFs, the company will offer customers electric vehicles from other manufacturers as they become available.

GE hosting electric vehicle experience tour

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Seattle, 15 March. Los Angeles, 17 March. GE will host an electric vehicle experience tour in seven US cities that will bring GE experts together with local businesses, industry leaders, and public sector stakeholders for educational workshops, test drives, and dialogue on the business case for EV ecosystems. GE has already committed to purchase 25,000 EVs by 2015 for its own fleet and for fleet customers.

Tesla expanding Supercharger network; boosting charging to 120 kW

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The accelerated rollout of the Tesla Supercharger network will see: Triple the number of Tesla Supercharger stations by the end of next month, including additional stations in California, coverage of the northwest region from Vancouver to Seattle to Portland, Austin to Dallas in Texas, Illinois and Colorado. It will also be possible to travel diagonally across the country from Los Angeles to New York using only the Tesla Supercharger network.

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ICCT-sponsored study of in-use testing of 3 Tier2-Bin5, CA LEV-II light-duty diesels finds wide variation of emissions against the limits

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The test plan covered a wide variety of topological, road and ambient conditions as well as traffic densities over three major urban areas along the West coast—San Diego, Los Angeles, and San Francisco.

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Ford opens limited reservations for 2012 Focus Electric; starting at $39,995

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The 19 launch markets include: Atlanta, Austin and Houston, Texas; Boston, Chicago, Denver, Detroit, Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego, New York, Orlando, Fla., Seattle, and Washington, DC. Ford has opened reservations for the 2012 Focus Electric, with a starting price of $39,995, including $795 in destination charges but before state and federal incentives.

Study finds cities can reduce CO2 more easily from residential conservation than transportation

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The 11 cities analyzed in the study are Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, Philadelphia, Phoenix, and Seattle. Los Angeles, by contrast, produces only 10.7 A new study by a team from the University of Pennsylvania and MIT suggests it will be easier for cities to reduce CO 2 emissions coming from residential energy use rather than from local transportation.

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DOE announces EcoCAR 2; focus on electric drive technology

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The schools that have been chosen to participate are: California State University, Los Angeles (Los Angeles, California). University of Washington (Seattle, Washington). EcoCar 2 Malibu. Click to enlarge.

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Most Hybrid Cities In America

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Polk & Company and showed the city was #3 in 2009, behind only Los Angeles and New York. Los Angeles. Seattle. Los Angeles ranked #2 in both categories.

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They join Founding Members from these cities: Arlington, TX, Baltimore, Boulder, Dallas, Denver, Fort Worth, Irvine, CA, Los Angeles, Memphis, Philadelphia, Seattle, San Francisco, and Wenatchee, WA.

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