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San Diego utility adds education to electric-car charging stations

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San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) is the latest electric utility to support the expansion of electric-car charging infrastructure. California electric utilities plug-in cars charging San Diego charging infrastructureBut the Southern California utility won't just build charging stations for plug-in hybrids and battery-electric vehicles. It also plans to invest $7.5 million over the next five years into an education campaign.

San Diego Car2Go car-sharing service drops electric Smarts for gasoline models

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When Car2Go launched its car-sharing service in San Diego about five years ago, its entire fleet was composed of electric cars. It was a move that made San Diego officials smile, as the city is undertaking an ambitious plan to cut carbon emissions. California Car Sharing car2go plug-in cars San DiegoBut now Car2Go is withdrawing the fleet of Smart Fortwo Electric Drive city cars, and replacing them.

Tesla Superchargers Now Allow San Diego-To-Vancouver Electric Car Trips

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Their cars'' GPS systems confirmed that the corridor of Tesla Supercharger DC fast-charging stations along Interstate 5 from San Diego, California, to Vancouver, Canada, was now complete. Can you drive from the Mexican border to the Canadian border for free? On Saturday, Tesla Model S drivers woke to find that radical idea was now a reality.

London electric buses, Car2Go San Diego, Updated NY Auto Show preview: Today's car news

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Today, London takes delivery of five electric double-decker buses, Car2Go pulls electric cars from San Diego, and more new green cars debuting at the 2016 New York Auto Show. Car2Go will replace its San Diego fleet of electric Smart Fortwo city cars with gasoline models, owing to lack of charging. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Today in Car News

San Diego collaboration launches Smart City San Diego clean energy project; EV infrastructure plan

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A collaboration including the city of San Diego (CA), San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E), GE, UC San Diego and CleanTECH San Diego launched Smart City San Diego to develop and implement local initiatives that will improve the San Diego region’s energy independence, empower consumers, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and drive economic growth. Deliver economic growth for San Diego.

San Diego: Car2Go's Choice For First All-Electric Car Share Service

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The City of San Diego has become the first city in North America to offer an all-electric car sharing network, thanks to Car2Go. A subsiduary of Daimler North America Corporation, the owners of Smart, Car2Go will allow San Diego A fleet of more than 300 all-electric Smart ForTwo Electric Drives were present at the November 18 launch event.

San Diego Dealer First To Sell Coda Electric Car; Four More To Follow

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The long-awaited Coda electric sedan finally has its first confirmed dealership, located in San Diego, California. Brown Auto Center in the heart of San Diego is expected to be the first retailer to sell the 2012 Coda Sedan, when deliveries commence this year. Marvin K. According to Automotive News, the dealership is set to open to the public in

San Diego Gets Smart, Hosts 100% Electric Car Sharing Scheme

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The City of San Diego has just become the first North American city to host a carsharing scheme made up entirely of tiny two-seat electric cars. City car-sharing schemes have become more popular in recent years as the cost of owning a car rockets, but until now they’ve focused on traditional gasoline-engined cars. Not any more. Ran by

car2go launches North America’s first all-electric carsharing network in San Diego

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LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Daimler North America Corporation, and the City of San Diego officially launched North America’s first all-electric carsharing network. San Diegans will now have access to the car2go network of electric vehicles 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

San Diego electric car club social invites public to drive the Tesla Model S

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The San Diego event will be held on Saturday, 9 November from 11 am-5pm in Balboa Park. The Tesla Model S will be featured in a series of Electric Car Guest. Drives hosted by the EV Quorum car club. In a single afternoon, participants can drive six different electric. cars including the Tesla Model S. Participants who become members of EV Quorum are eligible to drive any. of the electric cars on display. There is no charge for guests although.

90 kW solar-to-EV project in San Diego Zoo completed

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Smart City San Diego and City of San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders unveiled the completed Smart City San Diego Solar-to-EV Project—a 90kW solar photovoltaic canopy that directly charges up to 5 electric vehicles (EVs) in the San Diego Zoo parking lot. Smart City San Diego is a collaboration that combines the resources of San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E), City of San Diego, GE, UC San Diego and CleanTECH San Diego.

Aptera Ditches San Diego As Home of Electric Car Factory, Blames Economics

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Remember Aptera, the plucky San Diego firm responsible for the three wheeled Aptera 2e electric car which resembles an airplane but is technically a motorcycle? After the firm lost out in last year’s Progressive Insurance Automotive X-Prize it went mysteriously silent, save for the occasional newsletter assuring its potential customers that

First Two 2011 Nissan LEAF Road Trips: Fontana To San Diego

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Tackling the highways heading South to San Diego their only break in progress was for a 90-minute Level 2 charge 111 miles from a full charge. That's the impressive figure attained by not one but two MyNissanLeaf forum members, leafme and Randy on their first journey home having picked up their respective LEAFs from Fontana Nissan in California.

San Diego begins using Neste renewable diesel in city fleet

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The city of San Diego, California has begun using Neste renewable diesel in its vehicle fleet. San Diego joins other California fleets including the City of San Francisco, City of Oakland, City of Walnut Creek, City of Carlsbad, and County of Sacramento in using Neste renewable diesel.

Will San Diego Go Back To The Future With New 'Electriquettes'?

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If you lived in San Diego at the time, the sight of an Electriquette silently whirring past may have been quite familar. Wicker might not be your first choice of construction material when designing a vehicle, but the world was a very different place in 1915. The wicker-bodied electric vehicles were designed to parade around the Panama-California

San Diego MTS deploys 77 propane buses; Ford F-550 and E-450 chassis with ROUSH fuel systems

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The San Diego Metropolitan Transit System (MTS) rolled out its new fleet of 77 buses fueled by propane autogas. The alternatively fueled buses will help the agency reduce its operating costs, and will reduce emissions by 2 million pounds per year.

car2go pulls plug on car-sharing service in San Diego, Minneapolis/St. Paul

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Daimler’s car-sharing service car2go is suspending its operations in San Diego, California and in the Twin Cities of Minneapolis/St. In San Diego, car2go faced a lack of use, the company said. Paul, Minnesota. In the Twin Cities, the issue is the high state car rental taxation rates. car2go will continue to operate as normal in both locations until 31 December 2016, at which time all vehicles will be taken out of service and will no longer appear in the car2go app.

Efficient Drivetrains selected as part of $8.2M San Diego port electrification project

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EDI), a developer of high-efficiency hybrid and electric drivetrain solutions, was selected as a drivetrain provider and vehicle integrator for an electrification program driven by the San Diego Port Tenants Association ( SDPTA ). Also selected as part of the San Diego project were BYD and Transportation Power. The program ties into the Port of San Diego’s 2013 climate action plan, focused on improving air quality in the Port of San Diego and surrounding communities.

UC San Diego hires top robotics expert to lead Contextual Robotics Institute

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Henrik Christensen, one of the most influential robotics researchers in the world, is joining the University of California San Diego. He will direct the UC San Diego Contextual Robotics Institute and serve as a professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the Jacobs School of Engineering. UC San Diego officially launched the Contextual Robotics Institute in October 2015 at the second annual Contextual Robotics Forum.

San Diego region blackout and Cal ISO Outlook chart

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On Thursday afternoon, the San Diego, California region lost both major grid connections, resulting in loss of power for some 1.4 million customers of San Diego Gas and Electric, plus some consumers in Arizona and Mexico.

Tesla Motors road-tripping it from San Diego to Seattle with Supercharger corridor

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In celebration of the completion of the West Coast Corridor of the Tesla Supercharger Network, Tesla is heading out on a Model S drive from San Diego to Seattle on their first Supercharged trip up the West Coast.

Tesla's West Coast Supercharger Corridor opens for Model S road trips

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This is a continuous string of Supercharger stations from San Diego to the Canadian border, with enough stations in-between allowing Tesla Model S owners to Tesla Motors announced on Wednesday the opening of the West Coast Supercharger Corridor.

EPA, San Diego County Air District monitoring PM2.5 at San Ysidro border crossing

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The US EPA and San Diego County Air Pollution Control District (SDAPCD), in cooperation with US Customs and Border Protection and the US General Services Administration have installed a new air pollution monitor at the San Ysidro Port of Entry. The US-Mexico San Ysidro border crossing is the busiest land port of entry in the Western Hemisphere; on average, 50,000 cars and buses and 25,000 pedestrians cross the San Ysidro port of entry daily.

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First public SAE combo fast-charging station debuts in San Diego

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The first public charging station in the US to offer the SAE Combo-Charging fast charging system has opened at the Fashion Valley Mall in San Diego, CA. The new combined AC and DC charging, or combo, connector is accessible via a single charge port on the vehicle. Major automakers including GM, Ford, Chrysler, BMW, Daimler, Volkswagen, Audi and Porsche have announced they will adopt the SAE combo fast charge connector standard.

Researchers from Caltech and UC San Diego report very high performance catalysts to convert seed oils to olefins

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Researchers from Caltech and UC San Diego have developed a family of ruthenium-based metathesis catalysts that have shown exceptional activity in the conversion of seed oils to linear-chain olefins. In many cases, catalyst turnover numbers (TONs) of more than 100?,000 000 were achieved, at a catalyst loading of only 3 ppm. Remarkably, the most active catalyst system was able to achieve a TON of 340,000 at a catalyst loading of only 1 ppm.

Cummins Westport lands major transit fleet orders for natural gas engines from LA and San Diego

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In December 2012, the San Diego Metropolitan Transit System (SDMTS) announced the decision to purchase up to 350 Gillig 40-foot low floor buses and 118 New Flyer 60-foot low floor articulated buses, all powered with the CWI ISL G 8.9L. Cummins Westport Inc. CWI) is supplying engines for two of the largest natural gas transit fleet orders in North America to date, with combined orders of more than 900 ISL G engines.

San Diego Region To Get 2500 Charging Stations

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San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) has announced it will work with Electric Transportation Engineering Corp. eTec) and others on the roll-out of 1,500 public and commercial and 1000 home base charging points across the county, starting in four to six months. The group's goal is to prepare for sales of the compact 2011 Nissan Leaf electric

First Pre-Fab Charging Station Deployed in San Diego

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California has long led the way in terms of high-tech and green energy, so what better place than San Diego to demonstrate the first SunPod Plug-N-Go electric vehicle charging station? As the name suggests, the station is solar-powered and pre-fabricated, ready to use once it's set up. It's the ultimate in charging station convenience —

Volvo Cars to introduce 3-cylinder FWD PHEV in 2018, BEVs & 48V mild hybrid in 2019; Modular Electrification Platform

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Anderson was speaking at the SAE 2017 Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Technologies Symposium in San Diego. Volvo Cars will introduce a front-wheel drive (FWD), 3-cylinder engine variant of its Twin Engine plug-in hybrid electric vehicle system in 2018, followed by its first production battery-electric vehicles and a new 48V mild hybrid system in 2019, according to Mats Anderson, Senior Director of Electric Propulsion Systems.

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SG Biofuels to Expand Jatropha Research and Development Center in San Diego

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a bioenergy crop company focused on the development and production of elite seeds of Jatropha, plans to establish an advanced Jatropha research and development center located in San Diego, Calif. Our San Diego facilities will serve as the hub for SG Biofuels’ network of global crop improvement centers, bringing together the results of our sophisticated breeding and biotechnology efforts into a central, state-of-the-art development platform. SG Biofuels, Inc.,

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San Diego Regional Partnership to Develop Algal Biofuels; $10M Algae Prize Enters Due Diligence Phase

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Scientists from UC San Diego (UCSD), The Scripps Research Institute and other local research institutions, along with their industry counterparts, recently established the San Diego Center for Algae Biotechnology , or “SD-CAB.” million in economic output in the San Diego region, according to the SANDAG study. In a news conference yesterday at the UCSD campus, San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders and others declared their support for the partnership.

New San Diego Albertsons Using UTC Power Fuel Cell for Nearly 90% of its Electricity

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A new Albertsons supermarket in the San Diego, California community of Clairemont is generating nearly 90% of the electricity it needs with a PureCell 400 kW fuel cell from UTC Power, a United Technologies Corp. The PureCell 400 system uses a Fuel Processor (reformer) to reform natural gas to hydrogen to feed the Fuel Cell Stack. The project is estimated to cut carbon dioxide emissions by 478 metric tons each year compared to California non-baseload powerplants.

San Diego MTS Board approves two major CNG bus procurements with combined value of up to $343.4 million

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The San Diego Metropolitan Transit System Board of Directors recently voted to approve two major bus procurements: up to 350 Gillig 40-foot low-floor CNG buses and up to 165 New Flyer 60-foot low-floor articulated CNG buses through 2017. The total value of the contracts, if all options are exercised and future funding is available, is in excess of $343 million, inclusive of sales tax, licenses, fees and delivery.

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Environmental groups sue San Diego Association of Governments over $214B Regional Transportation/Sustainable Communities plan; first regional plan under SB 375

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The San Diego region is the first in California to produce a regional transportation plan with an SCS as required by SB 375, a new state law intended to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions through compact land-use and transportation planning.

Aptera Ditches San Diego As Home of Electric Car Factory, Blames Economics

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Remember Aptera, the plucky San Diego firm responsible for the three wheeled Aptera 2e electric car which resembles an airplane but is technically a motorcycle? After the firm lost out in last year’s Progressive Insurance Automotive X-Prize it went mysteriously silent, save for the occasional newsletter assuring its potential customers that

More Pixs from the "Kick Gas Festival" in San Diego, CA. Saturday, 24 October 2009

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Details to follow on Pixs from San Diego's "Kick Gas Festival" showing the PluginAmerica Booth with the "Spirit of DC" on Saturday, 24 October 2009.

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Is There Any Business Model For Public Electric-Car Charging? Plug-In 2013 Report

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That was one sobering question that came up during the Plug-In 2013 conference, held in San Diego last Monday through Thursday. Suppose there''s no way for businesses to make money on public electric-car charging stations--even with DC quick-charging? Then what? Almost three years after the first mass-produced electric cars went on sale in December

Toyota Offers Preliminary Findings From Technical Field Examination of Alleged Runaway Prius in San Diego

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At a press conference today, Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), USA, Inc. offered key preliminary findings of technical field examination and testing that were performed on 10-11 March regarding an alleged “runaway Prius” event that generated dramatic coverage by national news media. Toyota engineers completed an investigation of the 2008 Prius driven by James Sikes that was the subject of a 911 emergency call on Monday, 8 March.

Electric Car Fan Takes 2011 Leaf on 480 Mile Road Trip

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You have to go from San Diego, CA to Tucson, AZ, a distance of around 480 miles. With a variety of options available to you, which do you choose? Most people wouldn’t hesitate to book a flight, and some would even consider the train. But one electric car fan decided to make the trip in his 2011 Nissan Leaf, turning it into his own week-long

Better Battery-Control Software Could Double Charging Speed: Research

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New battery charge estimation algorithms developed by engineers at the University of California (UC), San Diego, are on the verge of vastly improve the capabilities of current lithium-ion batteries. The changes center around improving charging times, potentially allowing for batteries that charge twice as fast as those currently available