• LAEDC Signs MOU with Coast to Coast e-Mobility

    17 February 2015
    Comments are off for this post

    Lawren Markle, LAEDC signs MOU, signalling greater cooperation between LAEDC and Coast to Coast e-Mobility.

    The signing took place at the Global Clean Port Summit in San Pedro, Friday, February 13, 2015.

    More information about Coast to Coast e-Mobility, a Dutch and American endeavor, can be found here.

    Continue Reading
  • Cal State LA Hydrogen Station Becomes 1st in CA to be Certified to Sell Fuel to Public

    30 January 2015
    Comments are off for this post





    Cal State L.A. hydrogen station becomes first in California to be certified to sell fuel to the public

    The facility is helping the state become a national leader in zero emission vehicles

    an Audi fueling up at the CSULA hydrogen station facility.

    Los Angeles—The Cal State L.A. Hydrogen Research and Fueling Facility has become the first station in California to be certified to sell fuel to the public.

    The facility recently passed a rigorous state performance evaluation and can now begin selling hydrogen by the kilogram to drivers of fuel cell vehicles.

    “This is a milestone in the commercialization of hydrogen in preparation for the next generation of electric vehicles that will be powered by hydrogen,” said Michael Dray, technical operations manager at the fueling facility. “It’s equivalent to getting the first sticker from the state government to sell gasoline by the gallon.”

    Governor Jerry Brown’s office informed the university on January 8 that the fueling facility had received the certification, known as California Type Approval. The state is leading the effort to develop such facilities and has allocated $200 million during the next decade to further the construction of a hydrogen-fueling network across California.

    The Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) said the hydrogen station’s certification “demonstrates that close coordination between government and industry can enable a seamless and fair consumer experience for this critical technology.”

    “GO-Biz commends the entire team at Cal State L.A. for their work to advance the commercial success of hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles,” said Tyson Eckerle, zero emission vehicle infrastructure project manager for GO-Biz.

    Opened last May, the fueling station at Cal State L.A. is the largest such facility on a university campus in the United States and produces hydrogen on site. The station is capable of using renewable sources such as solar and wind power for hydrogen production.

    Continue Reading
  • California Advanced Transportation News, January Roundup

    30 January 2015
    Comments are off for this post

    Local companies and State of California funding news top this roundup of California’s advanced transportation news for late January. If your organization has advanced transportation news or events it would like to share, please send them to the Advanced Transportation Center editor.

    AeroVironment’s new TurboDock modular commercial charging station

    California Approves $12 Million for Alt-Fuel Projects

    California offers grants to build a center for alternative fuels


    photo courtesy of Connected Car Expo (2014)

    Third Annual Event Nov. 17, 2015, in Conjunction with LA Auto Show

    Custom Zero Motorcycle Concept Goes From Sketch To Road

    Another Kinkisharyo light rail vehicle begins testing on the Green Line

    Luskin Center Receives California Energy Commission Grants for Clean Transportation and Energy Planning

    NRG eVgo charging network experiencing rapid growth, has big expansion plans

    Little-known agency keeps commuter rail network on track

    Bosch Opens eBike Headquarters In Irvine, California

    Effectiveness of state’s ‘parking cash-out’ program is unclear

    City of Mountain View deploys shuttle buses with Motiv electric powertrains

    California Commute: Cheap gas may not lead to drop in transit ridership, experts say

    Gogoro: Take a ‘Roman Holiday’ on an Environmentally Friendly Electric Smartscooter

    Ford Opens New R&D Facility In Silicon Valley

    Watch How Metro Will Build Subway Stations Under Wilshire

    GREEN21: Greening for the 21st Century, Senator Carol Liu, District 25 Report on Sustainability, Green Economy

    Continue Reading
  • Opportunity: Ford, RecoveryPark Partners in Next Challenge Lighting Competition

    26 January 2015
    Comments are off for this post


    The Next Challenge: Lighting will spur the development of innovative energy technology solutions and identify ground-breaking opportunities to drive product differentiation. For complete details and information, go to: http://www.nextenergy.org/nextchallenge/

    The NextChallenge: Lighting is a global innovation challenge developed to identify advanced lighting technology ideas, concepts and intellectual properties. In partnership with Ford Motor Company and RecoveryPark, NextChallenge: Lighting is aimed at driving innovation, energy savings and economic development.

    For each challenge, winners will be awarded up to $80,000 in cash and/or in-kind support to further development and demonstration for the selected innovation(s).

    • Michigan-based applicants may be eligible for up to $80,000 in cash and/or in-kind support
    • Non Michigan-based applicants may be eligible for up to $40,000 in cash and/or in-kind support, or more depending on the interest of the industry partner.

    This is your opportunity to unleash your innovative solutions and build relationships with industry partners. Be a part of tomorrow’s energy solutions and apply today!


    Request for solutions (RFS) issued November 19, 2014
    Webinar – details and registration here. February 5,  2015
    RFS responses due by 11:59 p.m. EST via online portal March 6, 2015
    Reviewing process March – April 2015
    Semi-finalists notified April 2015
    Innovation pitch days April 2015
    Finalists notified May 2015

    ford_home_logoFord Motor Company is seeking to identify new, innovative automotive lighting ideas that can be incorporated into its products that help add value and product differentiation to its portfolio for the benefit of their customers. The goal is to spur the development of advanced lighting solutions and identify highly innovative opportunities for Ford Motor Company that will drive product differentiation, energy savings and technology innovation. Solutions should address one or more of the following technology breakthroughs or concepts:

    • Feather weighting
    • Design for manufacture
    • Interior lighting
    • Structural lighting
    • Lifecycle

    Headquartered in Dearborn, MI, Ford Motor Company focuses on developing vehicles that deliver exceptional value to its customers across global markets. Apply here.

    recoverypark_home_logo  RecoveryPark, a major urban farming operation located in Detroit, is seeking to identify new, innovative lighting ideas that will optimize agricultural lighting systems for greenhouses to increase agricultural yields while maximizing energy efficiency. The goal is to spur the development of advanced lighting solutions and identify highly innovative opportunities for RecoveryPark that will increase its capacity to meet growing demand by driving sustainable urban agricultural production, job creation, energy savings and technology innovation. Solutions should address one or more of the following technology breakthroughs and corresponding benefits:

    • Lighting spectrum
    • Lighting augmentation/supplementation
    • Localized lighting control
    • Daylight reflectors and/or advanced optics
    • LED daylight emulators
    • Direct current (DC) distribution systems integrated with solar systems and low current lighting
    • System approach solutions

    Located in Detroit, RecoveryPark is a collaborative initiative to create economic renewal by utilizing unused urban space for high-tech agriculture based businesses. Apply here.

    Continue Reading
  • California: Advanced Transportation Headlines – January 2015

    23 January 2015
    Comments are off for this post

    Check out our Advanced Transportation Center News pages often, where we will keep you up to date on the latest advanced transportation headlines: news, commentary, information about innovations, policies, and milestones in the industry. Topics may be grouped by World, National, and California news, as wells as updates pertaining to vehicle manufacturers. All links go directly to the media source.

    California Approves $12 Million for Alt-Fuel Projects

    Another Kinkisharyo light rail vehicle begins testing on the Green Line

    California Commute Cheap gas may not lead to drop in transit ridership, experts say


    Take a ‘Roman Holiday’ on an Environmentally Friendly Electric Smartscooter

    REPORT: GREEN21: Greening for the 21st Century

    SCHOLARSHIPS: California Transportation Foundation 

    From the CTF website: 

    Since its founding in 1988, The California Transportation Foundation (CTF) has awarded $784,270 in scholarships through November 2014. To qualify for CTF scholarships, recipients must be intent on a career in transportation and be U.S. citizens, permanent residents or documented, international students.  Each scholarship has additional qualifications…


    Continue Reading
  • CalState LA featured in DOE Article on Rollout of Fuel Cell Vehicles

    29 December 2014
    Comments are off for this post
    CalState LA

    Source: Department of Energy

    “Fuel cell electric vehicles are now available in the United States!  Offering completely zero emissions, these passenger vehicles have the driving range, ease of refueling, and performance of today’s gasoline vehicle. Originally used for space applications, fuel cells work like batteries, but they do not run down or need recharging. They produce electricity and heat as long as fuel is supplied.  Fuel cells produce electrical power without any combustion or carbon emissions and operate on fuels like hydrogen, natural gas, and propane.” – Department of Energy, view the rest of the article here.

    Continue Reading
  • CA Advanced Transportation News Roundup – November

    5 December 2014
    Comments are off for this post

    Our News page is where we will be posting news and information regarding CA Advanced Transportation news and Alternative Fuels innovations. Be sure to check posts categorized as National and World news for information with a broader focus. If you are looking for information regarding funding and grant opportunities, please go to our Funding Opportunities page.

    AmeriTram photo courtesy of Kinkisharyo

    • Kinkisharyo inks deal to build light rail cars in the county

    • Southern Calif. PD Adds Zero’s EV Motorcycles
    • Honda Funding Hydrogen Fuel Stations in California
    • Uh, Oh, Here Comes Honda With $13.8 Million For FCEV Hydrogen Stations In California
    • Committed to sustainability: Foothill Transit Park & Ride implements environmentally friendly initiatives
    • USABC awards funding for stop-start applications, improved electrolytes
    • California considers lifting ban on utilities owning EVSE
    • PG&E Unveils PHEV Class 5 Bucket Trucks, Sustainability Initiatives
    • Los Angeles Air Force Base Using 42 EVs For V2G Demonstration

    Airmen from Los Angeles Air Force Base learn how to use charging equipment for the base’s new electric vehicle fleet during a training demo Oct. 31, 2014, in El Segundo, Calif. When not in use, the vehicle’s batteries can switch charging direction and feed their energy back to the base’s power grid. (U.S. Air Force photo/Sarah Corrice)

    • VIA Motors eREV Van Gets EPA Approval
    • Greener Truck Exhaust System Takes Top Global Cleantech Honors
    • Beet ethanol demonstration project to begin next month
    • Nestle Deploys Propane Autogas Delivery Trucks in L.A.
    • Jay Leno Rides The Lightning Motorcycles LS-218
    • Quick Drive: The Harley-Davidson LiveWire
    Continue Reading
  • 2014 Connected Car-LA Auto Show News

    5 December 2014
    Comments are off for this post

    In case you missed this year’s Auto Show at the Los Angeles Convention Center, you can catch up on the Connected Car Expo speakers, vehicle debuts, and more by going to the stories we linked to below. There’s a lot to watch on the site. You can watch and listen to the entire conference, including  and interview with President & CEO of Volvo, Håkan Samuelsson, and keynote speaker, Peter Schwartz at the following link  :

    photo courtesy of Connected Car Expo / Los Angeles Auto Show.

    Panel Recap: The Pros & Cons of Connected Autonomy

    LA Auto Show in the News:

    LA Auto Show 2014: BMW’s i3 named Green Car of the Year

    Government Fleet: 2014 L.A. Auto Show Press Day Impressions

    Audi prologue Coupe Debuts In LA

    Why The Hydrogen Fuel Cell Range Advantage Doesn’t Matter

    2015 Chevrolet Cruze Offers More Connectivity

    Toyota Discusses Fleet Strategy for Fuel Cell Vehicle

    Automakers respond to tough questions about fuel cells

    Toyota North America CEO Jim Lentz – Connected Buyers Want Connected Cars

    Audi Considering Plug-In Hybrid Version Of R8 Sports-Car, In Addition To 100% Electric Version

    Toyota partners with Air Liquide to develop hydrogen fueling stations for new Mirai sedan

    Toyota To Lose $100,000 On Every Hydrogen FCV Sold?

    BMW i5 Could Be Powered By Toyota Hydrogen Tech

    Next-Gen Volt Gains User-Friendly Charging Features

    Hyundai Has An Answer For Fuel Cell EV Haters…Make That 10 Answers

    Is the 2016 Toyota Mirai the Car of the Future?

    MINI Debuts Electric Scooter Instead Of Electric Car

    2016 Chevy Volt Front End Peeks Out

    Audi A7 h-tron Is A High Performance Hydrogen Car

    Continue Reading
  • Next-gen battery pack testing: AeroVironment launches the AV-900 EX

    11 November 2014
    Comments are off for this post

    View this article on Charged Electric Vehicles Magazine here.

    Continue Reading