December 15: Clean Cities Natural Gas Vehicle Webinar

The U.S. Department of Energy Clean Cities Program is hosting a natural gas vehicle webinar on December 15, 2015 at 10 a.m. Webinar Series on Natural Gas Vehicles: Role of Government – Policymaking and Strategy Process This webinar looks at the policy choices that have led to success (or lack thereof) of natural gas vehicle[…]

Natural Gas Vehicle Webinar: Technology, Best Strategies, and Lessons Learned

Attend the Upcoming Clean Cities Natural Gas Vehicle Webinar November 20, 2014 at 10: a.m. PST This Clean Cities program webinar elaborates first on successful past technology choices and then suggests future technological pathways that can be taken for the United States to expand its use of NGVs, focusing on lessons learned from experiences in[…]

Westport Develops New Natural Gas System for Medium-Duty Truck Engines

Westport Innovations introduced a new enhanced spark-ignited (ESI) natural gas system. This new technology is reported to provide 10% improvements in power and torque over base diesel engines and reaches comparable fuel economy.  Additionally, the ESI natural gas system provides up to 40% brake thermal efficiency compared to the 25-30% brake thermal efficiency of a[…]

California and San Diego Reach EV Milestones

According to the Plug-In Electric Vehicle Collaborative (PEVC) zero-emission vehicle (ZEV) sales in California have surpassed 100,000.   PEVC and the California Air Resources Board (CARB) have been keeping track of the number of ZEVs sold in the state since December 2010.  This milestone positions California closer to reaching Governor Jerry Brown’s goal of 1.5 million[…]

Hydrogen Road Map Progress Report Webinar – September 15

Hydrogen Progress, Priorities and Opportunities (HyPPO) Report Join the California Fuel Fell Partnership (CaFCP) for a progress report on A California Road Map: The Commercialization of Hydrogen Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles that established the framework for bringing FCEVs to the commercial market in California. This webinar is offered in conjunction with the recent publication of 2014[…]

What Influences Consumer Vehicle Purchasing Decisions?

A recent consumer survey by the Fuels Institute, a non-partisan think tank founded by the National Association of Convenience Stores, found that for consumers, fuel economy is the largest deciding factor when it comes to buying gasoline or alternative fuel vehicles (AFVs).  Additionally, the cost of the vehicle plays a huge role in a consumer’s[…]

Clean Cities Round-Table Workshop: Fueling Conversation Today to Refuel California

Tuesday August 12, 2014- San Diego Clean Cities Coalition (SDRCCC) held a workshop, “Low Carbon Fuels Round-Table Discussion” downtown at the World Resource Simulation Center (SimCenter). This month’s interactive workshop combined presentations and small group discussions to go in-depth on barriers and solutions to increase deployment of low carbon fuels. The fuel types and vehicle[…]

Transpower Develops CNG E-Hybrid Modifications

San Diego-based TransPower develops power control and vehicle conversion technology to improve efficiency and reduce fossil fuel consumption. A main goal for TransPower is to optimize the performance of the engine. TransPower’s CNG hybrid work has recently received support from the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) and the California Energy Commission (CEC). Leveraging[…]