Archive Tag: Transportation

UCLA’s efforts to fight air pollution in Los Angeles were featured in a UCLA-sponsored segment aired on ABC7. The segment showcased UCLA’s extensive work with the City of Santa Monica to implement sustainable policies and technologies, and highlighted how the UCLA Smart Grid Energy Research Center and the UCLA Luskin Center for Innovation were instrumental in the development of the City’s electric vehicle infrastructure. 

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Sean Hecht, co-executive director of the Emmett Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at UCLA Law, was quoted in a Washington Post story about the backlash Toyota received in response to its decision to support the Trump administration’s efforts to strip California of its ability to set fuel-efficiency standards stricter than the federal government.

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By integrating laboratory-made experiments with computer simulation studies, materials scientists from UCLA and Johns Hopkins University made a major leap in potentially increasing the durability of fuel cells. Fuel cells convert chemical energy into electricity and offer promise as a clean alternative fuel replacement for cars.

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The San Diego Union-Tribune reported that the San Diego County Board Supervisors voted unanimously to implement a state-funded rebate program for electric vehicles. The program, “Clean Cars 4 All,” provides between $5,000 and $10,000 in rebates for low-income drivers to purchase electric vehicles. The San Diego Union-Tribune referenced a report published earlier this month by UCLA’s Luskin Center for Innovation, stating that the South Coast district’s “…outreach effort has helped people replace more than 2,000 vehicles since the program began.”

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