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e4Mobility Newsletter 7.17.2014

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July 19, 2014 – Glendale Cruise Night–stop by and visit us for all things advanced transportation.  This is a great event if you’ve never been.  Find out more detailshere.
July 22, 2014 – Webinar: Community Microgrids: Creating a Resilient Power System with New Utility Business Opportunities.  Register here.

July 29, 2014 – Webinar: Hawaii Hydrogen Economy with DOE.  Register here.
August 14, 2014 – e4Mobility Event: Connecting the Dots in Advanced Transportation, featuring Goods Movement Technologies.  RSVP here.
September 15 – 21 – National Drive Electric Week.  Find out more details here.
September 19-20 – AltCar Expo.  Find out more details and register here.  We will be hosting our September e4Mobility meeting at AltCar.

At the last meeting of the e4Mobility Alliance, we heard from LAEDC economist Somjita Mitra on new research related to Waste to Energy and its employment potential within Los Angeles County.  We also heard from Recargo/PlugShare (an LA company) on their technology as well.
Please go here for a copy of all of the presentations from this meeting.
Due to the amount of work we are involved in and the level of conversation that occurs at our e4Mobility meetings each month, we are moving to two meetings a month.  The first Thursday of every month (beginning in September) will be strategy-related meetings on how to grow the industry.  The second Thursday of every month* will be more public, panel-oriented meetings similar to the zero-emission bus panel.
If you are not yet a member of the e4Mobility Alliance and would like to join, contact ustoday.
The Advanced Transportation Center of Southern California
The CEC award to a consortium of organizations (led by LAEDC) for a Southern California Center for Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicle Technology is underway.  The center will be called the Advanced Transportation Center of Southern California.  We plan to be up and running in August, so in the meantime, please visit www.advancedtransportationcenter.org to stay up to date with efforts.  There will be a website overhaul shortly.

Funding/Contracting Opportunities
MyLA 2050 Grants Challenge, applications due soon!

SoCal Technology Highlights
ACTON–based in Los Angeles County–has unveiled a new product: Smart Electric Skates. Check it out here.
The results are in: CalState LA’s team in EcoCar 2 came in 9th out of 15 teams (2nd place in 2013). The first place was clinched by the Ohio State. According to Professor David Blekhman, “There was a large number of dynamic (vehicle testing) events and we posted the best braking, thanks to our mechanical team sporting Brembo units in front. After a week of testing at the GM proving grounds, the teams moved to Washington, DC for 5 more presentations and show on the road in front of the DOE HQ. The team left LA May 31 and came home June 13. Another huge success for the team was having several of our students hired by GM and other automotive companies.”
EcoCar3 starts this summer and CalState LA will be transforming a 2016 Chevy Camaro.


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