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September 5, 2011
COSTA MESA — A local manufacturer of personal mobility vehicles, T3 Motion Inc., is a finalist for company of the year through CleanTech OC, the manufacturer announced last week. International sales of electric vehicles manufactured by T3 Motion, used for private and government security purposes, include distribution in Mexico, Argentina, South Africa, Kuwait, Singapore and France, according to a June article in the Daily Pilot. In January, the Pentagon bought two T3 ESV models, single-rider, stand-up electric vehicles.
NEWS
By Sarah Peters, sarah.peters@latimes.com | August 31, 2011
COSTA MESA - Were he still alive today, James Dean may have been a rebel with a "green" cause had he cruised the open highways in a 550 Porsche Spyder all-electric replica. The sleek, semi-automatic, fiberglass vehicle powered by two lithium-ion batteries - one in the front and one in the rear, which provides additional stability though equal-weight distribution - is the newest all-electric roadster launched by South Coast Electric Cars. The dealership held a grand opening ribbon-cutting ceremony Wednesday afternoon, with public and city officials present.
BUSINESS
By Mona Shadia | February 9, 2010
T3 Motion, a Costa Mesa manufacturer of electric vehicles, scored a cameo appearance on national television Sunday, when four of its vehicles were featured in a 60-second Audi ad that aired during the Super Bowl broadcast. The company’s stand-up vehicles appeared in Audi’s “Green Police” spot promoting the A3 TDI, Audi’s new diesel-powered station wagon. “Officers” with the “Green Police” were depicted cracking down on people who displayed unfriendly attitudes toward the environment, such as shopping with plastic bags or using incandescent light bulbs.
BUSINESS
By Mike Reicher | March 12, 2010
Orange County has added green jobs faster than the state during recent years, but its use of renewable energy ranks behind other California counties, a new report shows. The 2010 Orange County Community Indicators, an annual study by the county government, reviewed for the first time measures in “sustainability” — those that consider the “interconnections between economic, environmental and social factors.” These factors have been cited by the Obama administration and others as critical for the economic success of the U.S. and the survival of the environment.
NEWS
February 3, 2000
Greg Risling NEWPORT BEACH -- Carol McDonald uses extra caution when driving through the city's tight alleyways. She has only a few inches to spare on either side of her sport-utility vehicle, but she's more worried no one will hear her coming out of the alley. "There is virtually no noise when you are idling," she said. "I have to be very cautious because kids and families might not hear the vehicle." McDonald is one of several volunteers who drives the city's new electric vehicles that have been on the streets for the last two months.
NEWS
By Jeremiah Dobruck | March 21, 2013
A UC Irvine project designed to cut pollution out of the last leg of a commute is expanding with 30 new zero emissions cars, the campus announced Thursday. The Zero Emission Vehicle-Network Enabled Transport, or ZEV-NET, provides battery powered cars to commuters arriving at the Irvine Transportation Center who need a way to cover the final distance to a nearby office or the UCI campus. Since 2002, UCI staff and employees of companies that enroll in the program can use one of the electric vehicles for the day after their train arrives.
NEWS
December 11, 2003
Alicia Robinson Although hydrogen-fueled vehicles are several years from being widely available to consumers, they're the buzz of the transportation world today. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has pledged to create a network of hydrogen fuel stations by 2010. And Rep. Christopher Cox has announced his sponsorship of provisions in the Energy Policy Act of 2003 that would offer tax incentives for the construction of hydrogen fueling stations and the purchase of fuel cell vehicles as well as repealing the mandated percentage of ethanol in California's gasoline.
NEWS
April 10, 2001
CONTROL OF HIGHWAY Corona del Mar village leaders are working on a plan to turn East Coast Highway into a pedestrian-oriented shopping and dining district. Vision 2004, set to coincide with the village's centennial, would add parks along the highway's median, repave sidewalks and add benches and water fountains in the area. In order to make the changes, the city will have to take control over the highway from the state Department of Transportation.
NEWS
April 12, 2001
WHAT HAPPENED: City Council members approved a $221,500 program that will involve the city's residents in the pending update of Newport Beach's general plan. WHAT IT MEANS: A citywide festival, neighborhood workshops, a general plan advisory committee and a telephone survey will allow residents to tell city officials about their visions for the city's future. The program, which is expected to take several months, will precede the actual general plan update.
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By Jeremiah Dobruck | March 21, 2013
A UC Irvine project designed to cut pollution out of the last leg of a commute is expanding with 30 new zero emissions cars, the campus announced Thursday. The Zero Emission Vehicle-Network Enabled Transport, or ZEV-NET, provides battery powered cars to commuters arriving at the Irvine Transportation Center who need a way to cover the final distance to a nearby office or the UCI campus. Since 2002, UCI staff and employees of companies that enroll in the program can use one of the electric vehicles for the day after their train arrives.
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NEWS
September 5, 2011
COSTA MESA — A local manufacturer of personal mobility vehicles, T3 Motion Inc., is a finalist for company of the year through CleanTech OC, the manufacturer announced last week. International sales of electric vehicles manufactured by T3 Motion, used for private and government security purposes, include distribution in Mexico, Argentina, South Africa, Kuwait, Singapore and France, according to a June article in the Daily Pilot. In January, the Pentagon bought two T3 ESV models, single-rider, stand-up electric vehicles.
NEWS
By Sarah Peters, sarah.peters@latimes.com | August 31, 2011
COSTA MESA - Were he still alive today, James Dean may have been a rebel with a "green" cause had he cruised the open highways in a 550 Porsche Spyder all-electric replica. The sleek, semi-automatic, fiberglass vehicle powered by two lithium-ion batteries - one in the front and one in the rear, which provides additional stability though equal-weight distribution - is the newest all-electric roadster launched by South Coast Electric Cars. The dealership held a grand opening ribbon-cutting ceremony Wednesday afternoon, with public and city officials present.
NEWS
By Mike Reicher, mike.reicher@latimes.com | December 31, 2010
COSTA MESA – Most car buyers have anxiety before they make a purchase. Is it the best deal? A set of wheels with good resale value? In Costa Mesa this weekend, a group of buyers and a new car dealer have a whole new set of concerns. As they await the arrival of the Nissan Leaf, the nation's first affordable, mass-produced all-electric vehicle, buyers ponder its obsolescence. And for at least one dealer, it's the uncertainty that comes with selling and servicing a new technology.
BUSINESS
By Mike Reicher | March 12, 2010
Orange County has added green jobs faster than the state during recent years, but its use of renewable energy ranks behind other California counties, a new report shows. The 2010 Orange County Community Indicators, an annual study by the county government, reviewed for the first time measures in “sustainability” — those that consider the “interconnections between economic, environmental and social factors.” These factors have been cited by the Obama administration and others as critical for the economic success of the U.S. and the survival of the environment.
BUSINESS
By Mona Shadia | February 10, 2010
T3 Motion, a Costa Mesa manufacturer of electric vehicles, scored a cameo appearance on national television Sunday, when four of its vehicles were featured in a 60-second Audi ad that aired during the Super Bowl broadcast. The company’s stand-up vehicles appeared in Audi’s “Green Police” spot promoting the A3 TDI, Audi’s new diesel-powered station wagon. “Officers” with the “Green Police” were depicted cracking down on people who displayed unfriendly attitudes toward the environment, such as shopping with plastic bags or using incandescent light bulbs.
BUSINESS
By Wheelbase Communications | April 16, 2008
There was a time when you switched on your car, waited a few seconds for the oil to circulate, then drove off. But now there’s a whole bunch of bits and bytes that need to power up too. Technology is playing a major role in vehicles today. No kidding. It’s there to keep you safe, help you get the most out of your fuel, go somewhere new and be entertained along the way. Some cars, like the top-end Mercedes-Benz S-Class sedan, are brimming with the latest gadgets and gizmos.
NEWS
By Michael Miller | July 26, 2007
UC Irvine has been selected as one of two universities nationwide to test Toyota's new hybrid electric car, in a statewide research program to determine whether electric transportation is practical and environmentally sound. UCI's Advanced Power and Energy Program will receive $1.4 million over two years to analyze the new Toyota, which features an on-board battery that lasts longer than those of current hybrids. Southern California Edison, the Energy Commission and the South Coast Air Quality Management District are among the institutions participating in the study.
NEWS
December 11, 2003
Alicia Robinson Although hydrogen-fueled vehicles are several years from being widely available to consumers, they're the buzz of the transportation world today. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has pledged to create a network of hydrogen fuel stations by 2010. And Rep. Christopher Cox has announced his sponsorship of provisions in the Energy Policy Act of 2003 that would offer tax incentives for the construction of hydrogen fueling stations and the purchase of fuel cell vehicles as well as repealing the mandated percentage of ethanol in California's gasoline.
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