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Seen at the LA Auto Show: BMW i8 Spyder concept PHEV

by Brett Williams

The BMW i8 is a plug-in-hybrid concept that can drive for hundreds of miles (20 of them on electricity alone) and go from 0 to 60 in 4.5 seconds. BMW hopes to release the vehicle in 2014, but the price will probably exceed $100,000.

 

Donald Shoup Op Ed on Disabled Parking Placard Abuse

 

 

Click below to read Professor Donald Shoup's op ed piece on disabled parking placard abuse in the October 22, 2012 edition of the Los Angeles Times

http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/commentary/la-oe-shoup-disabled-parking-abuse-20121022,0,5000059,print.story

Invited keynote and related meetings: Smart City Week (Yokohama, Japan)

 

The UCLA Luskin Center’s Electric Vehicle & Alternative Fuel Initiative Director, Brett Williams, has been invited to Yokohama, Japan to address “Smart City Week 2012,” an international conference and exhibition.  Dr. Williams’s talk, entitled “Plug-In-Vehicle Battery Secondary Use: Vehicle-to-Grid and Distributed Energy-Storage Value” will take place on October 31, 2012 (http://expo.nikkeibp.co.jp/scw/2012/english/conference/professional/s7.shtml).

Summer Abroad in South Africa: All Good Things

This summer, Ph.D./MSW student Sara Pilgreen shares postcards from Johannesburg, where she is living and working.

Summer Abroad in South Africa: Into the Field

This summer, Ph.D./MSW student Sara Pilgreen shares postcards from Johannesburg, where she is living and working.

Summer Abroad in South Africa: Celebrating a National Hero

This summer, Ph.D./MSW student Sara Pilgreen shares postcards from Johannesburg, where she is living and working.

Summer Abroad in South Africa: A Different Sort of Independence Day

This summer, Ph.D./MSW student Sara Pilgreen shares postcards from Johannesburg, where she is living and working.

Summer Abroad in South Africa: Making Connections

This summer, Ph.D./MSW student Sara Pilgreen shares postcards from Johannesburg, where she is living and working.

Summer Abroad in South Africa: The Open Road

This summer, Ph.D./MSW student Sara Pilgreen shares postcards from Johannesburg, where she is living and working.

Week 1- Johannesburg, South Africa.

Donald Shoup "the intelligent-parking guru" comments on the Santa Monica parking meter system

 

Donald Shoup was quoted in an article in the New York Times commenting on the new parking meter system in Santa Monica.   The system resets the time on each parking meter to zero the moment a car pulls out of a space.  City officials say the changes are devised to make street parking more efficient by turning over spaces more quickly. 

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