CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 7, 1998 |
CALSTART, a Burbank-based transportation technology consortium, will become the first tenant at Ventura County's fledgling Cal State University campus. Under a 10-year lease expected to be signed today, CALSTART will move part of its operation into a 26,000-square-foot building on the west end of the campus planned for the shuttered Camarillo State Hospital complex.
January 23, 1996 |
Two Ventura County companies will take part in a $5.5-million project backed by the Calstart transportation consortium and the Defense Department to develop a new generation of hybrid electric vehicles. The companies--U.S. Flywheel Systems of Newbury Park and APS Systems of Oxnard--will help test high-powered "flywheel" batteries, which store energy in a spinning wheel and release it as needed to power electric cars.
January 16, 1996
Calstart, a Burbank-based consortium that is trying to create an advanced transportation industry in the state, announced several new demonstration projects. The programs are part of a $5.5-million partnership between Calstart and the U.S. Department of Defense's Advanced Research Projects Agency. Nine California companies are also participants.
November 20, 1995 |
Joseph LaStella makes an unusual product in an unusual place. LaStella's company, Battery Automated Transportation International, produces electric cars and bicycles in the high-ceiling hollows of an old Lockheed factory in Burbank that is now home to Calstart, a public-private consortium devoted to nurturing an advanced transportation industry in California. There, Calstart operates Project Hatchery, a so-called "business incubator" that helps companies get a start in business.
June 7, 1995 |
Truth is, a great new industry in advanced, pollution-free transportation is emerging in Southern California. "By 2010, I would expect you to be able routinely to purchase a vehicle, probably a hybrid [engine powered by electricity and gasoline] that will have energy efficiency equal to 100 miles per gallon," says Paul MacCready, chairman of AeroVironment Inc., a pioneering Monrovia company. But as the old saying goes, "In war, the first casualty is truth."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 3, 1994 |
State lawmakers have awarded $300,000 to a Burbank-based consortium of government agencies and private businesses to develop a prototype of a 40-foot-long bus powered by electricity and natural gas. Assemblyman James Rogan (R-Glendale), and Sen. Newton Russell (R-Glendale), announced the grant on Wednesday, to be given to CALSTART, a statewide agency representing 80 utilities, vehicle manufacturers and defense companies.