clean tech

Los Angeles has more electric vehicle chargers than any other American city.

There are over 10,000 chargers across the city thanks to the city's own aggressive "Green New Deal" and the resulting partnerships with local EV companies. The move has attracted several companies to the region.

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The electric pickup truck market is charging up even before the first models have hit the road.

Last week, Irvine-based Alpha Motor Inc. and Torrance-based Canoo unveiled their versions that they hope will compete with legacy companies like Ford and General Motors.

The Alpha Wolf Utility Truck, like Canoo's pickup, is a much smaller version than the gas-powered vehicles on the market. The two-seat pickup truck is just 188 inches long, about a foot shorter than the smallest gasoline-powered pickup currently on sale in the U.S. Alpha plans to offer two and four-wheel-drive versions of the Wolf with a 75-85 kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery and projects a range of about 275 miles on a full charge.

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On this week's episode of the L.A. Venture podcast, hear from serial entrepreneur Aaron Fyke, founder and managing partner of Thin Line Capital, a firm tackling the world's toughest problems in energy, water and food sustainability. We'll hear about the state of global warming, renewables and discuss the promise of clean tech investment. Frankly, Aaron truly makes me think we should devote all our energies to work on climate change — due to the exponential growth curve of the technology built to improve it.

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