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Energy storage batteries face biggest test in California

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California energy policy renewable energy energy energy storageFrom the perspective of both renewable-energy advocates and electric utilities, grid-scale energy storage offers many potential benefits. It also helps utilities "balance" the gird by.

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California approves PG&E utility plan for 7,500 electric-car charging stations

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California's latest tactic to promote electric-car adoption is to involve electric utilities in the installation and operation of charging infrastructure. California energy policy electric utilities plug-in cars charging charging infrastructure

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California utilities submit $1 billion of electric-car projects to regulators

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California continues to lead the United States, and in some ways the world, in efforts to reduce and eliminate harmful emissions from road vehicles. California electric utilities plug-in cars Charging station state laws charging infrastructureThat will be.

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California local governments share how to prepare for electric cars

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California leads the way when it comes to electric-car adoption in the U.S. government California plug-in cars transportation policyBut local governments have also played an.

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California's PG&E utility now offers $500 rebate for electric-car use

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But one California utility is now taking direct action. California electric utilities plug-in cars Utility Companies Incentives and RebatesIn certain states, electric utilities are getting into the business of installing and operating electric-car charging infrastructure.

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California bought more electric cars than rest of U.S. combined in June

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California, with its pioneering zero-emission vehicle sales requirements, has always occupied an outsize place in the sales charts. sales California New car sales plug-in cars Zero Emission Vehicle state lawsSales of plug-in electric cars are not evenly distributed across the U.S. by any means.

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California Test Track For Elon Musk's Hyperloop To Be Built

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Elon Musk California mass transit HyperloopTesla's Powerwall home batteries have grabbed headlines recently, but another of Tesla CEO Elon Musk's many big ideas could be reaching an important stage in its development. That would be the "Hyperloop," a system of tubes and windowless pods that's unlike any current form of mass transportation.

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How Many Electric Cars Does California Buy? One-Third To One-Half Of All Of 'Em

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It's no secret that California is considerably more enthusiastic about electric cars than the rest of the nation. But how do California electric-car sales actually compare. sales California incentives New car sales plug-in cars state laws

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California goal: eliminate gasoline, diesel light vehicles altogether

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California already leads the nation in promoting zero-emission vehicles, but the Golden State may soon take that policy a step further. DON'T MISS: Will California. emissions California California Air Resources Board CARB plug-in cars transportation policyResidents of one state in the U.S. may, eventually, find out.

2017 13

3 California battery storage sites come online, one from Tesla

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Long a leader in the push to reduce vehicle emissions and switch to renewable energy, California marks another milestone this week. The last of three battery energy-storage sites will come online in Southern California, providing storage and buffering for unpredictable renewable energy.

2017 15

First 2016 Toyota Mirai Fuel-Call Car Delivered in California

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The car was delivered at Roseville Toyota, north of Sacramento, one of eight California dealers that will sell the Mirai initially. sales California hydrogen hydrogen fuel cellThe first 2016 Toyota Mirai hydrogen fuel-cell car in the U.S. was delivered to its owner November 9. hydrogen fuel cells. DON'T.

BlueLA expands French electric-car sharing service to California

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Los Angeles California Car Sharing plug-in cars BollorĂ© BlueCar BlueIndy BlueLAFirst there was AutoLib, a French electric-car sharing service operated by the Bolloré Group. Then came BlueIndy, the first U.S. franchise of the service, which put the same BlueCars onto the streets of Indianapolis.

How California's Recycled Tires Turn Into Smog Over State

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California drivers generate 40 million used tires every year, and everyone from sellers to policymakers has struggled to figure out what to do with them. But California lawmakers want more tires to be recycled--and created an elaborate infrastructure to see that they were. Green California China Tires air pollution emissions energy

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Porsche Plug-In Hybrids Selling Well In California

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Plug-In Hybrids California plug-in carsPorsche is moving forward with plans to produce and sells its first electric car, but the German automaker is already seeing success with plug-in hybrids. And it seems Porsche.

California Approves Aggressive New Plans To Combat Climate Change

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California continues to lead the way in all things green, now with new legislation that calls for dramatic cuts in greenhouse-gas emissions over the next few decades. emissions Politics California climate change state lawsThey include targets for reductions.

First 2017 Honda Clarity Fuel Cell sedans delivered in California

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Well after Hyundai and Toyota launched their own fuel-cell cars in California, the first 2017 Honda Clarity Fuel Cell sedans to be leased to retail customers were delivered yesterday in a small ceremony. California hydrogen hydrogen fuel cellThere's a new hydrogen fuel-cell kid in town.

California Ends Electric-Car Rebates For Wealthiest Buyers, Boosts Them For Poorest

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California incentives plug-in cars transportation policyPurchase rebates and tax credits have been a major factor in the growth of electric cars over the past few years. By easing the price gap between electric and internal-combustion models--and providing the allure of a cash handout--they've helped get more people into electric cars.

Utilities To Lead Surge Of Electric-Car Charging In Southern California

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California already aggressively promotes electric cars, and has among the most developed networks of charging stations of any state. In Southern California, electric utilities are about to undertake projects that will significantly expand charging infrastructure in the.

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Will California lead the green-car resistance?

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When it comes to green cars, California leads the nation—and has done so for decades. California residents buy more hybrids and electric cars than those of any other state, and it is also the only state with fueling infrastructure to support the sale of hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles.

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California Rejects VW Diesel Fix Plan: 'Gaps,' 'Lacks Detail'

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The California Air Resources. EPA TDI VW California Air Resources Board Volkswagen diesel scandalIt seems owners of Volkswagen diesel cars equipped with illegal "defeat device" software will have to wait longer for a recall to update their cars.

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Honda's California HQ Installs 120 Electric-Car Charging Stations (But Sells No Plug-In Cars)

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headquarters in Torrance, California. Green California charging charging infrastructure plug-in carsHonda currently doesn't offer any plug-in electric cars, and has only sold a small number over the past several years. But the Japanese carmaker isn't quite done with cars with plugs.

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California removes limit on carpool access for plug-in hybrids

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Of California's many incentives for green cars, one of the most popular is solo access to the state's carpool lanes for drivers of electric cars, plug-in hybrids, and certain other vehicles. But while California will distribute an unlimited number of "white stickers" for electric cars—as well as vehicles using hydrogen fuel cells and.

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California car incentives may expand to more low-income buyers

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California may soon expand a program aimed at helping lower-income individuals switch to more efficient cars. Plug-In Hybrids California incentives Used Cars plug-in cars gross pollutersThe Golden State previously launched "cash for clunkers" programs that incentivized the retirement of older, higher-polluting cars.

Fisker To Open California Plant, No Date Yet For Electric Car Production To Resume

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Green California Manufacturing Wanxiang plug-in carsWhile all 2012 Fisker Karma extended-range electric luxury sedans were built in Finland, the company always intended to assemble cars in the U.S. Before its collapse and bankruptcy, Fisker had bought a former General Motors plant in Delaware.

Toyota shows Mirai Super Bowl ad, but only in California

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Marketing Videos California hydrogen Super Bowl hydrogen fuel cell AdsAnd green cars make occasional appearances in these ads.

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Fisker Karma Plant In Southern California: More Details Emerge

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The resuscitated Fisker Automotive has signed a lease deal for what is expected to become a new vehicle assembly plant in California. Manufacturing California plug-in cars Range-Extended Electric Vehicle Fisker Automotive WanxiangThe announcement marks a significant milestone in the luxury electric carmaker's return from bankruptcy.

West Coast Electric Highway To Fill In California Fast-Charging Stations

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Green California Electric Highway Fast Charging Oregon Washington State charging infrastructure plug-in carsThe West Coast Electric Highway has steadily grown over the years, providing electric-car drivers with charging infrastructure to make trips longer than their cars' rated ranges. But today, for the most part, that network.

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Electric-car intender Faraday Future wants 2nd factory, in California this time

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Manufacturing California plug-in cars Faraday FutureChinese-backed startup Faraday Future still hasn't released details of its first production electric car, but it's already eyeing a second factory. Faraday is moving ahead with plans for a factory in North Las Vegas, Nevada, and has said it plans to start car production within two years.

Electric cars improving fast, CA should raise zero-emission requirements: report

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For 50 years now, California has been at the very forefront of reducing vehicle emissions. emissions EPA California California Air Resources Board CARB Zero Emission Vehicle regulation state lawsIt was doing so before the U.S. Despite the national political currents, the state will.

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First 2017 Chevy Bolt EV electric cars sold today, in California

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The 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV will be sold first in California and Oregon, and then. And now it's real. Chevy plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) youtube

California's '50/50/50 Challenge' To Cut Energy Use Radically By 2030

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Earlier this year, California Governor Jerry Brown proposed ambitious goals for dealing with climate change by drastically cutting fossil-fuel use in the state. Carbon Footprint California energy policy state laws transportation policy fossil fuels

California Helps Low-Income Drivers Switch To Electric Cars

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California is introducing a new ‘Plus-Up’ pilot project that should make plug-in hybrids and electric vehicles a lot more affordable. Plug-In Hybrids incentives EVs plug-in cars deals Incentives and Rebates

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2016 Chevy Volt To Get California Carpool Lane Access

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Access to the carpool lane in California with only a single occupant has proven to be one of the more effective incentives to get the state's drivers to buy electric cars. carpool Plug-In Hybrids California incentives plug-in cars hov High-Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lane

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Tesla Hiring At Second California Facility, Ex-Chrysler Plant

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The company is seeking workers for a second California facility, according to a report in Bloomberg last week. In addition to the former GM-Toyota assembly plant in Fremont, California, that currently builds

California found a new cheat device in Audi transmissions: report

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Just when it looked like the Volkswagen Group was getting a grip on its diesel emissions cheating scandal that erupted in September 2015, a report has come out claiming the automaker has cars with a different type of “defeat device” used to hide emissions from regulators. Germany’s Bild am Sonntag (via Reuters) on Sunday reported

Will Quebec Join California, Oregon As Electric-Car Pioneers?

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Today, California buys the largest number of plug-in electric cars by far of any North American state or province.

California Energy Storage: Why It's Good News For Electric Cars

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Southern California Edison (SCE) recently announced that it will purchase 250 megawatts of energy storage, as part of a larger 2,221-MW purchase of new generation assets

California online dashboard provides information about PEV buyers; importance of incentive funds, $130M from California paid out to date

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Sales of plug-in electric vehicles in California tripled in 2013 compared to the previous year. Map showing number of rebates by region.

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Green Hero: California

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However, this month we are shinin[.]. Green Hero Editor Pick

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GTI International acquires BKi; operator of California Fuel Cell Partnership

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BKi was founded in Oakland, California in 1981, and works chiefly on energy efficiency program design, development, implementation, and consulting. In the transportation arena, BKi operates the California Fuel Cell Partnership, a public/private collaborative focused on bringing fuel cell vehicles powered by hydrogen to the commercial market.