Lightning Systems battery-electric heavy-duty Ford Transit showing 61 MPGe city, 66 MPGe highway

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Lightning was one of the first to test under the newly released 2018 CARB efficiency and range validation test procedures for medium-duty vehicles, performed at the SGS Environmental Testing Center.

2018 114

Electrify America announces $200M Cycle 2 zero emission vehicle investment plan for California

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Electrify America also will continue to invest in the six Cycle 1 metros: Fresno.

2018 107

CARB approves Electrify America’s second $200M investment in California

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In Cycle 2, Electrify America also will continue to invest in the six Cycle 1 metros: Fresno. The California Air Resources Board (CARB) approved Electrify America’s plan to invest its second $200 million in California Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) infrastructure and education programs. In finding that Electrify America’s Cycle 2 California ZEV Investment Plan meets or exceeds all requirements of the 2.0L

2018 97

Electrify America opening first California EV fast charging station in Torrance; targeting 9 in California by year-end

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Through its Cycle 1 California ZEV Investment Plan, Electrify America is developing a network of electric vehicle charging stations along highly traveled highways and in six California metropolitan areas which include Fresno, Los Angeles, Sacramento, San Diego, San Francisco and San Jose.

2018 74

Up to $29M available for public EV chargers in SoCal; SCIP accepting applications

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CALeVIP’s first incentive project was launched in Fresno County in December 2017, and others are slated for other areas of the state. A rebate project to increase public access to high-powered charging stations for plug-in electric vehicles (EVs) throughout Southern California launched this week in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside and San Bernardino counties.

2018 76

Cummins provides US Postal Service with 8 electric vans in California

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The pilot program, made possible by a grant from the California Air Resources Board to the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District (SJVAPCD) and administered by CALSTART, will place the zero-emission vehicles in Fresno and Stockton.

2019 114

Clean-air plan for San Joaquin Valley first to meet all federal standards for fine particle pollution; $5B in incentive funding required

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The newly adopted 2018 Valley PM 2.5 For example, the city of Fresno is predicted to see a 40% improvement in air quality between 2013 (the base year of the plan) and 2024, when the Valley is expected to attain the 35 ug/m 3 standard).

2019 70

California ARB to hold community meetings on coming LEV III combined tailpipe and GHG regulations

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The proposed amendments, known as LEV III, ask for more stringent tailpipe and greenhouse gas emission standards for new passenger vehicles sold between 2018 and 2025. The community meetings are currently scheduled for Fresno (12 July); Pacoima (19 July); and Oakland (26 July). The staff of California Air Resources Board (ARB) is in the process of developing a proposal for Board’s consideration later this year to amend California’s Low-Emission Vehicle (LEV) regulations.

2011 95

CARB draft of updated AB 32 Scoping Plan for climate change actions post-2020; pushing for greater transportation reductions

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EPA’s “Phase I” GHG standard will reduce new vehicle emissions by about 4–5% per year from 2014–2018. In addition, four public workshops were held over the summer in Los Angeles, Fresno, Sacramento and San Francisco in an effort to consider comments prior to developing the draft. The California Air Resources Board (ARB) has released the public discussion draft of the required update to the AB 32 Scoping Plan. Earlier post.)