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2018 152

In California, Tesla Model 3 outsells Civic, Corolla, Accord, Camry

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The top-selling car in California is now an electric car, and it’s one that was designed, engineered, and built there: the Tesla Model 3.

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California 2019 crude average carbon intensity up

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Pursuant to section 95489(c)(3)(B) of the Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) Regulation, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) Executive Officer has posted the final 2017 Crude Average Carbon Intensity calculation: 12.52 The 2019 CI is up from 2018 (12.35) and from 2017 (11.93); volume delivered to California refineries was down, however: 584,313,143 barrels in 2019, versus 624,127,435 in 2018 and 621,246,732 in 2017.

2020 69

California mandate: Commercial trucks go electric starting in 2024, all-EV by 2045

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California has made significant progress in reducing emissions with a zero-emission vehicle mandate for passenger cars, which requires the largest-volume automakers to sell battery-electric or hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles.

2020 114

Colorado takes first step toward California electric-vehicle mandate

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Colorado took its first step Thursday toward becoming the 10th state to follow California's zero-emissions vehicle mandate, which would require automakers to sell electric cars there. EPA California Colorado (state Electric cars aren't just for the coasts anymore. At an event where he rolled up in an electric car, Colorado's Governor Jared Polis signed an executive order aimed.

Volvo Trucks deploys first pilot all-electric VNR Truck at TEC Equipment in Southern California

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The first pilot Volvo VNR Electric truck will operate at the Volvo Trucks North America TEC Equipment dealership in Fontana, California. million from CARB as part of California Climate Investments (CCI).

2020 133

Navistar settles air quality violations in California for $2 million

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The Illinois-based company modified its vehicle calibrations from their certified design through “running changes” in the engines of its heavy-duty trucks without notifying the California Air Resources Board that the changes were being made, as is required. In 1998, California identified diesel particulate matter as a toxic air contaminant based on its potential to cause cancer, premature death and other health problems. Truck manufacturer Navistar Inc.

2020 75

Colorado adopts California electric vehicle mandate

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For months, Colorado lawmakers and businesses have taken sides at a figurative continental divide—and not far from the real one—over whether (and how) the state might join California’s Zero Emissions Vehicle program and its corresponding electric-car mandate.

California white and green carpool stickers expire New Year's Day

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California plug-in car drivers with white or green carpool stickers can no longer use carpool lanes starting Tuesday. carpool CaliforniaThe state passed a new program last March that invalidates both the white stickers for electric cars and the green stickers for plug-in hybrids with the start of 2019. For many of those drivers, the state provided a way to extend.

2018 80

Look for new gridlock-busting purple California Clean Air stickers

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California electric-car drivers have a new color to keep track of. California plug-in carsStarting New Year's Day 2019, the state will issue updated Clean Air stickers that allow electric cars purchased after January 1 to access the state's carpool lanes, even without a carpool inside. The new purple decals will remain valid through Jan. 1, 2023, a year longer than the.

2018 81

Connected EVs could help power the grid: California utility studies how

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California has more electric cars than any other state, and a local utility wants to put them to work powering the grid.

2020 103

California Energy Commission awards $7.8M to two lithium recovery projects; “Lithium Valley”

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The California Energy Commission (CEC) awarded $7.8 Yet, significant barriers stand in the way of accessing this abundant resource and using it to achieve many of the state’s statutory energy goals, including increasing the value of geothermal resources to California’s electricity system.

2020 126

Nevada launches “Clean Cars Nevada” effort; adopting California LEV and ZEV

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The California Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) program, starting with sales of model year 2025 vehicles.

2020 116

Electrify America lays out plans for second round of chargers in California

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Midway through building its first installments of electric-car chargers, Electrify America sketched out plans for its second $200-million round of investments in California on Wednesday. These installations will add more California cities, target charging networks for ride hailing services and buses, and develop Level 2 home charging for. California Charging Networks

2018 87

Musk announces Tesla HQ is leaving California, threatens moving assembly out too

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Thursday night Tesla had moved to recall about 30% of its workers at its Fremont, California, assembly plant. Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced via Twitter on Saturday that the company will move both its headquarters and future programs to Texas or Nevada immediately.

2020 114

SGH2 building largest green hydrogen production facility in California; gasification of waste into H2

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Energy company SGH2 is bringing the world’s biggest green hydrogen production facility to Lancaster, California. The Lancaster plant output will be used at hydrogen refueling stations across California for both light- and heavy-duty fuel cell vehicles.

2020 144

Colorado sides with California standards, doesn’t yet mandate electric vehicles

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Colorado last week formally joined the ranks of states that are in some way choosing to adopt California’s rules for emissions, rather than those of the federal government. With a unanimous vote by the state’s Air Quality Control Commission, Colorado is joining Pennsylvania and Washington in agreeing to adopt California low emission. emissions California Colorado (state) LEV ZEV Mandate

New electric-car ads to hit the other half of California drivers

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Despite proliferating charging stations, multiplying car models, and extended range for many new electric cars, fewer than half of California drivers are even aware they exist, says Mary Nichols, head of the California Air Resources Board. CaliforniaOne problem with electric cars is that they may be invisible.

2018 80

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2018 152

California OKs more than half a billion dollars to clean up freight trucks, trains, buses

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California is using the growing sums of money it receives from its emission cap-and-trade auction for good, including to tackle up some of the state's most egregious transportation polluters. In mid-December, California announced it would invest $663 million in a plan to clean up particularly dirty fleets, especially those operating in low-income. emissions Trucks California California Air Resources Board CARB Commercial vehicle Buses air pollution

2018 72

California Autobahn: Bill proposes to cut emissions by adding fast lanes

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In the wake of the debate over California’s complicated, delayed, and over-budget Los Angeles-to-San Francisco high-speed rail project, a bill introduced to the California State Senate last week comes up with a simpler solution: just add more freeway lanes, and get rid of the speed limit entirely in those new lanes. emissions California greenhouse gas

2019 75

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 policyWhat if gasoline and diesel cars and light trucks were simply eliminated altogether from the new vehicles sold in a state? Residents of one state in the U.S. may, eventually, find out.

2017 68

A million electric cars sold in the U.S., led by California

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CaliforniaDrivers are buying electric cars, and advocates are keeping track. Last month, Veloz, an electric car advocacy organization consisting of regulators, automakers, charging manufacturers and networks, utilities and others, announced that the U.S. had surpassed 1 million electric car sales. That's still less than 1 percent of the approximately 270.

2018 87

Which states follow California's emission and zero-emission vehicle rules?

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California leads the nation in policies that promote reductions of carbon emissions from road vehicles. emissions zero emissions EPA California California Air Resources Board CARB transportation policyIt is unique in having a federal waiver that allows it to set its own, stricter emissions standards, along with a zero-emission vehicle mandate that requires automakers reaching certain sales volumes to sell a certain number of cars without.

2017 68

California bill aims to cut permit time for EV charging stations

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California has by far the most electric cars of any state, but the permitting process for new charging stations can take substantially longer than elsewhere. A new bill introduced in the California State Assembly aims to address that.

2020 106

Automakers rebuff EPA mpg rollbacks, cut side deal with California

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have banded together with California—to set an example for the EPA and its long-stalled emissions and fuel economy revamp. Some of the largest automakers in the U.S.

2019 110

California crashes and traffic down by half during shelter-in-place for COVID-19, saving state $40M/day

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Traffic accidents and crash-related injuries and deaths were reduced by half during the first three weeks of California’s shelter-in-place order, which began March 20.

2020 111

FedEx and Chanje to add charging infrastructure to 42 FedEx stations in California

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the company plans to electrify 42 FedEx stations in California, making it one of the largest deployments of integrated charging infrastructure by a single commercial fleet to date. FedEx Corp.

2020 155

Electric car sales boom in California, as plug-in hybrids and small cars sputter

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Even as sales of small cars drop in California and across the country, sales of electric cars continue to climb, breaking past 5 percent of the market so far in 2019.

2019 114

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. carpool Plug-In Hybrids California incentives plug-in cars transportation policy

2016 87

California joins Germany in climate coalition to support Paris pact

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And that's just what California is doing in an agreement announced this weekend that expands its efforts to battle climate change. Politics global warming California Germany climate changeThe 50 states that make up the U.S. don't get to set their own foreign policies (neither do Canadian provinces). But that doesn't necessarily prevent them from working with other countries on matters of mutual interest.

California Department of State Hospitals orders 12 electric Ford Transit 350HD vans from Lightning Systems

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Lightning Systems, a global developer of zero-emission drivetrains, announced an order from the California Department of State Hospitals for 12 zero-emission, all-electric Ford Transit 350HD models.

2020 102

Study finds California Advanced Clean Trucks rule will generate $7-12B in overall savings by 2040

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New research from Energy Innovation and the Environmental Defense Fund calculates that California’s Advanced Clean Trucks rule proposal—the first of its kind in the US—will generate between $7-$12 billion in overall economic savings by 2040 and would also help create a market for up to 500,000 new electric trucks across the state for EV truck makers such as Tesla and Nikola. The California EPS finds the proposed rule saves $7.3

2020 83

Honda pulls back Clarity PHEV outside California

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As East Coast states try to catch California in plug-in car sales, they've lost another arrow in their quiver. allotment to California, according to a Honda spokeswoman. California is the largest market for plug-in hybrid. Honda switched from offering big incentives on Clarity Plug-In Hybrids in Northeastern States to shipping its entire U.S. Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid

2019 64

Report: EPA to reveal MPG plan, remove California emissions authority

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The EPA is expected to formally announce Wednesday how it plans to revoke the waiver that permits California to set its own greenhouse-gas standards under the federal Clean Air Act, according to media reports.

2019 99

Electrify America acquiring 30 Envision solar-powered EV charging stations for rural California

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Electrify America is investing $2 million in solar-powered electric vehicle (EV) charging stations in rural California that are not tied to the electrical grid. Electrify America will dispatch 30 standalone EV ARC 2020 stations to carefully selected areas in rural California.

2020 142

Model 3 California coup, Audi’s EV team, Toyota RAV4 Prime price: Today’s Car News

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The Tesla Model 3 is outselling some longtime chart-topping nameplates in California. In California, the Tesla Model 3 has been. The RAV4 Prime plug-in hybrid has a price tag. Audi starts an EV-focused team that sounds a lot like Ford’s Team Edison.

2020 78

Full-Retail Hydrogen Stations Now Coming Online In California

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There are only a handful of hydrogen fueling stations currently operating in California, but that number is set to grow in the very near term. That's the assessment of the California Fuel Cell Partnership (CAFCP), which issued an update on station construction in the Golden State yesterday, in recognition of "National Hydrogen Day." California was. Infrastructure California hydrogen energy infrastructure hydrogen fuel cell

2015 86

California mulls ban on new cars with engines, joining China in climate action

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Now California, which has led the U.S. China zero emissions California California Air Resources Board CARB climate change plug-in cars state laws legislationWith China mulling an eventual ban on sales of cars with gasoline or diesel engines, the world's largest car market made it clear earlier this month that it intends to force a conversion to zero-emission vehicles. in environmental awareness and emission reduction for decades, is doing the same. Governor Jerry.

2017 70

California Air Resources Board Head: All New Cars Should Be Zero-Emission In 2030

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states, California is by far the most enthusiastic when it comes to electric cars. But Mary Nichols--the chair of this agency since 2007--isn't satisfied with having just a few electric cars on California roads. DON'T MISS: California Approves Aggressive. emissions California California Air Resources Board plug-in cars transportation policyAmong U.S. And that's largely due to regulations overseen by the state's Air Resources Board.

2015 87

California to test electric-car 'point of purchase' rebate for electric cars

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rebates California incentives California Air Resources Board CARB plug-in carsIt's clear that incentives to buy specific cars work best when they can be applied directly at the time of sale. That's why purchase rebates are widely preferred by electric-car advocates to tax credits, which may take up to 15 months to be usable, depending on the timing of the purchase and tax filing. While the federal electric-car incentive is.

2017 78

Ford F-150 Hybrid, Mercedes’ upgradable platform, California mandates electric trucks: Today’s Car News

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And California is mandating that commercial trucks go electric. The Ford F-150 Hybrid is out, and it doesn’t appear to go for the gold in gas mileage. Mercedes-Benz has a new partner to help make its cars perpetually upgradable machines.

2020 65

Electrify America gets 30 solar-powered EV charging stations for rural California

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Continuing its ten-year project to spend Volkswagen diesel-emissions penalties on zero-emission vehicle infrastructure, Electrify America will invest $2 million to install 30 solar-powered charging stations in rural California.

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