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2018 116

How will California get to all-electric by 2035? It starts by breaking down barriers

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California Governor Gavin Newsom signed an executive order last September to have all new passenger car and truck sales in the state be all-electric by 2035.

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BNSF and Wabtec commence battery-electric locomotive pilot test in California

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BNSF Railway Company and Wabtec began testing battery-electric locomotive technology in revenue service between Barstow and Stockton, California. As BNSF seeks ways to further reduce its environmental impact, the advancement of battery technology offers some possible solutions.

California Governor signs bill creating commission on lithium extraction in California

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California Governor Gavin Newsom this week signed Assembly Bill 1657 , which will create a Blue Ribbon Commission on Lithium Extraction in California. The commission will comprise 14 members appointed by a combination of the California Energy Commission, other state agencies, Assembly Speaker, and Senate Committee on Rules. California has vast lithium deposits—potentially as much as one-third of the world's current lithium demand according to some industry estimates.

2020 92

Hyundai expands NEXO fuel cell SUV availability in Northern California

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Roseville Hyundai is the fourth dealership in California to currently offer NEXO, with two dedicated dealerships in Northern California and two in Southern California. Hyundai’s NEXO fuel cell SUV is now available at Roseville Hyundai near Sacramento.

2020 121

Total BEV sales in California at 8.9% of 2030 goal

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The California Center for Jobs & The Economy has released an updated report ( earlier post ) on the progress of ZEV sales in the state during the first half of 2020, drawing on sales data from the California New Car Dealers Association (CNCDA).

2020 117

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.

California will ban the sale of gasoline vehicles by 2035

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California governor Gavin Newsom Wednesday morning signed an executive order that will ban the sale of new gasoline-powered cars in the state by 2035.

2020 100

Automakers commit to tougher California emissions deal—and more EVs

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The California Air Resources Board announced Monday that it has finalized five individual agreements with automakers pledging to adhere to annual reductions of passenger-vehicle greenhouse gas emissions.

2020 105

California $1,500 point-of-sale rebate on EVs starts this week

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The California Air Resources Board (CARB) and state utilities have partnered to offer car buyers a $1,500 point-of-sale rebate for electric cars or plug-in hybrids.

2020 103

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 75

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 75

European power-to-methane company Electrochaea opens California subsidiary

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Electrochaea GmbH, a European provider of renewable methane technology, has established a California-based US subsidiary, Electrochaea Corporation, to accelerate the commercial roll-out of its technology in North America.

2020 106

Toyota steps up to support Mirai fuel-cell car with 7 more hydrogen stations in California

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Toyota North America confirmed Thursday that the second-generation version of its Mirai hydrogen fuel-cell car is arriving at some California dealers later this year.

2020 107

California approves $437M utility-based program: 38,000 new EV chargers over 5 years

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California on Thursday approved a $437 million utility-based program that will add 38,000 new electric-car charging stations over five years.

2020 96

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 70

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 82

EPA chief pushes back on California ban on sales of gas vehicles by 2035

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California's plan to ban sales of new gasoline cars in 2035 is already facing resistance from the federal government. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) boss Andrew Wheeler on Monday questioned the California plan in a letter, Reuters reported.

2020 97

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 71

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 68

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. According to the quarterly update released on Thursday by the California New Car Dealers Association, the Model 3 outsold the Honda Civic and Toyota Corolla in the state from the start of the year through

2020 82

BYD electric motor coaches selected for California purchasing contract; available to governmental entities outside CA

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BYD announced that its participation in a California-wide purchasing contract will also allow US transit agencies to leverage California’s purchase power to buy US-built zero-emission BYD battery-electric motor coaches, made by union employees in Lancaster, California.

2020 112

Report: California clean cars crusader Mary Nichols on shortlist to be next EPA chief

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Mary Nichols, currently head of the California Air Resources Board (CARB), was one of the names recommended to the Biden campaign for the EPA administrator post during the last stages of the.

2020 99

Data show California BEVs at 6.7% new vehicle marketshare in Q3

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The California Center for Jobs & The Economy has released an updated report ( earlier post ) on vehicle sales and the progress of ZEV sales in the state for Q3 2020. The report is based on sales data from the California New Car Dealers Association (CNCDA).

2020 108

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 Governor proposes $1.5B in new budget to achieve ZEV goals

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Executive Order N-79-20 directly addresses California’s transportation emissions challenge by positioning state agencies to work with stakeholders to aggressively scale the zero-emission vehicle market. The Budget proposes statutory changes to extend existing vehicle registration fees currently set to expire in 2024 and to authorize the securitization of these future revenues to support the expansion of the California Energy Commission’s Clean Transportation Program.

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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 86

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

Report: California will need massive grid upgrades for 2035 electric-car push

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California will ban the sale of new gasoline vehicles by 2035. Powering all new passenger cars and light trucks sold in California with electricity could raise demand by 25%, The Wall Street Journal reported Friday, citing the opinions of energy-industry executives and analysts.

2020 81

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 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 72

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 64

Environmental groups call out carmakers opposing cleaner California standards, EV mandate

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Following a change of allegiance by General Motors, environmental groups are calling out the remaining automakers that still oppose California's ability to set its own, stricter, emissions standards.

2020 87

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 87

Ford points to its stand with California: Cleaner air, more EVs

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As it prepares to launch mass-market electric cars, Ford is touting its stance in favor of California's stricter emissions standards. For decades, California has held a.

2020 79

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 73

$27 million available for zero-emission trucks in California

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On 18 August 2020, $27 million in funding will be available in California to replace higher polluting trucks with zero-emission vehicles. Operation: Operate old and new vehicle at least 75% of the time within California. Certification: New vehicle must be certified or approved by the California Air Resources Board (CARB) or eligible under the Hybrid and Zero-Emission Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Project (HVIP).

2020 85

FreeWire installs first battery-integrated ultrafast EV charger at ampm in California

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FreeWire Technologies announced the deployment of Boost Charger at an ampm fuel and convenience store in Lodi, California. California remains the top market for EV sales at just under 50% share of the total US volume.

2020 121

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

Kandi claims $7,999 effective cost in California for 59-mile electric car, K27 cleared for road use

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Kandi America announced Tuesday that the lowest-priced of its two small, Chinese-made electric cars has been EPA certified and cleared for California roads, and the company is preparing to start deliveries in the state.

2020 93

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 69

New Jersey might join California ban of gasoline new-car sales by 2035

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Last month, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed an executive order banning sales of new internal-combustion cars by 2035; and now a report from the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) recommends that lawmakers in that state do the same.

2020 96

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.

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