California considering tax to fund EVs and charging infrastructure


California Proposition 30 will allow residents to vote on a tax increase on those who make over $2 million annually to fund EV incentives and charging infrastructure. California’s governor Gavin Newsom has stated, “Prop. News California Electric Vehicles Featured

Tesla hikes Supercharger prices in California


Tesla has announced a Supercharger price hike in California that is adding to the price increases throughout the last year. The post Tesla hikes Supercharger prices in California appeared first on Electrek.


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California Energy Commission adopts offshore wind goals: 5GW by 2030, 25 GW by 2045

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The California Energy Commission (CEC) adopted a report establishing offshore wind goals and moving the state one step closer to development of the clean energy resource off California’s coast.

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Minnesota becomes latest state to adopt California clean car standards

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Minnesota has become the latest state to adopt California clean car standards; the new standards were finalized by a notice in the state register on Monday. The Minnesota LEV standard is identical to the California LEV III standard, which covers MY 2015-2025.

California considers banning new diesel semis by 2040

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California is considering new regulations that would ban sales of new diesel semi trucks by the 2040 model year, accelerating the timeline for a shift to zero-emission trucks.

California gas vehicle ban faces pushback from 17 states


17 States have filed a lawsuit with the Federal Court of Appeals, suing to prevent California from banning new ICE vehicle sales after 2035. The post California gas vehicle ban faces pushback from 17 states appeared first on TESLARATI. News California CARB Electric Vehicles Featured

Volvo Trucks constructing electrified charging corridor in California for medium- and heavy-duty EVs

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With an award from the California Energy Commission (CEC) of $2 million under BESTFIT, the Electrified Charging Corridor Project will address key barriers to long-range MHD EV deployments and accelerate widespread adoption.

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EIA: California drought will decrease hydropower, increase natural gas use and CO2 emissions

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The extended drought in California could cut the state’s summer electricity generation from hydropower nearly in half compared with normal precipitation conditions, according to an analysis by the US Energy Information Administration (EIA).

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California will ban new gasoline car sales


California is expected to become the first state in the U.S. The rule is being issued by the California Air Resources Board, known as CARB, and will prohibit any driver from buying a new vehicle that utilizes an internal combustion engine for its powertrain.

Veloz: California EV market continues strong growth; Q1 strongest quarter to date; 16.32% market share

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California’s EV market continues to grow, according to data gathered by Veloz , a non-profit which tracks and reports on growing electric vehicle (EV) sales data in California, market trends, and infrastructure build-out. Top 10 selling electric vehicles in California: Tesla Model 3.

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Massachusetts files for immediate adoption of California Clean Trucks regulation

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On 30 December 2021, the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) announced that emergency regulations were filed with the Secretary of the Commonwealth’s office for the immediate adoption California’s Advanced Clean Trucks regulation ( earlier post ), which requires an increasing percentage of ZEV truck sales starting with Model Year 2025 and ramping up through Model Year 2035, accelerating the market for medium- and heavy-duty ZEVs.

California law requires EV charger reliability to be published


California Governor Gavin Newsom has signed a law requiring electric vehicle charger reliability data to be published by charger operators. This law comes on the heels of a controversial study (cited in the bill) published by the University of California Berkley that found that only 72.5%

Gemilang International to deliver 140 electric school buses to California

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Gemilang International Limited (GML) will deliver 140 units of fully-electric school buses to California in 2022. Based in Johor, Malaysia, GML has designed and manufactured coaches and assembled buses for more than 30 years.

Delaware adopting California’s ZEV regulations

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Delaware will join 13 other states in adopting California’s Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) regulations. Implementation of the ZEV regulations would not take place until model year 2027 (2026) to provide manufacturers time to adjust their inventories and prepare dealerships.

Not all California clean cars states agree with 2035 gas-vehicle ban

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Minnesota has signed up to follow California's stricter clean car rules, but it might not embrace the Golden State's planned ban on gasoline cars.

Australia is failing on electric vehicles. California shows it’s possible to pick up the pace

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In Australia, EV uptake is one eighth the rate of California. California shows it’s possible to pick up the pace appeared first on The Driven. Electric Cars EV News Policy Australia California EV policy ev uptake Tesla

California adding new certification requirement for HVIP: ZEPCert

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California’s Hybrid and Zero-Emission Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Project (HVIP), launched in 2009, accelerates commercialization of zero-emission and near-zero-emission technologies by providing point-of-sale vouchers to make advanced vehicles more affordable.

California’s ICE vehicle ban faces more criticism


California’s recent announcement of a new ICE vehicle ban after 2035 is facing more criticism outside the state. California’s Air Resources Board (CARB) recently stated that the sale of new ICE vehicles would be banned after 2035. News California CARB Featured

UNFI adding 53 all-electric TRUs to California fleet

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The company is one of the first wholesalers to utilize the technology and comes as the California Air Resources Board (CARB) announced plans in January to impose zero-emission requirements on TRUs sold or operated in California by 31 December 2029. United Natural Foods, Inc.

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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).

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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.

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Tesla plans to defend itself against California DMV false advertising claims.


Tesla plans to defend itself against California’s Department of Motor Vehicle’s claims of misleading customers about its Autopilot feature. Tesla filed a notice with the State of California which was released earlier today. News California Featured Tesla

California, Billing, and Smart EV Charging

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It’s no wonder that California has passed legislation to support EV drivers. Here are the regulations that California property managers should know about EV charging. The post California, Billing, and Smart EV Charging appeared first on Smart Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Stations.

California faces worsening grid challenges on Monday and Tuesday; CAISO calls for even greater reductions in electricity use

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The California Independent System Operator (CAISO) is stepping up its call for consumers to lower electricity use in the afternoons and evenings to avoid outages over the next few days.

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Tesla might not love California, but California still loves Tesla


Tesla might not love California, or at least not enough to keep its headquarters there, but California still loves Tesla, or at least enough to buy more Tesla vehicles than ever. Tesla sales in California are up 83% this year.

How High Did California’s Electricity Prices Get?

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Wholesale electricity prices soared during California’s September heat wave. What a way to start September, with record high temperatures across California, and what a test for the … Continue Reading <strong>How High Did California’s Electricity Prices Get?</strong>

New study shows a rapid increase of diesel-fueled backup generators across California

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New research by economic and public policy consulting group M.Cubed finds a proliferation of backup generators across California, with nearly 90% being diesel-fueled, posing significant obstacles to achieving greenhouse gas reduction targets and driving nearly $136 million in annual health costs.

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Hyundai Motor puts XCIENT Fuel Cell electric trucks into commercial fleet operation in California with $3.5M from EPA

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million in 2021 Targeted Airshed Grant (TAG) funding from the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to deploy five XCIENT Fuel Cell electric trucks in California. Hyundai Motor has secured $3.5

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Toyota stops fighting California, recognizes state's vehicle emissions authority

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Toyota has finally ended its fight with California, recognizes the state's authority to set its own, more aggressive emissions standards through the California Air Resources Board (CARB) under the Clean Air Act.

$9M in Volkswagen mitigation funds available in California for zero-emission Class 8 freight and port drayage trucks

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Starting August 9, 2022, applications will be accepted in California for replacement of eligible Class 8 trucks with zero-emission technology. Approximately $9 million is available on a first-come, first-served basis to eligible applicants throughout California from the Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust for Class 8 zero-emission freight and port drayage trucks, which also include waste haulers, dump trucks and concrete mixers.

California ARB selects nonprofit administrator to implement new statewide, income-based Electric Bicycle Incentive Project

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Following a competitive grant solicitation, the California Air Resources Board has chosen San Diego-based nonprofit organization Pedal Ahead as the administrator to implement California’s statewide Electric Bicycle Incentive Project. The equity-focused program is expected to launch officially in the first quarter of 2023.

Meyers Manx 2.0 Electric resurrects California dreamin'

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The reborn Meyers Manx company on Monday unveiled an electric version of the classic dune buggy scheduled to begin customer trials in 2023. The Meyers Manx 2.0

California rule will make EV charging more affordable, reduce load on grid

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A new California rule could pave the way for more affordable—and more efficient—EV charging.

California to phase out gas vehicles, aims to triple EV sale by 2036

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The California Air Resources Board is expected to vote today on the proposed Advanced Clean Cars II proposal to rapidly scale down light-duty passenger car, truck and SUV emissions starting with the 2026 model year through 2035.

California DMV seems to want Tesla to advertise FSD & Autopilot


The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) seems to want Tesla to advertise its Autopilot and Full Self-Driving (FSD) features to consumers. According to the article, the California DMV thinks the following paragraph found on Tesla’s website was misleading.

California adopts comprehensive strategy to meet federal ozone standard over next 15 years

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The California Air Resources Board today approved a statewide plan for attaining the federal health-based standard for ozone, typically experienced as smog.

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California PHEV Owners Return to Gas Power

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Yet 20 percent of California PHEV owners have gone back to gas-powered vehicles. The post California PHEV Owners Return to Gas Power appeared first on The Truth About Cars. Electric vehicles are one way to carbon neutrality.


California 2020 crude average carbon intensity value increased 7%

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Every year, the California Air Resources Board (ARB) posts an Annual Crude Average carbon intensity calculation, using the the Oil Production Greenhouse Gas Emission Estimator (OPGEE) Model. The three-year California Crude Average carbon intensity of 12.70

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California passes 1M mark for cumulative sales of electric vehicles: BEVs, PHEVs and FCEVs

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California surpassed 1 million electric vehicles (1,054,095 units)—battery-electric, plug-in hybrid, and fuel-cell electric—sold cumulatively through the 4 th quarter of 2021, according to the California Energy Commission (CEC), making it the first US state to achieve this milestone. California also set a new yearly record with 250,279 electric vehicles sold, representing 12.4% of total California auto sales in 2021. California Gov.

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Raven SR waste-to-hydrogen plant in California to be powered by INNIO Jenbacher’s Ready-for-H2 engines

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The energy system will power and heat Raven SR’s S-Series hydrogen production facility at a sanitary landfill in Richmond, California. Raven SR plans to bring its S-Series online in the first quarter of 2023 at the Republic Services West Contra Costa Sanitary Landfill in Richmond, California.

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California to receive more than $236M to support transit agencies’ transition to zero-emission buses

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California DOT on behalf of Redwood Coast Transit Authoriy. Santa Maria, California: Electrifying Transit the SMRT Way. Under the California Air Resources Board’s Innovative Clean Transit Regulation, all new bus purchases by California transit agencies and local governments must be zero-emission buses beginning in 2029, with a goal for full transition by 2040. US Senators Dianne Feinstein and Alex Padilla (both D-Calif.)

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California utility expands bidirectional EV charging pilots

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California utility Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) is expanding public testing of bidirectional EV charging with three new pilot programs encompassing up to 1,000 residential electricity customers and hundreds of commercial customers.

Tesla is building four enormous Supercharger locations in California


Tesla is currently building four enormous Supercharger locations in California. Tesla is building four Supercharger locations in California after recieving grants from the California state government.