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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. Utilities in other states were previously allowed to own and operate electric-car charging stations, but that wasn't the case in California until a state Public Utilities Commission ruling in. California energy policy electric utilities plug-in cars charging charging infrastructure

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. By storing energy in battery packs for later use, energy storage can make intermittent renewable sources like solar and wind into more reliable forms of power. It also helps utilities "balance" the gird by.

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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 infrastructureFollowing the lead of Governor Jerry Brown, the state legislature and regulatory agencies have set aggressive goals to reduce emission of climate-change gases, primarily carbon dioxide. That will be.

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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

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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. They may build public charging stations, or work with other entities that operate them, but that's usually as far as their efforts to promote electric cars go.

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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. Not only is it the most populous state in the union, with 39 million residents, but it accounts for a large share of all electric.

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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. Elon Musk first proposed the Hyperloop in the.

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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 lawsPolicies put in place to promote plug-in cars--and a population willing to embrace new technology--make the Golden State the friendliest place for electric cars in the nation.

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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 policyThat's due in large part to a zero-emission vehicle mandate that requires the largest-volume automakers to sell cars without tailpipes, combined with a generous state purchase incentive that encourages residents to buy them. But local governments have also played an.

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Even California imposes new fee on electric cars in lieu of gas taxes

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Last week, the California state legislature approved a $52 billion transportation-funding package. California Gas Tax state laws transportation policyUnlike the practice in previous years, this one is to be used only for improvements to the transportation infrastructure, to begin cutting into an estimated $ 130 billion backlog of repairs and expansions. As a result of the new bill, owners of.

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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. The keys went to Glenn Rambach, a 70-year-old engineer specializing in--what else?--hydrogen hydrogen fuel cells. DON'T.

California conundrum: 2018 Leaf, Bolt EV, or Mirai fuel-cell car?

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California is very different from the rest of the United States. emissions zero emissions California California Air Resources Board CARB plug-in cars Zero Emission Vehicle smog state lawsAll by itself, it's the sixth largest economy in the world. One eighth of all Americans live there. It's home to Silicon Valley, as well as much of the global entertainment industry, and it produces a large proportion of the nation's fruit and vegetables. DON'T MISS: A Brief History.

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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 lawsBills passed by the state Senate seek to formalize energy-efficiency goals set by Governor Jerry Brown in his inaugural address earlier this year. They include targets for reductions.

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.

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. Over the past few years, Porsche has launched three plug-in models, including the Panamera S E-Hybrid sedan, Cayenne S E-Hybrid SUV, and the now-defunct 918 Spyder supercar. And it seems Porsche.

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. Now Bolloré is expanding its car-sharing operations to a second U.S. city, one that may be much more in the public.

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.

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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. But for some consumers, price is less of a concern than it is for.

California ARB moves forward with climate and air quality actions

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On the first day of a two-day board meeting—the second day of which (Friday 24 March) will consider the Advanced Clean Cars Midterm Review—the California Air Resources Board (ARB) took a number of climate and air quality actions.

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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. California energy infrastructure electric utilities plug-in cars charging infrastructure

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 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. The plan submitted by VW in November to modify its 2.0-liter four-cylinder TDI diesel models has been rejected by the regulatory agencies that must approve those fixes.

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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. It's installing a remarkable 120 charging stations at its U.S. DON'T MISS: Honda To Offer New Electric Car, Plug-In Hybrid.

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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. emissions California plug-in cars transportation policy federal government Donald Trump

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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. But last year it also introduced the Enhanced Fleet Modernization Program Plus-Up pilot, which provides.

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

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. A pledge to use this facility was one factor in the successful bid for Fisker by Wanxiang, China's largest.

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. As previously discussed by Fisker, the plant will be located in Moreno Valley--not far from the company's.

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. It's a network of public charging stations that actually spreads across multiple highways, with I-5 serving as the backbone. But today, for the most part, that network.

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. While the company would seem to have many challenges ahead.

California ARB votes to move forward with light-duty vehicle GHG and ZEV programs through 2025; cranking it up post-2025

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After considering the Advanced Clean Cars Midterm Review ( earlier post ), the California Air Resources Board voted unanimously on Friday to continue with the vehicle greenhouse gas emission standards and ZEV program for cars and light trucks sold in California through 2025.

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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 fuelsIn his inaugural address, the man once dubbed "Governor Moonbeam" by Doonesbury cartoonist Garry Trudeau called for the state to reduce the petroleum used in cars and trucks on its roads.

Toyota shows Mirai Super Bowl ad, but only in California

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Marketing Videos California hydrogen Super Bowl hydrogen fuel cell AdsAs is the norm these days, the ads running during Super Bowl LI this past weekend drew almost as much attention as the game itself.

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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. Environmental Protection Agency was even formed, and its powerful Air Resources Board has been a vital force in getting plug-in electric vehicles onto the state's roads. 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. Just 23 months after GM CEO Mary Barra unveiled the Chevrolet Bolt concept at the Detroit Auto Show, the very first production versions of Chevy's 238-mile electric car to be sold were delivered this morning to eager San Francisco Bay Area buyers. Chevy plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) youtube

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. Considering recent news that prices on used electric cars are on a downward spiral, and with families potentially eligible to receive as much as $12,000 toward the purchase of an electric car (used is. 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. The first year and a half of Chevy Volt range-extended electric cars didn't qualify, but Volt sales in California surged once buyers could add the crucial green sticker to their. 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 While its proposed $5 billion "Gigafactory" grabs headlines, Tesla Motors has quietly been setting other expansion plans in motion as well.

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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. But the many civic benefits of electric cars--from zero emissions to greater energy efficiency--are inspiring other locales to step up to the plate.