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. The Hong-Kong-listed company said it has been supplying electric buses to the US since 2016. billion to buy electric school buses for districts around the US.

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport adds two BYD electric buses

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Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) has aded two BYD battery-electric buses. The buses were built at BYD’s Coach & Bus factory in Lancaster, California. Bus Electric (Battery) Fleets


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UCR researchers find commercial fast-charging damages EV batteries, propose new internal-resistance-based technique

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Herein, industry based along with our proposed internal resistance (IR) based fast charging techniques were performed on commercial Panasonic NCR 18650B cylindrical batteries. An electric car battery before and after industry standard fast charging.

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SAE International releases updates for two major EV charging documents

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SAE International announced revisions to SAE J3072 Standard: Interconnection Requirements for Onboard, Utility-Interactive Inverter Systems and SAE J2847/3 Recommended Practice: Communication for Plug-in Vehicles as a Distributed Energy Source. The updated electrical vehicle charging documents will play a major role in advancing automotive requirements for Distributed Energy Resources (DER) projects. Electric (Battery) Infrastructure Smart charging Standards V2X

San José International deploys 10 Proterra electric buses in airport fleet

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Mineta San José International Airport’s (SJC) has deployed a fleet of 10 Proterra battery-electric buses that will transport passengers and their luggage between SJC’s parking lots, rental car center, and terminals. SJC’s deployment is a first for a California airport and among the largest deployments for a US airport. The electric bus fleet is anticipated to reduce ozone emissions by 1.1 Electric (Battery) Fleets Heavy-duty

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EPRI, CALSTART awarded $13M to develop high-power freight-charging corridor network in California; RHETTA

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The California Energy Commission (CEC) awarded $13 million to the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) and CALSTART to jump start California’s high-power charging infrastructure for medium- and heavy-duty vehicles. Phase one of the RHETTA project will begin this month, with the goal of developing, testing, and implementing high-power electric vehicle (EV) chargers for trucks near Southern California’s two ports.

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Retriev Technologies and HOBI International collaborate on collection of EV batteries for recycling

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HOBI International Inc. HOBI) and Retriev Technologies have entered into a collaborative partnership for the purpose of collecting and recycling large format electric vehicle (EV) batteries throughout North America. As more states adopt measures similar to California, which has implemented a ban on internal combustion engines sold in the state starting in 2030, the EV market will grow exponentially in the coming years. HOBI International, Inc.,

ICCT report quantifies emissions benefits if 12 states & DC adopt slate of California medium- and heavy-duty vehicle regulations

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The International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) has released a report it commissioned from Sonoma Technology, Inc. ICCT and the states are exploring a variety of regulations that mirror those adopted or that are under consideration in California.

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New Flyer receives order from SamTrans in California for 7 battery-electric Xcelsior CHARGE NG buses

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San Mateo County Transit (SamTrans) in California has awarded New Flyer of America, a subsidiary of NFI Group, a contract for seven next-generation battery-electric Xcelsior CHARGE NG forty-foot heavy-duty transit buses. SamTrans expects to operate these buses on a new route connecting East Palo Alto, Redwood City, San Francisco International Airport, and San Bruno BART station via US-101 and likely the freeway’s new managed lanes. Bus Electric (Battery

Report says lithium from California’s Salton Sea can anchor US battery supply chain

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The world is in a race to dominate the electric vehicle market—the Europeans have made their Battery Alliance a priority and the Chinese are chomping at the bit. But America is sitting on an enormous competitive advantage with the amount of lithium in Southern California.

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

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Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak announced the “ Clean Cars Nevada ” initiative, which will evaluate the adoption of new regulations to provide Nevadans with more choices for low and zero emission electric passenger cars and trucks at dealerships throughout the state beginning in 2024.

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SCE launches $436M Charge Ready program to install 38,000 EV chargers in Southern California

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Southern California Edison has launched its Charge Ready program, the largest electric passenger vehicle charging infrastructure program in the nation run by an investor-owned electric utility company. Businesses, government agencies and other organizations in Southern California can now sign up to participate in the program. Electric (Battery) Infrastructure Market Background

Tesla Bot job postings go live for California and Texas


Most of the Tesla Bot jobs are located in California except one located in Austin, Texas. . Mobile Robotics internships are open for Autonomy, Software Engineering, Controls Engineering, Firmware Engineering, and Electrical Engineering.

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SMUD to invest up to $15M in California Mobility Center; electric and autonomous vehicle technologies

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The SMUD (Sacramento Municipal Utility District) Board of Directors formally approved its Founding Membership in the California Mobility Center , including an initial investment of $5 million to establish the Center. The California Mobility Center is envisioned as a public-private consortium that will bring together technology companies, automakers, utilities, entrepreneurs, top researchers, and investors to provide innovative products and services in the rapidly expanding mobility market.

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California Governor orders 5M ZEV target for 2030; more hydrogen fueling and EV charging stations

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California Governor Edmund G. today signed executive order B-18-18, directing all State entities to work with the private sector and all appropriate levels of government to put at least 5 million zero-emission vehicles (ZEVs) on California roads by 2030. This $2.5-billion initiative will help bring 200 hydrogen fueling stations and 250,000 zero-emission vehicle chargers, including 10,000 direct current fast chargers, to California by 2025. Brown Jr.

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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

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Electric Vehicles International orders 100 additional UQM PowerPhase electric propulsion systems for UPS delivery trucks to be deployed in California

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has received an order for 100 additional PowerPhase HD Select 200 systems from Electric Vehicles International (EVI) that will drive all-electric UPS delivery vans built by EVI. We’re very pleased that UPS has selected the all-electric EVI delivery van for the expansion of its all-electric delivery van fleet program. The UQM PowerPhase HD Select 200 system includes a 200 kW (268 hp)/900 N·m (664 lb-ft) electric motor/generator and controller.

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UC report to CalEPA outlines policy options to decarbonize California transportation by 2045

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A team of transportation and policy experts from the University of California released a report to the California Environmental Protection Agency (CalEPA) outlining policy options to significantly reduce transportation-related fossil fuel demand and emissions. The University of California demand study was conducted by researchers from the UC Institute of Transportation Studies , a network with branches at UC Davis, UC Berkeley, UC Irvine, and UCLA.

UPS deploys 100 commercial EVs in California

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UPS announced the deployment of 100 fully electric commercial vehicles that will be delivering packages around the state. The vehicles were manufactured in Stockton, California by Electric Vehicles International ( EVI ). These UPS electric trucks will reduce the consumption of conventional motor fuel by approximately 126,000 gallons per year. Earlier post.).

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International Alliance on ZEVs seeks to accelerate ZEV adoption; 11 founding government members from N America and Europe

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Eleven European and North American governments are the founding partners of the International ZEV Alliance, which has the mission of accelerating global adoption of zero-emission vehicles (ZEVs). California, Connecticut, Maryland, Massachusetts, Oregon, Rhode Island and Vermont in the United States; Québec in Canada; and The Netherlands, Norway and the United Kingdom in Europe are the founding members. The ICCT serves as Secretariat to the International ZEV Alliance.

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California Ends Electric-Car Rebates For Wealthiest Buyers, Boosts Them For Poorest

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Purchase 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. California incentives plug-in cars transportation policy

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Proterra beats out BYD for Mineta San José International Airport electric bus contract; 10 Proterra electric buses to be in service by late 2018

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The San José, California, City Council approved the purchase of ten Proterra Catalyst E2 battery-electric transit buses and related charging infrastructure for use at the Norman Y. Mineta San José International Airport (SJC). Proterra’s E2 series 35-foot electric buses feature a 440 kWh battery pack to deliver an estimated range of 251 miles. This purchase marks Proterra’s first airport electric bus deployment in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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EV Charging: A Look at the International Landscape

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Keeping the EVs Moving Selling electric vehicles is one thing. This is a wise measure given that people are accustomed to looking for gas stations, and the world is not yet 100% electric. was 40,582, with the majority of those (nearly 32,000) being in California.

NERC report outlines potential electricity disruptions in US this summer

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Parts of the United States are at elevated or high risk for potential electricity emergencies this summer, according to the North American Electric Reliability Corporation’s (NERC) 2021 Summer Reliability Assessment. Electric (Battery) Market Background Power Generation

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California Air Resources Board approves sales of XL’s electrified Ford F-250

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XL received approval from the California Air Resources Board (CARB) to sell hybrid electric Ford F-250 pickup trucks in California, marking the 14 th CARB executive order achieved by the company. The California Air Resources Board and other organizations continue to pursue the statewide goals for reducing greenhouse gases to 40% below 1990 levels by 2030, and part of the burden will rest on the transportation sector to reduce emissions.

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CalZEV Coalition supports Innovative Clean Transit measure under consideration at California ARB; 100% zero-emission buses

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Californians for Zero Emission Vehicles (CalZEV), a coalition of public health, environmental and electric vehicle industry organizations, announced its strong support for the Innovative Clean Transit (ICT) measure currently before the California Air Resources Board (CARB). Under the proposal ( earlier post ), California transit agencies would be required to purchase 100% zero-emission buses by 2040 as they gradually phase out their dependence on buses that pollute the atmosphere.

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Los Angeles Auto Show 2021 debuts electric vehicles from Nov 19-28 

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Los Angeles Auto Show 2021 debuts electric vehicles from Nov 19-28 . The major OEMs are all set to showcase their all-electric vehicles at the event. Compact: Hyundai KONA Electric. Also, read the related article: Electric Cars Unveiled At Shanghai Auto Show 2019.

UPS and Electric Vehicles International Begin Demonstration of Fully Electric Walk-In Van

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UPS has begun a 90-day demonstration trial of the Electric Vehicles International (EVI) walk-in van (EVI-WI). Earlier this year, EVI received California Air Resource Board (CARB) approval for the EVI-WI. The drivetrain for the EVI-WI combines a 99 kWh Li-ion battery pack from Valence, a 150 kW (continuous), 200 kW (peak electric motor) and a five speed automatic manual transmission with PTO.

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EVI launches 500 electric medium-duty truck deployment initiative in California

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Electric Vehicles International is launching a new initiative to deploy 500 fully electric return-to-base medium-duty delivery trucks in California. We are thrilled that national fleet operators are choosing California to lead large-scale deployments of commercial electric vehicles. Nichols, Chairman of the California Air Resources Board.

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Next 10 report finds California will meet or exceed original target of 1.5M ZEVs by 2025

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A newly released analysis produced by Beacon Economics for the nonprofit, nonpartisan think-tank Next 10 has found that California’s zero-emission vehicle (ZEV) market is on track to meet or exceed a target of 1.5 million ZEVs on California’s roads by 2025. The 1.5-million target, set by California Governor Brown in 2012, was recently superseded by a new, 5.0-million ZEV target by 2030. As of October 2017, 337,483 ZEVs have been sold in California.

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Study: California will hit climate targets >100 years too late at current pace of reductions; transportation, wildfires & landfills

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California will meet its 2030 climate targets more than three decades late, in 2061, and could be more than 100 years late in meeting its 2050 target if the average rate of emissions reductions from the past year hold steady, according to a new study tracking more than a decade of environmental and economic indicators in the state. California has made tremendous gains cutting pollution without detrimental economic impacts. California wildfires in 2018 emitted an estimated 45.5

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Algae International Group signs contract with Gulf Hydrocarbon for algae oils

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Algae International Group Inc. The exclusive representation agreement takes effect immediately and is a precursor to ALGA’s commercial production of algal oils from its pilot facility located in Tulare, California. Gulf will distribute and sell AIG’s algal oils for further processing into fuels and all products made with the algal oils as well as ancillary products of gaseous fuels and electric power. AIG) and Gulf Hydrocarbon, Inc.

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ICCT analysis of California top EV cities finds link between EV uptake and many underlying factors

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A detailed, city-level multivariate regression analysis of EV penetration in California has found a link between electric vehicle uptake and many underlying factors. A team at the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) found that electric vehicle model availability; public electric vehicle charging network; local promotion activities for electric vehicles (e.g., Local promotion activities are encouraging the electric vehicle market.

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California and China partner in push for ZEVs; new working group to expand cooperation

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California Governor Edmund G. and California Air Resources Board (CARB) Chair Mary D. California accounts for more than 50% of sales in the United States. In California, the transportation sector is responsible for nearly 40% of greenhouse gas emissions and is also by far the largest source of smog-causing pollution and fine particle pollution. Today, some 37 different battery-powered, plug-in hybrid, and fuel cell electric vehicle models are available in California.

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California Energy Commission approves $46.6M for hydrogen refueling and $2.8M for EV charging projects

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The California Energy Commission gave final approval for nearly $50 million in grant awards for hydrogen refueling and electric charging construction projects recommended for funding in notices of proposed awards published in April and May. California’s zero-emission vehicle goal is to get 1.5 million hydrogen, battery electric, and plug-in electric vehicles on the roadway by 2025. Electric (Battery) Fuel Cells Hydrogen Infrastructure Plug-ins

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LadyBug Resource Group acquires gasoline and electric mini-utility vehicle maker MAG International Inc.; one focus on USPS electric retrofit

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has acquired 100% of MAG International, Inc. MAG), a manufacturer of gasoline and electric mini-utility vehicles. MAG has already successfully retrofitted a USPS delivery truck to electric propulsion with predominantly US components at a cost substantially lower than the competition. Mag International, Inc. MAG), based in Fountain Valley, California, was founded in 2004 as a manufacturer and distributor of mini-utility vehicles and accessories.

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California Energy Commission awarding $4.8M to 3 projects to convert medium-duty vehicles to electric drive

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The California Energy Commission has selected three projects for a total of $4,782,082 in awards, with $5,918,404 in matching funds from the awardees, for demonstration projects that convert used medium-duty gasoline and diesel vehicles to all-electric drive. The selected awardees are: Used Medium-Duty Electric Vehicle Repower Demonstration. Electric Vehicles International. California Medium-Duty ZEV Repower Demonstration Project.

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UQM Technologies to Supply Electric Propulsion Systems to Electric Vehicles International

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UQM Technologies has completed an agreement with Electric Vehicles International LLC ( EVI ), a California-based electric vehicle company, to supply upgraded UQM PowerPhase 150kW electric propulsion systems for use in EVI’s new all-electric medium-duty truck, the EVI MD and the all-electric walk-in van, the EVI WI.

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California Energy Commission to showcase two converted electric heavy-duty trucks for LA ports

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The California Energy Commission and industry partners will unveil two heavy-duty electric-powered vehicles at the 3 rd Annual PortTechEXPO in San Pedro on 6 September. Designed to provide cleaner transportation at Southern California’s ports, these electric trucks—a Navistar International Pro-Star on-road tractor and a Kalmar Ottawa off-road tractor—have been converted from diesel fuel to run on electric battery power.

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Study urges tougher target for California LCFS; up to 26% by 2030 under high performance scenario

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California can reduce carbon emissions by more than 70 million metric tons by 2030—akin to taking 15 million gasoline-powered cars off the road in one year—by adopting a higher target for its Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS), according to an analysis released by the UK-based research firm Cerulogy. Since it was adopted, the LCFS has reduced carbon emissions in California by more than 30 million metric tons, equivalent to removing 6.4

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Electric vehicle news 22 May

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Electric vehicle news 22 May. Tata Nexon EV tops the list of Electric four-wheeler sales in the month of April. Tesla Model S Plaid delivery event June 3 at our California factory. Suzuki Burgman Electric also gearing up for it’s launch in India.

Southern California Edison introduces clean energy proposal to meet state’s climate, air quality goals; >7M EVs (24%) by 2030

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Southern California Edison has proposed an integrated strategic framework for the state of California to meet its ambitious climate and air quality goals. The approach builds upon existing state programs by identifying cost-effective actions to increase clean energy in the electric system and to leverage that clean electricity in the transportation and building sectors to achieve needed emissions reductions. Accelerating the use of electric vehicles.

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DOE: Life cycle GHG emissions for 2020 electric small SUV were half those of a conventional gasoline small SUV

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Using current technologies, all evaluated biofuel, battery electric, and hydrogen fuel cell vehicle pathways offer significant C2G GHG emissions reduction compared to the current gasoline internal combustion engine vehicle.

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