Tesla cuts ties with Connecticut town that rejected potential showroom

Teslarati

Tesla is cutting ties with South Windsor, Connecticut, after the town’s Planning and Zoning Commission unanimously rejected the automaker’s proposal to open a showroom in the town.

M8 electric trains replace diesel trains on Connecticut’s Shore Line East line

Electrek

Kawasaki M8 Electric Multiple Unit (EMU) electric trains began to run on Connecticut’s Shore Line East this week. The post M8 electric trains replace diesel trains on Connecticut’s Shore Line East line appeared first on Electrek.

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Connecticut Law Targets Truck Emissions

Green Fleet Magazine

A new law authorizes the the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection to adopt regulations implementing California’s more stringent medium- and heavy-duty motor vehicle standards

Connecticut Electric-Car Incentives Unveiled, Hydrogen Fuel-Cell Cars Included

Green Car Reports

Connecticut can now count itself among the cadre of states offering incentives for the purchase of new plug-in electric cars. And the name of its incentive program gets right to the point: CHEAPR is the suitably appropriate acronym for the Connecticut Hydrogen and Electric Automobile Purchase Rebate pilot program. rebates hydrogen incentives plug-in cars transportation policy Connecticut fuel cells

83% Support for Direct EV Sales in Connecticut

EV Club of CT

A poll released by the Electric Vehicle (EV) Club of Connecticut shows that a significant majority of Connecticut residents support direct sales from Electric Vehicle companies.

Connecticut aiming to revise EV incentive for low-income households

Green Car Reports

The incentives that many states have provided to plug-in vehicle buyers have for the most part been a success; though they’ve also in many cases been a learning experience Connecticut is a good example, and the state is in the middle of a revamp of its program, called the Connecticut Hydrogen and Electric Automobile Purchase Rebate (CHEAPR).

DOE: California, Connecticut, and New York top fuel cell states

Green Car Congress

According to the newly released State of the States: Fuel Cells in America 2016 report from the US Department of Energy’s (DOE) Fuel Cell Technologies Office (FCTO), the top three hydrogen and fuel cell states in the US are California, Connecticut, and New York. These announcements were made at the 2016 Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Industry Forum hosted by the Northeast Electrochemical Energy Storage Cluster (NEESC) and the Connecticut Green Bank.

Tesla faces battle over direct sales to buyers in Connecticut

Green Car Reports

This time, the action is in Connecticut, where on Monday the legislature's finance committee approved a bill letting Tesla do just that. Politics sales dealers New car sales plug-in cars dealerships Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) state laws ConnecticutAnother month, another Tesla battle with auto-dealer lobbyists in another state—or so it seems in the company's ongoing battle to sell electric cars online directly to buyers.

Connecticut selects Allison hybrid-equipped buses for new rapid transit system

Green Car Congress

Connecticut has selected Allison Hybrid-equipped buses for the state’s new bus-only expressway system, CTfastrak. Scheduled to begin operations in late March, CTfastrak will provide a one-seat, no transfer ride to many major regional employers, shopping and healthcare destinations across central Connecticut.

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Ballard to supply fuel cell module for Connecticut bus

Green Car Congress

Ballard Power Systems signed a supply agreement with the Center for Transportation and the Environment for a 150 kW FCvelocity-HD6 fuel cell module to be integrated into a bus that will be deployed with CTTransit in Hartford, Connecticut. The All-American fuel cell hybrid bus is expected to be delivered in 2015.

Connecticut providing up to $3K cash rebate for buyers of BEVs, FCEVs, and PHEVs while funding lasts

Green Car Congress

Connecticut Governor Dannel P. Malloy announced the Connecticut Hydrogen and Electric Automobile Purchase Rebate Program (CHEAPR). Under this new initiative, a cash rebate of up to $3,000 is now available for Connecticut residents, businesses, and municipalities who purchase or lease an eligible electric vehicle (EV). The CHEAPR program will also help Connecticut achieve the goals of the eight-state, bi-coastal Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) Action Plan designed to put 3.3

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GE EV Solar Carport Project debuts in Connecticut

Green Car Congress

The GE EV Solar Carport Project made its debut in Plainville, Connecticut. With greater than a 25-year lifespan, the EV Solar Carport will annually deliver 125 MWh via 100 kW DC power. GE EV Solar Carport in Plainville, CT. Click to enlarge. GE Energy Industrial Solutions combined forces with Inovateus Solar LLC, a national solar power distributor and integrator, to install the carport.

Rewarding Dealers Who Sell Electric Cars: Connecticut Takes The Lead

Green Car Reports

In February, the Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection (DEEP) announced its "Revolutionary Dealer Award," which will recognize dealers that sell the most electric cars, according Incentives for buyers are a great way to boost electric-car sales, but what about incentives for the dealers that actually sell them the cars?

CCAT receives $100K USDA grant to determine feasibility of alt fuel plants in Connecticut

Green Car Congress

The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has awarded a $100,000 Rural Business Enterprise grant to the not-for-profit Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology (CCAT), based in East Hartford, Conn. The grant will be used to help determine the feasibility of alternative fuel plants in north-central Connecticut.

Ford offering 3 years’ complimentary public charging to C-MAX Energi customers in California and Connecticut with EV 1-2-3 Charge

Green Car Congress

Ford Motor Company will offer three years of complimentary charging to California and Maryland customers who purchase or lease a 2016 C-MAX Energi with its pilot EV 1-2-3 Charge program. EV 1-2-3 Charge will provide unlimited, complimentary charging sessions of four hours each at more than 500 NRG EVgo and SemaConnect public stations across the nation. C-MAX Energi is capable of being fully charged in approximately 2.5 hours with the 240-volt charging stations that are included in the program.

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If You Want To Get a Tesla in Connecticut, Go to Hertz

EV Club of CT

Photo: EV Club members with a pre-production Rivian R1T Consumers Must Leave the State to Buy an EV Not Sold Through a Dealership If a consumer wants to go electric and buy or lease not. Read more. Advocacy Blog Legislation Policy Dealer franchise laws EV Direct Sales Lucid Rivian SB 214 Tesla

Connecticut Considers Bill To Let Tesla Sell Direct To Buyers

Green Car Reports

The battles between Tesla Motors and state auto-dealer associations over the carmaker''s direct-sales model has seen victories and losses for both sides. While some states have passed laws either banning or explicitly legalizing Tesla''s company-owned stores and online sales, many still haven''t weighed in either way. DON''T MISS: Where Can Tesla

Connecticut Light & Power in NU EV research study; Plug My Ride

Green Car Congress

Four municipalities and a global financial services leader are joining with Connecticut Light & Power (CL&P) to install charging stations for plug-in electric vehicles (EVs) as part of a research project with CL&P parent Northeast Utilities (NU). We’ve worked hard to make Connecticut an early market for electric vehicles, so we’re excited to launch New England’s first comprehensive, hands-on EV study.

Love Your Gas Car But Hate Emissions? Time for an EV Conversion

EV Club of CT

Batteries Blog Electric Vehicles Events Lifestyle News Connecticut EV companies custom EV conversions EV batteries EV conversions how to convert an ICE car to electric ICE conversion to EV Inductive AutoworksBy Analiese Mione But I love my car.

Driving Electric Is Now a Moral, Fiscal and Climate Imperative

EV Club of CT

Blog CHEAPR Electric Vehicles Lifestyle Policy Uncategorized air pollution Bolt Connecticut drive electric electric vehicle EV EV vs ICE Lucid Net-zero goals public health Rivian save money save time smog Tesla zero emissions

CT dealer incentive for electric-car sales works, could be improved: report

Green Car Reports

Connecticut ushered in a unique electric-car incentive in 2014, and the first points of data on its effectiveness have now been published. car buying incentives plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) state laws ConnecticutThe Connecitcut Hydrogen and Electric Automobile Purchase Rebate (CHEAPR) program not only provides a direct incentive for consumers to buy electric cars, it also awards cash to the dealership that sells one.

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President Biden Clears Way for States to Curb Vehicle Pollution

EV Obssesion

Originally published on the NRDC Expert Blog. By Luke Tonachel President Biden is following through on his promise to re-establish the long-held authority of governors to adopt vehicle pollution regulations to protect the health and welfare of people in their states.

Why Electric Cars Are Rare Outside CA: Arcane 'Travel Provision' Rule

Green Car Reports

New York California California Air Resources Board CARB plug-in cars Zero Emission Vehicle Connecticut MassachusettsThe sparsity of cars with plugs has been one of the biggest frustrations for Northeastern electric-car shoppers and advocates. While California buyers can choose among roughly two dozen different battery-electric and plug-in hybrid offerings, just a handful are available outside the state. And that's despite nine Northeastern states having adopted.

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Kia Soul EV Sales Expand Again, To Four Northeast States

Green Car Reports

Green Connecticut Maryland New Jersey New York plug-in carsWhen it first went on sale, the Kia Soul EV electric car was only available at select dealers in California. But Kia later followed up on a promise to expand sales when it determined that there was significant interest. Earlier this year, Kia announced the expansion of sales to Oregon, Washington, Georgia, Texas, and Hawaii. DON'T MISS: 2016 Kia.

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Is this 1896 horseless carriage the world's very first hybrid car?

Green Car Reports

Vintage Auctions Historic Connecticut BonhamsThe Toyota Prius may have started the era of modern hybrid cars when it debuted in Japan in 1997, but it was far from the first hybrid vehicle. Ferdinand Porsche actually designed a handful of hybrid and electric cars with Vienna-based carriage builder Jacob Lohner and Company, starting in 1898. But there's another vehicle that predates even that.

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Buyers in seven Northeast states urged to consider electric cars

Green Car Reports

New York Marketing New York Auto Show plug-in cars New Jersey Connecticut Massachusetts Rhode Island Vermont New HampshireWhen companies want to sell more of something, they market it. Now, at long last, electric cars are about to get the same treatment. Following an announcement at the New York International Auto Show last week, 16 major automakers are joining forces with seven states to promote sales of electric vehicles to consumers. The Alliance for Automobile.

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Second Honda dealership achieves grid-neutral status

Green Car Reports

Environmental dealers dealerships ConnecticutIf you're planning on buying a green car, have you ever wondered if you'll be making the purchase at a green dealership? As cars get more efficient, the carbon emissions related to the infrastructure for manufacturing and selling them should be considered as well. Honda has made some efforts in that direction with its "green dealer" program. DON'T.

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Sites of four Northeast hydrogen fueling stations announced by Air Liquide

Green Car Reports

New York Infrastructure hydrogen hydrogen fuel cell Connecticut MassachusettsCalifornia is the only U.S. state with substantial hydrogen fueling infrastructure, but now one company is giving the Northeast some attention. Air Liquide plans to open a small network of public hydrogen fueling stations in three Northeastern states by early 2017. The company—which has installed around 75 stations globally—will.

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Dealer-Funded Study Paints Misleading Picture of Direct Sales

EV Club of CT

A new report by the Connecticut Center for Economic Analysis—which acknowledges in its opening sentence that it was commissioned by the Connecticut Auto Dealers Association (CARA)—paints a gloomy picture for the state’s economy if legislation.

15 states want all heavy-duty trucks electric by 2050

Green Car Reports

The states signing the MOU include: California, Connecticut, Colorado, Hawaii, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New.

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CT Electric Vehicle Registrations Grow 36%

EV Club of CT

Post by Barry Kresch 17,217 electric vehicles are now registered in Connecticut This is a topline description of the new dataset. A more in-depth profile will be available when the EV dashboard is updated in. Read more.

Tesla Service Center permit revoked due to local dealership concern over direct sales

Teslarati

Tesla has had a permit for a new Service Center from the East Hartford, Connecticut Planning and Zoning Commission revoked after a local dealership voiced concern regarding direct-to-consumer sales laws. Currently, 300 Connecticut Boulevard is a Volvo dealership.

Charging Incentives for Condos and Apartments

EV Club of CT

According to the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) adjudication, about 10% of Connecticut residents call this type of dwelling home. MUD It stands for multi-unit dwellings.

Pace purchases 20 Proterra ZX5 electric buses and EV fleet charging infrastructure

Green Car Congress

Pace is the transportation backbone of Chicago’s suburbs and one of the largest public bus service operators in North America, serving an area nearly the size of the state of Connecticut.

Plug In America Unplugs

EV Club of CT

Dealers Pressure Plug In America to Back Away From Direct Sales Plug In America (PIA) has up until now played an important advocacy role in the effort to pass SB 127 in Connecticut and similar.

A Return Engagement Eversource and United Illuminating

EV Club of CT

Commercial and Multi-Family Residential Is the Focus The two major Connecticut electric distribution companies (EDCs), Eversource and United Illuminating, will speak to the club at a virtual meeting to be held on May 10th at.

Audi Q6 e-Tron Electric SUV, Chrysler e-AWD, CT Electric-Car Incentives: Today's Car News

Green Car Reports

Today, Audi confirms production of its all-electric SUV for 2018, Chrysler mulls electric all-wheel drive for its next minivan, and Connecticut unveils electric-car incentives. Connecticut unveils an incentive program for both electric cars and hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles called, appropriately, CHEAPR. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Today in Car News

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What’s Plan B for active mobility?  

Green Energy Consumers

In November 2021, the governors of Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island withdrew support for the program. The Transportation & Climate Initiative (TCI) is a multi-state effort to phase down our dependence on gasoline and diesel fuels and to kickstart investments for cleaner, more affordable transportation options. We're disappointed because without TCI, it's unclear how the states will achieve the emissions reductions needed to meet their climate goals.

CT legislature passes highway usage tax on heavy trucks

Green Car Congress

The Connecticut General Assembly has passed HB 6688 , a bill that imposes a highway use tax (HUT) on every carrier for operating, or causing to be operated, certain heavy, multi-unit motor vehicles (Class 8-13) on any highway (i.e., Opponents warn that the tax will increase the prices of consumer goods and will fall unfairly on Connecticut-based trucking.

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2020 – Turnover And Internal Dynamics of EVs in CT

EV Club of CT

The Equivalent Of 52% of EVs Added To The File in 2020 Turned Over EV registrations in Connecticut increase 18.2% in 2020, a not great number in a very difficult year. However, as difficult as. Read more. Blog CHEAPR Data Electric Vehicles EV Club CT EV fleet turnover

JuiceBar introduces 48-Amp home charger: Cheetah

Green Car Congress

JuiceBar, a commercial EV charger manufacturer based in Connecticut, has entered the home charging market with the release of a 48-amp charger that it calls the “Cheetah.”.

Solar Toyota Prius, Tesla court case, the cost of clean energy: Today's Car News

Green Car Reports

The Connecticut Supreme Court will decide the future of Tesla stores. Toyota tests a solar-powered Prius in Japan. Cost estimates get real for renewable power plans. And General Motors cleans up not just its cars, but its factories and tires. Hybrids aren't just for cars and trains anymore. All this and more on Green Car Reports. In Japan, Toyota. Today in Car News

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The Transportation Climate Initiative is on life support. Do states have better ideas for reducing transportation emissions?

Green Energy Consumers

Earlier this week, we learned that Connecticut Governor Lamont withdrew his support for the regional Transportation & Climate Initiative (TCI).