Connecticut aiming to revise EV incentive for low-income households

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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).

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

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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

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Connecticut Supreme Court to hear dealers' appeal over Tesla store

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The Connecticut Supreme Court is scheduled to take up the case of whether Tesla should have been allowed to operate stores in the state. It's a case that could help shape a brewing national debate about how consumers buy electric cars, whether current dealers are equipped to sell them, and whether new startup automakers should be subject to laws. Dealership

Tesla faces battle over direct sales to buyers in Connecticut

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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.

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

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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.

Rewarding Dealers Who Sell Electric Cars: Connecticut Takes The Lead

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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?

GE EV Solar Carport Project debuts in Connecticut

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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.

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

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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.

Ballard to supply fuel cell module for Connecticut bus

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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

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

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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

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

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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.

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

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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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Buyers in seven Northeast states urged to consider electric cars

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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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Kia Soul EV Sales Expand Again, To Four Northeast States

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

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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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Second Honda dealership achieves grid-neutral status

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

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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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Sites of four Northeast hydrogen fueling stations announced by Air Liquide

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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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15 states want all heavy-duty trucks electric by 2050

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The states signing the MOU include: California, Connecticut, Colorado, Hawaii, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New. A contingent of 15 states and the District of Columbia have signed a memorandum of understating (MOU) to draft regulations requiring all new new medium-duty and heavy-duty trucks sold in their jurisdictions to be electric by 2050. Politics

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

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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

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

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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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State officials telegraph looming fight to proposed federal EPA rollbacks

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Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy and state attorneys general from California and Maryland said Friday that they will vigorously fight proposed rollbacks by the EPA to federal emissions standards ahead of public hearings scheduled for next week. "We’re We’re not interested in taking a punch. We want to counter-punch," California Attorney General. Politics

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Mustang Mach-E origin, I-Pace gets more range, oil for hybrids: Today’s Car News

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Connecticut tries to steer away from incentivizing Teslas. The Mustang Mach-E has a very interesting origin story. The Jaguar I-Pace gets more range, but not a higher EPA range rating. And do hybrids need special motor oil? This and more, here at Green Car Reports.

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Exxon backs carbon-capture technology to feed fuel cells

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The oil giant announced Thursday that it is expanding a partnership with Connecticut-based FuelCell Energy to develop the smaller company's fuel-cell technology. ExxonMobil is backing a new process that would capture carbon dioxide form power plants, and use it to feed fuel cells. FuelCell hopes to combine carbon capture and sequestration (CCS). oil Carbon carbon dioxide clean energy Exxon

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Tesla Model S Road Trip: Electric Cars Make It From DC To CT

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Just days after the negative review of the Tesla Model S in The New York Times, a group of Tesla owners had finalized plans to re-create the reviewer's trip from Maryland to Groton, Connecticut. It all took less than a week. On Saturday, some 30 electric car fans showed up at the Tesla Motors Rockville Service Center on a gloomy, cold morning in

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When You See Something, Say Something: Climate Emergency Alarm Bells Ringing While Local Electeds Pretend Not To Hear

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So did Hoboken, New Jersey; New Britain, Connecticut; and Montgomery County, Maryland here in the USA. According to the Homeland Security Department the biggest lesson of the 9-11 terrorist attacks was. “ If you see something, say something.”. That became America’s mantra because we missed so many clues, hints and pieces of evidence that should have driven us to the kind of preemptive action that stops disaster – or at least prepares people for it. .

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FuelCell Energy receives contract for two 2.8MW direct fuel cell power plants from utility

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One direct fuel cell system will be located in Bridgeport, Connecticut as part of a distributed renewable power generation project that also includes a solar array. UIL is the parent company of The United Illuminating Company (UI); The Southern Connecticut Gas Company (SCG); Connecticut Natural Gas Corporation (CNG); and The Berkshire Gas Company (Berkshire), each more than 100 years old. FuelCell Energy, Inc. has received a contract for two 2.8

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As states use less coal for electricity, driving electric vehicles becomes even cleaner

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The largest decreases (in terms of percentage of percentage) were in Massachusetts (from 25% to 0%), Connecticut and New York (both from 14% to 1%), and Delaware (from 70% to 5%). by Michael Sivak, Sivak Applied Research.

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Honda Fit EV Electric-Car Leasing Expands To Northeast

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The electric Fit will be available at selected locations in Massachusetts, Connecticut, Maryland, New York, and New Jersey later this month. Honda has confirmed the five East Coast locations in which its 2013 Honda Fit EV will be leased, joining the West Coast markets of California and Oregon. The car has been on sale on the West Coast since July

Hertz Adds Chevy Volt To Car-Sharing Service, Targets Students

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A Chevrolet Volt has joined the University of Connecticut's car-sharing fleet, as part of the Hertz On Demand Car rental firm Hertz got in there early with electric cars, saying as far back as 2010 it would put the Nissan Leaf on its fleet. Several plug-in models have followed, and for its newest initiative, Hertz is targeting younger drivers.

Volt cruises into North Carolina and South Carolina

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Before today’s announcement, it was available in New York, New Jersey, Virginia, Connecticut General Motors today announced that it is ramping up sales of its plug-in hybrid electric car, the Chevy Volt, in two new states: North Carolina and South Carolina. Like other new electric cars, the Volt is only available in a few states.

First Hydrogen Filling Station In U.S. Opens For Fuel-Cell Cars

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Nonetheless, last week, the first commercial hydrogen filling station in the country was opened in Wallingford, Connecticut, by startup firm SunHydro. Did you notice? Us either. The company generates hydrogen onsite using electricity from an array of photovoltaic solar cells that splits apart water molecules to yield hydrogen and oxygen. There are

2012 Nissan Leaf Now Available In Colorado, Northeastern States

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Nissan announced yesterday that it has added six new states to its list of places you can buy its all-electric Leaf hatchback; Colorado, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey and New York. While the 2011 Nissan Leaf wasn’t ready for cold weather, the 2012 Leaf should cope with harsh winters in colorado and the northeast

SunHydro to Receive 10 Toyota Fuel Cell Vehicles

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TMS) to place 10 Toyota Advanced Fuel Cell Hybrid Vehicles (FCHV-adv) in the Connecticut area this fall. The FCHV-adv vehicles in Connecticut are part of a Toyota nationwide fuel cell demonstration program that will place more than 100 vehicles over the next three years. The ten fuel cell vehicles will be kept in Connecticut and will be used by SunHydro/Proton Energy Systems staff, in addition to other community members.

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15 States and the District of Columbia partner to accelerate bus and truck electrification; 100% ZEV by 2050

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States signing the MOU are: California, Connecticut, Colorado, Hawaii, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Washington.

Fraunhofer establishes Center for Energy Innovation (CEI) at UConn; energy storage and fuel cells among targeted technologies

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Fraunhofer and the University of Connecticut (UConn) have established the Fraunhofer Center for Energy Innovation (CEI), the mission of which is to develop advanced technologies related to energy storage, fuel cells, in-stream hydro, power management and distribution through contract research. Consequently, we combine our advanced energy competencies in the USA with an excellent research partner, the University of Connecticut.

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BMW Announces ActiveE Testing For Key Markets, Starts Summer 2011

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drivers in New York, Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco, Sacramento, Boston and Connecticut can look forward to signing up to help BMW test its ActiveE, two years before its MegaCity EV hits the market. As BMW bring to an end the first round of BMW Mini E lease schemes in the U.K, Based on a 2010 BMW 1-series chassis, the 450 ActiveE will

California, Massachusetts Named Most Energy-Efficient States

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California, Massachusetts and Oregon have been named the top-rated states for energy efficiency, while New York, Vermont, Washington, Rhode Island, Connecticut, Minnesota, and Maine rounded out the top ten. That's according to the annual State Energy Efficiency Scorecard report from the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE), a

California, 7 states and DC commit to faster transition to zero-emission trucks and buses; next step is formal agreement

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States joining with California on the effort to accelerate deployment of zero-emission trucks and buses are Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Oregon, Rhode Island and Vermont. California is joining with seven other states and the District of Columbia in committing to develop an action plan to put hundreds of thousands more zero-emission trucks and buses on their roads and highways.

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NEESC releases 2015 hydrogen & fuel cell development plans for eight Northeastern states; power generation and transportation

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The Northeast Electrochemical Energy Storage Cluster ( NEESC ), administered by Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology Inc. Connecticut. NEESC is administered by the Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology, Inc. Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology, Inc. CCAT ), released the 2015 Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Development Plans for each of the eight states in the Northeast US.

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FuelCell Energy completes 14.9MW fuel cell park on schedule for Dominion

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The project was completed on schedule and power is being delivered to the electric grid under a 15-year energy purchase agreement with a Connecticut electric utility. The project is located on a remediated brownfield site in an industrial area of Bridgeport, Connecticut, using only about 1.5 The State of Connecticut benefits with tax revenue from a variety of sources, job creation in the State, and progress towards the State''s renewable portfolio standard.

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