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).

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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

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 Supreme Court to hear dealers' appeal over Tesla store

Green Car Reports

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

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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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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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?

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.

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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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.

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

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.

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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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.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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.

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.

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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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

ARPA-E awarding $9.4M to 4 projects focused on removing sulfur hexafluoride from US grid

Green Car Congress

The four projects selected to receive funding include the University of Connecticut in Storrs, Conn.; University of Connecticut. The University of Connecticut proposes to develop a life-cycle management framework to accelerate and safeguard the transition of the US power grid toward a sulfur hexafluoride (SF 6 )-free green power network. The US Department of Energy’s (DOE) Advanced Research Project Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) has selected four projects to receive a combined $9.4

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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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Direct Sales Went Up in Smoke

EV Club of CT

Connecticut residents now can buy pot, but not a Tesla. A direct sales bill did pass the legislature, just not the one we wanted. Emerging from the smoke, we can see for the dealers what selling. Read more.

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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Tesla Isn’t Putting Untrained Drivers On The Roads With FSD Beta

EV Obssesion

While quoting a tweet from a CNBC reporter, Senator Blumenthal of Connecticut, which refuses to allow Tesla to sell cars to its customers on behalf of dealerships, claimed that Tesla is putting untrained drivers on public roads as testers for an unproven system.

EGEB: US awards $182 million for 49 e-bus projects in 46 states

Electrek

Connecticut boosts its electric vehicle rebates. In today’s Electrek Green Energy Brief (EGEB): The US government has awarded grants for electric and hydrogen buses to 49 projects in 46 states.

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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Congressman Himes to Speak to EV Club

EV Club of CT

Representative Jim Himes of Connecticut’s fourth congressional district will speak to us about what we can expect for EV. Join the EV Club for our next Zoom meeting on April 15th at 6:45 when U.S.

3 East Coast states and DC first to participate in TCI-P cap-and-invest program for transportation

Green Car Congress

The governors of Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island, and the mayor of the District of Columbia announced that theirs will be the first jurisdictions to launch a new multi-state program that the principals expect will invest some $300 million per year in cleaner transportation choices.

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Top 10 states offering EV incentives

Plug in America

Connecticut. Connecticut residents who purchase or lease an EV may qualify for the Connecticut Hydrogen and Electric Automobile Purchase Rebate Program , a rebate up to $2,225. Connecticut drivers who participate in certain income-qualified programs may receive additional funds up to $2,000. . Various states across the United States offer electric vehicle (EV) purchase incentives to help accelerate the adoption of zero-emission vehicles.

State officials telegraph looming fight to proposed federal EPA rollbacks

Green Car Reports

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

Green Car Congress

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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Tesla secures hard-fought win for owners in CT, but battle for sales continues

Teslarati

Tesla has secured a hard-fought win in Connecticut for its planned service center, but its battle for direct sales in the state continues.

Announcing SmartCharge New England – WED

Fleet Carma

In partnership with the Wallingford Electric Division (WED), this two-year program will help profile the impact of EV charging in Wallingford Connecticut. Wallingford, Connecticut is home to over 44,900 residents and is located between New Haven and Hartford.

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

Green Car Reports

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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