29 states and the District of Columbia currently have some form of anti-idling laws

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Twenty-nine states and the District of Columbia have laws that regulate engine idling, but each of these states has different applications of idle reduction and various exemptions. Some states regulate idling geographically, such as on school property, in business districts, or in certain counties. Other states have time limits on how long an engine may be idled, or idle limits during certain times of the year.

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

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Fifteen states and the District of Columbia announced a joint memorandum of understanding (MOU), committing to work collaboratively to advance and accelerate the market for electric medium- and heavy-duty vehicles, including large pickup trucks and vans, delivery trucks, box trucks, school and transit buses, and long-haul delivery trucks (big-rigs). Medium- and heavy-duty trucks are a major source of harmful smog-forming pollution, particulate matter, and air toxics.

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DOE: Vermont had the highest number of public EV chargers per capita in US in November 2020

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The number of public electric vehicle (EV) chargers across the country has been growing. Twenty-one states and the District of Columbia had more than 20 chargers per 100,000 people. EV chargers refers to the number of plugs available to charge EVs.

Wyoming leads in vehicle miles traveled per person

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times greater than the minimum (3,691 million miles in the District of Columbia). Because total VMT depends, in part, on the size of the population, of interest in this study was the variation among the states in vehicle miles traveled per person (VMT per person).

15 states want all heavy-duty trucks electric by 2050

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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.

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Average annual highway vehicle miles traveled per capita varies by state

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On a per-capita basis, the number of vehicle-miles traveled (VMT) on the nation’s roads varies from a low of 5,300 annual miles in the District of Columbia to 16,900 annual miles in Wyoming.

2019 290

NHTSA estimates 38,680 traffic fatalities in 2020, up 7.2% from 2019 despite 13.2% drop in VMT

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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA’s) statistical projection of traffic fatalities for 2020 shows that an estimated 38,680 people died in motor vehicle traffic crashes. This represents an estimated increase of about 7.2%

2019 339

States with the highest and lowest truck traffic on interstate highways

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This analysis examined truck traffic as the percentage of all traffic on interstate highways in the individual states and the District of Columbia. The calculations combined the percentages of vehicle distances traveled by single-unit trucks and combination trucks (but not light trucks) published by the Federal Highway Administration. There are no rural interstates in the District of Columbia and Delaware.). Percentage of truck traffic.

Electrify America introduces new pricing structure featuring kWh pricing in 23 states and DC; reduced rates for states with minute-based pricing

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Electrify America will now charge customers in 23 states plus the District of Columbia by the kilowatt-hour. More than 78% of charging on the Electrify America network takes place in states where kWh pricing will be implemented.

2020 349

States, Cities sue EPA over Clean Power Plan rollback

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A lawsuit filed Tuesday by 22 states and seven cities, in the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, aims to. The power grid that electric vehicles plug into will get cleaner over time. But depending on where you are, the rate at which it cleans up could have a lot to do with something that’s headed to the courts.

2019 111

California and 16 states sue EPA over emissions rules

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California, along with 16 other states and the District of Columbia, have formally launched a long-anticipated lawsuit against EPA over its proposed rollback of emissions rules for 2022 through 2025, according to a new report in the Washington Post.

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Virginia Legislature passes Clean Car Standards bill; to Governor for signing

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At the end of last week, the Virginia State Senate passed HB 1965, which directs the State Air Pollution Control Board to implement a low-emissions and zero-emissions vehicle program for motor vehicles with a model year of 2025 and later. With this rule, Virginia joins 14 other states and the District of Columbia in adopting clean car standards.

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

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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. The partners will present a proposed memorandum of understanding to the governors of the states and the mayor of the District of Columbia for consideration in the summer of 2020.

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Nine states and DC to design regional approach to cap greenhouse gas emissions from transportation

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A coalition of nine Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states and the District of Columbia announced their intent to design a new regional low-carbon transportation policy proposal that would cap and reduce carbon emissions from the combustion of transportation fuels, and invest proceeds from the program into low-carbon and more resilient transportation infrastructure. The work of TCI is facilitated by the Georgetown Climate Center.

2018 221

Electrify America to provide Harley-Davidson LiveWire owners with nationwide charging plan

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Electrify America announced an agreement with Harley-Davidson to provide owners of its first all-electric motorcycle—the Harley-Davidson LiveWire ( earlier post )—with the per minute equivalent of 500 kWh of complimentary charging over two years at Electrify America stations nationwide.

2019 217

DOE: California had highest concentration of plug-in vehicles relative to population in US in 2015: 4.68 PEVs/1,000 people

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In 2015, only five states had more than two plug-in vehicles (PEVs) registered per 1,000 people, according to figures compiled by the US Department of Energy (DOE). California had the highest concentration of plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) with 4.68 Georgia is the only eastern state with more than 2 PEVs per 1,000 people, likely due to generous state incentives that were offered until the summer of 2015, DOE suggested.

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DOE: California had the highest concentration of plug-in vehicles relative to population in 2016

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In 2016, California had the highest concentration of plug-in vehicles relative to population with 6.65 PEVs per 1,000 people, according to figures from the US Department of Energy (DOE). Mississippi had the lowest concentration of PEVs, but all 50 states and the District of Columbia had at least some PEVs.

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Electrify America to more than double its current EV charging network by end of 2025

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Electrify America announced its “Boost Plan” to more than double its current electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure in the United States and Canada, with plans to have more than 1,800 fast charging stations and 10,000 individual chargers installed by the end of 2025.

Electrify America collaborating with nine additional companies to host more than 30 ultra-fast electric vehicle charging stations

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The companies, ranging from popular grocery store chains to retail shopping centers, will help expand the availability of electric vehicle DC fast charging for customers who drive or are considering purchasing an EV. More than 20 of the new charging sites will be located in California. The chargers are also compatible with many of today’s electric vehicles that are capable of charging at speeds up to 150kW.

2019 236

Exelon to electrify 30% of utility vehicle fleet by 2025; 50% by 2030

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Exelon Corporation today announced that its six electric and gas utilities will continue advancing transportation electrification to benefit customers and communities by taking major steps to electrify its fleet of vehicles. Exelon’s utilities have a combined fleet of more than 7,200 vehicles.

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Lightning eMotors partners with Soderholm Bus & Mobility to sell electric commercial vehicles in Hawaii

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—Erik Soderholm, co-owner and vice president of Soderholm Bus & Mobility. The goal is to ensure that 100 percent of all new medium- and heavy-duty vehicle sales be zero-emission vehicles by 2050 with an interim target of 30 percent zero-emission vehicle sales by 2030.

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NY sets 100% ZEV sales goal for new LDVs by 2035, advances Advanced Clean Truck regulation

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In addition, the Governor directed the Department of Environmental Conservation to release the proposed Advanced Clean Truck regulation that would significantly reduce air pollution from trucks. The law also requires the development of a zero-emissions vehicle development strategy by 2023, which will be led by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) to expedite the implementation of the State policies and programs necessary to achieve the law’s new goals.

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US reaches $1.5B settlement with Daimler AG over emissions cheating in Mercedes-Benz diesels; civil penalty of $875M

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The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), USDepartment of Justice (DOJ), and California Air Resources Board (CARB) announced a proposed settlement with Daimler AG and its American subsidiary Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC resolving alleged violations of the Clean Air Act and California law associated with emissions cheating. The company will pay another $110,000,000 to fund mitigation projects in California (California will receive a total of $285.6

2020 236

Who is driving less? Democrats or Republicans?

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The latest data from the Federal Highway Administration on the amount of driving in the United States indicate that vehicle miles traveled (VMT) in March of this year decreased by 18.6% In this post I will present the results of a new analysis that examined the relationship between the decrease in VMT in individual states (and the District of Columbia) and whether those states were “blue” or “red.”. compared with a decrease of 17.0%

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US new light-duty diesel sales dropped slightly in 2016 to 280,000 units from 300,000 in 2015

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The US added more than 280,000 new diesel passenger vehicles across the country in 2016, with Texas, California and Florida having the highest numbers of diesel vehicles, according to a Diesel Technology Forum analysis of the latest Vehicles in Operation (VIO) data compiled by IHS Automotive (December 2016). The number of diesel car, SUV, full-size pickup trucks and vans in operation reached 8 million in 2016. Eight of the Top 10 fastest growth states were in the East.

2017 184

ChargePoint and NATSO launch collaborative to expand EV charging along highways and in rural communities

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This significant expansion will link America’s drivers to a growing charging network in all 50 states and the District of Columbia, significantly increasing access to charging as EV adoption accelerates. Some analysts expect that 40% of new vehicle sales will be electric by 2040, with at least 100 new EV models expected to hit American roadways within the next five years. Work together to achieve policy outcomes to support each of these objectives.

2020 161

US diesel car registrations increased by 24% from 2010-2012, hybrids up 33%

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The national registration information includes data for all types of passenger vehicles—cars, SUVs, pickup trucks and vans—in all 50 states and the District of Columbia from 1 January 2010 through 31 December 2012. Diesel car and SUV registrations increased from 640,779 in 2010 to 796,794 at the end of 2012—a 24.34 Some analysts predict diesel sales will reach 10 percent of the US market by 2020.

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GHSA report: 6,590 pedestrians killed on US roads in 2019, highest since 1988

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GHSA’s projection represents a 5% increase from 2018 in the number of pedestrian fatalities. This projection represents a continuation of an increasing trend in pedestrian deaths going back to 2009 and would be the largest annual number of pedestrian fatalities in the US since 1988.

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Who is driving less in response to the pandemic, Democrats or Republicans? A June update

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Thus, this analysis examined the relationship between the decrease in VMT in June 2020 in individual states (and the District of Columbia) and whether those states were “blue” or “red.”. compared with a decrease of 10.7% Michael Sivak is the managing director of Sivak Applied Research and the former director of Sustainable Worldwide Transportation at the University of Michigan. by Michael Sivak, Sivak Applied Research.

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Democrats continue to drive less than Republicans in response to the pandemic

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Thus, this analysis examined the relationship between the decrease in VMT in July 2020 in individual states (and the District of Columbia) and whether persons in those states were more likely to vote for the Democratic or Republican candidate in the upcoming presidential election. The changes in VMT in each of the three months examined in this and the two previous analyses are summarized in the table below. compared with a decrease of 9.0%

2020 256

Study found highly elevated PM2.5 in pre-COVID-19 subway air in NE US; NYC the worst

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A team led by NYU Grossman School of Medicine researchers measured real-time and gravimetric PM 2.5 A total of 71 stations across 12 transit lines were monitored during morning and evening rush hours (all pre-COVID).

NHTSA survey finds 660,000 drivers while driving at any given daylight moment using cell phones or electronic devices

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The US Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) released new survey results that show that Americans continue to use electronic devices while driving, despite warnings that it causes their own driving to deteriorate and can lead to crashes, injuries and even death. The new data are being released at the start of National Distracted Driving Awareness Month. Driver use of electronic devices, 2002-2011.

2013 254

Delphi automated vehicle completes coast-to-coast drive

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Nearly 3,400 miles (5,472 km) were covered with 99% of the drive in fully automated mode. The team collected nearly three terabytes of data—about 30% of all of the printed material in the Library of Congress. The nine-day trip crossed 15 states and the District of Columbia.

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Latest generation diesels power 36% of US commercial trucks

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Thirty-six percent of all commercial diesel trucks on US roads are now powered by the newest generation of diesel technologies (MY 2011 and newer), up from 30% in 2016 and 25.7% in 2015, according to analysis by the Diesel Technology Forum of operation data from 2017 of vehicles (GVW 3-8) provided by IHS Markit. Some states have the new diesel technology in more than two-thirds of their fleets.

2018 174

Petroleum and refiners organizations file suit to reverse EPA’s second partial waiver for E15

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The National Petrochemical & Refiners Association (NPRA), the International Liquid Terminals Association and the Western States Petroleum Association have filed a lawsuit with the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit to overturn a recent decision by the Environmental Protection Agency authorizing blends up to E15 for newer-model vehicles.

2011 170

Cadillac embarks on first hands-free cross-country highway drive with Super Cruise

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Cadillac embarked on its first official hands-free drive on freeways from one side of the country to the other, using Super Cruise technology. A group of stakeholders and media will put the power of Super Cruise technology to the test in twelve Super Cruise-equipped Cadillac CT6 vehicles, which departed from Cadillac House in New York City and will travel to Los Angeles, California.

2017 150

Colorado Air Quality Control Commission approves low emission vehicle standards beginning in 2022 model year

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The Air Pollution Control Division of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment proposed the adoption of the LEV standards in response to Gov. Hickenlooper’s 19 June Executive Order , “Maintaining Progress on Clean Vehicles,” which directed the department to develop a rule to establish a Colorado LEV program incorporating the requirements of the California LEV program. These states now make up nearly 40% of the new automobile market.

2018 221

IIHS study finds simple centerline hardening can make left turns safer for pedestrians

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the infrastructure changes reduced the number of times drivers had to swerve or brake suddenly or pedestrians had to dodge out of the way by 70%, said IIHS Senior Research Transportation Engineer Wen Hu, the author of the paper.

2020 372

About 1/3 of Class 3-8 trucks in US equipped with advanced cleaner diesel engines

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About one-third of all medium- and heavy-duty commercial trucks registered in the United States (2.9 million of 8.8 The data includes total registration information on Class 3-8 trucks from 2007 through 2013 in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Beginning in 2007, all heavy duty diesel trucks sold had to meet particulate emissions levels of no more than 0.01

2014 218

EPA announces $46M for latest Diesel Emissions Reduction Act funding

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The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the availability of grant funding to implement projects which reduce emissions from the nation’s existing fleet of older diesel engines. EPA anticipates awarding approximately $46 million in Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) grant funding to eligible applicants, subject to the availability of funds.

CARB proposes amending California LEV III Greenhouse Gas Emission Regulation to maintain stringency if US standards change

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Recognizing the value of a national program to reduce greenhouse gases from light-duty vehicles, California had earlier accepted compliance through its “deemed to comply” option with greenhouse gas standards adopted by US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for the 2012 through 2025 model years. Currently, 12 other states and the District of Columbia have adopted California’s greenhouse gas emissions standards for vehicles.

2018 163

Wilmington Trust selected as trustee for $2.7B Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust

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The $2.7-billion trust, established as part of Volkswagen’s diesel emissions settlement, will be used to implement approved air pollution mitigation initiatives in US states and federally-recognized Native American nations. Wilmington Trust was selected as trustee because of its extensive experience providing trust, custody, escrow, and investment management services to public entities, including state governments and Native American tribes. Wilmington Trust, N.A.

2017 150

PHEV Registrations Increase 104% Q1 2021 Over Q1 2020

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While EV registrations overall increased 59% in Q1 2021 versus Q1 2020, PHEV registrations more than doubled with an increase of 103.7%. This is among many other trends you will find in our latest EV data Excel file that compares EV registrations for Q1 2021 to that of Q1 2020.