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. Emissions Engines Regulations

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

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The 12 states and DC —along with California and Hawaii—signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) calling for them to work toward a goal that 100% of new medium-duty (MD) and heavy-duty (HD) truck and bus sales will be zero emission by 2050, with an interim target of 30% by 2030.

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New Mexico Becomes The Latest "Clean Cars" State

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15 states plus the District of Columbia have adopted Clean Cars rules, based on California’s emissions and fuel economy standards

Nevada Governor signs multi-state medium- and heavy-duty ZEV MOU to accelerate transportation electrification in state

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Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) committing Nevada 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). Signatories of the MOU represent 40% of the US population and 35% of registered medium- and heavy-duty vehicles.

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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.

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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 234

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. Diesel Emissions Engines

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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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. emissions Fuel Economy

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

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The Colorado Air Quality Control Commission (AQCC) approved new low emission vehicle (LEV) standards for new light-duty and medium-duty motor vehicles sold in Colorado beginning in the 2022 model year. The new standards are estimated to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by nearly 2 million tons annually by 2030. 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.

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Northeast States, DC release proposal for regional plan to cut emissions and invest in clean transportation

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The draft Memorandum of Understanding builds on a program framework made public on 1 October 2019. Elements of a Model Rule. The final MOU is expected in the Spring of 2020, following additional public input and analysis. Electric (Battery) Emissions Policy

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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. Climate Change Emissions Fuel Efficiency Regulations

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

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The California Air Resources Board (CARB) has proposed amending the California Low-Emission Vehicle III Greenhouse Gas Emission Regulation to ensure that cars and light-duty trucks for model years 2022-2025 continue to meet California standards even if Federal standards are frozen. Currently, 12 other states and the District of Columbia have adopted California’s greenhouse gas emissions standards for vehicles. Climate Change Emissions Regulations

2018 163

EPA announces ~$44M in DERA funding to reduce emissions from diesel engines

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The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is announcing the availability of grant funding to implement projects aimed at reducing emissions from the nation’s existing fleet of older diesel engines. EPA anticipates awarding approximately $44 million in Diesel Emission Reduction Program (DERA) grant funding to eligible applicants. Since the first year of the DERA program in 2008, EPA has competitively awarded more than 790 grants and 420 rebates across the country.

2019 163

FTA awarding $130M in Low-No grants for zero-emission and low-emission transit buses and facilities

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The US Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announced approximately $130 million in grant selections through the Low- or No-Emission (Low-No) Grant program, which funds the deployment of transit buses and infrastructure for the purchase or lease of zero-emission and low-emission transit buses and supporting facilities. Eligible projects include the purchase or lease of buses powered by modern, efficient technologies.

2020 168

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. emissions global warming CO2 climate changeThe 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.

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Volvo Group ordered by US Court to pay $74.3M in penalties in diesel emission case

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The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit has ruled that the Volvo Group should pay penalties and interest of approximately SEK 508 million (US$74.3 million) following a dispute between the Volvo Group and the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regarding NO x emission compliance of diesel engines. This is expected to have a negative impact on the Group’s operating income of approximately SEK 440 million (US$64.3

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24 states, LA and NYC file suit against Trump Administration over One National Program Rule

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California Attorney General Xavier Becerra today, with Governor Gavin Newsom and the California Air Resources Board, led a coalition of 24 state attorneys general and the cities of Los Angeles and New York in filing a lawsuit against the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). These standards are followed, in whole or part, by 13 other states and the District of Columbia. Climate Change Emissions Regulations

2019 182

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). Emissions Health Urban mobility

EPA announces availability of $26M for projects to reduce diesel emissions from existing fleet

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The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the availability of $26 million in grant funding to establish clean diesel projects aimed at reducing emissions from the US’ existing fleet of diesel engines. Diesel-powered engines move approximately 90% of the nation’s freight tonnage, and today nearly all highway freight trucks, locomotives, and commercial marine vessels are powered by diesel engines. Diesel Emissions Fleets

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Detroit Diesel to pay $28.5M to settle MY 2010 diesel emissions complaint from EPA and DOJ

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million in a settlement with the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the US Department of Justice (DOJ) to resolve alleged violations of the Clean Air Act for selling heavy-duty diesel engines that were not certified by EPA and did not meet applicable emission standards. million on projects to reduce nitrogen oxide and other pollutants, including replacing high-polluting diesel school buses and locomotive engines with models that meet current emissions standards.

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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. Diesel Emissions Engines Fuels Heavy-duty Market Background

2018 174

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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Lightning eMotors signed a new exclusive partnership with Soderholm Bus & Mobility in Hawaii to provide Lightning eMotors’ zero-emission powertrains for their commercial van and bus customers. —Erik Soderholm, co-owner and vice president of Soderholm Bus & Mobility.

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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.

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

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New York Governor Kathy Hochul signed legislation (A.4302/S.2758), setting a goal for all new passenger cars and trucks sold in New York State to be zero-emissions by 2035. 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. New York is investing more than $1 billion in zero emissions vehicles over the next five years.

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Ford reportedly eliminates lease-to-buy option on electric vehicles

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As of June 15, 2022, Ford will no longer offer the opportunity to purchase its three all-electric vehicles, the F-150 Lightning, Mustang Mach-E, and E-Transit Van, for new leases. Ford says, “you do not have the option to purchase the vehicle at the end of the lease term.”

Coalition Files Suit Against EPA Over GHG Emissions from Ships, Aircraft and Non-road Engines

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A coalition of environmental groups has filed a lawsuit challenging what it called the US Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) failure to address greenhouse gas emissions from ocean-going ships, aircraft and nonroad vehicles and engines used in industrial operations. The filing came one day after the US Senate voted to uphold the EPA’s authority to regulate greenhouse gases via the rejection on 10 June of US Sen.

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EPA Begins Awarding $88.2M to All 50 States and DC for Diesel Emissions Reduction

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million divided equally through a noncompetitive allocation process to all 50 states and the District of Columbia, all of which will receive about $1.73 The funds were provided by the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act of 2009 (ARRA), signed by President Obama on 17 February, and can be used to support clean diesel projects and loan programs to address the nation’s existing fleet of more than 11 million diesel engines.

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Hyundai & Kia to pay record $100M penalty for GHG conformity violations & lose $200M+ in emission credits

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Hyundai and Kia will pay a combined $100-million civil penalty, the largest in Clean Air Act history, to resolve violations concerning the testing and certification of vehicles sold in the US (“Conformity Violations”) and will spend approximately $50 million on measures to prevent any future violations. million greenhouse gas emission credits that the companies previously claimed, which are estimated to be worth more than $200 million. million greenhouse gas (GHG) emission credits.

2014 176

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

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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.

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EIA: California home to almost half of US plug-in electric vehicles

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Total US sales of plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs)—battery electric and plug-in hybrid electric—have increased in recent years, but still represent only about 0.7% of new vehicle sales in 2014 so far, up from 0.6% California is home to almost half of all of the nation’s PEVs, but even in California, only about 5 out of every 1,000 registered vehicles are PEVs, according to the US Energy Information Administration (EIA).

2014 303

EPIC: state-level renewable electricity mandates increase electricity prices up to 17% over 12 years; cost more expensive than benefit

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RPS programs, which require that a certain percentage of the state’s electricity come from renewable sources, currently cover 64 percent of the electricity sold in the United States. A new study analyzing data from the 29 states and District of Columbia with mandatory RPS policies finds that the policies come at a high cost to consumers and are inefficient in reducing carbon emissions. However, these reduced emissions came at a high cost.

2019 173

EPA proposes to include Southern Maine in the Federal Reformulated Gasoline Program

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EPA is proposing , at the request of the State of Maine, to require the sale of reformulated gasoline ( RFG ) in York, Cumberland, Sagadahoc, Androscoggin, Kennebec, Knox and Lincoln counties in southern Maine starting in June 2015. RFG is currently used in 17 states and the District of Columbia. About 30% of gasoline sold in the US is reformulated. The Maine legislature subsequently postponed the requirement for sale of RFG until 1 June 2015.

2014 202

Electrify America, Walmart complete >120 ultra-fast charging stations at Walmart Stores

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Chargers at this power can charge a vehicle at speeds of up to 20 miles of range per minute. Electrify America’s continued collaboration with Walmart is expected to make the retailer one of the largest retail hosts of electric vehicle charging stations across the United States, and reinforces Walmart’s broader mission to spark collective action—alongside key partners—to drive environmental sustainability and provide customers access to sustainable options.

2019 201

Exelon to provide financing for 21MW of Bloom Energy SOFC projects at 75 commercial facilities

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Exelon Corporation will provide equity financing for 21 megawatts (MW) of Bloom Energy solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) projects at 75 commercial facilities in California, Connecticut, New Jersey and New York. Exelon’s partnership with Bloom Energy builds upon the distributed generation business of Exelon subsidiary Constellation, a leading competitive retail supplier of energy products and services serving more than two-thirds of the FORTUNE 100.

2014 183

Electrify America launches EV charging app, membership options; plans ~20% price reduction off current rates

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The Locate a Charger feature shows you the charging stations in your area, how many of each type of charger are at the station, and which ones are currently available. Become a member of Electrify America Pass and you can see the charging status of vehicles currently using the chargers and get notified when a charger becomes available. Members will receive an additional discount off of the standard pricing.

2019 173

Nissan Announces Dates for US LEAF EV Tour

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The Nissan LEAF Zero Emission Tour will make stops in 22 cities, in 11 states, the District of Columbia, and Vancouver, Canada, offering the opportunity for interested drivers, media, civic partners, businesses and university students to learn more about the Nissan LEAF and the benefits of zero-emission driving. The Nissan LEAF all-electric car will make its North American debut in Los Angeles on 13 Nov.

2009 223

Nissan and Reliant Energy Partner on EVs

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Nissan and Reliant Energy of Houston, Texas, one of the major competitive electricity providers in the nation, are collaborating to advance electric mobility in the United States. Reliant is a subsidiary of NRG Energy, Inc. one of the largest electricity generators in the United States. The companies will work to coordinate the establishment of policies and help streamline charging infrastructure deployment.

2009 206

CARB Approves THINK City as Type II ZEV

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The California Air Resources Board has approved the THINK City as a zero-emissions vehicle (ZEV). The approval paves the way for THINK to sell the all-electric THINK City in California, 12 other states and the District of Columbia that have adopted California’s ZEV requirements. The THINK City has a range of 100 miles, which meets CARB’s Type II ZEV Tier requirements, and uses an advanced lithium-ion battery developed by Ener1.

CMU study finds controlled EV charging can reduce generation cost, but at greater health and environmental costs depending upon the generation mix

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In a study focused on the PJM portion of the US electricity grid, researchers at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) found that although charging electric vehicles at night (when electricity is cheap and wind power is typically more plentiful) could lower electricity costs, doing so also creates more air emissions, and that the health and environmental costs from these emissions outweigh the electricity cost savings. other parts of the US and the world could be different.

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