2013 Honda Fit EV begins leasing 20 July in California and Oregon for $389/month

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The battery-electric 2013 Honda Fit EV ( earlier post ) will be available for lease beginning 20 July 2012, with a three-year lease price of $389 per month. The electric motor drives the Fit EV through a high-efficiency coaxial gearbox with a single forward ratio. Electric (Battery

Oregon climate change laws signed

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Significant steps have been taken by the US state of Oregon as Governor Ted Kulongoski signed into law a series of bills that constitute a climate change package. House Bill 3039: Focuses on the development of a pilot programme that will integrate 25megawatts for small scale solar energy into the state’s electricity mix. Senate Bill 38: This expands the reporting requirements on greenhouse gas emissions to imported natural gas, electricity and transportation fuels.

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ICCT: available low-carbon fuels can reduce CI of on-road transportation fuels in Pacific Coast region by 14%–21% by 2030

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A new study from the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) and E4tech finds that the targets adopted or proposed by British Columbia, California, Oregon, and Washington to reduce the carbon intensity of transportation fuels can be met with a range of low-carbon fuel options.

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Where Did All The Hybrids Go?

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For most of the spring, sales of gas-electric hybrids dropped off due to limited supplies. During the same time period, sales of electric vehicles were low. Long-term, sales of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles ( PHEVs ) and pure electric vehicles (EVs) look promising.

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Obama Administration launches series of actions to accelerate EV adoption; inc. $4.5B in loan guarantees, pursuing 350 kW fast charge

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The Obama Administration has announced a series of actions from the Federal government, private sector, and states, as well as a new framework for collaboration for vehicle manufacturers, electric utilities, electric vehicle charging companies, and states, all geared towards accelerating the deployment of electric vehicle charging infrastructure and putting more electric vehicles on the road. Electric vehicle coalition. Edison Electric Institute.

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Enterprise Rent-A-Car Adds 5,000 Hybrids to Nationwide Fleet

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Enterprise Rent-A-Car is adding approximately 5,000 additional gas/electric hybrids to its nationwide fleet and designating nearly 80 rental locations across the country as “hybrid branches.” Markets include California (Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sacramento and Fresno); Colorado (Denver); Florida (Orlando, Tampa); New York (Albany, Ithaca, New York City, Rochester); Oregon (Eugene, Portland); Texas (Austin, Dallas, Houston); Atlanta; Boston; Detroit; Minneapolis; Philadelphia; St.

US DOT Awards $100M in Recovery Act Funds to 43 Transit Projects to Reduce Energy Consumption and Greenhouse Gas Emissions

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The US Department of Transportation (DOT) is awarding $100 million in Economic Recovery Act funding to 43 transit agencies for projects to reduce energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions from both vehicles and facilities. Selection criteria included a project’s ability to reduce energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions and also to provide a return on the investment. Lane Transit District, Oregon: $3,000,000.

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