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New coalition forms to drive adoption of EVs in New Jersey

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Technology companies, automobile dealers, utilities, environmental and community advocates launched a new coalition to push New Jersey to the forefront on electric vehicle adoption. The electric vehicle coalition, known as ChargEVC , will research, educate and advocate for the widespread adoption of next generation electric vehicles (EVs) in New Jersey.

Uber logs another mass-transit win, this time in New Jersey

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The latest example comes from New Jersey, where officials in. mass transit transportation policy New Jersey ridesharing UberSupporters of ride-sharing services like Uber and Lyft believe they can do more than simply serve as alternatives to private car ownership. Both companies and policymakers are experimenting with ways to use ride-sharing to supplement, even replace, dedicated mass-transit infrastructure.

Dual-powered locomotives debut in New Jersey

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Dual-powered locomotives—the first in the US to be powered by the overhead catenary or by twin diesel engines—recently made their debut in New Jersey. The new locomotives offer better acceleration and lower exhaust emissions than NJ TRANSIT’s current diesel equipment.

Clean Energy wins $10M, multi-year transit deal with New Jersey Transit

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Clean Energy Fuels has won a $10-million, multi-year procurement from New Jersey Transit, the nation’s third largest provider of bus, rail and light rail transit, which links major points in New Jersey, New York and Philadelphia and provides close to 223 million passenger trips each year. Long-time customer, Dillon Transportation, has signed a new agreement with Clean Energy to fuel its heavy duty trucks in Texas with Redeem.

Curbside electric-car charging in Jersey City highlights importance for city drivers

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General Motors Car Sharing plug-in cars charging New JerseyCity living presents many challenges for car owners, with parking among the most significant and painful. Scarce parking spaces are a particular problem for electric-car drivers, who typically charge their cars where they park overnight. Many electric-car drivers charge at home, but those owners who park on the street rather than in a private.

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Because my father’s father was an illiterate Italian illegal immigrant who drove a truck in New York City his entire career, all undocumented workers are my family.

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NJ dedicates all gas tax revenue to transportation infrastructure

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Infrastructure Gas Tax transportation policy New JerseyCritics of electric cars often use the argument that, because electric-car drivers don't pay gas taxes, they don't contribute their fair share of road-maintenance costs. But state gas-tax revenue don't necessarily go toward funding infrastructure, or at least not all of it. In last Tuesday's election, voters in one state ensured that their.

BMW Delivers First of 700 ActiveE Electric Cars In New Jersey

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Regular readers may recognize the name of Tom Moloughney, who has written several stories on his experiences living with a Mini E electric car for two years. Now Moloughney has moved up in the electric-car world. On Friday, he was the first U.S. customer to take delivery of a BMW ActiveE, the first of a fleet of 700 BMW 1-Series sedans converted

EPA temporarily allows use of home heating oil in emergency response vehicles in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and New York

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The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is temporarily waiving federal clean diesel fuel requirements in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and in and around New York City to allow the use of home heating oil—if ultra low-sulfur diesel fuel is not available—in highway vehicles, non-road vehicles, and non-road equipment designated by those states for emergency response.

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Tesla Motors sideswiped by NJ Gov. Christie's administration over Model S sales

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On Tuesday, the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission (NJMVC) approved a new rule requiring that all new-car dealers have a franchise agreement in order to sell cars in New Jersey.

Gasoline rationing takes effect in 12 New Jersey counties

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Last night, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie declared a limited state of energy emergency with regard to the supply of motor fuel and implemented odd-even rationing for gasoline purchases in 12 New Jersey counties.

Waits for Tesla service get longer as more electric cars are sold

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So I called my local Tesla service center, in Paramus, New Jersey, to set up the appointment. My 2013 Tesla Model S is now approaching 75,000 miles on the odometer. That happens to be the mileage benchmark for my next scheduled Tesla service. No problem, the service rep said. The first available slot is.a month from now. DON'T MISS: Tesla. Mechanics and Service Tesla Motors plug-in cars service

EPA approves emergency diesel fuel waiver for New Jersey

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The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) exercised its authority under the Clean Air Act temporarily to waive federal clean diesel fuel requirements in New Jersey to allow the use of home heating oil in most generators and pumps in emergency service in New Jersey. The federal waivers will help ensure an adequate supply of fuel for emergency response in New Jersey.

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Tesla's 100th Supercharger Electric-Car Charging Site Now Open

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This morning, it announced that its 100th Supercharger site is now open, in Hamilton Township, New Jersey--east of the state capital of Trenton, and less than 40 miles northeast of The audacious plan by electric-car maker Tesla Motors to install its own network of free, high-speed charging stations for owners of Tesla cars is starting to pay off.

New Jersey launches Large Scale CHP/Fuel Cell Program

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The New Jersey Economic Development Authority (EDA) and the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (BPU) launched the Large Scale Combined Heat and Power (CHP)/Fuel Cell Program. This competitive grant program was created to support CHP and standalone fuel cell projects serving commercial, institutional and industrial customers in New Jersey. Additionally, businesses should create or maintain jobs in New Jersey.

Gasoline rationing takes effect in 12 New Jersey counties

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Last night, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie declared a limited state of energy emergency with regard to the supply of motor fuel and implemented odd-even rationing for gasoline purchases in 12 New Jersey counties. As New Jerseyans continue the long process of recovering from Hurricane Sandy, it’s imperative that our families have secure, reliable access to essential supplies like fuel.

Honda Dealer In NJ Is First In U.S. To Use No Net Electricity

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Rossi Honda of Vineland, New Jersey, claims to be the first U.S. There are many green cars on the road, but how eco-friendly are the dealerships that sell them? car dealer to have become "Electric-Grid Neutral," meaning it uses no net electricity from its local utility.

How One Electric Utility Encouraged Employees To Use Plug-In Cars

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One example is PSEG, the publicly-owned New Jersey electric and gas utility, which has seen employee usage of electric cars soar since it launched an employee While workplace charging is still a work in progress at most companies, a few progressive corporations and nonprofits now offer incentives to employees to commute in plug-in electric cars.

Modern Electric Cars, Three Years Later: Lessons Learned

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Three years ago yesterday, the first retail buyer of a brand-new Chevrolet Volt range-extended electric car was handed his keys in Denville, New Jersey. Just three days earlier, the first Nissan Leaf buyer had received his battery-electric car in a large ceremony at San Francisco''s City Hall. Together, Jeffrey Kaffee and Olivier Chalouhi became

2014 BMW i3 REx: Range-Extended Electric Car Drive Report, By Very First Owner

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This past Wednesday, May 21, I picked up my shiny new 2014 BMW i3 REx range-extended electric car from JMK BMW in Springfield, New Jersey. The car, in Laurel Grey, was the first range-extended i3 delivered in North America, and I will always appreciate that BMW gave me the honor of being the first delivery. More than two years ago, I had been

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New Jersey deal could reverse Tesla sales ban

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Tesla fans in New Jersey in the US may have been deeply frustrated by the recent introduction of a ban on direct sales of the brand’s electric cars, but thankfully help seems to be on the way.

Electric Motorcycle Tour: Three Countries, 6,800 Miles, 22 Days

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This summer I set my sights on riding a Zero SR from my home in New Jersey to Mexico and Canada. Traveling by electric vehicles has come a long way in the past three years. Every summer since 2013, I have taken a long-distance road trip on an electric motorcycle, each time traveling a greater distance. DON'T MISS: Electric Motorcycle Ride From. road trips electric motorcycles Zero Motorcycles

Life With Tesla Model S: Thoughts On '10 Things I Hate' Article (Really Only Seven)

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” The article appeared last week on The Drive, a new "automotive culture" website from publisher Time Inc. The author, Andy Blau, owns a green Tesla Model S and spends a lot of time driving on New Jersey’s Palisades Parkway, so I identified with him right. It was a classic click-bait headline: “Ten Things I Hate About My Tesla.”

NJ Hearing Today Could Ban Tesla Stores In State; Electric-Car Maker Cries Foul

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The latest state to oppose Tesla''s direct-sales model is New Jersey, which the company says is on the verge of passing rules that would push its direct-sales model out of the Garden State. Another battle in Tesla Motors'' nationwide war with car dealers seems imminent. ALSO SEE: Tesla Stores Changing Dealer Relationship, Says Ex-Apple Exec At Ford

NJ Bill To Permit Direct Sales By Electric-Car Maker Tesla To Be Heard Tomorrow

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The guerilla warfare between auto dealers and Tesla Motors continues, with the latest skirmish happening tomorrow in New Jersey. Perhaps war analogies are overstating the case, but certainly Tesla has had to fight in numerous states for the right to sell its cars directly to buyers through the Internet. On Thursday, June 5 (tomorrow), a bill that

Life With Tesla Model S: New Northeastern Superchargers Now Live

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As the owner of a Tesla Model S in New York''s Hudson Valley, I''ve long lamented the puzzling dearth of Superchargers in the Northeastern U.S. But in the last few weeks, the official opening of two of Tesla''s superfast (120-kilowatt) free DC charging stations in New Jersey and upstate New York--both ideally sited--have left me no choice but to

Nissan Plug-Ins, Two Tesla Updates, Ford Fusion Lightweight: Today's Car News

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Today on Green Car Reports: Nissan''s plug-in hybrid plans, a bill to permit Tesla Motors'' direct sales model in New Jersey, and the Ford Fusion Lightweight concept points toward more-efficient cars. All this and more on Green Car Reports. An update on plug-in electric car sales for May, including the first sales numbers for the 2014 BMW i3

BMW i3 REx Range-Extended Electric: No NJ Sales-Tax Exemption, Costing Owners Extra $3,000-Plus

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But the range-extended model of the BMW i3 electric car turns out not to qualify for a state exemption from New Jersey''s new-car sales tax--despite at least some assurances to BMW dealers and buyers by the Electric cars enjoy many incentives, from tax credits and purchase rebates through carpool-lane access, to encourage buyers to give them a try.

Tesla Wins In NJ, 2025 Gas Mileage Rules, Green-Car Market Share Decline: Today's Car News

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Today, new legislation allows Tesla to sell electric cars directly to customers in New Jersey, high SUV sales may affect 2025 gas-mileage rules, and a new report claims green "alternative-power" vehicles dropped out of the top 10 new-vehicle categories in 2014.

Two Years In A Chevy Volt: 12,000 Miles, 26 Gallons Of Gas

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Since then, the retired pilot from Parsippany, New Jersey, has put almost 12,000 miles on his range-extended electric car--using just 26.1 Two years ago tomorrow, Jeff Kaffee took possession of his keys and became the very first person in the U.S. to buy a Chevrolet Volt. gallons of gasoline while doing so. That works out to a lifetime average of

Tesla In NJ, 2015 BMW i8 Specs, Rolls-Royce Plug-In Hybrid: Today's Car News

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Today on Green Car Reports: New Jersey could have banned Tesla Stores by the time you read this, final specs are released for the 2015 BMW i8 plug-in hybrid supercar, and Rolls-Royce considers a plug-in hybrid luxury sedan of its own. All this and more on Green Car Reports. The Federal Transit Administration has blocked the purchase of BYD

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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.

First 2011 Chevy Volt Buyer in U.S. Gets His Keys In New Jersey

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The happy event occurred on a cold winter day at Gearhart Chevrolet, in Denville, New Jersey. It's been four years coming, but today, the first retail buyer in the U.S. took delivery of his 2011 Chevrolet Volt range-extended electric car. The buyer is Jeffrey Kaffee, a retired airline pilot who lives in nearby Parsippany. He was surrounded by a

Chevy Volt Electric Car, Age 1: Can It Survive Toddler Years?

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One year ago today, the very first 2011 Chevrolet Volt range-extended electric car was delivered to a retail buyer, in Denville, New Jersey. The Volt was intended not only to be the first production plug-in electric car from General Motors--erasing memories of the ill-fated EV1--but to serve as a technology halo car for the just-bailed-out

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BMW ActiveE First Drive: At The Wheel (Video)

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The clip starts with the car at rest in the remarkably scenic precincts of Morris County, New Jersey (hey Yesterday we reviewed the BMW ActiveE electric car after spending an afternoon in the first ActiveE delivered in the U.S. Now, we have a brief video clip to take you inside the car, hitting some of the high points of the driving experience.

New Low In Misleading Fox 'News' Vendetta Against Chevy Volt

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There you are, driving your electric car through the Lincoln Tunnel to Manhattan from New Jersey. Imagine the horror. Your battery pack gives up its last few electrons, so your car slows to a halt in the narrow tube, blocking traffic, causing a cacophony of curses and horn-honking. That's the picture painted by the latest--and most egregious

NJ Per-Mile Tax Already Scrapped, Electric Car Fee Proposed Instead

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A New Jersey senator''s plan to drop gas tax and charge all vehicles a per-mile fee has already been scrapped, according to reports. Instead, Asbury Park Press reports the state is now looking towards a flat fee of $50 for electric vehicles.

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

NVIDIA, NYU join forces to use deep learning for autonomous driving

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NVIDIA is teaming up with New York University and its pioneering deep learning team to start a research collaboration at NVIDIA’s new auto tech office in New Jersey. NYU’s researchers will work with NVIDIA scientists and engineers to create groundbreaking autonomous driving technology. The partners expect their collaboration to accelerate the development of autonomous vehicles.

My 2013 Tesla Model S Electric Sport Sedan: Delivery at Last!

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After 1,386 days of waiting, I first glimpsed my new 2013 Tesla Model S electric sport sedan at a local discount tire store. The Tesla Motors [NSDQ:TSLA] delivery rep who was bringing the car up from the New Jersey distribution center to my house in New York's Hudson Valley had called me from the road, to say he was going to be late.