New York, New Jersey get serious about electric cars

Green Car Reports

While parts of the federal government focus on sustaining fossil-fuel energy, numerous states are enacting new policies and programs to boost electric cars. New York and New Jersey. New York plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) charging infrastructure New JerseyCalifornia tends to steal most headlines about electric vehicles and climate-change policy, but two other U.S. states have started to take electric cars more seriously.

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

Green Car Reports

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.

ChargEVC: New Jersey plug-in electric vehicle registration up 79% for MY 2016 vehicles over 2015

Green Car Congress

Registration of model year 2016 plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) in New Jersey was up 79% over 2015, according to a recent analysis by ChargEVC , a diverse coalition of organizations and companies that support growth of the electric vehicle market.

What’s In It For Me?

Creative Greenius

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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New coalition forms to drive adoption of EVs in New Jersey

Green Car Congress

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.

Dual-powered locomotives debut in New Jersey

Green Car Congress

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.

Gasoline rationing takes effect in 12 New Jersey counties

Green Car Congress

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.

New Jersey launches Large Scale CHP/Fuel Cell Program

Green Car Congress

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.

EPA approves emergency diesel fuel waiver for New Jersey

Green Car Congress

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.

Gasoline rationing takes effect in 12 New Jersey counties

Green Car Congress

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.

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.

NJ dedicates all gas tax revenue to transportation infrastructure

Green Car Reports

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.

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NJ electric-car advocacy group launches as gas tax soars

Green Car Reports

New Jersey was always the place for residents of neighboring states—Delaware, New York, and Pennsylvania—to buy cheap gasoline. Today, a new coalition launched with the aim of. electric utilities plug-in cars state laws transportation policy New JerseyThat era ended two days ago, when a political deal struck between its legislature and the governor raised the state gas tax by a whopping 23 cents a gallon.

Tesla Wins One In Jersey: Gov Christie Signs Bill To OK Four Stores

Green Car Reports

A new bill signed by New Jersey Governor Chris Christie will once again allow Tesla Motors to sell its electric cars in the state. Tesla operated its direct-sale retail stores in New Jersey until almost exactly a year ago, when the Christie administration quietly enacted a rule change that essentially mandated that all new cars be sold through. Green New Jersey Politics Tesla Motors dealers dealerships plug-in cars sales state laws

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Buyers in seven Northeast states urged to consider electric cars

Green Car Reports

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. 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.

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

Green Car Reports

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

Green Car Congress

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.

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

Green Car Reports

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

BMW Delivers First of 700 ActiveE Electric Cars In New Jersey

Green Car Reports

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

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

National Green Transportation

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.

New Jerseyites can still buy Tesla Model S, despite new ban on Tesla car sales

National Green Transportation

On Tuesday, New Jersey put up a road block preventing Tesla Motors from selling cars in that state. On Friday, Tesla CEO Elon Musk issued a blog post saying Tesla customers in New Jersey will still be able to

New Jerseyites can still buy Tesla Model S, despite new ban on Tesla car sales

National Green Transportation

On Tuesday, New Jersey put up a road block preventing Tesla Motors from selling cars in that state. On Friday, Tesla CEO Elon Musk issued a blog post saying Tesla customers in New Jersey will still be able to

2019 Jaguar I-Pace: brief first drive of all-electric luxury crossover

Green Car Reports

A parking lot in suburban New Jersey isn’t the first place I’d look for a revolution. According to Jaguar, it’s where ours will start. After less than four minutes behind the wheel of the 2019 Jaguar I-Pace, the electric Jaguar feels like the beginning of something. DON'T MISS: 2019 Jaguar I-Pace electric crossover debuts in. plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

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

Green Car Reports

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.

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Electric Minis only weeks away from delivery

Plugs and Cars

Four hundred fifty electric Minis will hit the road in the next few weeks in California, New York and New Jersey. The leasees, who will have the car for one year, are chomping at the bit. Bill Nye the science guy will put aside his gas-guzzling Prius for twelve months. Ex-EV1 drivers will be among those taking advantage of their first opportunity to get back in an electric car. Ken Bensinger reports on a gathering in LA.

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

Green Car Reports

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.

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

Green Car Reports

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

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

Green Car Reports

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

Modern Electric Cars, Three Years Later: Lessons Learned

Green Car Reports

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

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

Green Car Reports

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

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

Green Car Reports

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: Thoughts On '10 Things I Hate' Article (Really Only Seven)

Green Car Reports

” 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.”

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Life With Tesla Model S: New Northeastern Superchargers Now Live

Green Car Reports

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

Chargeway: the best electric-car idea you've never heard of

Green Car Reports

In New Jersey and Oregon, someone else does this for you.) Pretty much everyone knows how to put fuel into a conventional car. You pull up to the pump, open the vehicle's fuel door, put in a credit card, select diesel or one of three grades of gasoline, lift the hose, and pump. (In Electric-car charging isn't quite that simple. DON'T MISS: Car buyers.

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Honda Fit EV Electric-Car Leasing Expands To Northeast

Green Car Reports

The electric Fit will be available at selected locations in Massachusetts, Connecticut, Maryland, New York, and New Jersey later this month.

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

Green Car Reports

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 reaches agreement with Ohio dealers to avoid sales ban

Green Cars News

While the carmaker is still fighting to be allowed to sell its cars in New Jersey, things look set to stay rosy in Ohi[.].

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

Green Car Reports

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.

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

Green Car Reports

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

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

Green Car Reports

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

Green Car Reports

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

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

Green Car Reports

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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