All US States, DC, Puerto Rico Get Green Light For EV Charging Plans

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Now that all charging infrastructure projects have been approved, reimbursement funds have been made available

EPA awards $8M in FY2014 clean diesel grants in 21 states, Puerto Rico

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The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded $8 million to communities in 21 states and Puerto Rico to reduce emissions from the nation’s existing fleet of diesel engines through the agency’s Diesel Emission Reduction Act ( DERA ) program. Puerto Rico. Puerto Rico Metropolitan Bus Authority is retrofitting 17 transit buses with diesel particle filters (DPFs).

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Altairnano to provide 2MW Li-ion storage system for solar project in Puerto Rico

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will provide a 2MW ALTI-ESS Advantage advanced energy storage system to provide ramp-rate control for smoothing the power fluctuations associated with photovoltaic applications in addition to frequency regulation for the San Fermin 26 MW photovoltaic solar farm in Loiza, Puerto Rico. and Coqui Power LLC, a joint development effort for the deployment of solar photovoltaic projects in Puerto Rico, together with TSK Solar, a leading energy EPC contractor and engineering firm.

2013 Nissan Leaf will be sold in Puerto Rico, first expansion into Latin America

National Green Transportation

Nissan today announced the 2013 Nissan Leaf will be available in Puerto Rico, making it the first Latin America market for Nissan's electric car. Nissan and Puerto Rico signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) 14 months ago

Nissan LEAF arrives in Puerto Rico for first time

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One of them is Puerto Rico – where Nissan has made the first two deliveries of its LEAF to the Caribbean island. [.]. The LEAF has been a global success for Nissan and is currently the best-selling electric car around the world – but there are still parts of the world this EV is only just reaching. Nissan

2013 Nissan Leaf will be sold in Puerto Rico, first expansion into Latin America

National Green Transportation

Nissan today announced the 2013 Nissan Leaf will be available in Puerto Rico, making it the first Latin America market for Nissan's electric car. Nissan and Puerto Rico signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) 14 months ago

First 35 State plans to build out EV charging infrastructure approved; more than $900M in FY22 and FY23 funding

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The Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) announced the approval—ahead of schedule under the National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) Formula Program ( earlier post )—of 35 Electric Vehicle (EV) Infrastructure Deployment Plans from States, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.

Here are 3 vital insights installers shared about the state of solar in 2021

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US Department of Energy-funded solar marketplace EnergySage and nonprofit accreditation body The North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners ( NABCEP ) just released the results of the 2021 Solar Installer Survey , which polled more than 500 residential and commercial solar installers across 43 states, Puerto Rico, and Washington, DC.

U.S. approves 35 EV charging infrastructure plans forward of schedule

Baua Electric

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration on Wednesday stated it has accredited greater than two-thirds of electrical automobile charging infrastructure plans submitted by states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.

U.S. approves 50 states’ EV charging plans covering 75,000 miles of highways

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The Biden-Harris Administration has approved Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Deployment Plans for all 50 States, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico ahead of schedule under the National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) Formula Program, established and funded by President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.

NHTSA early estimates show record increase in traffic fatalities nationwide

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Also, 29 States and the District of Columbia are projected to have experienced increases in fatalities; 19 states and Puerto Rico saw traffic deaths decline during this period. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) estimates that 9,560 people died in motor vehicle traffic crashes in the first quarter of 2022. This is an increase of about 7% as compared to the 8,935 fatalities projected for the same quarter in 2021.

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

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FARS is a census of fatal traffic crashes in the 50 States, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico.

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Toyota Prius V hybrid wagon ends U.S. run; RAV4 Hybrid took its sales

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and Puerto Rico. After six model years, the 2017 Toyota Prius V will soon leave the stage, and there will be no 2018 version. Toyota has confirmed to Green Car Reports that it is ending production of the hybrid wagon for the U.S. The reason is simple: Its sales have fallen considerably since the 2016 launch of the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid compact

Tesla plans to raise FSD Beta’s price to $15k once update 10.69 fully rolls out

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12,000 in the United States $12,800 in Canada $177,200 in Mexico $10,000 in Puerto Rico. 6,000 in the United States $6,400 in Canada $88,600 in Mexico $5,000 in Puerto Rico. Elon Musk announced a price increase for FSD Beta once Tesla starts 10.69’s wide release.

50 U.S. states submit EV infrastructure plans for Biden Administration’s $5B fund

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Departments of Transportation and Energy (Joint Office) announced that all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico submitted EV infrastructure deployment plans for President Biden’s $5 billion fund. The U.S.

SpaceX in talks with Apple about Starlink connectivity for the iPhone

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T-Mobile’s Starlink-connected plan would provide service to users in the continental US, Hawaii, parts of Alaska, and Puerto Rico, as well as territorial waters at first. Elon Musk shared that Apple and SpaceX have had a few conversations about Starlink connectivity for iPhones.

DOT and DOE announce nearly $5B over 5 years for new national EV charging network; $615M in FY2022

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Puerto Rico. The US Departments of Transportation and Energy announced nearly $5 billion that will be made available under the new National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) Formula Program to build out a national electric vehicle charging network. The program will provide nearly $5 billion over five years to help states create a network of EV charging stations along designated Alternative Fuel Corridors, particularly along the Interstate Highway System.

United States Caribbean Sea Emission Control Area now effective

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The United States Caribbean Sea Emission Control Area (ECA) (SO x came into effect , under MARPOL Annex VI, on 1 January 2014, bringing in stricter controls on emissions of sulfur oxide (SO x ), nitrogen oxide (NO x ) and particulate matter (PM) for ships trading in certain waters adjacent to the coasts of Puerto Rico and the United States Virgin Islands.

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Tesla Model S falls from cliff, gets totaled; owner walks with a scratch on his arm

Teslarati

A recent story of a Model S P90D crash from Puerto Rico is proving to be one of the most remarkable yet. Just like the recent Model S crash in Puerto Rico, the California incident all but proved that Teslas are extremely tough vehicles.

Tesla Model 3 Standard Range Plus sold out for 2021 in the US

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According to Tesla’s order page for the United States, Canada, Mexico, and Puerto Rico, the estimated delivery time for the Model 3 Standard Range Plus is now January 2022. A few years after Tesla started producing the Model 3, demand for the all-electric sedan still seems strong.

Scuderi Group to build and to install LPG-powered split-cycle generator with compressed air storage capability

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the developer of the Scuderi Split-Cycle Engine for mobile applications ( earlier post ) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Asociación de Miembros de la Policia de Puerto Rico for the first Scuderi Split-Cycle Engine to be utilized as a stationary liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) generator with compressed air energy storage (CAES) capability. Scuderi split-cycle engine in power generator/CAES application. Click to enlarge. Scuderi Group, Inc.,

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

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So far 39 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam and the Virgin Islands ban text messaging for all drivers. Also 10 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam and the Virgin Islands prohibit all drivers from using handheld cell phones while driving.

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GHSA projects 17% jump in pedestrian fatalities in Q1 2021

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The Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) is a nonprofit association representing the highway safety offices of states, territories, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.

Tesla launches “Cyberquad for Kids” with 36V battery, 15-mile range, and 10 mph max speed

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The company also notes that the vehicle could only be shipped to 48 US states, which means that customers from Hawaii, Alaska, and Puerto Rico would not be able to order the product.

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

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All 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and Native American nations are potential beneficiaries of the trust. Wilmington Trust, N.A. has been appointed trustee for the Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust. 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.

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General Dynamics NASSCO launches first LNG-powered containership

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Upon delivery in late-2015, the Jones Act-qualified ships will operate between Jacksonville, Florida and San Juan, Puerto Rico. On Saturday 18 April in San Diego, General Dynamics NASSCO launched the 764-foot (233m), 3100 TEU Isla Bella , the first LNG-powered containership. The containership, part of a two-ship contract, was built for TOTE, a leading logistics and transportation company. When delivered, the ships will be the cleanest of their kind and size. Launch ceremony.

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AT&T deploys 8,000th CNG vehicle; one of the largest corporate CNG fleets in US

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In addition to CNG, AT&T has deployed hybrid electric, all electric and extended-range electric vehicles, achieving a total AFV fleet of more than 10,000 vehicles located in 43 states, Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia. AT&T recently deployed its 8,000 th compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicle, achieving a major milestone in the company’s overall 10-year, $565-million commitment to add approximately 15,000 alternative fuel vehicles (AFVs) to its fleet by end of year 2018.

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

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Region 2 (New Jersey, New York, Puerto Rico, U.S. 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.

DOE awards up to $40M for open-water, grid-connected wave energy testing facility

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Recent studies estimate that America’s technically recoverable wave energy resource ranges between approximately 900–1,230 terawatt hours (TWh) per year, distributed across the coast of Alaska, the West Coast, the East Coast, the Gulf of Mexico, Hawaii, and Puerto Rico. The US Department of Energy (DOE) announced the award of up to $40 million, subject to appropriations, to design, permit, and construct an open-water, grid-connected national wave energy testing facility.

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Toyota Motor Manufacturing France to start gasoline-engined Yaris export to North America in 2013

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As of May 2013, Toyota Motor Manufacturing France (TMMF) will start building its successful Toyota Yaris compact car for export to the US, Canada and Puerto Rico. The annual export volume is planned to be around 25,000 units. Building the Yaris for customers across North America will represent an additional investment of €8 million at TMMF.

NHTSA estimates record increase in fatalities nationwide

Teslarati

Despite the increase in fatalities, Puerto Rico and 19 states saw a decline in traffic deaths during the first quarter of this year. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) released its early estimates of traffic fatalities for the first quarter of 2022 today.

DOE: US wind power capacity grew 8% in 2014 to ~66 GW, 2nd in world; meets 4.9% of end use demand; lowest prices to date

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With utility-scale wind energy projects installed in 39 States and Puerto Rico, the US wind sector supports more than 73,000 jobs, representing a 30% job market increase over 2013.

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US Refiners Slightly Expanded Capacity From 2008 to 2009

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As of January 1, 2009, there were 150 operable refineries in the United States, not including facilities in Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands. From 2008 to 2009, total US crude distillation capacity increased from roughly 17.6 million barrels per calendar day (BPCD) to 17.7 million BPCD, a 0.44% expansion in capacity over the previous year’s level, according to the annual National Petrochemical & Refiners Association (NPRA) Refining and Storage Capacity Report.

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Toyota factory in France starts Yaris production for North American export

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Toyota Motor Manufacturing France (TMMF) has started production of the Toyota Yaris compact car for export to the US, Canada and Puerto Rico. The model produced is the conventional gasoline-fueled Yaris and annual export volume will be around 25,000 units on a full-year basis. An additional €10 million (US$12.9 million) has been invested by TMMF to build the Yaris to the specific requirements of the new export market. TMMF will now export its vehicles to more than 40 countries.

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smart USA names Coulomb Technologies as Preferred Supplier of Charging Stations for EVs

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smart USA Distributor LLC, headquartered in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, is the exclusive distributor of the smart fortwo in the United States and Puerto Rico and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Penske Automotive Group, Inc. smart USA has selected Coulomb Technologies as its preferred supplier of charging stations for the company’s smart fortwo electric drive vehicles.

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

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Region 2 (New Jersey, New York, Puerto Rico, U.S. 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.

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General Dynamics NASSCO delivers 1st LNG-powered containership; christens first ECO tanker

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The Jones Act-qualified ships will operate between Jacksonville, Florida, and San Juan, Puerto Rico. General Dynamics NASSCO delivered the world’s first liquefied natural gas (LNG) powered containership, the Isla Bella , to TOTE Maritime. The ship was delivered nearly two months ahead of schedule. NASSCO is a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics.

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What are the investment opportunities in the Alternative Fuel Corridor Program?

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Alternative Fuel Corridor designations are now found in all 50 states, Washington DC and Puerto Rico.

Daimler Buses North America Crests 3,000 Hybrid Bus Sales Mark

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More than 2,200 units are already in service, with an additional 850 firm orders in backlog from cities such as New York City, Seattle, Houston, Ottawa and Puerto Rico. Another long-term customer, Puerto Rico, is transitioning into hybrid buses for its existing fleet of conventional diesel Orion transit buses with an order of 40 Orion VII diesel-electric hybrid buses.

smart USA and Nissan to Collaborate on New Gasoline-Powered B-Segment Vehicle for the US Market

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smart USA Distributor LLC, headquartered in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, is the exclusive distributor of the smart fortwo and related parts in the United States and Puerto Rico and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Penske Automotive Group, Inc. smart USA supports approximately 75 smart retail centers in the United States and Puerto Rico. Sketch of the proposed new vehicle. Click to enlarge.

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Safety Institute: auto manufacturers fail to meet NHTSA deadline for replacement airbags

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Under this root-cause theory, NHTSA gave the highest priority for airbag inflator replacement to model year 2008 or older vehicles which have been registered in Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, Texas, American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands.

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Preliminary approval of VW 2.0L TDI settlement program in US

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Volkswagen has also resolved current and potential consumer protection claims of 44 US states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. Judge Charles R. Breyer of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California has granted preliminary approval of the settlement agreement reached on 28 June with private plaintiffs represented by the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee (PSC) to resolve civil claims regarding eligible Volkswagen and Audi 2.0L

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NHTSA projects 7.7% increase in US traffic fatalities for 2015 year-on-year; significant increase in motorcyclist and non-occupant deaths

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FARS is a census of fatal traffic crashes in the 50 States, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. A just-released National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) statistical projection of traffic fatalities for 2015 estimates that 35,200 people died in motor vehicle traffic crashes—an increase of about 7.7% as compared to the 32,675 fatalities reported in 2014.

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