California ARB releases proposed Innovative Clean Transit (ICT) regulation; 100% ZEB purchasing by 2029

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ZEB purchase requirements. A large transit agency would phase in ZEB purchasing starting in 2023 at 25% of annual new buses purchased. Starting 1 January 2020, transit agencies would be required to purchase low NOx engines if available for the bus and fuel type being purchased.

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BYD delivering 6 electric buses to Martha’s Vineyard; 4 more to be purchased

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The VTA announced it will purchase an additional four BYD buses. VTA was able to purchase the electric buses through several Federal and State grants received last year.

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Clemson, SC purchases 10 Proterra electric buses

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Clemson Area Transit (CATbus) has purchased ten 40' Proterra Catalyst E2 buses and related charging infrastructure. CATbus purchased the Proterra Catalyst E2 buses in part with $3.9 The ten-bus purchase complements the six Proterra buses already servicing the City of Seneca, S.C. The CATbus transit vehicles will be manufactured in Proterra’s East Coast Manufacturing Facility, located in nearby Greenville, S.C. . Serving 1.9

Senate tax plan leaves electric-car purchase credit in place

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income-tax credit for purchase of an electric car took a new turn on Thursday. The battle over early termination of the U.S. HR1, the draft Tax Cut and Jobs Act introduced in the House of Representatives, would end the credit as of December 31. The U.S. Senate version of the tax-reform bill introduced late Thursday, however, retains the credit. Politics senate tax credit taxes plug-in cars

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Why electric bikes may deserve purchase incentives too

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If plug-in electric cars and trucks receive purchase incentives from national and state governments, what about electric bicycles? It recommends directing purchase incentives and infrastructure subsidies towards electrically assisted bicycles, known as e-bikes. That's just what a recent report from the European Cyclists Federation suggests. Europe Germany bicycle incentives Zero Emission Vehicle transportation policy electric motorcycles electric bikes

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Conservative conference shows disagreement over purchase incentives for electric cars

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You can’t always make assumptions about where people stand on any issue based on their political affiliation. You can tell a lot more by following the dollars that flow into their wallets. This fact burst into raw display at last month’s Spring Policy Summit of the secretive American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) in Grand Rapids. Incentives and Rebates

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30 cities join to explore $10 billion electric-car purchase

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cities is discussing a major purchase of electric cars for their municipal fleets. While federal policies to reduce vehicular emissions of carbon dioxide are now back in the limelight, it's a different story on the state and local level. A group of 30 U.S. The cities have jointly asked automakers for cost and feasibility estimates of providing. government fleet sales plug-in cars cities fleet

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California to test electric-car 'point of purchase' rebate for electric cars

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That's why purchase rebates are widely preferred by electric-car advocates to tax credits, which may take up to 15 months to be usable, depending on the timing of the purchase and tax filing. It's clear that incentives to buy specific cars work best when they can be applied directly at the time of sale.

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Big Blue Bus receives nearly $900K to purchase 58 new Cummins-Westport Near-Zero NOx engines

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Big Blue Bus will use the grant approved by the MSRC partially to fund the purchase of 58 new Cummins-Westport 8.9L million from the Federal Transit Administration, to purchase nine new CNG buses. In California, Big Blue Bus (BBB) will receive $870,000 from the Mobile Source Air Pollution Reduction Review Committee’s (MSRC) Near Zero Engine Incentive Program. ISL G Near-Zero (NZ) 0.02 NO x engines.

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Massachusetts To Offer Rebates For Plug-In Electric-Car Purchases

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A rebate program for electric-car purchases was announced last week by Governor Deval Patrick, according to the Worcester Telegram & Gazette (via the Sierra Club). Massachusetts is about to give its residents a reason to plug in. The program will provide state residents who buy or lease a new plug-in car with a rebate of up to $2,500 at the

Hyundai Ioniq preview, new VW emission fines, and Toyota Prius Prime purchase: Today's Car News

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A reader reports on his final decision to purchase a Toyota Prius Prime plug-in hybrid. We preview the 2019 Hyundai Ioniq and go over what the new model year brings. Volkswagen AG has been hit with new fines over its diesel-emissions scandal. Infiniti updates the QX30 and adds safety tech. All of this and more on Green Car Reports. The 2019

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Oregon passes electric-car purchase rebates up to $2,500; new EV fees delayed to 2020

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It's taken a while, but Oregon will now have a state electric-car purchase incentive that largely matches those in its neighbor to the south, California. First discussed several years ago, the idea of a purchase rebate for cars that plug in hadn't made it through previous legislative sessions. This year proved different, with the rebate included. rebates incentives plug-in cars state laws Oregon

New York adds electric-car purchase incentives, Minnesota may follow

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Purchase incentives have proven to be a powerful tool for electric-car adoption in those states that offer them. And now it seems two more states may be ready to join that group. New York has just added budget provisions for an electric-car incentive program during the upcoming fiscal year, and Minnesota is close to passing similar measures as. New York Minnesota incentives plug-in cars state laws transportation policy

California Governor signs legislation requiring the state to purchase zero-emission heavy-duty trucks and buses

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California Governor Brown signed Assembly Bill (AB) 739 , authored by Assemblymember Ed Chau (D-Monterey Park), which requires at least 15% of vehicles, with a gross vehicle weight of more than 19,000 pounds that are newly purchased by state agencies, to be Zero-Emission Vehicles (ZEV) beginning in 2025, and at least 30% of those vehicles to be ZEV beginning in 2030.

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USDOT awarding $55M to support purchase of Low-No buses; electric buses and infrastructure

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Eligible projects included those that replace, rehabilitate, lease, and purchase buses and related equipment as well as projects to purchase, rehabilitate, construct or lease bus-related facilities, such as buildings for bus storage and maintenance. The Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities will receive funding to purchase battery electric buses, associated charging infrastructure and a back-up generator to maintain bus service in a disaster situation.

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What will be your next green-car purchase? Poll results

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Well, that was decisive! Our readers are clearly, unquestionably, absolutely intending to switch from driving on fossil fuels to driving on grid electricity. That's the only conclusion we can draw from the results of our most recent Twitter poll, this one on what respondents planned to buy for their next green car. DON'T MISS: What effect will. plug-in cars Polls

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British Columbia Brings Back Electric-Car Purchase Rebates

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Yesterday, the Province of British Columbia announced the return of its Clean Energy Vehicle (CEV) incentive program, effective April 1. The program''s return was the culmination of months of behind-the-scenes efforts by electric-vehicle advocates throughout the province. The so-called Phase 2 of the program largely restores incentives from Phase. Green British Columbia Canada Politics incentives plug-in cars state laws transportation policy

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Feds Block Purchase Of Chinese BYD Electric Buses In Long Beach

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Plans by the California city of Long Beach to purchase BYD electric transit buses has hit another speed bump. The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) may block the purchase of the Chinese company''s buses, the Long Beach Press-Telegram reports (via ChargedEVs).

GM makes its largest green energy purchase to date; 50 MW wind deal

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General Motors has made its largest renewable energy procurement to date, purchasing enough wind power to equal the electricity needs of 16 of its US facilities, including business offices in Fort Worth and Austin, Texas, a major assembly and stamping complex in Arlington, Texas, and 13 parts warehouses east of the Mississippi River. GM will purchase 50 megawatts of power produced at Cactus Flats, a 150-megawatt wind farm being developed by RES in Concho County, Texas.

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Electrovaya secures C$4.3M purchase orders from Walmart Canada for forklift battery systems

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has secured initial purchase orders worth approximately C$4.3 The benefits of Electrovaya’s ELivate batteries were demonstrated through extensive testing by the retailer in its distribution warehouses and by the forklift OEM, before this purchase order was issued. Electrovaya Inc. million (US$3.51 million) under a contract with Walmart Canada for its forklift battery systems.

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Virginia proposes state-tax rebate up to $3,500 for electric-car purchase

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Virginia is for lovers—and it may soon be for lovers of electric cars and plug-in hybrids, too. Virginia House Delegate David A. Reid [D-32nd] has proposed a bill, expected to hit the House floor Wednesday, that would see buyers of electric vehicles receive a state-tax rebate of up to $3,500. Currently, Virginia's green-car incentives are. Plug-In Hybrids incentives tax credit plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) state laws Virginia

Strategy Analytics report finds ridesharing may not negatively impact future vehicle purchases

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A new report from the Automotive Connected Mobility (ACM) service at Strategy Analytics has found that ridesharing usage may not negatively impact the future vehicle purchase intention of current vehicle owners. Key findings of “ Impact of Ride Sharing Frequency on Vehicle Purchase Intention ”, include: Ridesharing usage actually increased the likelihood that current vehicle owners would purchase another vehicle within the next five years.

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Blue Marble Biomaterials completes site purchase for large commercial biorefinery

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Blue Marble Biomaterials, a specialty biochemical manufacturer ( earlier post ), has closed on the purchase of the former GTC Oats Inc. The purchase includes 3.81 Blue Marble Biomaterials expects to see significant growth in the coming months, as the site purchase comes just as Blue Marble begins closing a $15-million debt financing deal through the USCIS EB-5 Program.

UQM Technologies receives initial purchase order for its new fuel cell compressor system from Ballard

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has received its first fuel cell compressor module purchase order from Ballard Power Systems. The purchase order calls for shipments of product to Ballard over the next four months and will generate revenue in excess of $600K. UQM Technologies Inc.

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Waymo purchase of Chrysler Pacifica Hybrids may limit consumer access to federal rebate

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Waymo, the self-driving car unit of Google's parent company, Alphabet, put in an order for 62,000 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid minivans last week to put into test fleets around the country. Riders will be able to summon the vans as taxis and be whisked to their destination complete with a "driver" who isn't actually driving. At least, that's the plan. Google Autonomous Car

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Ontario, Canada, Boosts Electric-Car Purchase Rebate Amounts

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As U.S. electric-vehicle advocates are well aware, a handful of states have reduced or killed incentives for plug-in vehicles over the past year, adding some headwinds to sales. Earlier this month, the Canadian province of Ontario took the opposite approach, expanding its plug-in electric vehicle incentive program. It's a welcome tailwind. The new. Politics rebates Canada incentives plug-in cars Ontario

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Camden to received NJ’s first electric buses; Proterra purchase supported by Low-No grant

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Supported with a $500,00 Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Low or No Emission Vehicle Deployment Grant (Low-No), NJ Transit is purchasing battery-electric buses from Proterra, a ChargEVC member. ChargEVC, a non-profit coalition supporting the adoption of electric vehicles in New Jersey, announced that Camden, NJ will see the state’s first electric buses.

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Franklin County Schools in Alabama purchases 44 propane-powered school buses

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Navistar’s IC Bus brand has received an order for 44 CE Series school buses by Franklin County Schools in Alabama, powered by the Power Solutions International (PSI) 8.8-liter LP propane engine. Purpose-built for the school bus industry, the CE Series with PSI propane engine is designed to provide diesel-like performance with higher torque at lower engine speeds.

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Cummins to purchase SCR doser assets from Hilite International

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The purchase price was not disclosed and the acquisition, expected to close in the third quarter of 2012, is subject to German regulatory approval. Hilite SCR doser injection nozzle. Click to enlarge. Cummins Inc.

Indian Government Adds Electric-Car Purchase Incentives To Boost Sales

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Government incentives have been vital to electric-car adoption in the many countries that have enacted them so far. Offering cash or tax reductions for buying electric cars, or offering perks like parking or carpool lane access, can go along away toward getting hesitant buyers over the hump. Now, India is trying to do just that with a national. India incentives Mahindra plug-in cars reva transportation policy

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Director on CNN - Purchase Orders, Not Bailouts

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Chris Paine (director of “Who Killed the Electric Car?&# ) – …what the government should be doing is writing purchase orders and saying, “Hey, we want something for our money. So we’ll write you a purchase order for, you know, X billion worth of plug-in cars and hybrid trucks.&# Well, instead let’s go into purchase order mode… Tags: Production News In the Media

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Auto Alliance pushing for passage of Maryland SB 1234 that would require state purchase of ZEVs; 50% of LDVs by 2026

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The Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers (Auto Alliance) is strongly supporting the passage of Maryland’s SB 1234 , a bill that would require the State of Maryland to purchase zero emission vehicles (ZEVs) for state fleets. The bill phases in a requirement that, by fiscal 2026, 50% of light-duty vehicles purchased for the State vehicle fleet be zero-emission vehicles. The bill also includes a reporting requirement for State agencies that purchase vehicles.

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Japan ends subsidy program for green car purchases

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Japan has decided to end a government subsidy program to encourage purchases of environmentally friendly cars as funds dwindle. Nikkei. According to the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, the government only has ¥2.5 billion (US$32 million) left of the ¥274.7 billion (US$3.5 billion) allocated for the program.

Xiamen University team assesses reasons for purchasing EVs in first-tier cities in China; smog a major factor

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Boqiang Lin and Wei Wu have put forward an electric vehicle purchasing intention model based on a review of the literature and their survey in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Shenzhen. Therefore, to understand what factors may impact the purchasing intention of EVs is important for the government and industry. Secondly, the public may have cognitive bias about EVs, which may affect the purchase intention.

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Linde purchases 20 LNG-fueled trucks for North America; 20% of 2012 tractor purchases

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Linde, a global leader in the growing liquefied natural gas fueling market, is purchasing 20 LNG-fueled trucks. The trucks, expected to be on the road later this year, will account for 20% of Linde’s 2012 tractor purchases and will be integrated into Linde’s fleet of 700-plus trucks carrying cryogenic gases to customers throughout North America.

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China Decides Electric Cars Are Important Enough To Waive Tax On Their Purchase

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After a slow start, electric cars could take another step forward in China as the country decides to waive its 10 percent purchase tax on the vehicles. It''s the latest effort by the country''s policymakers to address China''s pollution and energy independence issues. Electric car sales have been abysmal in China while those in the U.S, Europe and

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Yosemite first US national park to purchase electric buses from Proterra

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Yosemite National Park will add two Proterra Catalyst electric buses to its fleet. Yosemite is the first US National Park to add zero-emission buses to its shuttle fleet permanently. Last year, the National Park Service (NPS) recorded 331 million visits. This August alone, the parks attracted 40 million people nationwide with 609,676 visitors at Yosemite.

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State of South Carolina purchases 26 Blue Bird Vision Propane school buses

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The state of South Carolina has purchased 26 new Blue Bird Vision Propane school buses to replace aging diesel buses. The buses were purchased from Blue Bird’s newest dealership in North America, Blanchard Bus Centers. The first of the alternative-fueled buses are being deployed to service Dorchester and Berkeley counties. These clean-operating propane buses represent the largest order of alternative-fueled school buses that the state has placed in the last 30 years.

San Francisco approves purchase of 45 new hybrid electric buses

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The Board of Directors of the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA), which oversees all transportation in the city, including the Municipal Railway (Muni), recently approved the purchase of 45 new hybrid electric 40-foot buses from New Flyer Industries. In order to expedite the purchasing process, the SFMTA joined a current, competitively bid vehicle contract with the State of Minnesota.

JetBlue enters 10-year renewable HEFA SPK jet fuel purchase agreement with SG Preston; 33M gallons of 30% blend per year

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JetBlue announced a ten-year renewable jet fuel purchase agreement with SG Preston , a bioenergy company. The airline will purchase renewable jet fuel made from rapidly renewable, bio-based feedstocks that do not compete with food production. To launch the strategic relationship with SG Preston, JetBlue plans to purchase more than 33 million gallons of blended jet fuel per year for at least 10 years.

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The Curious Case Of New York's Missing Electric-Car Purchase Incentive

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Electric-car advocates in many states have found that purchase incentives can be one of the most effective ways to encourage greater adoption. As neighboring states reap the benefits of rebate programs, it's likely to make New York electric-car advocates green with envy. While the state has made some efforts to expanding electric-car adoption, it. Green New York incentives plug-in cars transportation policy

UPS Purchases 130 Hybrid Electric Vehicles

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UPS announced the purchase of 130 next-generation hybrid electric vehicles (HEV) to add to its growing alternative-fuel vehicle (AFV) fleet. The HEV fleet features two different size vehicles from Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation and a hybrid drive system from Eaton Corporation. The 130 hybrids all will be deployed next year, with 30 going to New York and New Jersey and 100 to California.

DOE issues Request for Information on aggregating purchases of alternative fuel vehicles

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) has issued a request for information ( DE-FOA-0001312 ) to solicit feedback from industry, academia, research laboratories, government agencies, and other stakeholders on issues related to purchasing/procurement processes designed to coordinate and consolidate bulk alternative fuel vehicle (AFV), advanced vehicle orders, and vehicle subsystems.

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