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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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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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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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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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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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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Texas restores $2,500 electric-car purchase rebate, except for Teslas

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Ah, Texas, the state that was formerly a nation and continues to do things slightly differently. Its politics is bare-knuckle, its hats are big, and so are its ranches. It also generates more renewable wind energy than any other state in the union. Its auto-dealer lobbyists, however, are equally large and powerful. DON'T MISS: Tesla Loses Legal. Politics rebates dealers incentives Tesla Motors plug-in cars Texas state laws

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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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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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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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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.

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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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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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

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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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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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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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.

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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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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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

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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

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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New York City awards $3.8M multi-year contract to Envision Solar to purchase EV ARC solar-powered EV chargers

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New York City has issued a three-year contract to purchase Envision Solar International’s EV ARC products. The first units purchased through this contract were delivered earlier in May and were featured at the City’s 29 th Annual Fleet Show at the Unisphere in Flushing Meadows. The contract has a posted initial value of $3.8 million and an optional one-year renewal at the end of the three-year term.

King County Metro Transit to purchase 120 battery-electric buses by 2020, 73 from Proterra

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As part of this commitment, Metro will purchase up to 73 battery buses from Burlingame, Calif.-based Federal funding often helps pay for Metro’s new bus purchases. King County, Washington, Executive Dow Constantine announced that King County Metro Transit will acquire 120 battery-electric buses by 2020. based Proterra. The first 20 are scheduled to go into service this year and 2019. Metro serves Seattle and the rest of King County.

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AK Steel to purchase Precision Partners Holding Company; tooling and stamping for automotive

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AK Steel signed an agreement to acquire Precision Partners Holding Company, a leading North American automotive market company that provides engineering, tooling, die design and hot and cold stamped steel parts, for $360 million in cash. Precision Partners is headquartered in Ontario, and employs more than 1,000 employees, including about 300 engineers and skilled tool makers, across eight plants in Ontario, Alabama and Kentucky.

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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.

City of London Corporation bans diesel vehicle purchases for its business

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The City of London Corporation—the municipal governing body of the City of London—has banned the purchase of diesel vehicles for its business, in a drive to reduce public exposure to air pollution. Since 2009, the City Corporation has achieved a vehicle emissions reduction of more than 40% NO x and more than 50% PM 10 due to a reduction in its fleet size and the purchase of newer and cleaner vehicles.

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FTA LoNo grant recipients to purchase 35 Proterra electric transit buses

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million, to purchase 35 Catalyst buses, bringing Proterra’s total number of firm orders to 287 vehicles from 38 cities across the United States. Proterra announced that eight new and existing customers have won Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Low or No Emission (LoNo) Vehicle Deployment Grants. The 2016 LoNo grant winners will use their funds, a total of $22.8

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Personal Contract Purchase: how many people actually purchase?

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According to the Finance and Leasing Association, four out of five people opt out of the final ‘balloon’ payment at the end of Personal Contract Purch. ContractHireAndLeasing.com Leasing

Philadelphia transit authority Board approves $412M purchase of 525 new hybrid buses

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The Board of SEPTA (Southeastern Pennsylvania Transit Authority) today approved the purchase of 525 40-foot, low-floor diesel-electric hybrid buses via a $411.8-million, five-year contract with New Flyer of America. SEPTA also has an option to purchase up to 25 additional buses.

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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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.

Ballard Power subsidiary Protonex receives $5.8M purchase order for power manager units

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Ballard Power Systems’ subsidiary Protonex has received a $5.8-million purchase order for the supply of Squad Power Manager ( SPM-622 ) Special Operations Kits for end customer US Special Operations Command. The purchase order is the largest order in its history and represents follow-on business from the $2.8-million SPM order from the same customer received in December 2015.

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Canada Rare Earth enters into agreement to purchase a rare earth separation refinery situated in Laos

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Canada Rare Earth Corporation has entered into an agreement to purchase 60% of the issued and outstanding shares of a company based in Laos. The Laos company owns a full capability rare earth refinery that is designed to process monazite rare earth concentrate and separate the concentrate into the entire spectrum of commercially traded rare earths including light and heavy elements. The company’s future development plans entail extending capabilities to include rare earth metal making.

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City of Montreal signs a framework agreement for the purchase of Nissan LEAF EVs for municipal fleet

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The purchase of electric vehicles is a step towards achieving our goal of 30% reduction by 2020 of greenhouse gas emissions, compared to 1990. The City of Montreal, Canada has signed a two-year framework agreement with Cité Nissan Gabriel SEC to supply LEAF EVs for the municipal fleet. This agreement reflects the commitment of our Administration to develop the electric vehicle sector.

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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

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.