Washington state legislature considering bill mandating all-electric LDVs after MY 2030

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The Washington state legislature held a public hearing on Clean Cars 2030, a bill reintroduced with 27 co-sponsors. The bill, HB 1204 / SB 5256 , requires all model year 2030 or later passenger and light-duty vehicles sold in Washington State to be electric.

Washington state legislature passes law establishing setting MY2030 target for 100% electric new LDV sales

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The Washington State legislature has passed legislation that sets a target for all MY2030 or later passenger and light-duty vehicles sold in Washington State to be electric vehicles. The target will be in effect for all publicly owned and privately owned passenger and light duty vehicles of MY2030 or later that are sold, purchased, or registered in Washington state.

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Washington State sets 2030 end date for gasoline vehicle sales: Most aggressive in the US

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Washington State has passed a bill setting the most aggressive timeline for phasing out sales of new gasoline vehicles in the United States, aiming to accomplish that by the 2030 model year. The Washington bill

BrightDrop joins University of Washington’s Urban Freight Lab, startups to launch sustainable last-mile delivery hub in Seattle

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GM’s BrightDrop ( earlier post ) is collaborating with the University of Washington’s Urban Freight Lab (UFL), The City of Seattle, and tech and delivery companies, AxleHire, Coaster Cycles and REEF, to launch one of the nation’s first zero operating-emissions, last-mile neighborhood delivery hubs.

Washington governor vetoes legislation mandating all-electric new LDV sales by 2030

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On Thursday, Washington state Governor Jay Inslee vetoed legislation that would have set the first state-legislated 2030 phaseout target for automotive combustion engines in the country. Earlier post.). The Clean Cars 2030 package passed the legislature as an amendment to E2SHB 1287 —a bill mandating electric utility preparation for an all-EV future.

Washington’s King County Metro acquiring 20 additional New Flyer 60' battery-electric buses

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King County Metro in Washington state has awarded New Flyer an order for 20 additional 60' battery-electric Xcelsior CHARGE heavy-duty transit buses (40 equivalent units or EUs). Metro is one of the ten largest transit agencies in the United States, providing more than 122 million annual passenger trips in King County, Washington, and including the city of Seattle.

Washington state legislature passes ZEV mandate; expands to medium-duty vehicles

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Both houses of the Washington state legislature have passed SB 5811 , the ZEV mandate bill. Washington originally adopted the California emissions standards in 2005—but without the ZEV mandate. SB 5811: Authorizes the Washington state Department of Ecology to adopt California zero emission vehicle program regulations. Governor Inslee says he will sign it. This will result in the entire West Coast—from California to British Columbia—having a ZEV mandate.

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Washington State House Committee advances legislation mandating all-electric new LDV sales by MY 2030

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The Washington State House Transportation Committee voted 17-12 to advance legislation calling for all model year 2030 or later passenger and light-duty vehicles sold in the state to be electric vehicles (EVs). Model-year 2029 and earlier ICE cars can still be sold and registered in Washington.

Washington State bans gas cars by 2030 – the earliest in the US

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Washington State legislature has passed “Clean Cars 2030,” a bill setting a goal to require all light-duty vehicles of model year 2030 or later to be electric. more… The post Washington State bans gas cars by 2030 – the earliest in the US appeared first on Electrek.

BrightDrop Joins University of Washington’s Urban Freight Lab, Tech Startups to Launch Sustainable Last-Mile Delivery Hub in Seattle

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DETROIT – BrightDrop has collaborated with the University of Washington’s Urban Freight Lab (UFL), The City of Seattle, and tech and delivery companies, AxleHire, Coaster Cycles and REEF, to launch one of the nation’s first zero operating-emissions, last-mile neighborhood delivery hubs.

Washington State bill would make new cars and trucks all-electric by 2030

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Washington State is the latest to propose making all new cars and trucks sold within its borders electric. A bill reintroduced in the state legislature Monday calls for achieving that goal by the end of the decade. Dubbed Clean Cars 2030 (and formally known as HB 1204/SB 5256), the bill would require all 2030-model-year passenger cars and

Washington governor signs clean fuels bill into law; 20% reduction in GHG by 2038 from 2017 levels

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Washington state governor Jay Inslee signed into law HB 1091 , legislation which directs the Department of Ecology to develop a low carbon fuel standard for the state. The overall goal is to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions attributable to each unit of the fuels to 20% below 2017 levels by 2038 based on the following schedule: No more than 0.5

car2go opening in Washington DC

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car2go North America, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Daimler North America Corporation, launches its car-sharing service in Washington DC this weekend. Beginning 24 March, car2go will begin to deploy 200 smart fortwo cars in Washington DC, distributing them throughout the entire District. In March 2012, car2go will launch in Washington D.C.

Washington State Caps Electric-Car Incentives At $35K Price, Hitting Tesla, BMW

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Washington looks set to become the second state to cut electric-car incentives for wealthy buyers. But instead of restricting incentives based on income, Washington will. incentives plug-in cars transportation policy Incentives and Rebates Washington StateAfter critics argued that incentive money wasn't going to the people that needed it most, California recently instituted income caps for its electric-car rebate program.

Rivian insurance, EQS efficiency, Washington ICE ban, GM and LG: Today’s Car News

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And Washington State sets a 2030 end date for gasoline vehicles. Rivian has announced an insurance program, but it’s quite different than Tesla’s. The Mercedes EQS might leapfrog most other EVs in efficiency. GM and LG announce a second battery plant.

Cerulogy analysis finds supply of clean fuels for Washington could meet 11.2% CI reduction target by 2028

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Available clean fuels for the state of Washington could meet a 2028 target of 11.2% The other two scenarios presented consider cases with more and less rapid increases in sales of electric vehicles in Washington State. —“Washington’s Clean Fuel Future”. Transportation is the largest source of carbon emissions in Washington. Washington is not on track to meet this goal.

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Washington State Loves Electric Cars, But Gets Very Few: Here's Why

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When it comes to states friendly to electric cars, Washington is pretty close to the top. Electric cars get a sales-tax exemption in Washington, and access to charging infrastructure that's fed mostly. California plug-in cars Zero Emission Vehicle transportation policy Washington State compliance car OregonIt has one of the highest percentages of registered plug-in electric cars in the country, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

Washington state to vote on first US revenue-neutral carbon tax in November

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On November 8, Washington will vote on the US’ first revenue-neutral carbon tax. A financial impact analysis by Washington’s Office of Financial Management concluded that during the first six fiscal years, state General Fund revenue would decrease by a net amount of $797.2 Washington’s northern neighbor, British Columbia, implemented a carbon tax in 2008; this served as a base model for Initiative 732.

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CMU demo’ing Autonomous SRX in Washington this week

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Researchers from Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) this week will demonstrate the CMU advanced Autonomous Cadillac SRX in Washington, DC. The car was brought to Washington at the request of Congressman Bill Shuster of Pennsylvania, who participated in a 33-mile drive in the autonomous vehicle between a Pittsburgh suburb and the city’s airport last September. In the case of the Washington, DC, demonstration, an engineer will be on hand to take the wheel if required.).

“Greenius Was Right!” says US Congressman Inslee from Washington State

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Jay Inslee a democrat from the great Pacific Northwest state of Washington who tore the authors of SuperWeakEconomics a new one for all their lies and hack writing in their new, already discredited book. Jay Inslee SuperWeakEconomics Washington State In one of the Creative Greenius’ most highly read posts, written on July 29 of this year, I said there was no difference between today’s global warming deniers and the heads of the tobacco industry a few years back.

2016 Kia Soul EV To Go On Sale In Oregon, Washington; Some Dealers Get DC Quick Charging

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Oregon and Washington will be the next two states to. plug-in cars ChaDeMo quick-charge standard Fast Charging Washington State Oregon GreenlotsThe rollout of the well-received Kia Soul EV electric car is now continuing in states outside California. The electric tall wagon went on sale in the Golden State late last year, and an unexpectedly positive response led Kia to accelerate its plans to sell the plug-in vehicle in other states.

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Washington state is charging hybrid owners $75 to incentivize electric cars

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Washington state is shifting some of the financial burden of EV subsidies onto hybrid owners, a local report says, effectively punishing shoppers for purchasing fuel-efficient vehicles. Starting in October, hybrid drivers will be on the hook for an additional $75 in annual vehicle registration fees to help pay for improving Washington's electric

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Kia prepping Washington and Oregon for Soul EV launch; dealers and charging network w/ fast-chargers

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Of the 20 dealers in the region, 12 will be located in Washington and eight in Oregon. Kia’s addition of six new DC fast chargers to Washington’s already-existing network of 414 DC chargers will increase fast-charger availability by 40% in the Seattle metro area and 15 percent statewide.

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NSF director to highlight critical role of basic research in transportation technology at Washington Auto Show

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National Science Foundation (NSF) Director France Córdova will participate in MobilityTalks International, a public policy forum hosted by the Washington Auto Show on 24 January. The Washington Auto Show opens at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center on 27 January and runs through 5 February.

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Western Washington CCC hosting workshop on renewable methane and transportation

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The Western Washington (state) Clean Cities Coalition is hosting a workshop next month on renewable natural gas (RNG, or biogas) and its potential as a transportation fuel in Washington state. The “Cash Cow” workshop brings together environmental professionals, policymakers, project developers, and agricultural professionals to strategize ways to bring projects to market and integrate RNG into the greenhouse gas reduction strategies of government and industry.

Ground breaks on Washington West Coast Electric Highway

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Officials from the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT); Bellingham, Wash. When complete, the network will enable electric vehicle drivers to travel 276 miles of I-5 between Washington’s borders with Oregon and Canada. Mayor Dan Pike; and local businesses including Starbucks and REI, celebrated the ground breaking of the state’s first DC fast charger and its segment of the West Coast Electric Highway. Earlier post.)

Tesla Model X yoke, Washington 2030 all-EV target, Atlis’ grand plan: Today’s Car News

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And Washington State wants to ban gasoline even sooner than California. Falcon-wing doors and an aircraft-style yoke could be offered on the same vehicle, if Tesla wasn’t just trolling us all last week with its Model X and Model S interior. We dive into the somewhat endearing impossibilities of the very big Atlis Motor Vehicles vision. Today in Car News

GM weighs in against Washington’s proposed EV surtax

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General Motors earlier this week sent a letter to Washington Gov. Independent studies consistently conclude that price is a barrier to adoption of the technology, this concluding the need for incentives.Conversely, a fee which singles out electric vehicles will be a disincentive to the growth of the electric vehicle market in Washington State.

University of Washington team develops new robust approach to solving battery models

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A team at the University of Washington (Seattle) led by Dr. Venkat Subramanian has developed an approach that helps solve battery models without knowing the exact initial conditions and without having to use a Newton Raphson iteration (a method for finding successively better approximations of a real-valued function) or a nonlinear solver.

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Univ of Washington team working to make poplar coppice viable cheap, high-volume biofuel feedstock

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A University of Washington team is trying to make poplar an economically viable biofuel feedstock by testing the production of younger poplar trees that could be harvested more frequently—after only two or three years—instead of the usual 10- to 20-year cycle. Chang Dou/University of Washington.

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Washington State electric car credits expire, agencies miss mandates

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On the same day that Washington State's electric-car tax exemptions expired on June 1, an advocacy organization issued a report that said state agencies have done very little to meet a deadline to buy electric cars. The state passed a law in 2007 requiring that all public agencies meet 100 percent of their transportation needs with electricity or

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Washington State/Boeing SOFC shows promise for aviation and automotive applications

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Researchers at Washington State University, with colleagues at Kyung Hee University and Boeing Commercial Airplanes, have been developing liquid hydrocarbon/oxygenated hydrocarbon-fueled solid oxide fuel cells (SOFCs) for aviation (the “more electric” airplane) and other transportation applications, such as in cars. MoO 2 -based SOFC using a fuel mixture consisting of n-dodecane, CO 2 and air. Kwon 2013. Click to enlarge.

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Pending homologation, Qiantu K50 electric sports car will be assembled in Washington state

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The glamorous, supercar-shaped, Chinese-built Qiantu K50 that was shown last week at the New York auto show garnered much attention and likely changed some attendees’ conceptions of what kinds of vehicles might be imported from China. Importing the K50 directly from China isn’t what U.S. company Mullen Technologies exactly plans. Qiantu

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Washington State opens 10 new public charging stations on West Coast Electric Highway; Seattle to Canadian border

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The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT), along with electric charging station partner AeroVironment opened 10 new public charging stations—seven along Interstate 5 and three along US Route 2 in northern Washington—that provide EV drivers the ability to travel from Seattle to the Canadian border. million through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to expand the West Coast Electric Highway in Washington.

Munich Re America launches transit bus collision avoidance pilot in Washington with Mobileye Shield+ system

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Munich Reinsurance America, one of the largest reinsurers in the US, in collaboration with the Washington State Transit Insurance Pool (WSTIP), has launched a pilot program equipping transit buses with the award-winning collision avoidance system Mobileye Shield+.

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Eaton to work with Greater Washington Regional Clean Cities Coalition on EV charging network project

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Eaton Corporation will collaborate with the Greater Washington Regional Clean Cities Coalition ( GWRCCC ) on a one-year project funded by a US Department of Energy (DOE) grant to create an EV charging network for the Washington, D.C. region. Clean Cities is a US Department of Energy (DOE) alternative transportation deployment initiative, sponsored by the Vehicle Technologies Program.

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Audi EV preview, Volvo frunk, Mitsubishi PHEV future, Washington Prius tax: Today’s Car News

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And Washington. Volvo has previewed more of its upcoming XC40 EV’s sleek design and sustainable materials—and it will have a frunk. Audi has confirmed some more details about its third electric vehicle, the compact Q4 E-tron electric crossover, and teased two other future EVs. Mitsubishi mulls four motors for its next plug-in hybrid. Today in Car News

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As Dangerous Heat Becomes Norm in Pacific Northwest, Will Oregon Pass Needed Climate Bills?

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Courtesy of Union of Concerned Scientists, The Equation By Kristina Dahl, Senior Climate Scientist Oregon and Washington are bracing for record-breaking heat this weekend. Washington

SGL Automotive Carbon Fibers Breaks Ground in Moses Lake, Washington

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SGL Automotive Carbon Fibers—a joint venture of the BMW Group and SGL Group ( earlier post )— broke ground on the new greenfield carbon fiber manufacturing facility in Moses Lake, Washington. The joint venture operates two sites, one in Moses Lake, Washington for carbon fiber production and one in Wackersdorf, Germany for carbon fiber fabric production.

Federal Judge rules that Washington State must regulate refinery GHG emissions under State Implementation Plan

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Pechman for the Western District of Washington has ruled that the Washington Department of Ecology, Northwest Clean Air Agency, and Puget Sound Clean Air Agency must regulate greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs) from the five oil refineries operating in Washington State. Washington’s SIP was adopted pursuant to the US Clean Air Act (CAA). However, the Washington Department of Ecology adopted revisions to Washington’s SIP in 1993, which the EPA.

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Electric Vehicle Tourism Sparks Washington State: TEDx Video

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Back in February, the folks at Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington hosted a TEDx conference. Johnstron-Rodriguez founded Plug In North Central Washington. One of the event''s speakers was Ron Johnston-Rodriguez. That sounds as if it might be a regional chapter of Plug In America, but its goals are slightly different: it aims "to develop

Three Washington state utilities receive total of $14.3M in matching state grants for grid energy storage projects

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Three Washington state utilities have been awarded $14.3 Washington Gov. In addition, PNNL plans to collaborate with Washington State University to develop a battery control system for one project and intends to work with the University of Washington’s Clean Energy Institute to share benefits experienced during the projects.

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@LATimes Will No Longer Cover #ClimateCrisis Or Report On Tipping Points. “Food News & E-Sports Are Our Beat Here In El Segundo,” Declares @PatSoonShiong. “We Leave The Real News To @WAPO & @NYT”

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climate change Climate Emergency corruption environment environmental justice, environmental racism fossil fuels greenwashing News Sustainability Truth & Reality Dr Pat Soon-Shiong Los Angeles Times New York Times Washington Post

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