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.

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.

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Washington selects AeroVironment for fast charging

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Interstate 5 and US 2 will soon feature nine fast-charging stations, after the Washington State Department of Transportation chose AeroVironment to manufacture, supply, install and operate the charging network. Electric cars Green cars Latest news AeroVironment electric car charging I-5 Interstate 5 US 2 Washington

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.

Tesla Home Batteries, CAFE Explained, Washington Electric Cars: Today's Car News

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mpg Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) target for 2025, and why electric-car loving Washington state gets so few models. Washington state loves electric cars, but it doesn't get as many models as California. Today, we discuss Tesla batteries for energy storage, the real meaning for the 54.5 All this and more on Green Car Reports. Find out why. plug-in cars

Letter from America Part 1: Ms Gordon-Bloomfield Goes to Washington

Green Cars News

I’m sorry, but I hope you’ll forgive me because I think I have a good excuse: I was in Washington, [.]. I hate being late for things, and I hate missing my usual Friday post here on TheGreenCarWebsite, especially as it’s one of the highlights of my week.

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West Coast Could Cut Oil Use In Half By 2030: Report

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California leads the nation in policies encouraging electric-car adoption, and Washington and Oregon aren't far behind. oil California energy policy Washington State OregonWhen it comes to purchasing and promoting electric cars and clean energy, the West Coast stands apart. In fact, those three states may be poised to reduce their use of fossil fuels dramatically in coming years. DON'T MISS: West.

Starship electric sidewalk-delivery robot a hit at DC Auto Show

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emissions Washington Auto Show Autonomous cars Robots plug-in cars Commercial vehicle StartupsWhat would you do if a small, knee-high box on wheels with a flag topping its tall antenna whirred toward you electrically on a sidewalk at 4 miles per hour?

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Four large West Coast cities unite to buy 24,000 electric cars

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Los Angeles California portland san francisco fleet sales plug-in cars Seattle cities fleet Washington State OregonWhen it comes to policy efforts aimed at promoting electric cars, the focus is usually on private passenger vehicles. But to cut carbon emissions in a meaningful way, policymakers will have to look at other types of vehicles as well. That includes the thousands of cars and light trucks in the municipal fleets of large cities. DON'T MISS: BYD.

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California, Washington Lead All Other States In Electric-Car Ownership Rates

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For anyone who follows the U.S. electric-car market even casually, some new data on which states have the largest numbers of them probably doesn''t count as news. A recent survey shows that California leads the nation in plug-in electric car registrations--with almost half of the nation''s plug-in cars plying its roads. RELATED: California Has More

Advocacy group takes electric cars to Capitol Hill to inform lawmakers

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Politics Washington, D.C. The best way to change perceptions about electric cars is to put novices in the driver's seat—quite literally in this sense. The advocacy group Plug In America went to Capitol Hill recently, with a barrage of plug-in electric and pure battery electric vehicles, in an effort to educate lawmakers on their importance. Hundreds of senate. congress Electric Car plug-in cars Plug-in America

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West Coast Electric Highway To Fill In California Fast-Charging Stations

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Green California Electric Highway Fast Charging Oregon Washington State charging infrastructure plug-in carsThe West Coast Electric Highway has steadily grown over the years, providing electric-car drivers with charging infrastructure to make trips longer than their cars' rated ranges. It's a network of public charging stations that actually spreads across multiple highways, with I-5 serving as the backbone. But today, for the most part, that network.

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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.

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. In the case of the Washington, DC, demonstration, an engineer will be on hand to take the wheel if required.).

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.

Washington's I-5 To Become America's First "Electric Highway"

All Cars Electric

This is because work has begun in preparing Washington stretch of the I5 to become an "Electric highway". Construction workers digging a hole at a rest stop doesn't sound like something that would be of interest to electric-car owners. But the end result of their efforts might be. Whilst this sounds like something George Jetson or Philip J.

Washington State: Home To A 100% Plug-in Taxi Firm

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You probably know that places like New York City and San Francisco are known for their high numbers of hybrid taxis, but a small taxi firm in Washington state has gone one step further, turning Nissan Leafs and Chevrolet Volts into taxis. Enter EcoCab, a tiny company based in Cowlitz county, Washington, and its fleet of 100 percent plug-in cars

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+.

Washington Passes Electric Car Tax, But Cheaper Than A Gas Car

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But earlier this month, the Washington state Senate passed a bill into law which would charge electric car owners an additional $100 every year when renewing their Until recently, most electric car drivers haven’t been expected to pay an electric equivalent of gasoline taxes to help keep the roads and bridges of their state in good order.

New West Coast Oil Refinery Proposed To Meet Clean-Fuel Demand

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Along the Columbia River in Washington state, developers are planning the first new oil refinery on the West Coast in 25 years. Biofuels oil energy policy energy Washington State OregonParadoxically, the goal of the project is to meet new clean-fuel standards. It's certainly not a result local environmental groups expected when they championed those standards. DON'T MISS: United Airlines To Start Using.

Electric Car Tax for Washington Gets One Step Closer to Law

All Cars Electric

If you’re a regular reader of AllCarsElectric then you’ll know that electric cars are much cheaper to run than gasoline cars once you’ve actually purchased them, but electric cars in Washington state are just about to get a little more expensive to run thanks to a proposed law which has just passed from the state’s Senate

GM to Washington State: Don’t Pass Electric Vehicle Taxation Law

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For the past year, the state of Washington has been examining the possibility of putting a $100 annual surcharge on electric vehicle registrations. Many of Washington State’s electric A contentious issue, the house bill proposed to help the state recoup tax dollars lost as more people switch from gas-guzzling cars to plug-in and hybrid cars.

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Washington to create first EV charging corridor on a scenic byway

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The Department of Commerce and the Washington State Department of Transportation plan to make the Stevens Pass Greenway the first electric vehicle-friendly National. This route will connect to the I-5 “electric highway” enabling electric vehicle drivers to travel from across the west coast to North Central Washington by the end of 2011.

Kia Soul EV To Go On Sale In Five More States By This June

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Green Georgia Texas Washington State plug-in cars sales When the Kia Soul EV electric car debuted just over a year ago, Kia planned a fairly cautious roll out. The electric tall wagon would launch in California, and sales would expand to other states at an undetermined future point. Then reality struck. It turned out that buyers really liked the idea of an all-electric tall wagon with 93 miles of.


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.

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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.

Hyundai Motor awards $100K contract to Washington Univ. group to incorporate electrochemical model in a battery management system; smarter use of batteries in EVs

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Hyundai Motor Company recently awarded a $100,000 contract to the Modeling, Analysis and Process-control Laboratory for Electrochemical systems ( MAPLE ) Lab at Washington University to incorporate electrochemical model-based code in a battery management system for advanced automotive batteries.

Hyundai showcases new hydrogen fuel cell vehicle

Green Cars News

It may not be making its first European appearance until Geneva, but the Hyundai Tucson iX Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle has already been displayed in Washington, DC. Fuel Cells Green cars Hydrogen fuel Hyundai Latest news fuel cell cars Hyundai fuel cell cars Hyundai Tucson fuel cell vehicle Washington Auto ShowEquipped with a 100kW fuel cell system and two hydrogen storage cylinders it can travel more than 400miles on a single fuelling, which is a 76 per cent [.].

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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.

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.

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Washington University in Saint Louis team disseminating code to identify optimal charging protocols for new advanced Li-ion battery materials

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Researchers at Washington University in Saint Louis led by Dr. Venkat Subramanian are offering the open download of application code which, in conjunction with their paper published in the RSC journal Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics , can help the developers of new materials or electrodes for Li-ion batteries to determine how optimally to charge their batteries based on the properties of the new materials.

Nissan Leaf wins Green Car Vision Award

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The Nissan Leaf has been named as the Green Car Journal’s 2010 Green Car Vision award winner at the Washington Auto Show this week. Tags: Nissan Green Car Journal GreenCar leaf Washington Auto Show Nissan’s innovative electric hatchback offering is scheduled to go on sale in Europe by 2012. The Leaf beat off competition the Coda electric sedan, Ford Focus BEV electric car, Mercedes-Benz F-Cell hydrogen [.].

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

“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.

Washington Post To Syndicate Green Car Reports Articles

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Here at High Gear Media, we're delighted to announce a partnership with The Washington Post. Being a startup media company means knocking on a whole lot of doors. And, occasionally, someone important answers. Their editors will choose certain stories from GreenCarReports and our other sites (The Car Connection and Motor Authority) to use on their

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.

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.

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.

Tesla Gigafactory: Drone Flyover Shows How Huge It Really Is

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Context is provided by diagrams that compare its planned footprint to, say, the largest building for assembling jetliners on Boeing's Washington state campus. The very word "gigafactory" makes Tesla Motors' lithium-ion cell fabrication and battery assembly plant sound quite large.

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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.