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Officials in California are considering banning the sale of internal combustion engine cars as China and countries in Europe look to do the same. California Governor Jerry Brown has expressed interest in banning the sale of internal combustion vehicles in communications with California Air Recources Board chairman Mary Nichols. The United Kingdom, France and China […]

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The government of California is looking at giving electrified cars a $3 billion financial boost including an attractive cash-on-the-hood incentive for plug-in car buyers. California has long had problems with air pollution and is home to seven of the 10 U.S. cities with the most severe air pollution. It’s why the state has long been on […]

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California has approved emissions standards that the White House still wants to review. The California Air Resources Board (CARB) finalized 2022-2025 emissions rules for the state and also set a mandate for zero-emission sales over the same time period. CARB has also ordered its workers to start on determining targets for beyond 2025. The U.S. […]

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The University of Claifornia Irvine is poised to become the first college campus in the U.S. to switch its entire bus fleet to zero emissions for the 2017-18 academic year. The student-funded and operated Anteater Express shuttle service is acquiring 20 buses from BYD (Build Your Dreams) for $15 million that will be built at […]

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Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) is now offering a $500 “Clean Fuel Rebate” for its customers in Northern and Central California who own battery-electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles. The credit comes via a provision in the state’s program called Low Carbon Fuel Standard that earns credits for PG&E itself, and the company then passes them […]

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Announced a couple weeks early to coincide with this week’s start of the LA Auto Show, Californians are celebrating the 250,000th plug-in electrified vehicle sold in state. As a representative at the epicenter of the plug-in car movement, the California Plug-in Electric Vehicle Collaborative projects more than a quarter million PEVs will have been sold […]

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California has by far the most registered plug-in vehicles, both battery electric and plug-in hybrids, than any other U.S. state, and a new survey suggests that consumers want even more. The survey of more than 800 Californians conducted by Vrge Analytics last August found that 43 percent would consider buying or leasing an electric vehicle […]

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Beginning Nov. 1, low-income residents of California will receive EV rebate increases of $500 when purchasing or leasing a battery electric, plug-in hybrid or hydrogen fuel cell vehicle. Individuals with incomes of more than $150,000 or joint income tax filers of $300,000 will no longer be eligible for any incentives. The new plan comes after […]

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The rush toward self-driving cars just accelerated as California issued permits to privately held Wheego and Valeo North America last week, bringing the total to 17 companies with testing permits. The state’s Department of Motor Vehicles said the two new companies now have approval to run tests with a single vehicle each, operated by up […]

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California’s Governor, Jerry Brown, wants to have 1.5 million battery electric and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles on the roads by 2025, and the state’s largest utility thinks it can help reach that goal. Pacific Gas & Electric is proposing to install 7,600 electric vehicle-charging stations over the next three years, the single biggest deployment of […]

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