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California has agreed to Volkswagen’s plan to spend $200 million in the state supporting electrified transportation and factoring in reaching disadvantaged communities. Approved Thursday by the California Air Resources Board, the 30-month program is the first phase of an $800 million settlement with the state. VW pledged $2 billion overall will be spent over 10 […]

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The California Air Resources Board this week issued a letter to Volkswagen Group asking it to provide more details on the zero-emissions vehicle (ZEV) infrastructure it plans to implement across the United States between 2018 and 2020. CARB’s concern is over VW’s $800 million commitment to California to build out ZEV-related investments over 10 years […]

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Up until now, the Honda Clarity has only been available as a fuel cell-powered vehicle, and as such, is only sold in certain markets. It hasn’t been much of a success story, simply because no one buys fuel cell vehicles. Honda is changing that and will soon offer some more variety with all-electric and plug-in […]

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Volkswagen expects to build fast DC charging sites in the U.S. over the next two years that would rival and in some ways exceed today’s Tesla Supercharger network. This news comes via a draft plan released by the California Air Resources Board yesterday in advance of a board meeting later this month. Final approval of […]

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As expected, the Trump administration said today it would re-open review of tough federal mpg and emissions standards that had been finalized under the Obama EPA. For the past few months clouds have been brewing over what the New York Times reported could lead also to an attack on California’s right to set its own […]

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A new study suggests that California’s low carbon fuel standard is winning out as a viable measure over the federal government’s biofuel blends. While biofuel blends in gasoline and diesel have been the national standard for years, a new study by Lux Research finds that California’s low carbon fuel standard may become the norm for […]

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California’s Air Resources Board has presented a list of options on how Volkswagen can spend $800 million as part of the recovery from its diesel emissions cheating scandal. The wish list came via a presentation on its website Thursday showing how the automaker can spend the $800 million share out of a total $14.7 billion […]

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The California Air Resources Board (CARB) discovered cheating software on popular Audi models that were rigged to produce lower CO2 emissions implicated in global warming during lab testing than in normal driving. The device was installed on thousands of Audi A6 and A8 sedans and Q5 sport-utility vehicles that are equipped with the AL 551 […]

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BYD, the world’s largest electric bus manufacturer and the leading electric carmaker in China, will build 27 battery-electric trucks under a $9 million California grant. The electric trucks will replace diesel service trucks and yard tractors in the communities of Commerce, Fontana and San Bernadino. The funds are for 23 class-8 yard trucks and four class-5 […]

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CEO Elon Musk went on a bit of an offensive rant over California’s stance toward its zero emission vehicle credit program during the Tesla shareholder call on Wednesday. In what was reported as an unusual “public tirade,” Musk bore down upon the California Air Resources Board, saying the standards need to be raised. The ARB […]

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