In addition to the $153 million, VW will make $800 million in Zero Emission Vehicle-related investments pending CARB approval and they have already paid $25 million to CARB to support ZEV investment programs, including vehicle replacement programs, for low-income residents. Click here to read the full press release from the California Air Resources Board
Volkswagen will spend $44 million to build out its first “Green City,” or network of electric vehicle charging stations and EV carsharing services.The hope is that this carsharing network will expose a lower-income demographic to the benefits of driving zero-emission vehicles. Click here to read more from GovTech
The California Energy Commission (CEC) will jointly conduct this workshop with staff from the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) and the California Independent System Operator (California ISO) on Tuesday June 13, 2017. This workshop will provide an overview and update on the actions and status of the following three state-level energy roadmaps: Advancing and Maximizing…
The CPUC, in collaboration with other state agencies, is developing policies that support vehicle-grid integration (VGI). VGI helps align electric vehicle charging with the needs of the electric grid. To do this, electric vehicles must have capabilities to manage charging or support two-way interaction between vehicles and the grid. The working group will allow participants…
The California Air Resources Board (ARB or the Board) is pleased to announce its grant solicitation for an administrator to implement the Clean Vehicle Rebate Project (CVRP) and Increased Incentives for Public Fleets in Disadvantaged Communities (Public Fleet Pilot Project) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2016-17.
New studies from Navigant project that light duty plug-in electric vehicles (EVs) will make up half of the global EV market by 2024 – and that pairing deployment with smart grid technologies is critical. Get more coverage of these reports, and EV news from other states from Utility Dive. The need for planning for electric…
Lawmakers Approve Last-Minute Deal to Direct Cap-and-Trade Funding to Low/Zero-Emission Vehicles, Green Spaces, Affordable Housing and More
In the closing hours of the legislative year, lawmakers approved a last-minute deal Wednesday to free up hundreds of millions of dollars from the state’s cap-and-trade program to fund green projects across the state. Under the agreement,
CEC Recording Available: Pre-Application Workshop for Grant Funding Opportunity for Advanced Vehicle-Grid Integration Research and Demonstration
The Pre–Application Workshop Presentation and WebEx Recording for GFO–16–303, Advanced Vehicle–Grid Integration Research and Demonstration, is now available on the California Energy Commission (CEC)’s website.
The Microgrids Convergence Conference will be held October 25th-26th in San Mateo! The Microgrids Convergence Conference will consist of two, unique, content-rich days:
Save the Date! The San Joaquin Valley Clean Transportation Summit, featuring a full day of speakers and breakout sessions on electric vehicles, natural gas alternatives, and more, will be held October 19th. See below for more information.
The Center for Sustainable Energy (CSE) invites city and county staff, contractors, architects, and developers to a free webinar on how electric vehicles (EVs) can help support zero net energy (ZNE) goals. California has set goals to make all new
As covered by Greentech Media: Last week, the U.S. government pledged to push the electric-vehicle industry toward charging a car in less than 10 minutes. Now, that sounds like a long time.
Los Angeles solar-plus-storage microgrid pilot to slash carbon emissions, boost industrial efficiency (from Utility Dive)
The Port of Los Angeles will be the site of a solar+storage pilot program which aims to show how carbon-free energy solutions can help make marine terminal operations more efficient and have less environmental impact, PV Magazine reports.
The White House will unlock up to $4.5 billion in loan guarantees to support electric vehicle (EV) charging. The money comes along with abevy of other initiatives, including an EV hackathon and technical assistance to help broaden EV charging across the U.S. Learn more from Greentech Media, here. For more on electric vehicles, click here.
In coverage from North Bay Public Media, learn about how economic considerations are the primary driver toward electric vehicles in Sonoma County.