The drive behind smart cars and the security movement

“Transportation trends towards automation and increased usage of mobility services like Uber and Lyft is expected to rapidly expand the percentage of electric vehicles on the road, further increasing electricity demand, which will have significant impacts on infrastructure and will require upgrades to the energy system. The costs of these investments are likely to be…

Electrics vehicles are coming, and New England and California better watch out

“Consider the following: the transportation sector (planes, trains, and automobiles) accounts for almost 29% of all energy consumed in the United States. The vast majority of that energy comes from oil-derived fuels, such as the gasoline and diesel we use in our cars. Switching to an electrified fleet of vehicles has the potential to reduce…

Peninsula Clean Energy awards six grants totaling nearly $450,000 for local community pilot projects

“Peninsula Clean Energy (PCE) of San Mateo County has awarded grants of up to $75,000 each for six innovative local pilot projects to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, support low-income customers, and advance electric transportation. The Community Pilot Program awards will fund programs within the county to repair homes for low-income residents, promote access to electric…

NGVs still have role to play in California energy policy

“California is increasingly focused on zero-emissions transportation technologies such as electric vehicles and hydrogen fuel cells, but natural gas vehicles (NGV) are still in play with state and utility programs, particularly for the heavy-duty fleet sectors that carry goods and passengers.” Click here to read more from Natural Gas Intel.

Electrify America announces second $200M zero emission vehicle investment plan for California

“Electrify America announced its next $200 million investment in Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) infrastructure as well as education and awareness in California which is outlined in its Cycle 2 California ZEV Investment Plan submitted to the California Air Resources Board (CARB). Cycle 2 is a 30-month investment period, which begins in July 2019. The investment…

Santa Rosa CityBus plans to buy 4 electric buses, in 1st step toward a zero-emission fleet

“The city’s transportation and public works department recently learned it was awarded $1.78 million in Federal Transit Administration dollars dedicated to improving the nation’s bus safety and reliability through vehicle and infrastructure upgrades. Santa Rosa also came away last year with about $1.2 million through the competitive grant program and now plans to use the…

Are regulators hindering EV acceleration?

“The road to transportation electrification is now driven by demand from policymakers and the public through private sector automakers and charger providers to electric utilities and their regulators. Networked electric vehicles (EVs) can be a highly flexible distributed energy resource (DER) and, as a distributed storage system, support the power system’s transition to low-cost, low-emissions…

As companies like Lyft and UPS electrify fleets, local incentives can play a key role

“According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, in 2016, the transportation sector, which includes the transportation of people and goods by cars, trucks, trains and other vehicles, produced almost one third of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs). While the federal government has turned a blind eye to GHGs’ impact on the environment, public health and…

Unlikely alliance join forces to keep California in the lead of the electric car race

“An unlikely alliance of public and industry leaders joined forces in an unusual show of unity to accelerate the adoption of electric vehicles in California. This powerhouse of leaders, representing every major player in the transportation sector, announced the public launch of their organization, Veloz, and their first project, “Electric For All,” the largest multi-stakeholder,…
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