2018-2019 Investment Plan Update for the Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program

This report analyzes plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) infrastructure needs in California from 2017 to 2025 in a scenario where the state’s zero emission vehicle (ZEV) deployment goals are achieved by light-duty vehicles, primarily in residential use. The results show a need for 99,000 to 133,000 destination chargers, including at workplaces and public locations, and 9,000…

Sacramento trying not to leave low-income drivers behind in push for 70,000 more electric vehicles

“There are only four sites with two cars each under the program. And, in general, widespread access to electric vehicles is uncommon in Sacramento. For instance, the city runs a charging program in parking structures downtown. It’s mostly utilized by those who earn $75,000 or more annually. That could change under Sacramento’s new electric vehicle…

California’s climate fight gets harder soon, and the big culprit is cars

“Emissions-reduction must hit 40 percent by 2030 and twice that by 2050. In 12 years, half the state’s energy must come from renewable sources such as wind and sun. California’s 14 million buildings must operate twice as efficiently, and the number of electric cars on the road will have to multiply more than 10 times. Failure…

Bill introduced banning gasoline-powered vehicles in California by 2040

A bill introduced in Sacramento would, if passed, ban the sale of internal combustion passenger vehicles in the state starting in 2040. The legislation is aimed at boosting sales of zero-emission vehicles in order to meet the state’s ambitious goals to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Critics say the bill would hurt middle-income and poorer motorists…

California utility regulators approve 15 EV pilot projects

“The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) has approved 15 transportation-electrification pilot projects totaling over $40 million aimed at helping accelerate electric vehicle (EV) adoption and cutting greenhouse-gases (GHGs) in the state. CPUC explains the decision approves, with modifications, four Pacific Gas & Electric Company (PG&E) projects; five Southern California Edison (SCE) projects; and six San…

CEC launches incentive project to install EV charging stations statewide

“A new statewide incentive project funded by the Energy Commission to promote expansion of California’s electric vehicle charging network debuted in Fresno County. The California Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Project (CALeVIP) works with community partners to develop and implement regional incentive projects to install chargers and accelerate the expansion of charging infrastructure.” Click here to read…

The 20 cities leading the way for electric vehicles

“The increasing adoption and sales of electric vehicles may be hard to catch, and not just because these cars, trucks, and buses run much quieter than their internal combustion counterparts. According to a new report by the International Council on Clean Transportation, “Electric vehicle capitals of the world: What markets are leading the transition to electric,”…

SCE proposes ‘pathway’ for electric vehicles, clean power

“Edison International’s Southern California Edison on Oct. 31 said that it has proposed an integrated strategic framework for California to meet its climate and air quality goals. The approach builds upon existing state programs by identifying cost-effective actions to increase clean energy in the electric system and to leverage that clean electricity in the transportation and building sectors to…

Emerging Best Practices for Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure

The International Council on Clean Transportation has conducted a global assessment of charging infrastructure deployment practices, challenges, and emerging best practices in major electric vehicle markets. Key findings from the report: Public charging infrastructure is a key to growing the electric vehicle market. There is no universal benchmark for the number of electric vehicles per…
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