General Motors is Going All Electric

“After more than a century peddling vehicles that pollute the atmosphere, General Motors is ending its relationship with gasoline and diesel. This morning, the American automotive giant announced that it is working toward an all-electric, zero-emissions future. That starts with two new, fully electric models next year—then at least 18 more by 2023.” Click here to read more from…

These City Bus Routes Are Going All-Electric ― and Saving Money

“…there’s still a lack of awareness among riders and local governments about the importance of public transit and electrification of transportation, some transit authority officials say. Louisville―like many other cities across the U.S.―is becoming more electric vehicle-friendly, but residents still aren’t utilizing public transportation enough to justify investing in more buses.” Click here to read…

Making charging stations as ubiquitious as gas stations

“Cities can lead on installation of public charging infrastructure, as a part of fleet transformation or emissions-reduction goals. For example, if cities adopt electric vehicles for fleet use, they can set up chargers that private drivers can access in the daytime, but are used for fleet vehicles at night. Cities can also work with utilities…

Could California ban gasoline cars?

California Gov. Jerry Brown has expressed interest in banning cars that burn fossil fuels, the state’s top climate change regulator said in an interview published Tuesday. “I’ve gotten messages from the governor asking, ‘Why haven’t we done something already?’” Mary Nichols, chair of the California Air Resources Board, said in an interview with Bloomberg News. Click…

Guide for Funding of Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

The Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) has created a guide to help you navigate the funding options for plug-in electric vehicle charging infrastructure. It is designed to both help in the prioritization of facilities and in the process of securing funding for the stations and associated infrastructure costs. It includes a comprehensive list of utility and…

IEPR Joint Agency Staff Workshop on State-Level Energy Roadmaps – June 13

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…

Vehicle-Grid Integration Communications Protocol Working Group

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…

New Electric Vehicle Research Cites Plug-In EV Expansion, Importance of Smart Grid Technologies

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, (more…)
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