Tag: California

Jun 17, 2019 - 05:02 pm

California aims to open up charging markets

The California Air Resources Board is considering a new regulation in two weeks, which would mandate that EV charging network operators have credit card readers. Besides, it looks like memberships or subscriptions may also be banned.

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May 22, 2019 - 04:12 pm

California: SCE adresses commercial vehicle market

The utility company, Southern California Edison (SCE) has launched the Charge Ready Transport programme with a budget of around $356 million USD. The scheme offers commercial clients the installation of charging stations for medium- and heavy-duty electric vehicles for free and some rebates on top.

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May 18, 2019 - 03:50 pm

Tesla launches “hardcore” cost-cutting measures

CEO Elon Musk has told employees about Tesla’s financial situation and announced a new “hardcore” cost-saving initiative. Simultaneously, Tesla is losing another high-ranking manager as head of communications Dave Arnold leaves the company.

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Apr 25, 2019 - 04:00 pm

Penkse Truck opens 14 DC fast chargers in California

Penske Truck Leasing has opened what it considers to be the “first DC fast charging stations in the U.S. designed specifically for heavy-duty commercial electric vehicles”. The first 14 rapid chargers stand at four of Penske’s facilities in Southern California.

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Apr 25, 2019 - 02:34 pm

Electrify America announces charging collaboration

VW’s diesel-gate subsidiary Electrify America announced the collaboration with nine additional companies to host more than 30 fast EV charging stations across the U.S. More than 20 of these will be located in California with another six states being added.

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Apr 24, 2019 - 03:44 pm

Toyota reveals an improved fuel cell truck

Together with U.S. American truck specialist Kenworth, Toyota has developed the next generation of its fuel cell truck created in the course of “Project Portal“. The model now travels more than 300 miles (482 kilometres) on one fill.

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Apr 8, 2019 - 01:35 pm

ChargeWheel funded for mobile charging trailers

The California-based company has secured $1m in seed funding to help set up the San Francisco Bay Area’s first mobile charging network. The charging network will be based on 100 of the company’s energy trailers, which combine solar power generation and energy storage for charging personal electric vehicles of all kinds.

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Apr 3, 2019 - 03:09 pm

FirstElement gets funding to boost hydrogen capacities

FirstElement Fuel has managed to secure $24 million in funding in order to boost the expansion of their True Zero Hydrogen Network in California. The move will quadruple the company’s retail hydrogen sale capacities for individual FCEV customers.

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Mar 25, 2019 - 02:18 pm

EV startup Evelozcity renamed Canoo

The Californian e-mobility startup Evelozcity that is led by former BMW managers (that had a stint over at Faraday) has got a new name: Canoo. They also streamlined their offer and have now announced four electric vehicles all designed for urban life and to be sold on a subscription basis only.

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Feb 21, 2019 - 11:16 am

Arcimoto’s electric Rapid Responder to save lives

Arcimoto has announced that it will test its fully electric trike, the Rapid Responder, in pilot programs in Oregon and California. The vehicle was originally released as a fun utility vehicle (FUV), and will now be outfitted for first resonders and law enforcement.

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Feb 6, 2019 - 02:09 pm

Lucid Motors considers sharing EV tech with OEMs

The US startup Lucid Motors is in negotiations with car manufacturers about the potential exchange of electric vehicle technology and plans to go public in a few years. According to CTO Peter Rawlinson, however, a sale is not on the table.

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Feb 4, 2019 - 03:24 pm

Tesla takes over battery innovators Maxwell

For an investment price of 200 million dollars, Tesla aims to take over the California-based battery manufacturer Maxwell Technologies. The purchase still is subject to official government approval but is expected to be completed in the second quarter of 2019.

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Jan 3, 2019 - 04:14 pm

Daimler delivers first fully electric freightliner eM2

With the delivery of the first all-electric Freightliner eM2 to Penske Truck Leasing, Daimler Trucks has now also launched practical tests for heavy and medium-heavy electric trucks in the USA. In future, Penske Truck Leasing will use the electric truck in local distribution traffic in the northwest of the USA and in California.

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Dec 16, 2018 - 05:40 pm

California requires all new buses to be electric by 2029

California on Friday became the first state to mandate a full shift to electric buses on public transit routes. Starting in 2029, mass transit agencies in California will only be allowed to buy buses that are fully electric under a rule adopted by the California Air Resources Board (CARB).

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Nov 26, 2018 - 04:59 pm

Air Liquide to build liquid hydrogen plant in USA

Air Liquide is building what they claim to be the world’s first liquid hydrogen production facility in the western United States. Moreover, the company has already signed a long-term contract with FirstElement Fuel (FEF) in California.

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Nov 8, 2018 - 07:04 pm

Volvo starts infrastructure cooperation with Greenlots

As part of the previously reported broader introduction of electric trucks in North America, Volvo Trucks will be cooperating with the charging infrastructure specialists Greenlots, as well as other partners including ABB, who will help set up charging infrastructure in warehouse facilities in southern California.

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Oct 27, 2018 - 02:13 pm

CARB approves $483 million budget for 2018-19

The California Air Resources Board (CARB) has approved a 483 million dollar budget for the 2018 to 2019 fiscal period. The budget will be used to fund clean vehicle rebates, zero emission public transport and logistics and other mobility pilot projects.

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Oct 1, 2018 - 05:26 pm

Fly Free presents old-school e-bikes

A new California-based motorcycle company is making headlines with the presentation of their first electric motorcycle model. The design is strongly reminiscent of 1950’s and 60’s scrambler style motorbikes, giving it a very traditional, vintage look, combined with modern electric technology.

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Sep 27, 2018 - 08:59 pm

CARB announces up to $205 million in EV grants

The California Air Resources Board (CARB) has announced up to $205 million in grants for projects to accelerate the adoption of clean freight technologies and improving air quality in the state. Eleven projects will receive $150 million, with another $55 million to be considered for further investment.

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Sep 27, 2018 - 03:59 pm

BYD expands e-bus factory in Lancaster

BYD has again expanded their electric bus factory in the Californian Lancaster. Another five million dollars will flow into the newly completed 9,290 m² depot, which will bring the total investment cost for the facility to more than 53 million dollars.

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Sep 19, 2018 - 08:29 pm

California to ban early EV adopters from HOV lanes

Early adopters of electric vehicles will be red listed next year as they are losing an early privilege in California. The state will replace the green and white stickers that permitted access to HOV lanes with red ones, only those will not be available to all.

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Sep 16, 2018 - 06:46 pm

California governor signs 16 environmental bills

California governor Jerry Brown has signed a series of environmental bills in a direct challenge to the Trump administration, which aim to boost EV use among economically challenged groups and reinforce the state’s climate action.

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Found on electrive.com
https://www.electrive.com/2019/06/27/california-and-canada-join-forces-for-cleaner-vehicles/
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