Feb 10, 2023 - 04:21 pm
Nikola eligible for CARB voucher programme
Nikola has received approval from the California Air Resources Board (CARB) for its Tre FCEV truck to be eligible for the Board’s Hybrid and Zero-Emission Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Project (HVIP) programme.
Nov 24, 2022 - 06:18 pm
California invests $2.6 billion in decarbonising transport
In the USA, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) has approved a $2.6 billion investment plan for the state’s transition to zero-emission transportation. The projects that have been supported range from incentives for cleaner trucks and buses and mobility options such as bike- and car-sharing to consumer rebates for clean cars.
Aug 26, 2022 - 11:43 am
Volvo Trucks completes LIGHTS project in the USA
Volvo Trucks North America has announced the culmination of the Volvo LIGHTS project – a three-year project that brought together 14 public and private partners to design and implement a blueprint for the robust support ecosystem necessary to deploy battery-electric trucks and equipment at scale.
Jun 8, 2022 - 03:48 pm
CARB approves Hyzon Repower fuel cell truck conversions
The California Air Resources Board (CARB) has certified the Hyzon Repower trucks as exempt from emission requirements, enabling the company to sell fuel cell electric trucks in California. The exemption includes Class 8, 7, and 6 Repowers, announces Hyzon.
Mar 9, 2022 - 02:51 pm
Rocsys to build autonomous charging system at the Port of Oakland
Robotic charging specialist Rocsys has signed an order of agreement with marine terminal operator SSA Marine to supply ROC-1 autonomous charging systems. The systems will autonomously charge part of the electric yard tractor fleet of SSA Marine at the International Container Terminal at the Port of Oakland.
Nov 22, 2021 - 02:29 pm
CARB releases first $1.5Bn in e-mobility funding
After California Governor Gavin Newsom signed a $3.9 billion investment package for e-mobility projects this autumn, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) released the first tranche of $1.5 billion. The most considerable sums were earmarked for commercial electric vehicles and EV rebates.
Oct 7, 2021 - 03:32 pm
Blink grows charging & car-sharing in LA
In the USA, Blink Mobility has announced the expansion of its BlueLA electric car-sharing program serving Los Angeles with 300 street side EV charging stations and an increase the car-sharing EV fleet.
Aug 5, 2021 - 08:57 pm
California looks at fuel cell trucking requirements
The Californian Fuel Cell Partnership (CaFCP), a coalition of government and multinational industry partners, have released a new foundational document for heavy-duty class 8 fuel cell electric trucks. The policy recommendation envisages 70,000 trucks supported by 200 heavy-duty truck stations by 2035.
Aug 2, 2021 - 04:08 pm
Electrify America to drop CHAdeMO next year
Volkswagen subsidiary Electrify America appears to be dropping the CHAdeMO charging standard at its North American facilities. The decision was found buried in the company’s investment plan that will enter its third phase in 2022 but will exclude California.
Jul 27, 2021 - 03:45 pm
California funds Hyundai XCIENT fuel cell truck projects
Hyundai is bringing its XCIENT fuel cell truck to the USA for the first time through two government-funded projects in California. The incoming 32 demo trucks are based on XCIENT Fuel Cell with technical modifications with Hyundai specifying a range of 500 miles (800 km).
Apr 21, 2021 - 12:35 pm
California EV subsidies almost exhausted
The California Air Resources Board (CARB) expects the available electric vehicle subsidies from the Californian Clean Vehicle Rebate Project to be exhausted within 30 days. This due to demand being even higher than expected.
Mar 28, 2021 - 05:12 pm
Frito-Lay lowers emissions with new fleet in California
Frito-Lay a snack food division of PepsiCo. has announced that by the end of 2021, it will replace all existing diesel-powered vehicles at its Modesto manufacturing plant in California, with zero-emission (ZE) or “near-zero-emission” (NZE) vehicles.
Feb 3, 2021 - 02:58 pm
Major carmakers revoke support for Trump emissions
Toyota, Fiat Chrysler, Hyundai, Kia, Volkswagen and other major carmakers join General Motors in abandoning their support for former US President Trump. This is also an act to support and perhaps influence the Biden administration in setting new emission standards.
Nov 18, 2020 - 03:15 pm
CA utilities and CARB offer extra premiums for EVs
To increase the uptake of zero- and low-emission vehicles on Californian roads, California electric utilities are teaming up with the California Air Resources Board (CARB) to offer up to $1,500 for purchase or lease of electric vehicles. The offer began on the 17 November.
Nov 4, 2020 - 03:20 pm
Kandi America receives CARB certification
Kandi America announced its certification by the California Air Resources Board (CARB) for meeting the state’s stringent emissions standards. With this approval in hand, Kandi is now preparing to launch deliveries of the K27 to California.
Sep 1, 2020 - 09:33 pm
US transit agencies buy BYD buses at preferential rates
BYD is taking part in a statewide contract that will allow American transit agencies to leverage California’s purchase power to buy BYD e-buses made in Lancaster, California. The agreement includes three models offered at competitive conditions.
Aug 18, 2020 - 09:01 pm
More carmakers agree on CO2 reduction with CARB
The Californian environmental authority CARB has now concluded five individual agreements with car manufacturers for voluntary CO2 reduction in the US state. The emission target supersedes the levels promoted by the Trump administration.
Jun 27, 2020 - 05:35 pm
California introduces Advanced Clean Trucks scheme
California now requires manufacturers to sell a gradually increasing proportion of electric trucks, vans and pickup trucks from 2024 onwards until 2035. By the year 2045, every new commercial vehicle sold in the US state should have zero-emission propulsion.
Apr 14, 2020 - 05:40 pm
More US states adopt tighter emission standards
Washington State has become the twelfth state to adopt tighter emissions standards in the face of the new laxer laws brought in by the Trump administration, following the example of California. Four more states are about to do the same.
Feb 3, 2020 - 01:38 pm
Orange County unveils 10 New Flyer fuel cell buses
Orange County has unveiled a new bus fleet of 10 fuel cell-electric buses in Santa Ana. Besides the buses’ arrivals, the county also now boasts the largest hydrogen fueling station in the nation for public transportation.
Jan 14, 2020 - 01:06 pm
Tesla distances from German battery production
Tesla does not plan to manufacture lithium-ion cells near Berlin in the first construction phase. This could be due to the tight schedule. Meanwhile, the Tesla Model Y has received certification from the California Air Resources Board (CARB) in the USA.