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$3 billion legislation could boost California EVs

Phil Ting at the SA EV Arc - testing an electric BMW
Source: Express News

The state Assembly is considering legislation that would provide $3 billion for California’s zero emissions incentive programme. The bill, proposed by Phil Ting, would be used to create the California Electric Car Initiative which would operate for at least the next 12 years. The programme is intended to regulate costs for …

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California takes out the trash!

The Motiv All-Electric Powertrain, installed on the Sacramento electric refuse truck
Source: PRNewsfoto/Motiv Power Systems

The city of Sacramento, capital of California, has taken another step towards electrification of utilities following the delivery of its first all-electric rubbish truck Several companies have been brought onboard to provide the various components of the Electric Refuse Vehicle (ERV). Motiv Power Systems provides a scalable, modular all-electric powertrain …

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Alta Motors closes US$27m funding round

Source: Alta Motors

California motorcycle and battery manufacturer keen to grow with new capital Alta Motors, the company behind the Redshift electric dirtbike featured last month, has its eyes on expansion. The company has announced the closure of a US$27 million financing round via the issuance of preferred stock. In addition to fuelling …

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Fremont to make all new homes EV-friendly

Tesla Solar Roof. Source: Tesla

Solar panels and charging stations will be required on all new developments The City of Fremont, California, perhaps best known for being home to Tesla’s vehicle assembly plant, is following in the footsteps of its most famous corporate resident. A new ordinance passed by Fremont City Council on May 3 …

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UPS trials fuel cell-powered BEV

UPS FCEV

Prototype delivery truck will be battery-powered, with a hydrogen fuel cell “range extender” Joining a stream of courier and logistics companies making forays into electrified transportation, UPS is to deploy a prototype extended-range fuel cell EV (FCEV) in its “Rolling Laboratory” fleet. The company will work with the US Department …

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Air Products fuel in CA now below US$10/Kg

Technical advancements and a reported increase in service users pushes H2 prices down Air Products announced that it has achieved a pricing milestone at several California fueling stations, which are now offering hydrogen to fuel cell electric vehicle (FCEV) customers at under US$10 per kilogram. Advancements in fueling technology, and …

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California utilities push for more EV charging infrastructure

SDGE_EV_charging

Three companies aim to gather $1 billion in order to finance over 10,000 new charging stations Earlier this week, ElecTrans reported that the Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) had submitted a proposal to the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) that would help boost adoption of EVs in the state. …

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