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DRIVEtheARC EV corridor launched in Northern California

DRIVEtheARC

Fifty-five fast chargers have been installed from Monterey to Lake Tahoe DRIVEtheARC has completed the chargers’ deployment and the formal grand opening of the corridor on the one year anniversary of the project’s official start. DRIVEtheARC encourages longer and more frequent trips with EVs by increasing the ease of long …

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Gov. Brown signs raft of California ZEV bills

Street traffic in Los Angeles, California.

50% of California light duty fleet and 15% of heavy vehicle fleet to be electric by 2025 Already one of the most ambitious political forces in terms of EV adoption, California is putting even further legislative power behind zero-emission technologies. October 10 saw State Governor Jerry Brown sign 11 bills …

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California considering ban of gas and diesel vehicles

Street traffic in Los Angeles, California.

The California Air Resources Board has confirmed California’s government is considering a ban on gas and diesel vehicles. The state is looking to catch up with the UK, France and China, who have already outlined plans to ban internal-combustion cars by 2040. In an interview with Bloomberg, California Air Resources …

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Ryder and Chanje Energy form strategic partnership

The V8070 delivery van from Chanje.

Ryder to become the first nationwide US leasing and rental company to offer electric trucks Ryder System a commercial fleet management, transportation and supply chain firm, is to become the exclusive sales channel partner and service provider for Chanje, a new California based medium-duty electric vehicle (EV) and energy services …

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Proterra opens new LA factory

Governor Brown at the Proterra facility. Source: Twitter.

100,000-square foot facility will serve new contracts in California and further afield US electric bus and heavy-duty vehicle-maker Proterra has officially opened its new Los Angeles manufacturing facility. Company staff were joined by California Governor Jerry Brown, who leads the country’s most ambitious administration in terms of pursuing low-carbon energy …

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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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