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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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VULE Partagé electric van-sharing trial launches in Paris

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The PSA and Renault-backed program will be tested by small, central businesses Over the past 12 months, the Parisian government has taken a number of tough stances on air pollution. One of the more notable of these was the legislation in June of last year barring any car built before 1997 from entering the …

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California utilities push for more EV charging infrastructure

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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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Automakers might be forced to mass-produce EVs in the United States

Tesla Model S on the production line at the company's Fremont factory. Source: Steven Jurvetson CC 2.0

EPA’s new fuel consumption rules would significantly raise fleet requirements for mpg By the end of this week, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is to put in place fleet requirements of 54.5 miles per gallon by 2025 for all automakers. The Agency has filed its midterm review of the fuel …

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Head of HY4 project optimistic about the future of zero-emission flying

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ElecTrans speaks to University of Ulm Professor Josef Kallo about the fuel cell aircraft project In October, ElecTrans covered the successful test flight of the HY4 hydrogen plane, which has been one of the most exciting developments in fuel cell technology this year. The flight marked a major milestone on …

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Nikola Motor Company unveils fuel cell electric truck

The Nikola One, unveiled on December 1.

Utah-based startup reveals first public prototype of Nikola One Class 8 Last week, Nikola Motor Company unveiled the prototype of the Nikola One Class 8 electric truck. The long-range fuel cell vehicle (FCV) got its first public display at the firm’s Salt Lake City headquarters, making good on the company’s …

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States challenge EU plans to independently check vehicle emissions

VW press conference in response to the so-called "Dieselgate" emissions scandal.

Individual countries are reluctant to penalise domestic automakers despite EU regulations Governments around Europe are not supportive of the EU’s plans to independently check vehicle emissions, in spite of the fact that manufacturers have been shown to regularly cheat tests. A report in the Guardian this week claims to have …

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