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New Mexico adopts Clean Cars standards

The New Mexico Environmental Improvement Board and the City of Albuquerque-Bernalillo County Air Quality Control Board have unanimously voted to adopt Clean Cars rules, following “a robust stakeholder engagement process over the past year.” The Clean Cars standards consist of Zero-Emission Vehicle (ZEV) and Low-Emission Vehicle (LEV) standards. The former requires automakers to sell increasing… Read more »

California ARB approves $663-million funding plan for clean cars, trucks, buses

The California Air Resources Board has approved $663 million in new funding for projects to reduce emissions, particularly in disadvantaged and low-income communities. The plan allocates $398 million to incentivize clean heavy-duty trucks, buses and freight projects. While diesel trucks account for only 2% of vehicles in the state, they emit the majority of the… Read more »

Driving the Future: Combating Climate Change with Cleaner, Smarter Cars (review)

Driving the Future, by former EPA official Margo Oge, tells the fascinating story of how the agency achieved a historic agreement with the auto industry to improve fuel economy and reduce emissions – an agreement that delivered cleaner air and millions of dollars in savings for consumers, and gave a huge boost to the growing… Read more »

LG Energy Solution and Impact Clean Power sign agreement to power electric buses in Europe

LG Energy Solution, a manufacturer of lithium-ion batteries, and Impact Clean Power Technology (ICPT), a supplier of heavy-duty battery systems, have signed a supply agreement for nickel-cobalt-manganese (NCM) battery modules. LG Energy Solution will ship 200,000 battery modules from its Wroclaw, Poland plant to ICPT’s GigafactoryX in Pruszkow over the next three years to be… Read more »

Two- and three-wheel EVs delivering more emissions reduction than cars

We humans are, at least in theory, proceeding with a broad range of measures to slow climate change —deploying renewable energy sources, protecting forests, cleaning up industrial emissions, etc. According to a recent study by the World Resources Institute, only a single one of these projects is currently on track to meet the goals set… Read more »

Rental companies account for a third of fossil cars sold in Norway

The future is here in Norway, where plug-in vehicles made up around 90% of total auto sales in August. However, the commercial segment of the market has fallen behind the times. Almost all individual drivers buy EVs, but a lot of fossil vehicles are still being sold to companies—particularly car rental agencies. From January to… Read more »

Phoenix Motorcars wins California contract for electric Type A school buses

Phoenix Motorcars has won a two-year contract with the California Department of General Services that will enable school districts to procure the company’s Z600 Type A Cutaway Chassis electric school buses without having to go through a bid process. Phoenix’s Z600 school bus is offered with both 90 kWh and 141 kWh battery pack options,… Read more »

Letter from London: Red buses, black cabs and private cars are going electric

Traveling in Europe (and nearby countries) these days is in some ways like traveling to the future. London has been an electrification leader for some years, and the streetscape this summer looks even more electric than it did on my last visit 4 years ago. I saw no evidence of the “hollowing out” of downtown… Read more »

Clean Energy for America bill, including $12,500 EV tax credit, advances in Senate

A bill called Clean Energy for America advanced in the US Senate Finance Committee on a 14-14 tie vote. The bill, which contains a number of measures designed to incentivize clean energy, clean transportation and energy efficiency, must now be approved by the full Senate and the House of Representatives in order to become law…. Read more »