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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 »

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 »

Minnesota to become the next Clean Car state

In 2019, Minnesota announced plans to join the 14 states that enforce their own strict vehicle emissions standards. Now an administrative law judge has given the proposed policy a green light, ruling that the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) can move forward with plans to adopt the Clean Cars Minnesota program. The program will go… Read more »

Washington raises the stakes with California, proposing to phase out gas cars by 2030

Washington may soon become the third US state to fix a date for the end of the Oil Age. The state House Transportation Committee has voted 17-12 to advance a bill that would require all light-duty vehicles of model year 2030 and later registered in the state to be electric. The bill will now move… Read more »

CARB approves $29 million investment in two clean-car programs

The California Air Resources Board (CARB) has approved $28.64 million in new funding to support two statewide incentive programs aimed at bringing clean vehicle technologies to low-income and underserved communities. California’s Hybrid and Zero-Emission Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Project (HVIP) provides incentives to purchase low-emission medium- and heavy-duty trucks, and Clean Cars 4 All… Read more »

Daimler becomes the latest automaker to abandon hydrogen-powered passenger cars

Mercedes-Benz has ended its development of fuel cell-powered passenger cars, saying that they would be too expensive—around double the cost to produce of comparable battery-electric vehicles. The company has been working on fuel cell technology for over 30 years. Mercedes says it will wind down production of the GLC F-Cell, which was developed in a… Read more »

Renault to sell only electric cars in China

Renault has announced that in the future, it will concentrate on electric vehicles and light commercial vehicles in the Chinese market. The French automaker has withdrawn from its joint venture with Dongfeng, under which it had built ICE vehicles, including the Captur, Kadjar and Koleos SUVs, in Wuhan. The Renault Group set up joint ventures… Read more »