As EV charging stations proliferate across the country, uncertain regulatory situations in some states may be holding back investment. This week, the New York State Public Service Commission removed one potential roadblock, declaring that it does not have jurisdiction over publicly available charging stations. “The Commission’s determination that it does not have jurisdiction ensures that… Read more »
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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced the $19-million New York Truck Voucher Incentive Program, which will subsidize the purchase of electric, hybrid and alternate-fuel commercial trucks. The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), together with the non-profit organization CALSTART, will be managing the program. The program will include two voucher funds…. Read more »
Today BMW introduced the electric BMW i3. The new EV will go on sale in the US market in the second quarter of 2014, and starts with a base MSRP of $41,350, before any federal or state incentives, and before Destination & Handling fee (currently $925). … Read more »
Earlier this month, the Texas legislature declined to take action on a pair of bills that would have favored Tesla Motors by carving out an exception to the state’s ban on direct retail auto sales. This week, the New York State Assembly made something of a mirror image move, ending its legislative session without advancing two bills… Read more »
EV drivers in the Empire State will soon have plenty of places to charge, thanks to Governor Andrew Cuomo’s “Charge NY” initiative. Equipment manufacturer Leviton has announced that it has been awarded a $1 million grant to install its Evr-Green Dual Port Level 2 charging stations at various workplaces throughout Upstate New York, New York… Read more »
Empire State EV owners should see their range anxiety steadily receding. Charging station manufacturer Coulomb Technologies announced this week that it has partnered with power provider National Grid to extend Coulomb’s ChargePoint Network throughout New York State. The company received a million bucks in funding (part of a promised $4.4 million) from the New York… Read more »