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Post date: Apr 04, 19

A rebate project to increase access to electric vehicle (EV) chargers throughout Sacramento County launched April 4, 2019, with up to $15.5 million in funds available for qualifying local businesses and nonprofit organizations.

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Post date: Mar 27, 19

At the Transportation Research Board (TRB) annual meeting in January, Brett Williams, CSE’s senior principal transportation advisor, spoke about electric vehicle (EV) incentive programs, their impacts, and the consumers they are influencing. A program of the National Academy of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine, TRB provides a platform for over 13,000 of the world’s leaders in transportation to share research, perspectives and best practices – all of which may inform transportation policy at the state and federal level.

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Post date: Jan 08, 19

The Clean Vehicle Rebate Project (CVRP), administered by CSE on behalf of the California Air Resources Board, provides consumer rebates for the purchase or lease of new electric cars and motorcycles. These incentives play a crucial role in California’s goal to have 1.5 million zero-emission vehicles (ZEVs) on the road by 2025 and 5 million ZEVs by 2030.

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Post date: Dec 12, 18

Last month, CSE Senior Principal Transportation Advisor Brett Williams presented at the 31st International Electric Vehicle Symposium and Exhibition (EVS 31) in Kobe, Japan. The World Electric Vehicle Association and the Electric Drive Transportation Association co-host the annual conference for world leaders in the electric vehicle (EV) industry. This year’s conference featured many of the most influential organizations in the electric vehicle industry, including automakers, researchers and government officials.

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Post date: Dec 12, 18

CSE is among a group of 13 national and regional organizations teaming up with the Alliance to Save Energy’s 50x50 Commission on U.S. Transportation Sector Efficiency to help reduce energy use in transportation 50 percent by 2050.

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Post date: Nov 09, 18

For more than a century, gasoline has been the fuel of choice in the auto industry, but it wasn’t always so—and it doesn’t have to continue that way thanks to modern electric vehicles.

Cars started off using relatively clean energy. Steam powered the first self-propelled road vehicles in the early 1800s, with electric carriages arriving around 1850. It wasn’t until about 1885 that the first true gas automobiles hit the road. As the age of automobiles took off in the early 1900s, electric cars outsold all other types.

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Post date: Feb 28, 18

Eastside Sol, a festive annual celebration of community and sustainability in Boyle Heights is a harmonious affair that always leads to fun and a treasured community gathering in Northeast Los Angeles (NELA).

As the daughter of Guatemalan and Mexican immigrants who met in Echo Park in the late 1960s, my roots are imbedded in NELA’s emergence. I felt fortunate to grow up in inner-city Los Angeles, which gave me access to places steeped in traditional ethnic roots and an eclectic circle of people and family to be my friends and role models.

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Post date: Feb 06, 18

Press conference kicks off new pilot rebate program for electric vehicle rebates in San Diego

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Post date: Jan 24, 18

Although some recent work by the Union of Concerned Scientists and the Consumer’s Union shows encouraging signs about electric vehicle (EV) awareness generally in California, roughly 75 percent of those surveyed did not know the state offers significant rebates for electric cars and 80 percent were unaware of the substantial federal tax credit.

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Post date: Dec 20, 17

Up to $4 million available for charging stations at businesses, multifamily housing and public agencies

A project promoting expansion of California’s electric vehicle charging network to improve air quality and reduce greenhouse gas emissions from cars and light-duty trucks debuted in Fresno County Dec. 20, 2017.

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