Clean Transportation

News and blog by Clean Transportation

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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: 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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Post date: Nov 08, 17

California remains the nation’s guiding force with the most progressive greenhouse gas emissions reduction goals and bold environmental justice policies. In an uncertain federal climate, the state remains poised to expand and accelerate its environmental and social stewardship through a diverse array of programs focused on building innovative, future-oriented smart infrastructure and communities – the Transformative Climate Communities (TCC) Program.

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Post date: Oct 19, 17

As local governments commit to purchasing electric vehicles (EVs) for their fleets, the slow pace of procurement is emerging as a major source of delay, according to Michael Terreri, Fleet and Facility Services manager at the Center for Sustainable Energy (CSE). CSE staff regularly encounter instances of public EV fleet procurement taking as long as a year because of difficulty determining charging infrastructure and equipment specifications.

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Post date: Oct 12, 17

Dealer payment is unique among statewide electric vehicle rebate programs

The first two years of electric vehicle (EV) rebates in Connecticut have helped boost EV sales in the state by nearly double since 2015. The rebates, combined with a unique incentive for dealerships, also are playing an important role in motivating dealerships to sell EVs, according to a dealer survey reported by the Center for Sustainable Energy (CSE).

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