As greater numbers of alternative fuel vehicles (AFVs) enter onto California's roadways, two diverse areas of the workforce are in need of additional training according to a statewide survey of fire chiefs and transportation fleet managers.
News by Electric Vehicles
Join CCSE for Electric Vehicle (EV) Day to learn everything about EVs and the incentives available for clean vehicles on Saturday, Sept. 28, at San Diego's Liberty Station (Truxtun Road off Rosecrans St.). You can stop by a variety of EV-related exhibits and wrap your fingers around the steering wheel to test drive more than a dozen EV models.
CCSE’s Clean Vehicle Rebate Project team joined Fiat USA on a six-week tour up and down the electric vehicle-friendly state of California. While team members spoke to excited car enthusiasts about the available state incentives, Fiat promoted its “environmentally sexy,” all new, all-electric 500e, currently available only in California.
The latest survey showing how PEV drivers use and charge their cars
The latest survey data on how California’s plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) drivers use and charge their cars indicates that CVRP recipients are highly satisfied with their choice to go electric and use their PEVs as their primary transportation. The study shows PEV owners drive their cars an average of nearly 29 miles per day and charge their vehicles primarily at night when electrical rates are lowest.
The California Air Resources Board (ARB) announced that the 2014 Cadillac ELR is approved for eligibility for the Clean Vehicle Rebate Project (CVRP) administered by CCSE.
The ELR is a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle that operates on electricity as well as an internal combustion engine. It has an EPA-estimated all-electric range of 37 miles (based on 82 MPGe) and a combined gas plus electric range of 340 miles (with a full charge and tank of gas). When the ELR is operating solely on gasoline its EPA-estimated miles per gallon is 31 in the city and 35 on the highway.
State funding agencies allocate $59.55 million in incentives for 2013-14
The California Air Resources Board has selected CCSE to continue for a fourth year as administrators of the statewide Clean Vehicle Rebate Project (CVRP) that promotes the purchase or lease of new plug-in hybrid and zero-emission vehicles.