Electric Vehicles

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Post date: Sep 09, 14

CSE’s Experience Electric – The Better Ride Campaign will be joining in during an attempt to make electric vehicle history as attendees at the 42nd Annual Silicon Valley EV Rally try to break the Guinness World Record for the largest number of EVs in a parade on Saturday, Sept. 20.

The event will take place at De Anza College in Cupertino, Calif., and is expected to draw more than 4,000 EV enthusiasts. The previous record of 438 all-electric vehicles in a parade was set in April at the Montreal EV Parade in Canada.

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Post date: Aug 26, 14

Janet and Oscar Valent of Carlsbad have made sustainable energy a way of life. Since purchasing their 1947-built home five years ago, they have renovated it to use far less energy and stay more comfortable throughout summer and winter.

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Post date: Jul 31, 14

The most up-to-date electric vehicle (EV) market data detailing California consumer demographics, purchasing motivations, dealership experience and other factors is now available online.

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Post date: Jun 17, 14

The Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources has selected CSE to administer a new incentive program aimed at increasing the number of zero-emission vehicles commonwealth residents own. The Massachusetts Offers Rebates for Electric Vehicles (MOR-EV) program will provide up to $2,500 for the purchase or lease of plug-in hybrid or electric vehicles (EVs).

Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick unveiled the MOR-EV incentives at a press conference held March 27 when announcing a number of new state investments in programs designed to support alternative fuel vehicles (photo at left).

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Post date: May 13, 14

CCSE and a consortium of clean transportation organizations launched a yearlong campaign to spur consumer interest in plug-in electric and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles in the Bay Area during an event held Tuesday, May 13, in downtown San Francisco.

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Post date: May 07, 14

On the heels of another record-breaking month of rebates for the cleanest cars in California, the Air Resources Board (ARB) voted April 25 to immediately expand the funding and current waiting list for incentive funds that help consumers buy zero-emission and plug-in hybrid vehicles.

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Post date: Mar 31, 14

CCSE is participating in a free workshop exploring the options and strategies for organizing clean transportation commuting programs for local employers sponsored by the San Diego Regional Clean Cities Coalition from 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 8, at the San Diego Automotive Museum.

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Post date: Mar 31, 14

With demand for plug-in hybrid electric vehicles and zero-emission vehicles growing at a record pace in California, the Air Resources Board announced March 28 a rebate waiting list up to a total of $5 million for Clean Vehicle Rebate Project (CVRP) funds.

To accommodate expected market growth into the summer, ARB staff plan to propose expanding the waiting list by an additional $25 million at the board’s April meeting.

CCSE, administrators of the statewide program, will continue to accept applications for rebates while additional funding is being put in place.

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Post date: Feb 19, 14

The latest survey of California’s plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) drivers shows differences in primary purchase motivations from owners of one model to the next. The survey also shows increased satisfaction with public charging options and wider availability of workplace charging than in previous surveys.

As administrators of the California Air Resources Board’s Clean Vehicle Rebate Project (CVRP), CCSE conducts ongoing PEV owner surveys.

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Post date: Feb 18, 14

The California Energy Commission has awarded $1.6 million to a consortium of Southern California-based organizations led by the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation (LAEDC) to establish a Southern California Center for Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicle Technology.

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CSE to Administer Charge NY Drive Clean Rebate Initiative

Rebate designed to accelerate adoption of electric vehicles throughout the state

The Center for Sustainable Energy has been selected by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) to administer the Charge NY Drive Clean Rebate initiative, which is aimed at increasing the adoption of electric vehicles by consumers and fleet managers­ in the state.

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Massachusetts Announces $12 Million for EV Rebates

The Massachusetts governor’s office has announced $12 million in funding for the Commonwealth’s electric vehicle rebate program, Massachusetts Offers Rebates for Electric Vehicles (MOR-EV). The announcement builds upon the Department of Energy Resources’ (DOER) $2 million commitment in January and represents more than double the rebate funding over the lifetime of the MOR-EV program.

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