News and blog by Electric Vehicles
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.
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.
Press conference kicks off new pilot rebate program for electric vehicle rebates in San Diego
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.
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.
The Center for Sustainable Energy’s Equinox Project has released the 2017 San Diego Regional Quality of Life Dashboard, which assesses the top economic and environmental indicators to gauge the region’s progress toward sustainability. This year the dashboard is available for the first time in an online, interactive format at SDQualityofLife.org.
California Energy Commission approves up to $200M for charging installations in support of an estimated 1.5 million EVs in state by 2025
The California Energy Commission has awarded CSE a $15 million grant to develop and implement an initiative to install more electric vehicle charging stations statewide by creating financial incentive projects. The decision further approves up to $200 million for the installations in conjunction with matching funds from regional and local governments.
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.
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.
Increased lower-income incentives and reduced high-income caps start Nov. 1, 2016