News by Electric Vehicles
In order to make clean vehicles more accessible to a greater number of California drivers, especially in communities that are highly impacted by air pollution, the Clean Vehicle Rebate Project (CVRP) is implementing increased incentive levels for low- and moderate-income consumers and high-income eligibility caps. The California Air Resources Board (ARB) approved the changes in June 2015, as directed by the Charge Ahead California Initiative established by Senate Bill 1275 (De León).
California’s Clean Vehicle Rebate Project (CVRP) rang in the New Year following a record-breaking month during which more than 5,900 new vehicle owners submitted applications. This submission level for December 2015 far exceeded the monthly average of about 4,200 new applications and beats the previous monthly high of 4,900 submissions set in March 2014.
Nationwide, car consumers bought more electric vehicles in December than in any other previous month ever, with 13,650 purchases or leases, even though gas prices were the lowest in nearly six years.
Rebates are helping to rev up Massachusetts drivers to buy and lease electric vehicles (EVs) since they went into effect in June 2014. Nearly three-quarters of recent EV customers who participated in a survey indicated financial incentives were an important factor in their decision to go electric, according to data released by CSE for the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (DOER).
CSE's clean transportation team is pleased to announce the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers’ (Auto Alliance) new 50-state Zero-Emission Vehicle (ZEV) Sales Dashboard. Designed by CSE for the Auto Alliance, this new tool offers the latest state-level zero-emission vehicle sales numbers and trends, online and at your fingertips. Try it and watch as clean vehicle markets evolve across the U.S.
High school students enrolled in the Mission Valley ROP Automotive Technology program at James Logan High in the San Francisco Bay Area are national finalists in the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow contest for successfully designing and building the only student-constructed solar-powered electric vehicle (EV) charging station in the nation, according to program administrators.