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As Electric Cars Revolutionize the Vehicle Market, New Study Helps California Cities Address Infrastructure & Parking Challenges

With electric vehicles (EVs) hitting California streets in record numbers, a new study by Environment California Research & Policy Center and Frontier Group highlights best practices to help local officials make their cities as EV-friendly as possible. The new report, “Plugging In: Speeding the Adoption of Electric Vehicles in California with Smart Local Policies,” includes projected numbers for how many EVs could be in Los Angeles, Riverside, Sacramento, San Diego, San Francisco and San Jose by 2030, and how cities can accommodate the electric cars with enough places to park and recharge.

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Hopes for the State of the State Address: Making a Plug for Plugging In

As Governor Jerry Brown puts the finishing touches on his final State of the State address, we urge him to use this platform to announce how California will facilitate the rapid deployment of electric vehicle (EV) charging throughout the state. We will be tuning in on Thursday in the hopes of hearing Governor Brown make a strong plug for plugging in.

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Los Angeles Drives into a Brighter Future

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Charge Ahead California Electric Vehicle Ride-and-Drive at the Fillmore Summerfest Kick-off: Grillin' in the 'Mo

Fillmore community members came out today to learn about how electric vehicles can reduce air pollution, combat global warming, improve health and save working families money. Everyone—from children to senior citizens—is impacted by air pollution. Today’s event offered activities for all age groups, with children coloring pictures of clean electric cars to adults test driving electric vehicles.

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Environment California Supports Cleaner Cars

“America should be putting cars that burn too much gasoline in the rear-view mirror. Unfortunately, the Trump Administration’s order today is a green light to keep making cars that dirty our air, endanger our health and threaten our children's future.”  Michelle, Kinman, Clean Energy Advocate Environment California.

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New Report: Electric Vehicles are a Good Deal for California Consumers & the Environment

The report shows electric vehicles are a cost-effective way for Californians to go green. Even if gas prices remain at or near today’s low levels, California consumers can save money buying a battery electric vehicle instead of a similar gasoline-powered vehicle, once incentives and other savings, including reduced fuel costs, are taken into account.

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L.A. offered $1.6 Million for Pioneering Low-Income Electric Carsharing Program

Following a competitive proposal process, the California Air Resources Board (ARB) has offered $1.6 million to the City of Los Angeles to set up a pilot carsharing program for electric vehicles in disadvantaged communities. The grant will fulfill a key mandate of SB 1275, the Charge Ahead California Initiative, enacted last year to make clean transportation more widely available, particularly in low and moderate-income neighborhoods.

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Report: California leadership critical foundation for an international agreement on climate

California is playing a major role in U.S. progress to address climate change, a new report said today. In the next decade, the state will cut more global warming pollution than any other state, with total avoided carbon dioxide emissions estimated at 200 million metric tons by 2025.

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Obama Administration Accelerates Drive to Less Polluting Trucks and Buses

Eighteen-wheelers, school and transit buses, and other large vehicles will be much more efficient and less polluting by the end of the next decade, according to a proposal issued today by the Obama administration. The medium and heavy-duty vehicles covered by the rule account for a significant portion of California’s global warming pollution.

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Electric Vehicle Showcase in Stockton for Drivers of High-Polluting Vehicles

“The Central Valley can charge ahead, rapidly moving to clean electric vehicles and a clean air future for all,” said Michelle Kinman, clean energy advocate for Environment California Research & Policy Center. “Driving on electricity is the equivalent of paying only one dollar-per-gallon in a gasoline vehicle, and electric vehicles are now within reach of working families, thanks to generous incentives from a new state law, the Charge Ahead California Initiative.”

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