AB 1745 – Clean Cars update

Assemblymember Phil Ting (D-San Francisco), the bill’s author, pulled it for 2018 and will reintroduce it in 2019. Said Assemblyman Ting, “If we want clean air, we need clean cars. For the sake of our health and our environment, we need to move away from gas-powered vehicles. While we won’t be able to achieve that through […]

Power companies have resisted climate policy. Now it might be their only hope

by David Roberts, Vox US power utilities are in serious trouble. Back when they were created, in the early 20th century, utilities were designed to electrify America. They would invest in the machinery needed to keep up with rising power demand; the returns on those investments would fund the next round of investments; and so […]

Center releases a survey on global activities to phase out internal combustion engine vehicles

by Isabella Burch, Center for Climate Protection In January, California Assemblymember Phil Ting introduced the Clean Cars 2040 Act to address the pervasive issue of air pollution in our state. This would allow the only new vehicle registrations in California to be Zero Emissions Vehicles starting in 2040.  The Clean Cars 2040 Act reflects a […]

Exclusive: How Tesla’s first truck charging stations will be built

by Eric M. Johnson, Reuters SEATTLE (Reuters) – Elon Musk, the chief executive of Tesla Inc, has said little about how he plans to turn his prototype electric truck into reality. But Reuters has learned that Tesla is collaborating with Anheuser-Busch, PepsiCo and United Parcel Service Inc to build on-site charging terminals at their facilities […]

Center for Climate Protection launches Clean Cars Campaign

Save the date – March 22 Public launch and rally in support of AB 1745: Thursday, March 22, doors open at 5:30, rally from 6:00 – 7:30 Glaser Center, 547 Mendocino, Santa Rosa, 95401 Free – refreshments will be served Register for the event here>> The Center for Climate Protection is launching a campaign in […]

Only Zero Emissions Vehicles in California – the case and the progress

On January 3rd, Assemblyman Phil Ting of San Francisco introduced AB1745, a bill that would allow  the only new vehicles to register in California in 2040 and beyond to be Zero Emissions Vehicles (ZEVs). Since transportation contributes 39% of California’s greenhouse gas emissions – the largest of any sector – bringing that number down to […]

California legislation proposes ban on gas cars by 2040

by Steve Hanley, Clean Technica Assemblyman Phil Ting, who represents the city of San Francisco in the California legislature, has filed a bill that would allow only zero-emissions cars to be sold in the Golden State beginning in 2040. As radical as that may seem, it is fully in line with initiatives in several other […]

Singapore Launches Electric Carsharing — 1,000 Electric Cars Eventually

by James Ayre, Clean Technica The city-state of Singapore just launched its first mass-scale electric carsharing program — a service intended to comprise a fleet of around 1,000 cars and 2,000 charging points by 2020. The service is being run for at least the next decade by France’s BlueSG (a unit of the Bollore Group) […]

Elon Musk unveils Tesla's new electric semi truck

Sysco pre-orders Tesla semi trucks

by James Ayre, Clean Technica Following just a day after we reported that Anheuser-Busch had placed the largest pre-order yet for Tesla’s new Semi Trucks — with reservations being placed for 40 units — Sysco Corporation has announced that it has reserved 50 units of the upcoming Tesla Semi Truck. Sysco Corporation, for those unfamiliar […]

Can car-sharing culture help fuel an electric vehicle revolution?

by Lyndsey Gilpin, Insideclimate News Twenty Nissan Leafs are scattered at electric charging stations across Chattanooga, Tennessee. At first glance, the compact electric cars may seem like they’re already owned, but they’re actually for public use—and as easy to access as a bike share. Users just have to download the city’s electric car-sharing service Green […]