October 10th, 2019 | by Steve Hanley
Rolling blackouts in Northern California have drivers of electric cars worried, but the crisis will affect everyone unless we figure out how to address it effectively. Tesla is installing Powerpacks at all Superchargers in the area as one adaptation solution
October 6th, 2019 | by NRDC
California officials are gearing up to launch a momentous new rule to tackle one of the largest sources of pollution in the state: medium- and heavy-duty commercial trucks. After years of deliberation and public input, the rule is the first of its kind and long overdue
September 29th, 2019 | by Tina Casey
If the policymakers at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue are serious about challenging California on climate change, they better upgrade their arsenal. Last week the Golden State set the Intertubes ablaze when it announced a new project that will unleash cutting edge satellites to track global greenhouse gas emissions with near-pinpoint resolution, and it has two heavy hitters on its side
September 27th, 2019 | by Steve Hanley
General Electric Renewable Energy has secured two major contracts to supply grid scale battery storage in California and South Australia.
September 26th, 2019 | by Steve Hanley
When it comes to the decision to revoke California's ability to set its own emissions standards, Republicans approve what the government is doing by a wide margin.
September 24th, 2019 | by Jennifer Sensiba
Now that the legal battle between the Trump Administration and California over emissions standards is underway, we can get a good look “under the hood” at the legal arguments and strategies each side is using. Parties arguing in court will always do whatever it takes to support their own agenda, but this legal battle is particularly instructive
September 21st, 2019 | by Johnna Crider
California has announced that it is investing $95 million into clean transportation with several goals in mind, including helping those living in disadvantaged communities get access to clean transportation
September 19th, 2019 | by Steve Hanley
Donald Tramp has revoked California's waiver under the Clean Air Act that allows it to set emissions standards that are tougher than federal guidelines. Expect this issue to wind up in the courts very soon.
August 16th, 2019 | by Steve Hanley
The Tesla Semi has been photographed at a CHP inspection station near the Donner Pass. The driver says it is meeting or exceeding its range expectations.
July 25th, 2019 | by Steve Hanley
Ford, Honda, Volkswagen, and BMW have negotiated an agreement with the California Air Resources Board to build more fuel efficient vehicles regardless of what the current administration does regarding emissions regulations.
July 24th, 2019 | by Jake Richardson
California Assemblymember Phil Ting (D — San Francisco, District 19) recently introduced AB 1046, which if passed would triple the EV rebate in California from $2500 to $7500. It would also change how the incentive is funded. (Ting has also worked on AB 1424 a bill related to EV charging station access.)
July 16th, 2019 | by Jake Richardson
The California Clean Vehicle Rebate Project provides a rebate of up to $7,000 when a California resident who is eligible for the program buys or leases a new all-electric, plug-in hybrid, or fuel-cell electric vehicle
June 21st, 2019 | by Steve Hanley
General Electric is shuttering a natural gas powered generating station in southern California 20 years before the end of its normal useful life. Competition from solar and wind power plants have made it uneconomical to operate
June 13th, 2019 | by Kyle Field
Southern California Edison is ramping up its efforts to support electric vehicle buyers with the introduction of a new tool called SCE Cars that helps estimate the total cost of ownership in its jurisdiction
June 7th, 2019 | by Kyle Field
Tesla is opening up its 250kW Supercharging V3 to the public for the very first time today with the addition of 8 new V3 stalls at its Fremont, California, factory. The new public V3 stalls are being opened to the public just 3 short months after Tesla first announced the new 250kW charging standard
June 2nd, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan
I reported recently on the Tesla Model 3 being the #3 best selling car in California in the first quarter of this year (in terms of units sold), and Max Holland showed that it was also the #1 best selling car in California in terms of revenue for that time period. No other electric cars were in the top 10 overall, but a few did quite well in their respective segments
May 29th, 2019 | by Steve Hanley
Tesla employees tell CNBC the company has decided to build the Model Y there. The Model S and Model X will be consolidated into one assembly line to make room for Model Y production. They also say a refreshed Model S is coming in September.
May 28th, 2019 | by Kyle Field
BYD is bringing a wee bit more sunshine into the grid with the announcement that it has partnered with Apparent, Inc. to develop a 2 megawatt solar installation at its Lancaster, California Coach & Bus plant. The installation will be paired with a 2 megawatt-hour stationary energy storage installation that will help the company to maximize the amount of power it uses from its own generation
May 25th, 2019 | by Dr. Maximilian Holland
Demand for the Tesla Model 3 remains very high in California, with 15,805 sales throughout Q1 2019, giving it the #1 spot in terms of revenue out of all vehicle models sold — and by a huge margin (79% more than the runner up). As reported last night, it also held the third spot in terms of unit sales
May 23rd, 2019 | by Charles W. Thurston
French floating solar specialist Ciel et Terre has begun installation of 1.78 megawatt floatovoltaic technology system at what it calls the largest floating solar system in California. To finance this project, the company has utilized a 25-year power purchase agreement for the first time, providing a lifetime savings of $4 million for the Town of Windsor