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Why Is The Transition To Clean Cars By 2035 So Critical?

September 30th, 2020 | by Guest Contributor

California is already seeing the impact of climate change, with droughts, heat waves, and of course the unprecedented wildfires seen this summer. And even as the smoke from the fires has (mostly) cleared from the skies over much of the state, we know that we have to greatly reduce emissions to slow the rate of climate change


California Electric Car Sales Up 91% (1st Quarter)

May 20th, 2017 | by Steve Hanley

The data is in. It has been sliced and diced six ways to Sunday and now it can be told. EV sales in California during the first quarter of 2017 were up 91% compared to the same quarter a year ago. Industry observers give much of the credit to the Chevy Bolt, the first all-electric car from General Motors that went on sale in the Golden State last December. 2,735 Californians opted for the Bolt in the first quarter of the year. Rebecca Lindblad, a Kelley Blue Book analyst, said the Bolt — with its 240 miles of range — brings a “new element” to the electric car market


California Electric Car Subsidies May Shift To Point Of Sale Subsidies

May 20th, 2017 | by Steve Hanley

California is about to begin testing a new "point of sale" clean vehicle rebate plan in San Diego. Under the present rules, people who purchase a qualifying EV can get a check back from the state for up to $7,000, depending on their income level. California started indexing its rebate program to income level a few years ago to avoid the charge that the incentives the state was offering were mostly benefiting wealthy tech tycoons and Hollywood stars replacing their Porsches with Teslas. The state is much more interested in encouraging low-income families to give up their inefficient and pollution-belching commuter cars and drive a low- or zero-emissions (and far safer) car instead



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