A million electric cars sold in the U.S., led by California

EVgo charging station in Union City, California with resused BMW i3 battery backupDrivers are buying electric cars, and advocates are keeping track. Last month, Veloz, an electric car advocacy organization consisting of regulators, automakers, charging manufacturers and networks, utilities and others, announced that the U.S. had surpassed 1 million electric car sales. That’s still less than 1 percent of the approximately 270…
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Colorado sides with California standards but won't yet mandate electric vehicles

Smog over Los Angeles, courtesy Flickr user steven-bussColorado last week formally joined the ranks of states that are in some way choosing to adopt California’s rules for emissions, rather than those of the federal government. With a unanimous vote by the state’s Air Quality Control Commission, Colorado is joining Pennsylvania and Washington in agreeing to adopt California low emission…
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GM wants Trump administration to consider national electric-vehicle mandate

2019 Chevrolet Bolt EVThe term “hail Mary” might be appropriate for what General Motors, led by chief executive officer Mary Barra, is attempting at this stage of the federal government’s dialog on fuel efficiency and electric vehicles. GM is launching an effort to propose a 50-state solution for electric vehicles, including a national version of…
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2019 Hyundai Nexo: first drive of 380-mile fuel-cell crossover utility

2019 Hyundai Nexo, Topanga Canyon, CA, Oct 2018Pretty much any story on a new vehicle these days notes that new-car buyers are snapping up utility vehicles, while traditional sedans languish on sales lots. That puts Hyundai right on trend with its latest hydrogen-powered entry, the Nexo, which it dubs a crossover utility vehicle. It succeeds the earlier Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell, also a…
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New electric-car ads to hit the other half of California drivers

Chevrolet Bolt charging at Electrify America 350 kw charger at Home Depot in Chicopee, Mass.One problem with electric cars is that they may be invisible. Despite proliferating charging stations, multiplying car models, and extended range for many new electric cars, fewer than half of California drivers are even aware they exist, says Mary Nichols, head of the California Air Resources Board. For electric-car advocates and automakers, it’s…
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Electrify America lays out plans for second round of chargers in California

Electrify America DC fast chargers in Gulfport, MississippiMidway through building its first installments of electric-car chargers, Electrify America sketched out plans for its second $200-million round of investments in California on Wednesday. These installations will add more California cities, target charging networks for ride hailing services and buses, and develop Level 2 home charging for…
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VW diesel settlement, California clean air, and fuel economy demands: Today's Car News

Byton M-Byte electric SUV prototypeCalifornia clean air regulators held a reportedly contentious meeting with Trump administration officials over the proposal to roll back fuel economy standards. A wide survey of Americans told researchers that they’re dissatisfied with the fuel economy their cars get now, implying they might want cars to improve. A new report links California’s…
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