California

EV Pilots Approved in California, Utah, and Minnesota and a New Program Filed in Kentucky

Several electric utility programs have been filed and approved throughout the summer. Several of these programs focus on expanding investment in disadvantaged communities as well as exploring the potential for vehicle-grid integration.  On September 10, 2019, the California PUC voted to approve PG&E’s Empower EV Charger and Education Program that seeks to lower barriers [...]

By |2019-09-13T16:41:17-04:00September 13th, 2019|

California Energy Commission Approves $95 Million for EV Charging and Alternative Fuel Infrastructure

On September 11, 2019, the California Energy Commission (CEC) announced the approval of $95 million in new investments to go towards clean transportation programs throughout the state. The investments will contribute to CEC's Clean Transportation Program that seeks to accelerate progress towards the state's climate and clean transportation goals. The program includes a focus [...]

By |2019-09-13T15:57:57-04:00September 13th, 2019|

Dealership Engagement: Making The EV Case to Dealerships

Engaging dealerships is a crucial marker in the mass adoption of electric vehicles. Due to several barriers, most auto dealers are not equipped to effectively sell electric cars. The biggest challenge to engaging dealers to grow electric car sales is the lack of knowledge about electric vehicles. This webinar will address the barriers facing [...]

By |2019-06-20T21:29:47-04:00September 10th, 2019|

San Diego Gas and Electric Approved to Invest $109 Million in Medium- and Heavy-Duty Electrification

On August 15, 2019, the California Public Utilities Commission approved with modification San Diego Gas and Electric's Senate Bill 350 Transportation Electrification Proposals. The programs focus on medium and heavy duty electrification and align with the directives established in SB 350. The legislation seeks to rapidly accelerate transportation electrification throughout California and requires state [...]

By |2019-08-22T13:38:19-04:00August 22nd, 2019|

Leading Automakers Pledge to Reduce Emissions in California

In a move against the Trump administration's proposed rollback of Obama-era emissions standards, top automakers have entered into a new agreement with California to curb tailpipe emissions from their vehicles. The new agreement proposes that automakers in the California market reach an average fleet fuel economy of 51 mpg by 2026 as opposes to [...]

By |2019-07-25T17:18:45-04:00July 25th, 2019|

California to Invest an Additional $70 million in Electric School Buses

On July 17, 2019, The California Energy Commission (CEC) announced a $70 million award for electric school bus purchases. The grant will be allocated across 26 counties throughout the state to accelerate school bus electrification efforts. Lion Electric was chosen as the grant recipient for this round of the CEC's School Bus Replacement Program. [...]

By |2019-07-19T21:17:03-04:00July 19th, 2019|

California Leads on Electric Utility Investment with a Transportation Equity Focus

Lack of access to charging infrastructure is a primary barrier to EV adoption. Disadvantaged communities (DACs) typically face a harder time accessing charging than other groups, and electric utilities are well-positioned to bring EVs to communities that might not otherwise have charging access through direct investments in infrastructure. The total amount of electric utility investment in DACs [...]

By |2019-07-15T14:22:27-04:00July 15th, 2019|

California Public Stakeholder Workgroup Meeting – Bay Area

Public stakeholder workgroup meetings will be held at six locations throughout California between April 11, 2019, and May 6, 2019. During the public workgroup meetings, staff will discuss: funding available for each project category,  types of eligible project equipment,  maximum funding limits,  solicitation process and timeline,  grantee reporting and operational requirements, and  other implementation [...]

By |2019-04-03T04:15:59-04:00May 6th, 2019|

California Public Stakeholder Workgroup Meeting – San Diego

Public stakeholder workgroup meetings will be held at six locations throughout California between April 11, 2019, and May 6, 2019. During the public workgroup meetings, staff will discuss: funding available for each project category,  types of eligible project equipment,  maximum funding limits,  solicitation process and timeline,  grantee reporting and operational requirements, and  other implementation [...]

By |2019-04-03T04:08:34-04:00April 30th, 2019|

California Public Stakeholder Workgroup Meeting – Northern California

Public stakeholder workgroup meetings will be held at six locations throughout California between April 11, 2019, and May 6, 2019. During the public workgroup meetings, staff will discuss: funding available for each project category,  types of eligible project equipment,  maximum funding limits,  solicitation process and timeline,  grantee reporting and operational requirements, and  other implementation [...]

By |2019-04-03T03:54:01-04:00April 23rd, 2019|