In The News

Our experts are frequently spotlighted in national/local news outlets and widely read blogs. The headlines and summaries below link to the original news articles and features.


 

Californians are buying up electric cars. But where will they plug in?

September 18, 2019

Californians are switching to electric cars in record numbers, putting the state on track to surpass its goal of having 1.5 million zero-emission vehicles on the road by 2025. But the plug-in infrastructure needed to support that switch is patchy.

San Francisco Chronicle


See you in court.’ Calif. promises to fight EPA plan

September 18, 2019

The Trump administration’s plan to revoke California’s ability to set its own clean car standards promises to ignite a monumental legal fight between a dozen states and the federal government.

E&E News


Is CA about to weaponize electric car rebates in its emissions battle against Trump?

September 18, 2019

With California enmeshed in a bare-knuckled battle over clean air with the Trump administration, carmakers could soon have to sign onto the state’s pact to cut air pollution if they want to offer customers the state’s EV rebate.

CalMatters


California lawmakers kill plan to triple electric-vehicle rebates

September 16, 2019

Drivers looking to buy electric cars or other zero-emission vehicles in California will get less financial help from the state than many had hoped.

San Francisco Chronicle


Cities Are Trying—Again—to Plan for Autonomous Vehicles

September 16, 2019

The bloom is off the rose for self-driving tech among urban transportation officials, who are planning for a future with fewer private cars.

WIRED


America’s Transportation History is Full of Mistakes. Let’s Not Make Another One.

September 11, 2019

Instead of battling it out, cities and private mobility companies have an opportunity to work together and lay the foundation for a multimodal future.

CItyLab


Electric vehicle sales are up sharply in California, mostly due to Tesla

September 11, 2019

Sales of new electric vehicles in California shot up 63.7% in the first half of the year, to 51,750 units, largely on the strength of the Tesla Model 3.

Los Angeles Times


DOJ to probe automakers who rebuked Trump fuel efficiency rollback

September 6, 2019

The Justice Department is opening an antitrust probe into a deal between four automakers and California on vehicle fuel economy standards, one of the companies confirmed today.

Politico


A ban on gas-powered cars? 2020 Democrats embrace what once was a California fantasy

September 6, 2019

Democrats running for president had a message for Americans on Wednesday night: you are going to have to wean yourselves off your gas-powered cars.

Sacramento Bee


E-bikes were set for Sacramento suburbs this fall. Then came Trump tariffs, tech trouble

August 30, 2019

Hardware issues and pressure from President Donald Trump’s tariffs on Chinese imports have delayed the rollout of electric bikes and scooters in three Sacramento suburbs, likely until next spring.

Sacramento Bee


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