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How a gas car ban could fail in Calif.

October 1, 2020

California must prod 10 million people to buy clean cars and install thousands of charging stations within a decade to start phasing out gas-fueled vehicles in 2035, auto experts said.

E&E News

California invests big in hydrogen fueling stations as state moves to ban new gas-powered vehicles by 2035

September 25, 2020

With fewer than 9,000 hydrogen vehicles on the road in California, Ohnsman thinks the state backing more specialized fueling stations will help spur consumer interest in investing in the zero-emissions technology.


California to ban new gasoline cars by 2035, a first in U.S.

September 25, 2020

California will phase out sales of new, gasoline-powered cars by 2035 as part of its fight against climate change, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced — the first state to set an expiration date for the traditional automobile.


California Zero-Emission Goal May Get Caught in EPA Waiver Fight

September 25, 2020

California’s bold plan to phase out sales of new all-gasoline cars by 2035 could face legal challenges down the line from federal officials and industry—but how it may play out is uncertain.

Bloomberg Law

Gov. Newsom Pumping The Brakes On Gas Cars

September 25, 2020

Pumping the brakes on new gas car sales, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced in an executive order Wednesday that if you want to buy a new car, you’ll have to go electric by 2035.

CBS 13

Tesla says battery breakthroughs to bring $25K electric car

September 23, 2020

At its much-hyped Battery Day, Tesla Inc. yesterday unleashed a blizzard of innovations that it said could make battery-making cheaper and result in a $25,000 Tesla within three years.

E&E News

Elon Musk Promises a $25,000 Tesla in 3 Years—Again

September 23, 2020

Reducing the cost of electric vehicles is all about a cheaper battery. Tesla outlined a plan that includes making more of the components itself.


Tesla unveils new EV battery design, but Musk downplays vehicle-to-grid application

September 23, 2020

Tesla on Tuesday unveiled a new electric vehicle (EV) battery design featuring improvements to density, cost per kilowatt-hour and manufacturing efficiency.

Utility Dive

Uber vows to make N America and Europe fleets fully electric by 2030

September 15, 2020

Uber has pledged to make all of its rides in North America and Europe fully electric by 2030, after a new report found the ride-hailing company’s operations to be more damaging to the environment than private transportation.

Financial Times

Uber’s electric cars need a new grid to run emission free

September 15, 2020

Emissions from electricity generation remain the largest single contributor to global greenhouse gas emissions: 36% of energy-related emissions in 2019.


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