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California Targets 1.5 Million Electric Vehicles in 10 Years

Environmental groups like Natural Resources Defense Council and electric car manufacturer Tesla Motors told CARB  that auto companies may be able to reach the state’s target by simply submitting credits, and changes to the program’s credit system are required. A California lawmaker next week will introduce a bill requiring 15% of all vehicles sold in the state to be emissions-free by

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BYD Builds Heavy Duty Electric “Yard Goats” in California

BYD, the world’s largest electric bus manufacturer  will build 27 battery-electric trucks under a $9 million California grant. The electric trucks will replace diesel service trucks and yard tractors in the communities of Commerce, Fontana and San Bernadino. The funds are for 23 class-8 yard trucks and four class-5 service vehicles. Class-8 yard trucks, also known as “yard goats,” are 80,000-pound

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Automakers ‘not even trying’ to Sell Electric Cars

While the federal government and California Air Resources Board (CARB) are evaluating auto-industry proposals to relax emissions standards, one Tesla executive advocates stricter rules to force automakers to sell more electric cars. Established automakers are ignoring the potential of electric cars, Diarmuid O’Connell—Tesla’s vice president of business development—told Forbes and other media at the Center for Automotive Research Management Briefing

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