Zero Emission vehicles

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California and New York City: We’ll buy more electric cars. How about you?

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Thu, 07/12/2018 - 6:49pm

A coalition of states, cities and businesses determined to fight climate change announced a campaign Tuesday to buy more zero-emission vehicles for their own fleets and persuade others to do the same.

Coalition members, which include the state of California and the city of New York, also called upon automakers to develop an “endgame” for cars burning fossil fuels and commit to ensuring that a set proportion of the cars they sell in 2025 produce no emissions.

“The auto industry knows this is a global trend and many are racing to be part of it,” said Mary Nichols, chairwoman of the California Air Resources Board, which runs most of the state’s climate programs, in a statement. “Companies that fail to adapt do so at their peril.”

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Metro wants to end free rides for clean-air vehicles in toll lanes

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Fri, 04/27/2018 - 2:23pm

Facing rising congestion in the 110 Freeway and 10 Freeway toll lanes, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority on Thursday will consider ending free rides for commuters who drive alone in zero-emission vehicles.

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Trump administration steps up war with California over environmental protections

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Wed, 04/04/2018 - 4:47pm

The Trump administration stepped up its offensive Monday on California's environmental laws, suing to reverse a state law that seeks to handcuff the federal government from selling any of the 45.8 million acres of property it controls in the state.

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Should California spend $3 billion to help people buy electric cars?

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Mon, 08/28/2017 - 6:22pm

Over seven years, the state of California has spent $449 million on consumer rebates to boost sales of zero-emission vehicles.

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Elon Musk hands over first 30 Tesla Model 3s, but warns of 'manufacturing hell' ahead

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Mon, 07/31/2017 - 9:53am

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