Clean vehicles may get a boost from higher rebates in California

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New legislation seeks to increase rebates for electric vehicles California is one of the world’s leading clean transportation markets. The state has become a very popular target for many automakers looking to release clean vehicles. While the state has found success in supporting the adoption of clean vehicles, some lawmakers believe that more can be done. New legislation, which was introduced by Assemblyman Phil Ting, aims to further boost the adoption of clean vehicles. To accomplish this, the legislation intends to increase the financial incentives offered to consumers. $3 billion…

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Tesla Model 3 could spark a new era for electric vehicles

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Tesla prepares to launch its new electric vehicles Automaker Tesla Motors is approaching the launch of its Model 3 vehicle, which is the latest of the company’s famed electric cars. Few of these vehicles have been delivered to customers, but Tesla intends to ramp up production in order to meet growing demand for electric vehicles. Currently, Tesla is seeing some 1,800 reservations for the Model 3. This highlights a significant increase in demand, showing that consumers are quite interested in electric vehicles. Clean vehicles may not require government subsidies in…

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Companies aim to expand Germany’s hydrogen infrastructure

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Daimler, Shell, and Linde are building two new hydrogen stations Daimler, Shell, and the Linde Group have commissioned two new hydrogen stations that will be built in Germany. The companies have been working together to develop a comprehensive hydrogen infrastructure throughout Germany and have made significant progress in this endeavor. Germany is currently home to one of the most extensive hydrogen networks in Europe and has become a very attractive home for clean vehicles, particularly those that use hydrogen to operate. New stations will  help expand Germany’s hydrogen infrastructure Daimler…

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Mazda is taking its own approach to clean vehicles

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Automaker intends to avoid battery technology and develop its own type of clean vehicles Several automakers are facing a somewhat challenging future due to the growing importance of clean transportation. Such is the case for Japanese automaker Mazda, which has been somewhat solitary in the market since Ford sold its shares in the company nearly a decade ago. Like other small automakers, Mazda is looking for ways to remain competitive in the transportation market and will have to embrace clean vehicles in order to do so. Instead of investing in…

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Toyota plans to sell innovative new electric vehicles by 2022

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Toyota will be producing new electric vehicles by 2022 Japanese automaker Toyota has announced plans to begin selling long-range, fast-charging electric vehicles by 2022. The company has become heavily involved in clean transportation and intends to bring new clean vehicles to the market in the near future. Toyota intends to ensure that these vehicles appeal to consumers and plans to make these cars more efficient, less expensive, and generally more convenient for drivers. Toyota is expected to draw upon its extensive experience with clean technology to accomplish this task. New…

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Drivers are ready to embrace electric vehicles

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Survey shows that more drivers are prepared to purchase electric vehicles in the next five years Drivers are prepared to purchase more electric vehicles in the near future, according to a new survey from Dalia Research. The survey draws information from some 43,000 people in 52 different countries. The majority of these respondents noted that they have a strong interest in electric vehicles, which is good news for the clean transportation sector. This may also encourage automakers to focus more heavily on developing clean vehicles in order to take advantage…

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New ship powered by hydrogen fuel cells set to embark

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New ship makes use of clean technology, including hydrogen fuel cells A new boat equipped with hydrogen fuel cells has embarked on a six year voyage to highlight the capabilities of clean technology and how it can be used for transportation. Called the Energy Observer, the boat had once been used for racing. A team of 50 engineers, designers, and architects have refashioned the vessel to be powered by hydrogen fuel cells, solar panels, and even wind turbines. The boat will make several stops throughout the world on its global…

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GM has ambitious new plans for clean vehicles

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Automaker plans to sell 500,000 clean vehicles a year by 2025 General Motors has set a new goal for itself regarding clean transportation. The automaker has been showing more support for clean vehicles in recent years, partly due to increasingly strict emissions regulations and changing market demands. The company now plans to increase its production of clean vehicles, aiming to sell 150,000 “new energy vehicles” a year by 2020. By 2025, GM hopes to increase this number to 500,000. Battery electrics may be GM’s primary focus The goals set by…

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Shell to invest $1 billion a year in renewable energy by 2020

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Shell has ambitious plans concerning renewable energy and clean transportation Shell has ambitious plans to show more support for renewable energy in the coming years. The company’s New Energies division is being prepared to make the transition toward clean power and transportation. Through this division, Shell plans to invest $1 billion a year in renewable energy and clean transportation by 2020. Shell CEO Ben Van Beurden notes that the transition toward clean power and technology has begun to accelerate in many parts of the world. This has created a significant…

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France to embrace clean vehicles more aggressively

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Country will ban gas and diesel vehicles by 2040 France is taking a major step forward in its efforts to become more environmentally friendly. The country has announced that it will ban all gas and diesel vehicles by 2040, encouraging residents to purchase clean vehicles instead. This is part of France’s overarching plan to become completely carbon neutral by 2050, replacing old forms of power with renewable energy solutions. The government intends to support the purchase of clean vehicles in order to ensure rapid adoption. Government to offer subsidies to…

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California is working to increase the adoption of clean vehicles

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State is looking to encourage the growth of clean transportation California has established itself as a popular market for clean vehicles, but the state is still looking to increase the adoption of clean vehicles among consumers. While many automakers are opting to launch their new, carbon-free vehicles in the state, consumers have been relatively slow in purchasing such cars. The California Plug-In Electric Vehicle Collaborative hopes to help change this by providing consumers with a way to test some clean vehicles. Organization aims to help people get experience with environmentally…

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Tesla Model 3 to go into production at the end of the week

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Production on the Tesla Model 3 to begin ahead of schedule Tesla Motors is preparing to begin production on its latest electric vehicle at the end of this week. The Tesla Model 3 is ready to enter the market in the United States, where electric vehicles have been gaining popularity for some time. According to Tesla CEO Elon Musk, the Model 3 is compliant with all government regulations and commercial production on the vehicle began two weeks ahead of schedule. The automaker plans to deliver the first 30 models of…

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Lightyear One, world’s first solar-powered family vehicle, launches in the US

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Lightyear One has launched in the United States The world’s first solar-powered family vehicle has been launched in the United States. Called Lightyear One, the vehicle is designed to operate using solar energy. The project first began at the Eindhoven University of Technology, which eventually spun off into a new company called Lightyear. The company predicts that its new solar energy vehicle will be somewhat popular as a niche product, providing yet another alternative to conventional vehicles that produce carbon emissions. Company predicts that it will have 200 orders for…

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DOE to invest $15.8 million in support for projects focused on fuel cells

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Federal agency aims to support 30 new projects that seek to improve fuel cells The U.S. Department of Energy has announced some $15.8 million in investments for 30 new projects throughout the country. These projects will be focused on fuel cell technology, hydrogen production, and storage. The federal agency is still in the process of selecting projects that will receive funding. Selected projects will be able to take advantage of a coalition of the country’s national laboratory, which was brought together through the agency’s Energy Materials Network. Projects will take…

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Solar energy to power all of Tesla’s charging stations

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Tesla has plans to use solar energy to power all of its charging stations Tesla Motors has plans to disconnect all of its charging stations from established energy grids. The automaker is looking to power its charging stations with solar energy systems and batteries. Notably, Tesla has become heavily involved in the solar energy space; largely due to its recent acquisition of sister company SolarCity. Tesla has been adding solar energy systems to its charging stations for several years, but now the company has committed much of its focus to…

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Toyota and Tesla end clean transportation collaboration

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Toyota divests from Tesla in order to focus on its own clean transportation plans Toyota has announced that it has fully divested from Tesla Motors, marking the end of the collaboration between the two companies. The Japanese company was one of the first investors into Tesla and has worked with the American company for some time. The collaboration was meant to produce new technologies that could be used to make vehicles more efficient and environmentally friendly. The technical partnership ended, however, after the production of Toyota’s 2014 RAV4 electric vehicle.…

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