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California bill to ban new fossil-fueled cars by 2040 coming in January

California bill to ban new fossil-fueled cars by 2040 coming in January

A California lawmaker will propose a bill next month that will ban the sale of gasoline-powered vehicles in the state beginning in 2040. Assemblymember Phil Ting, a Democrat representing much of the Bay Area, said he plans to introduce the bill when lawmakers return for the next legislative session... read more

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W116 Mercedes-Benz S Class (1972 to 1980)

European bans on vehicles with engines should exempt collector cars: study

Numerous European countries have rolled out target years in which they plan to ban the sale of new cars powered by internal-combustion engines. At the same time, many... read more October 27, 2017 by


 
Amsterdam, the Netherlands [Image: Flickr user _dChris]

All cars with engines to be off Dutch roads by 2030, following 2025 sales ban

European countries continue to implement aggressive policies to move away from fossil fuels for transportation and favor zero-emission solutions in renewable energy and... read more October 17, 2017 by


 
Toyota 'Project Portal' proof-of-concept hydrogen fuel-cell powered semi tractor, for Port of LA

Toyota to study Mirai-derived fuel-cell tech for heavy-duty trucks

Toyota announced on Thursday that it will begin testing in two California ports a hydrogen fuel-cell heavy-duty truck adapted from the Toyota Mirai's powertrain for drayage... read more October 12, 2017 by


 
World Solar Challenge 2017

Solar-powered car race kicks off 30 years of World Solar Challenge

Although a car powered solely by solar power is far from reality, the 30th anniversary of the World Solar Challenge showcased just how far the technology has come. World... read more October 9, 2017 by


 
National Plug-In Day 2012: San Francisco, with 60 Nissan Leafs in front of the Golden Gate Bridge

California mulls ban on new cars with engines, joining China in climate action

With China mulling an eventual ban on sales of cars with gasoline or diesel engines, the world's largest car market made it clear earlier this month that it intends to force... read more September 27, 2017 by


 
Tesla Supercharger site in Vacaville, California, before expansion    [photo: George Parrott]

Electric cars now 5 percent of California new-car sales: report

California continues to lead the country in adoption rates for cars that plug in, both battery-electric and plug-in hybrid models. The state offers numerous local and... read more August 22, 2017 by


 
Chrome exhaust pipe

When will ads for cars with tailpipes be banned as health hazards? Poll results

Just 30 years ago, people could smoke anywhere, including offices, malls, and restaurants. The 1987 opening of a New York City restaurant called "Nosmo King" (read it again)... read more August 17, 2017 by


 
Diesel taxis in London (Image by Flickr user Lars Ploughmann, used under CC license)

UK to ban diesel, gasoline car sales by 2040; follows France, Norway, Holland bans

The United Kingdom will follow in the footsteps of some European countries as it announced plans to ban the sale of gasoline- and diesel-powered cars by the year 2040. The... read more July 27, 2017 by


 
National Drive Electric Week 2014: Eyeing a Tesla in Ottawa. Photo by Ottawa Centre EcoDistrict.

National Drive Electric Week to be bigger than ever: 175 events so far

The White House's energy week may have been low on renewable and zero emission technology, but National Drive Electric Week is poised to make up for it. Each year, Plug In... read more July 26, 2017 by


 
2017 Renault Kangoo ZE           [photo: Yannick Brossard for Renault]

Renault Kangoo ZE small electric van now on sale with longer range

French automaker Renault has given its small light commercial electric vehicle a handful of upgrades, including a significantly longer battery range. The Renault Kangoo ZE is... read more June 29, 2017 by


 
Chrome exhaust pipe

When will it be unacceptable to drive a car with a tailpipe? Poll results

No vehicle on earth is entirely free of emissions; even electric cars charged on renewable energy have emissions associated with their manufacturing. Those emissions... read more April 4, 2017 by


 
Toyota Mirai emissions-scrubbing billboard

Toyota Mirai billboards scrub nitrogen oxides while touting hydrogen fuel-cell sedan

If green cars can reduce emissions, why shouldn't their advertising do the same? That's the theory behind a series of billboards in relevant California markets that advertise... read more March 28, 2017 by


 
Nissan Sway Concept

California conundrum: 2018 Leaf, Bolt EV, or Mirai fuel-cell car?

California is very different from the rest of the United States. All by itself, it's the sixth largest economy in the world. One eighth of all Americans live there. It's home... read more March 24, 2017 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Volt

Which states follow California's emission and zero-emission vehicle rules?

California leads the nation in policies that promote reductions of carbon emissions from road vehicles. It is unique in having a federal waiver that allows it to set its own... read more March 7, 2017 by


 
U.S. hybrid vehicle market: total sales and market share, 2000-2016   [source: PIRA Energy Group]

Hybrid market share peaked in 2013, down since then

What's a "green car"? Is it a hybrid? A zero-emission vehicle? One that plugs in? Or just one that uses less fuel than other cars in its segment? It's a perpetual conundrum... read more January 23, 2017 by


 

 
 

 
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