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February 3, 2017

Calif. Streets Riddled With Potholes

Though California's recent storms have helped replenish the state's snowpack and water supply, they've also left roads riddled with potholes. Video courtesy of CBS Los Angeles Channel 2. For safety tips on how to avoid pothole damage, click here.

January 23, 2017

CARB Proposes Plan Reducing Emissions to 40% Below 1990 Levels

The California Air Resources Board has released a Proposed Scoping Plan that sets new goals for the state to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to 40% below 1990 levels by 2030.

January 23, 2017

Calif. Utilities Vow to Support EV Adoption

Three California utilities are renewing their commitments to increase electric vehicle (EV) adoption and reduce greenhouse gas emissions across their service areas.

December 16, 2016

Reckless Driving Death Rate Highest in Montana

Analysis of federal crash data also shows that the rate of road fatalities tied to careless and reckless driving is lowest in the states of Virginia and New York.

November 16, 2016

Fleets Can Reduce Costs by 25% with EVs

Fleets can save up to 25% of the total cost of ownership over the life of a vehicle by replacing select cars with plug-in electric vehicles, according to a report from the Center for Sustainable Energy.

October 25, 2016

Green Commuter Awarded Calif. Tax Credit to Expand EV Sharing

The California Competes Tax Credit Committee has approved a $250,000 tax credit for Green Commuter to assist the Los Angeles-based company with continued expansion of its electric vehicle car sharing, vanpool and fleet replacement service.

October 21, 2016

CARB Approves $363M Clean Vehicle Funding Plan

The California Air Resources Board (CARB) adopted a revised funding plan for $363 million in proceeds from the cap-and-trade program. It includes $133 million for the Clean Vehicle Rebate Project.

October 11, 2016

Calif. to Purchase 50% ZEVs by 2025

The State of California has increased its zero emission vehicle (ZEV) purchasing mandates for state agencies, bumping it up to 50% of light-duty replacement vehicles by 2025.

August 25, 2016

California Toughens Greenhouse Gas Emission Rules

California is set to approve even tougher air-quality controls that would further reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 2030, after the state Legislature passed Senate Bill 32 on Aug. 24.

July 12, 2016

XL Hybrids Vans Granted Voucher Eligibility in Calif.

Fleets who deploy XL Hybrids vans for delivery or service uses in California can now defray the cost of the conversion with a $2,500 voucher, the company has announced.

June 16, 2016

Calif. County Cutting Emissions With PHEVs

Napa County will continue to look at adding solar projects and recently purchased the first two plug-in hybrids for its fleet with the possibility of adding more.

June 1, 2016

California Bill Requires Ignition Locks for Drunk Drivers

The California Senate has unanimously approved new legislation that would require ignition interlocks for all drunk-driving offenders in the state.

May 10, 2016

Calif. Exceeding Zero-Emission Vehicle Goal

Nearly 12% of new light-duty vehicle purchases made by California state agencies are now zero-emission, exceeding Gov. Jerry Brown’s goal of 10% set forth in a 2012 executive order.

April 22, 2016

49-Station EV Charging Center Opens in Calif.

The Santa Clara Electric Vehicle Charging Center features 48 Level 2 chargers and one DC Fast Charger.

March 1, 2016

Impacts of Politics on Fleet Management

The modern fleet manager and the companies that serve them need to keep an eye on the political process. They need to watch not just the economic trends, but the political ones as well. Those trends are going to determine what vehicles are available and what they cost.

January 26, 2016

Researchers to Develop Low-NOx NG Engines for California

UK-based Ricardo Inc. says it will partner with the Gas Technology Institute to design the engines to emit fewer NOx emissions while powering medium-duty commercial vehicles.

January 11, 2016

Video Safety Tip: Driving in a Downpour

The California Office of Traffic Safety offers advice on what adjustments drivers need to take during rainy conditions.

January 11, 2016

How to Drive in the Rain

In this video, The Los Angeles Times pokes fun at both California drivers and PSAs but also manages to share some practical tips on driving in the rain. For the full fleet safety tip, click here.

January 7, 2016

Navy Solicits Lease Deal for EVs

The U.S. Department of the Navy has posted a solicitation to commercially lease between 400 and 600 battery-electric vehicles for use at the Navy and Marine Corps installations in California.

December 16, 2015

Calif. and Pa. Offer Alternative-Fuel Grants

State regulators in Pennsylvania and California have introduced new assistance programs to create wider adoption of alternative fuel vehicles and technology, the states announced separately.

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