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Menopausal Mother Nature

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Newsom Signs Law to Clean California Air Inside & Out of School

Governor Newsom signed into law a bill authored by Assemblymember Phil Ting that will make the air safer to breathe and the water safer to drink in public schools, while reducing energy bills. It also accelerates the installation of charging infrastructure for electric vehicles needed to combat the largest source of air pollution

Presidential Climate Policy Report Card: Obama, Trump, & Biden — A CleanTechnica Exclusive

The climate action report card is much better for Obama/Biden and Biden/Harris than for Trump/Pence, which is unsurprising given President Trump’s rhetoric on the subject. The Obama/Biden administration could have done much more, and while a Biden/Harris administration would be much stronger on climate change action than the Trump Administration, it too has more work to do to get to a truly effective climate action plan

Drinks Cubed Is 1st Company To Order Volta Zero Electric Truck

The first Volta Trucks customer is Drinks Cubed. Volta Trucks recently unveiled the Volta Zero, a fully battery electric delivery vehicle or bus for urban areas. Out of the many good electric delivery vehicles out there, this one looks like one of the absolute coolest. The design is slick, sleek, and futuristic

Radom Buys 9 More Electric Solaris Buses!

Solaris has signed another contract for the delivery of electric buses on the Polish market. The operator Miejskie Przedsiębiorstwo Komunikacji (MPK) in Radom has ordered 9 Solaris Urbino 12 electric with the pertinent charging infrastructure. Worth nearly 28.5 million PLN, the contract will be carried out by mid-July

Tesla Semi Animation, Growing Anticipation, & Other Heavy-Duty EVs

A sweet animated video of the Tesla Semi’s drivetrain, from 2018, found its way to me and inspired this piece on the Tesla Semi and how electrifying semi trucks and other large vehicles will help our environment

Sosnowiec Expands Electric Solaris Bus Fleet

Public transport operator Przedsiębiorstwo Komunikacji Miejskiej (PKM) in Sosnowiec is buying more electric Solaris buses. The contract covers the delivery of 9 solo buses Urbino 12 electric and 5 articulated Urbino 18 electric, including the charging infrastructure

Tesla Model X Used For New Orange County Electric Vanpool

In California, Orange County (the Orange County Transportation Authority) has made a couple of changes when it comes to its vanpools. First of all, the fleet of vehicles in operation has dropped from 470 vehicles to 164 vehicles. In the midst of this cut in operations, Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) is also beginning a shift to electric vehicles, starting with a Tesla Model

Lightning Systems Launches New Energy Division Focused On Making Fleet Charging Easy

Colorado-based electric powertrain builder Lightning Systems has launched a new division focused on bringing the latest EV charging solutions to its customers. In addition to simply providing EV chargers and supporting financing, the new division will help fleet managers build a comprehensive charging system to ensure they are up to the task of providing round the clock charging to keep the fleet on the road

Road Revenue Plummets — New Ways To Fund Infrastructure Projects Needed

COVID-19 era traffic levels are at a fraction of the previous year’s totals. As road revenue plummets — in the word according to legacy transportation analysts — road infrastructure projects that keep our labor force on the job and support the economy are in real jeopardy

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