Posts Tagged "electric vehicles"

This Wednesday, you’re invited to Richmond City Hall to give the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) feedback on programs to increase the use of electric vehicles (EVs). California’s electric utilities, including PG&E, have proposed several programs to speed up the adoption of electric vehicles as part of an effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. At […]

ChargePoint Stations

The City of Concord will soon be installing an electric vehicle charging station near Todos Santos Plaza. Although this isn’t the first car-charging station in Concord, it is the first one owned by the City. The purchase of the charging unit was made possible by a $7,000 grant from 511 Contra Costa using Bay Area Air […]

Do you drive a low-emission motor vehicle? Would you like to get a sticker so you can use a High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lane?? Vehicles meeting specified emissions standards may be issued CAV decals allowing the vehicle to utilize the HOV (carpool or diamond) lanes of California’s freeways while being driven by a single occupant. Image via: […]

California residents, businesses,  non-profits, and government agencies can receive rebate of up to $2,500 toward the purchase or lease of electric plug-in vehicles. The Clean Vehicle Rebate Project (CVRP) provides rebates to Californians who purchase or lease electric, plug-in hybrid electric and fuel cell vehicles. The CVRP is funded through the California Air Resources Board (ARB) and is administered […]

New limits on commute benefits, service changes for MLK Jr. Day and the state of the environment 40 years ago as documented by American photographers. [View the story “511CC Week in Review: Dec. 31-Jan. 6, 2011” on Storify]

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SAN FRANCISCO – 350Green announced its plans yesterday for a national network of electric vehicle (EV) charging stations. Starting with its first project in the San Francisco Bay Area, the company plans to install and operate stations across urban retail shopping centers and other places near where EV drivers live and work. This approach aims to address […]

As we mentioned earlier this week, the Bay Area will receive $5 million for electric vehicle charging stations as part of the Spare the Air program. This should be welcome news indeed for any current electric vehicle owners or to those considering making the switch. One of the current deterrents to going electric is the […]

SAN FRANCISCO – Last week, the Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD) Board of Directors approved $5 million to support further development of a regional electric vehicle charging infrastructure program in the Bay Area. Today, the Department of Energy announced the program is designed to make electric vehicle ownership a viable option for residents […]

Upcoming Events & Meetings Thursday May 13, 2010 – Bike to Work Day Thursday May 13, 2010 – Evening on the Trails For more events, visit https://511contracosta.org/events/ Local News (Contra Costa County & East Bay) Bike Buck$ Program begins With road funds, Pittsburg plans 1.7-mile expressway, BART extension into East Contra Costa County, and other projects WestCAT […]