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SoCalGas CNG for Pico Rivera Trucks

July 22, 2016 in CNG, Infrastructure, NGVs, trucking, utilities by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

A Public-Access Station Designed for Heavy Trucks

Southern California Gas has opened a new compressed natural gas fueling outlet “in the heart of Pico Rivera’s warehouse and distribution district,” east of downtown Los Angeles. updated July 25
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NRDC Urges Utilities Action on EVs

July 1, 2016 in EVs, Publications, utilities by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Utilities Have the Power, Literally, to Foster the Market

The Natural Resources Defense Council has released a report outlining how the nation’s utilities can “supercharge the national market for electric vehicles.”

'Utilities are uniquely positioned to spur a rapid deployment' of electric vehicles, says NRDC.

‘Utilities are uniquely positioned to spur a rapid deployment’ of electric vehicles, says NRDC.

“Utilities are uniquely positioned to spur a rapid deployment of charging stations, increase public awareness of EVs’ economic and environmental benefits, and incentivize drivers to drive at times that will help bring more solar and wind onto the grid, enhancing electric vehicles’ clean air benefits,” states a summary of NRDC’s Driving Out Pollution: How Utilities Can Accelerate the Market for Electric Vehicles.

Not Just California

Utilities, the organization says, “are well positioned to play a leading role in this national effort and to ensure the home of the American automotive industry is ready to drive on a cleaner, cheaper fuel – electricity.”

NRDC cites the examples of Kansas City Power & Light’s Clean Charge Network and Michigan’s Consumers Energy’s charging station proposal as utility commitments to providing the infrastructure necessary to support EV charging.

‘By Design, Utilities Are Equipped’

“As utilities enter the world of EVs, they’re presented with an opportunity to better utilize the existing grid in ways that benefit both consumers and the environment,” NRDC says.


“By design, utilities are equipped to use spare grid capacity to charge vehicles, leverage existing customer relationships, partner with independent EV charging companies, and create rates that maximize EV owners’ savings.”

'We’re at another critical and important point in the development of the Bolt EV,” said Josh Tavel, Bolt EV Chief Engineer. “We’ve moved from working in math and building cars by hand to building Bolt EV’s on the line. We’re now testing the tooling used in the plant so that we deliver high quality 200-plus mile EV that our customers are eagerly anticipating.'

‘We’re at another critical and important point in the development of the Bolt EV,” said Josh Tavel, Bolt EV Chief Engineer. “We’ve moved from working in math and building cars by hand to building Bolt EV’s on the line. We’re now testing the tooling used in the plant so that we deliver high quality 200-plus mile EV that our customers are eagerly anticipating.’


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Source: NRDC with Fleets & Fuels follow-up

PG&E Arranges PHEV Truck Lease Program

February 5, 2016 in Electric Drive, EVs, money available, utilities by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Focus Is on EDI Vehicles with Power Export Capability:
Lessors Will Be Able to Get PHEVs at Conventional Prices
AND They’ll Enjoy the Fuel-Savings Advantages for Ten Years

Pacific Gas & Electric, one of the leaders of a national drive by utilities to electrify their fleets, has helped arrange a new leasing program allowing smaller operators to reap the advantages of fuel-saving plug-in hybrid electric vehicles with power export capability – without paying extra.
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PG&E Maintains the Momentum for EVs

November 23, 2015 in Electric Drive, event, EVs, EVSE, Fleet Order, utilities by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Stages Auto Show Ride-and-Drive, Installs Workplace Chargers,
Expects January Delivery of Nine More Power-Out EDI Plug-Ins

San Francisco-based Pacific Gas & Electric continues its drive toward electrified transportation, sponsoring a morning ride-and-drive as the San Francisco International Auto Show opened at the city’s Moscone Center today.
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PG&E Steps Up Its Fleet Electrification

October 16, 2015 in Companies, Electric Drive, EVs, Hybrids, utilities by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Vows to Invest a Third of Annual Fleet Buys in EVs & PHEVs
Over the Next Five Years – Totaling More than $100 Million

Pacific Gas & Electric, citing the usefulness of exportable power for disaster relief, vowed this week to invest one-third of its annual fleet purchases in electric vehicles and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles over the next five years, totaling more than $100 million.
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SoCalGas for CNG in Monterey Park

September 25, 2015 in CNG, Infrastructure, NGVs, utilities by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Public Station Is First Under New Compression Services Tariff

A new compressed natural gas fueling station Monterey Park, just east of Los Angeles, is the first for Southern California Gas under a new Compression Services Tariff.
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