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South Bend Tribune (Opinion): Viewpoint: Could Indiana be the Crossroads of an Electrified America?

Posted by Caryl Auslander on Oct 6, 2022

South Bend Tribune ran Caryl Auslander's opinion piece on how Indiana can solidify itself as a manufacturing hub for electric vehicles. Read snippets below and the full article here.

America is changing the way it drives, and Indiana is sitting in the driver’s seat. Our state will soon be home to thousands of new, good-paying jobs and record investment in electric vehicle and component production facilities at a moment when EVs are poised to take off.

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Topics: AEE In The News, Manufacturing, Electric Vehicles, Caryl Auslander

TechCrunch: New York follows California mandating zero-emissions vehicles by 2035

Posted by Rebecca Bellan on Sep 29, 2022

TechCrunch detailed New York's announcement to transition 100% of all new vehicle sales to zero emission, quoting AEE's Leah Meredith on the economic and industry gains to come. Read snippets below and the full article here. 

All new passenger cars, pickup trucks and SUVs sold in New York state must be zero emissions by 2035, Governor Kathy Hochul announced Thursday.

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Topics: AEE In The News, Electric Vehicles, Leah Meredith

AEE, Rivian applaud New York plans to adopt new clean car regulation

Posted by Adam Winer on Sep 29, 2022

Standard will ensure 100% of new cars sold in state will be zero-emission or plug-in hybrid by 2035 

ALBANY, NY, September 29, 2022 – Today, national business group Advanced Energy Economy (AEE), and electric vehicle manufacturer Rivian, commended Governor Kathy Hochul for committing New York to adopt the Advanced Clean Cars II (ACC II) rule. Building upon the original 2012 ACC program, ACC II establishes a year-by-year roadmap to ensure 100% of new cars and light trucks sold in New York will be zero-emission vehicles (ZEVs) and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) by 2035.

“Adopting this program sends a loud and clear message to carmakers that New Yorkers want electric vehicles,” said Leah Meredith, Principal at AEE. “With electric vehicles in high demand but currently in short supply, carmakers are prioritizing the states that speak up, and the Governor’s announcement helps ensure that New Yorkers will have the full range of electric vehicle models to choose from. And by increasing the number of new electric vehicles in New York, this program will also quicken the development of a robust market for used electric vehicles.”

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Topics: State Policy, Regulatory, Advanced Transportation, Press Releases, Electric Vehicles, Leah Meredith

Business Insider: The electric-truck game just got a huge boost from Biden's climate law, and players in these 3 white-hot markets are poised to cash in

Posted by Alexa St. John on Sep 1, 2022

Business Insider outlined how the electric vehicle space can cash in on the Inflation Reduction Act, quoting AEE's Ryan Gallentine on the tax credits and manufacturing incentives that will help the industry. Read snippets below and the full article here.

Consumer-focused electric-car startups might get pummeled by the Inflation Reduction Act's climate-focused electric-vehicle stipulations, but the commercial-truck space is looking at a huge boost.

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Topics: Federal Policy, AEE In The News, Electric Vehicles, Ryan Gallentine

AEE celebrates groundbreaking California clean cars target

Posted by Cayli Baker on Aug 25, 2022

California’s Advanced Clean Cars II rule can empower other states to adopt stronger clean vehicle targets and accelerate the growth America’s electric transportation workforce

WASHINGTON, D.C., August 25, 2022 — Today, national business group Advanced Energy Economy (AEE) applauded the California Air Resource Board decision to require 100% of all new light-duty vehicle sales in the state be zero-emission by 2035. Referred to as the Advanced Clean Cars II (ACCII) rule, the move is the next step in the state’s Clean Cars program, which has helped create a national market for more efficient, less polluting vehicles. More than a dozen states have adopted California’s previous vehicle emission standards, as the federal Clean Air Act allows.

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Topics: California Engagement, Press Releases, Electric Vehicles, Ryan Gallentine

UtilityDive: Nearly 20 states push ahead with truck electrification plan

Posted by Kate Magill on Jul 28, 2022

UtilityDive reported on expanding infrastructure for electric trucks, quoting AEE's Ryan Gallentine on the plan's creation of a consistent framework for states. Read snippets below and the full article here.

Nearly 20 states and jurisdictions have signed on to an action plan striving for 100% electric medium and heavy-duty vehicle sales by 2050.

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Topics: AEE In The News, Electric Vehicles, Ryan Gallentine

Illinoisans want more electric trucks, less smog and air pollution, new poll finds

Posted by Tatyana Masters on Jul 21, 2022

7 in 10 Illinoisans say that state officials should be doing more to reduce emissions from gas and diesel vehicles, transition to zero-emission models

JULY 21, 2022 – Roughly 7 in 10 Illinoisans say smog and air pollution are negatively impacting their quality of life, and want state officials to do more to decrease the gas and diesel vehicle emissions causing much of the problem.

The findings are part of a new statewide survey conducted by YouGov in partnership with national business association Advanced Energy Economy (AEE), and come just a month after the American Lung Association listed the Chicago metro area as having the 16th-worst ozone pollution in the nation.

"Transportation emissions are the largest source of pollution, particularly from trucks and buses, and parts of Illinois are suffering from unsafe levels of ozone, particularly during the summer,” said Ryan Gallentine, Transportation Policy Director at AEE. “Illinoisans say they want their state leaders to take action by electrifying the state’s trucks, buses and delivery vans more quickly.”

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Topics: Press Releases, Electric Vehicles, Ryan Gallentine, Illinois

Coloradans are concerned about air quality, support clean-trucks rule, poll finds

Posted by Chase Woodruff on Jul 11, 2022

Colorado Newsline detailed local air pollution concerns quantified in a new poll conducted by YouGov for AEE, quoting AEE's Emilie Olson on what solutions Coloradans support for a cleaner future. Read snippets below and the full article here

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Topics: AEE In The News, Electric Vehicles, Emilie Olson

Coloradans want cleaner trucks to reduce air pollution, new poll finds

Posted by Cayli Baker on Jul 11, 2022

New statewide poll shows smog and air quality adversely impacting quality of life in Colorado; majority support electrifying trucks, buses 

DENVER, July 11, 2022 – Most Coloradans say summer smog and air pollution are negatively impacting their quality of life and support policies that would counteract the source of much of that pollution: emissions from gas and diesel vehicles. 

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Topics: Press Releases, Electric Vehicles, Emilie Olson

Arizona legislature passes bill to save schools time and money when purchasing electric school buses

Posted by Cayli Baker on Jun 24, 2022

Legislation to make it easier for school districts to evaluate electric school bus options moves to the Governor’s desk with overwhelming bipartisan support.

PHOENIX, June 24, 2022 — National business group Advanced Energy Economy (AEE) commended the Arizona legislature’s passage of SB 1246, which will improve the ability of Arizona schools to access cost-saving transportation services. The bill, proposed by Senator Paul Boyer (R-Glendale) and sponsored by AEE, was passed unopposed by the Senate late last night and approved by the House with bipartisan support and is poised to make it easier for school districts to evaluate electric vehicle school buses and charging options.

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Topics: Press Releases, Electric Vehicles, Shelby Stults, Electric school buses