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Central Coast Community Energy releases impact report

Central Coast Community Energy (3CE) released its annual impact report, demonstrating how the public agency is delivering on its commitment to provide clean, renewable electricity and deliver community energy programs throughout the 5-county service area.

EV charging infrastructure to expand in Ventura County. Here’s what you need to know

Thousand Oaks resident Clint Fultz will "never buy a gas-powered car again." He switched to an electric vehicle, or EV, last year when he bought a Chevrolet Bolt EUV.

See where EV charging centers are in the works in Ventura County

Electric vehicle charging is available at the Thousand Oaks Transportation Center on Monday, Feb. 5, 2024. The County of Ventura plans to build east and west county charging centers paired with solar and battery storage to provide first responders and the public with EV charging during grid outages and emergency events.

Reps Carbajal and Brownley Present $12 Million to the County of Ventura for Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure

On Friday, January 26, Congressman Salud Carbajal and Congresswoman Julia Brownley presented a $12 million federal award from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to expand access to public electric vehicle charging in Ventura County, advancing the County’s goals of equitable mobility and energy resiliency.

A new electric vehicle cash rebate from the City of Santa Barbara

It’s a way to encourage Santa Barbara residents to buy or lease an electric vehicle. Incentives from the State or utility companies for electric vehicles are nothing new, but the program from the City of Santa Barbara is both new and somewhat unique.

Electric vehicle charging stations to be installed at local parks in SLO

The City of San Luis Obispo is quickly advancing the installation of electrical vehicle charging stations at Santa Rosa Park and Johnson Park.

Santa Barbara Unveils New Electric Buses

SCE’s Charge Ready Transport Program helps install 14 heavy-duty electric vehicle chargers for the Santa Barbara Metropolitan Transit District’s growing EV fleet.

Getting a Jump Start on Driving an Electric Car in Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara's CEC Is Helping More Drivers Get Behind the Wheel of EVs As California prepares to phase out the sale of new gas-powered vehicles by 2035, the Community Environmental Council (CEC) is helping jump-start Central Coast residents to get behind the wheel of an electric car.

California scales back electric car rebates to focus on lower-income car buyers

California is eliminating its popular electric car rebate program — which often runs out of money and has long waiting lists — to focus on providing subsidies only to lower-income car buyers.

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Santa Barbara Moving Toward 100% Renewable Energy with City-Only Electric Plan

100 percent renewable energy will soon be offered to Santa Barbara County residents. The City of Santa Barbara will make the program available for country residents and anticipate a small rise in rates for citizens.
Electric cars get go-ahead as county seeks to curb greenhouse gases

Electric cars get go-ahead as county seeks to curb greenhouse gases

Ventura County Supervisors are supporting the replacement of gas-powered vehicles with electric ones to reduce greenhouse gases emitted from the county government's fleet of cars, vans and light trucks.

Want People to Drive Electric? Give Them Workplace Chargers

The California Public Utilities Commission should approve a proposal to deploy more charging infrastructure at workplaces, apartment buildings, and public places.

New coalition hopes to bring more electric cars to the Central Coast

A new coalition is looking to save drivers from rising gas prices while going greener. Electric Drive 805 is aiming to increase access to electric cars in Ventura, Santa Barbara, and San Luis Obispo counties.

Electric Drive 805 coalition aims to increase EV access in Santa Barbara, SLO, Ventura counties

A coalition of government agencies and nonprofit groups has launched a new organization to make electric vehicles and charging stations more accessible on the Central Coast.

Santa Barbara MTD Plugs In Plans to Convert to All-Electric Bus Fleet by 2030

The Santa Barbara Metropolitan Transit District plans to go emissions-free by 2030 —10 years earlier than anticipated state requirements.

10% Of New Vehicles Purchased in California Are EVs

In August, 1 out of 10 (9.90%) new vehicles purchased in the state of California were EVs (PHEVs + BEVs), according to the latest numbers from the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers Advanced Technology Vehicle Sales Dashboard (information provided by IHS Market). West Virginia came in last at 0.17%, meaning Californians purchased EVs in August at a rate 58.2 times greater than the state that has become heavily associated with the coal industry in recent years.

Plug-In Electric Cars Sales In U.S. Surpass 1 Million

Thanks to nearly 45,000 plug-in cars sold in September, cumulative sales of all plug-in models reached one million units.
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