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After a long drive from Reno, NV, to Los Angeles on Aug. 22, Russian citizen Egor Igorevich Kriuchkov was intercepted by authorities, seemingly as he was attempting to flee the U.S.

Tuesday, 29 September 2020 22:18

Hawaii OKs Autonomous Vehicles for Public Roads

Just weeks after committing to a four-year long pilot project to turn Hawaii’s highways into data-collecting laboratories, Hawaii Gov. David Ige approved autonomous vehicle testing on public roads throughout the state until at least 2023.

In celebration of Pollution Prevention Week, the City of Santa Cruz recognized 48 Clean Ocean Business awardees, including 10 vehicle service facilities that have been recipients since the program began 20 years ago.

U.S. District Court Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers issued an order that effectively ends the civil class-action lawsuit between Subaru of America (SOA) and plaintiffs Lucia Luong and Brian Mann in California’s Northern District.

Friday, 18 September 2020 17:34

Amazon Deploys 10 Lion Electric Trucks

Amazon announced it will deploy 10 all-electric trucks from Lion Electric this fall in California as part of its electrification initiative, mostly based on 100,000 Rivian EV vans by 2030, the first to be deployed in 2021.

Gov. Gavin Newsom on Spet. 17 signed two bills as part of his worker protection package, SB 1159 by Sen. Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo, and AB 685 by Assemblymember Eloise Gómez Reyes, D-San Bernardino.

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