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1HomePageMap small w 0816Local news stories affecting the auto body industry in California, NevadaOregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, Hawaii, Alaska and Wyoming

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Southern California-based automaker Karma Automotive on April 16 announced the creation of three custom GS-6 vehicle variants with unique tactile branding themes and performance upgrades to commemorate the initial production run of its 2021 GS-6 extended range electric vehicle.

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The Washington State legislature has passed groundbreaking legislation that sets a target for all model year 2030 or later passenger and light-duty vehicles sold in Washington to be electric vehicles.

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Local Motors, a leader in the development, manufacturing and deployment of autonomous shuttles, recently began the first-ever project moving packages around Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Miramar using an autonomous electric shuttle, Olli.

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As a thank you to front line workers, CARSTAR La Habra in La Habra, CA, provided food for 150 staff at Providence St. Jude, while also supporting a local bakery. 

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California Assembly Member Tim Grayson (D-Concord) introduced SEMA-supported legislation, AB 904, that would create a new tax credit designed to stimulate long-term capital investments in manufacturing.

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Every new car in California has a catalytic convertor. They help keep the air clean by converting smog, but are also a hot commodity for thieves.