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Three industry veterans have been appointed to CAWA’s Manufacturers Advisory Council: Russel Kruse of Wells Vehicle Electronics, Ryan Maas of ENEOS and Dave Stewart of Dorman Products.

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Kia America is partnering with Currently mobile charging service to provide its electric vehicle (EV) owners with an on-demand concierge service now available in three important California markets: Los Angeles, San Francisco and San Jose.

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Honda on March 14 announced plans to install a stationary fuel cell power station on its corporate campus in Torrance, CA, by early 2023.

Friday, 11 March 2022 15:06

EPA Reissues Waiver Allowing California to Set Its Emissions Standards

Written by Steven Loveday, InsideEVs

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) made the decision to reinstate an earlier Clean Air Act waiver that will allow California to set its own individual emissions requirement and zero emission vehicle (ZEV) mandates.

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With California gas prices topping $5 to $7 per gallon, California State Sen. Ben Allen joined with consumer advocates March 11 to announce new legislation that will require oil refiners to disclose once a month the price they pay for crude oil and the profit margins they make on the gasoline they refine and sell.

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The Washington legislature voted to set a target for ending the sales of gasoline-powered cars by 2030---the most aggressive goal in the U.S. and five years ahead of California's 2035 target.