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Monday, 28 February 2022 09:38

California Surpasses 1 Million Plug-In Electric Car Sales

Written by Mark Kane, InsideEVs

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California is officially the first U.S. state where cumulative sales of plug-in electric vehicles have exceeded 1 million.

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Chevron U.S.A. Inc., a subsidiary of Chevron Corporation, and Iwatani Corporation of America, a wholly owned subsidiary company of Iwatani Corporation, announced an agreement to co-develop and construct 30 hydrogen fueling sites in California by 2026.

Wednesday, 23 February 2022 16:08

Biden Administration Will Once Again Let California Set Own Emissions Standards

Written by Brad Anderson, CarScoops

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The Biden administration is preparing to restore California’s ability to set its own carbon emissions standards on cars, an authority that had been stripped away under former President Donald Trump.

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Crash Champions, LLC, announced Feb. 22 it has expanded its footprint in Washington State through the acquisition of Ed's Premier Auto Body, a single shop located at 2707 East Francis Ave., Spokane, WA 99208, and River City Body & Paint, a single shop located at 34 E. Main Avenue, Spokane, WA 99202.

Monday, 21 February 2022 10:32

Tesla’s Santa Monica Supercharger Opens

Written by Joey Klender, Teslarati

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Tesla’s new Supercharger in Santa Monica, CA, located on Santa Monica Boulevard, opened Feb. 18, though it is incomplete for now.

Friday, 18 February 2022 10:25

Two-Alarm Fire Damages Portland, OR, Auto Body Shop

Written by Marilyn Deutsche, KPTV News

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An auto body shop in southeast Portland, OR, was damaged by a two-alarm fire that started early Feb. 15.