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September 2013
  

Dear Wheego Enthusiast:

Plug In Day 2013 was this past weekend, and enthusiasts across the country gathered to check out EVs, take test drives and compare experiences. Visit the National Plug In Day Facebook page to see pictures from across the country. If you attended, share your pictures!
 
 
 
 
 

The Imperial Valley News reports that California’s Governor Brown celebrated National Plug In Day by signing a half dozen bills to support California’s burgeoning electric vehicle market. “Today, we reaffirm our commitment in California to an electric vehicle future,” said Governor Brown.

The Governor signed the following bills:
  • AB 8 extends to 2024 programs aimed at reducing auto emissions in California, including the Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program, the Air Quality Improvement Program, the Enhanced Fleet Modernization Program and the Carl Moyer Memorial Air Quality Standards Attainment Program.
  • AB 266 extends the white sticker program allowing for certain low-emission vehicles to drive in high-occupancy or “diamond” lanes until 2019 or until federal authorization expires. 
  • AB 1092 requires the California Building Standards Commission and the Department of Housing and Community Development to develop standards for electric vehicle charging infrastructure in multi-family housing and non-residential developments.
  • SB 286 extends the green sticker program allowing for  certain low-emission vehicles to drive in high-occupancy or “diamond” lanes until 2019 or until federal authorization expires. 
  • SB 359 provides $30 million to fund the Clean Vehicle Rebate Project and the Hybrid and Zero-Emission Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Project; $10 million to fund the Heavy-Duty Vehicle Air Quality Loan Program; and appropriates $8 million for the enhanced fleet modernization program.
  • SB 454 creates the Electric Vehicle Charging Stations Open Access Act, which removes obstacles to using electric vehicles by making electric vehicle charging stations accessible to all electric vehicle drivers, easier to locate and more convenient to use.
 
This legislation builds on the state’s efforts to help California's electric vehicle market grow, including an Executive Order issued by Governor Brown that established a target of 1.5 million zero-emission vehicles on the road in California by 2025.
 
 
Who’s driving EVs? The Wall Street Journal has compiled data from the EV Project, and published the information graphically. Check out the charts on the WSJ website.
 
 
Are you ready to become an EV driver? We have a Wheego for you! Contact your local Wheego dealer, or email us directly if there is no dealer near you.
 
 




(at left: John Felder, Cayman Islands. Photo Cay Compass)



 
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As always, we thank you for your support. Please email your questions and suggestions to info@wheego.net.
  
Best Regards,
 
The Wheego Team
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