NEWSNOTES | June 26, 2024
News Notes

NEWSNOTES | June 26, 2024

NEWSNOTES | June 26, 2024

Wednesday, June 26, 2024 / Kimberly Taylor

The State of New York has a new $32 million Clean Mobility Program focused on micro mobility, shuttles, and ridesharing services. The program, administered by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), offers two funding tracks. One is for Planning, and it includes up to $100,000 for services and initiatives such as community engagement and site identification. There’s also a Demonstration Track that has up to $3 million for implementing mobility services in communities. 

If you are interested in California infrastructure incentives, mark your calendar for July 16, 2024, since that’s when the EnergIIZE Project will open the EV Jump funding lane. This funding lane focuses on equity-qualified projects on private, public, or shared-use sites. The application process is competitive and will run through September 10, 2024. Electrify America and electric utility Rocky Mountain Power have installed the first of 20 DC fast charging stations in Utah. The partners will deploy more than 80 chargers at 15 DC fast-charging stations in the Salt Lake City area and the other five will be placed in surrounding areas. 

There’s nothing quite like Colorado’s Pikes Peak—what a place to try out zero-emissions racing! A who’s who of the industry participated in the annual Pikes Peak International Hill Climb and among CALSTART member companies showcased were Ford, Hyundai, and Rivian. EVs retain 100% of their power all the way up to the summit finish line at 14,115 feet above sea level while internal combustion engines lose about 50% in these high-altitude conditions. It was not surprising, then, that Ford’s zero-emission F-150 Lighting SuperTruck placed first in the climb. 

Three CALSTART member companies were included in TIME100 Most Influential Companies, 2024. Kudos to Highland Electric Fleets for their recognition in the “Pioneers” category while Amazon was acknowledged as a “Titan.” Autonomous driving technology company Waymo was honored in the “Disrupters” section.