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Car dealers absent from gas-powered vehicle ban meeting

Staff Writer Headlines, Government

During a public meeting on the state’s plan to totally ban the sale of most new gas-powered vehicles by 2035, those opposed to the proposal outnumbered supporters three to one.  There will be another virtual public workshop on the proposed regulations Thursday at 6 p.m. Gov. John Carney announced in March that Delaware would adopt California’s zero-emission vehicle regulations, which …

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State to hold virtual workshops on gas-powered vehicle ban

Charlie Megginson Government, Headlines

Delaware’s environmental protection agency will hold two virtual workshops this week on Gov. John Carney’s proposal to ban most gasoline-powered vehicles by 2035. The meetings will be livestreamed Tuesday and Thursday at 6 p.m. Carney announced in March that Delaware would adopt California’s zero-emission vehicle regulations, which require automakers to deliver an increasing number of zero-emission light-duty vehicles each year …

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Delaware to spend $18 million on EV chargers

Charlie Megginson Government, Headlines

Delaware’s transportation department will use federal infrastructure funds to install multi-car electric vehicle chargers along major travel routes throughout the state. The move comes as part of a national effort to increase access to electric vehicle charging stations, thereby making electric vehicles a more reliable means of transportation. Delaware Department of Transportation secretary Nicole Majeski said installing charging stations in …

U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg touts electric buses in Wilmington

Charlie Megginson Government, Headlines

UNITED STATES SECRETARY OF TRANSPORTATION PETE BUTTIGIEG SPEAKS AT THE DART ADMINISTRATION AND BUS FACILITY IN WILMINGTON. PHOTO BY DANIEL SATO/OFFICE OF GOV. JOHN CARNEY. United States Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg visited Wilmington Friday where he highlighted investments from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and spoke about how they’re helping modernize Delaware’s public transit bus fleet.  The federal Bipartisan Infrastructure Law …

Curbside residential EV charger bill released from House committee

Charlie Megginson Government, Headlines

A bill heard by the House Energy Committee Tuesday would require Dover, Wilmington and Newark to set up a permitting process for curbside residential EV chargers/Getty Images A bill released from the House Energy Committee Tuesday could soon require Delaware’s three largest cities to make it easier for residents to install personal electric vehicle charging stations.  Senate Substitute 1 for …