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June 16, 2024

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Can US Automakers Hit 65.1 mpg by 2031?
The new standard sets regular 2% increases in fuel efficiency for passenger cars ― sedans and SUVs ― per year between the 2027 and 2031 model years, rising from 60 mpg to 65.1 mpg.
EPA
Electric School Buses Get $900M Boost from EPA
The Clean School Bus program’s focus on the risks diesel emissions pose to children’s health and the benefits of electric school buses has made it less controversial than other Biden administration transportation electrification initiatives.
DOE
DOE Tackles Charging Challenges to Get More EVs on the Road
DOE initiatives aimed at expanding EV charging networks have become more urgent as the November election looms and growth in EV sales has slowed.
California Energy Commission
Environmental Groups Urge CEC to Fund EV Truck Chargers
Environmental groups are urging the California Energy Commission to use the state’s remaining $233 million in NEVI funds to build chargers for the surge of electric trucks expected in the next decade.
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AEU: Electrifying MHD Vehicles Could Lower Grid Costs
Serving new demand from medium- and heavy-duty vehicle electrification will require grid upgrades but could lower utility rates, Advanced Energy United said.
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EPA Antes up Nearly $1B to Replace Diesel Heavy-duty Vehicles
EPA announced nearly $1 billion in grants from the Inflation Reduction Act to help cities, states, territories and school districts trade in their diesel-burning heavy-duty trucks and buses for new zero-emission vehicles 
Volvo Trucks
EPA Issues Final Standards on Heavy-duty Truck Emissions
An estimated 72 million Americans, often people of color or with low incomes, live near truck routes that expose them to pollution resulting in higher rates of respiratory and cardiovascular illnesses and premature death.
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‘Converting to EVs not Sufficient’ to Reach Climate Goals
Federal and state policy paradigms are moving from a focus on promoting travel in single passenger vehicles to a broader understanding of different modes of mobility.
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DOE Announces $750M in Clean Hydrogen Funding
The DOE's funding announcement is part of the administration’s effort on clean hydrogen, seen as an emerging technology that offers the U.S. an opportunity to lead the global market.
Joint Office of Energy and Transportation
Feds Announce National Strategy for Zero-emission Freight
A newly published strategy aims to speed up the development of a national network of electric charging and hydrogen filling facilities for freight trucks.

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