Colorado to implement zero emission vehicle mandate

first_img 2020 Hyundai Palisade review: Posh enough to make Genesis jealous 2020 Kia Telluride review: Kia’s new SUV has big style and bigger value 27 Photos Electric vehicles: Charge into the future.Hybrids: Not ready to take the full plunge? Hybrids are plenty good, too. More about 2019 Chevy Bolt EV Review • 2019 Chevy Bolt: No longer unique, still something special Electric Cars Car Industry Share your voice 2019 Nissan Leaf E+ ups the power, ups the range Colorado is preparing to follow in California’s footsteps in the hopes of increasing ownership of zero-emission vehicles.Colorado governor Jared Polis announced on Thursday that he signed an executive order “supporting a transition to zero-emission vehicles.” The plan includes an adoption of the zero emission vehicle (ZEV) mandate that California and several other states have also implemented, in accordance with section 177 of the Clean Air Act, which allows other states to adopt California’s stricter emissions requirements.That’s easily the biggest part of the executive order. Governor Polis has asked Colorado’s Department of Public Health and Environment to get a plan established by May. Colorado would become the 11th state to implement such a plan, which requires automakers to achieve certain sales targets for ZEVs. Enlarge ImageColorado already offers a $5,000 state-level incentive for EV purchases. Walter Bibikow/Getty Images The order also creates an interagency task force to flesh out and implement programs meant to push more people toward electrified vehicles. It’ll report back to the governor once a year on its progress. All the aforementioned departments will also figure out what to do with the $70 million the state received as part of Volkswagen’s Dieselgate settlement. The order requests that the funds be used to support electrification, including larger vehicles like school buses and trucks. The executive order, which is available to read online in full, also mentions the state’s desire to utilize 100 percent renewable energy by 2040. In addition, it claims that, based on work from a consulting firm, transitioning to EVs by 2050 on a large scale could save billions of dollars in lower vehicle operating costs, health savings and reduced electricity bills.ZEV mandates are responsible for the term “compliance cars,” which you might have heard in relation to certain electric vehicles. These are electric vehicles that exist only in states that have ZEV requirements. Some examples include the Chevrolet Spark EV, Ford Focus Electric and Kia Soul EV. But as electrification takes hold in other states without requirements, we’re beginning to see more nationwide rollouts instead. Preview • 2019 Chevy Bolt EV: Model overview, pricing, tech and specs Comments 8 Tags More From Roadshow 2020 BMW M340i review: A dash of M makes everything better Chevrolet Ford Kialast_img read more

Jadavpur Kalyani varsity VCs granted Honorary Colonel rank

first_imgKolkata: Indian government on Monday conferred the rank of ‘Colonel’ to the Vice-Chancellor (V-C) of Jadavpur University (JU) Professor Suranjan Das and Professor Sankar Kumar Ghosh of Kalyani University. The duo was appointed as ‘Colonel Commandant’ in the National Cadet Corps (NCC) at an event at Fort William.The guest of honour at the event was state Education minister Partha Chatterjee while Lt. Gen PP Malhotra, VSM, DG NCC was the chief guest. Several dignitaries from the Indian Army were also present. The V-Cs sported uniforms of the conferred ranks while the two guests pinned the accoutrements onto the uniforms of both the Vice-Chancellors. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsIn his address, Chatterjee said: ” I convey my best wishes to the Army and NCC for conferring this prestigious ‘Colonel’ rank to both the esteemed V-Cs of Jadavpur and Kalyani University and appointing them as ‘Colonel Commandant’ in NCC. It is indeed a gold-letter day. The professionalism and commitment with which the Army officers and instructors are training the cadets is praiseworthy.”JU V-C Suranjan Das said: “It is recognition for the entire state than just for an individual. It is an overall recognition for higher education in this state. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedSankar Kumar Ghosh, V-C of KU said: “We have an NCC academy on our campus and we are interacting with the youth and promoting them towards nationalism.”It may be mentioned that the conferring of the rank of the Colonel Commandant aims at increased patronage and purposeful association for the furtherance of NCC activities. It also enhances interaction of Vice-Chancellors with cadets and officers to help and guide them through their educational and NCC career.last_img read more

Mamata worried about tourists stuck in Dras due to landslide

first_imgKolkata: Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee expressed concern over the tourists from Bengal who got stuck in Dras following a landslide, and directed senior officials to take necessary steps for their safety and security.A group of people from Konanagar in Hooghly had gone for a trip to Kashmir, Leh and Ladakh and got stuck on their way back from Leh and Ladakh. A Landslide took place on Tuesday at Saitani Nalah, which is situated between Dras and Sonmarg, leaving the tourists stranded on their way back from Leh and Ladakh. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsAll tourists were taken back to Dras, the sub-divisional headquarters, where there are hotels, hospitals and habitation. The Chief Minister, who is in Kalimpong at present, directed officials of the state government to take necessary steps on an immediate basis, to ensure that the tourists do not face any problem and return safely to their homes.Senior officials of the state government contacted officials of Kashmir administration. It has been learnt that officials from Kashmir administration are extending all help to those who are stuck in Dras. They have given food and water to the stranded tourists. The local administration has also made necessary arrangements to provide medical assistance to the tourists, who are stuck at the place since Tuesday. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedThe state government officials have also come to know that the work of clearing the road is going on in full swing and would be done by Thursday afternoon. As soon as the road is cleared and it is declared safe for vehicles to ply, initiatives would be taken to help the tourists return home. The state Tourism department has also opened a helpline number (033-22358271/033-22358272), on which people can contact for any assistance.So far, there is information of about 22 people from Bengal getting stuck in Dras.last_img read more