Ryan Gallentine

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States Need to Get Ready for EV Infrastructure Dollars

Posted by Ryan Gallentine on Feb 3, 2022 10:30:00 AM

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An historic investment of $7.5 billion in federal funds for EV charging is on its way, headed for the states. This federal funding, from the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) passed by Congress and signed into law in November, will make it easier for state and local policymakers across America to accelerate the electric transportation transition and meet emissions reductions goals they have set for themselves. It will also pave the way for further growth of the more than 15,000 EV-related businesses in the U.S., with tens of thousands of Americans relying on the electric transportation industry for their livelihood. The time is now for states to set themselves up to make the most of this opportunity.

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Topics: State Policy, Federal Policy, Advanced Transportation, Manufacturing and Infrastructure

Infrastructure Act Funding for School Bus Electrification Will Have Economic Impact

Posted by Ryan Gallentine on Dec 8, 2021 9:00:00 AM

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What electric school buses do for air quality is well known. Swapping diesel buses for electric buses eliminates these vehicles as sources of local air pollution, which affects the schoolchildren who ride them every day as well as the communities they travel through. But investing in electric school buses also contributes to the economy. With the funding for school bus electrification provided in the recently passed infrastructure billthat economic boost is on the way. 

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Topics: Federal Policy, Advanced Transportation, Economic Impact

Electrified Transportation is a Classic California Success Story. Can the State Stay in the Driver’s Seat?

Posted by Ryan Gallentine on Apr 27, 2021 3:30:00 PM

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When most people think about electric cars and California, they think about Tesla. The buzzy automaker was the first all-electric vehicle (EV) company to reach mass production. Having grown significantly over the past decade, the company now employs over 30,000 workers in California between the solar-storage-EV company’s corporate headquarters in Palo Alto and EV assembly factory in Fremont. But there’s a quieter yet equally important story of EV industry growth unfolding in nearly every corner of the state.

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Topics: California Engagement, Advanced Transportation, Manufacturing and Infrastructure