National Post (Latest Edition)
ELECTRIC CAR BOOM GAINS INVESTMENTS IN THREE STATES
In a single day, the electric car boom may have scored hundreds of millions of dollars of additional investments in three states. First, New Jersey’s biggest utility owner Public Service Enterprise Group laid out a plan to spend US$300 million on electric-car charging stations. Then California cleared utilities to invest a combined US$738 million on projects promoting EVs. And the New York Power Authority committed as much as US$250 million on charging stations, including ones at airports. States are doubling down on efforts to replace gasoline-guzzling cars with emissions-free, electric vehicles, even as the White House moves to unravel automotive efficiency standards. Just as electric-car initiatives were gaining speed in California, New Jersey and New York on Thursday, the Trump administration was said to be seeking an end to California’s unique authority to set its own fuel efficiency limits to curb emissions.