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jhm614
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Re: Leafs Over Texas!

Tue May 25, 2010 6:58 pm

AndyH wrote:
Bicster wrote:
What I want to examine is the state of 'EV friendliness' in the city and county today. Part of Nissan's partner cities agenda is to help streamline electrical permits and inspection for EVSE installation, and other factors that will help smooth the process of owning and operating EVs.

Andy
I did a cursory search of the Tarrant County web site and didn't find any EV registration info.

However, I did find a link to the North Central Texas Council of Governments' EV page: http://nctcog.org/trans/air/programs/evnt/ Looks like there are fleet, public recharging and home charging committees. The next meeting for the home recharging committee is tomorrow but I'm not sure I can get out of work. Here's the minutes from the last meeting: http://nctcog.org/trans/air/programs/ev ... ssigHm.pdf
They have a way to go but they do have a plan to get permitting and approved contractors in place by September.
2011 Brilliant Silver SL - 110,000 gasoline free miles so far.
4BL: 06/29/13 @ 27 months, 43,520 miles, 42.56 Ahr. New 12 bar battery: 09/09/13
4BLx2:12/31/16 @ 69 months, 99,475 miles, 42.99 Ahr.

AndyH
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Re: Leafs Over Texas!

Wed May 26, 2010 8:50 am

Jason - THANK YOU! I stumbled on the NCTCOG site some time back, followed a link to a San Antonio site...and couldn't remember how to stumble on it again. :)

I just had a talk with the Clean Cities Coordinator at the Alamo Area Council of Governments and was very happy to find that they're rolling!

- Level 2 charging in all city-owned public parking garages is already planned
- EVSE installation permitting/inspection is already streamlined
- Waiting for Level 3 standard so they can install Level 3 hardware in town
- Excellent relationship with local power company - they're happy to have new electric consumers!

We agreed that the vehicle registration change would most likely come from above. There are bills in the system to allow lower-cost registration state-wide and purchase incentives for plug-in vehicles in non-attainment areas. The registration fee change would require properly tracking EVs in the registration/titling/tax system.

Just when I try to stereotype the state I get proven wrong - and that's a good thing! :lol:

Andy

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Plug-In Texas

Wed May 26, 2010 3:24 pm

http://www.plugintexas.org/index.php

Environment Texas Study:
Plug In Cars - Powering America to a Cleaner Future
http://www.environmenttexas.org/uploads ... s-text.pdf

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Re: Leafs Over Texas!

Wed May 26, 2010 3:56 pm

Has anybody found a non-income limited EV incentive in Texas? I found the air check incentive : http://www.tceq.state.tx.us/implementat ... clean.html 

But my car is newer than 10 years old and I don't meet the income requirements.
2011 Brilliant Silver SL - 110,000 gasoline free miles so far.
4BL: 06/29/13 @ 27 months, 43,520 miles, 42.56 Ahr. New 12 bar battery: 09/09/13
4BLx2:12/31/16 @ 69 months, 99,475 miles, 42.99 Ahr.

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Re: Leafs Over Texas!

Wed May 26, 2010 7:35 pm

Jason, There's at least one bill floating around the Legislature somewhere that has a $5000 incentive for plug-in vehicles registered in emissions non-attainment areas. I don't know if it's been signed into law. Last I remember is that it was read into the record during the Spring (March?) '09 session.

It's supposedly borne out of his Jan '09 state address.
http://governor.state.tx.us/news/speech/11852/

"Unfortunately, our strength in petrochemical production and refining makes us a big target on the radar of an increasingly activist EPA, whose one-size-fits-all approaches could severely harm our energy sector; an agency whose potential to harm our state with punitive actions will only increase in the months and years to come.

Rather than wait for more mandates and punishments for environmental non-attainment, let’s continue encouraging innovation.

I support giving Texans in the non-attainment areas of our state a $5,000 incentive towards a purchase of Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles, using the funds Texans have already paid to reduce emissions, while providing a unique way to store wind energy."

Joshua
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Re: Leafs Over Texas!

Tue Jun 08, 2010 9:53 am

Count one in from El Paso! Hope everything goes smoothly over here in Far West TX...City just approved 32 EV-charging stations to be installed in various locations city wide by this year...

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Re: Leafs Over Texas!

Tue Jun 08, 2010 10:04 am

Welcome, Joshua!
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Re: PlugInTexas.org

Sun Jun 20, 2010 12:30 pm

I have sent in my Preregistration email for the June 23rd event -- should be interesting!

j.
2011 Brilliant Silver SL - 110,000 gasoline free miles so far.
4BL: 06/29/13 @ 27 months, 43,520 miles, 42.56 Ahr. New 12 bar battery: 09/09/13
4BLx2:12/31/16 @ 69 months, 99,475 miles, 42.99 Ahr.

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Re: Leafs Over Texas!

Mon Jun 21, 2010 8:55 am

Hello everyone. Count me in from San Antonio.

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