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President Biden test driving the all-new Ford F-150 Lightning electric truck set the country buzzing about electric vehicles. MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow even said on her show that the “most important leap forward for our country becoming an electric car country” is the introduction of the EV version of this specific vehicle–the best-selling car in the United States.
President Joe Biden has proposed $174 billion in federal dollars to supercharge the electric vehicle market, not a pie-in-the-sky aspiration according to the experts. As WGBH wrote, over 5 years, the cost of battery-powered electric vehicles has declined by 30% while the distance they can travel without needing a recharge has grown by 40%. Detroit is electrified, and auto dealers are ready to sell the vision to Americans.
By Natasha Lasky, ODP Staff Writer Cities across the US are transitioning their buildings to clean energy, which would mean banning natural gas in new construction and promoting electric appliances. But the question remains whether or not infrastructure — foundational and historic — is ready to handle such a demand for electricity. Why this […]
As more people around the nation are taking to the roads and skies for their vaccinated vacations, one car rental company is making it easier for folks to not only travel in style, but travel green. Hertz has announced that it will be purchasing 100,000 Tesla electric vehicles by the end of 2022 alongside an […]
By Ashira Morris, ODP Staff Writer Last year, the average American household experienced eight hours without power, as storms hammered electrical systems built with less erratic climate conditions in mind. That average outage time is double what it was five years ago. But only looking at the average obscures the experience of people who lived […]
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