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Getting more electric vehicles on the road is a crucial part of lowering greenhouse gas emissions and reducing air pollution. In addition to making EVs more affordable, charging must become more accessible and convenient–especially for people living in “charging deserts.”
That’s where the mobile charging company, Spark Charge, comes in. CEO and Founder, Josh Aviv sat down with us to explain the need for EV owners to have the charge come to them, all with an app on their phone. This will also go a long way in making EV ownership more equitable for all Americans. As Josh explained,
“When we look at electrical vehicle adoption for everyone, if we want EVs to be a viable option for every American then we need to make charging accessible for every American. If I live in a charging desert, I’m now barred from joining this green revolution—I can’t even charge the car. If you look at an ad for an EV, it shows a two-car garage, clean cars parked side by side, with maybe a couple of powerwalls attached to it. But in reality, 80-90% of all Americans live in apartment complexes, condos, duplexes, and high-rises and if you can’t make charging accessible for those individuals, then you’re really going to have a hard time getting 100% [EV] penetration across the United States.”
By Ashira Morris, ODP Staff Writer Would you support or oppose the government moving the country to a 100% clean energy electricity grid by 2035? That’s the question Washington-based think tank Third Way posed across the country. It turns out that a majority of voters support federal action to reach a 100% clean energy grid. […]
Last week, the Battle Born Solar Project in Nevada, which would have been the largest solar farm in the US, was canceled after a coalition of local activists lobbied against it for being an “eyesore.” As Electrek reported, California-based Arevia Power and Solar Partners VII LLC withdrew their application with the Bureau of Land Management […]
by Ashira Morris, ODP Staff Writer Carbon pricing has been a part of how the European Union penalizes carbon emissions since 2005. As part of the EU’s Fit for 55 update to the carbon market, emission trading expands to include heating and road transportation. However, instead of folding them into the broader market, these two […]
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