Ford to Reveal New Electric F-150

Ford to Reveal New Electric F-150

by Natasha Lasky, ODP Staff Writer This week, Ford Motor Company released plans for an electric version of their classic F-150 pickup truck called Lightning. The electric version of America’s best-selling vehicle will be unveiled on May 19th at the company’s headquarters in Dearborn, Michigan. Ford CEO Jim Farling emphasized that this vehicle will “disrupt […]

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Interview of the Week: Josh Aviv of Spark Charge click button

Interview of the Week: Josh Aviv of Spark Charge

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 […]

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Future of EV Batteries from CA’s Salton Sea and the Shores of Lake MI

Future of EV Batteries from CA’s Salton Sea and the Shores of Lake MI

New electric vehicle battery capacity is cropping up across the U.S. — places like the Hell’s Kitchen Lithium and Power in California’s Imperial Valley where they are extracting lithium from the Salton Sea, and Ion Park, a “pilot facility” where Ford Motors will eventually produce batteries.

Why This Matters:  With EV sales expected to increase, particularly given the Biden Administration’s emphasis on their development, lithium is in such high demand that experts refer to it as “white gold.

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EDF Launches Major Clean Vehicle Ad Campaign for Earth Day

EDF Launches Major Clean Vehicle Ad Campaign for Earth Day

Just two days before Earth Day, the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) has launched an ad campaign to combat long-running efforts by the fossil fuel industry to undermine clean transportation progress. The campaign will include TV and online ads, social media, and grassroots engagement in Georgia, Michigan, Ohio, Oregon and Pennsylvania, and Washington, DC. 

Why This Matters: Clean vehicles are a key part of the Jobs and Climate plans of the Biden administration.

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EV Battery Production in Georgia Charges Ahead Thanks To Settlement

EV Battery Production in Georgia Charges Ahead Thanks To Settlement

Scaling production of EVs in the U.S. will require a ramp-up in domestic battery production. Now there’s good news on that front. A battery factory in Georgia can move forward after LG Energy Solution and SK Innovation (South Korean companies), two of the world’s biggest electric vehicle battery manufacturers, settled a dispute. 

Why This Matters: The dispute threatened U.S. production of EVs. SK has contracts to produce batteries for electric Ford F-150 pickup trucks and Volkswagen SUVs.

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Biden Administration Pushed for Electric School Buses

Biden Administration Pushed for Electric School Buses

by Ashira Morris, ODP Staff Writer Right now, 95% of American public school buses run on diesel fuel, but that could soon change thanks to part of the Biden administration’s massive infrastructure proposal. The new Clean Buses for Kids Program would electrify at least 20% of the country’s iconic yellow school bus fleet. It would […]

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