Read This: Sky’s The Limit for EVs

Read This: Sky’s The Limit for EVs

Electric vehicles are an important part of meeting climate change action goals in addition to their potential to clean up air pollution, yet Americans have traditionally been apprehensive about purchasing them. That is until now. As Ben Geman wrote for Axios  this week, “Even as gasoline-powered sales return from the pandemic, cars with plugs are […]

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One Fast Thing: NASCAR Puts EV Mustang to the Test  click button

One Fast Thing: NASCAR Puts EV Mustang to the Test 

The new Ford Mustang Mach-E reenvisions the classic American muscle car for the clean energy era. It’s gotten solid reviews from the tech and car geeks, but what do actual NACAR drivers think of this 1400 horsepower EV? Their need for speed seemed to have been fulfilled based on their smiling faces after a test drive […]

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International Energy Agency Predicts Oil Demand Has Officially Peaked

International Energy Agency Predicts Oil Demand Has Officially Peaked

new report from the International Energy Agency (IEA) predicts that gasoline demand will never return to pre-pandemic levels. The IEA tracks EV industry growth as an indicator of future oil demand, and their five-year forecast says that an accelerating shift toward EVs and increasing fuel efficiency among gas-powered vehicles will outweigh demand growth from developing nations. 

Why This Matters: While there won’t necessarily be a lack of supply, the report states, the lack of demand may lead to a winding down of oil operations entirely.

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Petaluma, CA Becomes First City to Ban New Gas Stations and Pumps

Petaluma, CA Becomes First City to Ban New Gas Stations and Pumps

by Amy Lupica, ODP Staff Writer The city of Petaluma, California is the first American city to ban new gas stations and pumps in an effort to reach net-zero carbon emissions by 2030.  The city unanimously passed a bill extending a two-year moratorium indefinitely, and while the town’s 16 gas stations will still be permitted to operate, advocates […]

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Luxury EV Maker Lucid Motors Goes Public

Luxury EV Maker Lucid Motors Goes Public

by Natasha Lasky, ODP Staff Writer As the domestic electric vehicle market in the United States continues to hit its stride and new competitors vie in the race to electrify, Lucid Motors has emerged as an ultra-luxury competitor to EV darling Tesla Motors.  This week, Lucid went public through a SPAC with Churchill Capital Corp […]

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Automakers Worldwide Compete to Create Cheap, Efficient Car Batteries

Automakers Worldwide Compete to Create Cheap, Efficient Car Batteries

The car battery was once thought to be one of the least interesting parts of an automobile, technically speaking. But things are changing now that the public has begun prioritizing sustainable transportation and lowering emissions. Wood Mackenzie, an energy research and consulting firm, suggests that electric vehicles will make up 18 percent of new car sales by 2030, which will increase the demand for batteries — and the materials to make them

Why This Matters: According to Elon Musk, Tesla’s chief executive, mass-producing batteries is “The hardest thing in the world.”

 

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