Stories tagged "EVs"

June 14, 2019

Tesla’s Competitors Close In, Elon Musk Remains Optimistic

Tesla, under the leadership of CEO Elon Musk, has a vision to put everyone in an electric car and the company’s competitors may make that reality come true while making Tesla a “nice brand” as the Washington Post put it. There were reasons to...

June 11, 2019

Cutting Through the Noise: How Green are EVs?

This summer my (Miro’s) husband and I are planning a road trip from DC to the Finger Lakes and out of curiosity, I was looking at ways to make our trip more sustainable. I stumbled upon this helpful and practical guide of how to prepare your car, home, and even...

May 21, 2019

EV Charging Stations and EV Busses Picking Up

Electric vehicles in California got a major boost on Monday when EV infrastructure company EVgo announced a deal with Chevron to install fast chargers at select gas stations in California.  Forbes Magazine recently reported that homes that are located close to...

May 15, 2019

Plunging Battery Prices Will Drive EV Price Parity Within a Decade

The rapid decline in battery prices for electric vehicles will make them far more affordable in the near term, and as a result, the age of gas-powered vehicles may end sooner than experts previously thought, according to a new report from Bloomberg NEF. In the annual...

May 14, 2019

US states begin taxing electric vehicles

Most European Union member countries offer tax and acquisition incentives for electric vehicles in hopes that they can help fight climate change but here in the U.S., in nearly half of states, driving a battery-powered car requires paying additional fees. As Bloomberg...

April 4, 2019

Duke Energy ordered to clean up its coal ash mess

This week, as Sierra Magazine reported, North Carolina environmental regulators ordered Duke Energy to excavate and remove toxic coal ash from unlined storage sites at six power plants. Toxic chemicals concentrated in coal ash have been shown to cause cancer and nerve...

March 26, 2019

Ford and GM to Add Jobs In MI to Build EVs

Last week, both Ford and General Motors (GM), the largest American car manufacturers, announced plans to add jobs in Michigan to build electric vehicles, as both companies have pledged to substantially expand their lineup of electric vehicles to meet expected growing...

March 14, 2019

Volkswagen all in on EVs

After its 2015 scandal where Volkswagen admitted to US regulators that it cheated on emissions tests, the German automaker has unveiled its new plan to invest heavily in electric vehicles and achieve carbon neutrality by 2050. According to VW’s recent press...

January 31, 2019

Colorado autodealers take stricter fuel standards to court

Last summer Colorado’s then-governor¬†John Hickenlooper issued an executive order in June 2018 mandating the state adopt low-emission vehicle standards by 2025. Newly sworn-in Governor Jared Polis has not only kept the EO in place but had built on the efforts to...