January 15, 2020

While it’s indeed true that it costs less and is better for the environment to drive a zero-emissions electric car than a comparable combustion engine model, exactly how cheap and how clean it will wind up can vary significantly from one part of the country to another.

For starters, what you will actually pay to drive a given number of miles per year depends...

January 2, 2020

If electric vehicles are going to replace conventional gasoline and diesel-burning vehicles in the future, the world is going to need a lot more charging stations. But retrofitting parking garages with the hardware required to serve a growing population of EVs is expensive, and dedicated EV parking spaces aren’t much use if they’re hogged by Teslas that aren...

November 20, 2019

Multiple industries have been waiting for years for commercial vehicle-to-grid (V2G) technologies to be deployed at any kind of scale. Now, it looks as if school buses could be the linchpin for the movement.

A couple of months ago, southern U.S. energy giant Dominion Energy announced the largest electric school bus initiative in the nation, with plans to...

November 18, 2019

California, the land of Tesla and home of half of all registered electric vehicles in the USA, has set another benchmark, with the Los Angeles department of transport (LADOT) committing to the largest order of electric buses to date nationally.

Chinese EV maker BYD (which stands for Build Your Dreams) made the announcement at the California Transit Associatio...

October 31, 2019

States have started to put together the policy building-blocks for decarbonization of their economies. The federal government — and states that have lagged behind — can follow their lead in setting carbon emission targets, mandating renewable energy use, upgrading electric grid technology, improving energy efficiency and various other areas laid out in earli...

October 8, 2019

Concerns about air quality and vehicle emissions are rising globally. According to the Health Effects Institute, air pollution is one of the top-ranking risk factors for death and disability, with vehicle emissions the main contributor of outdoor pollution. Local and regional governments are increasingly focused on improving their ambient air quality....

October 2, 2019

When Ilya Knizhnik installed a car charging station on his West Philadelphia street in 2016, his family was the only one on the block planning to use an electric vehicle.

But curious neighbors soon converted to electric or plug-in hybrid vehicles. Now, about five households share the charger, he said. Two nearby blocks also have charging stations.

“It’s one of...

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