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Not only do climate deniers not understand how EVs work, they’re also ignorant about video games

We’ve covered a lot of ways the fossil fuel industry’s disinformation-spreaders try and mislead people about electric vehicles over the years, from their performance in a snow storm (better than gas cars!) to their being charged by a coal-powered grid (still better than gas cars!) to woke-washing and made-up phrases like “energy transition materials” to describe minerals […]

12 best ways to get cars out of cities – ranked by new research

Despite the (slow) migration to electric-powered cars, consumer trends are making driving even more wasteful and unequal. A recent analysis found the emissions saved from electric cars have been more than cancelled out by the increase in gas-guzzling Sport Utility Vehicles (SUVs). Around the world, SUVs alone emit more carbon pollution than Canada or Germany, […]

April 19th

Transition to zero-emission EVs would deliver $1.2TRILLION in public health benefits

A new report details how a nationwide transition to a zero-emission transportation sector and renewable electricity generation would bring $1.2 trillion in public health benefits to the United States over the next three decades. By Andrea Germanos Common Dreams “Zero-emission transportation is a win-win for public health,” said Harold Wimmer, national president and CEO of the […]

April 1st

How a few geothermal plants could solve America’s lithium supply crunch and boost the EV battery industry

Geothermal energy has long been the forgotten member of the clean energy family, overshadowed by relatively cheap solar and wind power, despite its proven potential. But that may soon change – for an unexpected reason. Geothermal technologies are on the verge of unlocking vast quantities of lithium from naturally occurring hot brines beneath places like […]

March 21st

Manchin moves the goalposts yet again, now opposes EVs (Does he know how batteries even work?)

U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin came under fire Monday after his recent remarks about government support for electric vehicles made the rounds on social media and suggested that the West Virginia Democrat—known for sabotaging his own party’s agenda—either doesn’t understand how EVs work or believes he can get away with misleading comments about them. By Jessica Corbett […]

March 15th

EPA restores California’s power to curb vehicle emissions (Which Trump had taken away)

Green groups on Wednesday hailed the Biden administration’s reinstatement of California’s authority under the Clean Air Act to set its own greenhouse gas emission standards and implement a zero-emission vehicle sales mandate. By Brett Wilkins Common Dreams The Trump administration’s 2019 revocation of California’s authority to set its own standards sparked outrage—and a lawsuit—in the Golden State, which […]

March 11th

Biden rolls out $5 billion for EV charging stations

Climate and environmental campaigners on Thursday cheered the Biden administration’s new $5 billion plan to build a national electric vehicle charging network with funding from an infrastructure law the president signed last year. By Brett Wilkins Common Dreams Funding for the new network will come from the National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) Formula Program created under […]

February 11th

Earth Matters: Tesla delivered nearly a million EVs in ’21

Tesla delivered more than 936,000 EVs in 2021. That’s an 87% gain over 2020. By Meteor Blades Tesla had hoped to have its giant new Giga Berlin factory cranking out electric vehicles by October, but the German government’s review and approval of final permits is still weeks, perhaps even a couple of months away. Although construction […]

January 8th

Evangelicals call on EPA to strengthen car emission standards – It’s the pro-life path!

On the final day of comments, 15,750 pro-life Christians submitted comments to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in support of its proposed rule to strengthen the emissions standards for passenger cars and light trucks. The rule, if implemented, would significantly curb greenhouse gas emissions from America’s tailpipes for all model year 2023-2026 vehicles. By the […]