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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 […]

With Ford’s electric F-150 pickup, the EV transition shifts into high gear

When President Joe Biden took Ford’s electric F-150 Lightning pickup for a test drive in Dearborn, Michigan, in May 2021, the event was more than a White House photo op. It marked a new phase in an accelerating shift from gas-powered cars and trucks to electric vehicles, or EVs. By Brian C. Black, Penn State […]

June 21st

How EVs can advance environmental justice: By putting low-income and racially diverse drivers behind the wheel

The global auto industry has begun a historic shift from gas- and diesel-fueled cars to electric vehicles. President Biden’s infrastructure plan seeks to speed up this transition by requesting billions of dollars to modernize the electric grid and build 500,000 electric vehicle charging stations. By Andrea Marpillero-Colomina, The New School The Conversation Evidence shows that […]

Ford’s new EV F-150 pickup truck is a good thing – but the idea it’s going to crush Tesla is delusional

Last week, Ford Motor Co. debuted its Ford Lightning, an F-150 pickup truck that is all-electric. Many people went bananas. Now, they said, we’ll really see EVs take-off because we’ve got an automobile manufacturer that knows how to build a truck that looks like a truck, not that goofy futuristic Tesla Cybertruck. By Meteor Blades Before I […]

May 26th

COVID19 could end our dependence on cars — if we ‘Build Back Better’

When discussing low-carbon transportation and the question of why cars play such a dominant role in our society, it is often tempting to fall back on a comfortable and familiar answer: We drive cars because we like them! The COVID19 pandemic, however, has radically disrupted people’s travel habits, with uncertain outcomes for car use. On one […]

EV sales growing, but need support to grow even faster, IEA say

Global EV sales grew 41% but must accelerate even faster to meet climate and energy goals, the International Energy Agency reported last week. Under current trends, 145 million EVs, including cars, trucks, and busses, will be on the world’s roads by 2030, approximately 7% of the total fleet. By Nexus Media News That is less […]

May 3rd

EPA is restoring California’s authority to set stronger car and truck pollution standards

The Environmental Protection Agency will restore California’s authority to set stronger car and truck pollution standards, the agency announced Monday. The move will undo what Administrator Michael Regan described as a “legally dubious … attack on the public’s health and well-being” by the Trump administration in 2019. By Nexus Media News EPA’s announcement came days […]

April 28th

EVs: All new US car and truck sales can be electric by 2035

A study released Thursday morning by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley finds that declining battery costs and technological advances mean it is possible for all new car and truck sales in the U.S. to be electric by 2035—an achievement that would prevent thousands of premature deaths, bolster the fight against climate change, and […]

April 16th

Polluting SUVs will be on roads for the next two decades – what should we do with them?

The biggest source of air pollution in UK cities is traffic, and in a new report, researchers discovered that a major contributor to the problem is the popularity of unnecessarily large and fuel-hungry cars. Tom Stacey, Anglia Ruskin University The Conversation Known disparagingly as “Chelsea tractors”, sport utility vehicles – more commonly known as SUVs […]

April 13th

GM rocks automotive world with vow to go 100% EV by 2035

Just six months ago, General Motors Co. was embroiled in a battle with California over stricter Obama era tailpipe emission rules that the Trump regime was fighting in a legal battle. And then, two weeks after Joe Biden won the presidency, GM withdrew from the litigation. And now, two months later, Chief Executive Officer Mary Barra has jolted […]

February 1st

Massachusetts plans 100% EVs by 2035 by phasing out gasoline-powered cars

Massachusetts to phase out gasoline-fueled car sales by 2035: It’s part of Republican Gov. Charlie Baker’s Clean Energy and Climate Plan for 2030, which is designed to reduce the state’s carbon emissions 45% below 1990 levels by 2030 on the way to net-zero emissions by 2050. By Meteor Blades This, like moves in a few other states, notably California, […]

January 12th

Twenty-eight companies join forces to push for all EV car sales by 2030

With names like Tesla, Lucid, PG&E, ConEdison, and Uber, the companies have formed the Zero Emission Transportation Association (ZETA) to seek 100% EV sales in just 10 years. Not only passenger cars, but the entire line-up of light-, medium-, and heavy-duty vehicles. By Meteor Blades That’s more ambitious even than California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s September executive move to […]

December 3rd

Like climate deniers claiming to care about ‘polluting EVs’, pesticides try to rebrand as climate champs

On Tuesday, E&E ran a piece by Maxine Joselow that makes full use of italics to beg the question in a headline: Is widespread EV use really bad for the climate? No, electric vehicles are not bad for the environment, Joselow explains via all the actual experts who criticized the Competitive Enterprise Institute’s new report claiming that more EVs would […]

November 21st

Tesla delivered a record number of cars in the third quarter

• Tesla delivered a record number of cars in the third quarter: While the big U.S.-based car makers saw sales improve in the third quarter compared with the first half of the year, they were still well behind a year ago. By Meteor Blades Ford was down 4.9% year over year, GM was down 10%, the American division of Honda […]

October 8th

California elected officials applaud Gov Newsom’s EV executive order (but say it’s not enough)

While 315 elected officials today applauded California Governor Gavin Newsom’s executive order requiring sales of all new passenger vehicles to be zero-emission by 2035, they said it is “not enough” in a press release issued after he signed the order. By Dan Bacher   They said Newsom also should declare a state of emergency for the climate crisis. “Governor […]

September 24th