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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

Zero Emission Transportation Association says Biden can get us to 100% EV sales in 10 years

The Zero Emission Transportation Association (ZETA) has issued a policy platform with 34 recommendations for adoption by the incoming Biden-Harris administration and the 117th Congress to phase out tax credit limits on sales of electric vehicles (EV) by 2030. By Meteor Blades ZETA’s first recommendation would reform the federal EV tax credit. Currently, this lets EV buyers get up […]

March 31st

DeJoy is locking USPS into fossil fuels (but corruption may bring him down)

A Democratic congressman is demanding that the Securities and Exchange Commission investigate a shady $54 million purchase of Oshkosh Corporation stock just hours before scandal-ridden Postmaster General Louis DeJoy announced the decision to award that company with a lucrative 10-year contract to produce a new, largely gasoline-powered fleet of U.S. Postal Service delivery trucks. By Jake Johnson Common Dreams […]

March 10th

A roadmap for electric school bus transition (because kids deserve to breath air without diesel emissions)

While some students are still learning remotely or on hybrid schedules due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the climate emergency hasn’t suddenly disappeared because of the devastating public health crisis—meaning neither has the need to radically and rapidly transform society. By Jessica Corbett Common Dreams The sweeping transformation that study after study signals is necessary for the future of the planet and all […]

February 5th

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

How superfast-charging batteries can help sell the transition to electric vehicles

Israeli company StoreDot recently announced it can now mass produce electric vehicle batteries that can be fully charged in just five minutes. “The bottleneck to extra-fast charging is no longer the battery,” claimed the firm’s chief executive. But is this fast-charging battery really a gamechanger? And if so: exactly how? Rachel Lee, University of Sheffield […]

January 29th

Renewable Roundup: More good news about Electric Vehicles

Here is a hybrid car that can do 0-300 km/hr in less than 12 seconds, and other assorted news about electric vehicles. I am working on a production process for these new Renewables and EV Diaries so that I can set a schedule for publishing them. (Times below are from when I captured this feed, […]

January 14th

Renewable Roundup: What will the Biden Administration mean for electric vehicles?

Cars, car battery swap stations, trucks with solar-powered refrigeration, e-bike parking, 107 meter wind turbine blades, carbon-neutral rocket fuel. And we can look forward to the Biden climate agenda starting in less than two weeks, assuming that we survive that long. By Mokurai  Hyundai and Apple are in talks to jointly develop self-driving electric cars […]

January 13th

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

Designing batteries for easier recycling could avert a looming e-waste crisis

As concern mounts over the impacts of climate change, many experts are calling for greater use of electricity as a substitute for fossil fuels. Powered by advancements in battery technology, the number of plug-in hybrid and electric vehicles on U.S. roads is increasing. And utilities are generating a growing share of their power from renewable […]

October 29th

4 Reasons to Prioritize Electric Vehicles After COVID-19

COVID-19 has affected almost all aspects of transportation. For the public sector, economic shutdowns have gutted the tax revenue needed to buy and maintain government vehicle fleets. Perhaps no municipal entity has been hit harder than public transit agencies, which have seen ridership plummet by up to 97%. Some transit operators are close to bankruptcy, while some bus […]

October 23rd