Browsing the "EVs" Tag

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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 […]

NY Leaders Commit to Nation’s First Fully Zero-Emission School Bus Fleet

“New York, a clean ride for kids is coming your way!” So declared the Electric School Bus Initiative at the World Resources Institute (WRI) on Friday after Democratic New York Gov. Kathy Hochul announced an agreement on a budget that includes a historic plan to fully electrify the state’s fleet of school buses. By Andrea Germanos Common Dreams Specifically, the […]

April 17th

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

USPS could serve 99% of routes with an EV fleet (so why is DeJoy locking in costly fossil fuels?)

“A gas-guzzling fleet is clearly the wrong choice.” That’s what Congressman Jared Huffman (D-Calif.) said in response to a new report from the U.S. Postal Service Office of Inspector General (OIG) about how transitioning to electric vehicles (EVs) would impact the USPS. By Jessica Corbett Common Dreams The OIG analysis, released last week, came as Huffman and other […]

March 24th

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

Earthjustice: EPA’s new trucks rule fails to deliver

Monday, the EPA released a draft truck emissions regulation designed to protect public health, though the rule fails to meaningfully clean up truck pollution with ambitious electrification goals. The rule proposes important controls on diesel engines that would go into effect in 2027, but includes no zero emissions requirements for these heavy duty diesel trucks even […]

March 10th