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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

Cali Gov Newsom signs executive order for zero-emissions vehicles by 2035 (but zip on oil & gas)

California Governor Gavin Newsom today signed an executive order requiring sales of all new passenger vehicles to be zero-emission by 2035, along with additional measures to eliminate harmful emissions from the transportation sector. In response, representatives of the Last Chance Alliance, a coalition of hundreds of environmental, climate justice, social justice and public interest groups, said the executive order […]

September 23rd

Fine-particle air pollution has decreased across the US, but poor and minority communities are still the most polluted

Air pollution contributes to as many as 9 million premature deaths worldwide each year – twice as many as war, other violence, HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria combined. Fine particulate matter air pollution is especially dangerous: Microscopic particles readily enter the lungs, bloodstream and brain, with health effects that include infant death, reduced life expectancy for […]

August 10th

How high is the carbon footprint of auto manufacturing?

When measuring the carbon footprint of a standard vehicle, fuel consumption is usually the first thing to come to mind. After all, for the standard gas-powered car, experts estimate that nearly 90% of emissions during its lifecycle are due to usage. Manufacturing these machines also has a significant carbon footprint, even if it is more difficult to […]

June 3rd

Tesla drops auto prices, starts bidding on land for game-changing Terafactory

We have actual news about actual Tesla price cuts. Then we have Elon Musk hinting at exciting new developments, but delaying the actual announcements. Then we have real bidding on possibly revolutionary factories. Nobody can keep this all straight. Certainly I can’t. By Mokurai Or as the nerd proverb puts it, In theory, there is […]

June 3rd