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IEA say rare-earth mineral supplies for electric cars must increase 30-fold to meet climate goals

At least 30 times as much lithium, nickel and other key minerals may be required by the electric car industry by 2040 to meet global climate targets, according to the International Energy Agency (IEA). By Josh Gabbatiss CarbonBrief These metals are among a handful that are considered vital in the manufacture of solar panels, wind turbines and […]

Biden’s budget includes a jump in climate spending – here’s why investing in innovation is crucial

President Joe Biden is calling for a more than 60% increase in spending to fight climate change in his first federal budget compared to the previous annual budget, with more than $US36 billion in climate-related investments spread across nearly every agency of the government. That includes more than $10 billion in nondefense spending on clean […]

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

Ford’s iconic F-150 pick-up is going electric – here’s what that means for America.

The Ford F-series pick-ups are iconic: “the undisputed heavyweight champion of American roads.” They’ve been the best-selling pickup in the US for almost 50 years. By Michael Brune Sierra Club The company itself lives equally large in the American imagination. Ford was instrumental in creating the mid-century compact between workers and employers. Thanks in large part to […]

May 25th

3 reasons why smart charging is key for EVs and electric vehicle fleets

The allure of electric vehicles (EVs) has never been stronger. EVs have zero tailpipe emissions, offer lower operating costs than conventional gasoline-powered vehicles and now come in a range of sleek models. With the tailwind of private sector initiatives such as the international EV100 program and the Corporate Electric Vehicle Alliance behind them, electric vehicles are now being integrated […]

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

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