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This week in the future of cars: you get what you pay for

December 8, 2017

Via: Wired

IF YOU WANT to cheap out on a new shirt—you’re heading, say, to Target instead of Bergdorf Goodman—you probably expect to get a totally fine piece of cloth to hang on your back, and won’t get too upset when it […]


Impact & Regulations, Vehicles

Electric Vehicles Could Displace 8 Million Barrels of Oil Per Day by 2040

November 29, 2017

Via: Transport Topics

An energy transition is underway. Solar and wind are being added in ever-greater numbers. Electric vehicles are becoming more commonplace. Meanwhile, policy makers are grappling with the right mix of policies to pay for it all. Bloomberg New Energy Finance’s […]


Vehicles

Electric cars are greener than gas, literally everywhere

November 8, 2017

Via: TreeHugger

I was going to write a post this morning about a study produced by advocacy group Transport & Environment that says electric cars produce fewer emissions everywhere in the European Union, even coal-dependent Poland. I mean, check out these eye […]


Vehicles

This week in the future of cars: into the chocolate factory

November 3, 2017

Via: Wired

LATE LAST MONTH, dozens of automotive and tech journalists across the country got the digital equivalent of a golden ticket in their inbox: an invitation from Waymo to go “Behind Castle Walls.” This week, Alex joined that lucky cohort on […]


Vehicles

It takes less time than you’d think to charge an electric car

October 25, 2017

Via: TreeHugger

Because people don’t charge like they fill up their tanks. As electric cars go mainstream, prepare yourselves for the inevitable onslaught of naysaying articles: “There’ll be nowhere to charge them! “— Nonsense, says Lloyd. “They run by burning coal.” — […]


Vehicles

59,000 plug-in cars sold in China last month

October 19, 2017

Via: TreeHugger

Given China’s not-so-long-ago reliance on the bicycle, headlines around skyrocketing car sales are a mixed bag for us TreeHuggers. But if you’re going to sell a lot of cars, the news reported over at Cleantechnica that 59,000 of them were […]


Impact & Regulations

The tricks and treats California can use to banish fossil fuel cars

October 3, 2017

Via: Wired

THERE’S A BIG, buzzy trend sweeping the planet. Countries and municipalities like the United Kingdom, Norway, France, the Netherlands, India, and China have all made a similar pledge: They’re going to kick their gasoline-powered car habit in the next few […]


Vehicles

First reviews of the 2018 Nissan Leaf are in

September 8, 2017

Via: TreeHugger

It’s not the Model 3. But it wasn’t designed to be either. When I wrote about the launch of the 2018 Nissan Leaf, comments were decidedly mixed. Some were derisory about its 150 mile range, while others welcomed the fact […]


Vehicles

Tesla making car sharing a whole lot easier

August 29, 2017

Via: TreeHugger

In the future, any Tesla you drive will automatically adjust to you. When we talk about new electric cars, we often focus on hardware and performance improvements like battery size/range or design features like the sleek minimalism of the Tesla […]


Impact & Regulations

What will market-based electric vehicle charging look like?

June 22, 2017

Via: TreeHugger

The gas station of the future might actually be a brewery. The other day, I was emailing with a friend about supporting a potential community-based electric vehicle charging project with a donation. His answer gave me pause for thought: “To […]