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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 […]


Impact & Regulations

Electric car subsidies may do more harm than good

June 9, 2017

Via: ScienceDaily

Globally, from China and Germany to the United States, electric vehicle (EV) subsidies have been championed as an effective strategy to boost production of renewable technology and reduce greenhouse gas emissions (GHG). But a new study by Concordia economics professor […]


Impact & Regulations

L.A. to launch electric carsharing program demo

June 9, 2017

Via: Metro Magazine

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti announced the opening of a demonstration station to kick off the city’s BlueLA Electric Car Sharing Program, the nation’s largest EV car sharing program for disadvantaged communities. Blue Solutions, a division of the Bollore group […]


Impact & Regulations, Vehicles

The number of electric vehicles grew 60% last year

June 8, 2017

Via: TreeHugger

I reported the other day on impressive growth rates for plug-in vehicle sales in America and Britain. Now a new report from the International Energy Agency suggests that sales are accelerating elsewhere too. In 2016 alone, the world saw a […]


Vehicles

Even Elon Musk May Not Be Able to Make an Electric Truck Work

June 5, 2017

Via: Wired

IT’S BEEN NEARLY a year since Elon Musk revealed his intention to electrify the world’s roads with buses and trucks in addition to Tesla’s passenger cars. He hasn’t said much about the 18-wheeler—a proper unveil is set for September—except that […]


Impact & Regulations

Tesla Model 3 about to start production (& other electric car news from Fully Charged…)

May 31, 2017

Via: TreeHugger

There are a lot of folks eagerly awaiting the arrival of a Tesla Model 3—our very own Katherine Martino’s husband included. And they may not have to wait too much longer. As reported in the latest Fully Charged electric car […]


Vehicles

Tomorrow’s Cars Won’t Just Drive Themselves. They’ll Feel Different

May 30, 2017

Via: Wired

LOOK INSIDE A modern car, and you’ll see many of the same materials that formed the earliest automobiles. Leather, wood, metal, and cloth convey a sense of luxury, a connection to the beloved way things were. You may see synthetic […]