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Now on the Used Car Lot: Great Electric Vehicles for Cheap

August 5, 2019

Via: Wired

ANY ARGUMENT ABOUT the future of the electric vehicle market is likely to include one statistic: In the US, battery-powered cars make up fewer than 2 percent of new vehicle sales. That desultory number, though slowly increasing, makes clear that, […]


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Availability of Medium-Duty E-Trucks Is Limited as Testing Continues

July 23, 2019

Via: Transport Topics

Battery-electric medium-duty trucks may have a bright future due to their potential to reduce operational costs and improve sustainability. But currently, the availability of these trucks is limited as testing continues. UPS Inc. would like to purchase more electric vehicles, […]


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If governments are going to subsidize electric vehicles, why not e-bikes?

July 18, 2019

Via: TreeHugger

Eben Weiss, the Bike Snob, is an unexpected source for this proposal. Everybody is writing articles these days about how self-driving cars are years away, or that sales of electric cars are running out of gas. But there is a […]


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An Aviation Pioneer Goes All In on Electric Planes

June 21, 2019

Via: Wired

When André Borschberg started flying as a 15 year old, he didn’t worry about how much fuel he had to burn to get and stay aloft. These days, it’s pretty much all he thinks about. It has been three years […]


Impact & Regulations, Vehicles

Canada introduces $5,000 incentive to buy electric vehicles

May 2, 2019

Via: TreeHugger

Now how about some incentives to get people out of cars? That’s former astronaut Marc Garneau, now Canada’s Minister of Transport, with Member of Parliament Deb Schulte pretending to fill up an electric car, as if you stand beside an […]


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End of Diesel Engines Is in Sight, Daimler’s Roger Nielsen Says

April 25, 2019

Via: Transport Topics

LONG BEACH, Calif. — The beginning of the end is here for the internal-combustion truck engine, said Roger Nielsen, CEO of Daimler Trucks North America, the largest truck manufacturer on the continent. And the replacement for diesel-run trucks will be […]


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E-Cargo bike from EAV could replace vans for deliveries

April 12, 2019

Via: TreeHugger

The electric quadracycle is clad in a composite made from hemp and cashews. The air quality is really bad in cities like London and the traffic is really slow. Meanwhile, with the growth of online shopping, there are more and […]


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Mercedes Remakes the Minivan as an All-Electric Luxury Ride

March 5, 2019

Via: Wired

IT WASN’T SO long ago that if you had a family to haul hither and thither, you got a minivan. In 2000, Americans bought 1.25 million of the things. By 2007, though, that number had dropped to 800,000, and it […]


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Two mail giants commit to 100% electric vehicles

March 4, 2019

Via: TreeHugger

Fleet purchasing may turn out to be critical to electrification. There’s little doubt that corporate support for renewables has served as an important backstop against political obstructionism, and we may soon start to see a similar dynamic when it comes […]


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Tesla finally releases its ‘affordable’ Model 3

March 1, 2019

Via: TreeHugger

It was a while coming, but this could be a pretty big deal for your average buyer. Ever since Tesla started talking about the Model 3, electric car nerds (and just about everyone else too) has been talking about its […]