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VW’s Herbert Diess Confident He Can Catch Tesla in Electric Car Race

January 24, 2020

Via: Transport Topics

Volkswagen AG CEO Herbert Diess is preparing to muscle Elon Musk out of the electric-car lead. While Tesla Inc. is paving the way in sustainable mobility, the world’s biggest automaker is buying software companies and ramping up investments in electric […]


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Want a Tax Credit for Buying an Electric Vehicle? Move Fast

December 18, 2019

Via: Wired

For many Americans, New Year’s Day means a new set of resolutions, a slight headache, and a refreshing tabula rasa. At Tesla, the electric vehicle maker, January 1, 2020 will mark something else: the official end of its vehicles’ eligibility […]


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3 Things You Need to Know About Electric Buses

September 30, 2019

Via: Metro Magazine

Electric bus use is growing, with nearly half of municipal buses on the road globally expected to be electric by 2025 and the size of the U.S. electric bus market projected to reach $1.95 billion by 2024. With all this […]


Impact & Regulations, Vehicles

The Shift to Electric Vehicles Propels a Strike Against GM

September 17, 2019

Via: Wired

When United Automobile Workers members walked off the job at 33 General Motors sites around the US on Sunday morning, perhaps the most … striking detail was that they only numbered 46,000. The last time the UAW’s GM workers went […]


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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 […]