Can the Electric Grid Handle EV Charging?

Union of Concerned Scientists

As the adoption of electric cars, trucks, and buses gains momentum, many people are wondering if the electric grid is up to the task of charging all of those vehicles. Can the power grid handle all the electric vehicles we buy in the next few years?

What the Inflation Reduction Act Means for Electric Vehicles

Union of Concerned Scientists

As part of the climate-focused changes, this bill includes significant changes to the electric vehicle (EV) tax credit. If passed, it could help accelerate the transition from gasoline to electricity with $7,500 for qualifying new EVs and a $4,000 credit for used EVs. .

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5 Ways Rural Drivers Benefit from Electric Vehicles

Union of Concerned Scientists

Rural drivers stand to benefit the most from switching to an electric vehicle (EV), regardless of the state they live in or the type of vehicle they drive. Transportation electric vehicles EVs rural America rural transportation

What Are the Benefits of Switching from Gasoline-Powered Cars and Trucks to Electric?

Union of Concerned Scientists

Electric vehicles (EVs) can eliminate tailpipe emissions altogether and so are an attractive option for reducing both global-warming and smog-forming air pollution. While EVs can have no tailpipe emissions, there are emissions from electricity generation.

Can You Plug an Electric Car into a Regular Outlet? And Other Charging Questions Answered

Union of Concerned Scientists

If you’re in the market for an electric car, then you are probably also in the market for an electric car charger. A major part of your electric car-buying research is figuring out what your refueling (which is to say charging) routine will be.

If You Live in Rural America, Here’s How to Save Money by Switching to an Electric Vehicle

Union of Concerned Scientists

At the Union of Concerned Scientists, we’ve been looking into the benefits rural drivers could enjoy from switching from a gasoline vehicle to an electric vehicle. Another common concern of rural residents has been the range and availability of electric vehicles.

Is California About to Give Up the Driver’s Seat on Electric Vehicles?

Union of Concerned Scientists

Transportation California climate-change electric cars electric vehicles zevA rapid transition to zero-emissions vehicles is a critical solution to address the largest source of climate pollution in California.

Methane Madness: 5 Reasons Why Natural Gas Doesn’t Belong in a Clean Electricity Payment Program

Union of Concerned Scientists

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Ask a Scientist: In Search of a ‘Green’ Electric Car Battery

Union of Concerned Scientists

First commercialized in 1991, their cost has declined by a remarkable 97 percent over the last three decades, enabling the rapid growth of mobile phones, laptops and more recently, electric cars. Transportation Ask a Scientist electric vehicles EV batteries EVs lithium ion batteries

Help Your School Buy Electric Buses

Earth 911

Depending on where you live, you might not see a lot of electric vehicles on. The post Help Your School Buy Electric Buses appeared first on Earth911. Business & Policy EcoTech Clean School Bus program electric school bus electric vehicle

Plug In or Gas Up? Why Driving on Electricity is Better than Gasoline

Union of Concerned Scientists

Electricity power plant emissions data and the latest assessments of fuel emissions and vehicle efficiency show 97 percent of people in the US live where driving an EV would produce fewer emissions than a 50 mpg gasoline car. Transportation electric vehicle EVs

To Transform the Electricity System, We Must Transform Electricity Governance

Union of Concerned Scientists

Most people know very little about the institutions that run the electricity grid.

Ford’s Electric F-150 Announcement and Four Important EV Questions

Union of Concerned Scientists

Ford Motor Company will be releasing details Wednesday evening about an all-electric version of its F-150 pickup truck, just after a day after a high-profile sneak preview for President Biden. Transportation Biden electric vehicles Ford pickup truck

Electric Vehicles are the Future – Yes, Even in Your Neck of the Woods

Union of Concerned Scientists

Transportation electric vehicles EVs rural communities rural transportationWith work, school, grocery store, and doctor’s offices being further away, rural drivers can save up to twice as much as city-dwelling counterparts by switching to an EV.

Hydrogen or Electricity? Carmakers take Different Paths

Environment + Energy Leader

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The countries most ready for electric cars

A Greener Life

The Global Electric Mobility Readiness Index , or GEMRIX, is an attempt to track the transition internationally, and it sorts countries into a variety of categories. As I’ve written about before, Norway began the journey into electric mobility decades before anyone else.

Why It’s Time for Electric School Buses

Earth 911

The post Why It’s Time for Electric School Buses appeared first on Earth911. Business & Policy EcoTech Electric Vehicles EVsFew images of childhood are as iconic as the yellow school bus. Perhaps that’s because.

Electric fencing safeguards declining wader populations

The Applied Ecologist

Malcolm Burgess and colleagues discuss their latest study on the effectiveness of using electric fences as a preventative measure. Originally posted and adapted from a RSPB Centre for Conservation Science and Vogelbescherming Nederland blog.

Hydrogen or Electricity? Carmakers take Different Paths

Environment + Energy Leader

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Electric Fleets: Improving Efficiency, Sustainability

Earth 911

The post Electric Fleets: Improving Efficiency, Sustainability appeared first on Earth911. Business & Policy EcoTech Electric Vehicles fleetsAs more of us order products to be delivered to our homes, we should be.

Advancing renewables through electricity restructuring

Legal Planet

Our electricity system will be crucial to decarbonization efforts, both because much of our current energy comes from electricity, and because decarbonizing sectors like transportation will require significant electrification.

New Electric Pickup Trucks for 2022

Earth 911

The post New Electric Pickup Trucks for 2022 appeared first on Earth911. EcoTech Electric Vehicles EVs2022 is shaping up to be an exciting year for truck lovers as more truck.

New Electric SUVs and CUVs for 2022

Earth 911

Every year, more new electric vehicle models are rolling out, and 2022 is no exception. The post New Electric SUVs and CUVs for 2022 appeared first on Earth911. EcoTech Electric Vehicles EVs

Electric Vehicles Gaining Ground in Commercial Markets, Says EPIcenter

Environment + Energy Leader

The post Electric Vehicles Gaining Ground in Commercial Markets, Says EPIcenter appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader. Electricity Energy Management EV Charging Utilities

Too many electric cars charging at night may overload electrical grid

New Scientist

As electric car ownership rises, we will need new infrastructure to avoid overwhelming electricity grids – including public charging stations and more daytime charging

Automakers Accelerate Electric Vehicle and Battery Production

Environment + Energy Leader

Decarbonization is a global goal, causing automakers to gear up their production of electric vehicles. The post Automakers Accelerate Electric Vehicle and Battery Production appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader.

Analysis: Kenya’s electric vehicle market is raring to go

A Greener Life

In March, start-up BasiGo became the first company to launch an electric passenger bus in Kenya. In 2020, around 90% of the electricity used in the country was generated from renewables , including hydropower, geothermal, solar PV and wind. A brand-new Roam electric bus costs $100,000.

SCA and Scania Develop Electric Timber Trucks

Environment + Energy Leader

SCA, together with Scania, has developed the world's first electric timber truck with a capacity of 80 metric tons. The post SCA and Scania Develop Electric Timber Trucks appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader.

Fleete Boosts Charging Infrastructure for Commercial Electric Vehicles

Environment + Energy Leader

The new company seeks to improve charging systems and electric fleet transitions. The post Fleete Boosts Charging Infrastructure for Commercial Electric Vehicles appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader.

Solar Panels and Electric Vehicles: a Match Made in Heaven

Earth 911

Solar energy and electric vehicles (EVs) are a winning combination. If you drive an EV, The post Solar Panels and Electric Vehicles: a Match Made in Heaven appeared first on Earth911. Featured EcoTech charging EV Electric Vehicles Solar Power

Fleete Boosts Charging Infrastructure for Commercial Electric Vehicles

Environment + Energy Leader

The new company seeks to improve charging systems and electric fleet transitions. The post Fleete Boosts Charging Infrastructure for Commercial Electric Vehicles appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader.

Fuel Costs, Natural Events Produce Higher 2021 Electricity Prices

Environmental Leader

The price of electricity saw significant increases in 2021 over 2020 in the United States as the cost of power-generating fuel and natural and weather events impacted supply and grids nationwide. Electricity Energy Management Natural Gas

Bridgestone Designs Tire for Electric Buses

Environment + Energy Leader

A tire designed to help increase the efficiency of electric buses is being introduced by Bridgestone. The post Bridgestone Designs Tire for Electric Buses appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader.

SCA and Scania Develop Electric Timber Trucks

Environmental Leader

SCA, together with Scania, has developed the world's first electric timber truck with a capacity of 80 metric tons. The post SCA and Scania Develop Electric Timber Trucks appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader.

Automakers Accelerate Electric Vehicle and Battery Production

Environment + Energy Leader

Decarbonization is a global goal, causing automakers to gear up their production of electric vehicles. The post Automakers Accelerate Electric Vehicle and Battery Production appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader.

FedEx Receives First 150 Electric Delivery Vehicles, Marks Milestone

Environment + Energy Leader

announced it has received its first 150 electric delivery vehicles from BrightDrop, the technology startup from General Motors (GM) aimed at decarbonizing last-mile delivery. FedEx Corp.

Honda, Sony Plan New Electric Vehicle Operation

Environment + Energy Leader

Honda and Sony say they are partnering to form a new company to produce electric vehicles. The post Honda, Sony Plan New Electric Vehicle Operation appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader.

Continuum Partners’ 1.45MW Community Solar Subscription Offsets 100% of Electricity

Environment + Energy Leader

The post Continuum Partners’ 1.45MW Community Solar Subscription Offsets 100% of Electricity appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader. Continuum Partners, a Denver-based real estate developer, has announced a 1.45

Grid Modeling Overview: Four Types of Models Guiding the Transition to Clean Electricity

Union of Concerned Scientists

I’m going to let you in on a little secret: Without power grid modeling tools, the transition to clean electricity would be an absolute mess. Luckily, we don’t have to resort to guesswork because we have sophisticated grid modeling tools that help guide the transition to clean electricity.

Smart thermostats inadvertently strain electric power grids

Environmental News Bits

Smart thermostats – those inconspicuous wall devices that help homeowners govern electricity usage and save energy – may be falling into a dumb trap. Set by default to turn on before dawn, the smart thermostats unintentionally work in concert with other thermostats throughout neighborhoods and regions to prompting … Continue reading Smart thermostats inadvertently strain electric power grids. Read the full story from Cornell University.

Companies Improve Electric Vehicle Infrastructure as Fleets Expand

Environment + Energy Leader

The post Companies Improve Electric Vehicle Infrastructure as Fleets Expand appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader. Several companies are adding charging networks and management systems as infrastructure improvements grow.

Why Electric Vehicles Won't Break the Grid

Scientific American

Though conservatives have attacked California officials for asking electric vehicle owners to unplug during a heat wave, experts say more electric cars won’t topple the power grid. Environment Climate Change Renewable Energy

Schneider Electric, Intel Distributed Control Node to Boost Automation

Environment + Energy Leader

Schneider Electric and Intel are teaming to develop a system that can improve industrial automation. The post Schneider Electric, Intel Distributed Control Node to Boost Automation appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader.