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Driving on Electricity Is Now Much Cleaner than Using a Gasoline Car

Union of Concerned Scientists

Replacing gasoline with electricity greatly reduces the carbon emissions from driving. Based on where electric vehicles (EVs) have been sold, driving the average EV in the US produces global warming emissions equal to a hypothetical 94 mile per gallon gasoline car, or less than a third of the emissions of the average new gasoline car.

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What Fixed Charges on Your Electric Bill Could Mean for Charging an EV in California

Union of Concerned Scientists

Residential electricity rates for many Californians have increased significantly over the last year, making it more expensive to charge an electric vehicle (EV) at home. It’s still cheaper to recharge an EV than buy gasoline, but those savings have been eroded by surging electric rates. to $9.54.

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Electric Vehicle Sales in US Hit the Accelerator Pedal

Union of Concerned Scientists

With more electric vehicle choices than ever, EV sales in the US are hitting new heights. In just the first half of 2023, over 670,000 EVs were sold with over 80 percent of those fully-electric battery electric vehicles (BEVs ). Finally, let’s look at driving an electric SUV in Idaho.

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Where Do Electric Trucks Charge?

Union of Concerned Scientists

We are about to enter the era of the electric truck. Sure, there are already a few thousand electric trucks and buses on US roads already. There has been, understandably, some anxiety about where all of these trucks will charge and how the electric grid will serve that new electrical load.

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Electric bikes: a Less-Polluting Option for Commutes and Errands in the “New Normal”

Union of Concerned Scientists

But pre-COVID, most days I used an electric bike to handle the 11-mile round trip to and from the Oakland UCS office. Using an electric bike gave me the opportunity to get to the office as quickly as with a car, with virtually no pollution and the added bonus of some outside time. But why are electric bikes important?

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Electric Vehicle Sales Continue to Grow, Despite What Some Automakers Are Saying

Union of Concerned Scientists

The future of cars is electric. However, over the last month several automakers have said the transition from gasoline to electric vehicles (EVs) will need to slow down, in part citing demand. Both in the US and globally, vehicles will be switching from gasoline to electricity.

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Electric Grid Investment in the Public Interest

Union of Concerned Scientists

Electricity is necessary for reading this blog, phoning your family, and buying milk at the store. Most every modern public health, safety and security system we rely on also depends on the electric grid. To expand and modernize the nation’s electric infrastructure, the federal government recently announced new funding.