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

Ask a Scientist: As Predicted, Electric Vehicles Are Getting Cleaner

Union of Concerned Scientists

I recently caught up with UCS Senior Engineer David Reichmuth to find out more about his new analysis on electric vehicles and ask his opinion on their short-term and long-term prospects. Uncategorized Ask a Scientist electric vehicles

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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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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.

Hydrogen or Electricity? Carmakers take Different Paths

Environment + Energy Leader

The post Hydrogen or Electricity? Air Clean Energy Energy Management Environmental Management Solar & Renewable Energy Transportation 21st Century Clean Transportation Plan automakers battery electric vehicles Green Research & Technology hydrogen

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

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.

Hydrogen or Electricity? Carmakers take Different Paths

Environment + Energy Leader

The post Hydrogen or Electricity? Air Clean Energy Energy Management Environmental Management Solar & Renewable Energy Transportation 21st Century Clean Transportation Plan automakers battery electric vehicles Green Research & Technology hydrogen

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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

Making Electric Vehicles More Accessible for Lower-Income Californians

Legal Planet

The post Making Electric Vehicles More Accessible for Lower-Income Californians appeared first on Legal Planet. California Climate Change Transportation electric vehicle charging electric vehicles energy equity environmental justice

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

Ask a Scientist: Two Dozen States Can Meet 100 Percent of Electricity Demand with Renewables by 2035

Union of Concerned Scientists

Nearly all of the alliance members have a renewable electricity standard (RES), which requires utilities in their jurisdiction to increase their use of renewable energy to a particular percentage by a specific year. Ultimately, however, renewables should lower electricity costs, right?

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.

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

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.

Frito-Lay Adding Electric Fleet to Texas Operations

Environment + Energy Leader

Frito-Lay is adding 40 electric trucks from Ford to increase its sustainability in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. The post Frito-Lay Adding Electric Fleet to Texas Operations appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader.

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.

Electricity from Renewables Exceeded Expectations in 2021, EIA Data Show

Environment + Energy Leader

Solar powered electricity, including distributed rooftop systems, increased by. The post Electricity from Renewables Exceeded Expectations in 2021, EIA Data Show appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader.

Electric Planes Take Off

Scientific American

More than 170 projects are underway worldwide. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com. Technology Aerospace Transportation

Frito-Lay Adding Electric Fleet to Texas Operations

Environmental Leader

Frito-Lay is adding 40 electric trucks from Ford to increase its sustainability in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. The post Frito-Lay Adding Electric Fleet to Texas Operations appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader.

Electricity Map

Environmental News Bits

Electricity Map’s open-source visualization shows the the climate impact of global electricity use in real time. Raw data are retrieved from a variety of public data sources, typically transmission system operators, balancing entities or market operators, which are listed here. Data visualization/Infographics Energy Information tools Statistics/Data sets

Is your electric utility blocking climate action?

Environmental News Bits

American electric utilities often talk a good game when it comes to climate change. s 25 largest investor-owned power utilities are working to delay … Continue reading Is your electric utility blocking climate action? Read the full story at Grist. But many are working to keep the country hooked on fossil fuels. A new report from the London-based think tank InfluenceMap finds that nearly half of the U.S.’s

Facility Managers Target Energy Hogs to Cut Electricity Bills

Environment + Energy Leader

What gets measured gets managed -- critical for office equipment and electrical devices. The post Facility Managers Target Energy Hogs to Cut Electricity Bills appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader.

Electricity from Renewables Exceeded Expectations in 2021, EIA Data Show

Environment + Energy Leader

Solar powered electricity, including distributed rooftop systems, increased by. The post Electricity from Renewables Exceeded Expectations in 2021, EIA Data Show appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader.

Lightning eMotors to Provide Self-Driving Electric Fleet Vehicles for Dedicated Routes

Environment + Energy Leader

Lightning eMotors, provider of zero-emission medium-duty commercial vehicles and electric vehicle technology for fleets, and Perrone Robotics have partnered to offer Class 3 - 7 commercial fleet customers self-driving, electric fleet vehicles that can be deployed for a wide range of dedicated uses.

Successful Electric Fleet Adaptation Hinges on Charging Infrastructure

Environment + Energy Leader

More businesses are moving toward electric fleets but charging infrastructure keeping up with demand is necessary for those transitions to be successful. The post Successful Electric Fleet Adaptation Hinges on Charging Infrastructure appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader.

Electric Vehicles Combat Climate Change

Global Green

Chris Johnston is co-author of The Arrival of the Electric Car – An Overview of the EV Revolution Happening Now. The fastest way to shift the transportation sector to environmental sustainability is to accelerate the transition to electric vehicles (EVs).

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Carbon fibres have directional electrical properties

Physics World

The electrical properties of a carbon fibre are very different when measured across its width or along its length, according to a new study by Satoshi Matsuo and Nancy Sottos at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in the US.

Ford, Volvo Participate in Redwood Electric Vehicle Battery Recycling Program

Environment + Energy Leader

Ford and Volvo are the first automakers to participate in an electric vehicle battery recycling program in California. The post Ford, Volvo Participate in Redwood Electric Vehicle Battery Recycling Program appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader.

Facility Managers Target Energy Hogs to Cut Electricity Bills

Environment + Energy Leader

What gets measured gets managed -- critical for office equipment and electrical devices. The post Facility Managers Target Energy Hogs to Cut Electricity Bills appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader.

We Need More Electric Vehicles, but Extending Regulatory Incentives for EVs Is a Bad Idea

Union of Concerned Scientists

Strong standards are the best way to accelerate toward an electric future and we need exactly what President Biden called for: “Setting strong, clear targets where we need to go.

Toyota, Isuzu, Hino Expand Electric Bus Development

Environment + Energy Leader

Japanese companies Toyota, Isuzu and Hino are expanding their efforts to produce battery electric and fuel cell buses. The post Toyota, Isuzu, Hino Expand Electric Bus Development appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader.

The Electric Vehicle Future: Major Climate Opportunity Faces Three Critical Challenges

Law and Environment

Amid renewed national ambitions to tackle climate change, electric vehicles (EVs) have emerged as a promising way to reduce emissions in the transportation sector, which accounts for nearly a third of greenhouse gas emissions.

Solar Power to Lead in 2022 United States Electricity Generation

Environmental Leader

Solar and wind power and battery storage continue to see significant growth and will drive renewable energy sources in electricity generation in the United States in 2022. The post Solar Power to Lead in 2022 United States Electricity Generation appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader.

Amazon Accelerates Corporate Green Energy Buying and Electric Transportation

Environment + Energy Leader

Beyond entering into long-term contracts with wind and solar plant developers, it is also constructing those facilities and building out its electric vehicle fleet. Amazon’s use of sustainable technologies is far-reaching.

Ford, Volvo Participate in Redwood Electric Vehicle Battery Recycling Program

Environmental Leader

Ford and Volvo are the first automakers to participate in an electric vehicle battery recycling program in California. The post Ford, Volvo Participate in Redwood Electric Vehicle Battery Recycling Program appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader.