Electric Cars

Construction work on highway segment in Indiana that will charge electric vehicles.

This Highway in Indiana Will Charge EVs

The project will test a technology that wirelessly charges vehicles driving or parked on the roadway.

May 6, 2024 - The Cool Down

Close-up of row of electric cars plugged into chargers at outdoor station.

Austin’s Proposed EV Charging Rules Regulate Station Locations, Size

City planners say the new rules would ensure an efficient distribution of charging infrastructure across the city and prevent an overconcentration in residential areas.

April 22, 2024 - Austin Monitor

Young woman and man seated on subway car looking at phones.

Google Maps Introduces New Transit, EV Features

It will now be easier to find electric car charging stations and transit options.

April 19, 2024 - BGR

Close-up of EV charging station sign with "No Parking except for EV charging" in outdoor parking lot.

EV Infrastructure Booming in Suburbs, Cities Lag Behind

A lack of access to charging infrastructure is holding back EV adoption in many US cities.

April 15, 2024 - PC Magazine

Close-up of electric car battery.

Industry Leaders: Automakers Must Cut EV Battery Weight in Half

Experts call for lighter batteries, diversification of fuels, and a shift away from private cars and towrad public transit.

April 10, 2024 - Transport Topics

Close-up of maroon California 'Clean Air Vehicle' carpool lane access sticker on the back bumper of a silver Tesla vehicle.

California EV Owners To Lose Carpool Lane Privilege

A program that began in 1999 to encourage more electric car ownership is set to expire next year without Congressional and state action.

April 2, 2024 - San Francisco Chronicle

Close-up of white electric car charging symbol on black pavement in parking spaces.

How New Federal Rule Could Impact EV Adoption

An adjustment to federal pollution limits will require a greater share of low-carbon vehicles, but the rule also gives automakers some flexibility in deploying electric and hybrid cars.

March 22, 2024 - The Hill

Close-up of row of electric car charging stations in a covered garage structure

Study: How EVs Perpetuate the Harms of Car Culture

While they emit less pollution, electric cars don’t solve many urgent issues like sprawl and fine particulate pollution.

March 12, 2024 - Bloomberg CityLab

Black SUV charging at Miocar electric car sharing station with two women walking towards it.

Car Sharing Co-op Boosts Mobility in California’s Central Valley

A nonprofit electric car sharing program offers hourly or daily rentals recently expanded to San Joaquin County.

January 24, 2024 - GovTech

Vacant Tesla charging station in asphalt parking lot next to Interstate 10 in Arizona.

Arizona Building Out its EV Charging Network

The state will add 21 new fast-charging stations in the next two years along interstate highways.

January 23, 2024 - Arizona Daily Star

Yellow Hertz rental car log above sign "Returns ENTER HERE" and arrow above urban garage entrance.

Hertz Sells off Tesla Fleet

The rental giant is replacing the electric vehicles with gas-powered cars, signaling a setback for the EV industry.

January 17, 2024 - Reuters

Close-up of electric car charging port with blurred dark colored car in background.

Federal Government Awards $623 in EV Charging Grants

The grants will fund roughly 7,500 new chargers in neighborhoods and along key freeway corridors.

January 14, 2024 - Wired

White electric car being charged in parking lot.

EV Manufacturers Looking to Lighten the Load

Carmakers are working on lighter-weight components that make cars safer and more efficient.

January 12, 2024 - BBC

Red Rivian electric truck on forested beach in the Dominican Republic.

New EV Credit Rules: What You Need to Know

Just 13 electric car models are now eligible for federal tax credits.

January 2, 2024 - Bloomberg CityLab

Close-up of technician wearing gloves installing photovoltaic solar panel.

The Year in Good Climate News

Despite the ups and downs, there are reasons to feel optimistic.

December 28, 2023 - CNN

Red and white Cruise autonomous Chevy Bolt on San Francisco street

The Rise and Fall of Cruise

The autonomous car company’s precipitous downfall offers lessons for other carmakers.

December 22, 2023 - Fast Company

Row of white Tesla electric cars in parking lot with dealership building with Tesla logo in background.

Study: Tesla Drivers Have Higher Crash Rates

Insurance data shows a higher rate of crashes and the second highest rate of ‘incidents’ such as DUI citations.

December 20, 2023 - Jalopnik

Small grey sedan charging at outdoor electric car charging station with green kiosk and green forest in background in Norway.

Norway’s EV Boom Could Entrench Car Dependency

The Scandinavian country is a pioneer when it comes to EV adoption, but there are downsides.

November 2, 2023 - Vox

Close-up of HYBRID logo on back of black car.

Hybrids Regain in Popularity Amid EV Cost and and Charging Concerns

After their sales dropped thanks to the introduction of all-electric vehicles, hybrid gas-electric cars are seeing a renaissance among consumers.

October 8, 2023 - Bloomberg CityLab

White and red Tesla EV chargers in an open-air parking lot in Corsicana, Texas with Dairy Queen restaurant in background

Texas to Require Tesla Chargers at Stations

Companies that build EV charging stations will have to include Tesla chargers to be eligible for federal funding.

September 6, 2023 - Yahoo News

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