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Virginia Ties Clean Car Standards to California

The last obstacle to a 2021 bill linking Virginia’s emissions standards to California policy was defeated on a party-line vote in the state’s legislature, paving the way for a shift to electric vehicles.

February 16, 2023 - The Virginia Mercury

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Electric Car Batteries Spark Weight Concerns

A federal transportation official is warning that electric vehicle batteries, which can weigh thousands of pounds and make cars much heavier than their gas-powered counterparts.

January 16, 2023 - NPR

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Arizona Issues Plan for Statewide Electric Charging Network

The state secured over $70 million in federal funding to design and build out an electric vehicle charging network in a state with often vast distances between destinations.

November 2, 2022 - KTAR

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Rivian CEO Talks Battery Tech, Supply Chain Issues

As its electric trucks hit the streets, the electric truck maker has their eye on micromobility and battery supply chains.

October 27, 2022 - Tech Crunch

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Report: ‘Outdated’ Regulations Slowing Growth of Electric Car Charging Stations

A lack of regulations and zoning codes tailored to electric vehicle charging infrastructure is hindering the proliferation of charging stations.

October 26, 2022 - Smart Cities Dive

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Building Electric Vehicle Infrastructure for All

Advocates warn that an inequitable distribution of EV charging facilities could lead to ‘charging deserts’ that will prevent widespread adoption of EVs in low-income communities.

September 27, 2022 - Grist

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Skepticism for an Auto-Dependent Future

A new book makes the case that the promises of the transportation technology industry will fall short of the needs of cities and the planet.

September 11, 2022 - Vox

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Electric Driving Is the Future; Now Is the Time to Price It

EVs are great, but they’re not perfect. Let’s end their free ride.

August 24, 2022 - Adam Millard-Ball and Michael Manville

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Friday Funny: The Onion Satirizes the Federal Government’s Electric Car Fetish

The totally satirical, not-at-all-real website The Onion is back with another planning-related fake news take.

June 24, 2022 - The Onion

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EV Incentives Can Cause Higher Emissions, Study Finds

Without incentivizing the actual use—rather than just the purchase—of electric vehicles, current EV tax credits could actually drive higher carbon emissions.

April 21, 2022 - Streetsblog USA

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California Issues Electrification Plan

To comply with the federal goal of eliminating new gas-powered vehicle sales by 2035, California plans to increase zero-emissions vehicle sales to 35 percent by 2026.

April 18, 2022 - The New York Times

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New 'Human-Centered' EV Charging Stations Aim To Improve User Experience

Volkswagen-owned Electrify America plans to make its new charging stations more user-friendly with solar panel awnings and waiting lounges.

March 28, 2022 - The Verge

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EV Charging Stations Gaining Ground

High gas prices are prompting more cities to invest in electric car charging infrastructure.

March 23, 2022 - The Bakersfield Californian

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Cincinnati To Electrify Municipal Fleet by 2035

The city of Cincinnati will beef up its efforts to shift to renewable energy starting next week with electric police cars, fire trucks, and other city vehicles.

March 18, 2022 - Cincinnati.com

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Electric Car Production Could Slow Amidst Supply Chain Issues

With the pandemic and Russia's invasion of Ukraine upending supply chains, the cost of raw materials needed to produce electric car batteries is soaring.

March 8, 2022 - Reuters

EV charging station with cars at TNB Research, Kajang, Hulu Langat, Selangor, Malaysia

Companies Eyeing EV Charging as Next Big Opportunity

More electric vehicles on the road will mean more demand for charging stations where drivers can power up away from home.

March 6, 2022 - The New York Times

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'Charging as a Service' Could Accelerate Decarbonization

The proliferation of private EV charging services, coupled with federal investment in charging stations, has the potential to reduce 'charging anxiety' and encourage a faster switch to electric vehicles.

February 22, 2022 - Forbes

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Brief: U.S. DOT Rural EV Toolkit Is Good but No Panacea

The U.S. needs more charging infrastructure to support the electrification of the transportation sector. This toolkit is a good step in the right direction. But electric vehicles and charging infrastructure are no panacea to our transportation woes.

February 14, 2022 - Robert Fischer

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Federal Government Pledges $5 Billion for Electric Car Charging

A $5 billion federal investment will contribute to state efforts to install electric vehicle charging stations along interstate highways and major corridors.

February 11, 2022 - The Washington Post

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Challenges to Electrifying City Fleets

Shifting municipal fleets to electric vehicles poses some challenges, but cities can take steps today to prepare for an easier transition to an electric future.

February 10, 2022 - Route Fifty

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