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Electric Vehicles

May 19, 2020, 10am PDT
The effects of the economic downturn resulting from the public health crisis presented by Covid-19 could have long-term impacts on the ability of California to plan and build new transportation infrastructure.
Mineta Transportation Institute
March 2, 2020, 10am PST
Electric vehicles and internal combustion automobiles emit vastly different sums of carbon, and electric vehicles are quickly widening the gap between the two options as the electricity generation industry cleans up its act.
Union Of Concerned Scientists
March 2, 2020, 5am PST
A citywide network of public electric vehicle charging stations will be up and running later this year as part of a demonstration project.
Smart Cities Dive
February 7, 2020, 6am PST
A consumer survey found that less than a third of respondents considered carbon emissions or the environment when they last purchased a motor vehicle, yet three-quarters of Americans consider climate change a major problem or crisis.
Streetsblog USA
January 30, 2020, 9am PST
GM's first non-internal combustion engine vehicle assembly plant will be in the form of 35-year-old plant straddling the Detroit-Hamtramck border thanks in part to a $2.27 billion state tax credit. Electric pickups, SUVs, and AVs will be produced.
Detroit Free Press
January 13, 2020, 9am PST
Parking garages and lots could help shape the new mobility landscape in important ways that go far beyond storing cars.
Smart Cities Dive
January 6, 2020, 12pm PST
Cars and vehicle emissions are undoubtedly central to the climate change problem. The solution, however, might not be cleaner vehicles but rather a drastic change in our relationship to automobiles and driving.
The Guardian
December 21, 2019, 1pm PST
The world, including the United States, could be entering a new era of personal mobility.
The Verge
November 8, 2019, 2pm PST
The Senate Minority Leader's plan calls for federal grants to subsidize electric vehicle purchases, build out charging infrastructure, and retool automotive manufacturing.
The New York Times
October 30, 2019, 8am PDT
Residents of the neighborhood of Soulard started a trend at the beginning of the decade that has changed the face of the neighborhood, and started to catch on in other parts of the city of St. Louis as well.
St. Louis Public Radio
October 4, 2019, 2pm PDT
The report “Pathways to Decarbonizing Transportation in Minnesota” also calls for a greater adoption of biofuels and actions to decrease vehicle miles traveled.
Transport Topics
September 27, 2019, 10am PDT
Electric vehicle sales continue to rise, but the need for more charging infrastructure is increasing as well.
San Francisco Chronicle
July 17, 2019, 11am PDT
The slow progress of autonomous vehicle and electric vehicle technology in gaining widespread traction in the transportation market is casting doubt on the ambitious statements of a few years prior.
Fast Company
June 14, 2019, 11am PDT
After buses were unable to meet range expectations in Indianapolis, the city reached an agreement with Chinese bus supplier BYD to provide new charging facilities.
Electrek
May 1, 2019, 8am PDT
It's not the same as requiring that all new development have charging facilities and parking spots for electric vehicles, but it's close.
The Urbanist
April 2, 2019, 5am PDT
The price of electric cars is dropping, and this together with lower lifetime costs makes them a good alternative for vehicle fleets.
Quartz
February 24, 2019, 11am PST
Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan proposed new electric vehicle parking requirements in the recent State of the City address, but the proposal is in keeping with the Seattle Climate Action Plan released in April 2018.
Smart Cities Dive
February 20, 2019, 12pm PST
Lyft will add electric vehicles to its rental fleet and offer riders the option to request hybrid and electric vehicles.
mbg planet
November 27, 2018, 12pm PST
General Motors cut the bad environmental and economic news with an announcement that cost cutting measures would allow the company to focus more resources on electric and self-driving cars.
USA Today
September 17, 2018, 1pm PDT
The region hopes to achieve widespread electrification of transportation ahead of the 2028 Olympics.
Fast Company