Electric Vehicles

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Congress Hears Rural Transportation Challenges

A Congressional subcommittee heard testimony from rural transportation officials, transit providers, and lawmakers.

March 26, 2024 - Smart Cities Dive

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Power Demand is Surging in US

The U.S. has entered a new power paradigm according to a new energy analysis that warns of unprecedented new demands for power, largely from “new manufacturing, industrial, and data center facilities,” and the grid is not prepared for the surge.

March 25, 2024 - The New York Times

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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

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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

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New Jersey Bill Would Raise Gas Tax, Create EV Registration Fee

The bill’s supporters argue that increased revenue is needed to keep up with the state’s infrastructure and transportation needs.

March 11, 2024 - New Jersey Monitor

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Chicago Readies Region for EV Charging

Chicago-area municipalities can take advantage of a new grant program to prepare their infrastructure for electric vehicles.

February 14, 2024 - Energy News Network

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

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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

E-Z Trip gas station in Bakersfield, California with orange awning over regular gas pumps and Tesla superchargers with white Teslas charging in foreground.

California Poised to Lose Up to $4 Billion in Gas Tax Revenue

States must find other ways to fund transportation projects as the transportation sector moves toward decarbonization.

January 3, 2024 - Cap Radio

Aerial view of Salton Sea, California.

Report: Southern California’s Salton Sea Region Holds Vast Lithium Reserves

Imperial County, a quiet agricultural region in the Southern California desert, could become the nation’s leading lithium source.

January 2, 2024 - SFGate

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

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US Road Design Manual Gets Multimodal Update

The long-awaited changes include road design elements and signage aimed at improving safety for pedestrians and cyclists while planning for autonomous vehicles.

December 19, 2023 - Smart Cities Dive

Row of white electric vehicle chargers in an outdoor parking lot.

National EV Charging Effort Kicks Off

The first charging station funded by the federal infrastructure law just began operating in Ohio.

December 14, 2023 - Reuters

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

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