Electric Vehicles

Young bearded man with helmet setting up battery on back of electric bike

Proposed D.C. E-Bike Subsidy Packs an Economic Punch, Analysis Finds

A proposed rebate on electric bikes in the District would be more cost-effective in reducing gasoline miles driven than electric car subsidies thanks to the higher elasticity of e-bike demand.

January 31, 2023 - Greater Greater Washington

Rendering of grey convertible electric Hummer charging at a charging station against a sunset sky

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

View of cars in traffic from behind with visible tailpipe emissions

Federal Plan Takes Aim at Transportation Emissions

The U.S. National Blueprint for Transportation Decarbonization is designed to guide federal investment and regulations, focusing on electrification with a nod to transit investment and walkability.

January 10, 2023 - The Washington Post

An electric vehicle charger with an American flag sticker is shown plugged into a car.

Electric Vehicles Require Real Progress—Not Lip Service—on Equity

Communities of color are already being left behind as the nation prepares the infrastructure for an electric future.

November 28, 2022 - Marqus Cole

Electric big rig truck plugged into charging station

How Utilities Can Prepare for Vehicle Electrification

As more electric cars and trucks hit U.S. roads, large charging stations could require as much power as a small town.

November 15, 2022 - Bloomberg Green

Line of golf carts parked on street in The Villages, Florida

The Disruptive Power of ‘Minimobility’

Small, lightweight vehicles similar to golf carts could eliminate many Americans’ need for a second car and make roads safer for all users.

November 9, 2022 - Fast Company

Close-up of black electric car charging at station

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

Tractor on Oregon farm

Electric Tractor Lending Library Provides Equipment to Northwest Farmers

Advocates for electrifying farm equipment are calling for more tax incentives and access to electric tractors and other machinery for U.S. farmers.

October 31, 2022 - The Daily Yonder

Two silver Rivian electric pick-up trucks driving down road with blurry grass on roadside

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

Electric vehicle charging station with white cars plugged in

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

People waiting at a Chicago bus stop

Electric ‘Jitneys’ Seek to Close Last-Mile Gaps

Two companies focusing on hyper-local trips want to bring more transit and services within reach of Chicago’s underserved Black neighborhoods.

October 5, 2022 - NextCity

Los Angeles sprawl

The Inflation Reduction Act Missed a Chance to Rein in Car-Dependent Sprawl

The federal government is so far unwilling to reverse course on car-dependent sprawl. The Inflation Reduction Act is the latest example.

October 3, 2022 - Metropolis

Row of curbside electric vehicle chargers with black car approaching in background

Feds Approve Nationwide EV Charging Funds

A key approval from the Federal Highway Administration unlocks funding for electric vehicle charging stations and infrastructure in all states and territories.

September 29, 2022 - Smart Cities Dive

Electric cars parked curbside and charging on a city street

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

Row of white electric cars at charging station

Rise Of Electric Vehicles Makes Good Planning More Crucial Than Ever

There may be plenty of reasons to hail the rise of electric vehicles, including California's policy to ban the sale of gas-powered cars by 2035. But what may be good for the air is not necessarily good for cities.

September 15, 2022 - California Planning & Development Report

Electric car being charged at a station

How the Electric Grid Can Handle All the New Electric Vehicles

A key question of the U.S. approach to greenhouse gas reductions is whether an already stressed electric grid will be able to handle a whole fleet of new electric vehicles.

September 13, 2022 - The Equation

Self-Driving Cars

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

Car Graveyard

The Beginning of the End of the Internal Combustion Engine Vehicle?

The California Air Resources Board voted unanimously on August 25 to begin a phased ban on the sale of passenger vehicles powered by gasoline or diesel beginning in 2026 when over a third of new vehicles sold in California must be zero-emissions.

August 29, 2022 - The New York Times

A pair of electric cars plugged into charge at facilities in the corner of a shopping center parking lot.

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

Crosswalk button with illustration of visually impaired pedestrian

The Sound of Silence: Designing Electric Vehicles for Safety

Near-silent electric vehicles pose a danger to people with visual impairments, so engineers are studying ways to make the vehicles audible while maintaining the benefits of quieter streets.

August 17, 2022 - The New Yorker

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