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SUVs

March 1, 2020, 9am PST
This is satire for anyone who has noticed, with fear for the planet and pedestrians, the growing size of pickup trucks and sports utility vehicles manufactured and sold in the United States
The Onion
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
Blog post
January 6, 2020, 8am PST
In the absence of more enlightened policies, technological change is as likely to increase pollution as to decrease pollution.
Michael Lewyn
December 16, 2019, 5am PST
Data from New York City show that male drivers are responsible for the vast majority of traffic fatalities in the city, and more of those fatalities are caused by male drivers behind the wheels of trucks and SUVs.
New York Daily News
December 13, 2019, 9am PST
Maybe this should be called a Friday WTF?
Gizmodo
November 27, 2019, 2pm PST
The United Nations announces more bad news for the climate and the role of American society and culture in causing the destruction of the planet.
The New York Times
November 13, 2019, 2pm PST
The CBC News reports on a plan to charge more for sports utility vehicles (SUVs) to park in the Plateau-Mont-Royal borough of Montreal, following a model provided by other boroughs in the city.
CBC News
October 26, 2019, 1pm PDT
Global SUV ownership is skyrocketing, with consequences for carbon emissions and traffic safety. A few voices are now calling for bans on the large vehicles.
Fast Company
September 22, 2019, 5am PDT
One of the most trusted and respected sources of news and opinion related to transportation planning in the United States is moving on from Streetsblog.
Streetsblog USA
August 19, 2019, 10am PDT
These researchers call for dangerous, large-sized SUVs to be removed from the road.
Forbes
July 15, 2019, 5am PDT
While much focus is on the future of autonomous vehicles, the increase in pedestrian deaths related to SUVs remains a largely ignored issue.
Slate
March 4, 2019, 6am PST
Among the factors that stand out in the "Spotlight on Highway Safety" report released Thursday by the Governors Highway Safety Association is increased "death by SUV," which kill at a higher rate than cars. Distraction, however, is hard to prove.
USA Today
January 23, 2019, 1pm PST
Colorado will join California and nine other states in requiring that a percentage of new light-duty vehicle sales are zero-emissions, thanks to the first executive order signed by Democratic Gov. Jared Polis on Jan. 17.
Colorado Politics
November 29, 2018, 8am PST
The efficient days of the post-auto industry bailout are over. American car companies are committing to larger, less efficient vehicles to keep up with the preferences of American consumers.
Associated Press
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
October 24, 2018, 1pm PDT
It's well known that an electric vehicle is only as clean, from a greenhouse gas perspective, as the electricity it consumes to power it. A new study finds that the electricity used in the manufacturing of car batteries also must be considered.
Bloomberg News
July 20, 2018, 1pm PDT
A 2015 NHTSA report showed that pedestrians were multiple times more likely to die if struck by SUVs, but that information was neither shared nor acted upon.
The Detroit Free Press
May 15, 2018, 5am PDT
The number of fatalities from SUVs is up more than 80 percent in the United States since 2009.
Jalopnik
May 9, 2018, 1pm PDT
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety released a study on May 8 that attributes the increased number of pedestrians killed in part to road design that allows for higher speeds, fewer intersections and pedestrian crossings and more SUVs.
The Washington Post