The US Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy cites several benefits to driving an electric vehicle of which the general public may not be aware

The US Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy cites several benefits to driving an electric vehicle of which the general public may not be aware. Because electric motors react quickly, EVs are very responsive and have very good torque. EVs are often more digitally connected than conventional vehicles, with many EV charging stations providing the option to control charging from a …

Germany aims to cut transport emissions by about 40% by 2030, needs millions of electric cars

Millions of Electric Cars Needed in Germany’s War on Pollution Brian Parkin Bloomberg, March 27, 2019, 4:18 AM MDT  Transport emissions should be cut by about 40% by 2030  Panel backs mix of electric, synthetic and biofuel solutions Photo by Marcel Kusch/picture alliance via Getty Images Germany will need a massive jump in the number of electric cars plying the autobahn highways to …

Vancouver-based airline is switching entire fleet of planes, 500,000 passengers annually, to electric

In addition to being a great efficiency improvement, with an electric motor, the planes’ engines don’t need to be rebuilt every 2,500 to 3,000 hours. Maintenance is much lower.  Harbour Air Is Switching Over To 100% Electric Seaplanes, April 6th, 2019 by Nicolas Zart in Clean Technica It’s always great hearing stories such as a new one from seaplane operator Harbour Air, which …

Debunking 3 Anti-EV Myths

Originally posted on EVANNEX. By Hamish McKenzie If you’ve read anything about electric cars, you’ve no doubt come across the arguments that suggest the world is still not ready to give up its century-and-a-half dependence on the internal combustion engine. The various cases against electric cars have evolved over the years, but these days there seem to be three in particular that keep …

Time of use rates can halve increase in electricity load from EVs. Storage makes the rest a benefit through V2G support

Looking into the future, the most exciting technologies are vehicle-to-grid (V2G), which allows EV batteries to discharge energy to the grid, and smart charging, which uses algorithms to optimize charging times. Implementing these technologies could turn EVs into a valuable asset for the grid — not only would smart charging minimize the negative effects of increased electrical consumption, but V2G …

Cities leading the way off cars and pollution

BY ADELE PETERS Fast Company, March 2019 In downtown Cairo, it’s not uncommon to see streets clogged with cars. But in a proposed redesign for a central thoroughfare, they’re hard to spot. Instead, in the concept illustration for what looks like the Egyptian version of Amsterdam, a two-way bike lane, a sidewalk, and a plaza filled with palm trees replace the sea of …

The mere act of electrification has a powerful effect on efficiency: electrifying the US economy from carbon free sources will reduce the amount of energy needed by more than half

The Green New Deal: The enormous opportunity in shooting for the moon.  Decarbonizing with massive electrification will bring about a new American abundance. Saul Griffith, Feb 20, 2019 The conversation about a Green New Deal is bold, timely, and necessary. The most important component of the Green New Deal as currently drafted is its commitment to complete decarbonization. That is the destination, the …

These Coloradans Want to Ditch Their Diesel School Buses

In Colorado, more than 4,000 yellow school buses run on diesel. They carry 42 percent of the state’s schoolkids and spew out nearly 50,000 tons of greenhouse gas emissions a year. Each electric school bus can save districts nearly $2,000 a year in fuel and $4,400 a year in maintenance costs, according to a report by the Colorado Public Interest Research Group …

3 key traits of good climate policy, tackling the problems we have and making a large, meaningful impact on carbon emissions and climate change

Good climate policy has 3 key traits: It has a large, meaningful impact on carbon emissions and climate change. It specifically tackles the problems that aren’t already being tackled by the market. It actually gets passed into law. All of that is compatible with a Green New Deal.  In just the past decade, solar power has gone from being uneconomical anywhere on …