Climate crisis: aviation industry hears clamor for electric planes: Shift from fossil fuels top of agenda for Paris air show

By Jasper Jolly Sat 15 Jun 2019 The Guardian Faced with growing calls for action on the climate crisis, aerospace companies gathering for the Paris air show next week are turning their thoughts to a future run on electricity rather than fossil fuels. The scale of the challenge is considerable. The target for net zero carbon emissions by 2050, recommended by …

Utility provides tool to help estimate the total cost of ownership in its jurisdiction

Southern California Edison is ramping up its efforts to support electric vehicle buyers with the introduction of a new tool called SCE Cars that helps estimate the total cost of ownership in its jurisdiction. The new tool aspires to give potential buyers visibility into the total cost of ownership (TCO) of electric vehicles that looks beyond the initial purchase price. Today, electric …

Tesla To Make Its Own Battery Cells?

HyperChange CEO Advances Bold Theory June 14th, 2019 by Paul Fosse  As reported here and here, there was a lot of information presented at the 2019 Tesla annual shareholder meeting. And although there were a lot of small details covered and hints given about the future, there wasn’t any earth-shattering news. In my summary, I noted they didn’t “let the cat out of the bag.” …

Giving fair warning: state/province/national bans on sale of gas-powered vehicles, now in BC and proposed by Senator from Oregon

British Columbia has just passed the Zero-Emission Vehicles Act (ZEVA) into law, and it could transform the Canadian province’s roads in the coming years. Under the new rules, 10 percent of all light-duty cars and trucks sold in BC by 2025 must be emission-free (electric, plug-in hybrid electric or hydrogen fuel cell) vehicles. By the time 2040 rolls around, the province will …

India Offers $360 Million Subsidy For 5,000 Electric Buses and sets deadlines starting in 2021 for EV conversion of Uber and Ola, motor cycles and scooters, and new commercial vehicles

June 8th, 2019 by Smiti on Clean Technica The Indian government plans to incentivize cities to include electric buses to their public transport fleet through financial subsidies. The Ministry of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises has issued an Expression of Interest (EoI) document to invite proposals from states, government departments, transportation departments, and municipal bodies for procurement of electric buses across 40 cities. The subsidy …

Lyft Offers Portland Drivers Free EV Charging

June 2nd, 2019 by Steve Hanley  Until Lyft and Uber can replace all of their drivers with robotaxis, both are encouraging their employees independent contractors to drive plug-in hybrid or battery electric cars. According to Mashable, starting in July, Lyft drivers in Portland, Oregon, will be able to recharge their plug-in hybrid (PHEV) or fully electric (BEV) cars for free. There are currently five EV charging …

IEA Predicts 250 Million EVs On The Road By 2030

May 30th, 2019 by Steve Hanley, Clean Technica  What a difference a year makes. Last year, the International Energy Agency annual report predicted there would be 125 million EVs on the road worldwide by 2030. Its new 2019 report is out and it has doubled that prediction to 250 million electric vehicles by 2030, assuming the 25 nations that are part of the Clean …

E-buses are quieter and cleaner than traditional alternatives, require 60% less maintenance, save money, and cut air pollution. Diesel buses were causing 20 percent of the pollution in Shenzhen with .5 percent of vehicles.

Electric bus adoption has lots of roadblocks: New reports offer solutions: New research from the World Resources Institute offers roadmap for electrifying mass transit By Patrick Sisson  May 21, 2019, SHARE An electric bus in Krakow, Poland pausing at a charging station. Shutterstock Transportation is one of the largest sources of carbon emissions, and amid the barrage of big-picture initiatives and bold pledges, one of …