Switching to electric cars is key to fixing America’s ‘critically insufficient’ climate policies

Dana Nuccitelli Mon 22 Jan 2018  read full GuardianUK article here Nearly 60% of US carbon pollution comes from power and transportation, and power is already decarbonizing fast To fulfill its responsibility for helping the world stay below the 2°C temperature guardrail, the transportation sector is America’s next clear big target All major automakers recognize that the shift from fossil-fueled cars to …

50% of Norwegians plan for next car purchase to be electric. Norway plans for 100% by 2025.

February 12th, 2018 by Jesper Berggreen, Clean Technica  On behalf of the organization for the Danish energy industry, Dansk Energi, Søren Jakobsen from the alliance of Danish EV promotion Dansk Elbil Alliance reports from the Nordic EV Summit in Oslo, Norway. A new London taxi at the Nordic EV Summit in Oslo in Norwegian colors. Photo: Søren Jakobsen Norway is the world’s electricity laboratory . …

India Mulls Slew Of Incentives In Electric Vehicles Policy

January 22nd, 2018 by Saurabh Mahapatra  on Clean Technica  India is likely to announce a dedicated policy for electric vehicles, which would include a number of incentives for buyers of these vehicles. According to media reports, NITI Aayog has been assigned the task to come up with a policy to encourage adoption of electric vehicles on a mass scale. Some of the incentives …

Star Wars looking driverless electric pod trucks to be on Swedish roads later this year

February 5th, 2018 by Rogier van Rooij on Clean Technica  Swedish tech startup Einride does not have the fame Tesla has, nor the experience in car manufacturing of established automobile brands like Volvo. Yet, if the company succeeds in carrying out its ambitions, it is going to have a driverless truck in operation way before any of the established carmakers do. No less importantly, it …

Little EV power from coal. 28–42% of electric car drivers in the US and Europe have home solar power, and most of the rest of the electricity to run EVs is from natural gas

Electric Cars Mostly Run On Electricity From Renewable Energy Or Natural Gas February 6th, 2018 by Jake Richardson on Clean Technica This article is part of our “CleanTechnica Answer Box” collection. In this collection of articles, we respond to dozens of common anti-cleantech myths. Myth: electric vehicles mostly run on electricity generated from coal. Short answer: Actually, electric cars in the United States mostly run on …

Why your next car should be electric

From ILSR’s newest report on electric vehicles, here are six reasons your next car should be electric: 1. Fun: Electric vehicle motors provide more torque and instant acceleration at any speed than internal combustion engines. 2. Save Money: Over 10 years, owning an electric car will save you $10,000 in lower fuel costs and avoided maintenance, and that even includes the cost …

Electric vehicles can be a grid asset, but only with planning

Excerpt from Smart Cities Dive, Jan 2018 Matteo Muratori, a transportation and energy systems engineer at NREL, concludes in a new paper titled “Impact of Uncoordinated Plug-in Electric Vehicle Charging on Residential Power Demand,” that just a few vehicles in the same geographic areas could put stress on residential distribution transformers. And for a number of socio-economic reasons, electric vehicle adoption includes …

Tesla EV truck/semi-charging will be a collaborative venture

Tesla is collaborating with Anheuser-Busch, PepsiCo and United Parcel Service Inc to build on-site charging terminals at their facilities as part of the automaker’s efforts to roll out the vehicle next year. Details of the partnerships, which have not been disclosed previously, are still being hammered out, but include design and engineering from Tesla, the companies said. They declined to …