Changing to mostly EVs by 2030 would allow a much greater amount of economic activity using less energy than we do today

By Jennifer Sensiba, Clean Technica, February 3, 2021 A recent article at Bloomberg gives readers a really cool set of infographics showing how much energy EVs could save the US economy. They answer the question of “where would all that electricity come from” and make some really good points. A recent article by Liam Denning and Elaine He at Bloomberg gives readers …

EVs are already greener than cars running on gasoline even with our current electricity grid. Electrifying U.S. vehicles wipes out the equivalent of our entire current power demand.

Bloomberg, Feb 1, 2021 https://www.bloomberg.com/graphics/2021-opinion-renewables-will-power-future-of-us-energy/ EVs are already greener than cars running on gasoline even with our current electricity grid. Electrifying U.S. vehicles wipes out the equivalent of our entire current power demand. The U.S. consumes a lot of energy; last year, about 100 quadrillion BTUs (equivalent to 17 billion barrels of oil; which, we’ll admit, is only marginally less abstract). But …

Two dozen sponsor WA state bill requiring all new cars be electric by 2030. McKinsey: Electric vehicles on pace to become the most economic choice in next 5 years in many parts of the world

Washington state may soon push to end the sale of diesel-fueled cars by the year 2030 after a bill was introduced in the state legislature that would require all cars sold be electric. “Without the certainty of a close, attainable date, we are likely to approach the transition off gasoline in an unnecessarily slow and haphazard manner, and cause vast amounts of …

U.S. regulates vehicle greenhouse gas emissions on the basis of an automaker’s average fuel efficiency across its entire catalog

The U.S. regulates its greenhouse gas emissions on the basis of an automaker’s average fuel efficiency across its entire catalog, rather than setting hard caps on the allowable emissions for individual automobile models. In practice, that means that every electric vehicle that GM introduces will give it a little more room to release a high-polluting vehicle that could erase the …

Amazon plans 10,000 EV delivery vehicles by 2022, starting in 16 cities in 2021

12 10,000 vehicles by 2022 By Andrew J. Hawkins@andyjayhawk  Feb 3, 2021 Amazon’s new electric delivery vans will hit the road in more than a dozen cities starting this year, the company announced Wednesday. The vans, which are being designed and built by buzzy EV startup Rivian, are already making deliveries to customers in Los Angeles. Amazon plans to expand its testing …

In a Major Move Away From Fossil Fuels, General Motors Aims to Stop Selling Gasoline Cars and SUVs by 2035

General Motors (GM) has announced that it plans to end production of all diesel and gasoline powered cars, light trucks and SUVs by 2035, reports the Independent. The paper continues: “The company also aims to shift its entire fleet to electric vehicles by that date, as part of a plan to be carbon neutral by 2040. To achieve that goal, GM is aiming to use 100% renewable …

A regulatory roadmap for Vehicle Grid Integration

SEPA, Dec 2020 As EV deployment expands, Vehicle Grid Integration will be essential toproviding benefits for all customers while avoiding unintended consequences. While EV penetration is currently low in much of the country, we know that the day is coming (and in areas of high penetration, may have already arrived) when a more sophisticated approach such as VGI will be …

Pursuing greener and more efficient airplane designs

By Ben Morris & Theo Leggett BBC https://www.bbc.com/news/business-51751984 (also see article below – ridehailing reduces airport parking by 7%) At an undisclosed location Airbus has spent months testing a radical looking plane. At 10ft (3m) wide, it is only small, but it could be the start of something very big in the aerospace industry. It looks like a flying wedge …