Would you give up your car and switch to an e-bike for $4,000?

30 August 2022 https://traveltomorrow.com/france-is-paying-car-drivers-e4000-to-switch-to-electric-bikes/ France is paying car drivers €4,000 to trade in their cars and switch to electric bikes to cut down on carbon emissions. In an effort to cut down pollution and compensate for high energy prices, France is granting up to €4,000 for people  who trade in their car for a bike. French citizens and organizations can …

NCDOT tests tech for free universal charging at light poles

Intentional planning and streamlined review processes should help wider implementation statewide of a system that provides free EV charging for the public, takes advantage of existing infrastructure and increases accessibility editor@aashto.org March 11, 2022 Governor Roy Cooper (D) (seen above exiting vehicle) recently toured PoleVolt – a new electric vehicle charging station in Charlotte created by a partnership between the City …

Electric Planes Are Coming Sooner Than You Think

By Elissa Garay AFAR, Mar 3, 2022 Electric Planes Are Coming Sooner Than You Think Electric aviation is no flight of fancy: Leading airlines like United and EasyJet are onboard as early adopters, with the first U.S. commercial routes slated for 2026. Photo by Nicolas J Leclercq/Unsplash What will electric aviation look like? Think smaller planes, shorter flights, and lightweight …

Electric aircraft calculations

By Paul Callister and Robert McLachlan, Clean Technica, Oct 2021, https://cleantechnica.com/2021/10/22/electric-aircraft-coming-soon-to-save-us-or-all-hype-greenwash/ It’s not easy keeping up with the rapidly changing world of electric aircraft. It can look like a blizzard of breathless media coverage, corporate press releases, animations, venture capital deals, and public offerings. But as the launch dates creep closer, companies have been releasing more details, which makes it possible …

Riding a Bike Has One-Tenth the Impact of an Electric Car: A full life-cycle analysis shows that EVs still have a significant carbon footprint

By Lloyd Alter, March 31, 2021, Fact checked by Haley Mast A recent study with the unexciting title The Climate Change Mitigation Effects of Daily Active Travel in Cities comes to the unsurprising conclusion that “cyclists had 84% lower CO2 emissions from all daily travel than non-cyclists.”1 The lead researcher, Christian Brand, jazzed it up a bit in his summary in The Conversation, …

Electric Yellow Schoolbus Will Try To Make Vehicle To Grid Power Work

Brad Templeton, Forbes, 2021 The renewable power grid of the future needs energy storage and lots of it. Many have been attracted to an idea called “Vehicle to Grid” (V2G) as a possible solution. The idea is that the giant fleets of electric cars that are coming have tons of spare battery capacity. With the right gear, if they are …

VGI top 10 gaps – Aug 2021

The 10 gaps are: Submetering and separate EV service metering issues and constraints relevant to integration of VGI resources with other behind-the-meter DER resources like solar and energy management systems. Demand response programs suited for VGI participation and directly addressing the existing barriers to VGI participation in DR programs. Support for bidirectional (V2G and V2B) applications broadly that can create …

Biden’s Climate Pledge and EV plan: Details, drama and doubts

By David Iaconangelo | 08/06/2021 E&E News President Biden delivering remarks at the White House yesterday on the administration’s efforts to boost electric cars and trucks. Win McNamee/Getty Images President Biden presented his vision yesterday for putting electric vehicles at the heart of the U.S. car industry, but some policy experts said that the target would do little to transform the industry (hybrid …

Nature: A wasted decade of climate inaction shows us that incremental shifts that might have been sufficient at one time are no longer enough. A rapid shift with 4x the work or a third the time is necessary now. Some have stopped fossil fuel production and exploration, but not US

04 March 2020, Nature. Emissions: world has four times the work or one-third of the time: New synthesis shows what a wasted decade means for the climate pact made in Paris. Nature 579, 25-28 (2020) doi: https://doi.org/10.1038/d41586-020-00571-x, https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-020-00571-x The past decade of political failure on climate change has cost us all dearly. It has shrunk the time left for action by two-thirds. …

EV sales have increased by roughly 41 percent annually since 2015 but exponential growth will rely on policy boost

Cecilia Keating 26 May 2021 • Business Green. Also see: Give carmakers EV sales targets to accelerate uptake, government urged But exponential growth of EVs will rely on a policy boost, report claims Current rates of deployment of electric vehicles (EVs) are consistent with ‘S curve’ shaped adoption dynamics that suggest the automotive sector could ultimately reach benchmarks consistent with …