California aims for clean mobility

Clean Technica January 20th, 2018 by Nicolas Zart   Love the state or hate it, California is a green electric mobility bastion of projects, programs, and innovations. And the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) just approved no less than 15 utility pilot programs to accelerate the widespread electrification of mobility. California Continues On Its Electric Mobility Roadmap We pay a lot of taxes in California. But some …

Is Gamification The Solution To Electric Vehicle Load Management?

By Lindsey Hall with FleetCarma, posted January 8, 2018 In Electric Utilities, EV Charging, SmartCharge Rewards Take a look at anyone’s smartphone and you’ll be sure to find at least one app-based game. We are all compelled by the mechanics of games – scoring points, collecting rewards, competing against our friends, or even complete strangers… Gamification takes these principals and applies them in the real world, in order to …

We haven’t begun to market EVs. UC-Davis suggests how

By Ken Kurani and Scott Hardman from UC-Davis, Jan 2018 Photo courtesy of Sustainability @ the OCC (Oregon Convention Center) In 2017, several automakers and policymakers announced commitments to a transition to electric vehicles: Toyota set a goal to sell more than 1 million electric vehicles by 2030; Volvo aims to beat Toyota by doing the same by 2025; VW’s goal is 25% of …

What Does the ‘Electrification of Everything’ Look Like in America? NREL Plans to Find Out

Over the next two years, NREL and its research partners will study electrification in buildings, transportation and industry. JUSTIN GERDES JANUARY 17, 2018 What will it take to electrify everything across the U.S. economy? Widespread electrification is not only coming, it is likely necessary to decarbonize the global economy. “Mounting research suggests that aggressive electrification of energy end uses — such …

California bill seeks to ban sale of all fossil-fuelled vehicles by 2040

Proposal intended to tackle harmful emissions that cause climate change would mean only battery-electric or hybrid fuel cell cars available at dealerships Ryan Beene  The Independent UK If the measure becomes law, by 1 January 2040, all new passenger vehicles sold in California would have to be so-called zero emission vehicles California would ban the sale of new cars and trucks …

Norway on track for EV only sales by 2025

More than half of Norway’s new car sales now electric or hybrid, figures show; Generous tax breaks and incentives like free city tolls and parking put country en route to meet electric-only vehicle market by 2025 Agence France-Presse Wed 3 Jan ‘18   Zero-emission cars accounted for more than 50% of new-car sales in 2017, up from 40% the year before. …

100% electric buses, 100% EV taxis are next — Chinese City’s Record-Smashing 16,359 Electric Bus Fleet

January 3rd, 2018 by Tim Dixon on Clean Technica  Electric buses are a fun topic. They offer smoother, quieter, cleaner transport that leaves passengers, drivers, and everyone nearby feeling better. We get excited about electric bus orders that for 4 buses, and we get really excited about orders for a couple of dozen electric buses. Hundreds? Come on, don’t be crazy! But enter …

New year: decarbonizing transportation is a top priority

Vehicles are now America’s biggest CO2 source but EPA is tearing up regulations Transport overtook power generation for climate-warming emissions in 2017 but the Trump administration is reversing curbs on auto industry pollution  Early evening congestion on a Los Angeles freeway. Vehicle emissions are now the biggest source of greenhouse gases in the US. Photograph: Dan Chung for the Guardian …

Timeline For Electric Vehicle Revolution (via Lower Battery Prices, Supercharging, Lower Battery Prices)

December 25th, 2017 by Dr. Maximilian Holland on Clean Technica.  Originally published on EV Obsession. Everyone knows that electric vehicles (EVs) are going to replace internal combustion engine vehicles (ICEVs) in the long run. Many of us are excited about this key transition away from fossil fuels and hope that it comes sooner rather than later, yet are not sure exactly when the big …

Tom Price on Tony Seba: The Last Auto Mechanic: America’s transportation economy and landscape is about to be utterly transformed into a world beyond driving. Or drivers. Or even car mechanics. 

Let’s get right to the punch line: a very strong case can be made, and will be below, that within 15 years virtually all vehicular traffic in the US will be by autonomous electric vehicles (A-EVs). And that in turn will fundamentally change how our society works, largely for the better — if we don’t blow the transition, that is. Because that statement has …