Norway’s plan for a fleet of electric planes

Avinor, the public operator of Norwegian airports, “aims to be the first in the world” to make the switch to electric air transport, chief executive Dag Falk-Petersen said. “We think that all flights lasting up to 1.5 hours can be flown by aircraft that are entirely electric,” he said, noting that would cover all domestic flights and those to neighbouring …

Getting to 100% in Cities

by John Farrell, ILSR, 2018. Updated presentation. Resolutions Go for 100%: Over 70 U.S. cities have set goals to get all of their electricity from renewable sources within 15-20 years, offering lower costs and more local energy production. Listen to podcasts with the pioneers––http://bit.ly/VoicesOf100 Commit to developing local renewable energy: In Taos, N.M., and Minneapolis, Minn., city officials have set …

What has Germany’s Climate Package got in store for electric transport?

Politicians still can’t bring themselves to initiate a phase-out of combustion vehicles. The plan expands charging but neglects to name keywords such as accelerated grid connection, legal certainty in calculating levies and controllability/charge management for grid-compatible charging. The government is to instate a “National Control Centre” for electromobility. “Federal states and municipalities can set emission requirements for buses, taxis and …

Vehicle-to-Grid Technology Puts Businesses in Driver’s Seat of EV Revolution

V2G technologies and their income streams mean businesses more than consumers could drive EV adoption. JOHN PARNELL SEPTEMBER 19, 2019, GTM V2G could mean big money for EV fleet operators. (Shutterstock) 1 Vehicle-to-grid technologies and the income streams they will generate mean businesses — rather than consumers — could become the key driver of EV adoption, according to one U.K. …

If this car is driven four days a week for a maximum of 31 miles a day, there’s no need to plug into an outlet (or ever gas up)

Toyota is trying to build a vehicle powered by the sun. “The solar car’s advantage is that — while it can’t drive for a long range — it’s really independent of charging facilities,” said Koji Makino, a project manager at Toyota. Put together the best solar panels money can buy, super-efficient batteries and decades of car-making know-how and, theoretically, a …

An Increasingly Urbanized Latin America Turns to Electric Buses

From Colombia to Argentina, major cities in Latin America are starting to adopt electric bus fleets. In a region with the highest use of buses per person globally, officials believe the transition will help meet climate targets, cut fuel costs, and improve air quality. BY MARIA GALLUCCI • SEPTEMBER 9, 2019 In Medellín, Colombia, passengers cram aboard a battery-powered bus during the morning commute. Inside, the …

Detroit News: The average cost of a new car is now $37,285, similar to the cost of an electric vehicle

Affordable electric vehicles on the horizon for all Americans Charles Griffith Aug. 19, 2019, Detroit News On the automotive industry’s fast highway of evolution and innovation, all signs are pointing to the affordability of electric vehicles for all Americans. As the cost of battery manufacturing goes down and more electric vehicles enter the market, we can expect new electric vehicles …

Why Building Owners Should Care About Increasing EV Adoption

Also: Seattle City Light: Transportation Electrification Strategy Report 2019  |  By Lynn Daniels and Brendan O’Donnell DOWNLOAD Shares Rocky Mountain Institute worked with Seattle City Light to develop the first comprehensive transportation electrification strategy for a municipal utility, looking across all market segments—personally owned vehicles, trucks, buses, and shared mobility. The market and policy landscape for transportation electrification is changing rapidly. Private developers …

Ford Survey Finds Most People Have No Idea What An Electric Car Is Or What It Can Do

September 6th, 2019 by Steve Hanley  Ford insists it will introduce its Mustang-inspired electric SUV next year, which suggests it could be revealed as early as the LA auto show this December or the Detroit auto show next January. While the research and development is going on, the company decided it needed to get a handle on the attitudes about electric cars …