Washington bill would require EVs for new state fleet vehicles, with local fleets to follow

Editorial: State should recommit to electric vehicle fleets HB 1832 would require electric vehicles for state government fleets’ passenger and light-duty vehicles, beginning with model year 2023; and 2026 for heavy-duty vehicles. Local governments would have to make the switch by 2025 for passenger and light-duty and 2027 for heavy-duty. Until then, the Department of Enterprise Services would be tasked with …

EV sales in the US doubled last year. Norway banning sales of combustion vehicles by 2025, Norway wants to ban sales of new gas and diesel cars by 2025. India, Ireland, Israel, Denmark, and the Netherlands are aiming for 2030

As car companies ramp up production, many governments are also pushing to phase out conventional cars. Norway wants to ban sales of new gas and diesel cars by 2025. India, Ireland, Israel, and the Netherlands are aiming for 2030. Denmark is proposing a similar ban by 2030, and a ban of hybrid sales by 2035. Both France and the U.K. want …

How to implement a successful EV charging network, financially and technically

How Cities Can Support Successful EV Charging Networks, February 16th, 2019 by Cynthia Shahan, Clean Technica As part of CleanTechnica’s Cleantech Revolution Tour in Warsaw, Poland, Zachary Shahan began a panel discussion about the hurdles, potential, and best practices of EV charging infrastructure. His group of panelists constituted truly early adopters and early entrepreneurs in the transition, mostly EV charging leaders who were able to …

Climate Mobilization Emergency Resolutions passed by local governments and 10 year decarbonization plans

Hoboken, NJ and Montgomery County, MD have led the way by passing resolutions brought by TCM organizers unanimously.  You can download the full resolution texts. Download their resolutions below, and use them as a jumping off point for drafting your own. HOBOKEN, NJ RESOLUTION MONTGOMERY COUNTY, MD RESOLUTION BERKELEY, CA RESOLUTION   RICHMOND, CA RESOLUTION HOBOKEN, NJ RESOLUTION OAKLAND, CA …

“Treat these automaker promises to roll out electric vehicles kind of like New Year’s resolutions”

From Clean Technica, Jan 2019 According to Inverse, the Detroit Auto Show “captured, in a nutshell, the double-speak that’s become incredibly common in the auto industry which desperately wants to innovate while still doing the things it does best.” Unfortunately, “The show captured an industry in slow, lumbering motion, limited to concept visions of the future even as it delivered the swan song …

The Next American Car Recession Has Already Started: The collapse of the sedan market has left Detroit automakers with too many plants

By Keith Naughton, David Welch, and Gabrielle Coppola January 13, 2019 These should be boom times for Detroit. Unemployment is at a half-century low, gasoline is cheap and auto sales in the U.S. were near record levels last year. Yet American automakers are  closing factories, cutting shifts and laying off  thousands of workers. The industry is behaving like a recession has arrived. In one segment of the market, it has. Detroit is in …

Researcher estimates each EV confers economic benefits worth between $2,000 and $2,500 during its useful life

Utility-Funded EV Charging Networks Benefit All Rate Payers by Steve Hanley,on Clean Technica, February 1st, 2019 Excerpt… Recent studies in 5 Northeastern states and in California have looked at the impact of EVs, and each car provides hundreds of dollars a year in benefits for several groups of people. EV owners save fuel and maintenance costs. Utility customers benefit from lower fixed costs. And everyone …

Now over 20% of drivers wants an EV for their next vehicle

Last May, a survey by AAA found that 20% of respondents said their next vehicle would be an EV, up from 15% in 2017, when AAA first posed the question. Originally published on EVANNEX. Feb 1, 2019 By Charles Morris Could 2018 go down in history as the beginning of the end for fossil-powered vehicles? Several auto industry analysts quoted in a recent Financial …

Tesla Model 3 was 80% Of US EV Sales. Tesla has #1 Spot In Luxury Vehicle Market

Tesla Owns 80% Of US EV Sales, #1 Spot In Luxury Vehicle Market January 31st, 2019 | by Matt Pressman on EVANNEX. With back-to-back profitable quarters under its belt, Tesla is kicking off 2019 with an emphasis on financial discipline. As Engadget reports, “Tesla’s 2018 fourth-quarter results showed the company still made a profit ($139.5 million), but it was smaller than that of the third …

EV rentals expanding at airports, transforming the process

No standing in line at a rental desk, no key, no paperwork, no confusing insurance options, no fuel options, automated car inspection, a transparent one per day price, the best pickup locations combined with a premium electric car. EV Rentals Made Easy: Drive A Tesla Model S, Jaguar iPace, Or Nissan Leaf On Your Next TripFebruary 1st, 2019 by The Beam Renting …