Clean Transportation

» US Postal Service to purchase 66,000 electric delivery vehicles in major shift
By Umar Shakir, The Verge
December 20, 2022

» Billions in Amtrak Funding Could Modernize Aging Rail System
The $1 trillion infrastructure bill that President Biden signed into law includes money that Amtrak hopes can fix crumbling bridges and tunnels along the Northeast Corridor.
By Madeleine Ngo, New York Times
December 20, 2021

» E.P.A. Tightens Rules on Pollution From Vans, Buses and Trucks
For the first time in decades, the agency has restricted nitrogen dioxide emissions from heavy vehicles.
By Lisa Friedman, New York Times
December 20, 2022

» Demand soars for EV charging at multifamily properties
Infrastructure options and cost incentives have become more complex as the electric vehicle revolution gears up.
By Robyn Griggs Lawrence, Utility Dive
December 15, 2022

» Solid state battery breakthrough could slash EV costs and recharging time
By Sophie Vorrath, The Driven
December 13, 2022

» Sodium Instead Of Lithium: The Biggest Risk To All Lithium Stocks
By Manuel Paul Dipold, Seeking Alpha
December 11, 2022

» Rolls-Royce and easyJet partnered up to test whether hydrogen-powered planes can one day clean up aviation’s pollution.
By Justine Calma, The Verge
November 29, 2022

» Schools scramble to prepare for $1B in federal money for electric buses
From small rural districts to statewide fleets, schools are figuring out how to put to use the biggest electric school bus investment in U.S. history.
By Jeff St. John, Canary Media
November 28, 2022

» Powering up highway charging stations
Typical plaza could use as much electricity as Gillette Stadium
By Bruce Mohl, CommonWealth Magazine
November 15, 2022

» Startups draw on data-driven insights to slash the costs of EV ownership
Tenet and Treehouse are crunching the numbers to offer EV buyers cheaper financing and home charging equipment.
By Jeff St. John, Canary Media
November 14, 2022

» US unveils $1 billion effort to electrify school buses
Electric buses are coming to nearly 400 school districts.
By Brett Marsh, Grist
October 31, 2022

» This startup offers affordable EV leases to people with long commutes
Zevvy has raised seed funding to scale its electric-vehicle leasing, which is aimed at saving money and slashing emissions for the people who drive the most.
By Julian Spector, Canary Media
October 25, 2022

» A solar-powered electric car comes to Boston
A German company is showing off a prototype of its $25,000 vehicle, which is outfitted with solar panels.
By Hiawatha Bray, Boston Globe
October 17, 2022

» What Is an Aluminum-Air Battery?
An EV battery that runs on air? Sign us up, please.
By Charles Earley, MUO
October 13, 2022

» Launches: SpinLaunch plans a slingshot to space!
By Dave Adalian, EarthSky
October 9, 2022

» The American EV boom is about to begin. Does the US have the power to charge it?
States have plans to ban gas-powered cars and the White House wants chargers along highways, but implementation is a challenge
By John Surico, The Guardian
October 3, 2022

» Black-owned companies seek to close electric transportation gaps in Chicago
A pair of hyperlocal ride-hailing startups in Chicago are positioning themselves to better serve predominantly Black neighborhoods that are underserved by traditional ride-hailing services and public transit.
By Audrey Henderson, Energy News Network
September 30, 2022

» For China’s Auto Market, Electric Isn’t the Future. It’s the Present.
More electric cars will be sold in the country this year than in the rest of the world combined, as its domestic market accelerates ahead of the global competition.
By Daisuke Wakabayashi and Claire Fu, New York Times
September 26, 2022

» US Senate passes bill to maximize EV battery recycling for federal fleet vehicles
Sponsors of the bipartisan bill say the federal government needs a plan to bolster recycling and reuse of EV batteries, to lessen U.S. dependence on international markets for battery components.
By Megan Quinn, Utility Dive
September 16, 2022

» Harvard engineers develop solid-state battery with performance, reliability improvements
By Joey Klender, Teslarati
September 12, 2022

» A better way to do smart EV charging: Talk to the car
Telematics can give utilities and companies like WeaveGrid and more ways to tap EVs to help the power grid — and make sure EV owners stay in the driver’s seat.
By Jeff St. John, Canary Media
September 6, 2022

» Massachusetts likely to ban new gas-powered cars, thanks to California
By Hiawatha Bray, Boston Globe
August 26, 2022

» As France Swelters, Private Jets Come Under Attack
Politicians are proposing regulating or banning flights by such planes after a summer of extreme heat and soaring energy prices prompted growing calls to tackle the causes of climate change.
By Constant Méheut, New York Times
August 25, 2022

» California to approve plan to ban sales of gasoline-powered cars by 2035
The vote, hailed as a victory that could guide other states, comes two years after an executive order for zero-emission vehicles
By Dani Anguiano, The Guardian
August 25, 2022

» Lucky drivers will get discount on Ford EV pickup for helping the grid
Some customers leasing Ford F-150 Lightning electric trucks will score lower monthly payments in exchange for sharing power with the grid at peak times, under a deal between Ford and Duke Energy.
By Julian Spector, Canary Media
August 24, 2022

» California to Ban the Sale of New Gasoline Cars
The decision, to take effect by 2035, will very likely speed a wider transition to electric vehicles because many other states follow California’s standards.
By Coral Davenport, Lisa Friedman and Brad Plumer, New York Times
August 24, 2022

» So you’re in the market for an electric vehicle? Here’s how the new federal and Mass. laws will help
By Miriam Wasser, WBUR
August 18, 2022

» Bank Australia to steer customers towards electric vehicles with halt to loans for fossil fuel cars in 2025
Announcement at national electric vehicle summit comes as climate change minister seeks input on national EV strategy
By Adam Morton, The Guardian
August 18, 2022

» A Frustrating Hassle Holding Electric Cars Back: Broken Chargers
Owners of battery-powered cars sometimes struggle to refuel on longer trips because public chargers don’t work or malfunction while cars are plugged in.
By Niraj Chokshi, New York Times
August 16, 2022

» Climate bill could help electrify more USPS mail trucks
The Inflation Reduction Act includes $3 billion to convert the nation’s aging mail truck fleet to cleaner electric vehicles.
By Maria Gallucci, Canary Media
August 10, 2022

» California becomes first state to roll out submetering technology to spur EV adoption
By Kavya Balaraman, Utility Dive
August 8, 2022

» EV battery plants in US anticipate boost from $2.5B federal loan
A DOE loan to Ultium Cells, a joint venture of GM and LG Energy Solutions, is aimed at upping domestic production of EV batteries, a sector now dominated by China.
By Jeff St. John, Canary Media
July 26, 2022

» Electric cars sales in the US ‘could prevent one-tenth of global cropland expansion’
A faster shift to electric vehicles (EVs) in the US would avoid around 10% of the global cropland expansion expected over the next 30 years, according to a new study.
By Josh Gabbatiss, Carbon Brief
July 18, 2022

» A New Project in Rural Oregon Is Letting Farmers Test Drive Electric Tractors in the Name of Science
With tractors being used in vineyards, berry fields and hobby farms, the EV industry hopes to prove out the promise of electrifying the $38 billion US agricultural vehicle industry.
By Grant Stringer, Inside Climate News
July 13, 2022

» For more drivers to go electric, EV chargers must level up
By Hiawatha Bray, Boston Globe
July 12, 2022

» Battery prices to rise for first time since 2010, slowing EV adoption: BNEF
By Robert Walton, Utility Dive
July 11, 2022

» Solid-State Battery Race Just Got Hotter With New VinFast-ProLogium Mashup
With gas prices up, EVs are looking better than ever, and new solid-state battery tech will make them look even better than ever, ever.
By Tina Casey, Clean Technica
July 10, 2022   

» ‘Insane’ lithium price bump threatens EV fix for climate change
The price of the metal used in batteries for electric cars has risen six-fold since the start of the year.
By Ian Neubauer, Al Jazeera
July 7, 2022

» National Grid offers incentives for off-peak electric vehicle charging. Are they enough?
The pilot program could cut the cost of summer charging by more than 17%; advocates say that the discount should be greater.
By Sarah Shemkus, Energy News Network
July 6, 2022

» E-bike Sales and Sharing are Booming. But Can They Help Take Cars off the Road?
E-bikes, already taking off during the pandemic, are getting a big boost from states that hope they will reduce driving, energy consumption and emissions.
By James Pothen, Inside Climate News
June 23, 2022

» ‘A solid floor’: How new rules could remake EV charging
By David Ferris, E&E News
June 13, 2022

» Senators blast Baker administration over broken EV chargers on Mass. Pike
By Aaron Pressman, Boston Globe
June 7, 2022

» Why is eco-conscious California spending millions to support natural gas?
By Miranda Green, The Guardian
June 7, 2022

» Solid-state batteries for EVs move a step closer to production
Solid Power wants to give cells to BMW and Ford for testing later this year.
By Jonathan M. Gitlin, Ars Technica
June 6, 2022

» Inside the race for a car battery that charges fast — and won’t catch fire
Amid rising gas prices and climate change, car giants are in a fierce contest to perfect the solid-state battery, long viewed as a ‘holy grail’ for electric vehicles
By Pranshu Verma, Washington Post
May 18, 2022

» Do Airline Climate Offsets Really Work? Here’s the Good News, and the Bad.
Carbon credits could eventually play an important role in fighting climate change, but right now a few dollars’ worth won’t change much.
By Maggie Astor, New York Times
May 18, 2022

» It’s official: France bans short haul domestic flights in favour of train travel
By Lottie Limb, Euronews
May 5, 2022

» Biden Announces $3 Billion in Grants for Domestic Electric Vehicle Battery Production
By Cristen Hemingway Jaynes, EcoWatch
May 3, 2022

» Climate activists sue USPS to block purchase of gas-guzzling trucks
By Jacob Bogage, The Washington Post, in The Boston Globe
April 28, 2022

» Department of Energy looks to integrate Vehicle-to-Everything bi-directional charging into US infrastructure
The US DOE released a Memorandum of Understanding that aims to bring together parties to advance bi-directional charging with cybersecurity as a core component.
By Anne Fischer, PV Magazine
April 21, 2022

» Solar-powered car that can ‘drive for months without charging’ to hit roads this summer
By April Carson, 4Binnden Knowledge
April 15, 2022

» Truck makers face a tech dilemma: batteries or hydrogen?
By Jack Ewing New York Times, in Boston Globe
April 11, 2022

» Massachusetts needs at least 750,000 electric vehicles on the road by 2030. We are nowhere close.
By Sabrina Shankman and Taylor Dolven, Boston Globe
April 9, 2022

» Senate plan puts too much emphasis on electric vehicles
State needs to also focus on getting people out of cars, electrifying rail system
By James Aloisi, CommonWealth Magazine | Opinion
April 8, 2022

» Major automakers back tough U.S. vehicle emissions rules in court battle
By David Shepardson, Reuters
March 30, 2022

» Top lawmaker vows movement on e-bike bill long sought by advocates
By Taylor Dolven, Boston Globe
March 30, 2022

» How changing our transit system could cut dependence on Russian oil
By Dharna Noor, Boston Globe
March 30, 2022

» Russia’s War in Ukraine Reveals a Risk for the EV Future: Price Shocks in Precious Metals
After the nickel market goes haywire, the United States and its allies launch a critical minerals energy security plan, with stockpiling an option.
By Marianne Lavelle, Inside Climate News
March 28, 2022

» Sodium-ion batteries go mainstream
Sodium-ion batteries are emerging as a viable alternative to lithium-ion technology. Industrial heavyweights CATL and Reliance Industries, following the acquisition of UK-based sodium-ion specialist Faradion, are bent on bringing the technology out of the lab and into mass production. Against a backdrop of soaring prices and predicted shortfalls of lithium-ion battery materials, sodium-ion chemistry has never been more tantalizing.
Marija Maisch, PV Magazine
March 26, 2022

» Watchdog Finds Postal Service Could Serve 99% of Routes With Electric Fleet
The report comes as Democrats in Congress are challenging Postmaster General Louis DeJoy’s plan to buy new gas-powered delivery trucks despite the global need to transition off of fossil fuels.
By Jessica Corbett, Common Dreams
March 22, 2022

» Berkshire Planning Commission Preparing for Electric Vehicle Movement
By Brittany Polito, iBerkshires
March 20, 2022

» Decades of Lobbying Weakened Americans’ Gas Mileage and Turbocharged Pain at the Pump
The oil and automotive industries, as well as the Koch network, undercut efforts to make today’s fleet of vehicles more efficient and less reliant on fossil fuels.
By Sharon Kelly, DeSmog Blog
March 18, 2022

» Here’s a Cool New EV, but You Can’t Have It
The new Volkswagen microbus is the latest electric vehicle set to debut in Europe, but U.S. consumers must wait. Why is that?
By Dan Gearino, Inside Climate News
March 17, 2022

» High gas prices have a lot more people searching for electric vehicles
But not everyone can afford to buy a new (or used) EV.
By Chad Small, Grist
March 15, 2022

» Senate seeks fixed date for bus electrification
Poftak said more money needed to transition more quickly
By Chris Lisinski, Statehouse News Service, in CommonWealth Magazine
March 14, 2022

» Washington legislators again mandate 100% electric new car sales by 2030
By Kavya Balaraman, Utility Dive
March 14, 2022

» Biden Restores California’s Power to Set Stringent Tailpipe Rules
The state is expected to write strict auto pollution standards designed to significantly speed the transition to electric vehicles and influence new federal rules.
By Coral Davenport, New York Times
March 9, 2022

» Fortescue teams up with aero giant Airbus to accelerate green hydrogen planes
By Michael Mazengarb, Renew Economy
March 8, 2022

» The Challenges of an Electric-Vehicle Revolution
The United States Postal Service could lead by example with its new fleet of delivery trucks. What’s standing in the way?
By Ronald Brownstein, The Atlantic
February 18, 2022

» Corn-Based Ethanol May Be Worse For the Climate Than Gasoline, a New Study Finds
Long touted as a renewable fuel emitting 20 percent fewer greenhouse gasses than gasoline, ethanols’ emissions may be 24 percent higher. If verified, one expert said the finding shows ethanol failed spectacularly.
By Georgina Gustin, Inside Climate News
February 16, 2022

» California Returns as Climate Leader, With Help From the White House
The Biden administration is restoring the state’s power to set its own limits on tailpipe pollution and is largely adopting the state’s rules regarding heavy trucks.
By Coral Davenport, New York Times
February 15, 2022

» Biden officials push to hold up $11.3 billion USPS truck contract, citing climate damage
The Environmental Protection Agency warns Postmaster General Louis DeJoy to halt his plan to replace the aging delivery fleet with thousands of gas-powered vehicles.
By Anna Phillips and Jacob Bogage, Washington Post
February 2, 2022

» Electric Cars and Mineral Mining
By Adrianna Lovegrove, Green Energy Consumers Alliance | Blog
December 15, 2021

» Airlines flying near-empty ‘ghost flights’ to retain EU airport slots
Analysis from Greenpeace finds deserted flights are generating millions of tons of harmful emissions
By Arthur Neslen, The Guardian
January 26, 2022

» As States Move to Electrify Their Fleets, Activists Demand Greater Environmental Justice Focus
Five states have joined California to make electric trucks, buses and tractors more available in the coming years, but advocates want more done to reduce pollution in vulnerable communities.
By Kristoffer Tigue, Inside Climate News
January 24, 2022

» CATL rolls out one-minute EV battery swapping solution, entire business around it
By Bengt Halvorson, Green Car Reports
January 18, 2022

» Boston is getting more propane school buses to combat pollution. They aren’t the cleanest option.
By Taylor Dolven, Boston Globe
January 13, 2022

» In the shift to electric, the three-box sedan is obsolete: Here’s why
By Bengt Halvorson, Green Car Reports
January 12, 2022

» We ranked 3 types of EV batteries to find the most efficient and sustainable one
Lithium vs sodium vs solid-state batteries
By Ioanna Lykiardopoulou, The Next Web
December 28, 2021

» In an East Coast first, New Jersey will phase out diesel trucks
New Jersey joins California, Oregon, and Washington in setting ambitious goals to electrify trucks by 2035.
By María Paula Rubiano A., Grist
December 23, 2021

» Tesla agrees to stop letting drivers play video games in moving cars.
By Neal E. Boudette, New York Times
December 23, 2021

» E.P.A. Announces Tightest-Ever Auto Pollution Rules
Under the new plan, designed to reduce planet-warming tailpipe emissions, new vehicles would be required to average 55 miles per gallon starting in 2026.
By Coral Davenport, New York Times
December 20, 2021

» Power companies commit to building nationwide EV charging network
They announced a new coalition today
By Justine Calma, The Verge
December 7, 2021

» With regional transportation pact stalled, what’s next for Massachusetts’ climate strategy?
Massachusetts, a chief proponent and logistical leader throughout the development of the Transportation and Climate Initiative, expected the multistate agreement to be a major part of its plan to reduce emissions. Support soon crumbled — so what now?
By Sarah Shemkus, Energy News Network
December 2, 2021

» ‘A long way to go’: How ConEd, Xcel and 4 other utilities are helping cities meet big EV goals
From New York City to Los Angeles, cities and utilities face cost, land and grid challenges in their efforts to electrify transportation systems.
By Robert Walton , Emma Penrod , Jason Plautz , and Scott Van Voorhis, Utility Dive
November 30, 2021

» Solid-State Batteries Are Coming! Solid-State Batteries Are Coming!
Two new announcements this week suggest the dawn of the solid-state battery era is getting closer.
By Steve Hanley, Clean Technica
October 29, 2021

» China’s EV battery manufacturers race to develop new technologies that are less reliant on pricey metals
By Daniel Ren, South China Morning Post
October 23, 2021

» Giant retailers pledge to leave fossil-fueled ships behind
Amazon and Ikea are among the biggest maritime polluters
By Justine Calma, The Verge
October 20, 2021

» Study: Recycled Lithium Batteries as Good as Newly Mined
Cathodes made with novel direct-recycling beat commercial materials
By Prachi Patel, IEEE Spectrum
October 15, 2021

» Ford and BMW partner Solid Power demonstrates the safety of its solid-state battery tech
By Stephen Edelstein, Green Car Reports
October 14, 2021

» How Much Range Does an Electric Car Lose Each Year?
All EVs offer a multitude of measures used to slow down the process of battery degradation. However, the process is inevitable.
By Andrew Lambrecht, Inside EVs
October 12, 2021

» Google Maps to show the lowest carbon route for car journeys
Google’s CEO Sundar Pichai said the initiative could save 1m tonnes of carbon dioxide a year
By Dan Milmo, The Guardian
October 6, 2021

» Michigan plans to build the country’s first wireless EV charging road.
Will it work?

By Jena Brooker, Grist
October 5, 2021

» QuantumScape Competitor Seeks EV Battery Gold in Fool’s Gold
By Al Root, Barron’s
October 1, 2021

» ‘World’s fastest,’ 3-minute EV charger has arrived
By John Engel, Renewable Energy World
September 30, 2021

» Researchers propose fire-preventing “anti-short layer” for EV batteries
By Stephen Edelstein, Green Car Reports
September 29, 2021

» Activists want more air pollution monitoring near Massachusetts highways
Massachusetts environmental justice advocates want to make sure air pollution near highways is measured so that the state can ensure nearby communities benefit from the state’s transition to cleaner transportation.
By Sarah Shemkus, Energy News Network
September 29, 2021

» Volkswagen, Ford, Other Big Auto Makers Push to Make Solid-State Batteries the Next Big Thing for EVs
Hurdles remain in effort to replace lithium-ion batteries, which are considered flammable
By William Boston
September 28, 2021

» Massachusetts utilities propose plans to ramp up electric vehicle infrastructure
Clean transportation advocates are largely supportive of proposals by National Grid and Eversource to spend $470 million on programs to help the state reach its ambitious goals for electrifying transportation over the next decade.
By Sarah Shemkus, Energy News Network
September 21, 2021

» Sodium-ion Batteries Bring EV Costs Down and Push Safety Up
By Auto Dealer Today
September 16, 2021

» In Argentina’s north, a ‘white gold’ rush for EV metal lithium gathers pace
By Agustin Geist, Reuters
September 14, 2021

» Biden Outlines a Plan for Cleaner Jet Fuel. But How Clean Would It Be?
Some biofuels may contribute to greenhouse gas emissions in ways that can significantly reduce, and sometimes offset, their advantages over fossil fuels, studies have shown.
By Hiroko Tabuchi, New York Times
September 13, 2021

» Former Top Gear Host Quits Motoring Lobby Group Over Electric Vehicle ‘Urban Myths’
Quentin Willson has left FairFuelUK, an anti-fuel duty group backed by several MPs, over its “lack of environmental sensibilities” and a report it recently released containing “unforgivable howlers”.
By Adam Barnett and Rich Collett-White, DeSmog Blog
September 12, 2021

» Israeli all-electric plane maker readies for 1st flight, new ‘age of aviation’
Eviation signs deal with DHL to deliver 12 aircraft for cargo operations, set to reveal new customers for commuter planes
By Ricky Ben-David, The Times of Israel
September 12, 2021

» Building a More Sustainable Car, From Headlamp to Tailpipe
Vehicle makers shy away from traditional materials that are hard to recycle, like leather and plastics, and look to repurpose alternatives that still convey quality.
By Eric A. Taub, New York Times
September 9, 2021

» Hyundai to offer hydrogen fuel cell versions of all commercial vehicles by 2028
By Joyce Lee and Heekyong Yang, Reuters
September 7, 2021

» The six problems aviation must fix to hit net zero
With passenger numbers growing and time to slash emissions dwindling fast, the industry must tackle urgent stumbling blocks on fuel, frequent flyers and more
By Jocelyn Timperley, The Guardian
September 5, 2021

» World’s first autonomous, 7MWh electric cargo ship to make voyage with zero crew onboard
By Scooter Doll, Electrek
August 25, 2021

» Electrifying 97% of the federal fleet by 2030 could save billions: report
By Jason Plautz, Utility Dive
August 23, 2021

» Millions of electric car batteries will retire in the next decade. What happens to them?
The quest to prevent batteries – rich in raw materials such as cobalt, lithium and nickel – ending up as a mountain of waste
By XiaoZhi Lim, The Guardian
August 20, 2020

» GM expands battery-fire recall to Chevy Bolt EUV, every Bolt EV made
By Bengt Halvorson, Green Car Reports
August 20, 2021

» Maersk signs first green methanol deal in step towards dropping fossil fuels
By Reuters Staff, Reuters
August 18, 2021

» Weight, dawn-to-dusk demands pose challenges to electrifying farm vehicles
Agricultural equipment manufacturers are developing electric and autonomous machines to replace today’s diesel tractors and combines, but problems must be solved before widespread adoption.
By Kathiann M. Kowalski, Energy News Network
August 18, 2021

» 2017-2019 Chevy Bolt EV fire recall: GM will replace all battery modules
By Green Car Reports
August 17, 2021

» 3D Printed Solid-State Battery Rivals Lithium-Ion
But start-up Sakuu is tight-lipped on the details
By Maria Gallucci, IEEE Spectrum
August 16, 2021

» Plasma Kinetics May Revolutionize Hydrogen Storage For EVs
By Gustavo Henrique Ruffo, Auto Evolution
August 13, 2021

» Infrastructure bill’s coal-sourced “blue” hydrogen worse than combustion, study suggests
By Stephen Edelstein, Green Car Reports
August 13, 2021

» Capacity Retention Milestone Achieved for 40-Ah Solid-State EV Battery
In a major breakthrough, Factorial Energy reached a capacity retention rate of 97.3% after 675 cycles for a 40-Ah cell at 25°C.
By Murray Slovick, Electronic Design
August 10, 2021

» Could streetlight-based charging help apartment dwellers go electric?
By Stephen Edelstein, Green Car Reports
August 6, 2021

» The lost history of the electric car – and what it tells us about the future of transport
To every age dogged with pollution, accidents and congestion, the transport solution for the next generation seems obvious – but the same problems keep coming back
By Tom Standage, The Guardian
August 3, 2021

» UK government backs scheme for motorway cables to power lorries
E-highway study given £2m to draw up plans for overhead electric cables on motorway near Scunthorpe
By Jasper Jolly, The Guardian
July 27, 2021

» Managing EV Demand Helps Optimize Renewable Power Production
By The Energy Mix
July 27, 2021

» Toyota Led on Clean Cars. Now Critics Say It Works to Delay Them.
The auto giant bet on hydrogen power, but as the world moves toward electric the company is fighting climate regulations in an apparent effort to buy time.
By Hiroko Tabuchi, New York Times
July 25, 2021

» One of the biggest myths about EVs is busted in new study
Even EVs that plug into dirty grids emit fewer greenhouse gases than gas-powered cars
By Justine Calma, The Verge
July 21, 2021

» GM leaves owner owing $12K after Bolt EV battery fire last year
By Sean Graham, Electrek
July 20, 2021

» Eviation’s Hotly Anticipated Electric Commuter Plane Will Make Its Maiden Voyage This Year
The Washington-based startup expects its plane to be ready for operation in 2024.
By Bryan Hood, Robb Report
July 19, 2021

» Charge your 2017-2019 Chevy Bolt EV outside: GM renews caution over fire concerns
By Bengt Halvorson, Green Car Reports
July 14, 2021

» Here’s How Biden Aims to Increase Electric Car Sales
The president wants to use pollution rules to rapidly lift sales, but there are hurdles ahead.
By Coral Davenport, New York Times
July 1, 2021

» As car-centric Cape Cod tries to cut emissions, transportation is a challenge
The Massachusetts region’s unique geography and seasonality — and decades of car-centric development — present a challenge for local leaders trying to reduce climate emissions, more than 55% of which comes from transportation.
By Sarah Shemkus, Energy News Network
June 28, 2021

» Altered Microstructure Improves Organic-Based, Solid State Lithium EV Battery
Ethanol Solvent Boosts Battery Energy Density, A Step Toward Better EVs Of The Future
By Nicole Johnson, University of Houston
June 17, 2021

» Your electric vehicle could become a mini power plant
And that could make the electrical grid work better for everyone.
By Maria Gallucci, Grist
June 21, 2021

» Automakers Tout EV’s but Keep Pushing Gas-Guzzling SUV’s, Report Finds
By The Energy Mix
June 20, 2021

» Inside of world’s largest airship revealed in stunning images
By Edd Gent, Live Science
June 8, 2021

» Tasked to Fight Climate Change, a Secretive U.N. Agency Does the Opposite
Behind closed doors, shipbuilders and miners can speak on behalf of governments while regulating an industry that pollutes as much as all of America’s coal plants.
By Matt Apuzzo and Sarah Hurtes, New York Times
June 3, 2021

» The Lithium Gold Rush: Inside the Race to Power Electric Vehicles
A race is on to produce lithium in the United States, but competing projects are taking very different approaches to extracting the vital raw material. Some might not be very green.
By Ivan Penn and Eric Lipton, New York Times
May 6, 2021

» Battery breakthrough for electric cars
Harvard researchers design long-lasting, stable, solid-state lithium battery to fix 40-year problem
By Leah Burrows, SEAS Communications, in The Harvard Gazette
May 12, 2021

» Study: Synthetic fuels cost more money and cause more CO2 emissions vs. batteries
By Stephen Edelstein, Green Car Reports
May 4, 2021

» What You Need to Know About Solid-State Batteries
This next jump in battery-tech could solve a lot of EV problems.
By Chris Teague, Autoweek
April 30, 2021

» Shipping Looks to Hydrogen as It Seeks to Ditch Bunker Fuel
Discord within oil-reliant industry over how to power the workhorses of global trade in the net zero era.
By Harry Dempsey, Financial Times, in Inside Climate News
April 28, 2021

» Bye Aerospace announces eFlyer 800 eight-seater electric aircraft
By Ben Coxworth, New Atlas
April 22, 2021

» Advances mean all new US vehicles can be electric by 2035, study finds
By Oliver Milman, The Guardian
April 15, 2021

» France to ban some domestic flights where train available
MPs vote to suspend internal flights if the trip can be completed by train within two and a half hours instead
By Kim Willsher, The Guardian
April 12, 2021

» EV charging setup would cost Schneider, NFI more than 10 times annual fuel savings: study
By S.L. Fuller, Utility Dive
April 6, 2021

» This Boston car-sharing service puts low-income drivers in electric vehicles
Good2Go’s small fleet of electric vehicles provides a clean, affordable transportation option in a neighborhood where many households cannot afford to own a car and public transit can be unreliable.
By Sarah Shemkus, Energy News Network
March 31, 2021

» Riders Are Abandoning Buses and Trains. That’s a Problem for Climate Change.
Public transit offers a simple way for cities to lower greenhouse gas emissions, but the pandemic has pushed ridership, and revenue, off a cliff in many big systems.
By Somini Sengupta, Geneva Abdul, Manuela Andreoni and Veronica Penney, New York Times
March 25, 2021

» Critics warn Massachusetts’ climate progress is headed for traffic jam
Climate advocates and analysts say the state will need to reduce driving if it wants to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050, and that current plans focus too much on vehicle electrification.
By Sarah Shemkus, Energy News Network
March 22, 2021

» Medium- and Long-Haul EV Trucks Cheaper to Own, Operate than Diesel, Finds New Study
Savings expected to grow; could reach as much as 50% by 2030.
By Paul A. Eisenstein, The Detroit Bureau
March 16, 2021

» New age of sail looks to slash massive maritime carbon emissions
By Andrew Willner, Mongabay
March 15, 2021

» The Battle of Thacker Pass
Electric cars require a lot of lithium. A showdown in Nevada shows that getting it won’t be easy.
By Maddie Stone, Grist
March 12, 2021

» Will the Race for Electric Vehicles Endanger the Earth’s Most Sensitive Ecosystem?
Materials needed to make the batteries for electric cars and other clean technology is driving interest in deep-seabed mining, and scientists fear the cost to the ocean will be steep.
By Tara Lohan, The Revelator
March 10, 2021

» The world’s first ‘carbon-neutral’ cargo ship is already low on gas
By Maria Gallucci, Grist
March 8, 2021

» Kansas City plans curbside charging for electric vehicles on streetlights
The federally funded pilot project could become a model for other cities looking to close gaps in charging infrastructure.
By Karen Uhlenhuth, Energy News Network
March 4, 2021

» 6 Utilities to Build EV-Charging Network Across 16 States
By Climate Nexus, EcoWatch
March 4, 2021

» Volvo says it will stop selling gasoline-powered cars by 2030.
By Jack Ewing, New York Times
March 2, 2021

» Highland Electric Raises $235M, Lands Biggest Electric School Bus Contract in the U.S.
Maryland county taps startup’s all-inclusive EV fleet leasing model to break up-front electrification cost barriers.
By Jeff St. John, GreenTech Media
February 25, 2021

» Why the Shipping Industry Is Betting Big on Ammonia
Ammonia engines and fuel cells could slash carbon emissions
By Maria Gallucci, IEEE Spectrum
February 23 2021

» VW partner Quantumscape clears another hurdle on road to solid-state battery
By Bridie Schmidt, The Driven
February 18, 2021

» 2021: When electric trucks trickle in
Political winds and consumer tastes favor a change in how trucks are fueled. The question is whether manufacturers, fleets and infrastructure are ready for the change.
By Jim Stinson, Utility Dive
February 8, 2021

» EV road-trip fast charging is expensive, and Massachusetts aims to tackle why
By Stephen Edelstein, Green Car Reports
February 8, 2021

» Massachusetts asks utilities for ways to avoid bill spikes from EV fast-charging
A new state law requires utilities to propose alternatives to help customers avoid large demand charges that can come with installing electric vehicle fast-chargers.
By Sarah Shemkus, Energy News Network
February 1, 2021

» In a Major Move Away From Fossil Fuels, General Motors Aims to Stop Selling Gasoline Cars and SUVs by 2035
The corporation’s zero emission goal is based on technological advances that have lowered the cost of electric vehicles and policies requiring emissions cuts, analysts say.
By Dan Gearino, InsideClimate News
January 29, 2021

» G.M. Announcement Shakes Up U.S. Automakers’ Transition to Electric Cars
Every carmaker is trying to figure out how to make the leap before governments force it and Tesla and other start-ups lure away drivers.
By Neal E. Boudette and Coral Davenport, New York Times
January 29, 2021

» Solid-State Batteries: All Aboard The Hype Train
By Owen Clendenin, Seeking Alpha
January 28, 2021

» Electric vehicles close to ‘tipping point’ of mass adoption
Sales increase 43% globally in 2020 as plunging battery costs mean the cars will soon be the cheapest vehicles to buy
By Damian Carrington, The Guardian
January 22, 2021

» Electric car batteries with five-minute charging times produced
Exclusive: first factory production means recharging could soon be as fast as filling up petrol or diesel vehicles
By Damian Carrington, The Guardian
January 19, 2021

» Toyota to Pay a Record Fine for a Decade of Clean Air Act Violations
Toyota’s $180 million settlement with the federal government follows a series of emissions-related scandals in the auto industry.
By Hiroko Tabuchi, New York Times
January 14, 2021

» 2021 Outlook: The future of electric vehicle charging is bidirectional — but the future isn’t here yet
Within a few years, cars may be able to power homes, participate in energy markets and help businesses lower power bills, experts say.
By Robert Walton, Utility Dive
January 12, 2021

» VW-backed QuantumScape says its solid-state batteries will enable EVs to travel farther and charge faster
A potential game-changer for electric vehicles
By Andrew J. Hawkins, The Verge
December 8, 2020

» Gasoline Car Sales to End by 2035 in Massachusetts
Charging stations will need to become as common as gas stations
By Maxine Joselow, E&E News, in Scientific American
January 8, 2021

» The Gospel of Hydrogen Power
Mike Strizki powers his house and cars with hydrogen he home-brews. He is using his retirement to evangelize for the planet-saving advantages of hydrogen batteries.
By Roy Furchgott, New York Times
December 28, 2020

» Massachusetts city to post climate change warning stickers at gas stations
Bright yellow stickers warn drivers burning of gasoline has ‘major consequences on human health and the environment’
By Oliver Milman, The Guardian
December 25, 2020

» Massachusetts Inks Memorandum to Launch Transportation and Climate Initiative
By Stephen Dravis, iBerkshires
December 22, 2020

» Toyota’s Solid-State Battery Prototype Could Be an EV Game Changer
New technology brings electric cars closer to the convenience of their gas-powered counterparts.
By Aaron Gold, MotorTrend
December 14, 2020

» Toyota EV with solid-state batteries: 10-minute full charge, prototype reportedly due in 2021
By Stephen Edelstein, Green Car Reports
December 13, 2020

» The curse of ‘white oil’: electric vehicles’ dirty secret
The race is on to find a steady source of lithium, a key component in rechargeable electric car batteries. But while the EU focuses on emissions, the lithium gold rush threatens environmental damage on an industrial scale.
By Oliver Balch, The Guardian
December 8, 2020

» VW-backed QuantumScape says its solid-state batteries will enable EVs to travel farther and charge faster
A potential game-changer for electric vehicles
By Andrew J. Hawkins, The Verge
December 8, 2020

» Rotating Sails Help to Revive Wind-Powered Shipping
A century-old concept, Flettner rotors, gets a fresh look as shippers cut back fuel
By Lynn Freehill-Maye, Scientific American
December 1, 2020

» The Race To Crack Battery Recycling—Before It’s Too Late
Millions of EVs will soon hit the road, but the world isn’t ready for their old batteries. A crop of startups wants to crack this billion-dollar problem.
By Daniel Oberhaus, Wired
November 30, 2020

» Illegal Tampering by Diesel Pickup Owners Is Worsening Pollution, E.P.A. Says
By Coral Davenport, New York Times
November 25, 2020

» Greenwashing the MBTA’s hybrid buses
New vehicles will shift pollution burden to Chelsea, East Boston
By Ari Ofsevit, CommonWealth Magazine
November 21, 2020

» Report: Rapid Transport Decarbonization Means We’ve Probably Passed Peak Oil
Transportation electrification in China and India will erode oil demand growth, according to Carbon Tracker.
By John Parnell, GreenTech Media
November 20, 2020

» Study points to greater gas price impacts from transportation pact
By Matt Murphy, State House News Service, in Berkshire Eagle
November 19, 2020

» Cutting the Total Cost of Electrification for EV Bus and Truck Fleets
New funding, strategies for charging, operations and risk management, are needed to hit multi-billion dollar EV fleet goals, report says.
By Jeff St. John, GreenTech Media
November 18, 2020

» Climate Deniers Are Claiming EVs Are Bad for the Environment — Again. Here’s Why They’re Wrong.
By Dana Drugmand, DeSmog Blog
November 17, 2020

» Britain to ban new petrol cars by 2030 on road to net zero emissions
By Susanna Twidale, Reuters
November 17, 2020

» Start-up bets on new model for putting electric school buses on the road
Highland Electric Transportation has partnered with a Massachusetts city to provide electric school buses without the upfront costs or maintenance hassles.
By Sarah Shemkus, Energy News Network
November 2, 2020

» Detroit Knew: GM and Ford Were Aware of Climate Risks Decades Ago Too, Investigation Reveals
By Dana Drugmand, DeSmog Blog
October 28, 2020

» Airbus Hopes to Be Flying Hydrogen-Powered Jetliners With Zero Carbon Emissions by 2035
The company says it is studying three designs for commercial air travel, but a host of complex problems remain related to producing “clean” hydrogen fuel.
By Leto Sapunar, InsideClimate News
October 27, 2020

» Exclusive: GM, Ford knew about climate change 50 years ago
By Maxine Joselow, E&E News
October 26, 2020

» Justice advocates keep pressure on transportation emission pact planners
Transportation and Climate Initiative organizers recently held a webinar to discuss concerns around equity and environmental justice.
By Sarah Shemkus, Energy News Network
October 15, 2020

» Electric vehicle firms partner to ramp up charging station access, reliability
By Chris Teale, Utility Dive
October 14, 2020

» Massachusetts transportation grants emphasize partnerships to cut emissions
The Massachusetts Clean Energy Center this month awarded $1.4 million in grants that pair promising electrification solutions with organizations to deploy them.
By Sarah Shemkus, Energy News Network
September 29, 2020

» Newsom calls for California ban on new gas-fueled cars by 2035
September 23, 2020

» How Tesla plans to make batteries cheap enough for a $25,000 car
Tesla’s big “battery day” event, explained.
By Timothy B. Lee, ARS Technica
September 23, 2020

» Airbus reveals plans for zero-emission aircraft fuelled by hydrogen
Aviation firm announces three different concepts with aim of taking to the skies by 2035
Jillian Ambrose, The Guardian
September 21, 2020

» Climate Scientists Take Their Closest Look Yet at the Warming Impact of Aviation Emissions
A new study reaffirms that contrail clouds produce more global warming than carbon dioxide, a finding that could help in the reduction of emissions from air travel.
By Leto Sapunar, InsideClimate News
September 18, 2020

» T notes: Battery buses not ready for primetime yet
Bruce Mohl, CommonWealth Magazine
September 14, 2020

» Changing tack: windpower breezes back into shipping with Swedish venture
By Reuters Staff, Reuters
September 10, 2020

» Illegal devices that bypass vehicle emissions controls spread across US
Thousands of tons of pollution spew into the air in the US from devices that proliferate online and in body shops
By Eli Wolfe and Alexandra Tempus of FairWarning, in The Guardian
September 9, 2020

» How SUVs conquered the world – at the expense of its climate
Exclusive new emissions analysis shows how much more dangerous for the climate SUVs are than smaller vehicles, and how embedded they have become in our lives
By Oliver Milman, The Guardian
September 1, 2020

» School buses should go electric – here’s how
Vehicles offer huge health and economic benefits
By Duncan McIntyre, CommonWealth Magazine – Opinion
August 29, 2020

» Sustainable aviation fuels could soon take flight
The Midwest is ready for takeoff as a leader in cleaner aviation, thanks to researchers in Ohio and elsewhere and a cleantech startup in Illinois.
By Kathiann M. Kowalski, Energy News Network
August 28, 2020

» Soon, the Kitty Litter Will Come by Electric Truck
With deliveries surging during the pandemic, carriers like UPS and FedEx and companies like Amazon are renewing their push toward electric vehicles.
By Jim Motavalli, New York Times
August 27, 2020

» Hydrogen Is Cleaning Up One Of The World’s Dirtiest Industries
By Haley Zaremba, Oilprice
August 27, 2020

» Defying Trump, 5 Automakers Lock In a Deal on Greenhouse Gas Pollution
The five — Ford, Honda, BMW, Volkswagen and Volvo — sealed a binding agreement with California to follow the state’s stricter tailpipe emissions rules.
By Coral Davenport, New York Times
August 17, 2020

» Waste giant Republic Services orders 2,500 Nikola electric trucks, sending industrywide signal
By Cole Rosengren, Utility Dive
August 12, 2020

» Could Deep Sea Mining Fuel The Electric Vehicle Boom?
August 3, 2020

» Environmental Advocates Call for Ban on SUV Ads
By Jordan Davidson, EcoWatch
August 3, 2020

» E.P.A. Inspector General to Investigate Trump’s Biggest Climate Rollback
The agency’s watchdog office said Monday it would investigate whether the reversal of Obama-era fuel efficiency standards violated government rules.
By Coral Davenport and Lisa Friedman, New York Times
July 27, 2020

» Battery Breakthrough Gives Boost to Electric Flight and Long-Range Electric Cars
New battery technology developed at Berkeley Lab could give flight to electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft and supercharge safe, long-range electric cars
By Theresa Duque, Berkeley Lab News Center
July 20, 2020

» Preparing the maintenance workforce for electric trucks
The labor pool of experienced technicians has always been small, and now trucking firms must train or hire workers with an understanding of high voltage environments.
By Jen A. Miller, Utility Dive
July 20, 2020

» 15 states will follow California’s push to electrify trucks and buses
A big step forward in reducing harmful emissions from diesel engines
By Sean O’Kane, The Verge
July 14, 2020

» Next Up for Electrification: Heavy-Duty Trucks and Construction Machinery
Electrified transport is not just about cars anymore, as California’s landmark Advanced Clean Trucks regulation shows.
By Justin Gerdes, GreenTech Media
July 13, 2020

» Danish electric ferry reports successful first year in service
By Nick Blenkey, MarineLog
July 13, 2020

» ‘Million-mile’ batteries are coming. Are they a revolution?
By Maddie Stone, Grist
July 6, 2020

» Europe’s Demand for Electric Cars May Get a Jolt From COVID-19 Response
Stimulus packages, falling costs and rising environmental awareness may rev Europe’s EV market quicker than expected, analysts say.
By John Parnell, GreenTech Media
July 03, 2020

» Oil Industry and Allies Look to Pump Brakes on Democrats’ Plans to Move Transportation Off Petroleum
By Dana Drugmand, DeSmog Blog
July 2, 2020

» Clean ships needed now to cut polluting emissions
The vessels plying the world’s oceans release huge volumes of polluting emissions. Existing fleets badly need a clean-up.
By Kieran Cooke, Climate News Network
June 25, 2020

» New Rule in California Will Require Zero-Emissions Trucks
More than half of trucks sold in the state must be zero-emissions by 2035, and all of them by 2045.
By Hiroko Tabuchi, New York Times
June 25, 2020

» Transportation Fairness Alliance Revealed: Behind the Oil Industry’s Latest Attack on Electric Cars
By Dana Drugmand, DeSmog Blog
June 18, 2020

» The largest electric plane ever to fly
As electric planes pass another milestone, Future Planet asks how long will it be before they are ready for everyday aviation? And just how far can they go?
By Chris Baraniuk, BBC / Future Planet
June 17, 2020

» In New England, declining car sales prompt call for electric bike rebates
Supporters in Connecticut argue that e-bike incentives, like those in Vermont, would be a timely investment.
By Lisa Prevost and David Thill, Energy News Network
June 17, 2020

» Lyft Pledges Shift to 100% Electric Vehicles by 2030
The rideshare company will purchase EVs for its rental car fleet and play a bigger role in helping drivers transition to plug-in vehicles.
By Julia Pyper, GreenTech Media
June 17, 2020

» Germany to double climate protection surcharge on gas guzzlers from 2021 – draft
By Markus Wacke, Reuters
June 8, 2020

» States Sue to Block Trump From Weakening Fuel Economy Rules
At stake in the lawsuit is the single biggest effort by the United States to fight the climate crisis.
By Hiroko Tabuchi, New York Times
May 27, 2020

» California Leads Multi-State Lawsuit Against Trump Admins’ Clean Car Rollback
By Dana Drugmand, DeSmog Blog
May 27, 2020

» Nearly two dozen attorneys general sue Trump administration over controversial fuel standard
Car companies are split on the standards
By Justine Calma, The Verge
May 27, 2020

» HEVO to Launch US Manufacturing for Wireless Electric Vehicle Charger
The Brooklyn-based startup quietly finalized a product, working with limited funds and staff. Now the race is on for the wireless charging market.
By Julian Spector, GreenTech Media
May 21, 2020

» Transportation Electrification Partnership proposes $150B federal stimulus package
By Cailin Crowe, Utility Dive
April 27, 2020

» ‘Charger Desert’ in Big Cities Keeps Electric Cars From Mainstream
For city dwellers who would love an E.V., the biggest hurdle might be keeping it juiced up without a garage or other convenient charging stations.
By Lawrence Ulrich, New York Times
April 16, 2020

» Internet Seen as Helping Save Planet, but Many in Mass Still Miss Out
By Stephen Dravis, iBerkshires
April 22, 2020

» Trump’s new fuel-efficiency rule: The devil is in the details for electric cars
By Bradley Berman, Electrek
April 10, 2020

» Trump Calls New Fuel Economy Rule a Boon. Some Experts See Steep Costs.
By Coral Davenport, New York Times
March 31, 2020

» U.S. to Announce Rollback of Auto Pollution Rules, a Key Effort to Fight Climate Change
By Coral Davenport, New York Times
March 30, 2020

» Yet Another Study Confirms: Electric Cars Reduce Climate Pollution
By Dana Drugmand, DeSmog Blog
March 27, 2020

» Electric cars produce less CO2 than petrol vehicles, study confirms
Finding will come as boost to governments seeking to move to net zero carbon emissions
By Fiona Harvey, The Guardian
March 23, 2020

» Traffic and Pollution Plummet as U.S. Cities Shut Down for Coronavirus
By Brad Plumer and Nadja Popovich, New York Times
March 22, 2020

» Big Rigs Begin to Trade Diesel for Electric Motors
Tractor-trailer fleets will take time to electrify, and start-ups and established truck makers are racing to get their models on the road.
By Susan Carpenter, New York Times
March 19, 2020

» Florida, Utah, Washington approve bills to boost EVs, including $50M Rocky Mountain Power charging plan
By Robert Walton, Utility Dive
March 16, 2020

» Oil Industry Front Group Launches Latest Attack on Electric Vehicle Tax Credit in Senate Energy Bill
By Dana Drugmand, DeSmog Blog
March 13, 2020

» Inside Clean Energy: General Motors Wants to Go Big on EVs
The auto giant’s Bolt and Volt models never sold well, but now the company is touting a battery that has more range than Tesla’s.
By Dan Gearino, InsideClimate News
March 12, 2020

» Coronavirus Could Slow Efforts to Cut Airlines’ Greenhouse Gas Emissions
By Brad Plumer and Hiroko Tabuchi, New York Times
March 6, 2020

» Tesla’s Success in Europe Catches Industry Off Guard
The Model 3 outsold some of the most popular luxury models in recent months. BMW, Mercedes and Audi risk missing the transition to electric cars.
By Jack Ewing, New York Times
March 4, 2020

» Longtime Climate Science Foe David Schnare Uses “Scare Tactics” to Bash Transportation Climate Initiative for Koch-Tied Think Tank
By Dana Drugmand, DeSmog Blog
March 3, 2020

» Inside Clean Energy: Tesla Gets Ever So Close to 400 Miles of Range
The increased range is a step toward bringing EVs—and their contribution to combating climate change—into the mainstream.
By Dan Gearino, InsideClimate News
February 20, 2020

» Trump’s Path to Weaker Fuel Efficiency Rules May Lead to a Dead End
By Coral Davenport, New York Times
February 13, 2020

» Is this the start of an aviation revolution?
Aviation is one of the fastest rising sources of carbon emissions from transport, but can a small Canadian airline show the industry a way of flying that is better for the planet?
By Diane Selkirk, BBC / Future Planet
February 11, 2020

» Could the Flight Shaming Movement Take Off in the U.S.? JetBlue Thinks So.
The airline is the first American carrier planning to purchase “offsets” for carbon emissions from all domestic flights, a move some activists denounce as a stunt.
By Kristoffer Tigue, InsideClimate News
February 7, 2020

» Justice Department Drops Antitrust Probe Against Automakers That Sided With California on Emissions
By Coral Davenport, New York Times
February 7, 2020

» Shipping Lines Turn to LNG-Powered Vessels, But They’re Worse for the Climate
Natural gas is cheap and cleaner burning than fuel oil, but methane leaks from ship engines fuels global warming.
By Phil McKenna, InsideClimate News
February 1, 2020

» LNG fuel fails to deliver GHG emission cuts: report
By Paul Bartlett, Seatrade Maritime News
January 29, 2020

» Making Yellow School Buses a Little More Green
Some school districts are replacing diesel buses with electric models to benefit students and the environment. But the change is expensive so utilities like Dominion Energy are helping offset the cost.
By Ellen Rosen, New York Times
January 22, 2020

» E.P.A. Aims to Reduce Truck Pollution, and Avert Tougher State Controls
By Coral Davenport, New York Times
January 6, 2020

» Baker-Polito Administration Extends and Increases Funding for Successful Electric Vehicle Rebate Program
Press release
December 31, 2019

» Electric Vehicles for Uber and Lyft? Los Angeles Might Require It, Mayor Says.
L.A. has big plans for cutting greenhouse gas emissions, but requiring EVs for rideshare services would also radically change the economics of the business.
December 27, 2019

» Trump’s Christmas Gift to Big Oil: Killing Hopes of Electric Car Tax Credit Extension
By Dana Drugmand, DeSmog Blog
December 18, 2019

» TCI could up gas prices 5 to 17 cents a gallon in 2022
Modeling shows costs and benefits of carbon pricing
By Andy Metzger, CommonWealth Magazine
December 17, 2019

» Baker’s walk on the wild side
Leads the charge for TCI and higher gas prices
By Bruce Mohl, CommonWealth Magazine
December 17, 2019

» New Hampshire pulls out of regional Transportation & Climate Initiative agreement that could bring $500 million a year to Massachusetts
By Tanner Stening,
December 17, 2019

» Transportation Climate Initiative Draws Opposition from Oil and Gasoline Business Groups
By Dana Drugmand, DeSmog Blog
November 23, 2019

» California to Stop Buying From Automakers That Backed Trump on Emissions
By Coral Davenport, New York Times
November 18, 2019

» U.S. Electric Bus Demand Outpaces Production as Cities Add to Their Fleets
Cities are still working through early challenges, but they see health and climate benefits ahead. In Chicago, two buses save the city $24,000 a year in fuel costs.
By Kristoffer Tigue, Inside Climate News
November 14, 2019

» Electric cars are changing the cost of driving
By Michael J. Coren, Quartz
November 8, 2019

» Financial Disclosures Show Why Toyota and GM Sided With Trump’s Clean Car Rollbacks to Preserve Profits
By Dana Drugmand, DeSmog Blog
November 8, 2019

» The electric vehicle industry needs to figure out its battery problem
Without recycling, electric vehicle batteries could lead to mountains of waste
By Justine Calma, The Verge
November 6, 2019

» ‘General Motors better wake up’ before China takes EV market, former California Gov. Brown tells Congress
By Catherine Morehouse, Utility Dive
October 30, 2019

» General Motors Sides With Trump in Emissions Fight, Splitting the Industry
Along with Toyota and Fiat Chrysler, the auto giant backed the administration in its clash with California over pollution standards.
By Hiroko Tabuchi, New York Times
October 28, 2019

» Electric Roads Could Be a Path to a Driverless Future
Israel and Sweden experiment with a new way to increase the uses of electric cars.
By Clifford Krauss, New York Times
October 7, 2019

» East Coast states outline carbon pricing plan
Plan would use tax-like structure on fuel
By Andy Metzger, CommonWealth Magazine
October 1, 2019

» City grids risk being overwhelmed by EV growth: Report
By Chris Teale, Utility Dive
September 10, 2019

» White House Prepares to Revoke California’s Right to Set Tougher Pollution Rules
By Coral Davenport, New York Times
September 5, 2019

» 6 electric aviation companies to watch
By Shane Downing, GreenBiz
August 20, 2019

» Zeppelins stopped flying after the Hindenburg disaster. Now scientists want to bring them back.
The proposed airships would move cargo more efficiently than oceangoing freighters — and produce far less pollution.
By Jeremy Deaton, NBC News
August 19, 2019

» Automakers, Rejecting Trump Pollution Rule, Strike a Deal With California
By Coral Davenport and Hiroko Tabuchi, New York Times
July 25, 2019

» Arizona’s new EV growth plan could save customers billions, groups say
Robert Walton, Utility Dive
July 12, 2019

» Dutch Company Reveals An Electric Car That Charges Itself With Sunlight
By Arjun Walia, Collective Evolution
July 11, 2019

» Climate Change Denialists Dubbed Auto Makers the ‘Opposition’ in Fight Over Trump’s Emissions Rollback
By Hiroko Tabuchi, New York Times
July 2, 2019

» Alice, 9-Seat Electric Airplane, Gets Its 1st Buyer — Cape Air
By Nicolas Zart, Clean Technica
June 27th, 2019

» Canada Signals a Willingness to Challenge Trump on His Clean-Car Rollback
By Coral Davenport, New York Times
June 26, 2019

» Long distance solar EV Lightyear One has 725 km range
June 25, 2019

» State Funding For Electric Vehicle Rebates Dries Up
By Craig LeMoult, WGBH News
June 24, 2019

» To compete in the global battery arms race, the US must spur its domestic market, analysts say
Industry experts say the United States has to create incentives for lithium-ion battery products to encourage manufacturers and decrease its dependence on Chinese imports.
HJ Mai, Utility Dive
June 24, 2019

» Another Deceptive Letter Bashing the Electric Car Tax Credit Circulating Congress, Courtesy of FreedomWorks
By Ben Jervey, DeSmog Blog
June 16, 2019

» The rise of EVs could overwhelm the grid, but PG&E has a better plan
A new framework gives utilities a way to identify and seize electrification value with managed charging
Herman K. Trabish, Utility Dive
June 13, 2019

» For Widespread Adoption of Electric Vehicles, Many Roadblocks Ahead
Consumer polling shows lack of charging stations, higher price tag, little awareness of incentives pose obstacles
By Jacqueline Toth, Morning Consult
May 22, 2019   

» Google Maps adds live EV charger information
By Jason Plautz, Smart Cities Dive
April 24, 2019

» What Is Holding America’s EV Future Back While The World Charges Ahead?
Sponsored Content By Cleantechnica
April 21st, 2019

» Plummeting battery prices to make electric cars cheaper than gas cars in 3 years
By Joe Romm, Think Progress
April 16, 2019

» Awesome Solid State Battery Breakthrough News: Part 347
By Steve Hanley, Clean Technica
March 27, 2019

» A Real Tube Carrying Dreams of 600-M.P.H. Transit
Virgin Hyperloop One is testing a system that would put passengers in pods hurtling through vacuum tubes. Other companies are moving ahead with similar plans.
By Eric A. Taub, New York Times
February 18, 2019

» Senator John Barrasso Parrots Koch Talking Points to Kill Electric Car Tax Credit
By Ben Jervey, DeSmog Blog
February 5, 2019

» Volkswagen proposes ‘paradigm shift’ by opening EV platform to competitors
By Chris Teale, Utility Dive
February 4, 2019

» Are Electric Cars Only for the Rich? Sacramento Is Challenging That Notion
By Bradley Berman, New York Times
January 24, 2019

» In Massachusetts, momentum builds for carbon pricing for transportation
By Sarah Shemkus, EnergyNews.US
January 11, 2019

» The Keystone State may have found the key to the next wave of transportation electrification
Pennsylvania’s combination of guiding principles, legislation and collaboration among a broad array of stakeholders may show how to move the EV market into its next phase of development.
Herman K. Trabish, Utility Dive
January 11, 2019

» Before the Electric Car Takes Over, Someone Needs to Reinvent the Battery
Solid-state technology promises to be cheaper and charge faster than anything on the road today. But no one is close to figuring it out.
By David Stringer and Kevin Buckland,
January 6, 2019

» In landmark agreement, Mass., eight other states vow to cut transportation emissions
By David Abel, Boston Globe
December 18, 2018

» When will electric airliners make sense?
Don’t hold your breath unless you can hold it to mid-century.
John Timmer, ARS Technica
December 14, 2018

» California Requires New City Buses to Be Electric by 2029
By Hiroko Tabuchi, New York Times
December 14, 2018

» Mass. exploring carbon fee on auto fuels
By Andy Metzger, Commonwealth Magazine
December 14, 2018

» Buses Are the Electric Vehicle Everyone Should Be Talking About. Here’s Why.
By Adrian Martinez, Earth Justice
December 13, 2018

» Martha’s Vineyard transit plan goes beyond electrification
By Sarah Shemkus, EnergyNews
December 10, 2018

» Baker-Polito Administration Extends Electric Vehicle Rebate Program
Additional funding continues successful consumer rebate program into 2019
By the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources
December 6, 2018

» White House proposal to end EV tax credit comes under fire
By Chris Teale, Utility Dive
December 6, 2018

» Trump administration plans to end electric-car tax credits
By Eric C. Evarts, Green Car Reports
December 4, 2018

» 1M EVs in the US ‘a step in our journey’ to combat climate change
Speakers at an event celebrating the milestone also noted electric vehicles could play a large role in the fight against climate change and carbon emissions.
By Chris Teale, Utility Dive
December 3, 2018

» EV Drive coalition begins lobbying effort to save tax credit
By Eric C. Evarts, Green Car Reports
November 30, 2018

» Why the UK is beating the US on transportation electrification, Part 1: Customers first
By Erika Myers,
November 29, 2018

» GM cuts jobs, ends models amid shift to electric and autonomous cars
Jason Plautz, Utility Dive
November 27, 2018

» 2019 Looks Good for Electric Vehicles as New York Pushes Electrification of Transportation
By Elisa Wood, Microgrid Knowledge
November 26, 2018

» New York announces $250M electric vehicle corridor, DC fast charger rollout
By Robert Walton, Utility Dive

November 20, 2018

» Albuquerque, NM scraps electric bus deal, delays BRT rollout again
By Katie Pyzyk, Utility Dive
November 19, 2018

» The Wheels on These Buses Go Round and Round With Zero Emissions
By Brad Plumer, New York Times
November 12, 2018

» IMO 2020 Regulations and Fuel Price Impact Explained
By OPIS Staff Report,
October 29, 2018

» An Ambitious Global Effort to Cut Shipping Emissions Stalls
The International Maritime Organization agreed this year to cut greenhouse gas emissions 50% by 2050, but its members are struggling to agree on how to get there.
By Phil McKenna, InsideClimate News
October 26, 2018

» A Microgrid for Every Electric Bus Stop in Martha’s Vineyard Town
By Lisa Cohn, Microgrid Knowledge
October 16, 2018

» Is it time to hop on the hydrogen train?
By Lloyd Alter, TreeHugger
September 20, 2018
“To supply the German trains, gas company Linde will provide gas from their refineries, so for now and the foreseeable future, this train is running on fossil fuels. “The plan is that hydrogen will be produced onsite via electrolysis and wind energy at a later stage of the project.”

» Germany launches world’s first hydrogen-powered train
By Agence France-Presse, The Guardian
September 17, 2018

» A Big Week For Reshaping the Electric Grid with EVs
By Lisa Cohn, Microgrid Knowledge
September 14, 2018

» 35 California mayors sign on to support 100% EV state transit proposal
Iulia Gheorghiu, Utility Dive
August 23, 2018

» A Koch-Fueled Attack on Electric Buses Picks up Speed
By Dana Drugmand, DeSmog Blog
August 20, 2018

» Canada should hold firm and reject Trump’s efforts to roll back vehicle standards
By Clean Energy Canada
August 2, 2018

» Electric vs. Diesel vs. Natural Gas: Which Bus is Best for the Climate?
Jimmy O’Dea, Blog – Union of Concerned Scientists
July 19, 2018

» The Challenges of Zinc Air Batteries
Despite some attractive refueling arguments, rechargeable zinc air batteries are not yet ready for prime time.
By Kevin Clemens, Design News
May 3, 2018

» China’s Built a Road So Smart It Will Be Able to Charge Your Car
Bloomberg News
April 11, 2018

» MBTA should prioritize electric transit in Chelsea and other environmental justice communities
Letter to the Editor By Veena Dharmaraj, Zero Emission Bus Organizer, Massachusetts Sierra Club and Maria Belen Power, Associate Executive Director, GreenRoots, Chelsea. Chelsea Record
July 21, 2018

» Pave Over the Subway? Cities Face Tough Bets on Driverless Cars
Transit advocates fear that unrealistic hopes for new technology — and how soon it’ll get here — could lead cities down the wrong path.
By Emily Badger, New York Times
July 20, 2018

» Colorado Adopts California Clean Car Standards in Defiance of Trump Admin
By Ben Jervey, DeSmog Blog
June 19, 2018

» How the Koch Brothers Are Killing Public Transit Projects Around the Country
By Hiroko Tabuchi, New York Times
June 19, 2018

» Electric buses and trucks a big (rig) opportunity for Canadian innovators
Sarah Petrevan, Clean Energy Canada
June 14, 2018   

» Switching To Electric MBTA Buses Could Have Major Environmental Impact, Report Finds
By Katie Lannan, State House News Service via WBUR
May 03, 2018

» 15 minute charge for a 300 mile range? DOE moves to boost EVs
By Robert Walton, Utility Dive
May 2, 2018

» CNN Wrongly Blames Electric Cars for Unethical Cobalt Mining
By Ben Jervey, DeSmog Blog
May 2, 2018

» It’s cold outside. What about EVs?
By Anna Vanderspek, MassEnergy
December 20, 2017

» Electric Trucks Begin Reporting for Duty, Quietly and Without All the Fumes
By Erica Gies, InsideClimate News
December 18, 2017

» Electric vehicle charging gets a jump: Eversource’s $45m program will support rapid buildout
By Dave Packard, Commonwealth Magazine
December 14, 2017

» Emission Reductions from Electric Cars Will Increase Every Year
January 2017

» Electric buses could beat CNG buses by a mile … or 6
By Tina Casey, Clean Technica
June 10, 2015

» Green is the New Black with Asphalt Made from Algae
The next generation of roads might be made from discarded plant product rather than oil-based bitumen.
By Jessica Lombardo,
May 29, 2015