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3 ways to fix ESG ratings to meet investors’ expectations

By Tom Lyon Photo: Maja Hitij/Getty Images

ESG ratings agencies typically rate companies against others within their industry, so oil and gas companies are rated separately from automotive companies or technology companies. Exxon stacks up fairly well relative to others in the oil and gas category on many measures. But if you compared Exxon to, say, Apple, Exxon would look terrible on its total greenhouse gas emissions.

05/25/22
                                                               

Public health expert promotes benefits of electric vehicles

By YCC Team

“Once I purchased my gently used – which was new to me – electric vehicle, I wanted to tell everybody in my community about how much money this was saving me, as well as talking with them about the impact that it would have on community health,” Francis says.

05/20/22
                                                               

The Incredible Shrinking Car Dealership

By Aarian Marshall

FEW PEOPLE LOVE car dealerships. They’re stressful and sprawling, and it’s hard to shake the feeling that someone is getting a raw deal. But as the auto industry increasingly goes electric and moves online, companies like Honda are rethinking every aspect of the purchase process—including the spaces in which it happens.

05/18/22
                                                               

Registrations for electric vehicles soar, signaling mainstream acceptance

By Jayme Deerwester Photo: General Motors

Registrations for new EVs soared 60% in the first three months of 2022 even though new car registrations were actually down 18% on the whole, Automotive News and Car and Driver reported, citing Experian data. EVs now account for 4.6% of all passenger vehicles being sold in the U.S.

05/16/22
                                                               

Mary Barra’s ‘Long Game’: Winning the E.V. Race

By Neal E. Boudette Photo: Peter Hoffman , The New York Tomes

General Motors made a splash last year when it announced a bold plan to ramp up sales of electric vehicles and said it would stop making gasoline-powered vehicles by 2035.

05/12/22
                                                               

EVs can be cheaper on a monthly basis than gas-powered cars

By Jeff St. John Photo: Ezequiel Becerra , Getty Images

For the 85 percent of Americans who finance their purchases of new cars, it’s how their monthly costs add up that really matters. And if you’re focusing on your monthly loan payments, why not also consider how much it costs to fuel and maintain your car every month, and bundle that into your calculations?

05/12/22
                                                               

EVs can be cheaper on a monthly basis than gas-powered cars

By Jeff St. John Photo: Ezequiel Becerra , Getty Images

For the 85 percent of Americans who finance their purchases of new cars, it’s how their monthly costs add up that really matters. And if you’re focusing on your monthly loan payments, why not also consider how much it costs to fuel and maintain your car every month, and bundle that into your calculations?

05/12/22
                                                               

Today’s Most Affordable Electric Vehicles

There is no such thing as a low dough EV unless you find a used 2013 Nissan Leaf on sale for $9,400, (which we did!) at a lot in Palo Alto. But if we are talking about new 2022 model all-electric vehicles with all the bells and whistles, the cheapest new EV is probably a brand spankin’ new Nissan Leaf that has an entry level MSRP of around $27,000.

05/11/22
                                                               

Hurdle to Broad Adoption of E.V.s: The Misperception They’re Unsafe

By Paul Stenquist Photo: Roger Kisby , New York Times

Electric vehicles, lots of them, are coming whether we’re ready or not. The looming Corporate Average Fuel Economy standards and the need for manufacturers to standardize production have made a switch to electric inevitable. But while the E.V. fleet is accelerating rapidly into our future, there are bumps in the road, including, most notably, a lack of ready buyers.

05/05/22
                                                               

How Volkswagen’s Sins Fueled Its Redemption

By Jack Ewing Photo: Swen Pfoertner

Not long ago Volkswagen was a global pariah after pleading guilty to the biggest emissions fraud in automotive history. Now it is the toast of the stock market, with its shares worth twice as much as they were a year ago.

05/04/22