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Cities Have to Be Car-Free in the Future, Say Experts

By Lloyd Alter

A University College London modeling report, published in “Open Science,” looked at urban car use to conclude that cities have to become car-free to survive. Simply put, if we don’t reduce the number of cars in our cities then they will just completely clog up and stop moving.1

06/23/21
                                                               

Volvo To Build Cars Using Fossil Fuel-Free Steel

By Harun Asad Photo: SSAB

Volvo is collaborating with SSAB, a Swedish steelmaker, to manufacture cars using fossil fuel-free steel made with hydrogen by 2026.

Mercedes-Benz also recently announced a new commitment to launch green steel in vehicle models by 2025, marking a significant step in the company’s efforts to decarbonize its supply chain.

06/23/21
                                                               

Are Electric Cars Truly Better for the Environment?

By David M. Kuchta Photo: Getty Images

Are electric vehicles truly better than gas cars for the environment? Not in all facets or in all regions of the world, but overall, unquestionably, yes—and as time goes on, only more so.

06/18/21
                                                               

EV Manufacturer Picks Tulsa For First Mega Microfactory

After considering multiple states, electric vehicle manufacturer Canoo has decided to create more than 2,000 jobs and build its first mega microfactory on a 400-acre site at the MidAmerica Industrial Park located near Tulsa, OK. Canoo Chairman and CEO Tony Aquila made the announcement at the company’s inaugural investor relations day at Texas Motor Speedway, where he praised Governor Kevin Stitt for his focus on innovation to diversify the state’s economy and Oklahoma’s business-friendly policies.

06/17/21
                                                               

Driving an Electric Car on Colorado’s Scenic Byways

By Elaine Glusac Photo: Benjamin Rasmussen

Unless you are one of the estimated seven percent of Americans who own an electric vehicle, it’s pretty hard to take a scenic, emissions-free road trip. But for those owners and other eco-conscious travelers who can rent an electric vehicle — and it’s not always easy to find one — Colorado is inviting you to meander far from the charging stations clustered in big cities.

06/16/21
                                                               

What Is a Flying Car?

By Cade Metz and Erin Griffith Photo: Jason Henry

It was sleek, cone-shaped, a little confusing — like something Hollywood would give a sci-fi villain for a quick getaway. It wasn’t a helicopter. And it wasn’t an airplane. It was a cross between the two, with a curved hull, two small wings, and eight spinning rotors lined up across its nose and tail.

06/12/21
                                                               

Will charging electric cars ever be as fast as pumping gas?

By Madeleine Stone

Electric vehicles are gaining popularity fast, but some prospective buyers remain hesitant. One big reason is that charging EVs is slow. While drivers today are accustomed to filling their gas tank in less than five minutes, EVs, depending on the size and specifications of the battery, typically take at least 30 minutes to get 80 percent charged at the fastest charging stations out there.

06/09/21
                                                               

Today’s electric vehicle market: Slow growth in U.S., faster in China, Europe

By Drew DeSilver

A small but significant share of car owners in the United States have traded filling up for plugging in, and many more are thinking of joining them. In a recent Pew Research Center survey, 7% of U.S. adults said they currently have an electric or hybrid vehicle, and 39% said they were very or somewhat likely to seriously consider buying an electric vehicle the next time they’re in the market for new wheels.

06/07/21
                                                               

Police Departments Are Trying Out EVs to Save Money—Is It Working?

By Jim Motavalli Photo: Bruce Becker

Electric vehicles make good taxis. Amsterdam has Tesla Model S cars on livery duty and Oslo (with high EV density) is putting the Jaguar I-PACE through its hailing paces. Even New York City welcomed its first Tesla Model 3 taxi last year, with the Taxi and Limousine Commission proposing a one-year pilot program to increase the authorization for electric taxis. But electric police cars? That’s happening too.

06/07/21
                                                               

Hyundai Might Become the Electric Threat Everyone’s Been Waiting For

By Technality Photo: Axel Antas-Bergkvist , Unsplash

With Promising Future Models and a Commitment to Reducing Gasoline Vehicle Production, Hyundai Could Become a True EV Threat

06/02/21