Category: ‘ Electrification ’

 

“Is Cheap Gas Pulling The Plug On Electric Cars?” A Response

This letter by Tony Posawatz, President and CEO of Invictus iCAR LLC and GM veteran of 30 years, is cross-posted from CleanTechnica. While gas prices may have some short-term impact on electric vehicle (EV) sales, the April 22 ...

Going Local with Energy Security: Indianapolis

“The politics of energy is warping diplomacy around the world,” said Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard, quoting former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice in a presentation he gave today at the 2015 Alternative Clean Transpo...

Overcoming Barriers to Electric Vehicle Adoption

Last week, the National Academies of Sciences (NAS) released a long-awaited report exploring how policy can be used to address barriers to adoption for electric vehicles. In addition to providing a wealth of useful background in...

Tesla’s Answer to Range Anxiety

Tesla Motors has drawn significant attention recently with the gradual launch of its “Autopilot” suite of autonomous driving tools for its Model S sedan, designed to relieve owners of some of the tedium of highway driving. In ...

Study Shows the Unexpected Benefits of Autonomous Vehicles

It’s Monday morning, and you’ve just arrived at work. You step out of your car and tell it to “Go home.” It follows the instruction, then takes your children to school, picks them up at the end of the school day, brings th...

The Year of the DC Fast Charger?

One of the most significant barriers to successful widespread adoption of electric vehicles (EVs) lies not with the car, but with the plug. Getting quick charge—a top-off in a matter of minutes—requires specialized equipment t...

2015: A “Game Changing” Year for EVs?

Last month, General Motors did something big. Following the success of its popular Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid electric vehicle, the Detroit automaker announced plans to release its first mass market battery electric vehicle (...

“The Great Race” to Transform the Automobile

Achieving lasting energy security in the United States will require a fundamental shift in the transportation sector away from oil. In his new book, The Great Race, New America Foundation fellow Levi Tillemann recounts the st...

Washington State Makes Strides Towards Energy Security

Last month, Governor Jay Inslee unveiled a bold new plan to expand Washington State’s impressive fleet of electric vehicles (EVs). Speaking before the Washington Future Energy Conference, the governor said his state would exte...

Flipping Fleets: The Case for Electrification

The Department of Energy (DOE) this week released information that it is launching a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) entitled “Alternative Fuel and Advanced Vehicle Procurement Aggregating Initiatives.” While it might n...
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