Category: ‘ Transportation ’

 

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...

What to Know: Annual Energy Outlook 2015

For the first time in several decades, the United States will become a net energy exporter, the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) announced this week, as energy sent abroad begins to exceed consumption at home. Net natu...

Cross Post: Self-driving cars put the ‘auto’ in automobile

This piece originally appeared in The Detroit News on Friday, April 10, 2015. Recent life-changing innovations have conditioned us to rapid change. But one universal element of daily life has remained stubbornly stagnant: revol...

Cross Post: USPS can lead fleet vehicle revolution

By USAF Gen. Duncan McNabb (ret.) and Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard (R) This entry originally appeared in The Hill on April 2, 2015 In July 1899, the United States Postal Service put into service its first electric-powered...

States Narrow Down on the Gas Tax

According to the American Automobile Association (AAA), national average retail gasoline prices are currently at a relatively comfortable $2.05—a 37 percent drop from the price this week last year of $3.27. Motorists couldn’t ...

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...

Low Gasoline Prices Undermine Efficiency and Alternatives

Gasoline prices have fallen to their lowest levels in years. This is good news for consumers spending, but bad news for efficiency and alternatives, and likely leaves consumers vulnerable once high prices return. In thi...

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...

Automakers Remain Determined on Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles

The hydrogen car is back. This week, Toyota Motor Corporation unveiled its brand new Mirai fuel cell vehicle (FCV) to go on sale next fall in California. Toyota’s new FCV will retail for $57,500 before government incentives, a...

Are Automotive Dealers Pulling Their Weight Selling EVs?

For many consumers, car shopping can be difficult. Between vehicle trade-ins, loan approvals, and auto price negotiations, the process of actually buying a vehicle can be long and stressful. They hope that, along the way, there wi...
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