electric vehicles

Dutch Students Design Biodegradable Electric Car

Dutch Students Design Biodegradable Electric Car

Students in the Netherlands have built a biodegradable electric car that seats up to four people and can travel at 50 miles (80 km) per hour. The “Lina” is said to be the world’s first biocomposite car. According to Composites Manufacturing magazine, the Lina only weighs 660 pounds, as its chassis consists of a honeycomb […]

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    Koch-Funded Electric Car Video Debunked Again and Again

    Koch-Funded Electric Car Video Debunked Again and Again

    By Ben Jervey Just last week, we fact-checked and debunked every line of The Dirty Secrets of Electric Cars, a video produced by Fueling U.S. Forward, a Koch-funded campaign to push fossil fuels. That video represents the group’s first public pivot from fossil fuel boosterism to electric vehicle (EV) attacks. More electric vehicle experts are […]

    7 Countries Leading the Way on the Race to Go Electric

    7 Countries Leading the Way on the Race to Go Electric

    By Kieran Cooke The car maker Volvo has shed its reputation for safe but rather boring models—sledges rather than sleek runabouts—as it takes a decisive step towards electric cars. The Sweden-based auto manufacturer—since 2010 owned by China’s Zhejiang Geely Holding group—is set to become the first of the world’s major car makers to wave goodbye […]

    The Road Ahead for Electric Vehicles to Create a Sustainable, Equitable Future

    The Road Ahead for Electric Vehicles to Create a Sustainable, Equitable Future

    By Eliot Metzger and Alyssa Fischer Last weekend, Elon Musk shared the first images of a production Tesla Model 3—the much-anticipated new electric vehicle that had hundreds of thousands of people lining up last year to place preorders. It was the latest in a series of major recent announcements about the future of the automotive […]

    Bad News for Big Oil: Electric Vehicle Sales to Surpass Gas Guzzlers by 2038

    Bad News for Big Oil: Electric Vehicle Sales to Surpass Gas Guzzlers by 2038

    Despite the Koch brothers’ best efforts, it looks like gas guzzlers are on the way out. Sales of electric vehicles will surpass those using internal combustion engines by 2038, a new analysis has found. Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) projects that “electric cars will outsell fossil-fuel powered vehicles within two decades as battery prices plunge, […]

    Lyft to Power 1 Billion Automated Electric Car Rides Per Year by 2025

    Lyft to Power 1 Billion Automated Electric Car Rides Per Year by 2025

    By Gina Coplon-Newfield If you think the only way to drive electric is to buy electric, then think again. From ride sharing to car sharing, and short-term rentals to typical rental cars, the auto industry is making it easier for those without their own set of wheels to drive—or ride—electric. Following Trump’s announcement of his […]

    Koch Brothers Launch Attack to Kill Electric Cars

    Koch Brothers Launch Attack to Kill Electric Cars

    By Ben Jervey Fueling U.S. Forward, the Koch-funded campaign to “rebrand” fossil fuels as “positive” and “sustainable,” has released a new video attacking the Dirty Secrets of Electric Cars, signaling a possible strategic pivot from straightforward fossil fuel cheerleading to electric vehicle (EV) and clean energy bashing. The video and accompanying Dirty Secrets of Electric […]

    5 Things You Need to Know Before Buying an Electric Car

    5 Things You Need to Know Before Buying an Electric Car

    By Josh Goldman It’s 90 degrees here in our nation’s capital but it might feel like the winter holiday season to those who reserved a Tesla Model 3. Expected to have a 215-mile range and sticker price of $35,000 (or $27,500 after the federal tax credit), the Model 3 will compete with the similar spec’d […]

    France to Ban Gas and Diesel Vehicle Sales

    France to Ban Gas and Diesel Vehicle Sales

    France just announced an end to all gas and diesel vehicle sales by 2040. Nicolas Hulot, the country’s new ecology minister, said Thursday the phase-out will help France meet its commitment to the Paris agreement. Along with France, four major cities including Paris, Mexico City, Madrid and Athens have already announced plans to ban diesel […]