electric vehicles

UPS Tests Electric Cycles for Busy Cities

UPS Tests Electric Cycles for Busy Cities

UPS has said it wants to reduce its carbon footprint. On Tuesday, the company announced that it is testing small, battery-powered cycles for drivers to use in busy cities. UPS is currently testing the electric vehicles, dubbed eQuads, on the bustling streets of New York City. The eQuad is designed to be more efficient and […]

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    16 States, Environmental Groups Sue U.S. Postal Service Over Climate-Polluting Mail Trucks

    16 States, Environmental Groups Sue U.S. Postal Service Over Climate-Polluting Mail Trucks

    Sixteen states, the District of Columbia, the United Auto Workers (UAW) labor union and environmental groups Earthjustice — acting on behalf of the Sierra Club, Center for Biological Diversity and Kansas-based nonprofit CleanAirNow — and the Natural Resources Defense Council have filed three lawsuits in two different federal courts claiming that the U.S. Postal Service […]

    California Unveils Roadmap to No New Gas Cars by 2035

    California Unveils Roadmap to No New Gas Cars by 2035

    California has put forward a plan to phase out new sales of gas-powered cars by 2035. Regulatory agency the California Air Resources Board (CARB) announced a proposal Wednesday that would mandate that 35 percent of new cars sold in the state be battery or hydrogen powered by 2026. This would propel the state towards the goal of ending new sales of gas-powered vehicles by 2035. 

    Electric Car Sales in UK Have Record Month

    Electric Car Sales in UK Have Record Month

    The UK saw record electric car sales last month, with more sales reported in March than in all of 2019, The Guardian reported. In a reflection of a downturn in sales in the wider automobile market, March also had the lowest number of total car registrations for the month in 24 years. The lobby group […]

    Why Switching to Electric Vehicles Could Save Lives

    Why Switching to Electric Vehicles Could Save Lives

    Switching to electric vehicles could save lives. That’s the conclusion of a new report from the American Lung Association (ALA), which found that a national transition to electric vehicles powered by renewable energy could prevent more than 100,000 early deaths.  “Zero-emission transportation is a win-win for public health,” ALA National President and CEO Harold Wimmer […]

    Searches for EVs More Than Double Amidst High Gas Prices

    Searches for EVs More Than Double Amidst High Gas Prices

    As gas prices climb to an average of $4.316 per gallon in the U.S., and reach nearly $7 per gallon in parts of California, more people are searching for electric cars, according to Cars.com. The retailer has seen searches for electric cars more than double over the two weeks after Russia invaded Ukraine. E&E News […]

    United States Postal Service Finalizes Plan for Gas-Powered Trucks, Defying Biden’s Electric Vehicle Goals

    United States Postal Service Finalizes Plan for Gas-Powered Trucks, Defying Biden’s Electric Vehicle Goals

    USPS will buy nearly 150 thousand gas-powered mail delivery trucks, defying objections from the Biden administration and advocates. The new postal delivery fleet, which includes more vehicles than any other government agency and accounts for nearly one-third of all federally owned cars and trucks, will achieve only a 0.4-mpg fuel efficiency improvement over the current […]

    White House Announces Nearly $5 Billion for EV Charging Stations

    White House Announces Nearly $5 Billion for EV Charging Stations

    The Biden Administration announced plans on Thursday to spend nearly $5 billion to create a network of electric vehicle charging stations along U.S. highways. The funding comes from the National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) Formula Program established by President Joe Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, the U.S. Departments of Transportation and Energy said in a joint announcement. The goal is to create Alternative Fuel Corridors, prioritizing the Interstate Highway System.