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Ask a Scientist: Electric Vehicles are the Cleanest Option Today

Ask a Scientist: Electric Vehicles are the Cleanest Option Today

By Elliot Negin There has been a spike in good news recently when it comes to the future of electric vehicles (EVs). That’s encouraging, given the transportation sector is now the largest source of US carbon emissions and vehicles are the main culprits. Late last month, President Biden signed an executive order directing federal officials […]

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    Parked Electric Cars Earn Cash While Feeding the Power Grid

    Parked Electric Cars Earn Cash While Feeding the Power Grid

    In Europe, electric vehicles are not just a low-emission way of getting from A to B, they are also being built as mobile generators. Newly designed Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G) models can both receive electricity from the grid and supply excess power right back during peak demand. Notably, the Parker Project in Denmark—carried out by grid integration […]

    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 […]

    Australia to Build One of World’s Longest Electric Vehicle Highways

    Australia to Build One of World’s Longest Electric Vehicle Highways

    To help spur the “electric vehicle revolution,” Australia will build a superhighway consisting of a network of free, fast-charging electric vehicle stations. Much of the 1,118-mile route will stretch along the coast of the Australian state of Queensland, near the Great Barrier Reef, Reuters reported. Environment Minister and Acting Main Roads Minister Steven Miles said […]

    Electric Vehicles Enter the Here and Now

    Electric Vehicles Enter the Here and Now

    By Jason Mathers The high level of confidence that automotive industry leaders have in the future of electric vehicles (EVs) has been on full display recently. In just the past few weeks: Tesla’s Model 3 started to roll off the assembly line. Daimler announced a $740 million investment to produce EV batteries in China. Cummins […]

    UK Bans All New Petrol and Diesel Cars by 2040

    UK Bans All New Petrol and Diesel Cars by 2040

    By Andy Rowell The UK has followed France in banning the sale of new petrol and diesel cars by 2040, as part of its plan to tackle chronic air pollution in cities. The government has been coming under intense pressure to act, with an estimated 40,000 people dying prematurely a year from air pollution. A […]

    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 […]