The invention of the first crude electric vehicle (EV) around 1832 has been credited to Scottish inventor Robert Anderson. EVs didn’t really become a thing in the U.S. until 1890, however, when the first successful EV was launched by Iowa chemist William Morrison, according to the U.S. Department of Energy. It was a six-passenger wagon […]
Gas prices are at record highs, with the average gallon going for $4.80 in the U.S. With the summer travel season upon us, more people are on the road, and that high gas bill is sure to sting. To save money at the pump, make sure you’re using fuel efficiently — and, in turn, reduce […]
In an ad campaign launched in 2019, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines invited airplane travelers and the rest of the aviation industry to join it in “flying responsibly.” A video advertisement released in July of that year said that customers could achieve this goal by scheduling virtual meetings when possible, taking the train instead, packing lighter […]
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 […]
If the U.S. is going to meet the Biden administration’s goal of ensuring half of all new cars sold by 2030 are hybrid or electric vehicles, then the new drivers are going to need to know what to expect when they set out on the nation’s highways.
Air travel is not good for the planet, but sometimes it’s the only feasible option to get to where you need to go. If you find yourself on a flight for one reason or another, it’s good to know your options for minimizing the impact of your trip. If you’re looking for a tangible way […]
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.
The most recent Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report found that the most important thing an individual can do to reduce their climate impact is to stop driving gas-powered cars. So it’s appropriate that New York City is celebrating Earth Day with its largest-ever Car-Free Earth Day.