California had leverage and used it to cut a favorable compromise with four auto manufacturers over auto mileage standards.
Electric Vehicles Archives - State of the Planet
Freight trucks consume 17 percent of the global oil demand, generating tons of greenhouse gas and air pollution emissions in the process. Could electrification help?
Shared, dockless electric scooters have taken to the streets of cities across the U.S. Is New York City ground zero for the next e-scooter invasion?
With his passion for energy and sustainability, Frank Reig, an MPA in Environmental Science and Policy alum, is working to make urban transit “fast, affordable and way more fun.”
Many countries are banning fossil fuel run cars in favor of electric vehicles. How does the future look for EVs and how green are they really?
Self-driving cars will fundamentally change how we live and work. But not all of those changes will be positive.
States, cities, and businesses are trying to pick up the federal government’s slack to fight climate change. How big of a difference can they make?
Trump cannot stop the attention most of us are paying to environmental sustainability, and I remain confident that the transition to a renewable resource-based economy has begun.
In the United States we need to build more and better mass transit options, but due to our land use development pattern in most of the country, personal transportation will always be part of our mix. The growth of the electric vehicle market provides an example of how the transition to a renewable resource based economy will probably take place.
While current technology could be used to achieve the new climate policy goals, it will be far easier to meet and exceed the new standards if new technologies are developed and implemented. For California, the key will be the rapid development of the electric car.