Electric cars Stories September 29
Analysis of Google search data revealed that online searches for electric cars in the UK exploded 1,600% on September 24 – the day that gas shortages became a widespread problem across the country.
Electric cars Stories September 21
Electric cars Stories September 11
Democrats have proposed an updated electric car incentive program at the federal level, which would go through their $3.5 trillion social spending bill.
It would remove the limit on the number of vehicles and replace it with a timeline, introduce a higher payout up to $12,500 and make it point-of-sale, but there are also new restrictions that would put Tesla at a $4,500 disadvantage.
Electric cars Stories August 16
Norway shows us yet another glimpse of the future as electric cars are making gas-powered car sales vanish in the market.
The latest new car sales data from Norway shows a gas-powered car market disappearing at an insane pace.
Electric cars Stories August 11
The US Senate has voted to approve a non-binding resolution setting a $40,000 threshold on the price of electric cars that would be eligible for a $7,500 federal tax credit.
However, the measure has just passed as the Democrats are working to reform the EV incentive program.
Electric cars Stories August 5
President Joe Biden announces a new executive order to set “a new target to make half of all new vehicles sold in 2030 zero-emissions vehicles.”
In order to get there, Biden reiterated that they are working on a new point-of-sale EV incentive.
Electric cars Stories August 3
Allegra Stratton, British prime minister Boris Johnson’s climate spokesperson, says she won’t switch to an electric car yet because she has range anxiety. So she drives a “third-hand” diesel Volkswagen Golf instead.
Electric cars Stories July 21
A new study dispels the persistent myth that electric cars pollute just as much as gas-powered cars because they charge on a “dirty” electric grid, and mining for battery materials is polluting.
Electric cars Stories May 27
New data from the UK’s Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) reflects which parts of the UK are adopting electric vehicles the quickest, and it’s not London or its southeastern suburbs. And while there’s been a big jump in just a year, the mountain Britain has to climb to reach its 2030 target is still high.
A new bill to reform the federal electric car tax incentive in the US has passed the US Senate Finance Committee.
It includes increasing the electric vehicle tax credit to up to $12,500, but it was expertly crafted to give less to Tesla vehicle buyers.
Electric cars Stories April 7
Norway’s internal combustion engine car sales (petrol and diesel) are crashing to now just a handful per month, and the rest of the world will follow faster than you might think.
Electric cars Stories April 6
The US federal government is currently looking to include a ramp-up of investments in electrification as part of a massive infrastructure bill.
It’s unclear how the money will be spent, but we are now hearing that the electric car tax credit could increase to $10,000.
Electric cars Stories March 16
Tesla has lobbied the UK government to promote higher taxes for gas-powered vehicles, or petrol cars, as they would say, as well as the proposed ban on internal combustion engine vehicles.
Electric cars Stories March 1
A new study did a deep dive into the emissions from the full life cycles, from petroleum extraction to mining, of both electric cars and fossil fuel-powered cars.
The result is unsurprising but needed to dispel misinformation.
Electric cars Stories January 22
A new Electric Vehicle Experience (EVX) Ownership Study by JD Power shows that electric car owners will not go back to gas, but brand loyalty is a bit more “fickle.”
Tesla is enjoying a strong lead in EV experience.
Electric cars Stories January 1
It’s a new year, and we’re taking a look at what 2021 might hold for electric pickup trucks, electric cars, higher volumes, and more.
Electric cars Stories December 21, 2020
A new US survey shows that interest in electric vehicles is increasing, but the expected massive shift in consumer thinking has yet to happen in the United States.
Electric cars Stories December 15, 2020
Electric vehicle sales are currently surging in Europe with market share reaching new records in several countries.
They are doing it with electric cars that are not available in North America.
Electric cars Stories November 25, 2020
Electric cars Stories September 29, 2020
President Donald Trump claimed support for electric cars during the presidential debate with former Vice President Joe Biden and appeared to take credit for the federal EV tax credit implemented during the Obama administration.
Electric cars Stories April 24, 2020
On Earth Day, a documentary entitled “Planet of the Humans” appeared on Michael Moore’s YouTube channel. You might expect a film from the acclaimed rabble-rousing film director, who served as executive producer, to champion the cause of clean-energy technology and electric vehicles. Instead, the movie characterizes solar and wind energy as a sell-out to corporate America. And EVs are just a means for utility companies to burn more coal.
Electric cars Stories February 28, 2020
The bubble car is back, thanks to the upcoming all-electric Microlino. And now we’re getting word that the adorable little EV is getting a fun little electric scooter sidekick as well.
Electric cars Stories October 25, 2019
Chuck Schumer, the senate’s Democratic minority leader, has announced a new $462 billion electric car incentive plan that they want to push if elected. expand full story
Electric cars Stories September 14, 2019
- 2019 could feature some of the most extreme weather in 20 years. And yes, climate change is a major catalyst.
- The UN says that the climate crisis is the greatest threat ever to human rights.
- Why are hurricanes getting stronger? Three reasons.
- British farmers say we don’t need to stop consuming beef to address the climate crisis.
- And more…
Electric cars Stories August 28, 2019
California, which is seen as the leader in electric vehicle adoption in the US, is still nowhere near its goal to have 5 million zero-emission vehicles on the road by the end of the next decade. expand full story
Electric cars Stories July 31, 2019
A big part of the general public still doesn’t see all-electric cars as a viable option for their next vehicle.
JD Power confirms that in a new study and shows that there are still a lot of improvements to be made on the consumer education front when it comes to EVs. expand full story
Electric cars Stories July 15, 2019
Most markets are starting to require electric vehicles to make a sound at lower speeds to prevent pedestrian accidents, and Mercedes-Benz is now demonstrating the pedestrian sound for its EQC electric SUV. expand full story
Electric cars Stories July 11, 2019
A new report envisions a number of energy scenarios for the UK as it aims for net zero emissions by 2050, and one future path involves using 35 million electric cars to store a large amount of renewable energy.
Electric cars Stories June 26, 2019
A barely-disguised Arnold Schwarzenegger touts the “benefits” of gasoline to customers who are interested in electric cars in a fun new ad that aims to increase electric vehicle adoption. But for many EV buyers, the anti-selling EV tactics used by car salesmen might hit too close to home.
Electric cars Stories May 24, 2019
A promising electric car-sharing program in a UK town only lasted a few months, as the EVs quickly became a target for vandals who caused “exceptional levels of damage” to the cars.
Electric cars Stories April 22, 2019
Electric vehicle detractors are rejoicing after a new study from the Munich-based IFO Institute for Economic Research is claiming electric cars are dirtier than diesel, but the study is already being debunked for being extremely flawed. expand full story
Electric cars Stories February 7, 2019
AAA research released a new study about the effect of temperature on electric vehicle range and they claim that the average electric car range drops “41 percent at 20°F and when the HVAC system is used to heat the inside of the vehicle.”
Tesla disputes the claims saying that data from their own fleet of vehicles show that the decrease is not “anywhere near” what AAA is reporting. expand full story
Electric cars Stories August 4, 2018
I have been reporting on electric cars full-time for the past 3 years now. Over 5,200 articles later, I am frustrated by the number of articles I wrote about vehicles you still can’t buy today.
But I think that will change in the next 2 years.
We now know of dozens of electric vehicle programs coming to market in the next few years and we believe they will change the auto industry forever.
Here we take a quick look at the 5 most exciting new electric cars you can buy in the next 2 years. expand full story
Electric cars Stories June 5, 2018
Texas is bringing back its electric vehicle incentive program which offers a $2,500 discount at the purchase of all-electric, plug-in hybrid, and fuel cell vehicles after a 3-year hiatus. With the federal tax credit, it can add up to $10,000 in incentive on a new EV.
But a lot of EV buyers will be left out of the program since Tesla vehicles are still not eligible. expand full story
The German automotive labor unions have been fearing the electric revolution for a while now – claiming that it could lead to job losses.
They have now released a new study that claims that 75,000 jobs could be lost as the industry switches to electric vehicles. expand full story
Electric cars Stories May 28, 2018
Norway’s electric vehicle adoption rate is so far ahead of most countries that it gives us glimpses into the future of bigger markets – sometimes even decades ahead of time.
Now it is starting to show signs of demand for gasoline and diesel slowing down as electric vehicles are taking over. expand full story
Electric cars Stories April 2, 2018
As it was expected for the better part of the last year since automakers have been pushing for it and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) wasn’t expected to hold its ground under the Trump administration, EPA head Scott Pruitt finally confirmed that they plan to lower the fuel consumption standards – allowing automakers to sell more polluting cars. expand full story
Electric cars Stories December 27, 2017
After announcing the implementation of its zero-emission vehicle mandate, which will start in 2019, China now has also agreed to extend its electric car rebate until the end of the decade. expand full story
Electric cars Stories November 22, 2017
The UK has some good momentum for electric vehicle adoption and they are trying to keep it.
This week, the government unveiled their Autumn budget and it includes an important investment to support the adoption of electric vehicles. expand full story
Electric cars Stories November 2, 2017
Ever since the election of Donald Trump, electric vehicle enthusiasts feared the possibility of the federal government slashing the $7,500 federal tax credit given at the purchase of a new battery-powered car.
Now those fears are coming closer to reality as reports suggest that the program has been removed as part of the new House tax bill. expand full story
Electric cars Stories November 1, 2017
A new study has tried to address two of the main concerns over the environmental impact of electric vehicles versus gas-powered cars: namely the emissions from electricity generation to power the EVs and the impact of mining raw materials.
The main takeaway is that even electric cars powered by electricity generated by the dirtiest fossil fuel sources, like coal, still emit fewer emissions than diesel cars. expand full story
Electric cars Stories October 18, 2017
Can you imagine a whole brigade of all-electric Abrams tanks powered by those new ‘Solar farm in a box’ systems being deployed in combat zones? We are not quite there yet, but the US Army is apparently aware that it is a likely possibility due to their long-standing close links with the auto industry, which is currently in an important electric transition. expand full story
Electric cars Stories October 12, 2017
With all the planned bans on petrol and diesel cars announced lately, we are starting to witness different levels of government and jurisdictions outdoing themselves. For example, Scotland announced a phase-out of new petrol and diesel cars by 2032 while the UK is aiming for 2040.
Now Paris announces that it is only going to allow electric cars as soon as 2030 ahead of France’s 2040 goal. expand full story
Electric cars Stories October 11, 2017
Ireland’s Minister of Finance, Paschal Luke Donohoe, introduced this week a new measure to accelerate the deployment of electric cars in the country through businesses in their new budget.
The government will give tax breaks over one year for electric vehicles used as company cars. expand full story
Electric cars Stories October 10, 2017
Today, the new Dutch government presented its detailed plan for the coming years and it includes making all new cars emission-free by 2030 – virtually banning petrol- and diesel-powered cars in favor of battery-powered vehicles. expand full story
Electric cars Stories October 9, 2017
In a time where a surprising number of major automakers are announcing that they believe electric cars are the future of the auto industry, we are still seeing them complaining about, and in some cases lobbying against, the fuel emission standards.
Now trade groups representing virtually the entire auto industry are again putting pressure on U.S. regulators to weaken rules that would force them to produce more electric cars. expand full story
Electric cars Stories September 28, 2017
As we previously reported, virtually all automakers (except for Tesla) have asked China to slow down their electric car mandate.
Today, the Chinese government announced that they are delaying the implementation of the mandate by a year, but it’s not to say that the auto industry lobbying had its way entirely. expand full story
Electric cars Stories September 26, 2017
California and its Air Resources Board have long been perceived as leaders in the fight against climate change and especially in the adoption of electric cars.
But several other countries have since been more aggressive and announced upcoming bans on sales of new gas and diesel-powered cars.
Now California’s government is reportedly considering the same drastic initiative. expand full story