Unless we share them, self-driving vehicles will just make traffic worse

Updated by David Roberts@drvoxdavid@vox.com A carbon-free, autonomous car is still a car; it still takes up space. After decades of relative stagnation, the world of transportation is on the cusp of multiple revolutions. The biggest three: Electrification:a shift from internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles to electric vehicles (EVs) Automation:a shift from human-piloted vehicles to automated vehicles […]

Center for Climate Protection partners with MCE and others for building efficiency optimization project

California Energy Commission “Local Government Challenge Grant” project receives highest score in its category On April 11th the Center received news that it had been awarded, along with its Project partners, $1.7M in funding for a project that will help the state achieve its greenhouse gas reduction goals and that aims to develop a replicable model […]

Tesla just passed GM to become America’s most valuable carmaker

by David Welch, Bloomberg Elon Musk’s Tesla Inc. surpassed General Motors Co. to become America’s most valuable carmaker, eclipsing a company whose well-being was once viewed as interdependent with the nation’s. A week after topping Ford Motor Co., Tesla climbed 3.3 percent Monday, lifting its market capitalization to $50.9 billion. The electric-car maker ended the […]

Tesla overtakes Ford in market value

by Levi Sumagaysay, Silicone Beat Tesla, the new American car company, has surpassed Ford — a pioneering American car company that’s 100 years older — in market value. Shares of Tesla are up sharply after the electric-vehicle maker on Sunday reported a record number of deliveries for the first quarter: 25,000 vehicles, up 69 percent […]

My Electrifying Journey — Or, how solar panels and an electric car is a feeling of empowerment

by Toby Cowan In 1980 I worked on a proposal for Residential Photovoltaic Applications for the Low-Cost Solar Array Project for the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena. Putting principles outlined in the project to work were at the core of the design of our home completed in 1985. We designed the house to take advantage […]

President Trump directs EPA to shelve vehicle fuel economy goals

by Press Democrat staff WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump directed the Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday to shelve aggressive vehicle fuel economy targets that have been a foundation for battles against climate change and harmful pollution in California and across the country. The move attacks one of the Obama administration’s signature achievements and dims the […]

Cities shop for $10 billion of electric cars to defy Trump

by Joe Ryan, Bloomberg L.A., New York among 30 cities seeking up to 114,000 vehicles Trump said planning to re-examine Obama fuel-economy standards Dozens of U.S. cities are willing to buy $10 billion of electric cars and trucks to show skeptical automakers there’s demand for low-emission vehicles, just as President Donald Trump seeks to review […]

California’s big three utilities submit proposals to increase access to EV infrastructure

by Tom Ewing, chargedevs.com January 20 was an important day for transportation electrification in California. That was the deadline for the state’s three major investor-owned utilities (IOUs) to submit applications for major upgrades to electric transportation infrastructure. California’s Senate Bill 350 (2015) requires the IOUs to establish programs that will increase “access to the use […]

California ARB to award up to $10M for zero- and near-zero emission school buses

A new program funded by proceeds from California’s cap-and-trade program aims to encourage the turnover of California’s school bus fleet to zero-emission and cleaner-burning school buses. The program, known as The Rural School Bus Pilot Project, is a partnership between the North Coast Unified Air Quality Management District (AQMD) and the California Air Resources Board. […]

Three converted Prius Plug-In Hybrids charging at San Francisco City Hall

62% Of Auto Execs Think EVs Will Fail Due To Infrastructure Challenges, KPMG Survey Finds

by James Ayre, Clean Technica A recent survey of 1,000 of the top automotive industry execs around the world taken as part of the 2017 KPMG Global Automotive Executive Study has revealed a number of very interesting new data points. One of which is the fact that 76% of those surveyed apparently agree that one […]