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Debut of the Rivian R1T pickup at the 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show, November 27, 2018

By 2021, all-electric trucks from eight manufacturers will hit the U.S. market

by Paul Lienert, Reuters Tesla CEO Elon Musk and his spacy Cybertruck have ignited a frenzy over electric pickups, and at least seven other U.S. automakers expect to build new battery-powered trucks by 2021. The question is who will buy them. Companies ranging from General Motors Co (GM.N) to startup Lordstown Motors Corp have said […]

With 10% penetration, EVs could shift all residential peak load to night, analysis of SoCal Ed finds

by Robert Walton, Utility Dive, October 17, 2019 Dive Brief: Electric vehicles have the potential to act as virtual power plants that can help utilities soak up midday renewable energy and discharge in the evenings to reduce peak load, according to a study from Jackson Associates released Wednesday. The analysis, based on 5,000 Southern California Edison (SCE) […]

Part of California’s power outage solution is sitting in half a million driveways

Last week, when PG&E shut off power to almost one million customers, many of us were left without heat, refrigeration, internet, light, and other essential functions for days. While some people fired up gas and diesel generators to bridge the power gap, these fossil fuel generators are no treat for neighbors with asthma and other […]

Watch an electric Ford F-150 pickup truck tow 1 million pounds

by Victor Tangermann, Futurism In a publicity stunt and impressive feat of strength, an all-electric Ford F-150 pickup truck just pulled a million pounds of enormous double-decker rail cars behind it for 1,000 feet — the length of 42 fossil-fuel-chugging F-150s. To hammer the point home, Ford then parked the 42 F-150s on the rail […]

California pushes back for EVs: proposed bill for no gas cars sold in US by 2040, ICE ban in state?

by Phil Dzikiy, Electrek As the Environmental Protection Agency prepares to introduce the final form of its proposal to freeze US fuel economy standards sometime in the near future, California is giving more indications of how it intends to fight the regulatory rollback. Late last week, California Rep. Mike Levin (D-CA) and Sen. Jeff Merkley […]

Democrats flesh out Green New Deal with bill to end sales of gas-burning cars by 2040

by Alexander C. Kaufman, Huffpost Just days after carbon dioxide concentrations in the atmosphere hit a level not seen in 800,000 years, Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) is proposing a bill to completely phase out new gas-burning cars by 2040. The legislation mandates zero-emissions vehicles to make up 50% of new sales by 2030, and ratchets […]

Utilities get into EVs in the heart of the auto industry

by Dan Gearino, InsideClimate News Utility companies are seeing opportunities to grow by getting into aspects of the electric vehicle business. My colleague James Bruggers wrote about this for ICN, focusing on Duke Energy’s announcement of a $76 million plan in North Carolina that’s largely about developing charging stations. The story mentions that utilities in […]

B.C. introduces law to require cars, trucks sold by 2040 be zero emission

by The Canadian Press All light-duty cars and trucks sold in British Columbia would have to be zero-emission by 2040 under legislation tabled Wednesday. Energy Minister Michelle Mungall says the Zero Emission Vehicles Act aims to fight climate change by phasing out gas-powered vehicles. She says the legislation would set target dates of 10 per […]

Tesla & Pasadena will cooperate to build largest fast charging facility in Western US

by Steve Hanley, Clean Technica Convergence. It’s what happens when two competing ideas begin to merge. For the past 7 years, Tesla has been going it alone when it comes to building charging infrastructure for the electric cars is produces. Its Supercharger locations were dedicated solely to Tesla drivers. If you drove a LEAF or […]

Plunging sales suggests end is nigh for fossil fuel cars in Australia

by Giles Parkinson, The Drive No 1: When asked, more than one third of Australians say that – given the chance – their next passenger vehicle purchase will be electric. More than two thirds think the shift to electric is inevitable. No 2: In the first two months of 2019, sales of new petrol and […]