The CBJ also received grant money from the FTA in the form of a low/no emissions grant. Juneau’s first electric bus should be arriving this year and one or two more are in the works with the second FTA no/low grant. The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority intends to add nearly 200 New Flyer hybrid buses…
This article is a great example illustrating the power of government incentive to push change. As California has shown, progress is possible. But, the potential of involvement of the federal government to move the needle cannot be understated. Source: Norway’s electric cars zip to new record: almost a third of all sales | Reuters
“It’s time to switch to electric school buses,” Matt Casale, report co-author and U.S. PIRG’s transportation campaign director, told Greentech Media in an interview. “Ninety-five percent of school buses in the United States still run on diesel. But we know there’s no safe level of exposure to diesel exhaust for children.”
Nissan’s all-electric hatch may soon get an optional bigger battery which should increase its value as well as its price. Source: 60-kWh Nissan LEAF Price Possibly Revealed In Dealer Documents
Source: Why You Will Love Electric Motoring Posted just in case you needed reminders of the many reasons to join the craze!
Rivian has kept a relatively low profile since the automotive startup with Midwestern roots launched in 2009. Those days are over. CEO and founder RJ Scaringe unveiled two all-electric vehicles this week at the LA Auto Show that boast some eye-popping battery ranges, as well as some noteworthy performance and capability features. Rivian kicked off…
If you’re a city like Anchorage, there are only so many resources you control that relate to energy usage. But a big one is the fleet of cars, trucks, buses, snowplows and lumbering red garbage trucks under local government control. Source: How much can a city like Anchorage cut down on carbon?
Volkswagen intends to invest 44 billion euros ($50 billion) in the electric and autonomous car technologies expected to reshape the industry — and said it would make battery-powered vehicles more accessible to mass-market auto buyers by selling its new I.D. compact for about what a Golf diesel costs. Read the full story here.
If you’re thinking of buying an electric car and ditching your stops at the fuel pumps, this article by Clean Technica may be just the right read for you!