Future EVs: Every Electric Vehicle Coming Soon

So many options that it may become hard to decide! It could come down to price, battery range, or maybe just simple availability! With the nation soon to be scrambling to get in on the EV party, wait lists for entry could be very, very long! These EVs are in various stages from concept to…

Join the 3rd session of the AARP / JCOS 5-part ‘Carbon Footprint’ series! Wednesday, April 6

‘Reducing Our Carbon Footprint‘ is a five-part webinar series led by the Juneau Commission on Sustainability and AARP Alaska Community Action Team volunteers. The series focuses on steps that people can take to reduce their carbon footprint and build climate-resilient communities. The next webinar installment “We’re Runnin’ on Rain – Exploring Electrified Transportation” is Wednesday,…

The Year of the Electric Pickup

It’s shaping up to be the year of the electric pickup truck. Both the Rivian R1T and GMC Hummer EV are now reaching paying customers, and the Ford F-150 Lightning is entering production this spring. Ford has so many reservations for it—200,000 at last count—that they’ve adjusted production targets from 40,000 to 150,000 units annually.  I’ve never really needed a truck, or…

The White House wants a robust electric vehicle charging network. Here’s the plan.

The Biden administration recently announced a multi-billion dollar plan to beef up the nation’s electric vehicle charging system. The White House has pledged $7.5 billion from a bipartisan infrastructure law to go toward improving and increasing the national charging network. The plan would create new public chargers both for local commuting and longer-distance traveling. The announcement comes…

Skagway works to pioneer one of the first electric ferry programs in the country

The Skagway Assembly passed a resolution that establishes an electric ferry pilot program. The resolution comes on the heels of a major announcement by the federal government that $250 million of the roughly $1 trillion federal infrastructure bill would be earmarked for such programs, with at least one of them in Alaska. Skagway’s ferry committee…

Electric Ford F-150! EV Game Changer?

$33,000 after rebate? Really? Ford sold nearly 800,000 F-series trucks in 2020. If they can convince truck-loving Americans that the electric 150 is really all that it appears to be, the market shift could rock the nation! Ford unveiled an electric version of its best-selling F-150 pickup truck Wednesday. Based on the specs released so…

Leaders Dedicate 1st Alaska Municipal Electric Bus

Juneau’s Capital Transit Begins Fleet Transition from Diesel to Electric Today, April 8, 2021, marks a milestone on Juneau’s journey towards a purely renewable energy future. State and local leaders, including Governor Dunleavy, Mayor Weldon, and Senator Kiehl, as well as dozens of committed city staff. non-profit leaders, and engaged local citizens, gathered at Capital…

Proterra Partners With Lighting eMotors for Commercial Electric Van!

It seems timely to post a news piece about Proterra. Tomorrow is the formal dedication of Juneau’s first municipal electric bus! Built by Proterra of California, Juneau new Capital Transit electric bus will be the first in the fleet to displace an aging diesel burner. Money will be saved, emissions will be saved, and Juneau…