Coverage of electric vehicle (EV) policy and use by government and consumers in the United States as jurisdictions increasingly incorporate electric cars, buses and other vehicles into government fleets to help meet climate change goals. Includes stories about electric vehicle infrastructure and battery development, hybrid vehicles, electric scooters and bikes.
With President Joe Biden’s Build Back Better legislation struggling to gain traction in Congress, supporters are touting the benefits of driving electric, a transition boosted by the large climate change-focused package.
With help from ESSER funds and state vouchers for zero-emissions vehicles, Modesto City Schools is replacing half its fleet with electric buses, estimating an annual savings of about $250,000 in fuel costs.
GILLIG and RR.AI have announced a partnership to develop driver assistance and autonomous operations features in next-gen electric buses, hoping to both expand and develop tomorrow’s transit vehicle market.
Three pilot projects using small electric shuttles in Austin, Texas, neighborhoods demonstrated various uses for the vehicles, which can provide last-mile service to transit as well as make transportation more equitable.
Plus, Seoul, South Korea, plans virtual reality for government services as part of a "metaverse," Nissan invests billions in electric vehicle development and Intel's first computer chip turns 50.
A proposal from state Rep. Robyn Gabel would require that new and renovated commercial and residential buildings have the physical capacity to support electric vehicle charging stations.
In a partnership with Illinois, Wisconsin and Indiana, Michigan will create an electric vehicle circuit around Lake Michigan. The roughly $4 million project aims to help ease EV owners’ “range anxiety.”
A new report by Otonomo took a look at how cities and states are (or aren't, more accurately) using connected vehicle data, finding that only a small fraction of transportation organizations use this data.
Answering Ford Motor Co.’s F-150 Lightning EV salvo, General Motors Co.’s Chevrolet let loose its first electric Silverado pickup truck Wednesday at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.
The automaker has rolled out Ford Pro Charging to make it easier to switch from internal combustion-powered commercial vehicles to electric ones that cut down on both emissions and costs.