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Electric Vehicles

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.

Pittsburgh is slated to receive more than $1.5 million in state grant money for new electric vehicles, electric vehicle charging infrastructure and compressed natural gas trucks.
New rules governing big rigs in the state could keep trash trucks from going all electric until 2042. Many waste companies have put significant investment behind natural gas power over the past decade.
Ferries and other heavy equipment in Alabama, California and other locations are making the switch to electric power, as the maritime industry looks for ways to break away from fossil fuel propulsion.
Two fully electric buses will be operating on the streets of Flagstaff by mid-April, Mountain Line officials say. The switch to electric buses is expected to cut local emissions by 68 percent when complete.
Electric bus makers and other technology providers say they are ready to help school districts with grant applications and other planning details to ensure the fast and easy transition to e-buses.
Some manufacturers of electric vehicles are eliminating AM radios, one of the ways federal, state and local public safety officials communicate with the public about important information during emergencies.
The federal infrastructure package is making electric vehicle charging a reality — even in states with few registered EVs. In Montana, the need for this infrastructure is driven, in part, by tourism from other states.
The $1.8 million fire truck — to be housed at the new Station 7 facility — is being built and final delivery is expected by 2025. City officials are requesting federal funding to cover the full cost of the truck.
The zero-emission ferry is a first in the United States, powered entirely by hydrogen fuel cell technology. The vessel will begin taking passengers on rides along the San Francisco waterfront in late spring.
Between heat that pushed California’s electrical grid and winter storms that knocked out power to hundreds of thousands of people, it has become increasingly clear the state needs backup sources to keep the lights on.