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.
Michigan and Indiana are in a contest of sorts. Both states want to become the first in the nation to have wireless charging infrastructure on a public road so that electric vehicles don't have to plug in for power.
Detroit will be one of three cities to launch autonomous delivery programs using Kiwibots. The small, electric devices will travel on city sidewalks and partner with businesses to explore automated deliveries.
As automakers increase production of electric vehicles, schools training future technicians will have to incorporate high-voltage wires, manufacturer specifics and autonomous driving systems into their curricula.
Volkswagen has established its U.S. beachhead in right-to-work Tennessee to build a new generation of electric vehicles starting with the ID.4 SUV. VW is investing $41 billion in electrification over the next five years.
The Whitby Autonomous Vehicle Electric project is a nearly 4-mile autonomous electric shuttle route in Whitby, Ontario. The project integrates with local public transit and smart city technologies in the region.
The Legislature approved SB 500, which would require that autonomous vehicles be emissions free by 2030, nudging an industry that has been clearly trending toward electric. The bill awaits the governor’s signature.
The Natural Resources Defense Council has announced three cities will receive grants as part of the Delivering Zero Emissions Communities program — a move toward 100 percent zero emissions commercial vehicles by 2030.
SWITCH Maritime is set to launch the Sea Change, a hydrogen fuel cell-powered electric ferry in the San Francisco Bay. The zero-emission vessel is designed to accommodate around 75 passengers.
In 11 instances, Tesla vehicles have crashed during "Autopilot" mode. As a result, two Democratic senators have asked the Federal Trade Commission to look into how Tesla is marketing this mode to customers.
By 2030, the Tennessee Valley Authority wants all of its passenger cars and half of its pickup and light cargo trucks to be electric vehicles. TVA's large trucks will remain gas-powered for the immediate future.