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This tiny truck brings vaccine

This tiny truck brings vaccines to those who cannot travel easily

For people who may not have the option to travel to a medical center to get vaccinated, a company called Ayro has a solution: bring the vaccination to them via an electric vehicle equipped with an ultra-cold freezer. The vehicle is a modified version of the tiny food trucks you might see at a Read More...

National Parks are leading the

National Parks are leading the transition to all-electric federal fleets

The US government has announced plans to transition all federal fleet vehicles to electric models and what better place to start than the country’s most valuable natural spaces: National Parks.  Zion National Park has officially received a federal grant to transition all of its shuttle buses Read More...

General Motors will only produ

General Motors will only produce electric vehicles by 2035

America’s biggest automaker, General Motors (GM), has been rather slow in embracing electric vehicles. Of the 2.55 million vehicles sold last year by GM, only about 20,000 of those were electric vehicles. With that said, GM seems to be going all-in on electric after the automaker announced plans Read More...

EVs greatly outsold gas-powere

EVs greatly outsold gas-powered cars in Norway last year

Only when people start purchasing more electric vehicles than gas-powered ones can we truly say that the EV revolution is underway. Although the US still has a long way to go until that point is reached, there is one country where more than half of all cars sold are electric: Norway. According to Read More...

This autonomous tractor has no

This autonomous tractor has no tailpipe emissions

A traditional diesel-powered tractor will produce approximately 14-times more emissions than an ordinary car. This fact alone makes it clear that the farming industry needs a clean alternative to the conventional tractors of today. Enter Monarch Tractor, a California-based firm that has created an Read More...

Electric cars should be as che

Electric cars should be as cheap to produce as regular models by 2024

A key factor that is limiting the adoption of electric vehicles is that they are simply more expensive than their gas-powered counterparts. For instance, a new Volkswagen Golf will cost you about $26,000, whereas the automaker’s first mass-market electric car will cost you at least $39,000. The Read More...

Uber set to invest millions in

Uber set to invest millions in EV charging points in London

Uber wants its drivers to switch to electric cars. To persuade drivers in London, the ride-sharing giant has pledged to invest more than £5 million ($6.5 million) in public electric vehicle charging infrastructure. “Drivers consistently tell us that having reliable, accessible charging near Read More...

Diesel garbage trucks average

Diesel garbage trucks average 3 miles per gallon. It’s time to go electric

Last month, we featured a story out of New York City where new electric garbage trucks are being tested on the streets of Brooklyn to take the sound and smell of exhaust fumes out of the waste collection equation. The garbage truck in that story was Mack’s LR Electric, a greener take on the truck Read More...

Study: Electric vehicles reall

Study: Electric vehicles really are cheaper to own than gas-powered cars

A new study from Consumer Reports (CR) indicates that the most popular electric vehicles are less expensive to own over their lifespans when compared to the best gas cars in their respective classes. But while you might think the price difference comes down to fuel savings, there is another huge Read More...

Volvo repurposing old electric

Volvo repurposing old electric bus batteries for energy storage

While electric vehicles are certainly greener than their gas-guzzling counterparts, the environmental benefits of owning an electric car, go to waste if EV batteries aren’t properly disposed of or repurposed. Battery waste is toxic waste, and the more EVs are driven, the more used batteries we Read More...