electric cars

How do we prepare for the “hockey stick growth” of the EV market?

By Saumya Jain The latest forecasts by Bloomberg show the current sales of electric vehicles increasing from 1 million worldwide, to 11 million in 2025, and then surging to 30 million in 2030. Many other forecasts come very close, and a recent report by the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Uber and Lyft look toward electric vehicles

By Brian Lutenegger Uber is testing new actions to help its drivers who use electric vehicles. The company says it wants to increase the number of electric vehicle trips it provides each year, as well as the charging infrastructure required to do this. Lyft is also looking to increase electric

Lessons for the U.S. from Norway’s success with electric vehicles

By Brian Lutenegger Norway is the world’s leader in electric vehicle adoption, and the country has set a goal to be 100 percent electric by 2025. But their experience with the transition to electric vehicles holds some lessons for other countries, including the U.S. Norway has the highest

Building the infrastructure for zero emissions and alternative fuel vehicles

By Mary Ebeling A variety of electric and alternative fuel vehicles are increasingly available to consumers, which should be good news for efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. However, adoption of these new, cleaner technologies is hampered by inadequate infrastructure needed to support

Building the market: Putting Zero-Emission Vehicles on the road

By Mary Ebeling We rarely give a second thought to the infrastructure of the humble gas station—its existence is taken for granted—but it took decades for the service station infrastructure to be built out, enabling longer- distance travel. As we enter an era where more drivers are

Pacific Coast Sun Trail may lessen California EV range anxiety

By Bill Holloway A planned network of electric vehicle charging stations along the California coast, from Eureka to Malibu, will make trips to scenic coastal areas more feasible for EV owners. As reported by the Press Democrat, Richard Sachen, the entrepreneur behind the plan, refers to it as the

California’s Zero Emission Vehicle credit program boosts Tesla Motors’ profit

By Chris Spahr Tesla Motors, Inc., the Palo Alto based electric vehicle maker, has taken full advantage of the credit system through California’s  Zero Emission Vehicle program to help post its first-ever profit at the start of this year. The ZEV program requires that automakers build a

Green fees? Oregon, Washington mull electric vehicle fees

From Stateline.org writer Josh Goodman: Both the Oregon and Washington legislatures are considering bills imposing fees on electric car owners, moves designed to make up for revenue that’s lost when drivers don’t pay gas taxes because they don’t use gas. The bills have key