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2016 Electric Vehicle Sales Soar: Jumping 80 Percent Over Previous December and 37 Percent Over 2015

Gina Coplon-Newfield | Posted 01.05.2017 | Green
Gina Coplon-Newfield

Photo Credit: Mary Lunetta, taken at the San Diego, CA National Drive Electric Week Event in Sept, 2016. This past December brought in the highest e...

New Data Shows Auto Industry Failing to Advertise Electric Cars

Gina Coplon-Newfield | Posted 12.19.2016 | Green
Gina Coplon-Newfield

In the past month, how many car advertisements have you seen? I've seen a lot, and I don't know about you, but I'm excited to drive fast on forested r...

Four Reasons why the Trump administration should not doubt the Chinese commitment to the Paris Climate agreement

Jules Kortenhorst | Posted 12.15.2016 | Green
Jules Kortenhorst

There is no doubt that China remains firmly committed to accelerate its energy transition. Thus for the new administration, the question looms whether it will surrender U.S. leadership not just in climate change diplomacy but also in the energy businesses of the future.

7 Things to Know About Billions in VW Clean Transportation Funds

Gina Coplon-Newfield | Posted 12.12.2016 | Green
Gina Coplon-Newfield

This post was co authored by Katherine Clements, a Legal Assistant with Sierra Club's Environmental Law Program. From 2009 to 2015, Volkswagen sold ...

Volkswagen Moving Us Backward Again?

Gina Coplon-Newfield | Posted 11.22.2016 | Green
Gina Coplon-Newfield

Photo Credit: Sierra Club When the election votes were barely tallied, the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers representing most automakers that sel...

A Just Transition To Defeat The Populist Politicians

We Mean Business | Posted 11.08.2016 | Green
We Mean Business

We recently came across the story of Ed Woolsey, a fifth-generation farmer from Iowa. In recent years his crop has changed radically. "Before, I raise...

Could Electric Vehicle Owners Prevent a Future Donald Trump?

Justin Guay | Posted 10.24.2016 | Politics
Justin Guay

That's why it's vitally important we build new political constituencies as a part of the clean energy transition. Because the effort to halt climate change doesn't end when we swap out coal plants for solar and wind farms or gas guzzlers for electric vehicles.

Uncovering the Full Potential of Electric Vehicles in China

Barbara A. Finamore | Posted 10.03.2016 | Green
Barbara A. Finamore

Across the world, electric vehicles (EVs) are increasingly recognized as one of the greenest choices for personal transportation, and for good reason:...

Hundreds of Thousands of People Plugged into National Drive Electric Week

Gina Coplon-Newfield | Posted 09.26.2016 | Green
Gina Coplon-Newfield

Plug-in electric vehicle (EV) sales have jumped 29 percent in the United States in the first several months of 2016 over last year -- and a whopping 4...

Move Beyond 'Dieselgate' At National Drive Electric Week

Gina Coplon-Newfield | Posted 09.09.2016 | Green
Gina Coplon-Newfield

Have you ever thought about switching to an electric vehicle (EV)? Duped drivers of so-called "clean diesel" Volkswagen cars in particular may be in the market.

Auto Industry Needs To Make It Easier To Shop For Electric Cars -- Here's How

Gina Coplon-Newfield | Posted 08.15.2016 | Green
Gina Coplon-Newfield

Electric vehicles (EVs) are cleaner, greener, and more fun to drive. Different mileage ranges, prices, and car types abound with about 30 plug-in electric sports cars, SUVs, and sedans now available from Chevrolet, Nissan, BMW, Ford, Tesla, and many other automakers.

White House Announces EV Initiative To Promote Charging Choice

Anne Smart | Posted 08.02.2016 | Green
Anne Smart

Consensus around a national direction for EV charging could be a game changer.

Oregon Law Protects EV Charging Choice

Anne Smart | Posted 03.10.2017 | Green
Anne Smart

In my experience in energy politics, I've seen many attempts around the country to undermine customer choice when it comes to new clean energy technology. Net metering advocates fought to defend solar choice.

Volkswagen Diesels Cheated Us. Here's How VW Should Pay.

Dan Becker and James Gerstenzang | Posted 06.21.2016 | Green
Dan Becker and James Gerstenzang

The sun is finally setting on the days when Volkswagen and other automakers could disregard emission standards. Here's how we can make sure it happens.

In the Move to Robot Vehicles, the Enemy Is Us

Carl Nettleton | Posted 06.13.2016 | Technology
Carl Nettleton

Driving on today's roadways jammed with automobiles, it is easy to understand the challenges of integrating automated vehicles into the flow of traffi...

Norway Might Try To Ban Gas-Powered Cars

The Huffington Post | Casey Williams | Posted 06.14.2016 | Green

Norway might try to leave gasoline in the dust. The Scandinavian country's four major political parties reportedly agreed last week to ban the sale o...

It's Time to Rev Up EVs

Gina Coplon-Newfield | Posted 05.03.2017 | Green
Gina Coplon-Newfield

There are now about 425,000 plug-in electric vehicles (EVs) on roads across the nation. It's no surprise why -- EVs are cleaner, cheaper and more efficient than their gasoline-fueled counterparts.

The Vehicle Of The Future Isn't An Electric Car

The Huffington Post | Damon Beres | Posted 04.25.2016 | Technology

We all want to imagine that the vehicle of the future is a solar-powered flying car or -- why not? -- a teleportation pad that beams us up to the moth...

Support Grows for Electric Car Consumer Rebate in New York

Gina Coplon-Newfield | Posted 03.26.2017 | Green
Gina Coplon-Newfield

As SUVs were gaining momentum in 1998, the Sierra Club issued a press release condemning "greenwashing" by General Motors for using a loophole to meet the federal CAFE standards. This week, the two are working together supporting electric vehicle consumer incentives in New York.

Will Tesla's New S3X Symbol Take Us to Paradise?

Anna Clark | Posted 03.22.2017 | Business
Anna Clark

Starting on March 31st, green luxury is about to get more accessible with the unveiling of the long-awaited Tesla Model 3. This car-buying conundrum leaves me wondering about the latest options for buyers interested in good-looking yet affordable eco-friendly vehicles.

Electric Vehicles Could Soon Reduce Oil Demand By 13 Million Barrels Per Day

Nick Cunningham | Posted 03.01.2017 | Business
Nick Cunningham

Electric cars could upend oil markets much sooner than everyone thinks. According to a new report from Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF), the rapid...

How driverless vehicles will redefine mobility and change car culture

The Conversation US | Posted 02.28.2017 | Technology
The Conversation US

Andrew J. Hoffman, University of Michigan My grandmother, Christine Johanna Hoffman, was born in 1894 and died in 1990. In the course of her lifetime...

You Know Electric Cars Are Poised to Take Off When the Koch Brothers Plan the Technology's Demise

Gina Coplon-Newfield | Posted 02.26.2017 | Green
Gina Coplon-Newfield

Many groups are gearing up to face off with Koch-funded front groups. But as the Union of Concerned Scientists recently pointed out, the planned Koch anti-EV campaign may in fact bring more attention toward electric vehicles and their many benefits.

Kochs Plotting Multi-Million-Dollar Assault On Electric Vehicles

The Huffington Post | Peter H. Stone | Posted 02.19.2016 | Politics

The oil and gas industry may have thought it had killed the electric car, but sales -- boosted by generous government subsidies -- rose dramatically b...

Caltech Enters Electric Vehicle Racing

Soren Petersen | Posted 02.15.2017 | Education
Soren Petersen

The world of transportation is now experiencing a renaissance as gas-guzzling vehicles are supplanted with alternative fuel sources. One way of accelerating the development of breakthrough innovations is by experimenting with and testing new technologies in racing.