City Efforts to Realize Low-Carbon, Equitable Transportation
Date and time: Thursday, December 10, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM ET
Transportation has replaced the power sector as the largest emitter of greenhouse gases (GHG) in the United States. Local governments and metropolitan regions play a critical role in maximizing this sector’s […]
Electric bus by Nuvve and Blue Bird. Nuvve image.
Nuvve Corporation is a green energy technology company based in San Diego that bills itself as a leader in vehicle-to-grid (V2G) technology. Blue Bird is America’s largest producer of school buses. Now, the two have entered into a partnership to bring America up-to-date, […]
What city has the biggest fleet of electric buses in North America? Toronto, of course!
The Canadian federal government is too smart to follow in the footsteps of the U.S. where the lack of federal leadership had been shown in recent years.
Toronto has received $140 million […]
Windham County (Vermont) Sheriff, based in Newfane, has purchased a Tesla Model 3 to replace one of the Department’s cruisers. Photo courtesy of Sheriff Mark Anderson.
The Vermont State Police, Vermont Department of Public Safety (DPS), Brattleboro Police Department (BPD), and Windham County Sheriff’s Office are all experimenting with electric or hybrid […]
Hydrogen-powered passenger train Image: Alstom.
Transportation is one of the most persistent sources of greenhouse gases (GHG) and one of the most difficult problems to solve. But recently some countries have been making strides, with both electric and hydrogen fuel-cell-powered mass transit.
In Europe, where most countries take their […]
First, happy holidays to all. I hope you have a wonderful time while staying safe and healthy.
Now onto electric vehicles (EVs). You’ve probably heard the statistic that 80% of EV charging will happen at home. Well, given the 150-350-mile range of most EVs, the 20-50-mile range of most plugin […]
Chevy Bolt. (Wikipedia)
Drive Electric Vermont has helped organize several virtual sessions on electric car purchasing and ownership over the past year. Here are answers to several of the most common questions that have come up during these discussions.
I live on a dirt road. Is the clearance too low on most […]
A super-fast charger was installed by SunCommon at Mad River Taste Place in Waitsfield, VT. It has a capacity of 62.5 kilowatts, which can charge many EVs in half an hour. The power for the EV charging station is provided from a community solar array. Image: Mad River Taste Place.
Waitsfield, Vermont, hosts new […]
Therese Langer, ACEEE Senior Fellow, Transportation
Freight transport is responsible for a large and increasing share of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions. Despite great strides in truck efficiency and the potential to transition to electric trucks in many applications, vehicle improvements are not enough to deliver a sustainable freight sector. We need a freight network that […]
More people are finding their way back to biking thanks to the Upper Valley eBike Library project.
Ebikes profoundly expand the range, carrying capacity (children and cargo), hill-climbing ease, and comfort of biking. Dave Cohen, director of VBike, says at least 15 people who tried one of the electric bikes on loan through the program […]