Are you interested in learning more about electric vehicles? Drive Electric Vermont Acorn Energy Co-op and the Climate Economy Action Center of Addison County are hosting a free webinar about electric vehicles (EVs) Thursday, August 20, 2020 from 7:30 to 8:30 PM. Vermont’s incentive program offers up to $4,000 for an EV purchase, but […]
By Therese Langer, ACEEE Senior Fellow, Transportation
Freight transport is responsible for a large—and rising—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 is […]
The Whitchurches charge their Kia Niro electric vehicle during a long holiday trip. Courtesy photo
Barb and Greg Whitchurch
In January we took our new Kia Niro electric vehicle (EV) from our home in Middlesex, VT to see family in Sackville, New Brunswick. The car is rated at 240 mpc (miles per charge) and […]
Live Green or Die
Participants at the Formula Hybrid competition in 2019 at the speedway in Loudon, NH.
Ever wonder where the big car companies’ expert electric drivetrain and battery engineers come from? Well, if they intend to change their product lines, the big car companies will have to. There are not […]
Ellen, Surpasses Expectations
Ellen. Erik Christensen. Wikimedia Commons (https://bit.ly/3ee5UbW).
The all-electric ferry boat, Ellen, has surpassed all expectations on performance during a trial year in Denmark. On a route that is eleven nautical miles each way, Ellen has been found to operate at double the efficiency of a boat powered by fossil fuels, and […]
COVID-safe e-biking at Hanover Adventure Tours. Courtesy image.
There is a new business in Norwich, Vermont, Hanover Adventure Tours (HAT), with a focus on e-bikes for sale, rental, and tours. Robert Chambers is the owner and founder of HAT. The general manager is Chip Homeier, and Jayne Trailer is the sales manager, […]
The arrival of COVID-19 across the world has led to massive reductions in vehicle use due to travel restrictions enacted to minimize the spread of the virus. In the midst of the current upheaval, many individuals have discovered opportunities to rediscover their local communities. Municipalities have taken unprecedented steps to close off streets […]
A New Green Offering from Two Worker-Owned Companies
Launch of the Vermont Solar Carport. Images courtesy of TimberHomes Vermont.
Responding to policy makers’ push to more deeply integrate renewable energy into homes, businesses, and transportation, Catamount Solar and TimberHomes Vermont announced that they are teaming up to offer the Vermont Solar Carport. A marriage […]
A cutaway of an electric vehicle. Image: Department of Energy.
Randolph Bryan, NH Resident, EV Enthusiast 12 February 2020
The New Hampshire Public Utilities Commission (NH PUC) is soliciting comments on the state’s Electric Vehicle (EV) adoption policies as specified in SB-575-FN, enacted in 2018. Objectives should focus on Rate Design Standards for EV […]
Equipped with an extended-range battery and rear-wheel drive, Mustang Mach-E has a targeted EPA-estimated 300 miles of range. Images: ford.com
An Electric Mustang!
Greg and Barb Whitchurch
Ahh, the Ford Mustang. A roar from the engine, belching exhaust, spinning tires, clouds of smoke, gasps of fear and excitement from the crowd, the smell of […]