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E-biking To and From Work in Rural VT Makes Sense

1,250 Miles and Counting

Bren and her dog, Rojas, heading to the office. Courtesy photo. The mural behind them is by Ethan Azarian.

Bren Alvarez’s story is a great example of how one can benefit by using an electric bike for transportation to and from work, as well as for errands […]

Can EV Charge-Site Operators Make Money?

EV Charing Station. Image: Wikimedia Commons

Randy Bryan

We keep hearing that there aren’t enough electric vehicle (EV) charging stations out there. Yet, the auto market is moving to electric drive, and the EV share of the market is growing at over a 30% rate. Why haven’t more entrepreneurs jumped into this car-charging space?

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Greener School Buses

EarthTalk® From the Editors of E – The Environmental Magazine

Research shows that replacing or retrofitting dirty old diesel school buses can reduce the pollution inhaled by students significantly and can even lead to better health and higher standardized test scores. Credit: madame.furie, FlickrCC.

Now that school is back in session, […]

Volkswagen Beetle Electric Retrofit

Volkswagen Beetle Electric Retrofit

If you have a classic Volkswagen (VW) Beetle sitting in your garage, it may have a new life ahead. VW announced it will make electric conversion units for those old bugs. The eBeetle (eKäfer, in German) will have a range of just over 120 miles and a top […]

Affordable Used Electric Cars – An Update

Used EV prices. Please click on the image to enlarge it.

David Roberts

Plug-in electric cars are often praised for their low cost of ownership. Electricity costs less than gasoline to run on, vehicle reliability is good, and competitive prices offer a compelling value. A bonus is these cars have a much […]

Indianapolis Has a Fleet of eBuses

BYD K11 bus. BYD courtesy image.

Early in September, a new bus route opened in Indianapolis. The Red Line is running thirteen BYD K11 buses. Indygo, the municipal transportation organization, has already ordered eighteen more BYD buses to be delivered by the end of the year. The BYD K11 series bus is a very […]

Electric Buses for the Upper Valley and Burlington

BYD e-bus in Copenhagen. Leif Jørgensen, Wikimedia Commons.

George Harvey

Many readers might recall an article that appeared in the June, 2017 issue of Green Energy Times, “Electric Bus Trials in Vermont and New Hampshire” (http://bit.ly/VT-NH-ebus-trial). That article reported tests at Advance Transit, which operates in the Upper Valley of Vermont and […]

It’s Electric-Time to Plug In for Drive Electric Week in Vermont

The week of Sep 14-Sep 22 is National Drive Electric Week. There are numerous Vermont events, so we are hoping you can attend an event near you to plug into the electric car evolution.

See the video of Vermont Lt. Governor David Zuckerman inviting you to attend Saturday’s Montpelier Drive Electric Day.

Sierra Club Lead […]

A User’s Guide for e-Assist Bikes

Dave Cohen on his Yuba Mundo cargo bike allowing him to ride with a watermelon and other goods. Courtesy photo.

David Cohen

Albert Einstein once commented, “I fear the day that technology will surpass human interaction.” The bicycle, with its inherent human physical and sensory engagement, may have been what Einstein contemplated as a […]

Incentivizing E-Bikes!

Dave Cohen

Vermont is one of the first states in the U.S. to offer rebate programs for e-bikes, e-cargo bikes and the installation of e-assist conversion kits. Due to a wise shift in the state’s renewable energy policy, both Green Mountain Power and the Burlington Electric Department are offering $200 rebates for purchases at […]