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 […]
Old version of Converdant’s Prius inverter in the trunk of the Whitchurch’s Prius. Courtesy photo.
Barbara and Greg Whitchurch
Some of you may remember an amazing inverter kit from a New Hampshire company called Converdant, which consisted of a 2,500- or 5,000-watt inverter for the Prius. We bought the 2,500-watt version, which allowed us […]
Vermont Bike & Brew owner, Jonas Cole, enjoys a brew during one of his tours. Courtesy photo.
“When out-of-state visitors come in search of a ‘Vermont experience’ they’re chasing the best maple syrup, maple creemes, small-batch craft beer, locally roasted coffee, and fresh produce. And they want to enjoy it all […]
Tesla EV being charged by a Powerwall battery. Image: Tesla
Cars based on gasoline and diesel technology have been refined for over a hundred years, and their design and costs are projected to stay level or trend up. But, on the side, there is growing acceptance of global warming issues that combustion […]
The Ford Fusion performs well on a snowy road in Vermont. Courtesy photo.
Many recent car buyers are discovering the benefits of getting plug-in electric vehicles (EV), including:
They have great performance and are fun to drive; They are cleaner than gasoline options – even factoring in upstream emissions of electric generation; […]
2019 Charge Forward EV Relay, hosted by Drive Electric NH. Image: Drive Electric NH and Kate & Keith Photography
Driving habits certainly look much different than normal as adults and children alike transition to virtual work and school environments that leave the trusty family automobile in the driveway more often than not. […]
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 […]