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Will vehicle automation help or hurt the environment?

By Kate Doughty, Communications Assistant

Many of today’s cars are already available with connected and autonomous vehicle (CAV) technologies such as adaptive cruise control and automatic emergency braking. Testing of fully autonomous vehicles is underway in cities and states across the United States, including Arizona, Texas, and Wyoming. And 22 US states and Washington, DC, […]

Haven’t you wondered what electric vehicles are like up close?

Find your nearest Drive Electric Earth Day event!

Transportation is now the largest source of carbon emissions in the U.S. In celebration of Earth Day and the fact that we must transition transportation to be fossil fuel-free, Drive Electric Earth Day events will be showcasing the many shapes […]

Our Planetary Garage

Smog surrounding Los Angeles. Image: Wikimedia Commons

John Bos

Here’s a question: how dangerous is it to operate a gasoline engine in a closed garage? The answer is very dangerous, life-threatening in fact. The carbon monoxide emitted by the engine – your lawn mower or snow blower – can reduce the amount […]

Five Years of Pickup-SUV Ads, Really?

Randy Bryan

Sorry, this is an opinion piece. I can’t help myself. I’ve already seen one too many truck and sport utility vehicle (SUV) ads.

Seeing the spectacular rise of Tesla in 2018 has been tremendous. From a hopeful to a real player. They are starting to reach profit stage and redefining the industry. It […]

The Cheap Gas Station in Your Garage

Image: Flickr/Steve Jurvetson

What if you could go to a new gas station and fill up for 60 cents per gallon? How much would that save you and your family on fuel every month? Well, there’s no need to go to the gas station to get this great deal. Now, you can fuel up […]

Vermont Green Transportation Challenge Incentive Program for K-12 Schools

May 22 Deadline to Sign-up and Earn Points for a Chance to Win

Walk to School Day, Miller’s Run School, Sheffield, VT Credit: Soph Hall

Deb Sachs

Way to Go! to School, an award winning, incentive-based program encourages everyone to make smart travel choices to school (i.e., walk, bike, carpool and […]

Vermont Considers Regulating Electric Car Charging

PEV include both all-electric vehicles and plug-in hybrid vehicles. Sources: PEV registrations – U.S. Department of Energy analysis of IHS Automotive data. Population – U.S. Census Bureau, Population Estimates, Annual Estimates of the Resident Population. Courtesy: U.S. Department of Energy.David Roberts

Greater availability of new and used plug-in electric vehicle (EV) models combined with […]

End of the Year Recap and Proposals

New Hampshire’s 2018 National Drive Electric Week events. The biggest ever! Image: Jon Gundersen.

Randy Bryan

And while we are at year’s end, it is a good time to reflect on what we’ve accomplished and make plans for where we should go. Drive Electric NH (DE-NH) has had a busy year in our roles […]

AllEarth Rail Commuting Rolling Down the Rails of Vermont Soon

AllEarth Rail car. Photo: AllEarth Renewables.

George Harvey

There was a time when railroads provided most of the passenger transportation in the United States. The Great Depression dealt them a blow, and this was followed quickly by a second blow, as the county moved rapidly to automobiles after the Second World War. […]

Save Money – Drive Electric

David Roberts

Driving a plug-in electric vehicle (EV) is getting easier with the arrival of new longer range and more affordable options, including several offerings with all-wheel drive. Plug-in hybrids like the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV can run 20-plus miles on the battery and then continue running on gasoline for longer trips.

Plugging your ride brings […]