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Will Your Next Car Be Electric?


By Randy Bryan, Drive Electric NH

I have talked a lot about the future of electric cars, but there’s a lot to be said about the immediate future, too. Namely, should your next car be a plug-in?

A recent national survey of car owners showed interest in buying an electric car increased […]

Here’s What Would Drive Even More Electric Buses into U.S. Cities


By Katie Fehrenbacher

The ski resort community that’s home to the Sundance Film Festival — Park City, Utah — is also the birthplace of something far geekier: a new business model for selling electric buses.

The tourist destination was the first community in the U.S. to buy a fleet of electric buses […]

Car Buyers Rank Fuel Economy as a Top Priority

By Reuven Sussman, ACEEE Senior Research Manager, Behavior and Human Dimensions Program

The Trump administration is expected to propose a rollback of greenhouse gas and fuel economy standards, based partly on the notion that Americans are not interested in efficient vehicles. However, a new study shows that American consumers consider fuel efficiency one of a […]

Eversource and NHEC Help Customers Save $3,000 on a Nissan Leaf

By Green Energy Times Staff

Two New England electric utilities are helping their customers buy new Nissan LEAF electric cars. Eversource, which operates in New Hampshire, Massachusetts, and Connecticut, is running its promotion through July 2, and the “New Hampshire Electric Co-op (NHEC) will run its promotion in New Hampshire until June 30.Both […]

What’s Happening with Electric Car Incentives?

By David Roberts

Plug-in electric vehicles (EVs) are much more efficient than gasoline and diesel-powered vehicles and can be powered by renewably generated electricity. EVs can help clean up transportation, one of our dirtiest energy sectors, and save money on gasoline and maintenance costs for owners. A range of federal and state policies and incentives […]

VW to Pay $6.5 Million to Consumers, State of Vermont in Settlement

Owners of Each Eligible Vehicle to Receive Up to $1,000

Attorney General T.J. Donovan has announced a $6.5 million settlement with Volkswagen and related entities Porsche and Audi. The settlement resolves alleged violations of Vermont’s consumer protection laws involving VW’s false advertising claims about so-called “Clean Diesel” cars and the diesel engine […]


Attorney General TJ Donovan announced today that Vermont has joined a coalition of 17 states and the District of Columbia in suing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to preserve the greenhouse gas emission standards currently in place for model year 2022-2025 vehicles. The standards save drivers money at the pump, reduce oil consumption, and […]

Concord Ready for 100 and New Hampshire Clean Transportation

Supporters of the Concord Ready for 100 proposal rallied in front of the state house in 2017. Image Catherine Corkery, NH Sierra Club.

By Randy Bryan

The Concord NH Energy Committee has recently taken up the cause of Sierra Club’s Ready for 100 campaign to get the city to commit to 100% renewable energy […]

Electric Vehicles Shown to Be Cheaper to Operate and Maintain than Fueled Ones

Recharging. Image: Wikimedia.

Many people know that driving an electric vehicle (EV) is good for the planet. But new UCS analysis has determined that American drivers can also save thousands of dollars in fuel and maintenance costs over the life of their cars by switching from a gasoline-powered vehicle to a new EV.

UCS […]

NH Electric Co-op Is First in State to Offer Off-Peak EV Charging Rate

Image: NHEC

To help its members realize the benefits of electric vehicle (EV) ownership, New Hampshire Electric Cooperative (NHEC) has become the first electric utility in the state to offer deeply discounted rates to members who charge their EVs during off-peak hours.

EV ownership is on the rise and most auto manufacturers are currently […]