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EV Performance in Cold Weather

Winter driving can reduce EV range in a way comparable to lower gas mileage in an ICE vehicle. Preheating your EV while it is still plugged in can help reduce winter range loss. (Adobe Stock photo_222789774/teksomolika)

Wayne Michaud

A northern New England – north country winter scenario

It’s 15ºF out and […]

Vermont Adopts Rules for Cleaner Cars and Trucks State Joins Coast-to-Coast Movement to Adopt Zero-Emission Vehicle Regulations

Vermont Adopts Rules for Cleaner Cars and Trucks State Joins Coast-to-Coast Movement to Adopt Zero-Emission Vehicle Regulations

Vermont moved forward with two key regulations to address pollution from transportation in the state: the Advanced Clean Cars (ACC) II program and the Advanced Clean Trucks (ACT) regulation. The Legislative Committee on Administrative Rules held a […]

Clean Vehicle Federal Tax Credit: Important Changes and What You Need to Know

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Molly Passalacqua

On August 16th, President Biden signed into effect the Inflation Reduction Act. A major goal of this act is to combat global climate change by encouraging individuals to purchase “clean” vehicles, such as electric or plug-in hybrid, and moving production to North America.

If you are […]

Vermont’s New ‘Replace Your Ride’ Funds Clean Options for Transportation

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Under the Replace Your Ride program, incentives of $3,000 are available on a first-come, first-served basis to income-eligible Vermont residents who retire a working, high-polluting vehicle that is at least ten years old and switch to a new or used plug-in electric vehicle.

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Can the Electric Grid Handle Charging All Those EVs?

Proterra electric school bus. (Proterra image)

George Harvey

During the recent heatwave in California, grid authorities asked owners of electric vehicles (EVs) to delay charging them for a few hours to avoid additional demand at just the time when demand was highest. Ironically, this came only a few days after the […]

Electric Vehicle Revolution is Accelerating

The City of Lebanon, N.H. displayed its new Ford F-150 Lightning electric pickup truck, one of the first delivered in the country, at the Lebanon Farmers Market. (Credit: Sherry Boschert)

Sherry Boschert

Society’s transition to electric drive is picking up speed, judging by numerous regional projects related to electric vehicles (EVs).

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Vermont’s Opportunity to Ensure Accessible Electric Vehicles – for Consumers and Climate

Members of the Act on Climate Vermont Coalition

When it comes to getting where we all need to go – which often needs to be by car or truck in rural Vermont – the options for cleaner, more affordable vehicles are good. They are also about to get better with the advancement of […]

Reasons to Not Get an Electric Vehicle?

The Whitchurches charge their electric vehicle near Prince Edward Island, Canada. (Courtesy photo)

Greg Whitchurch

Why does an electric vehicle (EV) get better mileage in summer than in winter? Why does an EV lose range when driving fast on the Interstates as compared to slower on two-lane highways? Why does an […]

September 1, 2022: City of Lebanon’s Electric Pickup Truck Coming to Farmers Market

The City of Lebanon will take ownership of one of the first electric Ford F150 pickup trucks in the country this week. Bought locally from Lebanon Ford, this light-duty truck called the ‘Lightning’ has a range of 230 miles on a full charge, tows up to 7,700 pounds, acts as a backup generator when […]

Vermont’s Opportunity to Ensure Accessible Electric Vehicles – for Consumers and Climate

 

The following is a joint op-ed from Vermont Natural Resources Council, Vermont Conservation Voters, Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility, Conservation Law Foundation, Vermont Chapter of the Sierra Club, and Vermont Public Interest Research Group When it comes to getting where we all need to go – which often needs to be by car […]