electric vehicles

Massachusetts is expanding its pathbreaking vehicle fleet electrification program

The Massachusetts Fleet Advisor program, which helps small businesses, nonprofits and municipalities transition to electric vehicles, recently received $5 million in federal funding.

How bullish are Americans on EVs? It depends on where the nearest charger is.

People who live closer to public electric vehicle chargers view the cars more positively, even when accounting for people’s party identification and the type of community they live in, a new analysis shows.

New York’s slow progress moving to EVs highlights obstacles cities face

While the city has struggled to build public chargers for electric vehicles, it has made strides in electrifying its own fleet.

States explore new incentives to lower the cost of EVs

Washington state became the latest state to roll out rebates for buying or leasing EVs this week, but other states are offering incentives to knock thousands of dollars off the cost of the vehicles, too.

Automakers get some breathing room in EPA air pollution rules

The Biden administration is still pushing for a major shift to electric vehicles by 2032, but many Republicans remain skeptical.

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Biden administration explores using Tesla-style tech in federally funded EV chargers

Most automakers have announced plans to use the industry leader’s standards, which would give them access to Tesla’s Supercharger network.

A gold star for EV Readiness: Chicago-area program prepares communities for electric vehicle adoption

The Chicago suburb University Park earned the second-highest score of a dozen municipalities participating in the first cohort of a Metropolitan Mayors Caucus program to boost electric vehicle adoption.

Biden administration announces $623 million in EV charging grants for state and local agencies

The grants, which come as part of the 2021 infrastructure law, are intended to ensure chargers are built in underserved or remote communities.

On the Agenda 2024: State and local issues to watch

Here are the 10 biggest challenges government leaders will confront in the new year.

Plans to install EV charging stations are about to run into an ugly wall of permitting and utility delays

COMMENTARY | We must overhaul dysfunctional municipal permitting systems and utility connection processes if we expect to install close to 7 million electric vehicle charging stations by 2035.

A huge EV factory is coming to west Tennessee. Here’s how locals are ensuring they benefit.

Communities are using an organizing tool intended for sports stadiums to bargain with energy transition projects for labor standards and affordable housing.

Michigan to transition the state’s fleet to zero emission vehicles by 2040

The conversion to ZEVs can help reduce gas and vehicle maintenance costs, reduce pollution and improve public health, some say.

A simple way to make electric cars more accessible: Share them

Car shares not only make electric vehicles more equitable, they reduce the number of vehicles on the road and the resources needed to decarbonize transport.

Under new state law, Texas will bill electric vehicle drivers an extra $200 a year

The new registration fee is meant to make up for the state’s lost revenue from gasoline taxes that are used to pay for road construction and maintenance.

Keep it simple, experts tell feds on planned mileage fee experiment

States have already tested different approaches for how to replace gas taxes, but a federal pilot program mandated by the 2021 infrastructure law would be the biggest yet.

In national race to build EV chargers, a few states emerge as big winners

State policy, the electric grid and business considerations can all determine how many public charging stations a state’s residents will see.

States could use federal money to add Tesla chargers

Kentucky, Texas and Washington might add extra plugs for the popular EVs, as several automakers indicated they would make cars with the same connections in coming years.

Biden’s EV charger rollout has begun. Will it deliver on environmental justice?

States are supposed to build EV charging stations while making sure their benefits reach disadvantaged communities. They’re off to a shaky start.

Eliminating the speedbumps in EV charging station buildout

COMMENTARY | Energy management as a service gives EV charging station operators cloud-based tools for remote asset management and will help ensure they have the data to comply with the government’s 97% station uptime requirement.

EVs rev up cybersecurity challenges

Without a meaningful way to secure and insure the electric-vehicle infrastructure, EV owners, charging stations and fleet managers are vulnerable to hackers.