How Green Are Electric Vehicles?

In short: Very green. But plug-in cars still have environmental effects. Here’s a guide to the main issues and how they might be addressed.

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Farther, Faster and No Sweat: Bike-Sharing and the E-Bike Boom

Social-distancing, sustainability and accessibility helped accelerate e-biking during the pandemic, and the trend is showing up in urban bike-sharing programs.

#bicycles-and-bicycling, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #transit-systems, #travel-and-vacations

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Volvo Plans to Sell Only Electric Cars by 2030

It plans to convert its entire lineup to battery power by 2030, phasing out internal combustion engine vehicles faster than other automakers.

#automobiles, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #volvo-car-corp

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The City Where Cars Are Not Welcome

As automakers promise to get rid of internal combustion engines, Heidelberg is trying to get rid of autos.

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For Travel, a Sustainable Comeback?

From a newly certified Whale Heritage Site to scenic byways for electric cars, five new initiatives suggest the travel industry may be envisioning a more responsible future.

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In China, an Electric Car Maker Loses Money but Thinks Big

Nio can tap an extensive supply chain that Beijing has built to achieve its dream of dominating the manufacture of electric cars.

#automobiles, #batteries, #china, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #factories-and-manufacturing, #hefei-china, #nio, #politics-and-government, #start-ups, #william-li

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How To Buy an Electric Car

Even before G.M. announced it would work toward eliminating emissions from its vehicles, more automakers were putting E. V.s in their showrooms. Here’s a roundup.

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Auto Dinosaurs Show They’re Not Dead Yet

Daimler reported unexpectedly strong profits, underlining a rebound by traditional carmakers despite the pandemic.

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The Auto Industry Bets Its Future on Batteries

Carmakers, government agencies and investors are pouring money into battery research in a global race to profit from emission-free electric cars.

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Electric Cars, Cool. But When?

What we need to get to a future of energy-efficient cars.

#automobiles, #batteries, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles

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The Coming Technology Boom

Politics is grim but science is working.

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G.M.’s Profits From Trucks and S.U.V.s Fuel Its Electric Quest

The automaker earned more than $6 billion last year — money that it will plow into the development of electric and autonomous vehicles.

#automobiles, #barra-mary-t, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #company-reports, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #driverless-and-semiautonomous-vehicles, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #factories-and-manufacturing, #fuel-emissions-transportation, #general-motors, #north-america, #tesla-motors-inc

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Bitcoin and Dogecoin Are Boosted by Elon Musk

Bitcoin and even Dogecoin, which began as a playful experiment, are soaring in value as billionaires, companies and celebrities promote the digital currencies.

#bitcoin-currency, #celebrities, #computers-and-the-internet, #dogecoin-project, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #hedge-funds, #mobile-applications, #mobile-commerce-and-payments, #musk-elon, #snoop-dogg, #social-media, #tesla-motors-inc, #virtual-currency

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E.V.s Force Carmakers to Reinvent the Wheel, and Brakes, and Mirrors …

Building electric cars, and repairing them, will require a huge change for the industry and usher in a new automotive era.

#audi-division-of-volkswagen-ag, #automobile-service-and-charging-stations, #automobiles, #batteries, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #ford-motor-co, #general-motors

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After a Bruising Year, the Oil Industry Confronts a Diminished Future

Big oil companies lost billions in 2020 because of the pandemic and face broad questions about how they will adapt to climate change and regulations.

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G.M. and the Electric-Car Comeback

The end of the gasoline-powered car will transform the economy.

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G.M. Announcement Shakes Up U.S. Automakers’ Transition to Electric Cars

Every carmaker is trying to figure out how to make the leap before governments force it and Tesla and other start-ups lure away drivers.

#automobiles, #barra-mary-t, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #china, #dingell-deborah, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #environmental-protection-agency, #ford-motor-co, #fuel-efficiency, #fuel-emissions-transportation, #general-motors, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #tesla-motors-inc, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #volkswagen-ag

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Electric Cars Are Coming, and Fast. Is the Nation’s Grid Up to It?

GM’s decision this week to phase out gasoline vehicles is the latest in a major shift that will mean drastic new demands on electric utilities. Here are four things that will need to happen.

#automobiles, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #environment, #general-motors, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #infrastructure-public-works

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G.M. Wants to Make Electric Cars. China Dominates the Market.

With government support and lavish subsidies, Chinese companies have come to dominate the market for batteries, motors and other essentials Detroit may need for its new fleets.

#automobiles, #batteries, #china, #driverless-and-semiautonomous-vehicles, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #factories-and-manufacturing, #foxconn-technology, #general-motors, #international-trade-and-world-market, #lithium-metal, #politics-and-government

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G.M. Will Only Sell Zero-Emission Vehicles by 2035

The move, one of the most ambitious in the auto industry, is a piece of a broader plan by the company to become carbon neutral by 2040.

#automobiles, #barra-mary-t, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #fuel-emissions-transportation, #general-motors, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Tesla Has First Profitable Year, but Competition Is Growing

The company benefited from a jump in sales of electric cars in China and Europe, but its fourth quarter earnings fell short of Wall Street’s expectations.

#automobiles, #company-reports, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #tesla-motors-inc

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British Auto Industry Risks Slow Decline After Brexit

Lacking a strong domestic battery industry, Britain may be left behind by the shift to electric cars.

#batteries, #bayerische-motorenwerke-ag, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #european-union, #factories-and-manufacturing, #fiat-chrysler-automobiles-nv, #great-britain, #great-britain-withdrawal-from-eu-brexit, #honda-motor-co-ltd, #jaguar-land-rover, #lotus-cars-ltd, #mini-division-of-bayerische-motorenwerke-ag, #nissan-motor-co, #relocation-of-business

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Buttigieg’s Climate Promises: What Could He Actually Do?

The Transportation Department, which holds sway over planes, trains and automobiles, faces limits on how it spends money. Still, here are five possible steps.

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Is Rivian the Next Tesla? Investors Bet Big on Electric Truck Maker

Rivian, which has raised another $2.65 billion, plans to sell a pickup truck and S.U.V. it has worked on for more than a decade.

#amazon-com-inc, #automobiles, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #factories-and-manufacturing, #ford-motor-co, #michigan, #rivian-automotive-llc, #scaringe-r-j, #sports-utility-vehicles-and-light-trucks, #start-ups, #stocks-and-bonds, #tesla-motors-inc, #united-states, #venture-capital

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Tesla Might Finally Have Some Competition. From Ford.

Traditional automakers have struggled to sell electric cars. That could change as Ford, Volkswagen and others introduce new models.

#automobiles, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #ford-motor-co, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #rivian-automotive-llc, #sports-utility-vehicles-and-light-trucks, #tax-credits-deductions-and-exemptions, #tesla-motors-inc, #united-states, #volkswagen-ag

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An S.U.V.? Ferrari Sees the Writing on the Road

The Purosangue, whose details remain closely held, will be out next year. But the carmaker’s evolving lineup, too, points to a (slightly) more inclusive approach.

#antique-and-classic-cars, #automobiles, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #ferrari-spa, #sports-utility-vehicles-and-light-trucks

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The Pandemic Sank Auto Sales. Vaccines Could Bring Buyers Back.

Carmakers say new models should also help lift the industry in 2021, after a 15 percent decline in its slowest year since it recovered from the Great Recession.

#automobiles, #company-reports, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #general-motors, #shutdowns-institutional, #sports-utility-vehicles-and-light-trucks, #toyota-motor-corp, #united-states, #united-states-economy

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Tesla Says It Hit Goal of Delivering 500,000 Cars in 2020

The milestone seemed unreachable just three years ago and comes as Tesla has seen a string of profitable quarters and a buoyant stock.

#electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #factories-and-manufacturing, #musk-elon, #standardpoors-500-stock-index, #tesla-motors-inc

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German Automakers Are Charged Up and Ready to Take on Tesla

As Tesla completes a factory in Berlin, Mercedes-Benz and Audi are introducing electric cars in bids to defend their dominance of the luxury market.

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The Gospel of Hydrogen Power

Mike Strizki powers his house and cars with hydrogen he home-brews. He is using his retirement to evangelize for the planet-saving advantages of hydrogen batteries.

#batteries, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #energy-and-power, #hydrogen, #innovation

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Trump Threatens to Reject $900 Billion Stimulus

The president threatened to upend a hard-fought compromise, but he may not get what he wants.

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A Race to Become the Tesla of Delivery Trucks and Vans

Investors are betting that small companies like Workhorse will help popularize electric commercial vehicles. And Tesla aims to extend its reach.

#arrival-ltd, #automobiles, #delivery-services, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #factories-and-manufacturing, #lordstown-motors-corp, #rivian-automotive-llc, #start-ups, #stocks-and-bonds, #tesla-motors-inc, #vans, #workhorse-group-inc

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Tesla, Profitable at Last, Bulls Its Way Into the S&P 500

The electric-car maker will be the biggest addition in the history of the benchmark index. Will that settle down its swings?

#corporations, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #musk-elon, #records-and-achievements, #standardpoors-500-stock-index, #stocks-and-bonds, #tesla-motors-inc

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Bill Ford: ‘Our Family Name Is on the Line Every Day’

The chairman of Ford Motor and the great-grandson of Henry Ford is an elder statesman in an industry where C.E.O.s come and go.

#automobiles, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #ford-motor-co, #ford-henry, #ford-william-clay-jr, #infrastructure-public-works, #tesla-motors-inc

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Oil Refineries See Profit in Turning Kitchen Grease Into Diesel

Struggling energy companies are increasing the production of renewable diesel, which can reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #automobiles, #bioenergy-and-biofuels, #california, #cvr-energy, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #fuel-efficiency, #fuel-emissions-transportation, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #refineries, #restaurants, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government, #valero-energy-corporation, #waste-materials-and-disposal

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G.M. Scales Down Nikola Deal

A new agreement, supplying hydrogen fuel cell technology from General Motors, is less sweeping than the strategic partnership outlined in September.

#automobiles, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #general-motors, #hydrogen, #milton-trevor-1981, #nikola-motor-co, #trucks-and-trucking

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G.M. Drops Its Support for Trump Climate Rollbacks and Aligns With Biden

General Motors said it would no longer back President Trump’s lawsuit seeking to strip California of the power to set fuel economy standards.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #environment, #environmental-protection-agency, #fuel-efficiency, #general-motors, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Electric Scooters Are Now Legal in New York. But Are They Safe?

Fans of the devices say they are a cheap way to travel. But other New Yorkers view them as a nuisance or worry about the risks they pose.

#bird-rides-inc, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #limebike, #new-york-city, #revel-transit-inc, #shopping-and-retail, #thanksgiving-day, #transportation

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G.M. Accelerates Its Ambitions for Electric Vehicles

General Motors says it will increase its investment and model offerings over the next five years “to expedite the transition to E.V.s.”

#automobiles, #barra-mary-t, #batteries, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #general-motors, #parks-doug

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California Is Trying to Jump-Start the Hydrogen Economy

The fuel could play an important role in fighting climate change, but it has been slow to gain traction because of high costs.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #automobile-service-and-charging-stations, #automobiles, #batteries, #buses, #california, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #energy-and-power, #fuel-emissions-transportation, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #hydrogen, #hyundai-motor-co, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #royal-dutch-shell-plc, #toyota-motor-corp

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How VW’s Diesel Settlement Is Changing Fleets, From Schools to Seaports

A scandal led to a $2.9 billion trust fund for states to put cleaner vehicles on their roads. A lot of the money has gone to more diesel vehicles.

#air-pollution, #automobiles, #buses, #diesel-power, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #fuel-emissions-transportation, #government-contracts-and-procurement, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #trucks-and-trucking, #volkswagen-ag

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When One Car Has More Horsepower Than Churchill Downs

Muscle cars have fought for decades to be the brawniest. Now electric cars are pushing the envelope, past even 1,000 horsepower.

#electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #lucid-motors-inc, #luxury-goods-and-services, #rawlinson-peter-automotive-executive, #rimac-automobili, #rimac-mate

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An Electric Car With Swedish Roots, and a Rebellious Streak

The Polestar 2 inherits some classic Scandinavian design elements from its Volvo lineage, but aims to be a little more free spirited.

#automobiles, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #polestar-performance-ab, #volvo-car-corp

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How Green Is That Electric Car? And When It Hits 100 M.P.H.?

The Tesla Model S and the Porsche Taycan give environmentally conscious speedsters an outlet for their desires.

#automobiles, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #fuel-efficiency, #fuel-emissions-transportation, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #porsche-ag, #tesla-motors-inc

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Tesla Third-Quarter Auto Sales Surge

Tesla reported record deliveries in the third quarter as growing interest in electric vehicles and other cars boosted sales across the industry.

#austin-tex, #automobiles, #berlin-germany, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #factories-and-manufacturing, #fremont-calif, #general-motors, #musk-elon, #shanghai-china, #tesla-motors-inc

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Elon Musk Wants to Hack Your Brain

In a conversation with Kara Swisher, the billionaire entrepreneur talks space-faring civilization, battery-powered everything and computer chips in your skull.

#batteries, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #musk-elon, #tesla-motors-inc

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What to Know About Your Used Car

Sales of previously owned vehicles are booming, but many new owners may not realize what they’re in for in terms of upkeep.

#automobile-service-and-charging-stations, #automobiles, #carfax, #content-type-service, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #engines, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #used-cars

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California Plans to Ban Sales of New Gas-Powered Cars in 15 Years

The proposal would speed up the state’s efforts to fight global warming at a time when California is being battered by wildfires, heat waves and other consequences of climate change.

#automobiles, #california, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #environment, #fuel-emissions-transportation, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #newsom-gavin, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry

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Elon Musk Promises to Make a $25,000 Tesla (in 3 Years)

Tesla said it was working on advances that would lower the cost of batteries and increase their capacity to store energy.

#automobiles, #batteries, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #fremont-calif, #musk-elon, #stocks-and-bonds, #tesla-motors-inc

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The Age of Electric Cars Is Dawning Ahead of Schedule

Battery prices are dropping faster than expected. Analysts are moving up projections of when an electric vehicle won’t need government incentives to be cheaper than a gasoline model.

#automobiles, #baden-wurttemberg-germany, #batteries, #bayerische-motorenwerke-ag, #carnegie-mellon-university, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #energy-department, #environmental-protection-agency, #european-union, #factories-and-manufacturing, #ford-henry, #frankfurt-germany, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #hyundai-motor-co, #karlsruhe-institute-of-technology, #kelley-blue-book-co, #lucid-motors-inc, #musk-elon, #renault-sa, #sweden, #tesla-motors-inc, #volkswagen-ag, #wood-mackenzie-ltd

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