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40% Growth? The Latest Electric Vehicle Sales Numbers Look Good

, Kendall Science Fellow

US electric vehicle (EV) sales are up 45% for the twelve-month period from July 2016 through June 2017, compared to the prior twelve-month period. What does that mean for the future? Read more >

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How the Oregon Rebate for Electric Cars Works

, senior policy analyst, Clean Vehicles

The rebate for electric cars in Oregon can save drivers up to $10K, or even more on their next purchase. Find out how to get the rebate, and how it works. Read more >

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Tesla Model 3 vs. Chevy Bolt? What You Need to Know Before Buying an Electric Car

, senior policy analyst, Clean Vehicles

It’s 90 degrees here in our nation’s capital but it might feel like the winter holiday season to those who reserved a Tesla Model 3. Expected to have a 215-mile range and sticker price of $35,000 (or $27,500 after the federal tax credit), the Model 3 will compete with the similar spec’d Chevy Bolt for the prize of cornering the early majority of electric vehicle owners. Assuming you’re already sold on the benefits of driving on electricity, here are a couple tips for you to consider if you’re prepping for an electric vehicle. Read more >

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An Important Step to Clean Air and More Equitable Communities in Los Angeles

, vehicles analyst

Tomorrow, LA Metro, the second largest transit fleet in the United States, will decide what types of buses to purchase through 2030. The decision will impact Los Angeles’ efforts to clean the air, fight climate change, and expand economic opportunity. We applaud the proposal put forward by Metro staff last week to transition the entire fleet to zero-emission vehicles. Read more >

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Looking towards Boston from Spectacle Island.

Wind Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow

, Kendall Science Fellow

Young by global standards, Boston is still one of the oldest cities in the United States. It has a fascinating and well-preserved history, with monuments, museums, and plaques everywhere you look. At the same time, it is a center of research and innovation, investigating the technologies that will shape our future. (Okay, I’m biased – I do love this city.) That dichotomy, respecting the past while looking towards the future, is also the story of wind power. Read more >

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